Longshot A Dark Night In Munich | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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84
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268 Ratings
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Longshot A Dark Night In MunichLongshot A Dark Night In Munich
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AmericanGothic on 03-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
268
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JDVance742
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of dfillius
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Moderate pour yields 1.5 finger of pillowy, tight off-white head with great retention. Deep crimson liquid is crystal clear. Beautiful.
S: Metallic, bready, some molasses. Slight coffee
T: Slight sweet caramel up front followed by metallic general sweetness with some roasty edge. Kind of like an American Amber. Not terribly pleasant. Improves later in the pint. VZery bready, which is a positive.
M: Thick, chewy, a bit rough overall!
O: Fair, but not enjoyable for me. I would not buy again or order another.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: Best by August 2012
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Pours a 2cm head of dense, small, tan bubbles that has above average retention. Lacing is on the more numerous side of modest, with some large clumps resembling stalagmites. As the head descends, it leaves a thin cap atop the body of the beer. The body is a dark brown-amber color, with light bringing out brighter orange and brown tones. Body is transparent, with no residual yeast.

Aroma is fairly timid, of very light caramel malts and bread crusts; no real presence of European hops.

Front of palate features some roasted malts tempered by prune-like fruit esters and a modest caramel sweetness. Mid-palate has very slight bitterness, possibly from the roasted malt or hops, along with some caramel malt sweetness, a bit of bread crust, faint cocoa, and prunes. Back of palate has some modest, but notable, roasted malt, a hint of vanilla, caramel sweetness. Lingering aftertaste of slightly cloying sweetness and a bit of residual roasted malt.

Beer is medium-light in body, with low levels of carbonation, leading to a smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. What carbonation is there feels soft, and this moves across the palate rather easily. Closes semi-dry, with a slight bit of stickiness around the lips.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of MisterE
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brown with amber around the edges; big, crackling, soft brown head that has good retention

S - very malty; bread and caramel

T - caramel, doughy, light lager yeast

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated, crisp

This is a rather simple, one-dimensional lager but it stays true to the dunkel style. I was hoping for just a little something to cut the big malt character. It is very easy to drink and doesn't fatigue the palate at all. It has its merits. I can see how it made it into the Longshot six-pack.

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Photo of Bung
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Dark brown with a slightly reddish tint. Thin layer of off white sets atop.

Aroma, toasted malt and pecan. Chocolates.

Taste, toasted malt again. Chocolate covered peanut. A sweet brown sugar or molasses. Sweetness fades to more of a woody cocoa and tea finish.

Somewhere between light and medium bodied. Adequate carbonation. Drinks pretty easy. Maybe just a tad sweet, but all in all pretty nice.

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Photo of tubeyes
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet.

Pours very dark brown with a half finger of foam. Aroma is very sweet, crystal malts, some plum, and a hint of fruity esters.

First sip is quite malty, a touch of fruitiness, and finishes very sweet, but clean. This is a very pleasant pseudo-malt bomb. No real hops to speak of, but there is a bit of tropical fruit contribution from the yeast. Not the best head retention or lacing.

This is a solid, very drinkable beer. Perfect for those who don't enjoy hops or spicy yeast flavors... this is very approachable.

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Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of jlenik
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bscalt
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Bierman9
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as part of the Longshot 6-pack back in the spring, and had forgotten about the last 2 bottles of the Dunkel. Since I'll be in Munich in 2 weeks time, I opted to do this one up for #1500....

Started with a pour into a nonic glass...This one is a clear, deep, rich ruby/garnet hue. Head was a light beige, thin and fine, with ok lacing. Can see steady carbo bubbling up through the beautifully-colored brew. Head was some mildly sweet malts with some roastiness. Body is medium, and it is fairly smooth, having just some mild prickle on the tongue.

Flavor has some light sweetness, with a little caramel and a hint of toffee present as well. It is only mildly roasty, with the sweetness being a bit more evident. Hopping comes in with some floral, earthiness, which lingers a spell. Not a bad dunkel, all-in-all. Prosit!!

3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1500

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Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JackieTH
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

Poured a medium brown with a finger of light tan foam that faded, leaving minimal lacing. Smells of earthy malt, toffee and nuts. Taste is caramel malt, sweet, roasted elements coming in behind and a sense of doughiness and bread. Medium body, holds together. Mildly carbonated. Enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I got this as part of a mix & match 6pk at Madison East.

Pours a dark brown with an average lasting off-white head. Scent is mostly malts that are toasted and roasted with hints of cocoa. Taste is rich and refreshing. It is full of sweet, malty flavors and a mixture of spices. Great texture and drinkability with a sweet cocoa after taste. Very well made and very impressive for being a home brew winner.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle form a mixed Longshot box poured into a large wine glass. Pours a clear brown in color and crimson in the light with a fleeting cap of foam and minimal lacing.

Aroma is a bit stale and nondescript. A good swirl, early on, does throw forth some malt and some chocolate spice notes. Unfortunately the carbonation is a bit too mild to support this character for long, though does offer a nice aroma with aggressive agitation.

Flavor of light chocolate and spice, bit of sublte caramel and some watered down brown sugar notes. Bit subdued as for malt structure and complexity, and a bit thick in body for the style.

Overall an enjoyable brew that seems a bit at odds with the style. Interesting though non-traditional hop character, overly full feel and dense character, lacking that clean delivery I was expecting. Likely American Hop derived. A fence straddler for sure.

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Photo of riversider76
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a amber orange hue. Thin off white head, with some retention, and a bit of lace. Aroma is of malty chocolate, spice, and dark fruit. Body on the light side of medium with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is of rum rasin and chocolate. Nutey,spicey. Very nice.

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Photo of fank2788
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Deep dark brown with bright reddish orange highlights. The off white head starts out relatively thin and settles to a layer of fine bubbles. The smell is of dark bread, caramel, a bit of chocolate and maybe a touch of yeast. The taste is pretty good it starts out with the bread and dark caramel, coffee, nuts with again a significant chocolate malt as well. The malt is clearly dominant as hop bitterness is very restrained to nearly nonexistent. The finish of this beer is neutral with just a bit of lingering malt sweetness that does fade quickly, carbonation is moderate to high. Overall this is pretty good but with some room for improvement.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a warming ruby brown into my DFH glass. A billowing, three finger tan head floats... then gently disappears leaving behind a nice bit of lacing.

S- Sweet charred malts, notes of caramel, roasted nuts, subtle hints of coffee beans, licorice.

T- Sweet toasted dark malts. Some huge notes of toasted nuts... brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts. Nice toffee and bitter coffee bean flavors. No sence of any hops at all.

M- Really thin and wimpy. It has a decent black coffee bitterness, but not very slick. Just lies rather dull in your mouth.

O- A decent Dunkel. Really nice smell and taste, but its really lacking in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of RichD
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ToddT
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark garnet with a nice khaki head, the head fades slowly and leaves some nice lace on the glass.

S- Strong bready malts, toffee, and a floral hop note hiding in the back.

T- Very malt forward, bready and sweet. No real presence of hops but a bitter note from the roasted malt. Finish is sweet and a lot cleaner that what I was expecting given the sweetness of this.

M- Medium in body and carbonation. Again, I was surprised by the clean finish, although as it warms some sugars do begin to build up on the palate.

O- A decent Dunkle, but not as drinkable as I like, it's not the 5.9% ABV that takes away form the drinkability but rather the mouthfeel. It just feel too heavy for the style.

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Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ctwinne
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Longshot A Dark Night In Munich from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.72 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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