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

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84
good
268 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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
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Photo of Gmann
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear chocolate brown color with some amber highlights. The off-white head is short and wispy, settles into a light cap.

The aroma has the traditional doughy munich malt scent. There is some toasted notes to go with a touch of caramel. Not a particularly strong aroma.

The taste is slightly grainy and spicy. Some dark toast from the roasted malt. Light caramel sweetness and a subtle peppery spice. Refreshing but not big on flavor.

The feel is light and crisp. Despite the roasted notes, the feel is quite clean. Great balance and quite drinkable.

An extremely drinkable beer but kinda missed on the munich qualities. I taste the roasted malt but not much of the doughy flavors associated with the style.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of caverog
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jaxon53
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of cowboy83
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of WVUbrew
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of shoegueuze
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a very dark shade of brown with a puffy, two finger slightly offwhite head, but the beer is actually transparent despite it's darkness....impressive.

S- very spicy aroma...feels like I'm getting some holiday spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, etc? Interesting

T- it's....interesting, I guess you could say. Getting some of that spicy flavor, and not much else...eh

M- body is very thin IMO....almost like water

O- not my cup of tea. Not a bad beer, I just don't like it...it is what it is.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A-Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with reddish hues and a light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is very malty with caramel and faint hops.

T-The taste like the aroma is very malty with sweet caramel and a smooth moderately hopped finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, not bad. Definitely a beer that fans of malty beers will enjoy. Worth a try.

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Photo of dananabanana
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Translucent chestnut brown in color. 1-finger head with fairly strong lacing. Foam is off-white in color.

S: Vaguely sweet, but muddled. Hard to detect much of anything.

T: Definitely tastes like a darker, German beer. Faint traces of hops, apples, and a crusty dark loaf of bread.

M: Lightly carbonated. Surprisingly, it's refreshing for a darker beer.

O: Pretty decent offering from the Sam Adams Longshot pack. I think unfortunately, it's overshadowed by the other two beers in the six-pack, which are both excellent entries.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Longshot 2012 six-pack - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a dark garnet-hued body with a pint-sized, off-white head.

Smell: Largely smelling of thick bread crusts with caramel and sulphured molasses, though not particularly aromatic, with supporting notes of banana, raisin, spice, and wheat.

Taste: Molasses atop toasted bread crusts with a background hint of nutty melted caramel. Moderate sweetness. A tang of wheat develops as fruity hints of banana and plump raisins rolls in. Light hop character, light bitterness leaving some malty sweetness to remain on the smooth, semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I sure could go for an Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel right about now.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a wellington glass.

Appearance: Dark brown but not opaque, very light tan head is thick after a hard pour, let it sit for a solid minute turns to maybe a 1/4" at best.

Smell: Light light feel of hops, nothing to go crazy for.

Taste: This beer is a mix between your European pale ale that meets you brown ale. It is creamy not in texture but in taste and comes off nutty.

Mouth: Medium, I will give it that it has great after taste.

Overall: An easy drink, and even easier to like. I personally don't think it needs to be improved, it is your "everyday" beer if you know what I mean. Salud!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another thoughtful tick from drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is dark chestnut with russet highlights when held to the light. The head is light tan colored and leaves sparse lacing on the pint glass.

The aroma is mild, but I get faint whiffs of brown bread, biscuits, lager.

The flavor picks things up a bit, with some grain, bread, a touch of alcohol, and a dry finish. Some fruit and nut characters emerge as the beer warms.

Light in body and pretty smooth sailing, with a lingering lag presence. A touch of bitterness in the finishes adds balance.

Overall, this was ok.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. This appears a chesnut brown with good clarity. Thin head that dissappeared towanrd the end and did not lace. The aroma has some malt and hints of sweetness. The taste starts off with mild malt with hints of vanilla followed by a good bread finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Overall, this is an easy drinking and flavorful Dunkel Lager. The balance is great and the body is nice. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of oberon
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pourd one and a half bottles into a 1/2 liter stein a garnet hued chesnut brown with a thick tan colored head atop.Clean aromas with a little mineral and toasted grain,not much toastiness and/or sweetness.Firm toast on the palate with mild caramel sweetness,not doughy or very rich but it is easy drinking.A little delicate but it's a decent dunkel.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper color with and aggressive off white head.

Heavy on the bready malt smell, almost sourdough.

Bready malt taste with a little earth and grass notes.

Mouthfeel is soft and light on the carbonation.

A decent beer and a good homebrew.

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Photo of beagle75
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, reddish-brown color with over one finger of light beige foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Bread and caramel stand out. Lesser chocolate is fleeting. Generally medium-dark, but with too much fruit.

T: Begins off-dry, with malt that is refined and cola-like. Acidity is mild into the middle where flavors become drierand more roasty, peppery. Finish continues the drying trend; husky with a trace coffee edge.

M: Medium viscosity, oily suggesting lifelessness, with low carbonation.

D/O: Dunkels can sometimes hover indistinguishably near to their ale equivalents, but here the difference is not very difficult to detect. While its individual qualities are not particularly inspiring, they add up to a beer that is interesting, if not compelling. It seems to overshoot the intention of smoothness, ending up with a texture that is slippery yet tiresome.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark ruby-tinged copper colored body with about middling clarity. The three finger light tan colored head fades quickly, but leaves plenty of interspersed lacing on the glass.

S: Caramel, toffee, and toasted malts lead the way, with a solid noble aspect making itself known a bit later on. Not the strongest or most complex smell, but it works.

T: It's pretty simple here, toasted malts mixed with caramel, toffee, and hazelnut; finishing with a grassy, earthy note. Not very flavorful or heavy, but incredibly easy to drink, so I'll be a little kinder with the score. This would pair well with a Mexican dish, such as chicken enchiladas in mole sauce.

M: Lighter bodied with little dryness in the finish, and good carbonation. Can seem slightly watery at times.

O: Decent, but pretty nondescript. Luckily, it manages to have a superbly high drinkability factor, so it's good for those who don't want an extreme beer, or those who want something to go along with food. Even though this one is just pretty good, I'd like to think that the Longshot 6-pack has been a success overall.

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

In a pint glass this beer was a dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.

Mostly caramel aroma. Some spice. A little nutty.

Strong caramel malt taste, nice and sweet. A faint cinnamon taste. Tiny hint of hazelnut.

A smooth, easy-drinking beer.

Good Longshot choices this year!

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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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