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Brewer Patriot Collection - James Madison Dark Wheat Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with hand-smoked malt from red and white oak from a forest in Orange County, VA, on land once owned by James Madison.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-03-2006)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-02-2013 01:57:17 | More by jaydoc
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-25-2013 22:41:47 | More by jaxon53
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-23-2013 06:19:51 | More by Kelp
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-18-2013 12:09:22 | More by beertardis
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-11-2013 23:18:33 | More by matjack85
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New York

3.89/5  rDev +9.6%

Had yhis back in October of 2006:

Appearance: Medium head with some staying power. Opaque, medium brown appearance.

Taste: Clean and light taste, mildly hopped flavor. Dry aftertast.

Comments: Excellent beer. Very light taste, but clean and refreshing. Less hoppy than most wheat beers. Hint of caramel in the aroma.

01-28-2013 03:11:16 | More by Huffs
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-11-2012 02:57:17 | More by cliff1066
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-30-2012 01:49:25 | More by ms11781
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-07-2012 15:25:51 | More by Wally1912
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

05-31-2012 14:56:43 | More by UncleJon206
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-11-2012 22:55:37 | More by OldTime
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

01-30-2012 02:26:17 | More by jfcaa193
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-11-2012 21:55:10 | More by bonbini26
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-29-2011 19:26:47 | More by THECPJ
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-25-2011 04:23:43 | More by rab53
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-17-2011 05:48:29 | More by nickfl
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-16-2011 21:10:16 | More by EasyReader
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-16-2011 17:36:29 | More by Pamola
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3.43/5  rDev -3.4%

I don't know what to make of this one. Its not like any dunkel or wheat beer I've had. Pours dark brown with some haze and a rocky off-white head. Aroma is heavy with rye and roasted grain. Initial taste of wheat turns into toasted rye bread. The smoke shows up in the finish, but not in an overwhelming way. I enjoyed it, but I can see it is not for everyone.

01-05-2009 23:20:46 | More by magictrokini
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3.3/5  rDev -7%

A Coca Cola color with hints of orange and reddish hues. The seems to be little bits of yeast through out the beer. There is a small off white/slightly tan head in the glass.

Nose: A nice wheat and toasted malt with, nuttiness. There seems to be hints of citrus, herbal, and esters.

Taste: A nice wheat/toasted malt with a nuttiness and some molasses. There are notes of citrus, herbal, and esters.

Overall: This is a descent beer and it is very easy to drink. This was one of my first few beer that I tried way back a long time ago I had this beer stacked in my notes and now I can put it down in my profile.

12-28-2008 19:57:17 | More by colts9016
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

My second favorite of the Brew Pat. Collection that me and a friend split. All of these brews had sedement in them so they poured pretty cloudy, not too much head on this one but it had decent lacing. Malty smell and taste. I would probably drink this one again

10-29-2008 14:59:48 | More by mugglesandhops
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3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

Taken from my old notes.

Pours a hazy brown with little head.

Smell is roasted malt with some caramel, possibly even coffee.

Taste is not overly sweet from the malt and caramel as it does have some hop balance, good carbonation with a dry finish.

Probably the best of this Patriot Collection.

01-06-2008 03:49:44 | More by deltatauhobbit
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3.3/5  rDev -7%

Pours a cloudy dark amber with minimal head and good lacing. Malt slightly on the nose. Taste is thicker, but does not stick around long. You get tones of sweet malts, but they do not linger at all. Smooth on the mouth with a slightly bubbly edge to it. I am editing my scores now as I continue trying to drink this one. I think this one might get dumped too. Might be worth trying once, but not worth going back to.

12-30-2007 06:02:17 | More by RblWthACoz
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3.08/5  rDev -13.2%

This pours a decent head that doesn't last all that long, but leaves a pretty nice lace. This is a very cloudy brown; a traditional unfiltered haze.

The nose is sublte, but very nice. A bready, rich smell with a little tang. Very nice.

This isn't anything special on the tongue. Not particularly silky, but it has a nice lively carbonation.

This is much lighter in flavor than i expected. The dark cloudy color made me anticipate a darker flabor, but that isn't the case here. Pleasing typical wheat beer flavor. Nice but really nothing special.

i did enjoy drinking this, but the light flavor belied the alcohol contnet which seemd to me a little higher than average. Good beer, but way harder to come by than it's worth.

12-21-2007 04:07:43 | More by mat5175
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3.93/5  rDev +10.7%

Moving on to the third part of this, the Brewer Patriot Invitational, is James Madison Dark Wheat Ale. Served at room temperature like the other beers so far in this invite, and poured into a weizen glass, on to the beer:

The beer takes on a hazy caramel color, topped by a large head. Fruity undertones in the aroma, with touches of brown sugar sweetness. In the taste, the smokiness from the smoked grains is subtle, and help create a overall harmony of flavor. Candied apples, wood chips, and some caramel. As with other wheat beers, it's an easy drinker and doesn't get boring.

Here's a beer I would like to see on the SA production line again. It has a nice mellow flavor which you can toss back a few of. I'm sad to see my glass approaching empty as i type this. I guess I'll have to hope the Root Beer Brew, the final recipe of the Brewer Patriot Invite, is just as good. Oh, about that, it'll be a matinée tasting tomorrow.

12-06-2007 05:06:44 | More by DoubleJ
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Brewer Patriot Collection - James Madison Dark Wheat Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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