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

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BA SCORE
81
good

187 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 187
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Kelp, Apr 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

beertardis, Mar 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

matjack85, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Huffs
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Huffs, Jan 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

cliff1066, Dec 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Wally1912, Jun 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

UncleJon206, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

OldTime, Feb 11, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bonbini26, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

THECPJ, Nov 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rab53, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

nickfl, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

EasyReader, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Pamola, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of magictrokini
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

magictrokini, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of colts9016
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

colts9016, Dec 28, 2008
Photo of mugglesandhops
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

mugglesandhops, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

deltatauhobbit, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

RblWthACoz, Dec 30, 2007
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3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

mat5175, Dec 21, 2007
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Brewer Patriot Collection - James Madison Dark Wheat Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.