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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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814 Ratings
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Ratings: 814
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007)
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Reviews by Slynger:
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Slynger

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +16.4%

Slightly hazed orange brown with a nice creamy cap of dirty tan coloring.

Smells of banana's and caramel with apples.

Flavors of sweet caramel and toasted bready malts go along with a nice fruity balance of banana's and apples with a bit of nuttiness.

Medium bodied with a near perfect amount of refreshing and fuzzy-creamy carbonation.

Very good overall. I would make it a year round offering were I BBC, I liked it much better than their hefeweizen.

09-01-2009 23:40:56 | More by Slynger
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12oz bottle from the Fall Harvest Mix Pack served in a tumbler.

Hazed unfiltered bronze color with a creamy beige head that hung around as a layer and left a good deal of lacing spots.
Smell is earthy wheat and caramel sweetness.
Taste is malty with flavors of wheat, yeast, spices and very low bitterness.
Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a bit of a thin feel.
A refreshing drink but I'm not a big fan of the style.

09-27-2009 05:12:35 | More by ExtraStout
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

Beer review from BA Mag Aug 2007.

One of two beers vying for year-round status within the Samuel Adams portfolio in their "Beer Lover's Choice" tasting competition. Out of four possible beers, this one made the cut. Consumer voting starts in August.

The head retention is decent. Good lace but not a whole lot of sticking, with a deep-hazed dark mahogany color from the dark malts and yeast. Mild estery aroma, with suggestions of brown bread; faint vanilla and white chocolate in the nose. Crispness is not shy, with a snap up front and a solid medium body. Spicy bite of wheat and a well-rounded toasted malt flavor from middle to end. Clean palate, with a mild fruitiness and neutral yeast character. Hops are very mild as well. Finishes a tad dry.

Not your typical Dunkelweizen, with generous banana and clove; oddly, we did not pick up on either of those traits, as it was a bit mellower or restrained, though still flavorful. That said, it's hard to pit this against the bells and whistles of your typical Dunkelweizen.

07-06-2010 14:05:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
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blackearth

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

Pours a dark copper body with a rocky white head. Aromas of spicy yeast esters and toasted malts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a tingly level of carbonation. Flavors of sweet caramel and dried cherries. There's a very low bitterness in the finish. Pretty good drinkability.

11-29-2009 16:34:03 | More by blackearth
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markallmon

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13.8%

10-20-2012 00:54:55 | More by markallmon
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.8/5  rDev +9.2%

I could fit almost two bottles of this in my weizen glass. A hazy rust color with a minimal to absent head.
Caramel malt, fruit, and spice aroma. Pretty good.
Mostly banana taste, some tropical fruit, clove, caramel.
A little bit on the sweet side.
I liked this beer, but I'm not in love with it. Maybe we'll just date occasionally.

09-21-2010 00:12:09 | More by lordofthewiens
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BK2084

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

08-25-2012 03:04:16 | More by BK2084
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40451

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-19-2012 01:03:43 | More by 40451
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +14.9%

09-10-2012 02:25:45 | More by generallee
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

The look is cloudy amber brown with a good head and lace. The look is cloudy and good.

The smell is spicy and yeasty with a sweetness of malt and banana.

The taste is yeasty banana with crystal sugar is it sweet and tart. The taste is a mix of honey mead, white wine and barley

01-05-2011 00:39:19 | More by bishopdc0
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squeakmeister

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +43.7%

09-29-2012 11:01:22 | More by squeakmeister
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Poured an extremely dark color when only held up to light, it would reveal a dim ruby hue. Nice dead that subdues after a while leaving minimal lacing. Smell is of roastiness like a stout with some lactose ala cream stout along with that banana-ry aroma. Beautiful aroma. Flavor also has that banana ester flavor up front ala Aventinus but also comes with a roastiness. This beer is like a cream/milk stout mixed with a dunkelweizen. Unlike anything I have ever tasted before and absolutely marvelous. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation and very smooth. Extremely drinkable. Wonder what the abv% is?

12-25-2007 03:07:18 | More by Doomcifer
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orm56

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-23-2011 10:00:27 | More by orm56
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -5.7%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Tawny and hazed, short yet thick looking head with a decent retention. Over-ripened bananas, powdered clove and toasted crackers in the nose. Big on smoothness with a slick crispness. Toasty maltiness is little sweet, some buttery diacetyl and ripe fruity banana hit harder in the middle. Quick bite of spicy clove. Some esters with a quick tartness middle to end with some more of the toasted maltiness in the semi-dry finish.

Not half bad, the buttery tone does take away from the other yeast characteristics my taste buds were waiting for.

01-03-2011 01:07:08 | More by Jason
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Justinn13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-16-2013 17:19:39 | More by Justinn13
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Appearance: huge 1 inch plus head, cloudy, tan in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: banana, cloves, and wheat

Taste: banana, cloves, some toasted dark malt, and wheat

Mouthfeel: medium body, semi-sweet, with high carbonation

Drinkability: Another solid specialty offering from Sam Adams. This one is a bit on the sweet side, but is good for the style. If they released this in sixes, I would pick one up.

09-08-2010 12:53:38 | More by tigg924
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Mora2000

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is basic dunkelweizen with some caramel, toffee, banana and clove notes. The flavor is more of the same with bananas and cloves, as well as some caramel malt, vanilla and brown sugar. Thin to medium mouthfeel, slightly water. Medium carbonation.

10-31-2010 04:06:10 | More by Mora2000
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BluFenderStrat07


4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

09-19-2012 13:32:45 | More by BluFenderStrat07
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy brown, with about one finger of an off white head.

Smell: Cloves, banana, and some wheat.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste sweet. I can taste clove, banana, some wheat and malts. After taste is an odd fruity flavor.

Overall: Not sure how I feel about this one, I guess it isn't bad, but not preference at all. I will drink what I have, but will not go out of my way to have this one again.

11-07-2012 21:13:07 | More by Cavanaghty
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit pint/pilsner/weizen glass thing. I really don't know what their new glass is, but it is definitely multi-purpose.

Appearance: Cloudy dark orange without much head retention. Slight lacing.

Smell: Banana, pineapple, mango, clove and peppery hops. Some wheatiness underneath but the yeast really shines through.

Taste: Slightly sour wheat with strong cloves and light banana and other tropical fruits. Somewhat peppery finish.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, dry (borderline sour) finish.

Drinkability: I have only had a couple Dunkelweizens but this seems quite good and true to style. Plus this is probably the best of Sam Adams' many (too many) wheat beers, just a notch above the Summer Ale and Winter Lager.

Since Sam Adams obviously knows how to make an authentic German Weizen, what the f*** is wrong with their Hefeweizen?

09-03-2009 02:06:56 | More by bsp77
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Ursula1007

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-28-2012 00:03:30 | More by Ursula1007
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-17-2012 22:10:22 | More by NilocRellim
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

09-02-2012 23:10:52 | More by Milkysunshine
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dogfishandi

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. BB FEB 2013.

pours a hazy/ cloudy copper, orange/ brown color with about one fingers worth of off white head that fades to pretty much nothing within a minute, maybe leaving a ring for a bit.

the weizen yeast is at the forefront. banana like fruits, a bit of spicey clove. not much else, maybe a hint of dark breads and brown sugar.

tangy wheat, a bit of spice, clove, and banana from the yeast, slightly tart pear. slight hint of a dark bready flavor.

light and easy drinking.

not too bad of a dunkel, however this is definatly not one of my favorite styles. but they seemed to have nailed all the basics.

11-22-2012 18:59:10 | More by dogfishandi
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +21.6%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white creamy head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, malty, and fairly spicy aroma. Wheat and Bavarian yeast with hints of bananas, clove, bubblegum, apple, pear, citrus orange, and a little nutmeg. Bready toasted malts with hints of caramel, toffee, dark bread, and biscuit. Some earthy and spicy noble hops in the background. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma gives off, a nice sweet and complex flavor of wheat, malts, and spices. Wheat grains and yeast upfront with a taste of bananas, clove, apple, pear, bubblegum, nutmeg, and some orange. A nicely sweet taste of toasted malts with notes of dark bread, caramel, toffee, biscuit, and a subtle kick of roast chocolate. Some spicy noble hops help balance things out in the back end. After a few sips a light aftertaste of smoke lingers. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good version of the Dunkelweizen style. Nice fruity esters and spicing. The smoke adds a interesting kick.

10-17-2012 05:42:49 | More by MattyG85
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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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