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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 20
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

dpgoblejr, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

FrankShirley, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

jminch, Oct 07, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +16.4%

Poured into a glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pours a medium and slightly hazy brown, forming a thin 1/2 inch head that quickly fades. Very small amounts of lace stick to the glass.

S - Very inviting mix of malted wheat and fruit swirls in the nose.

T - Strong malted wheat flavor up front along with a nice banana/fruit flavor throughout. There's alot going on flavor wise. Very complex.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very smooth.

D - I was really suprised by this beer. Alot of Sam Adams are hit or miss, but this one is actually very good. Good flavor and sessionable ABV makes for a beer I wouldnt mind having several of.

beeragent, Sep 16, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

bh123, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of ruckus232
4/5  rDev +14.9%

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a Weizen glass

Appearance: Darker brown and cloudy with a slightly off white head

Smell: Nice spiciness in the smell with a slight banana in the background

Taste: It has a strong spiciness with a hint of the banana bread flavor that only stays for a little bit. There is very little taste after the initial taste which is disappointing but overall this is good.

ruckus232, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of acevenom
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours hazy light brown with a large eggshell colored head. There aren't many visible tiny bubbles in the beer. The head retreats slowly. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. The aroma is prominently of banana with some clove. I can detect some of the malt. I can't detect the nutmeg that is mentioned on the bottle. The flavors are what you'd expect in the classic dunkelweizen. There is banana and clove from the yeast and the wheat and barley malts provide a nice bready backbone to this beer. The body is light to medium with low carbonation. The finish is crisp. The drinkabilty is high. This is a very good beer.

acevenom, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

RobinLee, Oct 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

tmars13, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of bishopdc0
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

bishopdc0, Jan 05, 2011
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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.

Slynger, Sep 01, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

falconxman, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a cloudy amber/caramel. Some head, minimal lacing.

S: Quite yeasty/bready with some toffee malts.

T: Big wheat presence with caramel maltyness. Pretty tastey. Some bananas, toffee, cloves in flavor. Traditional tasting.

M: Got a bit of a chew, pretty decent.

O: One of the better options from sam, its nothing mind blowing but a well executed malt forward beer. Reccomended.

BigCheese, Sep 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

1Sundown2C, May 28, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +11.5%

A: Poured with an average-sized, off-white head... it actually stuck around for most of the drinking, at about a 1/2-finger size. Body is dark-orange (burnt orange?) and cloudy. Lighter color than what I would have expected for the style.

S: Aroma is of wheat and average malt... kind of has a "something's baking" smell to it, with some bananas and brown sugar in there.

T: Very nice flavor; although short-lasting, it's quite sweet from the malt addition, with a very nice wheat flavor as well. Quite enjoyable, actually.

M: Nice on the palate as well, it's medium-bodied and has a creamy texture. Average carbonation.

D: I was quite impressed with this dunkel; drinking it made me wish that it was available outside of the Harvest Pack (not that the pack is a bad deal, but it'd be nice to be able to buy this on its own in a sixer). I'd definitely have it again.

berley31, Sep 14, 2009
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3.55/5  rDev +2%

A: Pours a dark copper color with a think off-white head. Hazy body, but not too cloudy.

S: Banana up front with grainy hints from the wheat. Overall a slightly sweet aroma, but not overpowering.

T: Banana bread comes to mind however over flavors quickly make themselves known. Nice well balanced malt character, bready with a slight caramel hint. Yeast character also noticeable.

M: Medium-body with noticeable texture.

Kinsman, Oct 27, 2009
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3.05/5  rDev -12.4%

Enjoyed this beer on tap. Special Draft Release by Samuel Adams. This Dunkelweizen poured a nice light brown color. It produced a very nice thick tan head- excellent head retention and lacing. The aroma smelled of bananas, cloves roasted grain. Taste was Medium in body, full of malt, banana and cloves. Easy to drink beer...excellent session beer. i was glad I ordered it. Samuel Adams never seems to disappoint.

GossageBrewery, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of JEdmund
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%

Caramel brown with an underlying orange glow; hazy but clearer than I would have expected; smallish head that settles out fast.

Smells pretty nice though not as assertive as some true German dunkels. Appropriate notes of banana, clove, and sweet caramel malt.

Good mouthfeel—full without being filling. Could use just a tough more carbonation.

Solid flavor with a really great crisp and tart finish. Slightly sweet malts, light chocolate, banana, spices, and dough comprise the flavors here. There’s even a bit of a lemon-like flavor in the finish.

Complex, delicious, and very drinkable—everything a good dunkel should be! Sam Adams did a nice job with this.

JEdmund, Sep 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Amber-brownish color, hazy. Lots of carbonation. Foamy head, lacing looks fairly decent on the glass.

Sweet bready wheat, banana, a little spice, dash of dry hay.

Bready wheat up front, banana, pitch of clove, along with dry mild yeast. Slight toasty in the middle, a little hint of nut. Smooth finish with semi sweet aftertaste. Medium bodied, carbonation is light.

It's pretty good.

mjurney, Aug 28, 2010
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3.33/5  rDev -4.3%

12oz bottle served in a SA perfect pint glass.

pours a ruddy mahogony tone with two fingers of off-white head that has respectable retention and lacing. nice looking beer.

missing the banana/clove that i was expecting in the aroma; instead it's more malts and bready yeast.

more of the same in the taste; it's just missing something. maybe a few things. i mean it's an OK tasting beer, certainly not a drain pour, but IMO it's just devoid of a more evident flavor profile. i get a little banana as it warms - a little - and maybe a touch of spice.

light to medium bodied with slightly above average carbonation. fairly drinkable; the problem is you'd lose interest before sessioning became a possibility.

perrymarcus, Sep 07, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

Out of the Fall Sampler Pack

A- Dark brown with a small white head that leaves a small amount of lacing

S- Tons of banana with some caramel notes in the background. Smells awesome

T- Caramel malts take the front with some clove and banana in the background. Really solid almost dessert beer

M- Awkward place between smooth and prickly. Could use some work here

O- I enjoy this beer and would certainly accept some of it. IDK if I'd purchase a 6er of it however

pschul4, Aug 31, 2012
Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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