Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 22
Gots: 27 | 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

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of NHGrafx
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown hazy color with a big head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. There is a small amount of sediment in the bottle too.

Smells of wheat, malt, cloves, banana. The aroma is very reminiscent of Bavarian imports and is very pleasant.

Taste is of wheat, a slight sweetness with nice spiciness, roasted malt, cherry, banana with other fruits which I cannot identify. It seems pretty similar to the imported varieties to me . Drinkability is very good too. Overall this one is pretty good, and it is much better than I expected.

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

Photo of Lordquackingstic
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Murky pumpkin color with lots of carbonation and a finger of white head. Slightly sticky lacing.

S: Sweet bananas and cloves is all I'm really getting.

T: Regular American hefe flavors but with a bigger malt bill: bananas, cloves, some nutmeg. Sweet, but not cloyingly sweet. Sort of boring.

M: Medium-high carbonation with a spicy finish.

O: Definitely drinkable, but not something I'd ever seek out by SA. Not really sure how this works into the fall seasonal pack, would like to see it removed and replaced with something else.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was impressed when it was like a German style since I had tried other American Wheat beers. Pours red brown in color with a decent head. Taste is very yeasty with slight fruit notes, maybe dark fruits. It is very drinkable, if it comes in 6-packs I would buy it just for a regular. Impressive wheat from SA

Photo of whiplash3825
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 2010 Sam Adams Harvest Collection 12-pack.

Pours a slightly cloudy dark copper with decent tan head with good retention. Slight lacing.

A lot of yeasty bananna and cloves in the nose, along with a healthy dose of sweet caramalized malt. Pretty nice!

Nice yeasty wheat flavor, more banannas but darker fruit flavors also, along with a nice malt backbone. Flavors are nore muted than your typical German dunkel, but nicely balanced. I think it's pretty impressive for a mass-produced, highly available beer.

Mouthfeel is the weak link for me... too thin, and that creaminess found in most dunkels is barely evident. Just doesn't do the smell and taste justice.

Still, a great drinking beer overall. I'd have no problem polishing off a sixer of these, and hope SA decides to sell it that way in the future.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Clove followed by light banana followed by strong clove again. Reminds me more of banana Laffy Taffy than actual banana.

Appearance: Pours bubbly cream head. Little to no lacing. Color is deep amber, mahogany color. Very clear lots of bubbles.

Flavor: Some caramel sweetness, followed by banana and bubble gum with clove in the aftertaste. A bit of carbonic bite. Slightly acid. Medium low bitterness. No noticeable hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Nice smooth maltiness. High carbonation adds to the acidity, it dances on the tongue. Alcohol not noticeable. Overall mouthfeel is on the low side.

Overall: No flavors tend to overpower the others which is good. Acidity seems high, maybe needs to sit longer. All of the Sam Adams beers I've had in this seasonal mix pack have been good, but a little lackluster. This one is no different. Not memorable.

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3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weiss glass, Nice 2 fingers of head, a whip cream type of head. Dark orange in color, head quickly disapates, beer hardly laces the glass. Kind of a bland apperance.

Crisp wheat smell with some fruityness to it. Earthy yeast smells as well. A good smelling brew.

No bitterness or bite what so ever. Smooth yeasty wheat flavor, some fruit notes and earthy undertones. Get some bananna after taste as well.

Really smooth medium in body. No bubbles on the back of the throat if it wasn't for the taste I would think I was drinking water.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No longer retired as it can be found in the Sam Adams Harvest Collection 12 Pack.

Poured into pint glass it has many of the characteristics of a German Hefe with a little less cloud. Pour resulted in a two finger head that settled to about a quarter inch and stayed throughout the drinking time.

Great roasted fragrance that really makes you look forward to that first sip.

Taste is smoky and excellent. Better than most American Hefeweizens and well worth the effort. Stands on its own and will hopefully move out of the mixed 12 pack.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Big, creamy, off-white head. The beer itself is copper and opaque.

S: Sweet and malty. Dark malts with some fruityness.

T: Sweet and wheaty. Dark malts again, maybe a hint of caramel, maple, or molasses.

M: Sweet dry aftertaste, almost like ginger ale without the kick.

D: Flavorful enough to not be boring, but good with food because the taste isn't overpowering.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola color. Has a very soapy white head, that leaves a good trail of lacing. smells of banana and cloves. has a slight roasted hint to it with generally a light bitter hop smell
Taste is a Good sweet banana. Its almost like a banana split quality. tastes a lot like vanilla ice cream with bananas ( yes that's why i said banana split )
You could definitely couldn't drink a few of these. it does seem to fill you up quite a bit. I drank two and felt kinda bloated and full. Without eating anything.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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