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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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819 Ratings

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Ratings: 819
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 20
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of whtguitarguy
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

whtguitarguy, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of wingnutz27
4/5  rDev +14.9%

wingnutz27, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of joseph_french
3/5  rDev -13.8%

joseph_french, Mar 02, 2014
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.

whiplash3825, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of Patsnsoxfan
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Patsnsoxfan, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of rlshep
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.

rlshep, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of Blitzstyle
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.

Blitzstyle, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of CoryK86
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

CoryK86, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of dananabanana
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.

dananabanana, Feb 17, 2010
Photo of Aimo
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Aimo, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of adamjthompson00
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

adamjthompson00, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of BK2084
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of EricVincentt
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

EricVincentt, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of bent
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

bent, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of MouldyCrow
2.75/5  rDev -21%

MouldyCrow, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of NMFB
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

NMFB, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of IIKaRuII
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.

IIKaRuII, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of tomgossert
3/5  rDev -13.8%

tomgossert, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of crlipnickas81
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

crlipnickas81, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of skiit13
3/5  rDev -13.8%

skiit13, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of speracado
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

speracado, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Loaf31
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Loaf31, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of JHurley
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

JHurley, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of BetterDarker
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a traditional weizen glass.

Appearance - Slightly cloudy, amber color, white head, little retention

Smell - cloves, banana, fruity, no hop aroma

Taste - Wheat flavor, light fruit flavor, slight hop flavor

Mouthfeel - Good level of carbonation, medium body

Drinkability - Very drinkable, not a bad beer, appears too clear for an unfiltered weizen, perhaps a draw back from having it from a bottle.

BetterDarker, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of jimj21
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle purchased as part of Fall Harvest collection twelve pack. Poured into a pint glass. Best by date of January 2010. Pours a hazy reddish brown topped with about two fingers of cream colored head. It recedes rather quickly to leave a small cap. There's a little activity in the glass, but not much.

Plenty of clove in the aroma, as well a good amount of malted wheat. Smells of fruit are there too, including a slight bit of banana.

Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Predominately malted wheat. Spicy cloves come next. Sweet fruits are there, but indistinguishable. Finishes slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Pretty creamy. Carbonation is a little low for the style. I would expect it to be a little more crisp and effervescent. Slightly dry on the finish.

Pretty good overall. It goes down easy, but it's not really something I would want to drink all night. I would like to see a little more sweetness in the way of fruity flavors and a little more carbonation. A solid addition to the Samuel Adams line.

jimj21, Jan 29, 2010
Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.