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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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824 Ratings

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 21
Gots: 27 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Eriktheipaman, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Sept. 2, 2012 (purchased at Mission Valley (San Diego, Calif.) Vons on Sept. 2, 2012 as part of a Harvest 12-pack for $12.98).
About 2-3 fingers of head. Poured a hazy amber, mahogany with khaki, tan lacing. Average retention on the top, below average on the sides.

Smelled a variety of flavors, but they worked nicely. Got cinnamon, nutmeg, banana, cloves, tropical fruit and caramel. Later read the bottle and most of the above flavors were mentioned.

Taste wasn’t as good as the nose, but similar. Banana, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.

Medium body. Slick texture. Above average carbonation. Felt like a winter warmer. Longer finish.

Liked this beer, but couldn’t pull the trigger on higher ratings. I’d probably try it again though.

BucannonXC5, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of buffcityx
4/5  rDev +14.9%

buffcityx, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big light brown head quickly dies without leaving much lacing at all above a clear dark reddish honey colored beer.

Banana, light cloves, some wheat grain on a roasted caramel malt aroma.

Light caramel malt and quite a bit of banana with hints of the cloves coming through in the taste of this dunkelweizen.

A light dry aftertaste with a little bit of the banana and caramel hanging around on this medium bodied affair.

This is basically just a plain dunkel that isn't to fancy but doesn't suck at the same time. I guess if you wanna try the harvest variety pack you'll do alright getting two of these but I would suggest if you want to drink more of this style look to the European versions, you'll be more satisfied.

LXIXME, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Vixie
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice looking copper color with a small tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells, nice, I can detect caramel, toffee, fruit, and clove.

Starts out sweet, maybe with a hint of caramel. There are fruit notes in there, and banana and clove.

Maybe a touch thin for the style.

Not a bad beer, but not a real outstanding one either. I wish the flavors were just a bit more up front, but they are nice, and come forward a bit more when warmer. A nice beer for late summer.

Vixie, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Larrydoherty
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Larrydoherty, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Iceywater101
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Iceywater101, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Beefytits4, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Klif, Sep 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

trevorpost, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: dirty orange/tan body, trace head, no lacing

S: mild banana, yeast, hint of clove, nut

T: hint of ripe fruit, bready/yeast malt, mild roasted/semi-dry finish

M: med/light body, too much carbonation/semi-dry mouth

O: Glad Samuel Adams took this on, but needs more
creamy body and bump up the ABV to 6 would do well.
Nice intro Dunkle for newbie.


BeerLover99, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of misterchief
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

misterchief, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of sparx1100
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

sparx1100, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of harlotry
4/5  rDev +14.9%

harlotry, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

jkermitj, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Milkysunshine
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Milkysunshine, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of bootsandbeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

bootsandbeer, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of frankiepop
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been slammin' Sam all week since I purchased his season sampler. I see a few others are on the same trail in reviewing brewskies.

This is a nice beer that is more like a german lager or a wheat bear. There is a nice hint of vanilla or banana sweetness that is offset by a nice citrusy lemon peel or grass that allows a nice refreshing and dry finish. Excellent balance. Good taste. Easy and refreshing to drink. Thumbs up.

Goes well with Pauline Oliveros electronic drone music.

frankiepop, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of JimKal
4/5  rDev +14.9%

JimKal, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

musicman7070, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

fisherbray, Sep 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

mothman, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Trent, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Satchboogie
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Satchboogie, Sep 02, 2012
Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.