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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
80
good

826 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 21
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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(Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007)
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

OK, NOT MUST HAVE!

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

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.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sometimes a beer from this style really reaches out and grabs me, but this isn't one of those times. SA's take on this style is impressive, with a full, authentic taste, but it lacks that special thing that the best of these have.

Still, this has a nice yeasty taste and aftertaste that insure that you know you are drinking a serious beer. The aroma doesn't quite match but there are not flaws here either.

I won't avoid this in the future but I also won't go out of my way for it.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen
12 oz brown bottle
Enjoy by February notched off on the side label
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a light brown with a mini khaki colored head on top. Surprisingly, there are minimal trails of sticky lacings after a few sips.

Funky yeast aroma with obvious whiffs of banana and fruity notes.

A malty backbone with sweet caramel malt flavors and distinct banana & bubble gum on the finish. Other flavors that are often associated with this style of beer such as cloves are detectable as well.

A middle-of-the-road interpretation of the style and a tad watery for what I would like.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.