Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3/5 rDev -13.8%
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!
09-03-2012 16:31:25 | More by BeerLover99
3.48/5 rDev 0%
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.
09-02-2012 20:01:47 | More by frankiepop
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.
09-02-2012 18:29:38 | More by acevenom
3.75/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
09-01-2012 17:53:25 | More by schoolboy
3.45/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
09-01-2012 00:23:01 | More by Hibernator
3.15/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
08-31-2012 21:45:51 | More by Lordquackingstic
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
08-31-2012 01:23:23 | More by pschul4
Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.