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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 20
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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(Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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

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

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

Tom_Quartararo, Sep 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

soupieman, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
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.

schoolboy, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

DaveOB, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Kunstman, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Hibernator
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.

Hibernator, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

vcoggins, Sep 01, 2012
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.

Lordquackingstic, Aug 31, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

pschul4, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of mxchap
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: a deep amber with some transparency thanks to the light filtering. Pours an inch of dense foam that settled with minimal lacing

Aroma: Strong cloves up front. Gives way to some banana esters (but not too much). Caramel malt also noticeable.

Flavor: banana esters and wheat dominate initially. subtle bitterness from hops. the caramel malts come through towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Little bit on the light side for the style, but quite drinkable because of this. The carbonation is pretty good. Somewhat creamy texture develops, but still has a dry finish.

Overall: An enjoyable beer that is one of the best American representations of the style I have tried (only 2 or 3 to be fair). Not quite as full-bodied or carbonated as some I've had in Munich though.

mxchap, Aug 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Stevie_Janowski, Aug 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

chim52chim, Aug 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

pooogy, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of scvance
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy amber/honey color with a large fluffy white head which disappears quickly. Aroma, right off the bat is the expected banana and clove with mild citrus notes. Taste follows suit, strong banana and citrus flavor, mild clove. Slightly fruity and malty sweet. Has medium carbonation, not enough for a true weizen. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, medium light in body. This beer I feel is only called a dunkel because it's too dark for a hefe, and there is no amber category. I prefer my dunkels to be more black, and I was surprised when I first poured this beer at it's amber color. It's a good wheat beer, but not a great one.

scvance, Aug 28, 2012
Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.