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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams DunkelweizenSamuel Adams Dunkelweizen

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 20
Gots: 20 | 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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3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 00:23:01 | More by Hibernator
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-31-2012 23:35:05 | More by vcoggins
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New York

3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 21:45:51 | More by Lordquackingstic
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3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 01:23:23 | More by pschul4
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3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 05:03:58 | More by mxchap
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-29-2012 22:59:20 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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2/5  rDev -42.7%

08-29-2012 16:27:59 | More by chim52chim
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3/5  rDev -14%

08-29-2012 02:01:06 | More by pooogy
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South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 20:37:58 | More by scvance
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Quebec (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear amber color dunkel with a large foamy had with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of banana cake ester are pretty strong with light sweet notes and some what malt. Taste is a good mix between banana bread ester with light cloves and some light wheat malt notes also discernable. Body is a bit light for the style with good carbonation. Nice work on the yeast strain with huge ester but lacking body and malt profile is a bit weak for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 17:03:22 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

08-28-2012 03:19:26 | More by tylerrh09
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3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by December 2012:

This is my first dunkelweizen for review:

Into a weizen:

A: deep dark brown colored body with some amber notes along the edges of the glass. A large one finger foamy white head appears and lasts for a good two minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. No lacing is around the sides of the glass.

S: some wheat and banana up front with a bit of honey in the background.

T: basically the same with some added spice.

M: medium with a slight harshness of carbonation, sessionable.

O: an interesting style that I do not know much about just yet other than homebrews and failures to write down notes on other commercial brews, I`ll come to this personally to note changes

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 19:32:43 | More by BeerKangaroo
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

08-27-2012 04:37:58 | More by kevmcdin2003
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New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-27-2012 01:36:13 | More by dgeebs07
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-26-2012 22:13:35 | More by coz
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-26-2012 19:50:33 | More by Davepoolesque
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

08-26-2012 14:20:20 | More by heizerbjj
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-26-2012 03:57:48 | More by WaydeRafnel
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-25-2012 21:45:10 | More by EigenBeer
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3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a deep slightly hazy amber orangish color with an off-white film of a head.

Smells of wheat malt, slightly tart banana esters and clover honey.

Tastes of banana esters, light spice, honey and wheaty malt.

Medium body with a soft tickle of carbonation.

Easy drinking wheaty brew, smooth mouth feel and interesting flavor characteristics. It's pretty good, not fantastic, but I will enjoy it and I would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 18:49:20 | More by Cylinsier
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

08-25-2012 04:16:41 | More by Acuity
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3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is a rich amber, chestnut color with an off-white head. The aroma has a moderate wheat twang, with a mild undertone of malt. It's not a usually strong smelling dunkle...it could have more fruit and esters. The taste is clean, however, and the beer is semi-sweet. It's smooth and yeasty. Some bread and doughy grain. It's not as intense a sensation as I expected. Medium-full in mouthfeel. I've come to expect more from Sam Adams beers...this was average.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 03:08:52 | More by Suds
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-25-2012 03:04:16 | More by BK2084
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-25-2012 02:15:02 | More by rcatalano
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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

08-25-2012 01:48:34 | More by michele97394
Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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