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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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Photo of JEdmund


3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caramel brown with an underlying orange glow; hazy but clearer than I would have expected; smallish head that settles out fast.

Smells pretty nice though not as assertive as some true German dunkels. Appropriate notes of banana, clove, and sweet caramel malt.

Good mouthfeel—full without being filling. Could use just a tough more carbonation.

Solid flavor with a really great crisp and tart finish. Slightly sweet malts, light chocolate, banana, spices, and dough comprise the flavors here. There’s even a bit of a lemon-like flavor in the finish.

Complex, delicious, and very drinkable—everything a good dunkel should be! Sam Adams did a nice job with this.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 00:10:17 | More by JEdmund
Photo of bishopdc0


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The look is cloudy amber brown with a good head and lace. The look is cloudy and good.

The smell is spicy and yeasty with a sweetness of malt and banana.

The taste is yeasty banana with crystal sugar is it sweet and tart. The taste is a mix of honey mead, white wine and barley

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 00:39:19 | More by bishopdc0
Photo of irishgreensoda


3/5  rDev -14%

11-20-2012 21:48:03 | More by irishgreensoda
Photo of ale207


3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-07-2012 00:08:11 | More by ale207
Photo of perrymarcus


3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a SA perfect pint glass.

pours a ruddy mahogony tone with two fingers of off-white head that has respectable retention and lacing. nice looking beer.

missing the banana/clove that i was expecting in the aroma; instead it's more malts and bready yeast.

more of the same in the taste; it's just missing something. maybe a few things. i mean it's an OK tasting beer, certainly not a drain pour, but IMO it's just devoid of a more evident flavor profile. i get a little banana as it warms - a little - and maybe a touch of spice.

light to medium bodied with slightly above average carbonation. fairly drinkable; the problem is you'd lose interest before sessioning became a possibility.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 00:56:06 | More by perrymarcus
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber/caramel. Some head, minimal lacing.

S: Quite yeasty/bready with some toffee malts.

T: Big wheat presence with caramel maltyness. Pretty tastey. Some bananas, toffee, cloves in flavor. Traditional tasting.

M: Got a bit of a chew, pretty decent.

O: One of the better options from sam, its nothing mind blowing but a well executed malt forward beer. Reccomended.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 18:18:04 | More by BigCheese
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-13-2012 06:38:29 | More by jharris0624
Photo of beeragent


4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pours a medium and slightly hazy brown, forming a thin 1/2 inch head that quickly fades. Very small amounts of lace stick to the glass.

S - Very inviting mix of malted wheat and fruit swirls in the nose.

T - Strong malted wheat flavor up front along with a nice banana/fruit flavor throughout. There's alot going on flavor wise. Very complex.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very smooth.

D - I was really suprised by this beer. Alot of Sam Adams are hit or miss, but this one is actually very good. Good flavor and sessionable ABV makes for a beer I wouldnt mind having several of.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 04:36:37 | More by beeragent
Photo of Kinsman


3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark copper color with a think off-white head. Hazy body, but not too cloudy.

S: Banana up front with grainy hints from the wheat. Overall a slightly sweet aroma, but not overpowering.

T: Banana bread comes to mind however over flavors quickly make themselves known. Nice well balanced malt character, bready with a slight caramel hint. Yeast character also noticeable.

M: Medium-body with noticeable texture.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2009 00:40:43 | More by Kinsman
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an extremely dark color when only held up to light, it would reveal a dim ruby hue. Nice dead that subdues after a while leaving minimal lacing. Smell is of roastiness like a stout with some lactose ala cream stout along with that banana-ry aroma. Beautiful aroma. Flavor also has that banana ester flavor up front ala Aventinus but also comes with a roastiness. This beer is like a cream/milk stout mixed with a dunkelweizen. Unlike anything I have ever tasted before and absolutely marvelous. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation and very smooth. Extremely drinkable. Wonder what the abv% is?

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2007 03:07:18 | More by Doomcifer
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-07-2012 12:21:12 | More by jminch
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber-brownish color, hazy. Lots of carbonation. Foamy head, lacing looks fairly decent on the glass.

Sweet bready wheat, banana, a little spice, dash of dry hay.

Bready wheat up front, banana, pitch of clove, along with dry mild yeast. Slight toasty in the middle, a little hint of nut. Smooth finish with semi sweet aftertaste. Medium bodied, carbonation is light.

It's pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 19:39:19 | More by mjurney
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-24-2014 15:48:21 | More by dpgoblejr
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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
Photo of Hoagie1973

New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

09-28-2012 14:15:17 | More by Hoagie1973
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-19-2012 16:43:07 | More by TrojanWheels
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-08-2012 00:19:50 | More by Peyton5410
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3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Boston Beer Company--Samuel Adams--Dunkelweizen--Brewmaster's Collection--Part of Harvest Collection--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV. 10 IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Big dense foamy lacy off white head. Light tight dark sediment. Cloudy dark amber tan orange color. Sweet banana toasted wheat ester front. Creamy cloying mellow sweet doughy light toffee fruit smooth tasty Dunkel body. Clean mild citrus fresh refreshing end. Sampled 1/2/2011. Not my favorite style but this was tasty and balanced. Purchased @ Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 8/31/2010.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 05:33:20 | More by philbertk
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-24-2012 01:00:35 | More by tubeyes
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-02-2012 01:05:57 | More by wizo
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-01-2012 03:41:22 | More by falconxman
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-21-2012 04:17:15 | More by RobinLee
Photo of ruckus232


4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a Weizen glass

Appearance: Darker brown and cloudy with a slightly off white head

Smell: Nice spiciness in the smell with a slight banana in the background

Taste: It has a strong spiciness with a hint of the banana bread flavor that only stays for a little bit. There is very little taste after the initial taste which is disappointing but overall this is good.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 01:12:02 | More by ruckus232
Photo of Anthony1


3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very nice foggy brown appearance w/ slight amber hues. Burnt toast , biscuits and nutmeg on the nose. The taste is complex and you taste the dark malts up front; caramel, and malted wheat adds a nice cereal note. Some hints of fruits and banana shows up in the middle ; crisp finish ; medium bodied ; well done,

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 13:49:28 | More by Anthony1
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New York

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pilsner glass.

A - Poured clear orange color with small head that quickly dissipated leaving almost no lacing around the glass.

S - Somewhat sweet malts with slight hints of banana and yeast but nothing overwhelming.

T - Sweet upfront with small amount of yeast and fruity finish.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation.

D - Very drinkable but not impressive. Overall not bad for dunkelweizen.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 19:34:43 | More by taigor
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