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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 826
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 22
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007

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Photo of dacrza1
4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Situation: Recovering from a three-hour family photoshoot at the mall...Glassware: Celebrator Doppelbock... Appearance: soft brown body that holds a healthy, thin, off-white head; little observable effervescence... Aroma: fresh malt softened by wheat; pleasantly subtle... Palate: soft, smooth, almost to the point of an oily consistency (in a good way); extremely drinkable... Taste: an almost bubble gum (!) like quality to the clove sensation that dominates; malts provide a pleasant underpinning... Overall: In a merging of styles, this is more weizen than dunkel--still, its finish, is sweet enoughto encourage a second bottle; within the fall sampler, this may be my selection to sixpack and savor...

Photo of adamant1912
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of jharris0624
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of aubuc1
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy mellow brown with a nice thick light tan head. Looks good.

Smell is wheat bread, sweet, ripe banana, and some esthery yeast.

Taste is pretty sweet. Much like smell, but not as balanced by bread.

Mouthfeel is very thin.

Overall it is a decent beer- not bad for a mixed pack, but certainly not one to seek out. Was better looking and smelling than tasting.

Photo of scootercrabb
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of superdedooperboy
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. brown longneck bottle into a Weizen glass. Freshness date of January 2010 is notched into the label.

Pours a slightly hazy, brownish-amber hue, forming a disappointing single finger of beige foam that falls away a little too quickly, leaving some light splotchy lace on the walls of the glass.

Clove and banana in the nose, with a peppery alcoholic note; slight sweet caramel malt underneath.

A sweet base of caramelly, toffeeish malt sits underneath a fairly subdued yet classic Bavarian yeast spiciness, with peppery, clove-like notes and some banana esters. Little-to-no hop character is evident, and the finish is long and sweet, with just a bit of spiciness that helps to dry things out and keep it all in balance.

Body is light-to-medium, and well-carbonated, with a nicely effervescent mouthfeel.

Easily drinkable; a decent interpretation of the style, though a bit lacking in the richer character of traditional examples. Could use a bit more malt character and perhaps a little more fermentation character in the nose. Much better than the Sam Adams "Hefeweizen," as this one can truly be called a Dunkelweizen without hesitation. Definitely one that Boston Beer should put into more regular circulation.

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brown, with a small and short-lived tan head. Lacing is non-existent.

A tangy wheat aroma, some citrus, banana, and hint of clove. Roasted malt also evident. Taste has some banana and citrus, like those last pieces of banana sitting in the bottom of the bowl of fruit salad, floating in the juices of oranges and other fruit. Same wheat and roasted malt notes and nothing noticeable from the hops.

Medium bodied, with a bit of a syrupy feel. Not filling at all though. Nothing stellar here, but a good drinker.

Photo of vacax
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A light caramel brown beer with only mild cloudiness for the style. Tan head is about two fingers, fair retention and mild lacing. Nose of burnt sugar, banana, lavender, and apples. Looks and smells nice, maybe a bit tame though. Nice malt sweetness with bananas foster and some floral touches. Lacking on wheat flavor, but has a crisp finish. Tasty, but pretty conservative on the malt complexity.

Medium bodied, with medium-full carbonation. A bit prickly, nice and crisp in flavor, which seems to be an American touch, but I think this style should comes across as creamier on the palate. Overall I do like this beer, and it is real easy to drink this one down. Maybe too easy.

Photo of droomyster
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle with a layer of fine yeast in the bottom pours a hazy brown with one finger of off-white foam that lasts about 30 seconds. Aromas are predominately of toasty wheat and yeast, with a fair amount of cloves. First thing that jumps out to me is not how the beer tastes, but how it feels. Texturally, as with with many Sam Adams, it is nearly perfect: a medium body is carbonated such that it feels electric at first and becomes sumptuously smooth as it washes over the tongue. The flavors are certainly good and consistent with the nose, and is just a tad less complex and interesting than those of my favorite dunkelweizens.

Photo of beeragent
4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of dmamiano
3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a nice copper reddish with a big head with staying powere. Lacing clings to the glass as it slowly recedes.
Wheta malts dominate. Seem to detect a bit of smokiness.
Fruity on the palate. Vanilla notes. Sweet malts with a nice balance of hops but not dominate.
The more I drink this one, the worse it gets.
Very cidery for some reason.

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- dark red color, clear but almost opaque, kinda hard to see through but you can

Smell- malt, dark fruit, interesting aroma

Taste- interesting, malt, spices, dark fruit

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- pretty good, I would drink it again.

Photo of auxiliary
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - Cloudy amber brown color? odd color to me. No lace left on the glass, nice head on pour, but it didn't retain it.

smell -Hops, malt, and some banana.

taste - Mix of clove, and banana here. Mild bitterness.

mouthfeel - Medium body.

drinkability - Nice craft beer from SA. Worth a try, just didn't like the fact I had to buy a case to get to it.

Photo of JMad
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a murky, copper color with a thick, eggshell colored foamy head. The aroma is dominated by clove and banana with some pineapple and toffee in the background. It tastes kind of metallic, other than that you get the fruity banana and clove spice with lots of wheat. It's medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Overall this beer is pretty average, I think they could have done better.

Photo of falconxman
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
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

Photo of Mojo
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle -> World Market Wheat Beer Glass.

This beer pours up a deep fairly clear gold with a big three finger head which stays around for awile and leaves a little bit of lacing behind. The smell is mainly yeast and banana. The taste is mainly yeast as well. There is also a metallic taste. Not much bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is nothing special. Just average. I'd say this beer is very average. Just not a treat to drink at all. I'll pass on more.

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of vwbus7
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of mitch3114
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of KevChiTown
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BigCheese
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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