Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: German Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007

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Ranking:
#38,954
Reviews:
377
Ratings:
872
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
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Photo of Zryan92
4.42/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drtth
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The clear brownish amber beer colored beer pours out into a nonic Imperial Pint glass with a 2” foamy white head that recedes slowly leaving some right and patches lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates some new patches of lacing, most of which slides back down to the surface of the glass.

The aromas include some clove and a bit of banana backed up by some wheat.

As expected from the nose there’s a mix of clove and light banana with some wheat and some sweetness from the malt. The malt sweetness has a caramel-lik3 character is a bit of earthy bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly prickly with some on going moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness, banana and clove begin to fade towards a semi-dry ending with some very light earthy bitterness.

Overall this is a good solid workmanlike Dunkelweizen that is worth investigating. It won’t unseat any of the highly rated Dunkelweizens but it is enjoyable, drinkable and affordable. I’d be happy to have this one again if offered but probably won’t seek it out in the future.

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Photo of Beerguy1990
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SargeC
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of nodder
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sendbeer
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SmokySignals
2.28/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Medium brown colored beer that tastes like spicy banana bread, Taste and body of the beer is rather light. I liked it and would recommend to try at least once.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Quite a well crafted and flavorful dunkelweisen. Highly enjoyed.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.99/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber brown with beautiful frothy head. Light aroma of banana and clove. It tastes like unsweetened banana bread with a touch of spice. It's on the dry side, which hurts the mouthfeel of it for me. The banana bread would be more prominent with more residual sugar. It's a nice drinker though.

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Photo of Grupatre
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Taste: crisp, spiced malt, dark bread, wheat, hint of sweet. Same with the nose. Copper hue, slight haze, big foamy head some lace. Full body. Would pair excellent with brats. 13 IBUs

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours turbid and caramel color orange withe a creamy beige head. Lots of banana and a touch of clove at first. Some deep breadiness and caramel. Flavor is good. lots of peppery phenols nad a light touch from hops surprise to show you smooth but firm banana. Enough bread to satisfy me and not so much caramel that i would say it's too much or too sweet. In fact this beer is delightfully dry. I think the yeast they used can produce a grapey ester like grape jelly. ( I don't smell any really and nothing is out of order here) Crisp with a softer bubble and not too much bite. low hop bitterness perfectly balanced. This is my favorite beer from the case. Dry finish and you do observe a tart citrusy character present int he mouthfeel , but not heavily. Finishes so much better than the other two beers int he case. The proprietary blend of malts they use works well in this beer . dehusked carafa is for color and body without the astringency of roasted malt because ti's dehusked. Chinook are clean without much herbal and leave a good crisp bitterness that lingers gently.

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Photo of Johncnh
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stignacious
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Back to the Bottle Backlog in full force, it seems. No regrets and plenty of Samuel Adams beers to keep me busy for the foreseeable future.

From the bottle: "This unfiltered dark wheat beer is brewed with a traditional Bavarian yeast that creates a wide spectrum of flavors and aromas from clove and nutmeg to tropical fruit and banana. This is complimented by malted wheat for a crisp finish. Cheers! [undersigned] Jim Koch".

I could not wait to Pop! the cap since it was "unfiltered" and I could be as aggressive with it as I saw fit. My heavy-handed pour still only generated just over a finger of fizzy, foamy, light-tan head with low retention. Color was a lightly hazy Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22). Nose gave both clove and banana esters a chance to be noticed, which is better than full-on banana. Speaking of which, I am currently working P/T at Barnes & Noble, unpacking boxes & shelving items with a focus on toys. There is nothing as amusing as opening a boxful of Bananagrams! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but big for the style. The taste was actually quite spicy, very much of clove and nutmeg, aligning to my preference in the style. Yes, I was still tasting banana, but it was not a banana bomb. As to the tropical fruit, I suffer from FOMO since I simply was not getting that as a flavor. Sorry. Finish was dry, mostly due to its spiciness. Here is another one of their beers that I would welcome in a CAN.

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

Photo of dag1991
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 872 ratings