Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Dunkelweizen
Ranked #49
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,368
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 14.9%
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
507
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 30, 2021
Added:
Aug 24, 2007
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  49
SCORE
79
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Rated: 3.55 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.53 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2020
 
Rated: 2.27 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by SleepyHorse from Georgia

Feb 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.12 by DOCRW from Washington

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.13 by Mjk5026 from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2018
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Rated by Nickmonreal from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I really like this style of beer. They do it well
Dec 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Look - poured from a 12 oz can. A light caramel color. Clear, a lot of carbonation, and little to no head. If someone told me this was a soda, I'd believe them. Not the most enticing of looks. This doesn't quite agree with some of the other reviews I've read, so I wonder whether this one is just a bad egg.
Smell - a lot of flavors picked up in the nose, including bananas, cloves, and nutmeg. all of this, however, is masked by a strong scent of sweetness, which almost smells artificial. So far, I'm still not in on this one.
Taste - thankfully, the taste makes up for a bit. solid wheat backbone, with the flavors lingering from start to finish. not as sweet as the smell, but still a tad bit too much for me.
Feel - light bodied, high carbonation, and right around the standard ABV for the style at 5.1%.
Overall - this one was a bit of a miss for me. I wouldn't say that it was awful, but most certainly nothing to write home about. below average relative to beers of the same style.
Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by JayKay412 from Pennsylvania

Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by ALLMUCH from Pennsylvania

Nov 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by csnyder83 from Maryland

Nov 01, 2018
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Reviewed by BeerNinja007 from New Hampshire

1.93/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
I got this in a Sam mix pack. I like Dunkelweizens. Unfortunately this is NOT one. Nothing on the can or packaging suggests that it's a spiced beer. (Note that "spicy" and "spices added" are not the same thing.) Code "2088 P 0852 Jan 2019 51" on the can bottom.

The can has a picture of a pretzel and some wheat berries on the front, which makes one think of wheaty, bready beer. However this crap tastes like nothing but gingerbread. Imagine eating a Yankee Candle named "gingerbread". Spices are way, way overpowering, WAAAAAY over the top. Ginger-clove bomb. It tastes nothing like a traditional dunkel. It doesn't even taste like beer. An accurate description would be "Gingerbread-spiced malt beverage" or something similar. No way is this brew produced without an overload of spices added. A complete bastardization of the style. AWFUL!
Oct 28, 2018
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 oz. can with a best by date of Jan 2019. Sampled on October 26, 2018.

It has an attractive appearance of golden amber with a humongous, lingering white foamy head and a lot of lacing.

Lots of character in the aroma including a toasted wheat, sweet toffee malts, banana, coriander, and Allspice.

Medium to full body and also very smooth

It begins sweet and malt but the spicy characters roar in in short order to balance it out and bring this to a subtle, warming finale.
Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by edward_boumil from New York

3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Good dunkel lager.
L: Looks nice, massive frothy head with excellent retention, soapy lace, slightly hazy
S: Dark bread, spice, caramel, dark sugar
T: Slightly dry, has touches of nice christmas-like spice. Dark sugar sweetness, some light hop bitterness on the finish
F: Really smooth. High carbonation. Pretty substantial body but not too heavy
O: Good lager beer, certainly enjoyable will revisit.
Oct 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by Zryan92 from Massachusetts

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

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.
Sep 14, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Beerguy1990 from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by SargeC from California

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by jbarletto from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.1 by nodder from New York

Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by sendbeer from Georgia

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Nov 13, 2017
 
Rated: 2.28 by SmokySignals from North Carolina

Oct 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2017
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Reviewed by feuematt from Pennsylvania

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.
Oct 10, 2017
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

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.
Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

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.
Oct 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.76 by Grupatre from Michigan

Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

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
Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by BigMFDaddy from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.48 by BigMike from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2017
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Reviewed by utopiajane from New York

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.
Sep 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.61 by Johncnh from New Hampshire

Sep 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by Stignacious from New York

Aug 25, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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.
Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by dag1991 from Ohio

Jul 17, 2016
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