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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams DunkelweizenSamuel Adams Dunkelweizen

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.24/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this one in a mixed 12 pack. This is my first time trying this beer but i love this style so i hope this beer doesn't disappoint. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a lionel train weizen glass.

A- Pours straight copper, with 4 fingers worth of off white head that turned into a thin layer that stayed the whole time. Looks good.

S- Pretty tame, i was excepting more cloves and bananas then i got, a little bit of sweet caramel malts barely show up.

T- Spices and a slight clove taste are the first to show up and a slightly sweet and pretty bitter aftertaste that stays for a while. The flavors aren't close to as bold as i would like and banana really didn't show up.

M- Thicker then it should be and it felt a little over carbonated. The after taste sucked.

D- I wouldn't drink more then one of these due to lack of flavor and bad after taste.

Overall this beer was a let down. I love this style but Sam Adams didn't give it the justice it deserves. Everything about this beer felt held back. Go back to the drawing board and drink some good german examples for inspiration. Wont be getting this again.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

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

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2.35/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a hazy sierra hue with a good, frothy head. Lighter in color than most in the style. Little lacing.

S: Yeasty aroma with a soft touch of lemon zest and banana.

T: Typical hefe taste with banana and soft spice, but not much of either. A bit too sweet and needs a bit more balance. Very light in flavor with a clean, watery finish.

M: Very light-bodied and missing the creamy density of a good German wheat beer. Moderate-carbonation.

D: Easy to drink and not particularly offensive, but this one falls far short of what I typically expect of a good dunkel in every category.

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2.38/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Very little head. No lacing. Unfiltered, but not cloudy. It's an appealing beer--nice to look at.

Smells malty with maybe a hint of banana somehow. Not great though.

Tastes harsh at first--took a few sips to warm up to it. Aftertaste of something like my grandmother's perfume. I am not enjoying the aftertaste. I get a sour taste too, which isn't unpleasant, but isn't enough to save this beer. There's a lot of complexity here, but it's just not good to my palate.

Mouthfeel is sharp at first, a little thicker than expected. Crisp at the finish, but then leaves a sort of coating in your mouth. It's interesting, but I am not a fan.

I probably would not drink this beer again, unless I didn't have any other real (beer) options.

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2.42/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle

App: A cloudy brown, akin to apple cider. A frothy white head that quickly dies

Smell: Similar scents to weizens, but the dark malt lends itself to an apple scent. A hint of flowery hops underneath. A nice blend of roasted malt and wheaty sourness.

Taste: Greeted by a slight sweetness that quickly fades. The main body of flavor is a very dry malt. Ends with a strong biting hop flavor. An almost watery aftertaste. An overall lacking flavor that is dominated by the bitterness of the hops.

The body is exceptionally crisp; not smooth enough for a weizen.

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2.49/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I don't know what to say about this one. The taste is one of the most unique that I have had in a beer. It is also one that I did not like. I has a weird sweetness to it that I can't place. To me it was almost like cantelpope that was past ripeness. It also finished with a really odd aftertaste that I can't describe. I know that doesn't help but I just can't place it. Although it looks good in the glass it didn't have a multi-beer drink ability that I like. To be sure I had two and the second didn't go down any better than the first. It is obvious from the mostly favorable reviews that I am on the opposite side of the spectrum on this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 866 ratings
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