Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams DunkelweizenSamuel Adams Dunkelweizen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
851
Reviews:
371
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Photo of woodychandler
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
2.82/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thepenguin
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed 8/30/12

L: Incredibly dark for the style; pours a hazy dark reddish-brown with nice head retention. Like many Sam Adams brews, this one is just too dark for the style, suggesting excessive use of specialty malts.

S: A bit spicy, smells of clove with some tannic, almost lactic qualities. Sweet malt wholly dominates and is quite reminiscent of homebrews I’ve made with malt extract, which isn’t quite a good thing. Grew more complex as the beer warmed though.

T: Sweet and bready, with clove, nutmeg, and strong brown sugar hints. Wheat-like flavors with a semi-sweet finish.

F: Medium body with greater than average carbonation. Somewhat slick mouthfeel.

O: Not a bad beer overall. Many Sam Adams seasonals fall pretty short for me, but this was not one of them. A decent US example of the style, though it could have used more banana character. One of the better beers in the SA fall variety pack.

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Photo of jgido759
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rockclimberscott1
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I purchased the fall variety 24 pack. So far so good (very!) as this was last on my list to try of the 6 choices.

A dark amber color, smells slightly like a malty banana spice. Taste is of banana, clove and nutmeg yet tarty. A nice beer to sip. All in all a very good beer and well above average.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This pours a medium brown color with a slight head. The aroma is slightly malty. The taste has some sour elements to it mixed with clove, spices, and fruits. The taste is rather interesting from a style you don’t see too many people attempt. A well made dark wheat beer!

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a lightly hazy, copper brown in color with just a moderate tinge of red. The head is off white, of good size, and very dense and fluffy. Lacing is pretty good.

S- The first impression as the scent of the beer hits the nose is light spices and fruity yeast esters. There is a banana component typical of many weizens that is fairly prominent. Towards the middle to the end of the smell' there is a light, toasty aspect joining the otherwise hefeweizen-like scent.

T- This beer hits the tongue with a biting level of carbonation that leads straight into the banana and bubblegum-like flavors of the yeast and wheat. The spices are a little more prominent here than in the scent, leaving a good dose of clove and coriander on the tongue. The slightly malty, toasted grains kick in again at the end, just like the scent, and balance out a light and fruity flavor with a touch of sweetness.

M- As I mentioned in the taste section, the first and most noticeable part of the feel for this beer is the high level of carbonation. After that, this beer is a touch on the thin and light side, but still fairly smooth.

Overall, this isn't a bad version of this classical German style. This particular dunkel doesn't have the depth of flavor and creamy feel that some of the more recognized German examples have, but is still accurate for the style.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, but only average

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidST
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kkawachi
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KCCO_JSV
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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