Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams DunkelweizenSamuel Adams Dunkelweizen
BA SCORE
3.49/5
864 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,716
Reviews:
375
Ratings:
864
pDev:
14.61%
Bros Score:
3.35
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
43
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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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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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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

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
2.82/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thepenguin
3.63/5  rDev +4%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of PJCarnell
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rockclimberscott1
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 864 ratings
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