Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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81
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851 Ratings
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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:
37
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Mervin
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Looks like a Dunkelweizen. Very murky brown. Tan head is consistent. Nice lacing sheets too. Sam makes good lookers.

S-Banana bread, banana yogurt, banana Laffy Taffy…You get the idea. Yeasty and very light on spice. Toasted wheat bread.

T-Banana bread, banana yogurt, banana Laffy Taffy (sounds familiar). Slightly burnt wheat bread and yeast are hidden under the banana parade. Not too much spice, and I enjoy that. Flavors are layered in a semi-awkward manner. But I like what they're doing here.

M-Very creamy with carbonation that makes your teeth feel like they are wearing socks. Fuzzy. Would love this next to some banana bread.

O/D-This Sam Adams variety is pretty solid. Another tasty keeper. Need to go out and try a few more Dunkels now.

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Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mckenziac
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Paulaner weizen glass. Taken from Sam Adams's "Harvest Collection" seasonal variety pack.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light brown color with some golden-yellow hues. Has a small, frothy head that fizzes down to a one-finger cap.

Smell: Smells of roasted malts, with some of those good, German yeast aromas. Hints of banana, cloves, and other spices.

Taste: Starts roasty and sweet. Finishes sweet and yeasty with spicy and banana-y subtleties.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated with a medium, slightly chewy body. Pretty much what I would expect from the style.

Overall: A better-than-average mass market wheat beer. I'm always impressed that Sam Adams makes such a wide variety of styles that are more or less faithful interpretations of the style. This one falls squarely in that category and is definitely something I'll be having again.

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Photo of Jdangelo03
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GMB
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rudy0908
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Theheroguy
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of spence524
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of JEdmund
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caramel brown with an underlying orange glow; hazy but clearer than I would have expected; smallish head that settles out fast.

Smells pretty nice though not as assertive as some true German dunkels. Appropriate notes of banana, clove, and sweet caramel malt.

Good mouthfeel—full without being filling. Could use just a tough more carbonation.

Solid flavor with a really great crisp and tart finish. Slightly sweet malts, light chocolate, banana, spices, and dough comprise the flavors here. There’s even a bit of a lemon-like flavor in the finish.

Complex, delicious, and very drinkable—everything a good dunkel should be! Sam Adams did a nice job with this.

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Photo of Mortarforker
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of aubuc1
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy mellow brown with a nice thick light tan head. Looks good.

Smell is wheat bread, sweet, ripe banana, and some esthery yeast.

Taste is pretty sweet. Much like smell, but not as balanced by bread.

Mouthfeel is very thin.

Overall it is a decent beer- not bad for a mixed pack, but certainly not one to seek out. Was better looking and smelling than tasting.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dcook11
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Chuck_25
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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Photo of Apellonious
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the fall mix pack 12- 12 oz

A - A dark, cloudy brownish orange with amber highlights. Pours to a thin half finger head that dissipates to a thin lace quickly.

S - Spices (coriander, nutmeg?), dough, cloves and banana.

T- More of the same, with the clove/banana action taking center stage. Banana action. A term that could be misinterpreted. There is a sweetness, like apple cider like, that becomes more apparent as the beer gets warmer.

M - A touch thin, a bit on the watery side. The carbonation is mild up front, prickly on the finish.

O - Solid beer, could use some more heft, but the wateriness could be by design. This style has always been one I am interested in picking up, albeit occasionally when I am looking for something different, not as a fridge foundation piece.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Sept. 2, 2012 (purchased at Mission Valley (San Diego, Calif.) Vons on Sept. 2, 2012 as part of a Harvest 12-pack for $12.98).
About 2-3 fingers of head. Poured a hazy amber, mahogany with khaki, tan lacing. Average retention on the top, below average on the sides.

Smelled a variety of flavors, but they worked nicely. Got cinnamon, nutmeg, banana, cloves, tropical fruit and caramel. Later read the bottle and most of the above flavors were mentioned.

Taste wasn’t as good as the nose, but similar. Banana, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.

Medium body. Slick texture. Above average carbonation. Felt like a winter warmer. Longer finish.

Liked this beer, but couldn’t pull the trigger on higher ratings. I’d probably try it again though.

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Photo of buffcityx
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big light brown head quickly dies without leaving much lacing at all above a clear dark reddish honey colored beer.

Banana, light cloves, some wheat grain on a roasted caramel malt aroma.

Light caramel malt and quite a bit of banana with hints of the cloves coming through in the taste of this dunkelweizen.

A light dry aftertaste with a little bit of the banana and caramel hanging around on this medium bodied affair.

This is basically just a plain dunkel that isn't to fancy but doesn't suck at the same time. I guess if you wanna try the harvest variety pack you'll do alright getting two of these but I would suggest if you want to drink more of this style look to the European versions, you'll be more satisfied.

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Photo of Vixie
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice looking copper color with a small tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells, nice, I can detect caramel, toffee, fruit, and clove.

Starts out sweet, maybe with a hint of caramel. There are fruit notes in there, and banana and clove.

Maybe a touch thin for the style.

Not a bad beer, but not a real outstanding one either. I wish the flavors were just a bit more up front, but they are nice, and come forward a bit more when warmer. A nice beer for late summer.

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Photo of Larrydoherty
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Iceywater101
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.56 out of 5 based on 851 ratings.
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