BeerBunker (954) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, hops, spice, malt, and lemon zest. Taste is of citrus, spice, and slight hops. Has a base of dry, biscuity malt. Lingering spicy lemon taste. Mouthfeel is creamy and heavily carbonated. Pretty damn drinkable. As far as Sam Adams beers go, this is one of their better offerings.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium brown body that was slightly cloudy with a thin slightly off white head that had nice retention. Aroma had a nice clove note to it mixed with bread and banana. Initially the flavor seemed to really showcase that clove note along with some bread notes. It finished with almost an esters a nice banana note but there was pleasant vinous note to it was well it was near the end.
superdude1979 (62) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The bannana and clove shine through on this beer. A wonderful medly of full bodied flavour. Very smooth as well.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a rocky off white head. Aroma has a lot of wheat in it, a bit of clove and spice and a bit of banana yeastiness. Flavor starts with a small spice, though not very imposing or sharp. Stays sweet through the swallow with a bit of a sharp citric kick in the finish and a slight bitterness. Medium body and a fizzy carbonation. Not a whole lot of punch in the aroma or flavor but whatís there isnít all bad. Sort of a blandness that comes with a lot of Sam Adams beers.
thirdeye11 (5835) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours clear yellow/orange and just average lacing. Nose of German wheat, clove. Taste is lightly sour and some chocolate on the finish. Doesnít remind me of most dunkels at all. Watery body, needs more sweetness and finishes quite dry.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Banana clove wheat aroma. Pours an orange amber with off white head. Flavors found in aroma arenít so prominent in the taste, but nonetheless a good dunkel...but not great.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Poured with an average-sized, off-white head... it actually stuck around for most of the drinking, at about a 1/2-finger size. Body is dark-orange (burnt orange?) and cloudy. Lighter color than what I would have expected for the style.
S: Aroma is of wheat and average malt... kind of has a "somethingís baking" smell to it, with some bananas and brown sugar in there.
T: Very nice flavor; although short-lasting, itís quite sweet from the malt addition, with a very nice wheat flavor as well. Quite enjoyable, actually.
M: Nice on the palate as well, itís medium-bodied and has a creamy texture. Average carbonation.
D: I was quite impressed with this dunkel; drinking it made me wish that it was available outside of the Harvest Pack (not that the pack is a bad deal, but itíd be nice to be able to buy this on its own in a sixer). Iíd definitely have it again.
nhamilton (104) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours to a large tan head and has an amber appearence. The flavor is strong, but not over powering. It goes down smooth enough and doesnít leave an aftertaste.
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep reddish brown with plenty of off white head. Aroma is of malt, banana, orange, and chocolate. Flavor is the same with some mango flavor. Finishes kinda sweet. Full bodied. The problem here is that itís not bottle conditioned which prevents this beer from really taking off. Good example, nevertheless.
malrubius (2181) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle in weizen glass. Cloudy amber with thick head and lace. Banana caramel and wheat tang clove aroma. Banana pineapple caramel sweet fruitiness. Mild wheat tang finish. Pretty good example of the style. Refreshing.