angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Bottle thanks to blutt59. Clear orange pour. Aroma is malts, citrus, yeast, spicy. Flavor is clove, citrus, yeast, bread, coriander.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Orange pour. Sweet fruit aroma. Taste is sour and awkward. Dark fruit aftertaste.
chrisok (77) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a small, foamy, off-white head. Aroma: Wheat and clove. Definitely some fruit as well. Flavor was of clove, wheat notes, and perhaps a touch of banana. The palate was a bit thin, but had a decent mouthfeel. Not a bad brew.
BeerBunker (962) - 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 what’s there isn’t all bad. Sort of a blandness that comes with a lot of Sam Adams beers.
thirdeye11 (5952) - 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. Doesn’t remind me of most dunkels at all. Watery body, needs more sweetness and finishes quite dry.
tennessejed420 (940) - 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 aren’t 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 "something’s baking" smell to it, with some bananas and brown sugar in there.
T: Very nice flavor; although short-lasting, it’s quite sweet from the malt addition, with a very nice wheat flavor as well. Quite enjoyable, actually.
M: Nice on the palate as well, it’s 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 it’d be nice to be able to buy this on its own in a sixer). I’d definitely have it again.