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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Dunkelweizen translates into "dark wheat" and the beer is a darker version of the Bavarian wheat beers of the 15th century. Dark amber brown in color, this unfiltered ale is brewed with traditional Bavarian yeast, which imparts a wide spectrum of flavors and aromas from spicy clove and nutmeg to tropical fruit and banana. The result is a beer that is complex and flavorful, medium-bodied with a crisp finish.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nhamilton (104) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
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 doesn’t leave an aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2009
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 it’s not bottle conditioned which prevents this beer from really taking off. Good example, nevertheless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2486) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 14, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Part of the seasonal harvest 12 pack. Not bad really. Most of these beers that come in these packs are either pretty average or really above average. The beer pours out a dark cloudy brown with a creamy 1" light tan head. Aroma is a dirty metallic, clove, wheat malts, and just a touch of toasted malts. Flavor has a wet dirt character to it, mild raisins, toasted malts, and cloves. Body is medium, above average carbonation massaging the palate, and lightly coating.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TungstenGT (34) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2009
I rated this against other Sam Adams beers I have had. I would have to say this is my favorite Sam Adams brew. I wish I could find it in 6 or 12 packs. Has a nice cloudy, deep-orange look with a nice foamy head. Aroma is of banana/clove. I just totally enjoyed this beer and highly recommend this brew, especially if you like Hefes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4721) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Updated score with draft version 10-14-2011. Bottle thanks to lithy at his Septemberfest. Cloudy, orange-brown with a nice lasting head. Nose of banana, clove, toasted nut, bready yeast. Flavor is pretty much the same. Medium body is smooth and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle from variety pack. Malty with strong banana and cloves. Starts sweet but ends with a nice earthy finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 12, 2009
12oz bottle. cloudy tan color under a small white head. wheaty, banana, melon aroma. flavors of banana, clove, a mild astringency. medium body. nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3893) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Pour is a cloudy brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a decent helping of wheat and cloves. Flavor is a very light banana and clove and finishes very watery. This is a very thin example of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. Appearance: Hazy amber with a small, foamy, off-white head. The head is gone in seconds. Aroma: Wheat and wet dog. Definitely some spice in there too. Taste: Clove, wheat notes, and perhaps a touch of banana. I was actually expecting a little more flavorwise. A little on the watery side in my mind. Palate: Medium-high carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel and a medium-short, wheaty finish. Overall: Tough to call on this one. Not terrible, just nothing worth remembering either. I would say skip it.


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