heemer77 (5075) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy medium copper body with a light khaki and yellowish head. The head is dense and long lasting. Light banana esters in the nose along with some pleasant floral hints. There is also some peanut butter in the overall sweet smelling beer. The taste is initially bread crusts with some banana peels coming through later in the drink. There is also some woody tobacco that throws off the finish. The banana peels add up as you drink and it gets cloying. Too bad the taste doesn’t quite measure up the pleasing smell.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, foamy light amber pour, sweet fruit and cardboard aroma, sour, wheaty flavors, medium finish
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing balance of flavors and drinkability in this dunkelweizen.
Pours medium brown with a reasonably thick and creamy light tan head. Gorgeous beer.
Nose is quite appetizing with a soft banana bread like aroma - banana with brown dessert spices.
On the palate the banana bread comes through again with the malty component making its voice heard, with a medium to light body, and a gentle sweetness towards the finish.
This is both incredibly drinkable and flavorful at the same time.
ilovedarkbeer (2181) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Burnt bubblegum, clove, and honey. Creamy foamy mouthfeel.
tgncc (2605) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is true to the style, fruity, wheat, grainy, spicy, some smoke. The appearance is a amber color, somewhat translucent, decent size white head. The flavor is spicy, grainy, wheat, dark fruit. The mouthfeel is medium, actually a little on the thin side. The finish is mild hop bittering, and spices like clove. Not bad, a decent dunkelweizen, but not exceptional. Actually, that can be said of a lot of Sam’s beers.
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Clear orange appearance. Sweet smell with some heavy fruit. Dry bitter on the upfront but the finish is wetter than antisipated.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oange-amber. Small, fast head. Aroma: Bananas, clove, caramel malt. Flavor: Same with earthy finish. A good Sam.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy caramel brown color with a lasting light tan head. Smells of wheat malt, grass, and straw. Tastes grainy, some wheat, lightly spiced, some rye, and some hops. Nicely balanced. Crispy body. Semi sweet aftertaste.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a small tan head over a clear copper body. Aroma of banana, rye and husky wheat. Taste is watery with clove, wheat and some esters. Fizzy and watery.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle purchased at Shaw’s as part of the new Samuel Adams Harvest mix-pack. Pours a hazy to murky copper brown body with over an inch of khaki-colored head. Smells nutty and banana notes and hints of spice and lemon-zest and pith. Toasty nuttiness hits first in the flavor, with hints of caramel and toffee, and suggestions of banana and spice. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Pretty darn drinkable. Not at all a bad example of the style - a welcome addition to the Samuel Adams fall line-up!