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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2009
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Found this in the harvest pack and I loved it. Reminds me of what I really did find in Bavaria last fall. Well balanced and unfiltered, this beer pours a cloudy brown. Everything about it is hearty. Now the challenge is to find a six pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4752) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 8/26/09, I made them crack open the Harvest pack into singles so I could buy 1 of these without having to get the whole 12 pack

Aroma: Wheat, lemon, banana, clove, mild spice
Appearance: Slightly hazy orange-amber color, fluffy white head
Flavor: Spice, malty wheat, bready and citrus flavors blend alright with the spice
Palate: Light to medium in body, pretty fizzy, drinkable, smooth
Overall Impression: You know, this beer is alright, but it certainly isn’t great. It is a little light on flavor and character for me, though it appears that others liked it more then I did.

**Just submitted a Photo for this one as well, as it was missing one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2009
A decent enough beer however it is to sweet and light in color for the style. Pours a slightly hazy sweet tea color with a standard beer head, not a weizen head. Aroma is mainly yeast with some sweet malts and noticeable cloves and banana esters. To me this is to sweet, not that I want some hybrid hop bomb, but something with more balance and wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (3725) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Hazy, ice tea color with some off white head. Aroma of banana, clove, nutty malt and some spice. Lightly sweet malty flavor with a bit of banana and spice. Nice body with lots of carbonation, finishes pretty clean. Decent, smooth dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Update 07/25/2012: Now I am thinking if I closed my eyes I couldn’t tell the difference between this and a regular hefe..... Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX (Fall Mixer 12 pk.) Pours a deep hazy dark amber with beige head. Aroma of banana bread, fruity, malty. Flavor is malty, some banana, a little clove, nuts, small sweetness. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation, appears to be a tad bit creamy as well. Overall, a decent brew....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Sam Adams has done it again. Slightly cloudy dark amber body with a thin beige head. Wonderful aroma of banana and nuts, like freshly baked banana bread. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel. Banana, nuts, caramel, and spice make up the flavor. Another winner from one of the best brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7029) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
12 oz. bottle w/ Sample B. Pours brown with a small diminishing beige head. The aroma was malty, fruity (dark varieties, bananas), slightly nutty, yeast, and a hint of spice. The flavor has a nice malt rich malt base with the dark fruits, banana, yeast, caramel, and spices coming through as well. Medium bodied and smooth drinking.

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