Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was able to try a few samples of this Samuel Adams Dunkelweizen at the Boston Beer Company Brewery in Jamaca Plain section of Boston. This beer is in a promotional contest finals vs Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale. Both started off in a home brewing contest and the winner will be mass brew-duced in their Brewmaster collection. I was a little disappointed in this. When paired with the other beer i thought i was going to like this beer better just because it was darker. Almost a stout color. But the flavor did not live up to the color. Fresh tasting, but the spiceness didn’t impress me. I’m sure others will like this more than me, but i think i different combination or amounts of the spices and flavors they used would make this better.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. had the taste test between the supposed dunkel weiss and irish red. I voted for this one. the red was very sweet.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ the Brewery: What a great surprise! Took the brewery tour on Saturday and found ourselves in the middle of a battle between an Irish Red and this beer for their new special brew as selected by their fans. Sadly, we didn’t get the Red, but we were happy to "settle" for this one. What a terrific version of the style! Delivered jet black with good white head, a rich aroma of roasted malt, cloves, and banana. The flavour was just sweet enough, roasty, and lots of banana. Cloves are the spice of the day, coming through more in the aftertaste. It was a hit amongst the tasting gang of about 50 people, and I have a feeling it will be on the market sooner than later.