thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewery. This was an offbeat but wonderful dunkelweizen. Pours that wonderful deep cloudy brown color we all know so well with a smallish (for the style) brown head. Aroma is clove, banana, and a hint of black licorice. Taste is the same, with the licorice really coming out in the aftertaste. A great beer from Sam Adams.
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from NZ Beer Awards. Very dark brown almost blacj but you can see thru the glass. Really nice head, holds firm then thins but still covers the surface. A touch spicey on the nose with roast malt flavours wafting through. Iíve stiored this a few months so itís perhaps past itís best. A touch oxidised but still the flavours come through. Nice dark malt profile. Wheat not perhaps as dominant - perhaps filtered? Reasonable, but wish Iíd got got it fresh
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasty chocolate. Brown in color. Flavor is sweet, roast,y and wheaty with a little bit of clove and yeast perhaps. It has a lingering sweetness as well. It is definitley better than the Irish Red which it is competing against.
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 didnít impress me. Iím 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 didnít 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.