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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Sample B, 2007
This is one of those beers you open and aren’t sure if it is even going to be drinkable. But a two year old dunkelweizen in this case is not only drinkable it’s enjoyable. Light brown. Thin head. Molasses nose with nuttiness. Rich and chewy almost like a bock. Sweet, malty with good toffee notes, light nuts. The body still has some vibrancy. I’m not sure what this was like when fresh, but I do like where it’s at now.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59 ) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, toasted bread, light banana, and wheat. Flavor of wheat, toasted bread, clove, and caramel malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2012
12oz bottle. Medium white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, some caramel, light clove. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, banana, light milk chocolate, clove. Light-medium body, some stickiness, light acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
CBC @Sam Adams-on tap-pours a retaining off white head and cloudy amber/orange color. Aroma is banana, sweet light malt. Taste is banana/clove, light/medium malt. Smooth. Missing some Dunkel, but great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9950) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazy brown color with a finger of off-white head. S: Strong banana aromas as well as toasted malts and bread. A nice bit of toffee as well as some subtle clove aromas. There is a bit of wheat character to it as well as some yeast. T: Less banana than on the nose, but still enough to taste it. Quite a bit more reliant on the toasted malt and bread flavors. A nice bit of toffee and caramel with only a mild clove flavor. Maybe even a hint of vanilla. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: A lot of the seasonal Sam Adams beers aren’t very good, but this was quite the opposite.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bov (9077) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 25, 2011
from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - pours a dark orange-brown colour with a little beige foam; moderate aroma of banana and corn; poor malt backbone and a pretty harsh palate, a hint of acidity and a short quite dry aftertaste of banana and wheat - very poor

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9063) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of wheat, carmel, yeast, clove, cinnamon and banana. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of wheat, carmel, light spice and light banana with a smooth lingering spiced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2009
sample bottle from aplusbreaks. Brown pour with a medium tan head. A very malty nose with hints of caramel and some yeast. The nose has held up well considering the age of the bottle. The flavor is really pretty good. I would imagine this was very good when fresh. Very malty and some fruit notes with some faint spices. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Tap @ Flying Saucer KC. Orange brown appearance with a cream colored head. Dark wheat, banana, clove, fairly typical, notable nose. Dark malty, huge banana, clove, somewhat spicy, wheat malty flavor. The banana and clove notes are in overdrive but I still enjoy the beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2010
12 ounce bottle opened 9/3/10. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. The aroma is yeasty with banana and spice notes. The taste is bready, with banana, spice and a tart, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Fairly straightforward example.


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