hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
devman171 (513) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Probably everything i dont like in a beer, not to say its poorly made, but its too sweet and weird Belgian ester notes are not my favorite.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a thin white head. Spice and yeast in the aroma with a nice hint of banana underneath. Not as fruity and spicy at the front of the flavor as I wouldíve expected. Light sweetness and banana notes at the start that moves into a dry and slightly bitter wheat middle. Some light banana and bubblegum notes with some yeast hints at the finish.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just OK. The aroma develops fairly well but for an unfiltered wheat the beer was lightly translucent, far from cloudy. That thin appearance continues into the taste and body. Although the elements are there, itís just not quite enough.
Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours with a nice looking creamy-ish head. The beer is a hazy, dark amber color with particles floating around. The head goes away pretty quickly, and there isnít much -- if any -- lacing to speak of.
Smell: Yeast and pineapple, but primarily? Banana. Thatís what I get primarily. I donít mind that at all though. What a nice smelling beer.
Taste/feel: I really only get banana with traces of malt and bubblegum at the end. I donít mind that at all though, I actually really enjoy it. The feel is seemingly about the same as any other Sam Adams... that relatively thin, watery, and moderately carbonated one. It suits this beer well.
This is my first ever dunkelweizen, and I have to say, it tastes super fruity with all the banana -- maybe thatís not what this styleís supposed to be about, but I really do enjoy it. This is the kind of beer your girlfriend or wife would enjoy... it really is that fruity tasting to me. While it is a lot of banana, itís not overpowering, and thatís why I like it as much as I do. As usual, another solid beer made by Sam Adams. Actually, one of my favorites from them.
kramer (4368) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightyl hazy light brown body with a small fizzy off white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty decent, slightly husky and earthy with some light esters of banana. The flavor is a bit thin though, not enough yeastiness or body. The finish is laced with banana and clove. Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. This one isnít the best.
spjensen (84) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a healthy head. Aromas just like a wheat beer but it seems a bit íburntí. Finishes surprisingly easy.
hockeybeerguy (251) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a deep dark brown and leaves the same color body with some amber notes along the edges of the glass. A large one inch foamy white head appears and lasts for a good two minutes. The smell has some wheat and banana up front with a bit of honey in the background.
The taste is basically the same with some added spice. The palate is about a medium body with a slight harshness of carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer Iíd come back to.
Jrwhitney6 (195) - - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of bananas. Tastes of wheat and malt. Pleasant, but nothing spectacular.
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jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a small white head. Grainy aroma with banana, bubblegum and light chocolate and wheat. Grainy and sweet malt flavor with banana and light spice. Medium bodied with a finish of more grain, banana and light spice.
Metalchopz (2017) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of their "Harvest Collection" 12-pack, brought back from the States by my GF. Pours a slightly hazy, dark amber colour, with a creamy off-white head, decent retention and great lacing. Sweet caramel nose at first, but becomes bread-like, with malt aromas, hints of bananas and nuts. Eventually, coffee comes out with the roasted malt. Medium-bodied, with a little stick. The taste is milder, like most Sam Adams, with wheat, notes of citrus and cloves. An average malty brew with some darker wheat.