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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle. Poured a medium brown in color with a small head that diminished rapidly with virtually no lacing. The aroma was that of cloves and raisins with the scent of grainy malts and an earthy yeast odor. It tasted a little acidic and sweet with a mild bitter aftertaste that only lasted a little while. Mouthfeel was smooth, dry and medium bodied. Overall a tasty but average brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Hazed amber pour with light tan head. Aroma is dried fruit, molasses, and nutmeg. Flavor is sweet brown sugar start with a lite dry finish. Jus a tad fizzy but a pretty nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle from a multi-pack. Clear chestnut color with a bubbly tan head that lasts quite awhile. Big banana in the aroma with some sweet caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet plantains with cloves but a little muddled overall. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Light brown pour, 2 fingers off white. Nose is esters & yeast. Sweet. Middle is bubblegum and dark wheat, roasted grain. Finish is bittersweet, yeasty. Little flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Caramel, Toffee, biscuits, light floral & spice. Clear orange with a foamy tan head. Certainly has the right yeast as the banana/clove flavor of typical Weizens/Wits is the dominant flavor. Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Not a bad effort by SA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2015
This pours a medium brown color with a slight head. The aroma is slightly malty. The taste has some sour elements to it mixed with clove, spices, and fruits. The taste is rather interesting from a style you don’t see too many people attempt. A well made dark wheat beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (306) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Banana and clove pop out on this right away. Almost like tasting a piece of banana bread through your nose and throat without actually chewing it. If it's a little too quickly off the palate but it's pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2015
drank from bottle a while ago on the golf course.remember it being little spicy with some herbal notes..easy drinking and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10239) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"the clove spiciness and the banana fruitiness are done pretty well, though there’s not quite as much difference from a tradition hefe (besides the color) to get very excited. ok brew, though, and a style I like."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - AUG 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-30-12- Poured from bottle into Sam Adam’s perfect pint glass Appearance – Pours a copper-amber color with a huge off white billowy head. The head has a decent retention, but eventually fades to leave a nice level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is malty and a good deal of roasty and biscuit aromas mixed within. There is a light sweetness of light fruit with notes of apple, banana and pear as well as hints of some darker fruits mixed within. Taste – The taste begins on the lighter side in terms of sweetness with a good base of a bready and biscuit nature. A nice roasted flavor soon comes to the tongue. With it, a lighter fruit flavor of banana and pear come to the taste. The sweeter and bready flavors mingle about a bit and then meld quite well at the end as some more roasted and an even heavier banana and apple fruit flavors come to the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to above average side in terms of smoothness and thickness with a carbonation level that is very average as well. It is quite drinkable, but yet soothing on the tongue. It is quite nice for the style. Overall – An easy drinking, tasty brew with a good balance between roast, malt, and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1476) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
October 2nd, 2012 - Sam Adams very un-American sounding Dunkelweizen is another blend of dark, savory tastes that would be just at home in a restaurant as a kitchen. It begins with a dry, dusty aroma, featuring some mesquite wood, warmed honey, and a bit of steak beefiness. And the flavor is much the same: dusty, filled with mesquite, a normal weighted body, a slight cedar bitterness, a low-and-slow honey sugar, a bit of malt and even some cashew. And unlike many of the newer sampler boxes, this doesn’t across as cloyingly sweet either, instead balancing between savory and delicious and sweet enough to summon an appetite for dessert.

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