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Samuel Adams James Madison Dark Wheat Ale

Serve in Stein, Weizen


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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Unfiltered and hazy, this deep mahogany brew pours with a dense creamy head. The slight tartness of malted rye is balanced with sweeter roasted malted barley notes of cocoa and toffee. Malted barley, hand roasted by our brewers, adds a subtle smoky finish reminiscent of colonial brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
23rd July 2009
BBE Oct 06. Cloudy dark brown beer. Soft semi dry palate. Low carbonation. Smooth and very slightly sour chocolate. Dry finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Dark wheat ale. Smoked barley and malt taste. Has a little edginess to it. Some earthy tones. Rated 8/1/08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5535) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2009
A cloudy brown pour with tan head and lace. A light brown sugar aroma with a hint of bitter. Light roasted malt and a hint of smoke. A tad thin and watery but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3983) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
Sampled at Beerhawk’s Beer Gods in the Boro, aka 1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, By God Beer God Gathering, BG1K Tasting. Muddy water pour with some white head. Sweet and vinous with a caramel wheat backbone. A little watery, but not awful despite the old age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle shared by lithy. Poured a hazy brown with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma. The flavor found caramel, toffee, and light grain. Medium body and sweet throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 Bottle thanks to daknole. Best by October 2006. Most of this leaked out during shipping so it poured a dirty brown water color with a thin whitish carbonation but mostly expectedly flat. Sweet cocoa aroma, toffee sweetness. Taste is smooth dark wheats, lots of cocoa, lightly oxidized. Flat mouthfeel, again expected. Re-rate BeerHawk’s Beer Gods in the Boro, aka 1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, By God Beer God Gathering, BG1K Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me thanks to daknole. This was a full bottle this time around so was more carbonated. Pours ugly brown orange again with a soft white foam. Aroma is sweet caramels, toffee a bit of yeast esters. Taste is cocoa, wheaty body. Original rating 7:2:7:2:13

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2008
To be fair this bottle is going on 3 years old and it wasnt good. Sour and just too old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 6, 2008
I think you could walk on this head its so dense. An intriguing blend of flavors...especially with the rye. Hints of bitter chocolate and toffee balance the rye, while the smoky finish completes the ensemble.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
This beer pours the typical dunkel hazy yellow-brown color. The aroma is slightly sour with some banana? notes. A bit difficult to describe. Light(er) and refreshing with a sweet/ bitterness in the finish. It is good, but slightly smokey. Unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sandman2222 (42) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Good brew. It had minimal lacing due to the extreme age (almost 2 years out of date), the brew itself tasted kinda wheaty, with a nice dark maltiness to it. Not too overpowering in any direction. Would drink more if available to the public.

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