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Samuel Adams James Madison Dark Wheat Ale

Serve in Stein, Weizen


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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
My favorite from this collection. Caramel and malt with a slight sweet wheatiness. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2007
brown unfiltered pour with small beige head. Nose is primarily wheat with malts and chocolate and a nice caramel kick. Flavor is roasted malt with some nice off but nice chocolate. Not bad, but not the greatest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
12 oz. bottle from BevMo, consumed fresh just after release in summer 2006. Pours cloudy brown with orange hightlights and a thick beige head that leaves ample lace. Aroma is wheaty sweet and also a bit sour, like a dark brown sourdough bread, hints of dark fruits, some roastiness and herbal notes. Sweet and roasty, fruity and yeasty, with lots of wheat, floral and herbal flavors with a hint of citrus in the finish. Medium to ful body, fairly still, with little carbonation. Like most of these special series SA brews, I enjoyed the smelling and sniffing more than the actual drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Dark brown - a little red. The nose is of toffee. Coffee, cocoa and malty in flavor. The best of the old school four pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Off notes from 10/06. Pours a cloudy dark amber with minimal head and good lacing. Malt slightly on the nose.Taste is thicker, but does not stick around long. You get tones of sweet malts, but they do not linger at all. Smooth on the mouth with a slightly bubbly edge to it. I am editing my scores now as I continue trying to drink this one. I think this one might get dumped too. Might be worth trying once, but not worth going back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle: Brownish in color, quite muddy, moderate off-white foamy head, settles quickly, a few rings of lacing.   Hearty nose of malted wheat, lightly toasted, minor dark fruit skin.   Pale malts on the tongue, somewhat wheaty, a little hearty like whole wheat bread.   Minor sweetness, and a little of that dark fruit skin I had on the nose.   Moderate body, mouthfeel is a bit bubbley.   Very slight ash is present.   Clean finish, albeit somewhat quick.   Not a big Dunkleweizen, but fairly decent.   It could stand to be a bit more robust, but as is I thought it was fairly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: James Madison Dark Wheat Ale
Date: 10/24/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta

muddy brown, whispy beige head, stripes of lace, sweet candy carmel malt aroma, nice sweet chocolate and carmel malt flavor, light earthy bitterness, easy light drinking with good sweet chocolate flavor

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing head. Slight sweet caramel malty aroma. Sweet and bitter slight harsh malty flavour. Different brew. Dry malty slight roasted and bitter finish. Label claims the use of hand-smoked malted barley? Not in my palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy, dark amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Medium-bodied, again these notes of overripe fruit, a whiff of yeast and an edge of....sherry! The finish is dry with a very discreet bitterness. I doubt a German would recognize this as a Dunkelweizen. 180807

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
12oz Bottle. chestnut color, with a moderate sized beige head. sweet, wheat aroma with notes of banana, spice and caramel. Flavor is unique; wheat, chocolate, herbs and a little smoke. Very drinkable. I was pleasantly surprised with this beer.

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