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Samuel Adams James Madison Dark Wheat Ale

Serve in Stein, Weizen


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RATINGS: 257   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 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 (37603) - 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 (25068) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Translucent caramel brown color, Starts malty and light bodied, light molasses, maple, with sassafras at the finish. Not much of an aroma. Soft and smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear light brown color with orange highlights. Head was thick and off white with good retention and lacing. Aroma was of light molasses, dried fall leaves (in a good sense), and a touch of chocolate. At times there was also an estery note. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
My least favorite of the four pack. amber color with plenty of head. Wheaty nose a hodgepodge of not aromas that don’t really work well together. Thick what body with similar funky flavors hanging around.

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