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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.

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ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 8/26/09, I made them crack open the Harvest pack into singles so I could buy 1 of these without having to get the whole 12 pack

Aroma: Wheat, lemon, banana, clove, mild spice
Appearance: Slightly hazy orange-amber color, fluffy white head
Flavor: Spice, malty wheat, bready and citrus flavors blend alright with the spice
Palate: Light to medium in body, pretty fizzy, drinkable, smooth
Overall Impression: You know, this beer is alright, but it certainly isn’t great. It is a little light on flavor and character for me, though it appears that others liked it more then I did.

**Just submitted a Photo for this one as well, as it was missing one.

redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2009
A decent enough beer however it is to sweet and light in color for the style. Pours a slightly hazy sweet tea color with a standard beer head, not a weizen head. Aroma is mainly yeast with some sweet malts and noticeable cloves and banana esters. To me this is to sweet, not that I want some hybrid hop bomb, but something with more balance and wheat.

HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Hazy, ice tea color with some off white head. Aroma of banana, clove, nutty malt and some spice. Lightly sweet malty flavor with a bit of banana and spice. Nice body with lots of carbonation, finishes pretty clean. Decent, smooth dunkel.

SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Update 07/25/2012: Now I am thinking if I closed my eyes I couldn’t tell the difference between this and a regular hefe..... Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX (Fall Mixer 12 pk.) Pours a deep hazy dark amber with beige head. Aroma of banana bread, fruity, malty. Flavor is malty, some banana, a little clove, nuts, small sweetness. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation, appears to be a tad bit creamy as well. Overall, a decent brew....

hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
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.

alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
12 oz. bottle w/ Sample B. Pours brown with a small diminishing beige head. The aroma was malty, fruity (dark varieties, bananas), slightly nutty, yeast, and a hint of spice. The flavor has a nice malt rich malt base with the dark fruits, banana, yeast, caramel, and spices coming through as well. Medium bodied and smooth drinking.

jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
CBC @Sam Adams-on tap-pours a retaining off white head and cloudy amber/orange color. Aroma is banana, sweet light malt. Taste is banana/clove, light/medium malt. Smooth. Missing some Dunkel, but great beer.

Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Poured into a tasting glass from the tap. This was the first Dunkelweizen that I have ever had and now I am a huge fan. I had this at the Sam Adams brewery open house. I liked the smokieness to it but needed a bit more of it to really describe this brew. This needs to be added to the Brewmaster collection

Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Sample B, 2007
This is one of those beers you open and aren’t sure if it is even going to be drinkable. But a two year old dunkelweizen in this case is not only drinkable it’s enjoyable. Light brown. Thin head. Molasses nose with nuttiness. Rich and chewy almost like a bock. Sweet, malty with good toffee notes, light nuts. The body still has some vibrancy. I’m not sure what this was like when fresh, but I do like where it’s at now.

Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
2007 "Sample B" bottle shared by Daknole. Pours cloudy brown with scant tan head. Rich malty aroma with lots of raisins, dates, other dark dried fruit, molasses, and the crust of rum cake. Medium carbonation, good palate. Fruit cakey malts balanced by a nice dryness. Like an old actress can still perceive its heyday shine, which impresses. Clean finish is a little thin but the beer has stood the test of time exceptionally well.

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