jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Brunette pour w/ off-white head. Aroma of clove, nutmeg, and some tropical fruit. Just enough bitter for interest and nicely sweet. Flavors of spice, bread, and fruit. Medium body. Finishes clean.
Nice and complex. great when something bitter isnít desirable. obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
I could smell this beer from the other side of my table right after the poured it. The aroma just wafts around the room and is very complex and inviting. I smell the unique yeasty notes, banana, fruit, clove and nutmeg. The color is a cloudy, light copper. The head is soft and tan and leaves some nice lacing around the inside of the glass. The flavors are very complex and well-rounded. Most the spices show through toward the finish of the beer, with quite a bit of banana and nutmeg. Thereís also a sense of tropical fruit in the body. The beer is balanced nicely with some bready and caramel tasting malts. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle from Harvest collection variety package. Pours hazy brown with off-khaki head. Nose is malt, spicy hops, earthy brown sugar, mild banana. Tastes malty, a bit sweet up front, with earthy nuts, spice, and banana. Pretty complex, and better than I expected. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Appearance: Pours with a nice looking creamy-ish head. The beer is a hazy, dark amber color with particles floating around. The head goes away pretty quickly, and there isnít much -- if any -- lacing to speak of.
Smell: Yeast and pineapple, but primarily? Banana. Thatís what I get primarily. I donít mind that at all though. What a nice smelling beer.
Taste/feel: I really only get banana with traces of malt and bubblegum at the end. I donít mind that at all though, I actually really enjoy it. The feel is seemingly about the same as any other Sam Adams... that relatively thin, watery, and moderately carbonated one. It suits this beer well.
This is my first ever dunkelweizen, and I have to say, it tastes super fruity with all the banana -- maybe thatís not what this styleís supposed to be about, but I really do enjoy it. This is the kind of beer your girlfriend or wife would enjoy... it really is that fruity tasting to me. While it is a lot of banana, itís not overpowering, and thatís why I like it as much as I do. As usual, another solid beer made by Sam Adams. Actually, one of my favorites from them. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-30-12-
Poured from bottle into Sam Adamís perfect pint glass
Appearance Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė 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 Ė An easy drinking, tasty brew with a good balance between roast, malt, and sweet.
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Sample B, 2007jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
This is one of those beers you open and arenít sure if it is even going to be drinkable. But a two year old dunkelweizen in this case is not only drinkable itís 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. Iím not sure what this was like when fresh, but I do like where itís at now.
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. Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
A: Poured with an average-sized, off-white head... it actually stuck around for most of the drinking, at about a 1/2-finger size. Body is dark-orange (burnt orange?) and cloudy. Lighter color than what I would have expected for the style.
S: Aroma is of wheat and average malt... kind of has a "somethingís baking" smell to it, with some bananas and brown sugar in there.
T: Very nice flavor; although short-lasting, itís quite sweet from the malt addition, with a very nice wheat flavor as well. Quite enjoyable, actually.
M: Nice on the palate as well, itís medium-bodied and has a creamy texture. Average carbonation.
D: I was quite impressed with this dunkel; drinking it made me wish that it was available outside of the Harvest Pack (not that the pack is a bad deal, but itíd be nice to be able to buy this on its own in a sixer). Iíd definitely have it again. DarkSong (374) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a small white head. It has the aroma of molasses, clove, wheat and yeast. Tastes of brown sugar, banana, nutmeg, clove and raisin. This is a wonderfully complex quality beer. Finhead (1741) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
A brownish-red pour with white head. The aroma is malty with obvious clove and nutmeg along with hints of banana and vanilla. It has a light to medium body with a slightly oily texture. The taste is crisp and sweet with spicy notes lingering in the finish.