Samuel Adams James Madison Dark Wheat Ale

 
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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.

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3.6
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

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daknole (11402) - 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.

3.2
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.

3
markwise (5450) - 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.

3.4
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 It had minimal lacing due to the extreme age (almost 2 years out of date), the brew itself tasted kinda wheaty, with a nice dark maltiness to it.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.

3.3
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2008
This beer was very interesting and different. Had some dark fruit flavors, and a graham cracker maltiness, full of cooked grains and some caramel and toffee. I would say the 2nd best from this offering.

3
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2008
(thx 2 Rick) 13 month old bottle - Lightly hazy amber color. Rich caramel/cocoa aroma. Medium sweet medium body. Caramel and toffee is there. Mild and malty. Crisp bitter sweet finish.

3
MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle. Buttery aroma. Very cloudy dark brown colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is fruity and quite malty. Not so wheaty, but quite aley.

2.8
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. Hazy unfiltered brown pour. Nice lacing. Slight wheat taste but is overpowered nicely by a caramel kick. Probably one of the better offerings from this collection.

2.9
omhper (25750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled. Lightly hazy amber. Rich cocoa aroma. Medium sweet with fairly clean mouthfeel and medium body. Caramel and toffee is there. Mild and malty.


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