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Dampfbier - Surly Brewing Company

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Dampfbier
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-04-2013)
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Reviews by xmorgan:
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xmorgan

California

5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hats off to Surly for making a Dampfbier!

I love the idea of Steam Beers and like the German Version using Wheatbeer yeast in an all malt beer primary fermentation warm and later lagered.

Had at Surly taproom and TownHall Lanes on tap.
I evaluate the beer for its style and I love creativity but beer styles are a good starting point. I've had Dampfbier in Bavaria and steam beers and California Common ale and live the malty estery components of this beer. I salute anyone doing older beer styles!

Apperance:Orangish yellow, clear and bright

Smell:Faint wheat yeast and malt scent with a little fruit

Taste:Crisp like a barvarian lager but estery like a Wheatbeer. I get the history of this beer. Poorer people near Chezch beer that could not afford expensive hops or wheat and limited acces to refrigeration (cellars verse ice packed caves).

Thier desire to get a wheat beer and lager taste with out access to wheat or lagering caves. The result is a poor mans wheat beer or a refreshing beer.

Mouthfeel: lighter body beer, bright and light similar in this to a golden ale

Overall: Great lighter estery malty beer.

SURLY, can it!

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2013 20:10:29 | More by xmorgan
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Review from notes on the back of a receipt. Lost and rediscovered just now. On tap at Ed's Bar in Winona, MN on October 18, 2013.

Relatively clear light copper body. Solid finger of frothy off-white head with good retention and lacing.

The hefe yeast is clearly evident with aromas of banana, clove, and pepper. Bready with a clean floral hoppiness.

The flavor is also very yeasty and once again resembles a hefe. Quite a bit of spice, fruit, and bubblegum.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a very crisp finish.

Overall, this is a very interesting and unique beer. I have definitely never tried a dampfbier before and I definitely enjoyed it, even if I wasn't blown away.

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Dampfbier from Surly Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.