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Dampfbier - Surly Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 1
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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nmann08, Dec 27, 2013
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XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I guess I'll take the first crack at reviewing this one. What an honor.

Pours a white head. Color is a golden orange.

Flavors of banana, clove, an esters. A lot of bready malt. It's a steam beer with a twist. Very fruity and yeasty.

Mouthfeel: is very dry. Lighter bodied.

Overall, this is one of the better 'steam' beers I have had. Typical surly twist to take a style and mess with it. This one tastes great. Very easy to drink. My pint didn't last long.

mothman, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Gonzoillini, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

KarlHungus, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Surly's Surlyfest event. Served in a Surlyfest stein.

Appearance: Color is a pale golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and about one finger of off white head which slowly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A very yeast driven aroma with hints of spices, fruit, and toasty malts. Big upfront hints of the Hefe-Weizen yeast along with hints of pepper, funk, and cloves. Bready barley malts with hints of biscuit, toast, grains, and straw. Fruit hints of bananas and citrus hints of orange peel, apricot, tangerine, and lemon. Also a slight hint of bubblegum. Hints of earthy hops in the background. A pretty interesting and good aroma.

Taste: Like the nose hints at, a very yeast driven taste with notes of fruits, spices, and toasted malt. Big Hefe-Weizen yeast taste upfront along with notes of cloves, pepper, and funk. Toasted barley malts with bready notes of biscuit, straw, grains, and cracker. Fruity banana taste along with a slight note of bubblegum. Fairly hoppy with citrus notes of orange, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, and lemon. Fairly drying. Quite an interesting taste. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Spicy and pretty drying.

Overall: A pretty good yeast driven beer. Hardly seems like a California Common. Its like a mix of Hefe-Weizen and Cynic style Belgian.

MattyG85, Sep 22, 2013
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3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

NilocRellim, Jan 22, 2014
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Dampfbier from Surly Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.