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Schell's Dampf Bier - August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's Dampf Bier
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mothman on 07-01-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MNBeerGeek, Jul 12, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a weizen glass

Fills the glass with a lovely, clear golden brew with a proper dense and foamy head that leaves some light lacing.

The smell is lovely, banana and spice and everything nice.

This is a great tasting, refreshing beer. Banana and spice with a touch of hops and the underlying sweet malt.

The mouthfeel is outstanding! Smooth and creamy and luscious.

Overall, this is just a wonderfully crafted, easy drinking beer. The label says it is an experimental, all-barley Weiss "made with Weissbier yeast." I wish it was available all the time. A refreshing and easy drinking brew with flavor.

SD-Alefan, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Rich and clear golden copper with light off-white head. Since this doesn't flare up like an actual Weizen beer, my glass looks a little empty.

Smell: Caramel, banana, clove and spice.

Taste: Caramel, bread, banana and clove mostly. The finish adds in some spicy hops.

Feel: Medium bodied but a little low in carbonation. Fairly dry.

Overall: Without the wheat and lowered crispness, this comes across as a muted Dunkelweizen. Still good, glad I tried, but not a style I would seek out again, assuming I ever see one again.

bsp77, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sgttibbs, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

LXIXME, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Cooper, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Bunuelian, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of morimech
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber color with two fingers of head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. Odd that they chose to filter out the yeast in this weizen.

Semi strong aroma of cloves and bananas. The barley malt underlies the yeast esters and tells the drinker this is a different type of weizen.

The yeast esters dominate the flavor with plenty of clove and banana. The beer is missing the usual wheat twang and is instead replaced by a robust barley malt that gives hints of caramel and bread.

Feels heavy for a weizen and the carbonation is not that active. Maybe a little more life in the body and it would make this more enjoyable.

Interesting beer from the past. I think I would go back to wheat based weizens though since they seem more refreshing.

morimech, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bismarksays, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ovaltine, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a clear light copper color with a small white thin head
S-faint clove banana barley
T- clove and banana with caramel baked bread it tastes better than the smell
M-low carbonation thin mouthfeel but refreshing
O- a blast from the past glad to try this one i found it refreshing to drink but way to light

gatornation, Jul 06, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

Rifugium, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

sparx1100, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

KarlHungus, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

elec, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

herman77, Jul 13, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +9.1%

Largely clove aroma with just a hint of barley grain. Big white head caps a amber of brownish gold clear body. Clove in flavor too but also a grainier malt character. Really dries out quite a bit on the finish, but it is relatively short. A touch of tart, a bit of sweetness.
Nice soft body even with the prickly bubbles and relatively smooth too.
I like this but I can see why some may not.

garymuchow, Aug 17, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle out of a sampler pack.

Smell is banana, vanilla, cream, barnyard and some herbal shizz (lavender maybe). It's crisp on the tongue and wheat-ridden on the finish, mid swallow you can get some bubblegum and vanilla notes. Feel is on the light and clean side , but still has some cream to speak of. Low carbonation.

A good'n. Give me this in a 12-pack of cans, please.

jimmah120, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

SlightlyGrey, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

NickSMpls, Aug 24, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great wheat beer from the crew down in New Ulm. Easy drinking packed with lot of nice flavors. A nice bubblegum flavor. Spicy malts. Cloves and bananas. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. The dry-hopping isn't too apparent.

mothman, Friday at 01:34 AM
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Pug, Aug 02, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I find this quite enjoyable. Reminds me of a dunkel weisse but with sweeter bready notes....

Good banana and clove notes on the aroma and the taste. That combines with the bready maltiness and hints of caramel and brown sugar to make this quite the tasty concoction.

I've never had a dampfbier before I don't think...maybe one of those Schell draft only limited offerings was along these lines...whatever the case I think this is really good and I would buy this one in a sixer for a nice change of pace...

Pretty nice looking beer too..deep amber with good clarity..

ZAP, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

budgood1, Sep 20, 2014
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Schell's Dampf Bier from August Schell Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.