Schell's Dampf Bier - August Schell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: mothman on 07-01-2014

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Photo of bsp77
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev -3%
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

Photo of garymuchow
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

Photo of jimmah120
4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of mothman
3.9/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of ZAP
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
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..

Photo of Mdog
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear gold, good head.

Smell: Yeasty, clove & banana.

Taste: Moderately sweet banana flavor with a fair amount of breadiness.

Overall: Beer #2 from the Schell weiss mixer. The yeast makes the biggest impression here, giving a sweet banana flavor. I couldn't really tell much of a difference between the barley malt in this beer vs. the normal wheat, maybe less lemon flavor (but why would that be from wheat?). Pretty good but not mind-blowing.

Photo of Beerlover
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the first of four I'm trying from the Schell's "Weiss Beer" sampler, it's labeled as #3 on the label, not sure if your supposed to drink them in numerical order for a better taste experience but it says nothing of the sort on the box....

A: clear golden color with thick quickly dissipating head, looks to have very little carbonation, which normally I love, we'll see.
S: smells a little conservative for a normal hefe, the clove and yeast aromas are pretty faint wheat is more noticeable than anything.
T: The flavors really match up nicely with the aromas, there is also a slight banana taste in the mid taste.
M: The lack of carbonation is actually not all it's usually cracked up to be for me, I wish there was more to this in mouthfeel, lets hope this bottle just had a weak seal.
O.A. not great, but I'd drink another, well balanced summer wheat beer.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

August Schell Dampfbier. Third in the 30th Anniversary Series Weiss Beer Box that I'm taking notes on. A beer of this name was among the 8 historical draft-only brews that contended for the honor of being the 150th Anniversary Beer, from 2008 to 2010.

Clear, golden color, large-lace-leaving, bone-white head.

Aroma: Bright, citrus-y hops leap out of the nose, nicely spicy, with a bit of the weizen yeast esters showing up behind.

Taste: Clean, crisp, dry. Hop burst up front, fading back, laying low. Great drinkability, but this is a Schell's hallmark. They make beers you can drink, no doubt about that. There's just a bit of sweetness, a touch of fruit. This is a tasty one. It vaguely recalls the flavors of a hefe weizen, but that only comes to us through the yeast, not from any wheat.

What does the label tell us? "Schell's Dampfbier is an experimental Weiss beer made for this series. It is an all-barley ale, warm-fermented with Weiss beer yeast. It is mildly hopped with a subtle spicy aroma."

Schell's Dampf Bier from August Schell Brewing Company
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