1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dampfbier - 1 Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel GmbH & Co.KG

Not Rated.
DampfbierDampfbier

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

21 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
1 Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel GmbH & Co.KG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-23-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JCBears:
Photo of JCBears
JCBears

Germany

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%

appearance: Beautiful color a rich brown that just screams BEER!!

smell: Oh so sweet almost candy like a bit over powering, knocks it down significantly

taste: Bit on the sweet side but I cannot complain too much. A caramel taste that really says something nice about the beer overall

mouthfeel: A bit sticky but not so much as to bring the brew down too far. A bit too stout for my pallet personally

overall: Not a bad brew however it taste like a desert not necessarily a bar beer

01-01-2014 02:16:03 | More by JCBears
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%

A German barley ala stem brewed beer...interesting.Poured into a becker a a clear copper color with a nicely formed fluffy one finger slight off white head that settles into a thick frothy mass.Wow alot of fruit and heavy caramel in the nose,it's very altbier-like but amped up a little.Alot of caramel and fruit up front on the palate but it dries out nicely about midway thru and into the finish.Not what I was expecting but honestly I didn't know what to expect,I really liked it.

01-31-2013 21:16:40 | More by oberon
Photo of gmelcar
gmelcar


4/5  rDev +5%

11-26-2012 21:25:57 | More by gmelcar
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -10%

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass.

A cloudy amber dark brown hinting mahogany body hinting, gives a simple white head with a little bit of staying power. Some good retention and managing to keep things sticking around.

Nose is quite grainy, but also with a big yeast punch. Fairly clean, sense of real light body character. Very faint light toasty grains and malt. Nothing that makes me get excited but nothing offensive either.

A sweet malt richness hints on first sip, but then the palate weakens. Finish however brings some of the wet body a little better, as the grain malty action grows with some dry sweetness. Large on a barley drying angle.

This is an interesting style that I've never had before, but it unfortunately in the realm of everything I've had doesn't seem to grab me. It's certainly an enjoyable beer though.

03-31-2012 22:34:50 | More by smakawhat
Photo of Liquoric3
Liquoric3

Germany

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-20-2012 18:22:32 | More by Liquoric3
Photo of egnacadja
egnacadja

France

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-04-2013 20:09:11 | More by egnacadja
Photo of Absumaster
Absumaster

Netherlands

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

A clear amber brown beer with a thin head.

Smell is flowery and a little tart. It reminds me a little of a Flemish Ale sourness. Lactic acid? Not sure, but it smells odd. Also a decoction, Maillard kind of maltiness.

Taste is little malty with decoction notes. A little nutty. The initial tartness is hidden away in the background. Like paterlodie says, this must be sauermalz. It certainly is not the infectious kind of tartness. The beer has been fermented pretty clean and besides the odd sourness this beer is a straight forward German beer. It finishes of a bit dry and has a short aftertaste.

08-31-2008 15:26:01 | More by Absumaster
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -21.3%

10-30-2012 23:24:50 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
Photo of crossovert
crossovert

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

500ml flip-top bottle. Mindestens haltbar bis: 21.12.11.

It is always fun when you discover a new style of bier. This one happens to be one of the rarest of them all. And this brewery claims some fame from it.

It pours a beautiful color. Not the same as an oktoberfest but a very orangey brown with a nice off-white head that leaves some speckles of lacing.

The smell is for sure maltier than a helles, but not as roasty as a dunkel. It shares a nuttiness with Oktoberfest but it isn't the same. It is more of a sweet fruit aroma as the yeast impacts this beer greater than an average lager.

The flavor is deep. It has a mild tartness that lends itself to almost a cooked pizza crust flavor. There is of course some nuttiness and a noticeable fruitiness. It is definitely unique.

It is a nice beer, nothing amazing, but something different.

06-05-2011 17:09:23 | More by crossovert
Photo of bigred89
bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2012 00:43:24 | More by bigred89
Photo of paterlodie
paterlodie

Belgium

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

Woww this is certainly one of the strangest german top fermenting beers I've ever drank. Most certainly not an altbier but closest to what this one is. Poors in fine with average head and nice brown color with orange shine in it and totaly clear. Nose is strange; sweet, grainy, and creamy nose. Grassy, sour and a smell I recal from germinating malts( Sauermalt?). Anyway something else as the regular and a nice one for a change!
Taste is strange too; very malty and sweet, little ironlike, little sour and caramellic. Takes a long time before aftertaste starts and is only litle bitter. Mouthfeel is eating and drinking at the same time plus all tasting pupils lighting up so as complex as can be but good.
Drinkability is good; loved to drink this one but it's strageness makes it only enjoyable every now and then. Good beer though and in my eyes realy a must taste when available and never tried before!

02-23-2005 16:37:18 | More by paterlodie
Photo of BlakeDaSnake
BlakeDaSnake


4.23/5  rDev +11%

Comes with a ceramic swing cap

A - The color of this beer will fool you. It looks pretty dark but don't let it diseave you!!

S -Barley takes over the nose but it'svery nuetral.

T - Some malts nothing overpowering. Leaves anice after taste in your mouth making you want to keep sipping on this beer

M - Depends on who opens this beer for you....With these ceramic swing caps if the bartender opens it too quickly it will taste different and you might lose most of your beer to the counter....but if opened properly it fills out nicely.

O - I highly reccommend it

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 17:40:51 | More by BlakeDaSnake
Photo of rredshift
rredshift

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-14-2014 18:05:11 | More by rredshift
Photo of jonb5
jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Half litre flip-top bottle, poured into pint glass. Amber colour, hazy, large foamy off white head. Retention was outstanding. Aroma was cranberry, malt and dark chocolate, really had to think of a Dubbel or Doppelbock. Tasted cranberry, malt, dark chocolate and molasses. Only drawback was that it was slightly watery. Hints of slightly smokey malt in the finish. Smooth texture, decent carbonation, slightly heavy body but it worked. Only the fact that it was slightly watery held it back from being truly outstanding.

03-11-2013 11:33:30 | More by jonb5
Photo of StJamesGate
StJamesGate

New York

3.08/5  rDev -19.2%

Loose fast-fading white head over a pale amber body. Gooey golden syrup nose with a whiff of acetone.
Apricot preserves, banana esters and a touch of herbal hops.
Cloying finish. Chewy, light to medium and round.

"Altbier" is not exactly right; dampfbier is more traditional German farmhouse ale.

Rough and ready. This one may be past its best, but it is smooth and overall drinkable. However, it's still only playing like high end homebrew which, given the style's roots, is about right.

06-19-2012 10:50:45 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of alex228
alex228

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

The owner of the bar said he had some brand new steamed beer that I just had to try.

First thing you notice is the brownish amber color. Did not pour too thick nor too thin.

The smell was a delightful kick in the face. It was like a sweet malty smell. Almost roasty one could say.

The taste was just great. Just the right thickness. Little bit of an aftertaste but nothing undesirable.

I was thoroughly impressed with the beer. I always enjoy trying new drinks and this was definitely a pleasant experience.

02-16-2012 07:29:37 | More by alex228
Photo of Drew966
Drew966

Florida

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%

Dampfbier, labeled as being a steam beer, barley ale from Bavaria, pours a copper color with a thick white head from a brown half liter flip top bottle. The aroma is kind of sweet with a touch of spicy hop. The flavor is also kind of sweet with a caramel flavor which hits after some spicy hops. This beer is somewhat light bodied and goes down easily. Interesting, I see it's classified as an altbier, I'm not sure what it is, but it's decent.

08-10-2013 22:12:14 | More by Drew966
Photo of HamGlade10
HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-13-2012 01:24:01 | More by HamGlade10
Photo of stevoj
stevoj

Idaho

4/5  rDev +5%

06-20-2012 17:25:41 | More by stevoj
Photo of DeutschesBier
DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

09-16-2013 13:11:16 | More by DeutschesBier
Photo of mick303
mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a big head of fluffy foam. Colour is a nice coppery, medium/dark brown. Nice film and lacing.

Aroma has a nice thick boozy maltiness. A bit of a banana note with the fruitiness. Altogether quite pleasant and balanced.

Taste has some initial malt with a defined crisp fruity edge. Mild sourness. Comes in with a bit more acidity later. Predominated by thick roasty malts, and some apples. Fairly straightforward, and started pretty bland, but developed more character gradually.

Mouthfeel is okay, a bit on the thin side. Carbonation is pretty light, drinkability is pretty okay.

Definitely different. Good example, this beer is fine, but not enticing enough to really go buy more. Refreshing and crisp but taste is a bit bland and straightforward. Light in body with a good roast malt profile. Good experience.

09-14-2012 16:34:04 | More by mick303
Dampfbier from 1 Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel GmbH & Co.KG
85 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.