Dampfbier | Surly Brewing Company

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86
very good
70 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 09-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of mmulebarn
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of ARoman
2.99/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is toasted bread, with a mild grass, and a sweet, under ripe, stone fruit. The beer is a clear, light amber shade with a light thin head that has light retention and just a very light lace. The taste is mildly, medium bitter, and a medium light sweetness. The texture is thin and somewhat oily with a light fizz and a light body with notes of underripe stone fruit and toasted grains with a finish that's crisp and clean with a white wine note on the palate and an aftertaste that's white grapes and bread.

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Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of AnalogErik
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Scapino
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer at the kramarczuk's Kielbasa Festival on tap. This beer was clear gold in colour with bright notes of wheat and light crystal malts and munich hops. I could taste the sweet malts, which phased into lingering bitter hops on the palate. This beer was light, sessionable, and crisp.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

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Photo of jarrgal
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of PieOhMy
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MNPikey
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of PappyVans
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SwinginParty
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of garymuchow
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was pretty tame as compared to the beer of same style that Schell's put out few years ago, which I like quite a bit.
I found the aroma very tight and difficult to find the yeasty character I was searching for. A little more noted in the flavor, but tame. I like a little more boldness for the yeast flavor and the grains were subdued too. Blended nicely for a smooth drink and enough body to notice for a smaller beer. I enjoyed but not as much as I had hoped.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from tap into pint glass.

Appearance: Golden, but I can't tell if there is haze or not at the bar. Somewhat thin head, but that may be the pour. I will just give it a 4 since I don't have enough info.

Smell: Smells like a milder Hefeweizen (banana, clove) but without the wheat.

Taste: Fairly strong, bready malt backbone from the barley. Some phenolic qualities of banana, clove and metal. The finish is quite sharp, with more phenols and some spiciness, mostly pepper.

Feel: Medium body, relatively low carbonation compared to a Hefeweizen (which I read is true to style). Semi-dry finish.

Overall: I don't have much experience with the style, so hard to know how true to style it is, but overall I would rather have a Hefewezien.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doyle
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Dampfbier from Surly Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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