Dampf Bier | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ffejherb on 08-13-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this on-tap at the Victory Brewpub in Dowingtown, PA. It came is a pint glass (the kind that have the bubble near the top).
Appearance: it poured a amber body, transparent, egg-shell head small head good retention, window pane lacing
Smell: not much aroma
Taste: hoppy, spice with some earth tones, not much of a malt backbone
Mouthfeel: crisp
Drinkability: good
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new seasonal from the newly expanded Victory operation.

Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. A little bit of lacing.

Smell is modestly grainy and lightly sweet with just a hint of hops.

Taste is good, nicely malty with some light hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and a bit dry. This is a nice session beer.

I have not had an Anchor Steam in quite a while. This is a pleasant reminder of the early days of my craft beer experience, along with Sam Adams lager and Pete's Wicked Ale.


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Photo of ffejherb
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Victory on 8/12/08.

A - Highly carbonated light copper body with one-finger bubbly off-white head that quickly diminished and left spotty lacing.

S - This brew primarily has a fruity nose with hints of apple and grape, along with a bit of spice, mild hops and sweet caramel malt. Aroma is a little muted due to the cold serving temperaure.

T - Fruity, sweet, spicy, hoppy. Lots going on with the flavor profile and all working quite well together. The caramel malt pulls everything together with an ever-present sweet base. Hops emerge in the finish with a grassy and spicy character.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation and a slightly syrupy texture. Dry finish with a crisp, fruity sweetness and a bit of hop bitterness.

D - I was surprised to see a Steam Beer on the menu at Victory. Their take on the California Common is solid with lots of flavors gelling together and producing a very tasty brew that is highly drinkable.

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Dampf Bier from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 28 ratings