crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 the bartenders pronounce dampf wrong, but fuck it, this is one of the best american brewed german style beers.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at LO... Medium peach, mostly clear, great looking head, bright white, perfect retention and lace... Smells a touch sweet sugary, a touch of pilsner malt with a bitter floral note, subtle but I like it... Tastes great, I hate lighter german beers until now, lightly sweet balanced with enough floral hops to make it totally crushable, a distinct rice finish is my only complaint... This is awesome, try it.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Notes of citrus, sweet bread and floral hops. Pretty darn good beer. Wish it was in bottles...or more available around me.
DrnkMcDermott (2716) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge, 9/28. A hazy-brownish amber, a half inch of foamy head. A brown ale malt nose, well balanced by what smells like Northern brewer hops. Taste is big on both malt and hops, and more complex than a broad-appeal flagship beer like Anchor Steam. Just sayin’. The description on the menu claims it should have a mild profile, but everything here is pretty bold and up front. Probably just tapped the keg. More like a Steam-Oktoberfest for all its maltiness. Some spices on the palate, no doubt from the warm ferment. Impossible to drink quickly, and surely best enjoyed on draft. Yet it still has the pretense to try for a "crisp, clean" lager finish.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange copper with a thick head. Notes of yeast/bread with mild bitter hops. Hops show a mid bitter nuance with a hidden malt underbelly. A nice hop finish that goes long.
Lukaduke (1472) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper amber color with a healthy two fingers of tight bubbled foam. The nose understated with light whiffs of sweet grain, touch of yeasty tang and a bit of fruity esters. The palate follows with a nicely balanced highly drinkable beer. Nice round malts with touches of doughy bread yeasty esters and a hint of grassy bitterness. Nice focused beer !
merc7186 (1467) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Medium Grainy Malts, Mildly Floral, Mild Honey
T: Orange Hops, Crisp, Bready, Mildly Malty,
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Crisp, Mildly Drying
Overall, a pretty nice Cali steam beer, nothing that will blow you away but the style is not a mind blowing style either.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shaker on draft at the Local Option. Dark, muddy, amber-brown color, no clarity. The aspect that stood out to me was definitely damp malts. It felt a bit like wet bread with a hint of American hops hiding in there. Light drink, medium to light carbonation. Very malt driven and in a novel way. Very subued and gentle on the cheeks. I liked it but would not be my "go-to" beer.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Malty bready aroma with cereal notes. Pours a rich golden color with a white head. Bready Malts upfront with grassy hops and an earthy bitterness and very crisp finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8453) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy brown with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is weizen yeast, caramel malt and spicy hops. Fla.vor is malt dominant with spicy yeast notes, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.