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Schell Anniversary Series #3 - Bavarian Forest Dampfbier

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
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In honoring Otto Schell, the second president of Schell’s (1902-1911), comes the third beer of the Schell’s 150th Anniversary Draft Beer Series. Dampfbiers came from southern Bavaria during the late eighteenth century, when the Bavarian Forest was was one of the poorest regions in Bavaria. Wheat was too valuable to be wasted on beer brewing, and the hops of the nearby Hallertau region were too expensive to purchase. So brewers developed an all barley beer, but didn’t have the temperature control to produce lagers. With ales being a rarity in Germany, it required the brewer to travel to the nearest Weissbier brewery and scrounge some yeast to brew their Dampfbier.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2010
On tap at the Sidestreet in Fargo. Poured into a pint glass. Color is orange/ruby amber. There was only a little head, but I think it was because the way the server poured it, must not be experience. Hence, there was no lacing. Smell is of cloves and a little smoked/toasted malts. Taste is of bananas and cloves. A slight hint of hops. Mouthfeel is very, very smooth and crisp. Leaves a great aftertaste. Overall, this was a great beer! I am excited that I had the chance to try it. I am looking forward to No. 4! Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-21-2008 03:57:36

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
LordofTime25 (6) - Whittemore, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2008 does not count
A good dark beer flavor with a light beer drinkablitity! I tried it and drank it the rest of the night!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Very neat! Can’t imagine I’ll ever have the chance to savor another brand of this style. Poured with an off-white head that dissipates somewhat. Some lace. Clear medium dark amber color. Yeasty, malty, spicy aroma. Great barley malt/ bavarian weiss yeast flavor. Perfect carbonation. Fresh finish. Session beer. Clean. Masterfullly done. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1175) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Autumn Brew Review 2008
This beer had a unique flavor which was also enjoyable. Noticed were vanilla, iced tea, honey, as well as banana. Nice thirst quencher on an old style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4436) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Tap at Sterbs, as BDR calls it. I like this but it is not as rustic as the description leads one to believe. I thought it was a lager while drinking it. The palate is light, but seems appropriate for the style. Light red color and it does look filtered. The aroma is unmistakably that of a wheat beer with yeast, banana, and clove. Flavor is just a little sweet, again more wheat and I thought this was some kind of wheat beer because it definitely has those characteristics. Lightly roasted, some candy sugar. I like it, and its great that Schell’s tries things like this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
On tap. Medium amber with a decent head. Aroma of banana, bread, and caramel. Nice light sweet flavor. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
On draught at Stub & Herb’s in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a semi-clear light copper amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates clean with no thin head or ring. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt, banana esters, a touch of marshmallow, and some cloves. Taste is light to medium bodied, very little carbonation with a semi-sweet caramel malt, banana and clove flavor with a touch of pepper. Finish is semi-sweet, a little flat with a light Hawaiian bead aftertaste that quickly disappears.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zeke626 (423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Draft at Stub & Herb’s. Pours a clear, amber body with a reddish hue. Thin, white head. Light aroma of grain and malts with a hint of caramel. Flavor is interesting - it starts out with straightforward malt and grain flavors and then near the finish you get a burst of sweetness of caramel, banana, and a bit of citrus. Clean aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
On tap at Madcapper in Stillwater. Copper color with a thin head. Sweet grain aroma, lightly bready. A light caramel grain start to the flavor, followed up with sweet grains and bread. A little floral hop and a faint bit of banana. Interesting to say the least.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
On Tap in the Schell tasting room. Good, good times down there, damn near got killed by a peacock. Lots of banana, clove and spiceness. Tastes much like a slighty amped up version of Schells Hefe. Why this compared to a "steam beer" i dont know, cause when i think steam beers, I think Anchor steam, which is mostly bland and tasteless. This puppy explodes with flavor, with banana being the most prevelant, but the spicey/pepper aspect balances out the sweetness well. One of my top Schell brews ever.


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