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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
German All-Barley Steam Ale. A lesser known style of German ale once popular and brewed on the Germany/Czech border. Brewed with 100% malted barley yet fermented (warm) with a traditional Bavarian (wheat) Hefe-Weizen yeast, this is the German equivalent of a "Steam" beer. Gold in color and medium bodied with flavors of toasted bread, cloves, bananas and citrusy hop aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3175) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Very nice. The characteristics of the hefe yeast comes through nicely. Thiso is the nitro version and it works well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Draft at Churchkey during Savor week as Folks - Nitro. Clear bright yellow color, thick white head with good retention and solid lacing. Beautiful floral aroma. Taste is creamy cereal. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Mild grass and stone fruit Clear light amber light thin head light retention Very light lace Mild medium bitter medium light sweet Thin oil light fizz light body underripe stone fruit grain finish crisp clean white wine palate aftertaste grapey bread

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (1013) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Tap at brewery. Amber color with a thin white head. Banana, bubble gum, cereal and honey. Bubble gum finish with a dry yeasty finish. Medium body with a fizzy feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (2168) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2015
On tap a surly, pours a clear pale light copper with a medium white head. Fruity candied aroma, banana runts candy, and clove. Taste similar to aroma, like a watered down slightly bitter hefe-weizen. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Draft at Surly. Pours clear golden with white head. Nose and taste is mild banana and cloves. Some bitterness in the backend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Enjoyed on tap at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN while having a nice meal after seeing the Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit. I can’t say I’m a fan of this one, definitely not a fan of the style, lots of wheat. Just meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
8oz pour on tap at brewery. Minneapolis. Beer is much more transparent than expected. Aroma is nice, hefeweizen yeast, banana, floral hops. Pretty nice. Body is medium, a little lighter than j hoped. Not a lot of depth in flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
On tap. Pours a Hazy gold with white lacing. It has a nice banana, clove, and smoke aroma, with a flavor that is biscuit and malt with a slightly spicy finish over a light body. It's like a dunkelweizen disguised as a blond ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2015
8 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Consumed on 5-30-15. Pours a clear, highly effervescent, bright brass with a small amount of off-white to beige head. I wish there were more head. Otherwise, it looks good. Lovely, tart aroma features scents of banana, orange, lemon, banana bread, and caramel. Strong smell. Flavor is a bit stronger than the aroma. Smells more Belgian but tastes more German. Champagne flavor. Banana in the flavor but weaker than the banana effect is in the aroma. Tangy and mineral. Quite pleasant in taste. Light body. Lively, frothy, and refreshing in the palate. I was expecting this to be a subpar offering by Surly’s high standards based on the other ratings, but rather it is yet another big winner from this great brewery. I really like it a lot. It smashed my expectations, and it was perfect for the warm weather day in which I drank it outside.

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