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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, white fruit, some yeast into a bit of grain, slight earth, touch of esters, pepper, some white wine almost in there. Taste was a mix of white grape, pear into a bit of pepper, spice, some bready notes into a bit of earth, grass, finishing slightly bitter, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
[Tap] Tried a pint of this at a Surly tap takeover. Pours a lightly cloudy light yellow color with a soapy white head. Grainy sweetness in the nose. Wheat malts, mild clove and banana and mild floral hoppy flavors. Dry finish. Comes together pretty well overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonmac (611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pint pour at Northbound Smokehouse. Smell is faint, maybe some sweetness. A pale, golden color with a quickly dissipating head. Taste is slightly funky with lots of grain prevalent. A weird, kind of expired fruit aftertaste that I don’t enjoy. Surly does a lot of good beers. This isn’t one of them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft on tap at Bangers & Lace (Chicago, IL). Finally scored this one. Pours a decent hazy darker golden hue, deeper orange amber hues sit in the body with cakey whitish head atop. Stays as a firm filmy layer, sticks around and laces well. Aromas are gentle fruit and dry cereal grains, touches of yeast, dryness, and earth. More fruit and gentle estery elements showw some banana, bubblegum and pear. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body with nice gentle sweetness, apple, gentle spicy yeast. Subtle and soft, cereal with kicks of smoothed out gumball, fruit, and some gentle citrus. Middle is touches of bread, straw, cereal elements and just a kiss of biscuits. Backend shows a bit of florals, bitterness and dry earth. Some melon, florals, almost an Amarillo like fruit hop blend as we start to finish up. Crisper clean body, with just a bit of grainy and bready sweetness as we finish up. Solid stuff, a bit dry and cereal, a touch of soap and fruity hop. Nice stuff, even keeled. A touch sweet on the nose, a lingering biscuity and faint cinnamon waft gives it some character. The beer itself plays out well. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2014
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Pours a near clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a champagne note with light sweet grains and a hint of grass. Flavor has a light dryness with grain and a hint champagne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2185) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Tap; Hazy gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay, & clove; Flavor of sweet malt, hops/grain, and some fruit; Finish is fairly dry; Nicely balanced; Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2156) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a standard golden. Aromas are nice banana and sweet wheat. Flavors are a touch of sweetness with more hops coming through. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2512) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Golden body white head. Faint aroma of hops. Taste is smooth maybe a bit of mineral to this. A touch of banana. Nice for the style. On tap at surly tap room.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (631) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Tap. Rich gold pour. Aroma of bready yeast, hints of banana. Taste is sweet and full. Lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (657) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Tap at Kramarczuk’s. Pours golden with small pillowy white head. Spicy aroma of herbal hops jumps right out against a backgound of honey-ish malt notes. Flavor is impeccably balanced - soft and crackerish malt against assertive noble hops and just a touch of bready yeast, with the hops sustained throughout and holding out long into the finish. Lingering spicy and mildly floral hops last through the finish to the next sip. Sips like an outrageously good and lip-smacking central european lager, not at all like a west coast common ale - so glad I got to sample this.

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