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Brewed by Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel
Style: Traditional Ale
Zwiesel, Germany

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Named "steambeer" because of its heavy fermentation.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (340) - Greater London, - MAR 11, 2013
Half litre flip-top bottle, poured into pint glass. Amber colour, hazy, large foamy off white head. Retention was outstanding. Aroma was cranberry, malt and dark chocolate, really had to think of a Dubbel or Doppelbock. Tasted cranberry, malt, dark chocolate and molasses. Only drawback was that it was slightly watery. Hints of slightly smokey malt in the finish. Smooth texture, decent carbonation, slightly heavy body but it worked. Only the fact that it was slightly watery held it back from being truly outstanding.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (124) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours dark golden colour. Lighter than you'd think - a strange mix of flavours but very nice - banana, bread, a bit peppery, a bit citrusy. A very good beer

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 27, 2014
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (252) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
Donkergeel bier met schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en kruidig. Heerlijk bier.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hugi (340) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2014
Dark-amber coloured, medium, slightly tanned head. Malty smell, a bit nutty/melanoidinic and sweetish. Taste is malty at first, then a bit of fruits with a low bitterness. Fizzy but it needs some more body - boring finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
500 ml bottle - pours a deep amber with light tan head . Sweet malt aroma . Palette is thin . Light brown sugar sweetness with a faint cherry note . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pugno (55) - Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
Light caramel color, average co2, thin white head. Discreet banana aroma. Watery on the tongue, frizzy on the aftertaste. I fell a little bit of banana in the taste. Balanced bitterness. I should drink more ales...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neur0 (848) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine kupferbraune Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist sehr bananig, fenolisch und süßlich. Der Geschmack ist wie das Aroma, etwas bitter und leicht samtig.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht hefig, muffig. Geschmack leicht malzig, würzig, Karamell, leicht säuerlich.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
50cl fliptop, from tacky sampler "Bayrische Bierprobe". Striking how all of these mixed brewery labels look cheaply glossy in a very homogenised way - have these been rebottled for the sampler? - Dampfbier, that elusive Bavarian style that survived the bottom-fermenting Reinheitsgebot and gave rise to Anchor steam. Fruity lemonade nose, almost as in a Weizen, including banana, clove and orange that persist in the taste, ingeniously balanced by a piquante hop spiciness and drier mouthfeel. Basically an all-barley hybrid Keller brewed topfermented like a Weizen, only thankfully less filling, although heavy on caramelised banana. Nonetheless: nostalgic bonus preservation points for this paean to the now nearly extinct traditional ale culture in DE.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mile (2853) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, (beer rushes out from the bottle) and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish aroma, faint roasted malt and faint fruitiness with light sourness. Body is light toaverage, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and faint fruitiness, light sourness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and light sourness. Bit thin traditional ale with sourness - comes out of the bottle by itself. Not for me.


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