Brewed by Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel
Style: Traditional Ale
Zwiesel, Germany


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Named "steambeer" because of its heavy fermentation.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
freekyp (1462) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This bottle was well within the best by date, but still seemed off. Nice nose of spicy continental hops and German malts. pours a pretty lightly cloudy copper. A hint of smokiness in the flavor is quite nice. All that said,my bottle was nearly flat with no head at all. Would like to try this fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pugno (53) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neur0 (815) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht hefig, muffig. Geschmack leicht malzig, würzig, Karamell, leicht säuerlich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1184) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mile (2738) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (3500) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle 50cl, a clear copper beer with low head. Nose is low. Aroma is on apple notes, then a toasted caramel comes, diacetyl and apple skin body, quite strange beer, light sourness, bit watery, vegetable like hops bouquet. Finish is on apple skin and light sourness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2013
Der Geruch ist säuerlich-malzig-hefig. Das Bier ist sehr wässrig-süffig-säuerlich. Sehr angenehm zu trinken, aber auch sehr interessant. Muffig-säuerlicher interessanter Nachgeschmack.
Test vom 11.4.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,9,12,7,12,8 - 9,20

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ambla (23) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2013
Haselnussbraun, dicker weißer Schaum. Im Aroma malzbetont, Früchte (Banane?). Schöne Kohlensäure, mildes, süffiges Bier. Etwas süßlich, angenehm.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (69) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 8, 2013
Maltiness shoed but remains discreet. Interesting to read up what a Dampfbier is. Maybe a good start for a tasting session to introduce the style?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2013
50cl bottle. A gusher. Thick white head which disappears quickly. Slightly hazy amber pour. An ok beer.

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