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Brewed by Dampfbierbrauerei Zwiesel
Style: Traditional Ale
Zwiesel, Germany

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named "steambeer" because of its heavy fermentation.


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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
freekyp (1634) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1202) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
Swing-top bottle 50cl. (from drinks-of-the-world.de). Clear medium to dark amber color, small but steady frothy off-white head, diminishes slowly, good lacing; sweet malty nose, strong banana, bit vanilla; taste medium sweet and light bitter, toasted malts, nuts; medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation, light sweetbitter aftertaste, light spicy and fruity notes; aroma promises a lot but alas not followed accordingly by taste and aftertaste, both on the thin side.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (485) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 3, 2015
500ml bottle as "Arber Dampfbier". Pours light brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, bread and malts. Sweet and watery taste. It’s ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McSherman (327) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
Schöne orange-rote Farbe. Aroma: fruchtig-säuerlich. Geschmack: ölig, malzig, würzig, leicht trocken, wenig Hopfen Gut!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (4403) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear full amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with notes of hops and yeast and touches of fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with sweetish notes of caramel malt and estery touches. Lively carbonation, but the body is rather watery. Slightly bitter but mild aftertaste with hints of yeast. Very easily drinkable but nothin really special.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fisler (213) - Bamberg, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2015
In der Farbe Bronzen, Schaum perlt leider sofort weg. In der Nase malzig, im Geschmack sehr karamellig, süß, etwas Banane ist auch dabei. Süffig, mir aber etwas zu süß.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sharkydodson (631) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 30, 2014
my one was called Arber Dampfbier... smooth malty aroma with shades of apple, plum and dogrose... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of toffee and forest berries... sweet and dry aftertaste...

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, shared with Felix and Bryan. Weak, watery, dilute caramel and nothing else. Drainpour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Cloudy golden with a fine foam. Malty, sweet taste. Dry aroma with notes of caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (4929) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Tall flip-top half-liter bottle, BBD 25th Oct 14, my second bier of my German night on 25th July 14: obtained from Beers of Europe and poured into a large ’Wolnzacher Brauhaus handled jug. Bright and clear amber body with a full off-white crown on top. Yeasty and caramel nose with a taste to match, semi-sweet and malty: this is my sort of brew. I make no secret about the fact I prefer the maltier sweeter brews generally and this fits the bill perfectly for me, it’s a joy to drink. Fresh and out of a well kept barrel it must be heaven, I might have to visit Zwiesel one day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (354) - - 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


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