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German Dampfbier

Literally “steam beer”, dampfbier originated from the Bavarian forests of Germany. It is a simple, working-man’s beer made of base barley malt and fermented with the yeast typically used for hefe-weizens. It leads to a medium-bodied beer with high phenolic aromas and flavors of banana and cloves.

food pairingsLighter fair that will not overpower the dampfbier’s flavor will do best together. Mildy-seasoned sausages, salads, fish.


alcohol4.8% by volume

original gravity1.047

final gravity1.010

bitterness20 IBU

maltsPilsner malt, Munich

hopsMt Hood

date brewed volume method
10 Jul 2008 5 gallons all grain
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