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Local Option Dampf Loc - Neue Welt Hefe Gerste

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Style: Dampfbier

Local Option Dampf Loc is an all-barley warm fermented ale brewed by the folks from Chicago’s Local Option; inspired by “Dampfbier” originally crafted by medieval peasant inhabitants of the Bavarian Forest. During the fermentation process generous amounts of foam and surface bubbles burst in the tank, giving the illusion that the ferment is boiling or “steaming.” Tony Russomanno and Noah Hopkins took it upon themselves to brew Dampf Loc as a modern interpretation of its Teutonic predecessor, creating a “Hefe Gerste” ale that is true to its roots; unmistakable in character yet accessible to beer drinkers of all palates.

Dampf Loc has a mild hop profile, medium body with pleasant effervescence and a clear, rich, orange hue. Dampf Loc is ideal for warm months, yet enjoyable year round.
Web: http://www.localoptionbier.com
Bottle Size: 1 Pint 0.9oz (500ml)
Suggested Serving Size In: Weissbier Vase
Serving Temperature: 45°F, 7.2°C


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mad_Ferret (627) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
500ml bottle @ Stefans place 30/6-14. Hazy orange, white head. Oranges, yellow apples, yeast and dough, some bubblegum and herbs. Sweet with fruity notes of oranges, apples and apricot, bubblegum, wheat, cookies, some bread and hay. Soft low grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth texture. Slightly uncertain and soft around the edges with a yeasty fruity taste with hints of bubblegum. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
.5 L Bottle. A light to mid bodied fig and plum tasting ale. Reminiscent of many a beer sampled in nameless abodes about Bohemia and Bavaria all those years ago during my rambling days. Large foamy head. not much lacing left behind which was a tad surprising. Nose of deep malts. Wish it wasn’t so damned pricey.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Tap from Happy Gnome. Light golden in color. Very minimal hop presence as expected. Taste heavy on malted barley. Not a lot of complexity. Sweetness is there. Aroma is mild. Some caramel notes. Hard to find much to appreciate. Disagree that it fits a summer atmosphere.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a hazy orange-gold with a fluffy khaki head that settles, leaving touches of soapy lace. Nose involves caramel, toasted malt, some metallic notes, a bit of molasses, some dusty yeast, and nutty almond notes. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, fairly oily, decent action, with a fairly dry and toasty finish. Interesting brew, pretty enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5944) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at Happy Gnome. Slightly hazy golden pour with a small white head. Grain and apple in this. Moderate palate with some carbonation. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (1865) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2014
16.9 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and grass. Taste is malts and grain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has red fruits, apple, some earthy yeast. Bit hazy (notes don’t mention colour indication) beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweetish, slightly bitter and has red fruits, apples, hints of honey. Nice and unusual beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. MOderate malty and hoppy aroma. Some wheat notes. MOderate bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Not wellbalanced. Oily palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Sample at Twenty Tap. Clear amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, wheat and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of grainy malt, caramel and ripe fruit. Subtle hops in the background. The finish is grainy with an earthy malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Very interesting beer. Give this to a BMC drinker to try and turn them on to good beer. Very light and easy to drink. Aroma was a little weak which worried me. Earth, nuts and a slight wheatiness. Pour was a somewhat cloudy dark orange with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was delicious. Great session beer. Nutty, with notes of apple, banana and toasted biscuits. Very crisp with nice strong carbonation. Quick and light finish. Fantastic beer


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