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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.” Local Option Bierwerker 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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
hazy yellow, respectable white head, lots of lace. nose is musty malt, yeasty, hint of hops. taste is rather mild, musty malt with a slight floral hop presence. a mild, enjoyable beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6128) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle @ Studenterhuset, Århus. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, light spice, grass, flowery hops. Flavor is malty, yeast, grain, light bread, flowers, light fruit, sweet apples. Medium body, average carbonation. 251014

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
500 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a clear lightly coppery golden with a creamy, resilient white head. Aroma is metallic, fruits, mineral, some tartness. Flavor is fruits, fieldberry, light malt, spices, fresh cereal. Finish is herbal, earthy, mineral. Lingering banana, spices, cloves, some metal. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1341) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2014
draft the poured a dark copper orange color with thick white head. plenty of lacing on the glass. the aroma was straight up sweet malt with an almost orange zest to it.. the flavor was thick and sweet of malts up front and in the middle. there was also a bitterness in the middle which was still like this fruitiness flavor. hard to pinpoint. the backend of this beer turns into a little earthiness...strange brew but I guess it works.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4922) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Hazy orange - thick frothy lace - nose of dusty and doughy yeast, lightly sour.acidity, baked apples, brown sugar, hazelnut - flavor is kind of dull - some flat, neutral yeast at first - then some apple, bread dough, toasty grain character - finish has some peanut skin and some raisin, followed by some clove and dark bread - meh, okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4868) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at Olympen. Cloudy amber with a medium head. Spicy nose, fruity amd spicy flavours, ending quite dry. Hints of oranges. Original.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mad_Ferret (657) - 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 (1431) - 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 (362) - 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 (1061) - 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 (6633) - 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.


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