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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Dampf Loc is an all-barley warm fermented ale inspired by “Dampfbier” originally crafted by medieval peasant inhabitants of the Bavarian Forest. A modern interpretation of its Teutonic predecessor, this “Hefe Gerste” is true to its roots; unmistakable in character and accessible to beer drinkers of all palates.

Dampf Loc has a mild hop profile, medium body and a clear, rich, orange hue.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, malt, a bit floral, caramel.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
beergenealogy (1) - - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
Dampf Loc evaluation 11/11/14 Obviously force carbonated. Large bubbles sizable head, with too much effervescence. Color is perfect, but beer appears to have been slightly filtered. Too clear for a true Dampfbier. Aroma muted for a Dampfbier. Carbonation has a bit of a bite on the tongue, creating a sense of pepper. Not appropriate for the style. Body is lighter than original beer, which should present full and mellow. Flavor is close to a dampfbier, but needs additional percentage of Munich Malt to enhance the maltiness, which is lacking for the style. Bitterness is spot on, but beer could benefit from a greater addition of Hallertau and Perle hops at the end of the boil to provide a bit more German spiciness (opposed to pepper bite). Not sure what yeast was used, but hints of banana and cloves typical of a hefeweizen yeast, is missing while I am getting a pear flavor, not typical of the style. Tartness is missing. Dampfbier was billed as the “poor man’s beer” in the 1800’s. It was made with inexpensive local barley (German Pilsner and German Munich) and local German Hallertau and German Perle hops with a wheat (hefeweizen) yeast, to compete with the more expensive wheat grain based beers coming out of Munich at the time. In contrast, this beer was one of the more expensive beers I have purchased at $8.95 for a 500 ml bottle. Regardless, glad I had a chance to try this very drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6324) - 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 (1666) - 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 (1393) - 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 (4999) - 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 (4904) - 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 (661) - 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 (1457) - 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 (412) - 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.


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