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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12927) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle - Grains and a bit sweetness. Cloudy gold with a nice white head. Grainy and light sweetness. Very boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
500mL bottle, pours a hazy dark golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is very herbally, earthy and spicy. Flavour is around the same, with loads of earthiness upfront, with some herbal and spicy qualities. Very dry and earthy, like drinking dirt almost. Not overly enjoyable, but quite a competent one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
bottle. deep amber with one finger head. this is a strange one. malty with a good amount of sweet caramel. some bread, very light earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2015
On draft at Spacebar. Poured a slightly cloudy brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light grainy wheat notes. Light, sweet body, some light wheat notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On draft at spacebar in falls church VA. It is a light amber color with a slight head the aroma is bready and malty the taste is bitter with overtones of metal on the palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6260) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On draft at Spacebar Falls Curch. Pours a hazy brownish gold wit an off white head. Light caramel nose. Flavors of cucumber and some sharp spicy notes. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (329) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Very good. Great for the warm and cold months. Reminds me of papago orange blossom. Delicious. Hint of orang but flavorful and smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 30, 2014
bottle. hazy dark gold with large, foamy white head. musty, wet concrete, almond aroma. very light body and quite dry. medium high carbonation. bitter finish, but not particularly hoppy. some dry bitter grassiness in the aftertaste. a german steam beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, 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.

   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.

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