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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Tap; Deep hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of light malt/wheat, faint hops, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, hops, some caramel, and citrus (notably orange); Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
Stark karbonisierter, trocken hefiger Antrunk. Steigend bitter, etwas hopfig herb, frisch. Süffiges nettes Bier. 11/10/11/11/10/11

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 16.9oz bottle .. . pours a deep amber .. mild head, medium lacing .. . hard dough and mild yeast, some cereal .. . light all around, those poor jews .. . clean finish though .. . ."Easy" bake oven my ass. This steak is taking foreverrrrrr.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle:   Orangish straw, hazy, moderate sudsy white head, little lacing.   Faint apple/pear skin like fruitiness on the nose.   Pale breadiness, soft sweet pale fruit like the nose suggested.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, but a little boring.   Just seems to be some pale breadiness with faint fruitiness.   Too soft overall.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2528) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2014
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear dark amber color. Almost no head. Having difficulties to describe that beer. Almost nothing sticks out to give it dominant aroma or taste. If anything is detectable then bit on hazelnut in taste. But still very drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20218) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottled@wPBFIII. Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, some floral and fruity notes along with mild wood as well. Flavour is fruity, wood, mild earthy and floral notes. Rich carbonation, but otherwise a nice brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9007) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
500ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Fairly subdued aroma, some grains, touch of sweet nuts/seeds from the muesli we eat - not quite pine nuts. Mid orange. Plenty of grains in the body, a pleasant almost smoky huskiness. Body is quite thin, and carbonation is high. Quite characterful, not quirky, but definitely interesting. Finish has a very nice bitter tingle (certainly not "mild"), some grassy herbal aspects. Easy to drink. Improves with a bit of the crud in. Even though it’s not so exciting, it presses a lot of buttons, and could be a tasty session beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, caramel), with notes of apple, bile, spoiling fruit, celery, gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Wow...zero for three from this pseudo-brewery. Mind you all three (this, Voku Hila, and Blood of Kings) were brewed by Pub Dog but still...all three were truly horrible, to the point of being head-scratching. What on earth were/are they thinking? Do they just love spoiled fruit notes? I don’t get it. Drain pour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is caramel, malt dark bread, fruit and toasted grains. Taste is malty and sweet with caramel, fruit, grassy notes, light nuttiness, light earthiness and faint floral notes. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a soft, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, sweet malt notes, toasted dark bread, fruit, light herbal notes, earthy hops, floral notes and light nuttiness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (5857) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma of faint hops, some wheat, caramel, orange zest and hay. Flavor of sugar, grass, syrupy notes, malts and faint spice notes. Strong carbonation. Quite interesting.
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