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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9344) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6217) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6166) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’14, no BBE info
Aroma has citrus, floral notes, some yeast and hints of apricot. Flavour is spicy and somewhat tart with floral notes and some citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlastairEvans (11) - - JAN 2, 2014
Great surprise. I was not able to know what to expect from the bottle, but it turns out this took me into a new style, an older day. Dark mahogany chroma, with a bright, even golden hue. 26/30.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Barley malt and grass/hay aroma. Hazy amber with a small white head. Flavor follows nose with barley malt and grass/hay flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11054) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours orange amber with a slight transient beige head. Aroma is sort of malt with a hint of fruit. Med body. Flavor is lightly sweet malt with some sort of fruitiness. It’s not very bitter. It works pretty well. Just not sure what the flavors are.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Milky/grassy barley malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice, authentic dampfbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
From YNWA beers shop, Kolding, DK. Bottled, 201113. Brown with beige head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Flavor with caramel and spices.

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