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Dampf Loc - Local Option

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BA SCORE
82
good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Local Option visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dampf Loc is an all-barley warm fermented ale brewed by the folks from Chicago’s Local Option; inspired by “Dampfbier” (literally “steam beer”) originally crafted by medieval peasant inhabitants of southeast Bavaria. 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.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 11-24-2011)
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New York

1.25/5  rDev -65.6%

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2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Wasn't sure what to expect from this as I was unfamiliar with the term 'dampfbier' until now. Wasn't a good sign when I uncapped it and it immediately foamed over. After the overactive effervescence dissipated quite quickly, it's a pretty good-looking beer. Nice medium amber, opaque but no haze. Didn't get a lot on the aroma, so can't comment there. But the taste really did not do it for me. Everything about this beer was mild to the point of bland except the metallic aftertaste. Combine that with a dry finish, and I wasn't all that thrilled.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 13:22:45 | More by QueerBeer
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Indiana

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Illinois

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Colorado

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Iowa

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Illinois

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New Jersey

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Georgia

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Kentucky

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Illinois

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Kansas

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Missouri

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Dampf Loc from Local Option
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.