Dampf Loc | Local Option

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167 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Local Option
Illinois, United States
localoptionbier.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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.

Added by TMoney2591 on 11-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.53%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of CraigTravor
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RLBoord
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wonderful. lovely sweet malt, not unlike a kellerbier, but with a lovely yeast character on the finish. i could drink this all day.

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Photo of SackBlabbath
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hunteraw
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into nonic
Aroma initially a quick whiff of rotting fruit esters which is thankfully replaced by a malty aroma
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body light yellow, slight haze
Flavor slightly malty with some hop bitterness; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Dampf Loc from Local Option
3.77 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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