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Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
St. Martin, Austria

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ist nun ein Bau vorbei, da gibt’s ’n Schmauserei
gut zu essen, viel zu trinken,
gebrat’ne Wurst und Schinken,
viel Bier noch hintendrein,
da ist gut Steinmetz sein.

So heißt es in einem alten Steinmetzlied. Dieses Handwerk kann im Mühlviertel auf eine lange Tradition verweisen. Auch wurde ein eigener Granitlehrpfad eingerichtet und natürlich ein entsprechendes Bier gebraut. Ein Bier wie es früher eines Steinmetz würdig war, kräftigund dunkel.

Schon die Farbe verrät, hier steht ein besonderes Bier. Das Hofstettner Granitbier - bernstein schimmernd weckt es die Neugierde und will verkostet werden.

Schon im Antrunk eröffnen sich leichte Caramelnoten, die aus dunklen Malzen stammen. Die Mischung machts, in diesem Bier verbinden sich Röstaromen tiefbrauner Malze mit der Harmonie von hellem Malz. Die Hopfennote darf hier nur unterstützend sein und so schillert ein Hauch von Blumigkeit mit hinein in das Geschmackserlebnis.

Der Name Granit erinnert an die geologische Wurzel des Mühlviertels. Der Granitstein wirkt wie ein Filter auf das Wasser, welches dadurch zu einer globalen Besonderheit wird, die nur Mühlviertler Bieren zugrunde liegt.


BitchesBrew's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
[bottle at the brewery] Pours an almost amber/yellow color. Malty, hop aroma. Flavors are clean, caramel malts with a solid dose of noble hops. Interesting mineral-y finish. Dry and grassy.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
herrklemann (59) - AUSTRIA - AUG 12, 2016
Pours a dark clear amber with a frothy, off-white head. Subtle aroma of sweet malts, toffee, hints of grass and toast, slightly perfumy. Taste is slightly sweet at first and blens into a medium bitterness that lingers in the finish. Medium carbonation, oily light-to-medium body. Subtle, with the right balance between bitterness and sweetness. Very enjoyable, very drinkable. Definitely worth a try!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (1137) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 7, 2016
Aroma has toasted malt, a bit of caramel, mostly sweet but not overly so. Taste starts with malt, bread crust and finishes with a noble hop bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall it’s quite good. Tasty but easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1380) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Ved ikke lige hvordan granit smager, men der er lidt jern smag i denne øl. Det kan være smagen af de sten man smider i denne øl, ligeom Thisteds stenøl. Den har den klassiske skarpe smag af bock, og er helt klart en rigtig god, omend lidt speciel, øl.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (1429) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 20, 2016 0,33 l bottle, Vichy style. Bought at Hof Luckmann, Bissendorf, Germany. Clear amber in the glass, small white head. Malty with some sweetness on the nose. Taste starts with sweet toasted malt, some fruitieness in the second row. Later caramell, smooth, earthy, some hop in the background, low bitterness, low carbonation. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
m7hildeb (66) - - APR 4, 2016
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 Bottle. Clear copper colour with a medium off-white head, malty and grassy nose with a distinct metallic note and hints of caramel and coffee, taste is also malty with roasty and some floral notes, pleasantly bitter finish and a slight cardboardish aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlf (271) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
reddish to light brown with average head, malty toasty aroma, quite sweet with hoppy spicy bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rouhlas (2691) - GREECE - NOV 28, 2015
330ml bottle at home thanks to Geiserich (European swap 3/2015). Clear amber copper color with off white head. Malty aroma, grainy, light caramel, bready. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with honey notes. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (3058) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
caramel, cereal, herbs, amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
16erBlech (403) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2015
Imported from old beer-rating-app. My notes say that it was quite bitter............... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (2098) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 8, 2015
clear amber colour, moderate sized creamy head; aroma of fruityness, spicy notes and caramel malt; taste of malty sweetness with some fruity notes, cardboard and spices; correct vienna, though far from being a perfect beer


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