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Hofstettner Granitbock Ice

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Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Eisbock
St. Martin, Austria

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A real (freezing process) Icebock, made from the Granitbock. Full bodied, strong, and keeps the flavour of the ancestor’s (Granitbock) caramel taste. 26°


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (321) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Skąpa, sycząca, żółta piana, szybko opadająca niemalże do zera. Barwa głębokiego mahoniu, wewnątrz sporo drobinek chmielu lub drożdży. Aromat bardzo fajny, dość słodki, słodowy, karmelowy, są też figi, rodzynki, daktyle, wanilia i dębina. W smaku bardzo podobnie, jest słodko, wyklejająco, nieco melanoidyn, starego drewna, alkoholowa goryczka w kontrze,wyraźne nuty likierowe, lekko piekące w przełyku. Nagazowanie niskie do średniego, drobne. W posmaku suszone morela i kandyzowane owoce. Piwo bardzo gęste, treściwe, lepiące. Wybitnie degustacyjny, deserowy trunek, nieco mulący. Faktura gęsta, przypomina syrop klonowy, jest dość słodko, choć nie przesadnie. Alkohol obecny, jednak nie drażniący czy rozpuszczalnikowy, po prostu wyraźnie go czuć (11,5% to sporo) i stanowi fajną kontrę w stosunku do słodów.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2778) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Dark reddish brown body. Sweet maltyeasty aroma. Taste is molasses sweet malts cola. Abv well masked.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours a dark prune colour. Tan head. Nice sweet aromas. Dried fruit, Vilnius, molasses. Flavours are sweet prunes and figs and raisins. A nice boozy finish. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle at PBFX. Dark brown color, small beige head. Plum and bready malts in the nose. Full-bodied. Caramel sweetness, slightly bready. Short sweet finish. Simple and malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4364) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
33cl bottle @PBF X. Dark brown colored beer with a thin off white head. Bready, caramelly malty, almonds in aroma. Flavor has sweetness, caramel malt, nutty notes. Long warming finish, bit boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (205) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 9, 2015
From bottle, 2-3 oz sample, at BJCP study group

Aroma: Very rich malty, no hops, slight fruity esters

Appearance: Deep copper color, with very crystal clear clarity, poor head retention

Flavor: Very rich, malty flavor with moderate alcohol presence. Some caramel. Very smooth and not harsh. Clean lager character.

Palate: full body, low carbonation, significant alcohol warmth

Overall: A great Eisbock. Very rich and strong with full body. Nice aroma and flavor. Big alcohol warmth but without any harshness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30497) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23600) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colored with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and burnt sugar. Sweet flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (7935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, alcohol, caramel, fruit and spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (35128) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is phenolic, dark malty and roasted. Sweet, toasted malty and caramelish. Minerals. Dark malty. Bitter and roasted finish.


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