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Hofstettner Granitbock

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

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Um das Thema "Granit" im Bier noch mehr zu verankern, beschlossen wir 2008 erstmals ein GRANIT BOCKBIER einzubrauen, das in alten Granitsteintrögen vergoren wird. Perfekte Vorraussetzungen für ein solches Bier, bietet das Sudhaus aus dem Jahre 1929. Während der Hauptgärung in alten Granitbottichen hat das Gestein Zeit seine Geschichte an das Bier weiter zu geben. Um auf Temperatur zu kommen starten wir diesen Prozeß mit glühenden Granitzwecken. Die Steine werden über offenem Feuer erhitzt und kühlen dann schlagartig in der Würze ab. Die Bierinhaltstoffe karamellisieren und die Hefe erhält optimale Gärbedingungen. Zusätzlich wird die Hefe ganz klassisch "aufgezogen" d. h. von Kübel zu Kübel geschüttet um diese zu belüften. Dank der offenen Gärbottiche können wir die Kräusendecke abschöpfen und somit unedle Hopfenbitterstoffe entfernen. Daraus resultiert ein dunkler Bocktyp mit schönen Karamell- und Röstaromen und einem wunderbaren Hopfenbuket. Nach ausreichender Lagerung in den alten Gewölbe-kellern, ziehen wir den Bock bereits im Juli auf die Flasche, damit bis Weihnachten eine Nachreifung stattfinden kann.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (1657) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Clear dark amber, thick light brown head. Caramel, chocolate and syrup aroma. Simular flavour, cola and some chocolate. Sweet with low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4467) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle @ Øllets Dag, Kolding. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and yeast, with some hoppy notes and hints of fruit. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with dusty and fruity notes and touches of hops. Estery and dusty aftertaste with subtle smoky notes. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1045) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber in colour, solid white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, raisins. In taste sweet with caramel and raisins, alcohol well hidden. Full bodied, smooth and oily. Great dessert beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (264) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 15, 2015
0.33 bottle from Bottle shop, Salzburg. Drank from the bottle in the street. Shared with lovely Anja and Janek. Malts, caramel, raisins, wood. Sweet and complex, woody finish. Cherry barrel, wine like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (361) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Spora, żółta piana, początkowo sycząca, ale po opadnięciu do ok 1cm długo pozostaje w szkle ładnie je oklejając. Barwa mahoniowa, wewnątrz pływają drobinki chmielu lub drożdży. Aromat całkiem przyjemny, dość słodki, mocno słodowy, karmelowy, w tle delikatna wanilia i drewno dębowe. W smaku bardzo podobnie, jest dość słodko, nieco melanoidyn, starego drewna, delikatna goryczka w kontrze, lekkie nuty likierowe, fajnie rozgrzewające w przełyku. Nagazowanie średnie do niskiego, drobne. W posmaku suszone morela, cola i rodzynka. Udany Doppelbock - treściwy, lekko wyklejający, deserowy trunek i zaznaczoną przyjemną goryczką i ciekawą "beczkową" nutą.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Toasted malt, caramel and melanoidins fill the air space above the brown liquid. Small head of taupe bubbles. Hints of purple and mahogany when held to the light. I do seem to catch a hint of DMS after a little time with this one in the glass. Thick and chewy feel, with just enough zip to keep it light on the palate. Fairly simple malt goodness, caramel and light toast, hints of oak and bitter herbal hops. Dries out quite nicely in the finish and linger, nearly a bit too much as there is a bit of ashy-ness at the end. I was hoping for a bit more smokiness, but still a solid bock. 3/10

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (923) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 26, 2015
33cl BBE 12.11.17 Black bock, Malty, with loads of iron and caramel. Medium bodied. This is to metallic to me. Easy to drink. Not overloaded with alcohol. Sharp and better be enjoyed colder than cellar temperature. Nixed feelings. I have been expecting much more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopTsing (463) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
From the bottle poured a brown brew with a tan head .Sweet, rich malty aroma. Full bodied, sweet, with a not too heavy hop presence.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1320) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Not the prettiest beer- medium brown with dissipating head. But it smells like good holiday bread. Taste follows though a little to the sweet side. A little harsh and a little overly sweet for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (430) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with good off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, bread, brown sugar, nuts and some straw hints. palette: medium to strong aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low to average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: tasteful roasted bock, but somewhat sweet.


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