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Hofstettner Granitbock

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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 229   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - 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 (901) - 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 (454) - 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 (1239) - 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 (405) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 8, 2015
bottle at home. brown hazy color. big tan head. smells fruity, grapes, acidic, citric, pears, red apples, some alcohol, some sweetness, a bit liqueurish. full body, soft carbonation, full mouthfeel. taste malty sweet, some honey, citric, liqueurish, alcoholic, grapes again, some red berries. finishes with malty sweetness, citric notes, light dried fruits and lightly alcoholic. smell is very lovely, taste is not as good, almost a bit boring. but overall quite nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (582) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from Geiserich, thanks! (Euro swap 2015-2). Pours red brown with a light beige head. Caramel, elderberries, unripe cherries, lightly burnt cane sugar, dark breadbread, iron, molasses, sweet apples. Sweet, malty, creamy, a bit harsh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2038) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2015
Brown with a fizzy tan head. Malty, nutty, hints of caramel and cherry. Builds to a lift and drop with the finish. A bit earthy. Some raisin as well. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7552) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 2, 2015
Tap at Camba Bavaria. Dark red with a tall, fine head. Almost black. Nose of caramel, toffee, a bit oxidized. Somewhat burnt and estery flavor, lots of caramel, bread. Rather sweet and milky, and a bit too oxidized.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazy red color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweet, dried fruits and caramel. Average body, a bit fizzy carbonation.


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