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

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
500ml bottle served in a Blvd. Tank 7 Tulip. Poured a reddish brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma of caramel malt and molasses. Medium bodied, malty. Maybe a bit thin for a doppel. Some dark fruit and caramelized sugar. Quite metallic in the finish. Very disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Pours ruby with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of sweet caramelized wort, cherry, plum, toffee, and dark bread. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A nice, tasty bock.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 August maroon color with an amber underpinning and a thin veil of head. Fully realized malt nose with a harmony of melanoiding and a full range of crystal malts. A pleasant pungence of heavy fruit rounds out the bouquet. Lovely malty and crystal malt body. Viscous mouthfeel with a mild, but appealing touch of cough syrup. Nice. Re-rated 12-26-12. The experience is much the same. Maroonish color with a orangish creamsicle head. Body bursting with fruit and juicy melanoidins.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
pours a cococola brown with lots of foamy head. smells like a smoked lager of germany. very peppery mouthfeel. not a style i frequent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (14773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Tap at Churchkey. Clear brown, aroma of caramel and malt. Flavor is caramel with a subtle smoke edge. Very plain and a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
On tap at Beer Run on 02/14/2010. Slightly hazy dark amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet malty and caramel aroma with light molasses. Sweet molasses and fruit flavor with light caramel. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2010
50cl bottle. Pours a translucent, deep brown with brick red hues and a creamy, thin, beige head. Aromas of dark fruits, bread, yeast, dark grains, pumpernickel. Flavor is very sweet, caramel, candy, dark bread, dried fruits. Full bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours a murky brown color with a decent white head. Smells of sweet malts with dark fruit and raisins. Flavors are the same as the nose with the sweetness, raisins, some caramel as well. Light to medium bodied and finishes of with a minerally taste as well as a slight smoky flavor. Decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3939) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Late entry from Noogfest High Five. Clearish brownish pour with red highlights. Lightly smoked, thin bodied. Not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 10/10/2009 Source:Other) Seit 1229 Gruitbock. Nice malty bready nose with spicy hop notes. Clear dark copper golden with fine off-white head. Rich maltiness in flavor with caramelized sugars, molasses. Finish is sweet with moderate residual bitterness. Very tasty.


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