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

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RATINGS: 225   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours rich reddish brown. Aroma and flavor dark fruits (raisin, prunes, plum) molasses, malty sweetness. Slight yeastiness. Pretty silky mouthfeel. Really liked this beer, it’s very well-balanced, easy to drink, and a nice example of this type of beer, if you’re into this style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1172) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Pours deep amber/brown. No head. strong malt aroma w/ hint of prune/raisin; Flavor is nicer tan most beers of style. touch of spice(cinnamon), nice balanced palate b/w silky malty feel and fizzy lager zing. Finished sweet with strong prune/raisin.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (5061) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin tan head and a ruby tint when held up to a light. Aroma of cherries, roasted malt, chocolate (milk), raisins and a bunch of grapes. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep strong metallic and raisiny tastes up front with a lot of malt and alcohol following soon afterwards with a lot of bittering tastes and some off/metallic twangs later on. Aftertaste not too palateable - a bit harsh and bitter. Overall, a decent beer - worth a try if you can find it, but not great for the style or for milder tastes in general. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 14-March-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 25-March-2010.

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 (3463) - 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 (636) - 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 (15608) - 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 (5785) - 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.


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