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


on tap

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11983) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle @ YNWA, Austria Tasting.
Pours a very lovely deep ruby red with a small, frothy, off-white film head. Aroma is sweet malty, rather toasted, a hint of minerals behind it. Medium carbonation, fat and lightly oily mouthfeel. Fat malty sweet flavour, toasted caramel, light nutty, some dryness. Kinda crisp with notes of red apples. Herbal and lightly mineral-ish is the fairly dry finish. Extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickd717 (4071) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt. Pours hazy dark amber-brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is nice caramel malt, bready and toasty, with dark fruit hints. Flavor is caramel malt, roast, plum, fig, and then...whoa...big-time metal! Iron and rust, maybe some dirty rock. The finish kills it. Medium bodied with metal present on the mouthfeel even. Feels hard. Couldn’t finish much of this. The metal is just overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8678) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 on 12/30/09 (notes). Pours a hazy amber color with a smooth medium sized beige head that quickly disappears. The aroma was dark fruits, yeast, sweet caramel and light chocolate. The flavor was moderately sweet caramel, yeast, dark fruity and hints of chocolate. I didn’t know what to expect, but this was decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6558) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2010
A brown beer that has a weird looking thin head. It is chocolate, fruit, sugar. It reminded more of a brown ale. A beer that is very easy to drink and made a nice dessert. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13821) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours dark brown with a foamy beige/tan head. Brown sugar aroma. Med body; moderate carb. Flavor is caramel, roast malt, and darkish fruit. Chocolate background. Nice way to end the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Not a bad bock. Poured a very dark copper with an off white head. really sweet, malty nose. Taste was of very sweet malt, with a nice aftertaste. It wasn;’t that great, but I wanted another sip, and then another. Not bad. I’d drink it again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Hazy brown in color. Smoke, caramel, malt on the nose. Smoke, flat, ash trey, chemical and metal flavors. As you might notice from the last two descriptors, I didn’t like this very much. Not so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber/brown with a foamy light tan head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, bread and nutty. The flavor is very malty with out being overly sweet, not really much bitterness to speak of and no alcohol taste. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a thick lush mouth feel. Very good German style lager, lots of malt flavors and not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2999) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Guess I’ll never learn. Opened a gusher near my desktop. Luckily a mess everywhere except the pc.Poured with a smallish tan head that settle to a light cover which lasted and a little lace. Aroma is toffee, malt, a little molasses and dark ripe fruit. Flavor’s like aroma and very malty sweet. Of course with a beer this sweet the body is very full and thick with good carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium to long duration with a bit of alcohol at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Aroma: Molasses, brown sugar, earthy yeast. Fizzy beige head, gone soon. Oily lacing. Same color as root beer, but opaque. Flavor follows nose with a little alcohol. Decidedly sweet. Medium-heavy body. Moderate carbonation. Foamy, pleasant mouthfeel. Finish is sweet with a minor presence of alcohol. Decent.

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