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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5338) - 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 (3898) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of sweet, earthy, figgy malt and sweet, dark fruit. Flavor the same. Pretty chewy, pretty sweet. Really just not my type of beer, they just reeled me in with the whole granite thing. At the end of the day too sweet and one-dimensional for me though.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours brown with a small ring of white head. Aroma of overcooked vegetables, raisins. Flavor is much of the same with sweet malt, raisin, prune, some crackery notes, and overcooked vegetables. An interesting concept but to me, didn’t improve the beer. 4/4/5/3/10 [2.6/5]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2010
On tap at the Beer Engine. Same cloudy rootbeer color as Rochefort Trappiste 8. Is it weird or far-fetched to say I feel like I can taste the granite? It does taste like they’re swilling around in the bottom. Very watery, not my cup of tea but an interesting idea.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle from Keg Liquor. Poured a hazy ruby color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted sticky dark fruit flavor with a smooth medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting smooth drinkable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2009
500 ml. Translucent mahogany with a small ring of lasting bubbles. Aroma of caramel corn, cola, and light dry grass. Taste is caramel, corn, prune, light chocolate and dusty hay. Medium body is slightly watery, tingly and smoothly carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Beer pours dark brown-red with a thick beige head. Aroma is grain, apple, and caramel. Taste is sweet and mild. Very smooth texture.... Tried another bottle, dark orange brown with lots of chunkies. I can tell this bottle is old. Aroma of lots of toffee, molasses and dark fruit, but there is something unpleasent overall about it. Taste is quite sweet with some chocolate malt noticeable. Finishes with some bitterness on top of an overly sweet syrupy body.


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