RateBeer
overall
92
92
style
Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Doppelbock
St. Martin, Austria

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to someone. Dark red-brown, almost no off white head lasts. Sweet malt, cocoa aroma. Taste is cocoa, sweet malts, malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. The body was dark copper, nearly brown with a light khaki head. Smells of caramel and apples. I also got some notes of bread crust and peanuts. The taste was sweet bubblegum and caramel. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2010 seattle beer fest. sweet, dark brown color with a candy caramel malty flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured an amber/brown with an off white head. aroma of grains, malt, dark fruit, and plum. flavor was grains, malt, alcohol, and some bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
(500ml bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted bread, anise, caramel, and apple. Flavor of strong maple syrup, roasted malt, caramel, raisins, anise, and toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
500 mL bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark red color with a medium head. Average head retention and fair lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light toast, banana, citrus. Taste is toasted malts, banana, faint grassy hops, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied, crisp. Fairly pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel, spice, some dark fruit. Flavor of caramel, spice, some dark roast, some dark fruit, licorice. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, pretty good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Round and malty nose of dark sugar and soft molassas twang with a touch of flowery wild honey. This doppelbock enters the palate on a polished and envoloping malt body that never veers towards cloying. Senses are left with sense of dark brown multigrain bread. Noble hop spice serves only to balance as a smokey sensation finishes. Carbonation gives lift but never becomes filling. A wonderful balance between old world technique and new world precision. Very clean and begging for roasted meats. 88

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Thanks to bu11zeye for this bottle. This beer pours a nice dark brown color. Nose is oddly metallic, possibly aluminum. Alcohol is present as well. The malt sweetness is quite nice and reminds me of a smoky cola in the taste. The lingering flavor is dark caramel and I’m enjoying how this one stays with me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (3785) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy reddish. Sweet woody taste. Fresh and decent. Taste is very smooth. Well balanced and unobtrusive.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 15 16 17  18  19 20 21


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50