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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11900) - 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 (4152) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2009
50cl bottle. Small tan head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, some raisin, toffee, faint earthy. Sticky medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2009
The aroma is a bit papery but it also has really wonderful toasted malt and caramel. It also has some toffee and fruit. The appearance is cola brown with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma with a touch of fruit and butter in the finish. The palate is average. Overall a really nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Bottled. Dark brown pour, foamed up, but the tan head faded very fast. Malt nose. Malty, sweet caramel, biscuity flavor. Rather thin mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Sampled on 11/13/2009. This bock pours a medium brown color from a 50cl swing-top bottle. Medium sized, quickly dissipating, white foamy head. The aroma is bready and caramel, slightly sweet. A medium bodied bock. The malts are caramel, bready and sweet. The hops are earthy. Lively carbonation. A smooth tasting, fairly sweet bock. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1575) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy deep cola/garnett color with a decent light brown head. Aroma is raisins, prunes and wine. Taste is rich sweet roasted malt, dried dark fruit and molasses. Some alcohol warmth at the finish. Very good doppelbock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin coating of off-white head. Aroma of rich sweet dark caramel and some raisins with an underlying bready yeastiness. Starts with good malty fullness and dark caramel sugars with a light noble hop balance and complex fruity notes before a semi-sweet chewy doughy finish. More of a doppelbock than a dunkler bock and pretty enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Nice malty aroma and flavor. Very little carbonation in the bottle I got. Some smokiness, but the palate is slightly watery. One can also taste/smell the alcohol at times. A very good and worthwhile beer all in all.


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