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


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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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
tnkw01 (1336) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. A nice amber brown. One of my favorite styles. Aroma is fruit cake, candy corn. Taste is caramel, dried fruit.......tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Geiserich! Pours very dark brown with tan head. Has quite a strong plummy aroma. Taste is rich malts with chewy dark fruits and a warming alcohol character. Some faint marzipan and honey coming through. Not generally my cup of tea, but it’s alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A little too sweet and oddly boozy to be a favorite, but the sweet bready malt backbone was nice enough. Aroma and flavor also has some ripe fruit. It was a huge gusher, so no bonus points there. A one timer at 4.50 when Celebrator is cheaper and much much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
500mL bottle, label says brewed in 2012. Nose is heavily caramelized without being brothy, lots of Maillard and brown sugar, dark toffee, and sweet stone fruit in the bg. Super malty, the dessert-type Doppelbock. Deep dark red with a sudsy tan head. Watery body with all the above-named malt developments, clean, and most importantly doesn’t cloy. Hops are very faint, a touch of earth and yeast character but extremely light, and some late-developing raisin/plum, even fainter cherry behind. Lightly crisp, very low bitterness, lots of melding and unity of flavors. Great flavor, very drinkable, well-concealed alcohol, a really, really pleasant experience; if only the body were a bit thicker / more developed!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
(draught) pours a clear deep ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of raisins and cherries, with a hint of roasted malts, some heavy liquorice, caramel and treebark. flavour is mostly dark fruit and some alcohol, with some fruity esters, more roasted malts, hazelnuts, a hint of banana and some light butter in the finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - JUL 29, 2014
Malty aroma, caramel, raisin, plums. Sweet malty taste, but not too much like is often the case with these kind of beers. Some hints of chocolate, dark fruits. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8596) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
bottle from Meinl am Graben. Amber golden with a creamy off-white head. Caramel and a touch of honey. Shy hoppy touch with a mineral overall character. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2891) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
@ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Clear dark ruby brown with a rim head and tiny swirls of lace. Taste is toasted caramel malt that adds a little prune in the palate before a bit of bitters finishes it off. The overall brew comes off a little flat (= little carbonation), which makes it dull. Close, but no cigar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1064) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Nice dark brown body with off white head. Aroma is malt and dark fruits. Taste is malts some sourness some sweetness. Aftertaste is malty with some sweetness and hints of bitterness. One of the best Bockbiers I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
From notes. 500 mL bottle shared at a tasting on 5 May. The pour is brown with some hints of ruby around the edges and a thin ring of khaki head with some light spotty lace. The aroma is WHOA sweet with some dominating caramel malts. There might be a little of chocolate here as well, but the sweetness just is crushing. The flavor is just as sweet. There are some big caramel notes with a mildly metallic finish. I’m not too big on this mouth feel which is quite thin. The carbonation doesn’t help out too much. The aftertaste is surprisingly quick-fading, but also way too sweet.

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