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

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RATINGS: 207   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4073) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle from trade with Geiserich - many thanks Micha! Beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of malt and nuts. Taste of chocolate, malt, coffee, brown sugar and bread. Hints of caramel and roses. Extremly nice and quaffable to drink - very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (525) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
From a 22 oz poured in a snifter. Sweet rich fruit and candy aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Flavor is mostly chocolate. Finish is clean but slightly musty. Almost no alcohol flavor. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Toffee and rich malty nose. Some chocolate notes as well in the finish. Dark solid brown with a rapidly dissipating brown head. All toasted malts and nice brown sugar. I can’t say I have ever had a beer that accentuated malts so perfectly. Slight booze warmth in the finish, but a brilliant winter beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky, deep coppery brown, slight head, not much lacing. Nose is malty (go figure... theis beer is pretty much a malt bomb all around), hints of vanilla, caramel and tobacco. Mouth is medium bodied, light sweetness, malt forward (malt backward and sideways too), some dried fruit (dates particularly) in there, toffee, vanilla, pipe tobacco. Quite as tasty little beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
September 2010. Bottle. Caramel, toffee and malt aromas. Pours red brown with a tan head. Sweet flavors of caramel and dried fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (929) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
A very nice bock. Pours a beautiful brown with a white head. Not too much smell, a little sweet. Taste is great, lots of banana and some pepper. Had on tap at Mill Valley Beerworks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Murky copper, dense white head. Smells toasty, bready. Flavor is burnt toast and bread, with a good dose of molasses. Dry, woody finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pour George, NY 50cl ($10): Pours a mahogany colour with a thick looking off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee, and caramel malts. Taste is somewhat sweet, but not cloying. Body is medium to heavy and gives it a pretty substantial mouthfeel. It doesn’t have excessive amounts of complexity. Hops are barely there. Still, it is pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6147) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dark bread, caramel and roasted nuts. Malty taste with chocolate, dark bread, caramel, nuts and a mild bitterness. More than medium bitterness, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Very dark reddish brown colour, close to black. Mediumsized thick creamy beigeish brown head, that leaves some slight lace. Aroma is sweet ripe fruits, raisins, some sweet malts, and sap along with some toffeeish ntoes. Flavour is rather similar with burnt sugary and fruit juice concentrate like sweetness. A bit too sweet for me.


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