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

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RATINGS: 211   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4574) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2013
Wunderbar süffig und leicht trinkbar. Schokolade mit Karamell, ausgewogene Kohlensäure. Mit McTapps aus einem Trade verköstigt. Danke an den Spender. Wonderful.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep red-hued rusty brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Nose is dried fruits, unripe banana, raisins, figs and hints of grainy caramel. Taste is burnt sugar, raisins, bread crust and hints of dusty grains and caramel. Medium body and carbonation. There is something I can’t put my finger on in this beer, which kinda puts it apart from most bocks...oh well, in either case: I quite like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5070) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from Geiserich, many thanks. Dark brown color with small off-white head. Aroma of plum jam, malt. Taste, ripe plums, sweet malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Fruity finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1788) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber/brown color, small beige head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, cacao, honey. Taste is caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Short sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4574) - 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 (570) - 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 (4992) - 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 (822) - 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 (2473) - 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 (1088) - 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


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