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

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common

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RATINGS: 198   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
500ml bottle. Dark fruit and caramel aromas. Raisin, dark fruit and spice flavors. Overall a very good bock.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Opened aa tiny gusher, then poured a meduim, short retention, beige head, over a clear, reddish brown (SRM 20) body....nose is malt forward with plum, raisin, toffee/caramel....taste is malt forward with toffee/caramel, raisin, plum, fig, dried cherry...mouth feel thick, slightly sticky, mild alcohol warmth, carbonation low. This meets the style quite well. It is very malt forward in both aroma and flavor. It is not quite as malt heavy in aroma or flavor as the best resulting in lower complexity, but it is still a nice beer. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Medium high fluffy lasting white head. Clear dark brown body. Sweet malty caramel aroma with a dusty note. Caramel dominated sweet flavor with notes of nuts and cocoa. Low carbonation. Long sweet finish. Alcohol level seems just right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
Medicine Hat Beerfest 2012. I’ll tell you straight up, I had four samples of this. Lovely hazy sienna colour. Enticing malty nose, heaps of bread crusts, some burnt sugars, fruity esters. Chewy malty palate, brown bread crusts, caramel, raisins, and orange peel bitterness. A truly awesome bock!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2012
500. Pours a murky dark plummy, alnost black. Dense creamy tan head. Sweet plummy nose, lots of different dark pitted tree fruit. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Lots of residual sugars and intense fruity notes. Fairly mild finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (824) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Clear brown in color with an off-white fluffy head. Very nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, and caramel. Clean, classic bock flavor. Medium body with a sweet finish. Very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2012
16.9 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, fruit and grain. Taste is of dried fruit, malts and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Shared a tall brown bottle into snifters. It poured a medium brown color with weak beige foam. Smelled of caramelized sugars, alcohol, almost no hops. Flavor was boring: some residual marshmallowy pilsner sweetness with lots of caramel, plus alcohol, that’s about it. Medium body, low-medium carbonation, round mouthfeel, malty aftertaste. Seemed like a watered down Belgian Dubbel without any cool yeast characteristics.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (950) - Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Dark brown sweet. Can taste the alcohol. Crisp. Thin head. Somewhat nutty. Thanks seymour.


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