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

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012

Bottle 750ml. w. swing top @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, caramelized malt - brown sugar. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, bread. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120218]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Dark mlaty, overripe fruity. Dark malty and light alcohol into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34315) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Draft. A dark red beer with a yhin orangey head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, strawberries, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of strawberries, malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
On tap. Pours an almost opaque deep brown with a smallish off-white head. Roasty nose with some pumpernickel. Solid body, again pumpernickel and roast, but also a little dried dark fruits and even less burned caramel. Ends on a roasty bitter finish, and clearly it’s a Bock on the less sweet side. 170212

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (23427) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled, thanks sebilinz! Hazy mahogany colour, rich firm head. Floral nose with notes of raisin. Dry with medium-full body and firm, soft mouthfeel. Elegant, non-sticky, firm malt. Some bread and notes of dates and grass. Mildly warming finish with low bitterness. Wonderful malty beer!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (21414) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Tap at Churchkey. Clear brown, aroma of caramel and malt. Flavor is caramel with a subtle smoke edge. Very plain and a bit thin.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
Swingtop bottle from Central City Liquor Store, Surrey; year 2011
Very nice bottle with a metallic medal, although this makes it expensive. It pours a beautiful dark amber color with red shades, and a creamy persistent head; it’s already tempting.
The aroma is mild, with a delicate nuttyness that is original and impressive, just mildly roasted cashews and pecans.
Good body strength; the mouthfeel is lean, and smooth; excellent caramel flavor, with very good roasted nuts compounding; the final tends to show a drier feeling, and also a biscuity quid; the bitterness level is correct.
Perfect balance, and elegance. Wonderful Bock.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18523) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle shared at The Kernel. Pours lightly cloudy amber with a moderate, off-wehite head. Rich, toasty caramelk aroma. Big sweet flavor, lots of toast and caramel, and a bit of ripe fruit. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finissh, lightly dry, some leaves, toast, caramel, ripe fruits. Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Clear reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 180212


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