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


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RATINGS: 205   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.

MrRain's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2010
500ml bottle poured into a lager glass. HG looks like a good bock, being brown with a tint of red. The head is a little thin though. The aroma is nicely sweet with floral touches, raisins and alcohol. Umm bock! It has that dark fruit and alcohol flavor so inherent to the style. The body is a tad thin but not detrimentaly so. The finish is a sweet and syrupy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3776) - 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 (124) - 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 (7794) - 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 (1926) - 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 (478) - 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 (577) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1330) - Athens, GREECE - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Color hazy brown with medium head. Aroma malt, bread, caramel, sugar. Taste sweet, alcohol, caramel, fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7150) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, etwas würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, leicht würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
This is a decent doppel with a rich malt character. It is pours a ruddy red brown and is nearly headless. It’s noise is of carmalized sugar and raisin. A touch of sweetness brings out a chocolate note and, along with a bit of tartness, it also emphasizes a plummy fruitiness. As it warms, the sweetness does cloy a bit though and make the initially creamy mouth feel turn sticky and heavy. Still, I think most lovers of the style will find much to like here. While it does not quite match the finesse of the best doppelbocks, the basic elements are all there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (306) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Dark brown body, with medium, creamy, beige head, that dissipates quickly. Delicious, complex aroma of almond, plum, raisin, ripe banana, caramel, chocolate, some roast. Tastes of chocolate, dark dried fruits, almond, banana, nuts. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a good carbonation and it finishes alcohol warming and sweet, with dark dried fruits and almond. Great! Unique, complex and also quaffable dark bock beer, that interestingly tastes like somewhere inbetween a Doppelbock and a Belgian dark strong ale.

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