Brewed by Lahnsteiner Brauerei
Style: Dunkler Bock
Lahnstein-Oberlahnstein, Germany


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
In der Lahnsteiner-Brauerei wird das ganze Jahr über Bockbier, auch Starkbier genannt, gebraut. Der Schneebock ist als dunkle Variante unseres Bockbieres ganzjährig erhältlich. Ursprünglich wurden Bockbiere gebraut, indem man ein Vollbier mit "normalem" Alkoholgehalt im Lagertank abkühlte, bis Wasser gefriert. Es bildete sich eine Eisschicht am Rand des Lagertanks. Da Alkohol einen niedrigeren Gefrierpunkt als Wasser hat, friert er nicht zusammen mit dem Wasser aus, und der Alkoholgehalt des Bieres steigt an. Durch diese Herstellungsweise wurde das fertige Bier als "Eisbock" bezeichnet. In der Lahnsteiner-Brauerei wird das Bockbier von Anfang an stärker eingebraut und später nicht mehr ausgefroren. Die Erinnerung an den "Eisbock" und der Ausschank im Winter führte zum heutigen Namen "Schneebock".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4148) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2015
Bottom-fermented Bockbier which can easily be classified as a dunkler Doppelbock, seen its 7.2% ABV. Eisbocks are a rarity in Germany nowadays (and in general) so this ’snow Bock’ will have to do for now as an easy alternative. Thin, pale beige head breaking open after a short while, colour a dark coppery bronze, clear with almost no fizz. Somewhat strange, sweetish and lightly sourish aroma of caramel, molasses, sour yoghurt, hazelnuts, raw red cabbage, hints of ’bread pudding’, candied figs, brown sugar, autumn leaves, and - this is where it takes a turn for the worse - a lot of iron, a hint of the odour described as ’band aid’, damp cloth, dish water, wet cardboard and a faint sulphuric hint of melting plastic. Rounded, soft onset of candi syrup sweetishness and caramelly malt sweetness, some grainy sourishness as in a bland pale lager, a bit metallic, medium carbo, smooth but rather thin body in relation to the ABV, a slightly more nutty maltiness in the middle, hint of earthy, leafy hops trying not to interfere with the maltiness, as is custom in this style, so the finish mainly consists of caramelly maltiness. Though in all quite okay for a Bock, the aroma did put me off a bit and I therefore had a hard time working my way through the 50 cl bottle. There are lots of better German Bocks out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1405) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
50 CL bottle@home. Appearance: clear dark amber with light beige head. Aroma: roasted malt. Taste: nice bitter with chocolate. Palate: smooth, somewhat watery, medium bitter finish, medium carbonation. Overall: nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8072) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
50cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden. Thick creamy white head. Clear amber pour. A nice bock, not too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (369) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Dark brown with a tiny off white head that fades. Aroma has yeast and some sweetness. Taste is quite comfortable. It has a good freshness and the bitterness is not too aggressive. Bit flat though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1833) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
500 ml bottle, 7.6 % ABV. Clear deep ruby copper, tan foam settles and mostly fades. Aroma of medium roast c-malt. Smooth lightly sweet nutty malty taste, vanilla, some caramel and dark fruit. Softer carbonation, light-medium bodied, low hopped. S’okay. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ShivanDragon (3007) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
rood/bruin met minimale witte kraag. matig zoet, licht bitter, matig sterk, redelijk fruitig pruim/vijg/rozijn, caramel, verder enorm moutig. aards, medium body, dun met lage co2, maar vond hem eigenlijk niet lekker ..

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Daanminator (476) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Deze met vrienden geprobeert maar viel bij niemand in de smaak. Ik vindt bockbier zoiezo niet lekker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (672) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
500 ml bottle. (7.6% ABV) Pours a clear dark brown with a small, short lived, tan head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and dried fruit. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel and dried fruit with a mildly dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (9560) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle sampled at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, some vegetable, dark fruits and malt. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with light moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8934) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle, shared around the table at game night (Caverna!). Medium amber brown, average off white head. Soft yeast, caramel, a little ripe banana. Nice enough.

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