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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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".


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1597) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Clear dark brown, beige head. Most striking in this bock is the vegetables present on its taste. Besides that some caramel roasted malts. Nice bock.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1787) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roasted malts, brown sugar and figs. Flavors are same but lighter and thereare additional cooked vegetable notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and grass with hints of caramel. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a fruity malt sweetness. Flavors are well balanced making this a well done brew for the style and recommended.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2244) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
Festival der Bierkulturen, Köln. Malzig-getreidig in der Nase. Antrunk malzig, Getreidenoten. Mittelteil schokoladig und röstig. Abgang bitter einsetzend, schokoladig. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grima (2099) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Bottle from Wasana’s, Idar-Oberstein, Germany!
Pours dark amber colored with small creamy head. Smells malty with dark fruits. Starts malty-sweer with some brown sugar and plum. The middle part is very malty-fruity with some sweet brown sugar. Goes into a sugary finish with lots of dark fruits (especially plum)! Very great dark bock!!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2298) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2013
500 bottle, poured into a snifter. ABV 7.2% Deep mahogany colour with ruvy shades. Two fingers of tan head, average retention. Aromas of caramel, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste follows the aroma, only now the chocolate and coffee flavour are more pronounced and the caramel lingers on the background. Mildly sweet and very drinkable. Full body, good amount of carbonation, maybe a bit light. Oily on the palate. NIce bock, the alcohol not traceable except for the warming feeling that it gives. Nithing extra ordinary but an honest one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2194) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2013
Clear dark ruby with small light brown foam head lacing to glass. Weak aroma, caramel mostly. Taste is caramel dominated with liitle barley, very little bitterness. Aftertaste is short. (Velp 201302)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Awww yeahhhhh dunkler bock bitches. Nose of sweet brown bread light chocolate and a touch of noble hops. Pours brown with a tan head. Flavor of toasted sweet brown bread light chocolate a touch fruity and a bit of noble hops. Soft balanced sweetness with a clean finish. Nice beer that would score higher had it been an american made barrel aged sour ale or rare offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The7thSamurai (11) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
Delicious Bock with a nice malty character. Has a chocolatey and chewy taste to it, and a ruby red colour. I also like the beige head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3294) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
Poured a murky brown with e thick frothy head. Aroma of sweet malt and cinnamon. Medium body, flavour is spices, caramel malt and some lingering spicey aftertaste.


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