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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".


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 17, 2012
Creamy bubbly off white head over a dark copper, clean body. Aroma of cinnamon, cookies, rustic bready malts, brown sugar, pepper and vanilla. Really nice. Taste can’t quite keep up the pace, but still a nice spicy body. Quite dry, light bitter and rough sugars in the back. Bit too much carbonation maybe, because it’s not as smooth and rich as I hoped. Great unique cookie aroma, tast eis just an okay bock. (50cl bottle from De Bierwinkel Leiden)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Gorgeous melanoidin underpinning to this rich amber brew with a caramel froth top. Winter spice gum drop nose titillates the nostrils. Aged melanoidin and brown licorice flavor with a hint of red licorice as well. Mildly grainy and spicy with some birch sap and wintergreen mixed. Mellowed and wonderfully complex. Smoothly satisfying.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (2019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Thanks to bierkrug fro the recommendation. This tasty dunkelbock boured a nice deep brown with beige one finger head. Nice and roasty flavor, snooth on the palate with just a touch of bitterness. I’m likin’ it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Die Schaumkrone hält mittelmäßig-gut. Geschmacklich ist es süß, hopfig und Alkoholisch. Fazit: Zwar nicht ganz so gut wie erhofft aber doch gut trinkbar!! Test vom 28.2.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,8,8,9,13,9 - 9,20

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2012
2012 - 03 - 08 500ml bottle. brown amber colour. medium off white head. cardboard aroma. bitter sweet taste...

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (7322) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
50cl bottle @ home shared with Joes. Clear dark copper color, medium sized off-white head that leaves good lacing. Smell malts, sweetness, yeast, manure. Taste malts, grains, chalk, sweetness, plus something weird. Don’t like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Draft at elliott bay. Crystal clear very dark brown with a loose tan head. Big malty sweet caramel and brown bread nose. Creamy light body. Caramel and brown bread mid palate with a little bit of honey. Mild finish. Good dunkler.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (5603) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. Chestnut, low head. Light bready aroma. Sweet roast base, light braed , grassy finish. Medium body, mellow mouthfeel. Not super exiting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 3, 2012
Bottled: Brown color, off-white to brownish creamy head. Full aroma, light roasty, notes of caramel and toffee. Light notes of dark chocolate. Flavor is full bodied, malty, caramelic, light roasty, notes of toffeee, dark chocolate and cacao. Warming alcohol. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
Thanks to Bottleshop. Please standby for a real rating. I’m actually enjoying the company of other beer enthusiasts instead of being a non-social "I must rate this right now!!!"


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