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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".


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2007
Bottled. Aroma has caramel malts and some raisin. Clear, red-brown coloured with a thin, beige head. Taste is quite sweet, caramel malty slightly roasted with some raisin it it. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2007
Tap @ Kafe Belgie. Dark brown colour, off-white tan head. Aroma is fruity and of dark malts. Flavour is malty, fruity and artificially sweet. Ends sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2007
Tap, bokbierfestival Utrecht. Dark brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, some sweetness, bit fruity as well, caramel, bit bready, some walnut indeed. Good thick body. Bit sweet taste, malty, good balance. Very nice bock.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (8731) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle: Amber coloured, off-white foamy layer; sweet dark-malty, a bit metallic nose; sugary, sweetish-bitter flavour, medium bodied; a tinge of alcohol in the fruity, sweet-bitter finish. A very mediocre brew............

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) 7,5% ABV in my version. A snow-bock, well, it had to come sooner or later. But it’s certainly far from watery. Dark amber colour. Lovely caramel flavours with a wee metallic edge. In spite of being overly potent with some sweetness this brew is surprisingly light and in no way cloying. Rather wellmade (Doppel)bock. 250802

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2005
Light malty aroma with mango and apricot. Full bodied. Malty sweet flavor with loads of tropical fruit (peach, pineapple, apricot and mango) and a touch of roasted malt to match the fruit a bit. Quite nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kozzak1 (70) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2004
Good flavor with a nice medium head. Slightly sweet-malty aftertaste. Nice body with a lsightly sour aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2004
Beautiful dark, clear, copper-amber; little, coloured head, nearly flat. Bready nose, with a lot of earthy overtones, bit of walnut. Bready taste, quite sweet but not cloying. Touch of acidity. Flavour of chestnut purée (mash). Well-bodied, chewy. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Nice, but nowhere surprising typical German. "Good workmanlike performance".


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