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


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RATINGS: 82   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".

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3160) - Velp, - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adamnowek (908) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Really malty aroma that settles down a bit in the taste. Burnt caramel taste. Extremely dry texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6610) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle from trade with McTapps, many thanks Sabine. Dark chestnut brown color with thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light roasty, chocolate. Taste, sweet caramel malt, honey, notes of red fruits, toffee, nuts. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Good example of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (10237) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
Pours a brown color with a lacing head. Slight malty aroma. Caramel flavoured, mild malty note. Malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2420) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2015
Aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruits, bread, chocolate notes. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light to moderate bitter finish. I’m not generally a fan of Bocks, but every once in a while I stumble upon a good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2015
Ach, der ist eigentlich recht unauffällig. Ein bisschen Malz und Karamell, dazu eine milde Muffigkeit und etwas Nuss nebst Getreide. Ganz ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2015
Flasche von Erzengel , vielen Dank! Das Bier hat eine dunkelbraune Farbe mit einer konstanten, aber flachen Schaumkrone und einem ausgewogenen Körper. Malziges Aroma mit Nuancen von Brot. Geschmacklich auch sehr malzig, dazu kommen jedoch noch milde Hopfennoten, ebenso wie milde Früchte und dunkles Brot. Blumiges und würziges Ende. Trinkbar und eigentlich auch recht solide.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3686) - 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 (1311) - 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 (7199) - 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 (290) - 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.

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