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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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".


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3412) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1683) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (5167) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (5167) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2885) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1194) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6206) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
50cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden. Thick creamy white head. Clear amber pour. A nice bock, not too sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (185) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1476) - 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)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ShivanDragon (2002) - 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 ..

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Daanminator (214) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Deze met vrienden geprobeert maar viel bij niemand in de smaak. Ik vindt bockbier zoiezo niet lekker.


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