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

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RATINGS: 66   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".


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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierkrug (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2011
500 ml bottle from Wasanas in Germany. Pours a dark brown color with a soft off white head. Aroma is over ripe fruit, wood and malt. Taste is creamy rasins, malt and burnt wood. Palate is smooth and mellow. Really nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indutiomarus (114) - Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2011
This stuff rocked, shared with Bierkrug. Brown color, nice fruit, malt aroma. Flavor is malts, sweet and roasted, some fruits and some bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (1701) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle. Sweet raisin, toffee malt and moderate astringent aroma. Dark chestnut color with large off white head. Sweet toffee malt dried cherry, and mildly bitter hay hops and astringent alcohol flavor. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grima (2035) - 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!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quinten (1037) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2008
At the bierkoning in Amsterdam, brown, huge foamy head, funny: saying schnee in dutch meens the private part of a woman, fresch, roasted, gentle one with some spices and nuts, nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Dark brown pour, fluffy beige head. Bread pudding aroma, sweet, caramelly, toasty. Sweet, syrupy flavor, hint of molasses. Kind of doughy, raisiny, and toasty. A rich, sweet beer that hits what I like about big bocks while hiding its per entage well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3103) - 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.

3.8
   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.


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