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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands

bottled
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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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IJsbok is een levend, niet gepasteuriseerd, bovengistend bier. Inspiratiebron voor dit in Europa unieke bier is het Nova Zembla reisverslag ’Om de Noord’ van Gerrit de Veer uit 1597. Het verslag beschrijft hoe de scheepsbemanning tot hun verbazing ontdekte dat diep in een bevroren bierfust een vloeistof was achtergebleven, die uitstekend smaakte en waarbij ’alle kracht van het bier in dat kleine beetje nog vloeibare bier zat’. SNAB is erin geslaagd om met haar "IJSBOK" het proces na te bootsen waardoor een voor de bierliefhebber zeer bijzonder bier beschikbaar is gekomen. Water, Pils-, Münchener-, Kristal- en Chocolademout, Hallertau Hersbrücker hop en bovengist.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dec23 (52) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2009
The Ijsbok won the title of best Dutch bockbeer at the Bokbierfestival of 2007 and 2008. They are sure to be one of the favorites this year as well (2009). The smell of the beer aint particularly impressive, but it looks beautiful with it’s dark amber molasses colour. It has sufficient carbonation to tickle your palate, and the taste is well-rounded and smooth with customary bockbier sweetness. It’s sweetness gets balanced by spicy hop bitterness though. The alcohol taste is so hidden that one is almost disinclined to believe that it really has 9%. It tends to manifest after you have swallowed a mouthful, but not like sharp tingles creeping up your nose. The aftertatse is more like the one you get from eating a chocolate praline with liqueur filling. A very well crafted brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3536) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2009
tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam - Pours deep amber with a medium sized lingering head. It smells of dark fruity malt. The flavor is sweet toasted caramel malt, dark fruit, and spice with more hops than is typical for the style. It works well though. This brew has a nice full body and some good hops bitterness in the finish. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2009
Bottela thanks to Edo(Bierkoning). Mediuml firm head. Fruity aromas pear,plum, raisins and roasted malt. Sweetish tast of roasted malt, sugar, caramel and ripe red fruits. Very well balanced and drinkable despite the high abv. I enjoyed it a lot !

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle at home. A pretty solid, and high-alochol content, bock. Vary flavourful with sweet, charamel and fruits tastes. Fades well and turns spicy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
<i>Courtesy of Philippe (Bov)</i>
Very dark chestnut color, almost black; big head. Nice aroma of malt and caramel, also some chocolate and maybe liquorice and spices. Medium bodied, less thick and sweet than other examples; mostly chocolate flavor. In the end the alcohol is warming. Because of the chocolate, it reminds me more a Strong Belgian than an Eisbock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, ruby-amber coloured, mid-sized, stable tanned head. Molasses, caramel and dried berries in the aroma, accompanied by a tinge of yeast. solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied. Becomes even more bitter and drier in the malty and fruity finish. Very O.K. ........

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle at Plan B. - Tasting. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Dark fruits, berries, chocolate, licorice, roasted, ryebread, yeasty, high malty, sweetness, dryness. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 23, 2008
Botella. Hazy dark brown colour with a medium light brown head. Roasty malty and chocolate dark fruity soft flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
nice caramelly aroma, hard roasted stuff, slight aged beer. dark, small lt brown head. fl: nicely roasted, strong licorice, balanced toward the smoked/roasted end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2008
On tap @ ’t Arendsnest. Deep dark murky brown colour, off-white creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and raisins. Flavour is the same, a little bitter finish, fullbodied, a lot softer flavours than the Ezelenbok. Alcohol very well hidden. Really nice bock.


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