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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2007
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle at Kerstfest, Essen.
Cloudy mid brown with a good tan head. Sweet but not too sweet malt with spice and a light bitterness. Slight soap in the finish but pretty decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2007
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a malty roasted aroma a creamy malty taste and a strong malty bitter alcholic finich

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled. Deep amberty red colour, not much head. Aroma is alcohol, malts, nectar and some mild spices. Flavour is spices, fruits, some hoppyness and a mild sting of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
(Bottled@Kerstbierfestival 2007, Essen) Hazy dark amber with a small, partly lasting head. Aroma of licorice, roasty malt, and some alcohol. Licorice-malty, slightly sweet and somewhat burned flavor with low bitterness. Medium-bodied, slightly alcoholic palate with medium carbonation. Reasonably enjoyable despite the burnedness and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3915) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle Kerstbierfestival 2007: Poured a brown with a beige head. The aroma was spice and liquorice. The taste seemed coffee and mylasses, with a touch of liquorice. The finish was tingles of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (34864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2007
33 cL bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium. Pours dark brown with a huge light brown/orange head. Lovely yeasty and slight spiced aroma. Flavour is slight chocolate flavoured, malty and with more of that creamy yeast flavour. Medium sweet. Lingers nicely into the finish with the Belgian yeast flavours. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 Dark brown coloured beer with an off white head and some very light carbonation. Strong coffee malty roasted aroma and short smokey hinted. Full creamy palate. Finish is full malty, strong bitter burned with alcoholic touches. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2897) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2007
Yesterday @ kerstbierfestival; from bottle, 33 cl. Dar red-brown color, with lightbrown head. Aroma roasted malts, spice. Medium to full body. Taste roasted malts, some chocolate and a bitter finish. Good for us.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8393) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2007
Deep mahogany beer; small yellowish rim. Sourish nose with a spicy lining, not unlike resin. Black cardemompeel. Spicy, but outspoken dry taste. Again cardemom, roasted and some chocolate; getting unexpected depths. Very dry, on the verge of astringent. Alcoholwarming and despite the dryness, well-bodied. Ah, Derek, this is a good one. You might be more sceptic yourself, I like it, and to hell with styleindications. Pity about the weak nose.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
Heavy malty, light bread and a little bit of dark chocolate. Large creamy, light brown head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Dark brown body. Moderate bitter taste of dark chocolate. Medium palate.


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