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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2007
Brown/red colored brew. Caramel and some fruits in the aroma. A bit yeasty. Very enjoyable flavor. Sweet and roasted malty with a good balanced bitterness. Dark chocolate and some fruits. Very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2007 Bottled, thanks Papsoe! Hazy mahogany colour, small beige head. Aroma of plums and cocoa powder. Sweet with rounded mouthfeel and surprisingly slim body. Fairly soft moutfheel, alcohol is evident. Fruity, yeasty and choclatey, tastes top fermented. Light salty finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Opaque deep brown body is topped by a frail off-white head. The nose feels quite yeasty, especially for an eisbock!, and even a bit estery, it might actually be an ale for the fruitiness does not appear to emerge all from the malts. It comprises a certain banana cloyingness on top of the chery oriented richness coated in sugary nutella and buttered cookies. The yeast feels fatigued, maybe even autolysed as mild sulfury notes peak through. Rather weird example, a butter fountain that is quite unclean yes includes some fun flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, apple, caramel. Flavour is fruit, apple, hop, caramel. Ok beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
Bottled. Reddish-brown to golden color, and a beige head. Caramel, sweetness and some hops in the nose. The flavor is quite similar, but has a pronounced bitterness. Medium to full body with a sweet feeling. A bit anonymous, but definately not bad. (070216)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
This bock poured very dark. Complex roasty malty aroma. Bold, large flavors and a heavy mouthfeel. An excellent eisbock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Dark brown color with large light-brown head. Aroma is malty, burnt (roasted) dark chocolate, caramel, fruit. Flavor is very sweet with a average duration. Very good and easy eisbock.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle at Kerstbierfestival 2006, Essen. Caramel and molasses aroma. Sweet flavours, malty smokiness, some chocolate. Full-bodied, slightly sirupy. A wee too heavy?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2006
[In my version brewed by "De Proefbrouwerij" in Lochristi, Belgium at 9.3% ABV] A red-brown beer with an OK brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of caramel, but also some herbs. The flavor is sweet with notes of herbs, caramel, and wood.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2006
Hazy deep reddish colour with a dense tan head. Sweet malty aroma with a dark fruit and alcohol touch. Malty, caramel sweet flavor and notes of dried fruit. Alcohol sweet finish.


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