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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 159   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1415) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Pours an amber red beer with a good white head. Smells sweet, creamy yeasty. Taste licorice and too sweet. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (140) - - SEP 14, 2013
Ruikt lekker, dunne schuimlaag. Wel lekker maar niet heel speciaal. Beetje zoetig naar vrij suffe smaak

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (850) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2013
yellow-brown head that disappears fast without lacing. red-brown clear colour. aroma of malt, sweet, chocolate, a bit cloying. taste is malt, caramel sweet, alcoholic with an aftertaste that is bitter, liquorice, wood/wry .. quite complex. medium body and quite a lot of carbonation. interesting brew, not quite what i expected though. bottle 33 cl / bbf 8-2014

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from MrH - thank you a lot, Johan. Before opening the bottle I had this idea in mind of how this beer should taste like (something in between Schneider Aventinus Weizen- Eisbock and Trappiste Rochefort 10), but unfortunately it was something completly else: Porter, Stout & Leather. Well, the bottle looks nice and the beer itself as well (dark brown / blackish colour with steady head and medium-smooth body). Nose is alright but not overall very impressing - malt, roast, caramel, nuts. Taste might be a little bit tough because it is very malty and spicy. Rotten leaves, caramel, campfire, woods and, well yes: Lots of malt. Leathery hints and some very light smokey finish. No beer that makes me happy, but it was solid and I’m sure many other enjoy it a lot.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2013
Thanks to Mr Hangover for that one ! Classic bock with a bit of sweets, coffee and caramel in the back. Strong one with a warm finish. Definitely enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting, thanks to Jackl, 13/07/13. Murky chestnut brown with a few floaties swimming beneath the light tan head of spotting. Nose is oaky, dark toffee, brown sugars, gritty, light waft of booze. Taste comprises bready malts, toffee, grain, light booze, dark fruit, berry fruits, demerara sugar. Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, bitter fruity finish. Ok for the booze level but lacks much in the way of complexity, drinkable though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. Thanks to Jack for this not-too-common style - and a great pick for 30C weather! Pours deep amber with a creamy beige head. Sugary, semi-dark malts in the aroma, dark bread, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with expected dark malts, ripened dark fruits, bread, plums, etc. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Toasted dark bread to finish, light bittern toast, earth, light cocoa, more ripe fruits. Good. Decent balance for the ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2133) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
Really nice! Complex beer with a warm glow and delicious herbs. Recommended!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle at Croydonia tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, sweet berry.. particularly blueberry, as well as roast, chocolate and a touch of alcohol for good measure. The taste is caramel, roasty, blueberry, blackberry, raisin, earth, chocolate, boozy warmth and faint aniseed. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, boozy and rather drinkable. Quite impressive really.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1618) - AUSTRIA - JUL 7, 2013
Dark Brown with a red tint and a thick, tan, brown, non-lacy head. Smells of deep malt, burnt roast with chocolate, blackberries and lots of caramel with some light spices. Sort of like a English Strong Ale. Tastes of caramel and roasted malt with raisins, and a light ashy bitterness on the finish which lingers. Dry. Sweet. A nice balance between bock and porter once again with minimal hops but not overly sweet.


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