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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 4, 2013
thanks to zenkis Cloudy reddish brown with medium off white head. Aroma.. quite malty, coffee that follows after my morning cigarette, kinda smoked, decent hops, fruits, spices Sweet with moderate bitter finish. Quite dry Interesting experience, thou this was something stout-like for me. Enjoyable brew

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
Nice beer with a great story behind it. Dark-red color and with a nice brown foamy head. Sweet caramel-like aroma, and a full, warm, sweet taste. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter. Mooi bier met een goed verhaal erachter. Donkerrode kleur met een bruine kraag. Zoet caramel-achtig aroma. Eveneens een volle, warme, zoete smaak. De nasmaak is bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark brownish amber with plenty of head. Interesting aroma of plums, smoke, dates, brown sugar and cola. Smells somehow "old". The taste leans towards coffee, roast and topsoil predominantly, with some leathery fruit below. This was (as far as I can tell) a fairly young bottle and perhaps it needed some more age for the flavours to really shine.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ShivanDragon (1441) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 zwart met schuimig witte kraag, het ziet er fantastisch uit in het glas. aroma: caramout, gebrande mouten, kandij suiker, (volmoutig) smaken: drop, gebrande/cara/ en ander mouten, lichte IPA variant niet erg bijzonder. licht zoet, medium bitter, medium body, romig in de mond, redelijke co2. indruk: ik mis een beetje de zoetigheid in deze bok variant, afdronk is bitter, kruidig, nadrukkelijk aanwezig. niet erg bijzonder allemaal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3106) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
Poured a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Medium body, quite smooth, flavour of sweet malt, dark fruits, bitter/sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5569) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 14.08.2010
Aroma is sweet and malty with ripe fruits, some sugar and hints of caramel. Flavour is malty with ripe fruits, caramel and toffee. Also some warming alcohol. Sweet but good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
An almost black colored beer. Aroma and flavor dominated by the bitterness coming from both the roasted malts and hopps. Bitterness is well balanced with notes of fruityness and caramel. Some alcohol warming in the back.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2085) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Stubby bottle of 330 ml, at home, poured into a snifter. Pured carefully after letting it warm up a bit, it gave me a very dark coloured beer, with a huge three fingers beige, creamy head, with good retention. It left a light lacing behind. Smell is molasses, chocolate, toffee and a bit of alcohol. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very thick body, full and creamy. Carbonation is average I would say. Overall a very nice sipping beer, that becomes even better as it warms up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2012
The head is perfect, the body darkred almost black. It smells roasty, darkmalty, creamy-alcoholic, bitter-hoppy, a bit caramel. The taste is a bit roasty, darkmalty, sweet, full bodied and balanced, less hoppy, coffee, creamy, chocolate, Delicious! 13/13/12/13/12/13

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (808) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
33cl. Bottle. Poors dark ruby read, yeast floating around, tiny tan head. Aroma caramel, yeast, alcohol, malts. Taste coffee biter, with long caramel sweet finish, alcohol. Mouth-feel oily, thin. Wow strong Bock lot’s of taste, I like it!


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