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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands

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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Thanks to Alex... Light brown, very light tope head... The nose is VERY Belgian, smells like a dunkelwiesse, some raisins, sugar and alcohol, settles downs after a bit to smell like a pop... Charred bread with raisins and brown sugar, really good eisbock

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1338) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
(bottled) ...brown sugar ice skating on frozen alcohoic dark malt...cloying rich malty clusters in the mouth ..The caramel notes in this is a drunken alcoholic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4819) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle shared at home. Pours dark hazy brown with off white head. Aroma is malt and dark fruits. Flavor is burnt caramel, dough, malt, raisins, liquorice, chocolate. Very soft carbonation but slight alcohol afterburn. Great Dutch bokbier.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Malzig-süßer Antrunk, der Ähnlichkeiten mit einem Barley Wine hat. Er unterscheidet sich aber in der Herbe, die hier deutlich erkennbar ist und das würzige Malz bremst. Im Mittelteil bremsen sich Herbe und Malz gar gegenseitig aus, von den erwarteten schmeckbaren 9% ist absolut nichts auszumachen. Schade, es hätte dem Bier mehr Charackter verliehen. Zum Ende hin ist die Herbe verschwunden, das Malz agiert halbherzig. Etwas trocken, muffig. Ich habe Besseres erwartet. 12/9/9/8/10/9

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3rd May 2009
Cloudy chocolate brown beer. Semi dry palate. Rich malt with a good dash of chocolate and a little aniseed alcohol and brandy. Not nad but was hoping for a lot more from this big Dutch Eisbock!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HermanW (1027) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2011
0,3 liter fles.goede bokbier. mooie bitter. wel aan te bevelen voor nog een bokje.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
A - Pours a very dark mohogany brown with a rich dense head that leaves some very nice lacing. S - chocolate, roasted malt, straw, metal and yeast T - Quite dry and yeasy not malty like I expected. some roast malt and chocolate, and some spice and hops at the end. Not a hint of booze which is amazing for the strength. M&D - This is smooth as silk and so easy to drink. Almost like it’s a session beer. I could drink a few of these as it also leave a clean dry aftertaste A really nice beer and different from what I expected. I would not be surprised if they changed the recipe as I got none of the sweetness that is in reviews from last year and before.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle at Kerstbier Festival, Essen, Belgique, 19.12.10 Pours conker brown in colour with light beige head. There is an immediate warmth from the alcohol, though not too boozy. There is a also a slightly fruity twang. Some burnt toffee, spicy, getting better as it warms up. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are weetabix and strawberry with floral notes. Bready yeast with chocolate and light roast malts. Creamy with some oakiness. Flavours are sweet malts with cookie dough yeastiness. Some cocoa powder with hints of banana milkshake. Liquorice with light pine. Peppery but not overbearing alcohol on the finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4459) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2010
On tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam, November 2010. Hazy brownish/red with a small creamy head. Not that balanced, quite boozy. Still rather drinkable with taste of spices and malt.


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