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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30753) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29168) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) In my version brewed by "De Proefbrouwerij" in Lochristi, Belgium at 9.3% ABV. Beautiful, dark mahogany with a warm, reddish glow and a creamy, beige head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt and dried fruits. Good, full body with plenty of roasted malt, caramel and overripe fruit. Lightly burned notes. Lovely. 030106

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2005
Brown colour with small beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of spices, liquorice/anis and alcohol. Nice intensive sweet flavour with notes of liquorice and apices. Well balanced bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20247) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19227) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14486) - , 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
<i>Courtesy of Philippe (Bov)</i>
Very dark chestnut color, almost black; big head. Nice aroma of malt and caramel, also some chocolate and maybe liquorice and spices. Medium bodied, less thick and sweet than other examples; mostly chocolate flavor. In the end the alcohol is warming. Because of the chocolate, it reminds me more a Strong Belgian than an Eisbock.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeast, soy, burnt caramel, alcohol, malt and notes of hops.


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