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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (931) - BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2015
Un eisbock sur 4 malts et du Hallertau Hersbrucker, pour un niveau abv de 9 % et ebu de 32. Couleur noir aux reflets roux en transparence (100 ebc). Bulles fines en colonne centrale vive. Mousse brun clair à fins flocons, qui nappe constamment à 1 mm. Arômes de prunes, figues, mûres noires, raisins secs, pointe de caramel et miel. 1ère bouche magnifique de céréales, bois, tabac, fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche avec un peu de café, chicorée, beaucoup de malt chocolat. 2ème au splendide équilibre malt/fruit/levure/épice. Arrière-bouche longue, dense. 3ème à la grande texture, grandes saveurs et superbe équilibre. Arrière-bouche pleine et complexe. Longueur très grande, avec une infinité de nuances et de la chaleur. Jambes fines, bien marquées. Levure fruitée, avec un peu d’épice, très belle veine, noble. Alcool qui fait un très grand travail sur l’ensemble, magnifique. Finale très grande, qui décolle vraiment. CONCLUSION : énorme eisbock, à la saveur riche, au plaisir immense, aux envolées célestes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2008 A dark brown beer with a medium beige head. The aroma of burned roasted malts, also a little sweet aroma. Chocolate and coffee taste. There are also some alcohol notes in it. A little spicy. A very good and nice bockbeer. I think one of the best.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 8, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Very murky brown body starting with a creamy head that slowly but surely disappears. Liquorish, brown sugar, loads of caramel, brandy - but alcohol relatively hidden for an eisbock. Tasty balanced body with loads of flavour to experience. Aftertaste a bit short but not alcoholic. Very nicely done brew. (33cl bottle, 2,50 EUR)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thepeter (326) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (171) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
The guys of SNAB revived an old beer style and created a full bodies and very complex beer. It’s definitely not a drinking beer, it’s a ’Bière de dégustation’ - something to enjoy slowly in front of your chimney. Untill the last sip and then fall asleep. What a wonderful thought.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (171) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
Fles gekocht bij biernavigatie, uitgeschonken in Sint Crispijn bierglas. Licht troebel donkerbruin bier met een rode gloed. Beige schuimkraag, die zich na enige tijd terugtrekt. Volle en rijke aroma's heeft dit ijsbok bier van SNAB. Geroosterde mout, karamel chocolade, gedroogd fruit: rozijnen, vijgen en dadels, ook iets van koffie en tabak. Ook het smaakpallet is mooi complex, licht zoet en zacht bitter en zeer gebalanceerd. Geroosterde mout, chocolade, drop, kruidige en lichte aardachtige tonen. Echt een lekker bier deze Ijsbok van SNAB, complex, vol en rijk bier met een smaakpallet wat enigszins lijkt op Kasteel Cuvee du Chateau, de alcohol Is goed verborgen. De afdronk is zacht bitter met een olieachtig mondgevoel. Het beste bier van SNAB tot nu toe voor mij, maakt nieuwsgierig naar de Ijsbok Hout.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (830) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head and an earthy, burned and sweet grainy aroma. The tasted is roasted malts and some mild sours notes, like black coffee at first and a light red wine coming after it. A long burned and bitter finish and almost no alcohol to taste. I like it very much, a great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2008
At the vonk slijterij in Zaandam, very dark brown, wow complex one, very smood with spices, very fruity smell, gentle bitter, raisin, dough, cooked vegetables, vanilla, woody. Very good bock with natural ingredients

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - 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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