Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer Reviews




alex_leit
3.3
Hofstettner Granitbock
Bottle. Brownish amber color. Aroma: caramel, candy, malt, honey sweet. Taste: pleasant, very malty, caramel.
Friday, June 17, 2016

alobar
3.5
Hofstettner Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810
Pours a clear amber color with a soapy cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel, bread. and toffee. Caramel and toffee flavor with bread backbone. Great example of a marzen.
Sunday, June 05, 2016

nybol
3.3
Hofstettner Granit Bier
Ved ikke lige hvordan granit smager, men der er lidt jern smag i denne øl. Det kan være smagen af de sten man smider i denne øl, ligeom Thisteds stenøl. Den har den klassiske skarpe smag af bock, og er helt klart en rigtig god, omend lidt speciel, øl.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

nybol
3.1
Hofstettner Bio Kürbisbier
En almindelig smag af øl når den sættes til munden, og den let humlet smag, og er meget frugtagtig i det. God smag! Men den smager faktisk af "Kürbis", altså græskar!, ikke hokaido, men almindelige græskar. Utroligt nok smager det godt sammen med eftersmagen af almindelig øl. Specielt!
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Sebilinz
3.5
Hofstettner G’froren’s Pfaffenhofen MMF
Bottle. Dark golden clear body with small white head. Aroma is honey with green pears and some alcohol. Taste is sweet malts with alcohol and fruits. Aftertaste is sweet balanced by some nice bitterness and some alcohol. Not my kind of beer.
Friday, June 03, 2016

Geiserich
2.4
50 Jahre Sportunion St. Martin im Mühlkreis
Bottle: Pale yellow color, almost no head. Grainy, light corny aroma. Flavor is also mainly grainy and corny and light bodied. Light bitter end. Nothing special.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Geiserich
4
Hofstettner G’froren’s Pfaffenhofen MMF
Bottle from Brauerei Hofstetten: Dark golden, honey color, foamy white head.Aroma is full malty with intensive notes of cereals, honey, caramel, also hoppy with grass, tropical fruits, alcohol. Flavor is also full malty, medium sweet, sugar, tropical fruits, citrus, medium bitter ends. Tasty and well balanced.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

hopdog
2.9
Hofstettner Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810
Bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Grains, caramel, and some breadiness.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

hopdog
3.2
Hofstettner Heller Bock Saphir
500ml bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Bread, caramel, some citrus, and a sweet finish.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

WillemsUrenkel
3.4
Hofstettner Heller Bock Saphir
0,5 l bottle, Bought at Hof Luckmann, Bissendorf, Germany. If you ever be in the Osnabrück or Bielefeld area, visit them! Orange golden in the glass, little bit unclear. Big white foamy head. Looks good. Hop on the nose. Maybe with a little bit alcoholic elements and hints of burnt plastic. Taste has a balance between alcoholic bitterness, hop and a malty background. Increasing alcoholic sharpness. Later more floral hop influences. Strong and complex Heller Bock.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sebilinz
3.5
Hofstettner Champion Bitter Wildbrett
Bottle. Gushing. Golden body with large lasting white head. Aroma is nice fruity with hints of barnyard. Taste is also fruity with herbs and hints of dry sourness. Aftertaste is nice balanced between sweetness and dryness and bitterness. Nice one after reading the older rates I think this gets better with age. Very quaffable liked it.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

tderoeck
4
Hofstettner Granitbock
14/IV/16 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 4/II/19 (2016-362)

Clear amber beer, small irregular beige to yellow head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: overripe banana, lots of it, yeasty, sweet, quite some caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of yeast, sweet, banana, malty, caramel, pretty bitter, bit of a smoky touch. Aftertaste: ashes, yeast, more banana, caramel, banana peel, pretty bitter still, roasted, charcoal. Nice one!

Friday, April 22, 2016

WillemsUrenkel
3.4
Hofstettner Honigbock 2014
0,33 l bottle, Vichy style. Bought at Hof Luckmann, Bissendorf, Germany. A good looking unclear copper in the glass, small head. Honey and some hop on the nose. Little bit like furniture polish. Taste has honey and caramell, sweetness, fresh hopy, also chestnut background. Some alcoholic bitterness. Nice one.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WillemsUrenkel
3.1
Hofstettner Granit Bier
0,33 l bottle, Vichy style. Bought at Hof Luckmann, Bissendorf, Germany. Clear amber in the glass, small white head. Malty with some sweetness on the nose. Taste starts with sweet toasted malt, some fruitieness in the second row. Later caramell, smooth, earthy, some hop in the background, low bitterness, low carbonation. Okay.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

77ships
4.1
Hofstettner Granitbock
Thank you tderoeck for this very interesting treat. Here is an article about what makes this beer so interesting (in my opinion): http://www.bunitedint.com/information/brands/deScription/182/ 330 ml. bottle shared with tderoeck & kraddel. BBF 04.02.19. Deep red amber, little tanned head. Nose is strange sweet cough syrup, herbal, leaves, syrup, sweet very caramelized, very thick cough syrup. Taste is cough drops, cough syrup, black licorice, very sweet licorice candy, allmsot touch medicinal, very sweet herbal,.. Thick, very dry. Took some getting use but the more I drank it , the more I started to enjoy it. I think I would convert to this one if I were to drink it a few times. An acquired but very interesting taste. Neat.
Friday, April 15, 2016

kraddel
3.3
Hofstettner Granitbock
Thnx to Tderoeck. Pours clear amberred. Smell is sweet, thick. Taste is sharp, sweet, rich, thick, Sugar, bit caramel.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Werckmeister
3.1
Hofstettner G’froren’s Saphir 2013 (DH) Iced IPA
0,33l bottle at home shared with some friends. BB 12/2019. orange hazy color, small white head. smells of dried fruits, spices, peppery, some stale hops. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of dried fruits, spices, peppery, rather alcoholic. finishes alcohlic with notes of dried fruits and spices. quite alcholic, not a fan.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

dresden
3.4
Hofstettner Granitbock
Swingtop bottle from Duffman. Clearish brown/red with big vinous aroma, white bread and caramel. Is good.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Geiserich
3.8
Die Glorreichen 7 Starköl Bourbon
At Craft Bier Fest Linz: Deep amber color, yellowisg/browny foamy head. Aroma is malty, grainy, nutty, caramelic, barrel notes, alcohol. Flavor is full bodied, full malty, caramelic, light winey, light notes of oak barrles, alcohol. Very nice, intensive stuff.
Monday, April 11, 2016

Geiserich
3.6
Hofstettner Cuvée Edelsauer
At Craft Bier Fest Linz: Dark amber color, fizzy carbonation. Aroma is mild to medium sour, some barrel notes, hints of caramel, wine, wood. Flavor is medium sour, medium intensive barrel/wood notes, light sweetness. Good.
Monday, April 11, 2016

bnokk
3.1
Hofstettner Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810
APPEARANCE- looks like a true style Oktoberfest, like a marzen should. Better head than mor beers ive drinken at Munich’s octonerfest (an interesting note for my followers, my profile pic on RB is a selfie from the Haufbrau tent in 2014). NOSE- very little of anything in the nose. FLAVOR- very light flavor. Probably good for drinking large quantities at the event, bit if I want a beer that has some character, this isn’t it.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Beerhunter111
3.7
Hofstettner Heller Bock Saphir
50cl bottle from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks! Pours slightly hazy dark golden colour with a mid-sized good lasting off-white head. Aroma of bitter aromatic hops, some peach, toasted malt. Taste of strong malt, mild sweet toasted malt, aromatic bitter hops, peach, nice!
Friday, April 08, 2016

Beerhunter111
3.1
Hofstettner Sündenbock
33cl bottle from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks! Pours hazy light orange golden colour with a mid-sized most good lasting white head. Aroma of strong malt, glue and grains. Taste of strong malt, yeast, ripe fruits, caramel.
Thursday, April 07, 2016

m7hildeb
3.4
Hofstettner Granit Bier
Bottle. Clear copper colour with a medium off-white head, malty and grassy nose with a distinct metallic note and hints of caramel and coffee, taste is also malty with roasty and some floral notes, pleasantly bitter finish and a slight cardboardish aftertaste.
Monday, April 04, 2016

Beerhunter111
3.2
Hofstettner Bock
33cl bottle from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks! Pours almost clear golden colour with a mid-sized good lasting white head. Aroma of pale malt, grains, mild hops. Taste of sweet strong malt, grains, bread, mild hops.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Mdr1991
4.4
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Dörrobst, nuss, rotweinfass im geruch, angenehme aromatik im geschmack und toller abgang!
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Saeglopur
3.3
Hofstettner Sündenbock
330 ml bottle from end of 2014, bb 29.10.15
Medium gusher. Amber, hazy body, with floating yeast particles and a medium, fluffy, moderately lacing, light beige head.
Aroma of honey, ripe fruits, bread, oat, some berries, flowers, some citrus.
Taste is a bit lighter, with about the same aromas and subtle alcohol.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes medium alcohol warming, quite soft, floral, a bit fruity, with some some grains and lingering honey notes.

Good. Interesting, diverse nose, with a good mix of sweet and fruity notes. Taste is a bit too light for my liking, while still good. Overall it has more character than many other style examples, but still not among the best ones I’ve had.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Saeglopur
3.1
Hofstettner Bock
330 ml bottle from BeerLovers Wien, bb 28.10.16
Golden, clear body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of honey, flowers, grains, grass, some bread, some sweet ripe fruits, some citrus.
Tastes of flowers, grass, grains, citrus, honey, spices, some herbs, some sweet fruits, some alcohol.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with an average cabonation.
Finishes alcohol warming, bitter, quite dry, hoppy, floral, spicy, grassy, a bit sweet.

Good, but not so special. A bit hoppier than usual for this style, with nice floral notes and a bitter finish. Still quite simple overall, while well balanced. Not among my favourite Hofstettner bock beers.

Friday, April 01, 2016

wlf
3.3
Hofstettner Kübelbier
unclear, golden with medium head, yeasty malty aroma with some hoppy spicy and fruity notes, creamy mouthfeel, medium sweetness, some fruits and malt, low bitterness, balanced, wheat-like in a way
Thursday, March 31, 2016

wlf
2.8
Hofstettner Granit Bier
reddish to light brown with average head, malty toasty aroma, quite sweet with hoppy spicy bitter finish
Thursday, March 31, 2016

blackisle
3.2
Hofstettner Granitbock
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a tumbler. Clear medium to dark amber, good two finger frothy beige head, receding slowly, fair lacing; aroma bit shy, malty, light roast, caramel, yeast, hay; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, toffee, bread, average duration, sweetbitter aftertaste, bit thin, roasty and herbal notes; medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation; lacks body, all in all just decent.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sebilinz
3.6
Hofstettner G’froren’s Hüll Melon Iced IPA
Bottle. Golden body with white head. Aroma is honey with malts and some caramel and some alcohol. Taste is also malty with some almonds and fruits. Aftertaste is more sweet than bitter. Nice barley wine.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saeglopur
3.2
Hofstettner Pils
500 ml bottle from a supermarket in Linz, bb 27.05.16.
Golden, clear body, with a big, fluffy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of grass, flowers, bread, some citrus, some biscuit.
Tastes of flowers, grass, bread, some herbs, citrus, some honey.
Light, slick mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes medium bitter, a bit dry, floral, grassy, citric, a bit herbal.

Nice one. Crisp and refreshing, with nice floral and bready notes. Drinks very easy. Overall nothing outstanding, but a really solid style example.

Friday, March 11, 2016

renffisch
3.9
Hofstettner Heller Bock Saphir
Bottle 0,5l @Biergasthof Schiffner. Bright orange colour, no head I talk of. Fizzy orange pop nose which continues into flavour. Very distinct flavour. Well balanced.
Friday, March 04, 2016

bartlebier
3.1
Hofstettner Mühlviertler Einkornbier
33cl bb05/2016 Traded by sebilinz at Braukunst Live. Aroma of sweet moist corn cereal, honeypops, yeast spice. Soggy peppered bread, sweetish cereals, hints of caramelised honeypops manage to hold their balance until midway when most of the ingredients lose their appeal while becoming quite filling (Einkorn belly).
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Erzengel
3.7
Hofstettner Mühlviertler Einkornbier
Many thanks to Beerhunter111 for this sharing. The beer starts fresh and smooth. Not too much bitterness, very soft and easy to drink. Nice earthy grainy background, very easy to drink, nice and round beer!
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Erzengel
3.5
Hofstettner Neuhauser Herrschafts Pier II
Many thanks to Beerhunter111 for this sharing. The beer is round and malty, slightly dry, malty and neutral bitter. Nice sessionable and round.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

crossovert
3.8
Hofstettner G’froren’s Hüll Melon Iced IPA
Cask. It is pointless referring to this as an ipa. As a barleywine it is nice, some light melon and orange maramalade touches, full-bodied and caramel-forward.
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Beerhunter111
2.9
Hofstettner Neuhauser Herrschafts Pier II
33cl bottle from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks! Pours hazy golden colour with a mid-sized white head. Aroma of pale malt, grains, mild hops. Taste of sweet pale malt, honey, grains, mild bitterness.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Beerhunter111
3.2
Hofstettner Mühlviertler Einkornbier
33cl bottle from trade with Sebilinz, many thanks! Pours slightly hazy reddish orange colour with a small beige head. Aroma of red malt, grains, red fruits. Taste of dark malt, red fruits, grains, caramel.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

m7hildeb
3.2
Hofstettner Mühlviertler Bier
Bottle. Slightly hazy straw golden colour with a medium, quickly disappearing white head, bready, earthy and herbal aroma, taste is malty and grassy with a slightly bitter finish.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

hawanna
3.6
Die Glorreichen 7 Starköl
0,75 l swing top bottle BB 2025 alcohol, caramel, banana, amber, hazy, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Sunday, January 31, 2016

HonkeyBra
3.5
Hofstettner Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810
On draft at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. Pours a deep amber orangish color with an off white head. Aroma of herbal hops and caramel malt notes. Flavor is bitter with herbal hop presence surrounded by sweet caramel and toffee malts. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel, lively mouthfeel with a caramel and bitter hop finish. Overall, nice.
Friday, January 29, 2016

MonsterMagnet
4
Hofstettner G’froren’s Mandarina Bavaria (DH) Iced IPA
Bottle from my secret santa Saeglopur, many thanks Thomas! Pours orange with a white head. Somewhat muted malty aroma light fruitiness. Taste is much more pronounced with tangerine, juicy mango, orange, sweet berries, toast, light bread, caramel. Sweet, with enough bitterness to balance, syrupy texture, medium to full body, soft carbonation. Lingering fruity finish with some booziness. Good stuff, like a thick syrupy but mild dipa.
Friday, January 29, 2016

fugitive
3.7
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Bottle. Color hazy dark brown with small white head. Aroma malt, roasted, caramel, yeast. Taste sweet, caramel, malt, roasted, some chocolate.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

m7hildeb
3
Hofstettner Kübelbier
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a medium white head, aroma is very yeasty and a bit bready with some citric notes, taste is malty and sweet with some metallic and boozy notes and only a little hop bitterness, lively carbonation. Overall very refreshing and drinkable.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

ElDesmadre
3
Hofstettner Granitbock Hidden Gem
Bottle. Aroma of pumpernikel and malt wort, combined with rather strong woody overtones. Very tart taste with notes of red fruit (cherries), dry and slightly herbal. Quite allright.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

ElDesmadre
2.5
Hofstettner Honigbock Wildbrett
Bottle. The bugs and critters inside the barrel have transformed this bock into something with a remarkably nasty smell, namely an asphyxiating combination of bee wax and human sweat. Minor notes of fresh honey are the only vaguely enticing thing in the bouquet. The flavour however is not so bad, actually. It’s tart, very woody, filled with rustical honey note. Not so far from a good (but tart) mead actually. If only it wasn’t for the smell.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

bierkoning
2.3
Hofstettner Neuhauser Herrschafts Pier II
Bottle from Sebilinz, thanks! Blonde. Dust and Cellar notes in the aroma. Malty floral flavor. Medium bodied. Hint of Apple. Carbonation is soft.
Monday, January 11, 2016

bierkoning
2.8
Hofstettner Mühlviertler Einkornbier
Bottle from Sebilinz, thanks! Amber color. Grainy aroma with soft herbal notes. Grainy flavor with orange and pear drups. A slight tartness. Carbonation is soft.
Monday, January 11, 2016