Gusswerk Krinnawible Whiskybier

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Brewed by Brauerei Gusswerk
Style: Smoked
Hof bei Salzburg, Austria

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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Die Sage vom Krinnawible
Der Kummenberg liegt als steinernes Hindernis mitten in Vorarlberg. Überwunden werden konnte er nur über das "Krinna", einem steilen Pfad durch dunkle Wälder und neblige Felsen. Bewacht wurde der Weg vom Krinnawible, einem bösartigen, alten Weiblein mit feurigen Augen und gleißend heller Laterne, das so manchen Wanderer zu Tode erschreckte und vom Berg vertrieb. Nur im Winter suchte es Unterschlupf in den Höhlen des Kummenbergs, wo es Schutzsuchenden mit Irrlichtern Sicherheit und Geborgenheit vortäuschte.

Das Bier des Krinnawible
Dieses, fürwahr extreme, Starkbier, welches aus über Torf geräuchtertem Malz in Salzburg eingebraut wurde, ist ein einzigartiges Meisterstück. Die Zusammenkunft von schon in Vergessenheit geratener Braukunst und der jahrhundertealten Kompetenz von Whiskydistillern vereint sich in diesem magischen Genuss am Gaumen.

Jede Flasche ein Einzelstück
Jede Flasche wird von Hand mit blutrotem Wachs versiegelt und keine gleicht der anderen. So wird jedes Krinnawible zu einem Unikat.

Ein extremes Starkbier
Das Krinnawible ist fürwahr ein extremes Bier: 14,5 % Vol. Alkohol und Zutaten, die es in sich haben: über Torf geräuchertes Spezialmalz und zum Gären gebracht mit unter- und obergäriger Starkbierhefe.

Ein schottisches Herz
Mehrere Monate ist das Krinnawible in Eichenfässern der schottischen „Isle of Arran Distillery“ nachgereift. Das Ergebnis ist ein magisches Feuerwerk an Geschmack, Genuss und Entspannung!

Salzburg trifft das Ländle
Gemeinsam mit "Genuss am Gaumen" aus Götzis wird das Krinnawible im Salzburger Brauhaus Gusswerk gebraut. Gereift ist das Bier über Monate an dem Ort, wo einst die das Krinnawibles ihr Unwesen getrieben haben soll: in den Höhlen des Vorarlberger Kummenbergs.

Stil: Whisky-Starkbier Alkohol: alc. 14,5% Vol. Zutaten: Wasser, über Torf geräuchertes Spezialmalz, Hopfen, unter- und obergärige Starkbierhefe

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3.4
PowY (1939) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 5, 2018
From bottle at Ottakringer Braukultur Wochen, Vienna. Pours a hazy amber with a very small white head. The aroma is full with loads of peat and I hardly got anything else than peat - smoke, marzipan, toffee, nuts, caramel, plastic. Full body with a soft to medium carbonation, a medium sweetness, a light bitterness and hints of alcohol albeit not too boozy regarding the ABV. The flavor is medium malty and not as peaty as the aroma - still lots of peat along with sweetish malt, honey, toffee, raisins, figs, caramel. Not very complex and with way too much peat for me.

Aroma: 6
Appearance: 4
Taste: 8
Palate: 4
Overall: 12

1.5
77ships (14140) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2017
500 ml. ceramic jug with swing-top sampled. Waxed bro! 2016 Edition. Clear amber orange, head fizzes away. Nose is awful like gasoline mixed with caramel oxidized Christmas spices & peated for some baffling reason, fusels & fish oil, beef jerky syrup. Carbonation is fading, near flat watered down hard liquor gasoline, watery very oxidized candy & the inexplicable peated profile makes it worse neither sherry nor bourbon is peated or did they mean ex-sherry + ex-bourbon + ex-peated whisky or something? Sweet oxidized watery gasoline fish oil tasting, finish is peated, flat Coca-Cola, spoiled Christmas spices, fusels, gasoline, beef jerky, meat drippings, myoglobin. Tastes like hobo fun juice & it was stupidly expensive, looked at the wrong price-tag at the moment. I am not amused here.

3.9
Geiserich (4898) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle: Aroma is sweet malt, peat, candies, light whiskey note. Reddish amber color, nearly no head. Flavor is sweet, dense, candies, fruit, peat.

3.8
Sebilinz (3332) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle. Dark golden body with no head. Aroma is smoke sweet caramel and some alcohol. Taste is also very sweet with some peated malts and some hints of barnyard in the background. Aftertaste is smoke sweetness and some alcohol. Nice one but a little bit to sweet.

3.2
ippopotamo36 (3185) - Rome, ITALY - APR 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Kolschtrinker in Kosovo, many thanks. Clear amber, no foam. Nose: woody sweet caramel. Mouth: not that rich for a beer which claims to be a barley wine, some alcohol, watery.

3
Koelschtrinker (25653) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 5, 2016
Alkoholisch trockener Antrunk, erstaunlich wenig alkoholisch, denoch natürlich scharf, die Whiskynoten sind angenehm, das Bier halbwegs rund. Feine Karbonisierung, erdiger Nachhall. 8/9/9/9/11/9

4.2
Trolleo (3444) - Manchester / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2015
Cloudy dark amber color, small white head. Aroma of smoke, wooden barrel, best ever. Taste is little bit too sweet but still great. Wood, smoke, dark fruit and brown sugar. Oily texture, full bodied, flat. This is awesome. //bottle at Graz craft beer festival

3.6
GoufCustom (2755) - HONG KONG - DEC 18, 2015


500 ml wax-sealed flip-top ceramic bottle with mini-booklet bought at Sips in Sai Wan.

Serving Temperature: 14°C (12- 14°C as suggested on the booklet)

Looks: Clear amber brown colour; One-quarter finger head and residual soapy off-white which fades in 10 seconds; Poor sticky lacing and very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant rich ale malt, with strong peat, smoke, whisky, barrels, strong prunes, dark fruits, bacon, sugar, earth, yeast biscuits, strong yeast, thin lemon and light grass.

Taste: Strong sweet Ale malt, with strong whisky, potent smoke, peat, warming alcohol, liquorices, sugar, dark fruits, light biscuits, yeast, lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Full body.Very thin but oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Essentially a liquor, with solid Ale maltyness well-covered by intense whisky barrel. Very oily in a thin background. Peat and smoke is omnipresent but not overwhelming, with nice bacons come on strong as beer warms. Sweetness is strong but not as sugary not cloying as I feared, certainly match well with the whisky. Dark fruits and earth is less pronounced than aroma. Good lemon to round. Really nice!

Alcohol: the 14.5% booze was quite ‘warm’ at first few sips, but it’s quite comfy and not harsh at all, quite easy to go down (with great care, of course). Good!

Hoppiness: Earth, light lemon, and grass in nose, and stronger in taste. Bitterness, coupled with liquorices, is fairly strong for a lasting, mid-to-high astringent liquor-malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Quite smoky and pleasantly warm to mouth.

Comments: I thought I was gonna be hammered by this one, but it turns out to be pretty easy and not extreme. There’s nothing crazy in peat-smokiness, bacon, and sweetness except the immense whisky barrel. Best of all is the booze, which is strong but not hostile to taste. Not a ‘strong for strong sake’ beer and definitely worth a try!

3.3
joergen (31723) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle at Craft Bier Wien. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, smoke and peat. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, smoke and peat with notes of alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.6
yespr (52036) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2015
From bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dense peated malty. Herbal. Peated. Fruity and dense malty. Dry and smoked to peated, dense sweet malty finish.


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