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Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Doppelbock
St. Martin, Austria

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Um das Thema "Granit" im Bier noch mehr zu verankern, beschlossen wir 2008 erstmals ein GRANIT BOCKBIER einzubrauen, das in alten Granitsteintrgen vergoren wird. Perfekte Vorraussetzungen fr ein solches Bier, bietet das Sudhaus aus dem Jahre 1929. Whrend der Hauptgrung in alten Granitbottichen hat das Gestein Zeit seine Geschichte an das Bier weiter zu geben. Um auf Temperatur zu kommen starten wir diesen Proze mit glhenden Granitzwecken. Die Steine werden ber offenem Feuer erhitzt und khlen dann schlagartig in der Wrze ab. Die Bierinhaltstoffe karamellisieren und die Hefe erhlt optimale Grbedingungen. Zustzlich wird die Hefe ganz klassisch "aufgezogen" d. h. von Kbel zu Kbel geschttet um diese zu belften. Dank der offenen Grbottiche knnen wir die Krusendecke abschpfen und somit unedle Hopfenbitterstoffe entfernen. Daraus resultiert ein dunkler Bocktyp mit schnen Karamell- und Rstaromen und einem wunderbaren Hopfenbuket. Nach ausreichender Lagerung in den alten Gewlbe-kellern, ziehen wir den Bock bereits im Juli auf die Flasche, damit bis Weihnachten eine Nachreifung stattfinden kann.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (2112) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2011
A massive caramel malty aroma jumps out of my dimpled mug, laced with raisins. A thick tan raft of a head sticks around throughout the tasting leaving some light lacing behind. Equally sweet and tart, with a mouth coating oiliness, this beer stops just short of cloying, with a nice malty fade that ends in a clean finish. Hops are there for balance but are subdued. Carbonation is kept low, but enough to cleanse the palate at every gulp. An excellent example of the style, and new top pick for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
This was a new arrival at the store. 500ml bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a creamy, thick off-white head. It recedes decently quickly leaving a bit of lacing. The smell is really unique. It has a large dose of citrusy hops which was weird. It has a ton of fruitiness with both dark and bright fruits, maybe even strawberry. There is a dark malty scent underneath. Odd but good in the scent department. The taste is also fruity. It is slightly alcoholic. More towards the Bohemian style rather than Bavarian. There are some toasted malts and the typical doppelbock sweet maltiness. The hops are more evident in this doppelback than any other Ive tasted. This one is odd-ball but tasty. Definitely one to look for in the late spring. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-06-2010 23:34:00

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small to average, bubbly beige head, medium-short retention with fair to good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, nutty, dark fruit), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of prune, dates, and maple syrup/caramelized sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, nutty, dark fruit), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of prune, dates, alcohol, and maple syrup/caramelized sugar. Medium-full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a medium dry finish, though with some lingering sweetness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2011
500mL bottle. Poured clear, medium amber with a short-lived tan head.. nice color to it. The aroma picked up sweet berry and fruity notes first and foremost, with some earthy and woody accents.. the sweetness wasnt bad, but it wasnt all that enjoyable. The flavor found sweet, syrupy molasses and fruity notes at the core.. thicker yeasty accents plus light bitterness.. finished sweet, but dry with more fruit, honey, and molasses.. OK, but again too sweet. Medium-bodied and scratchy on the palate.. warm after the swallow.. meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2011
50cl mail order bottle about 1 year old or so. The notes are sketchy because we were at Mark and Beths house. The main thing I remember is molasses from aroma through flavor...tasty though!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pours a slightly dark murky amber with medium off white head. Aroma is complex notes of honey, caramel, slight mineral, toffee, and the slightest dates. Taste has a mineral character with a nice sweetness and maybe the mildest of bitter. Very smooth on the palate with a delicious finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3618) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Ruby colour with a small off white moslty lasting head. Sweet malty aroma and taste with notes of carmale and nuts. Nice lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a fair amount of haziness and a couple fingers of khaki head. S: A nice caramel and toffee sweetness on the front, like a usual bock. The steinbier process/character comes through shortly after with some definite salt and iron character coming through. Finishes up with some fruits and sugar like dates, plums, and molasses. T: There is the same blend of salty and iron flavors right away, and the sweetness follows. Theres a good maltiness with some moderate caramel and molasses. However, there is not as much fruit character, though. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: My first steinbier and it was pretty interesting. I actually liked it quite a bit. Dont know if I would drink a ton of it in a sitting, but I finished my glass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle at the brewery from Peter K. Devine dark red Amber colour and faint head. Delicious sweet caramel notes with honey malt and lovely roast notes. Floral hop finish and marvellously round mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 19, 2010
Srspecialista, Budapest 0,75-s klnleges palack. Mly, vrsesbarna szne van, amin egy vilgosbarna, tmr, kzepes nagysg s kitarts hab van. Illata karamells, melaszos, gymlcslikőrsen desks s gygyfves. zben is jnnek ezek a jegyek, kiegszlve fűszerekkel, aszalt fgvel s meggyel, medvecukorral s annyi komlval, ami abba az irnyba vonja el ezt a dupla bakot, ami a nem tl desek kz tartozik. Olajos, sűrű teste van s kzepesen sznsavas. Utze hasonlt egy desebb gyomorkeserűhz a gygyfvessgvel s getett cukrossgval. Klnleges főzet, ami inkbb azok fognak a szvkbe zrni, akik a komlsabb, szrazabb bakokat kedvelik.


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