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

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RATINGS: 253   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 Granitsteintrögen vergoren wird. Perfekte Vorraussetzungen für ein solches Bier, bietet das Sudhaus aus dem Jahre 1929. Während der Hauptgärung in alten Granitbottichen hat das Gestein Zeit seine Geschichte an das Bier weiter zu geben. Um auf Temperatur zu kommen starten wir diesen Prozeß mit glühenden Granitzwecken. Die Steine werden über offenem Feuer erhitzt und kühlen dann schlagartig in der Würze ab. Die Bierinhaltstoffe karamellisieren und die Hefe erhält optimale Gärbedingungen. Zusätzlich wird die Hefe ganz klassisch "aufgezogen" d. h. von Kübel zu Kübel geschüttet um diese zu belüften. Dank der offenen Gärbottiche können wir die Kräusendecke abschöpfen und somit unedle Hopfenbitterstoffe entfernen. Daraus resultiert ein dunkler Bocktyp mit schönen Karamell- und Röstaromen und einem wunderbaren Hopfenbuket. Nach ausreichender Lagerung in den alten Gewölbe-kellern, ziehen wir den Bock bereits im Juli auf die Flasche, damit bis Weihnachten eine Nachreifung stattfinden kann.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
16erBlech (470) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - NOV 14, 2016
0,33l bottle out of Craftbeer Advent Calendar. Bittersweet well-balanced Bock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (2009) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor. Watery palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (2361) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Biertraum.de’, best before February 2019 (should be bottled three years before). Clear, dark red with a thin, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity aroma of caramel, raisins, blackberry, treacle and some dark honey. Moderately sweet, malty, a bit fruity and slightly roasty taste of caramel, raisins, dark chocolate and toasted nuts, followed by a short, slightly bitter, minimally herbal finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily and a bit effervescent mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Quite nice, not too intense but round and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2269) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: clear dark brown beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel malt, toffee nose. Small wood finish. Taste: medium body with high caramel malt taste. Very caramel and toffee notes. Good attenuation, quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: caramel and toffee. Caramel malt. Sweet. Good attenuation, small watery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (1570) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2016
0,33 l bottle purchased at Hof Luckmann, Bissendorf. A darkest unclear amber in the glass with an one finger beige fomy head. Nearly oily. Malt and dark berries on the nose. Taste has malt and some licorice. Also some metallic hints or is this the granit? Caramell, fresh hop and increasing sweetness in the middle part. Decent present alcoholic sharpness. Low carbonation. Interesting stuff, enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (2829) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Brownish amber color. Aroma: caramel, candy, malt, honey sweet. Taste: pleasant, very malty, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8420) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2016
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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8391) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2016
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/deScr 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6685) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2016
Thnx to Tderoeck. Pours clear amberred. Smell is sweet, thick. Taste is sharp, sweet, rich, thick, Sugar, bit caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1495) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Swingtop bottle from Duffman. Clearish brown/red with big vinous aroma, white bread and caramel. Is good.


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