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

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RATINGS: 275   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2010
500ml bottle poured into a lager glass. HG looks like a good bock, being brown with a tint of red. The head is a little thin though. The aroma is nicely sweet with floral touches, raisins and alcohol. Umm bock! It has that dark fruit and alcohol flavor so inherent to the style. The body is a tad thin but not detrimentaly so. The finish is a sweet and syrupy.


3.2
ehaak26 (654) - - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts, and spices.

4
Jabic (664) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Ar: Tangy malt, toasty; vinous, with a hint of orange marmalade; truly rounded malt. Ap: Very, very deep red, clear; medium-small light tan head; settles into an egg white-textured ring with a sudsy cover of the center. T: Rich, treacle-like maltiness up front; clean, rum-like alcohol; brief bright hints of coffee, deep caramels, candied orange, and vanilla; bitterness is medium-low; no hop flavor; mild sweetness throughout. P: Smooth and rich; medium-full bodied; carbonation is medium-high; finishes medium-dry. O: A doppelbock with unique flavors for the style, but they all complement the backbone of deep, rich malt; full of toast and broad caramels.

3.7
bonkiedeaap (800) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle from de Caigny in Essen, Belgium. The beer is dark brown colored and has a fast dissappearing creamy head, with good carbonation. The aroma is very sweet. with notes of roasted malts and caramel, dried fruits, raisins and some small hints of spcies. The taste is full bodied and sweet with roasted malts and a lot of caramel and goes a light bitterness with chocolate, cacao, nuts and some spices. The finish is light alcoholic, light dry and with a nice hoppy bitterness.

3.5
oliver_b (6) - München, Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
Wenig Schaum. Geschmack nach gedörrten Pflaumen, etwas Kirsche, Karamel und Röstaromen. Nur leichte Bitternote.

4.1
Orange_times (311) - UKRAINE - AUG 22, 2017
On tap. Pours in rich ruby colour with very small white head. Aroma of caramel, ruby port. Highly sweet, lightly sweet, no sourness. Full body, low carbonization, long lasting medium intensity burned sweet caramel aftertaste.

3.8
KevinReddirt (209) - Midland, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2017
This acquisition was made, surprisingly to me in hindsight, in Montana on a trip to visit Yellowstone Park. The 16.9 oz bottle is opened and poured into my favorite small tulip tasting glass. The body is a dark brown complemented by a momentary light brown head. I take a good smell and detect grain, malt and just a hint of dark fruit. With a drink I find more of the malt, hay, cough drop, rock candy plus a small bitter finish. While I am not that familiar with doppelbocks, this beer compares favorably with Vetters 33 that I sampled a few weeks ago. A bit less sweet, perhaps the better for it.

3.5
kerenmk (5038) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Thanks tomer. Murky brown-red. Chocolate ice cream, some ice coffee aroma. Alcoholic, ice-coffee and slightly bitter taste. Full body, long, bitter-coffee finish, rather fizzy.

3.3
Erzengel (9348) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2017
33cl bottle. Caramelly round beginning. Grainy bitterness, caramelly body. Grain and moderate bitter in the mainpart, the dry roasted caramel is there, but not too smooth. Round and bitter dry caramelly aftertaste.

4.4
Shag (3036) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2017
A dark brown to black color with a beige head. Aroma on this is spot on with some chocolate, caramel, raisins, cherries, oak, and toffee. The flavor is slighty sweet but mostly sour with some red wine flavors and chocolate coming through. Some caramel and toffee in the background. The aftertaste is a balance of sweet and sour. Overall this is very good!

3.1
tomer (3710) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2017
Shared at a tasting, small creamy head, cloudy murky brown color, aroma of dried fruits, sour bread and hints of rum and barnyard, flavor of dark bread, candy and some graininess, dried fruits aftertaste. Quite nice and enjoyable.


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