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Brewed by Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer
Style: Heller Bock
St. Martin, Austria
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Durch Hopfenstopfen mit Naturhhopfen der Mhlviertler Sorte Saphir gehen nur die edelsten Hopfenaromen ins Bier und zaubern einen Duft von Sdfrchten in das Glas.

Hinter diesem wertvollen Namen verbirgt sich der hopfengestopfte Weihnachtsbock der Brauerei Hofstetten.

Zustzlich zur ausgeprgten Hopfung im Sudhaus mit den Sorten Magnum, Aurora und Select wurde dieser Bock im Lagerkeller Hopfengestopft. Hierbei wird Doldenhopfen frisch vom Feld - in den Lagertank gestopft und dann mit Bockbier befllt. ber 2 Monate reift das Bier so nach und reichert sich mit den wertvollen Hopfenlen an. Unfiltriert, damit nichts vom Geschmack verloren geht, kommt das Bier zur Abfllung.

Goldgelb in der Farbe mit einer leichten Trbung durch die Hefe schimmert der Saphir-Bock im Glas. Die Hopfenaromen harmonieren unglaublich mit der wrmenden Esternote. Im Geruch dominiert der Hopfen, blumig und frisch, mit einem Hauch Mandarine, Litschi und reifer Birne. Geschmacklich erscheint der Saphirbock vollmundig unauffllig vor allem im vorderen Mundbereich, sptestens aber beim Schlucken erffnet sich ein herrlicher Hopfengarten. Das blumige vom Hopfen wird fast kitschig untermalt von den alkoholischen Malznoten. Dabei ffnet sich auch die Bitterkraft angenehm ber den Gaumen und Hals bis hinauf in die Nase. Das Ganze klingt lieblich herb in einer sanften Hefenote aus. 16.5

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1540) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Translucent gold with a thick beige head. Very effervescent. Lots of easily roused sediment. Soft medium body with medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: pilsen malt, iron minerality, and skunky herbal hops.

Taste: Soft sweet pilsner malt, floral hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle: Pour is hazy orange gold with a thick off white head that fades to a lasting cap. aroma is yeasty, grassy, pilsner maltiness with hints of banana like wheat tones, light mandarin orange as well. Flavour carries notes of candied orange, grassy hop. biscuity maltiness. Very drinkable overall, not too sweet. Fantastic twist on the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
500ml bottle. It pours a slightly hazed gold with a thick, frothy white head that recedes to some nice lacing. The smell is pleasant. It is very much hinged on a honey meadlike scent that melts with some caramally malt. Te hops lend a big orangey citrus scent. This beer isnt optimally fresh but still smells pleasant. Like an orange blossom honey cake. The flavor is really nice. Not like most heller bocks. This one isnt as sweet and the flavor and body both feel lighter and crisper than the typical helles bock. It has a nice honeylike flavor with a big malty punch, but the hops are still noticeable with some grassy bite, a mild bitterness, and some orange. Overall not a bad one, it probably would be fantastic fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6347) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle. It pours light orange with a nice creamy white head. The aroma is very bready with hot, sweet wort and hints of citrus lime and earthy tea leaves. Interesting. The flavor is kind of the same with strong hop flavors of lime, florals and bread. Very full bodied and creamy texture. Nice one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Bock Saphir
Date: May 04, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy gold, creamy off white head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, candy sweetness, lots of floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1559) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 19, 2011
Lively carbonated, opalescent orange golden coloured brew with a medium sized, off-white head on its top. Fresh, fruity, hoppy nose and aroma lead by tart citrus fruits, which are escorted by honey, bread, florals and herbs, mouthfeels oily and medium sharp. It finishes long and sweetbitter with alcohol, herbals and citrusses. Tasty and full bodied one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2011
0,5l bottle from Srspecialista, Budapest. Cloudy golden color with medium white head. Hay, floral, resin, spruce aroma because of the Saphir hop. Medium bitter taste. Medium body with creamy, oily, sticky texture and lively carbonation. Long Saphir hoppy bitter finish. Its a very delicious beer. Its a good chence to experience the character of Saphir.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral, caramel, & light citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, hops, and some honey; Finish is dry; Nicely balanced; Overall, interesting and tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 3, 2011
On tap at Csakajsr.
Opalescent pale golden beer with a medium white-off white head. Fresh hops in the nose with a fine malty background, some almond, bready and biscuity yeast. Starts with a honeyish malt, some bready background, yeast and the powerful herbal hops. Fine bock, nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 29, 2011
Főzdefeszt, Budapest. Oplos, mzsrga sznű, kzepes mretű, krmes piszkosfehr habbal. Malts, illetve virgosan s gymlcssen komls illata van. ze előszr desks a malttl, mztől s az alkohol is megcsp kiss, de ezt a virgos-gymlcss koml alaposan helyrebillenti, kellemes keserdess vltoztatva ezt a j kis vilgos bakot. Meglehetősen testes, erőteljes zvilggal rendelkezik, ennek megfelelően nem lehet csak gy nekiugrani. Kellemesen sznsavas s a rengeteg komltl egszen keserűbe fordul. Az egyik legkomlsabb Bock, amit eddig kstoltam. rdekes s finom.


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