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87
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style
SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
IJsbok is een levend, niet gepasteuriseerd, bovengistend bier. Inspiratiebron voor dit in Europa unieke bier is het Nova Zembla reisverslag ’Om de Noord’ van Gerrit de Veer uit 1597. Het verslag beschrijft hoe de scheepsbemanning tot hun verbazing ontdekte dat diep in een bevroren bierfust een vloeistof was achtergebleven, die uitstekend smaakte en waarbij ’alle kracht van het bier in dat kleine beetje nog vloeibare bier zat’. SNAB is erin geslaagd om met haar "IJSBOK" het proces na te bootsen waardoor een voor de bierliefhebber zeer bijzonder bier beschikbaar is gekomen. Water, Pils-, Münchener-, Kristal- en Chocolademout, Hallertau Hersbrücker hop en bovengist.

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Gangstergafje (1275) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2017
01-11-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Plus supermarket 's Gravenland). The looks of the beer are nice. It has a rich look. The beer is nice and dark. It glows lovely. The color of the beer is a beautiful ruby red. On top of the beer a nice soft layer of almond coloured foam is formed. Foam retention is average. A thin drape and some lacing is left. The smell of the beer is nice. There are some nice warming aromas. I smell sweet malts, caramel, syrup, candy sugar and warming alcohol. The hops give a tiny bitter touch to it, but it is mainly warm and malty. The taste of the beer is nice. Full rich maltiness, caramel, candy sugar, some liquorice and syrup. Hops give some nice bitters to it. There is also a nice woody touch to the beer. I like it. The alcohol is very warming. I love it. It seems a bit more concentrated than regular Doppelbock, thanks to the freezing technique. The palate of the beer is nice. Medium full body, smooth and warming alcohol. The carbonation is average. The finish is not to long. It has a lot of alcohol, some bitter hops and a bitter slightly burnt caramel touch. The taste is better than the finish. But, all in all, a very nice beer. I like it. Good one, good first Eisbock.

3.6
Idiosynkrasie (7978) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 330ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting an dlacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, hints of malt lozenge and chocolate, herbal hoppy overtones with a touch of woodruff and eucalyptus, whiffs of coffee in between. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, slightly sweet, hints of cola, malt lozenge, a touch of treacle and dark chocolate, moderately bitter hoppy counterweight with a herbal touch, hints of woodruff and eucalyptus. Very good controlled sweetness, dangerously drinkable - really nice.

2.8
prof222772 (22) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2017
Appearance: dark brown, nice lacing head. Aroma: wood, caramel, coffee. Taste: medium sweat, medium bitter. Burning alcohol sensation, long harsh bitter finish. Didn’t like it...

3.3
tomer (3751) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2017
At a tasting, thanks, small stable creamy head, cloudy dark red color, aroma of caramel, nut and rum with a bready backbone, caramel dark bread, butterscotch, rum flavor, smooth, medium bodied. Enjoyable and true to the style but not overly exciting.

3.4
zvsn (2308) - ISRAEL - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Stas, Amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste of malt, toffee, prunes, brown sugar and caramel. Medium-full bodied. Nice.

3.4
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’ place. Thanks Stas, Nice hazy reddish amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, light oxidation, some fruits. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, fruits. Medium-bodied, quite rounded. Pretty basic, but quite classic and nice.

2.9
zvikar (6465) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2017
At Dror’s place, pours brown with a beige head, aroma of malt, caramel, flavor is slightly bitter with malt, caramel, medium bodied

3.8
martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle (from beer navigator). Pours amber. Aroma is sweet, malty, , some sugar. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, hops, fruits. Finish is dry-malty bitter. Overall very good.

3.6
suurjuust (3767) - ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2016 330ml bottle, shared by Mart, thanks! Clear red beer, small beige head. Nose is malty, caramel, sweetness, oaky vanilla. Flavor is malty malt, caramel, slight berry sourness, toasty acidity. Finish is malty and mildly hoppy. Pretty nice.

3.8
Bijl (811) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Robijnrood tegen bruin, crèmekleurige foamy  schuimkraag, troebel, aardig wat koolzuur zichtbaar. Aroma: Karamel zoete donkere mouten, iets chocolade, licht koffie, geroosterde hint en fruitig. Smaak: Lichte metaal toets, donkere mout, chocolade en iets koffie, een fruitige zoet van rozijnen en donker fruit. Redelijke volle hopbitter die fruirig is en met kruidigheid. De 9% merk je totaal niet moet ik zeggen.... licht wat warmte. Aktief koolzuur, medium body, aktief en prikkelig mondgevoel, afdronk is lekker bitter met koffie en iets droog. Lange nasmaak. Prima Ijsbock.


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