Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Eisbock
Purmerend, Netherlands


on tap


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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-, Mnchener-, Kristal- en Chocolademout, Hallertau Hersbrcker hop en bovengist.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19638) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
<i>Courtesy of Philippe (Bov)</i>
Very dark chestnut color, almost black; big head. Nice aroma of malt and caramel, also some chocolate and maybe liquorice and spices. Medium bodied, less thick and sweet than other examples; mostly chocolate flavor. In the end the alcohol is warming. Because of the chocolate, it reminds me more a Strong Belgian than an Eisbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10252) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, ruby-amber coloured, mid-sized, stable tanned head. Molasses, caramel and dried berries in the aroma, accompanied by a tinge of yeast. solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied. Becomes even more bitter and drier in the malty and fruity finish. Very O.K. ........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle at Plan B. - Tasting. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Dark fruits, berries, chocolate, licorice, roasted, ryebread, yeasty, high malty, sweetness, dryness. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 23, 2008
Botella. Hazy dark brown colour with a medium light brown head. Roasty malty and chocolate dark fruity soft flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
nice caramelly aroma, hard roasted stuff, slight aged beer. dark, small lt brown head. fl: nicely roasted, strong licorice, balanced toward the smoked/roasted end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6551) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2008
On tap @ ’t Arendsnest. Deep dark murky brown colour, off-white creamy head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and raisins. Flavour is the same, a little bitter finish, fullbodied, a lot softer flavours than the Ezelenbok. Alcohol very well hidden. Really nice bock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3986) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2008
Amsterdam 08. On tap @ t Arendsnest. Pours a clear brown with a tanned head and lacings. Sweet with caramel aromas and hints of toasted malts. Also some dark fruit aromas. Savoury. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Hides alcohol well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1061) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2008
At the vonk slijterij in Zaandam, very dark brown, wow complex one, very smood with spices, very fruity smell, gentle bitter, raisin, dough, cooked vegetables, vanilla, woody. Very good bock with natural ingredients

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Thanks for sharing Jason. This beer I did not like. It is like a dunkel in my opinion. Unfortunately my notes were laundered, but I know I didn’t like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Bottled, thanks to Edo! Poured clear deep brown with a creamy, short, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toasted caramel and dark fruits, showing its age in the form of mild, complementary oxidation.. touch of alcohol at the back that never got in the way. The flavor had toffee and aged caramel at the core with prickly dark fruits and light bitterness surrounding.. mild woody sourness around and a dry caramelly finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied on the palate and dry.. sourness and graininess got it the way a little, but it still felt solid.

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