Brauerei Hofstetten - Krammer Reviews




Jabic
3.5
Hofstettner Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810
Ar: Grass; moderately toasted malt; earthy hops; a hint of medium-light caramel. Ap: Amber-brown; clear with particles; large light tan head with excellent retention, leaving an exquisite cap of puff and creamy foam. T: Clean toast with a tangy maltiness; rich caramel and toffee; medium bitterness, quite earthy in hop flavor; toasted dessert bread and a faint brown sugar. P: Medium body with high carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: A very rich, powerful marzen; the toasted malt flavors are very punchy and coating; nice hop notes; caramel flavor is solid.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Erzengel
3.3
Hofstettner Granitbock
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.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Icedwarf
3.9
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Zwart bier zonder schuim Smaak is zoet, krachtig en ietwat bitter kruidig met iets van karamel, druiven en chocolade.
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fules
3.8
Hofstettner G’froren’s Relax Iced IPA
Semmi hab, narancssárga szín, szűretlen. Illata intenzíven almás és déligyümölcsös, némi citrusos beütéssel. Sziruposan édes, déligyümölcsös, citrusos, enyhén citrushéjas, alig érezhető gyantával. Rendkívül testes, enyhén szénsavas és kesernyés, hosszú édeskés lecsengéssel. Nagyon intenzív ízvilágú, finom desszert sör, bár egy picit lehetne szárazabb.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fules
3.9
Hofstettner Cuvée No. 1
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, vörösesbarna szín. Savanykás, vörösboros, hordós illatok, enyhe animális és karamelles beütéssel. Fanyar, savanykás, vörösboros, hordós, vaníliás ízvilág, némi animális és halvány karamelles aromákkal. Közepesen testes, közepesen szénsavas, enyhén keserű. Nagyon finom, frissítő, jól összerakott, izgalmas ízvilágú sör.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

nybol
3.8
Hofstettner Pils
Typisk tysk pilsner type. Tør, bitter og ikke det helt store eftersmag. Klassisk.
Monday, July 10, 2017

Shag
4.4
Hofstettner Granitbock
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!
Friday, July 7, 2017

bartlebier
2.5
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
33cl bb07/2020 catered by my latest AT EU Swap partner, merci! - A heavy dose of sticky barley syrup and caramelised cow fodder unfortunately keeps very loyal to its doppelbock base despite the boozy eisbockification that only adds a drizzle of ripe banana caramel and air-dried plum jam over the wort. Not too boozy, packs instead a mighty barley wallop with not much taste evolution as it warms: drinks literal like high-gravity wort really with a bitter touch of cough syrup and old molasses. - Capitulated for a full 33cl. Should probably have kept this capped for a bottle share. - The base Granitbock on tap went great with chili, but this was just too much of the same heavy. Might revisit under better auspices.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

furthur
3.4
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Bottle from the local store, dark brown beer, caramel colored head. Aroma is malt, cherry lifesavers, brown sugar. Taste is malt, toffee, coffee, citrus rind bitter, anise, and booze. Palate is smooth and rich, carbonation average, lots of alcohol burn.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Grzesiek79
4.7
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Swietny lodowy mocny kozlak. Nie ma się co tu przyczepić. W smaku ogolnie (bo zaraz będzie bardziej szczegolowo) przypomina mi bardzo belgijskiego quadrupla (jakości (St. Bernardus). Piana srednia, średnio trwala, smak slodki, melasa, syrop z agawy, klonowy, daktyle, rodzynki, trochę dżemu z fig. Wszystko to zalane porto lub sherry. Tresciwe, lekko oleiste piwo uderzające do glowy niestety, ale nadmienię ze nie wyczuwalny specjalnie i nie utrudniający testowania ten toksyczny czynnik. Zapachowo jest rownie ciekawie co smakowo. A mianowicie mus orzechow laskowych z czekolada. Nutella mi się tu kojarzyla, bydyn swierzo zalany do foremek no i może pudding. Doskonale deserowe piwo, idealne do popicia sporego kesu wyśmienitego tiramisu. Polecam
Sunday, June 18, 2017

m7hildeb
3.1
Hofstettner Pils
Bottle. Clear pale yellow colour with a medium white head, nose is hoppy, grassy and grainy with some slightly metallic hints, taste is more fruity and a little sweet with a not overly dry finish for a pilsener.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ronritter
3.8
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
bottle pours blackish brown thin tan head lots of sediment aroma is dark fruits, chocolate and booze mild sweet flavor with a nice booze finish
Sunday, June 11, 2017

tomer
3.1
Hofstettner Granitbock
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.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

zvsn
3.4
Hofstettner Granitbock
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tomer. Dark amber, almost brown with a big beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, nuts, rye bread. Sweet, dark fruits, caramel, raisins, prunes, light alcoholic warmth. Medium-bodied, smooth. Nice sipping beer.
Friday, June 2, 2017

rayaron
3.4
Hofstettner Granitbock
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsns place. Thanks tomer. Deep copper-brownish with beige head. The aroma has lots of prune, dried fruits, milk chocolate and some roastiness. Sweet flavor with notes of prune, milk chocolate, some roastiness, flowers, syrupy with some spiciness. Medium to full-bodied.
Friday, June 2, 2017

Geiserich
3.5
Die Glorreichen 7 Starköl
Bottle at Paul’s Soulfood Festival: Aroma is herbal, malty, nutty, sweets, alcohol, barrel notes. Reddish amber color, off-white low head. Flavor is malty, nutty, sharp alcoholic, biting hop. herbal.
Friday, May 26, 2017

Sebilinz
3.7
Die Glorreichen 7 Starköl
Bottle. Dark amber body with light tan head. Aroma is malty tobacco hints of smoke alcohol and leather. Taste is malty caramel bisquits some bread and wood and leather. Aftertaste is nice balanced.
Friday, May 26, 2017

ebone1988
4
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Aroma is caramel, toffee, butterscotch, rich, booze, raisins, figs, good. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, hazy. Taste is caramel, bread, fruitcake, raisins, toffee, butterscotch, booze, it’s nice. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, caramel dark fruit bready aftertaste. Overall, I like this one. Just a really heavy Doppelbock. So far, the best one I’ve had by the style.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Icedwarf
3.3
Hofstettner Granitbock
Donkerbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en kruidig met iets van braam, rozijn, chocolade, karamel en noten. Erg goed.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

wlf
3.3
Hofstettner Märzen
From Hofstetten; clear golden with medium white head; aroma is malty and herbal hoppy; taste is full malty, grainy, herbal hoppy finish; texture is creamy with medium carbonation
Thursday, April 27, 2017

wlf
3.4
Hofstettner Pils
From Hofstetten; pale golden with big white head; aroma is herbal hoppy, gentle malty; taste is malty with low sweetness, herbal and gentle spicy hops, low to medium bitter dry finish with some malty notes; texture is thin with medium carbonation
Thursday, April 27, 2017

wlf
3
Hofstettner Mühlviertler Bier
From Hofstetten; clear bright golden with medium white head; aroma is malty and herbal hoppy; taste is a little sweet, malts and grain in the foreground, followed by grassy and herbal hops with low bitterness; texture is thin with medium carbonation
Thursday, April 27, 2017

sebletitje
3.8
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Bouteille 33cl. Brune voire ambrée, col beige. Arôme au nez sucré cristallisé, fruits noirs; figues et date avec raisin sec, petite note de grillé en rétro-nasal. Palais est épais, caramélis, sirupeux, pas mal de sucre résiduel mais sans être surfait, effet flash caramélisé bien surprenant et un fini versant sur le fruit noir assez savoureux.
Monday, April 24, 2017

IndianaRed
3.1
Hofstettner Granitbock
Bottle, clear deep brown, quick fizzy off white head Malty toeaded malts, very mild hop biterness. Smooth and hints of tootsie roll. Decent DB
Saturday, April 1, 2017

tderoeck
3.6
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
3/III/17 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ post-ACBF tasting (home) - BB: 13/VII/21 (2017-354)

Clear red brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of ripe banana, caramel, little bitter, dried fruits, oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet, caramel, very yeasty, pretty bitter, alcohol, dried fruits. Aftertaste: sweet, sugary, unpleasant bitterness, bit hoppy, alcohol, soft roast.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Maakun
3.7
Hofstettner Granitbock
Bottle at home. Clear dark reddish brown with nice beige head. Lots of caramel, milk chocolate, toffee, raisin bread, marzipan, light alcohol. Over medium sweet and under medium bitter. Over medium bodied. Pretty good.
Friday, March 17, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
4
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
11.2oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small head. Nose is pit fruit lots of rich malts and plenty sweetness. Taste is more of the nice pitfruit notes a little chocolate almost thick and rich.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

maupie
3.2
Hofstettner Granitbock
33cl fles. Helder donker robijnrood kleur, fijne witte schuimkraag. Aroma van karamel en donker fruit. Smaak is zoet, karamel, donker fruit en rozijnen. Medium lichaam, veel koolzuur.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

maupie
3.9
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
33cl fles. Helder donker robijnrood kleur, fijne witte schuimkraag. Aroma van rozijnen en karamel. Smaak is zoet, vijgen, rozijnen en karamel. Vol lichaam, veel koolzuur.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Zlotta
3.9
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
0.33 l bottle from ’Biertraum’, best before July 2020 (probably bottled in July 2015). Clear, very dark ruby with a thin, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Intensely sweetish, malty and moderately fruity aroma of plums, raisins, molasses, figs and caramel. Very sweet, malty and slightly fruity taste of raisins, plums, molasses, figs and some caramel, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, quite warming and minimally alcoholic finish. Full body, oily and sticky mouthfeel, almost flat. Really tasty, rich and saturating stuff, almost like a bottom-fermented Barley Wine.
Monday, March 6, 2017

77ships
3.7
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Thank you tderoeck! 330 ml. bottle split post ACBF 2017. BBF 13.07.2021. Dark ruby brown, brief tanned head. Nose is sweet herbal caramelized banana, lager fish guts dominates bit much, brown banana. Taste is big on fish guts lager yeast, sugar, brown banana, yeasty, soapy, yeast dominates bit too much, herbal. Body is herbal lager yeast. Okay but I liked the basic version a lot more. Caramelized taste seems to be bit absent here.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

ShivanDragon
3
Hofstettner Heller Bock Saphir
bottle from secret Santa 2016, thanks. 500ml pours yellow/golden with a white limited head. aroma is fresh, hoppy, citrus, straw, hay. Taste has some soapy notes, hoppy bitterness,floral, grass, straw, herbal, weak bitterness, medium sweetness, malty and citrus.
Monday, February 27, 2017

Geiserich
3.6
Hoffstettner 1. Sud
Bottle from the brewery: Golden, light hazy color, white head. Aroma is malty with honey notes, grassy hops, hints of alcohol. Flavor is also grainy and malty with cereals, dried fruits and honey notes. Grassy hops and some alcohol and a light herbal bitter finish. Good bock but not so special. Above average.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MonsterMagnet
3.8
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Bottle from Werckmeister (euro local swap 3/201), many thanks! Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Quite sweet, with light roast and lots of dark fruits (raisins, figs, prunes), brown sugar, berries, light citrus. Slick, sweet, not cloying, some bitterness and booze in the finish. Nice.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

ccex
3.6
Hofstettner Heller Bock Saphir
50cl bottle pours a hazy brownish orange with small off-white head that lingers but leaves little lacing. Smells like a malty doppelbock. Aroma has lots of sweet malts, bread, butterscotch, some floral hops and perhaps some peach. Taste is on the sweet side with increasing maltiness in the middle, ending with a long almost sour finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is medium with slight carbonation. This is a well-balanced maibock worth revisiting.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

JPDIPSO
3.4
Hofstettner Barley Wine Aged in Calvados Barrels
Nearly cloudy brown liquid. Moderate sized head of ecru bubbles. Caramel and vinous notes. Sweet flavors with hints of oak and apples. Slight acidity thins it out in the middle. Lightly earthy in the finish and linger. Looking for a little more depth in this one and not finding it. 10/11
Friday, February 3, 2017

Geiserich
3.2
Hofstettner 1. Sud G’froren’s
0,33l bottle at Linz Tasting: Aroma is a bit wierd with malt, sweetness, herbs and fish can (?), bread. Golden color, white head. Flavor is malt, honey, cereals, alcohol. Unbalanced and a bit boring.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

bulldogops
3.4
Hofstettner Granitbock
Rating #2395 - 2016.03.28 - Bottle 2/5 in the forgotten box. Dark brown pour with a tan head that fades fairly slowly. Mild-medium carbonation. Aroma is coffee, hint of toffee and roasted malt. Taste is a little earth, wheat, mild smoke, and just super walnutty.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cristobal37
4.2
Hofstettner Granitbock
Dark brown with a thin layer of head. Sweet burned sugar, caramel and hawaiian bread. Nice long lasting sweet malts. Some fortification is apparent, but this isn?t boozy whatsoever. My German sucks but I think this is a steinbier, where hot stones are used during brewing. The caramel is definitely there but the ash or soot is not so noticeable. Really nice and worth trying.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Huhzubendah
3.7
Hofstettner Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810
Draft at Cafe Berlin in D.C. Transparent, orange body with a half inch of white head. German lager and fresh hops aroma. Similar flavor. Fresh, quaffable, delicious.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saeglopur
3.3
Hofstettner 1. Sud G’froren’s
330 ml bottle shared by Geiserich, thanks!
Orange, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, lacing, off-white head.
Aroma of vegetables, cereals, flowers, honey, some dried fruits, some bread.
Tastes of honey, flowers, bread, dried fruits, some citrus, some booze.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes medium sweet, moderate boozy, a bit hoppy, a bit floral.

Nice one, while nothing special. The nose is a bit weird, feels unbalanced, taste is OK while not very different to a regular Bock. Not my favourite one from this series.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sebilinz
3.3
Hofstettner 1. Sud G’froren’s
Bottle. Thanks to Geiserich. Golden body with white head. Aroma is malty grains and bread. Taste is nearly the same but with some alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet slightly balanced by some hoppy bitterness.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Werckmeister
3.2
Hofstettner 1. Sud G’froren’s
0,33l bottle at Linz Tasting shared by Geiserich, big thanks. BB 12/2029. yellow cloudy color, small white head. smells of fish, spices, herbal, peppers. ok smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of dill, spices, some resin, peppery, light caramel, light alcohol. finishes lightly bitter with notes of spices, resin and peppery notes. OK but not overly exciting. Bit weird overall.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Tayeth
3.2
Hofstettner Granitbock
Geruch nach Brombeeren und Sirup sowie Schokolade. Geschmack leicht angebrannt, viel Karamell, Malzbonbons und etwas Schokolade. Leicht alkoholische Note.
Monday, January 23, 2017

gueuze
2.9
Hofstettner Granitbock
Rötlich braun, opal. Geruch Karamell mit Rosinennoten. Leicht alkoholisch. Im Geschmack dann ebenso, sehr restsüß. Leichte Röstigkeit. Ganz leichte Kaffeenoten. Sehr bitter.
Monday, January 23, 2017

WillemsUrenkel
3.4
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
0,33 l bottle, BB 15.07.2020. A darkest brown in the glass, nearly no head. Strong on the nose, roasted malty, fruity, herbal. Taste starts roasty malty, sweet, dark fruity and alcoholic, leather, herbal candy. Some barrel. As expected no easy drinkin´ stuff.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Koelschtrinker
3.8
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Dunkler, wenig röstiger Malzantrunk. Angenehme Hintergrundsüße, weiche Kaffeenoten, der Alkohol ist erkennbar aber nie störend. Geringe Karbonisierung, steigend malzig, dabei Noten von Karamell und weiter etwas Kaffee. Gut. 10/12/11/12/9/12
Sunday, January 22, 2017

MrBeerFanatic
3.4
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Dark brown in color almost no head. Big aromas of caramel all around and slight toffee. The alcohol is decently hidden. Flavors produce big caramel and light alcohol. Pretty one dimensional but cool to rate an eisbock, as they are hard to come by.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

DroolYeast
3.6
Hofstettner Granitbock Ice
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting, saxo’s. Aroma of caramel, alcohol and some stone-ish. Dark brown with tan head, mostly diminishing. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate- bitter, and some alcohol. Medium+ body, oily feel and alcohol burnt caramel finish.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sebilinz
3.5
Hofstettner G’froren’s Ariana Iced IPA
Bottle. Golden body with large lasting white head. Aroma is nice fruity mostly apricots herbs malts and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet malty with some honey and hints of alcohol and herbs. Aftertaste is nice sweet and bitter.
Thursday, January 5, 2017