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Granitbock - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
84
good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 01-12-2009

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Photo of mothman
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Light tan head that fades away fast. Color is a murky caramel hued brown.

Flavors of dark fruits, molasses, raisins, caramel, and chocolate. A lot of malts. Some grassy hops. Bready. A bit of toffee.

Mouthfeel: Fairly dry. A decent amount of carbonation. Medium to full bodied.

Overall, I wasn't too impressed with this one. It has a bit of a roasted flavor in the finish and it ended kind of dry. Good flavors, just bad mouthfeel/finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rolled the dice on this one paid 2 bucks for a vintage 2009. Here we go!

A - I am baffled after 4 years it still has some fizzy carbonation. It does fizz out rather quick though into a thin lace ring. Color is a very dark hazy brown with sediment left at the base of the bottle.

S - Smell is pretty mild with some soy sauce and candied dark fruits mostly plum and fig. Not very sour or offending in any way.

T - Damn I guess at this point it's very oxidized with cardboard and metallic notes then comes the cherry sourness followed by just a hint of dark fruits. After a while I can almost convince myself it has a caramel flavor to finish the glass.

M - Light to medium not a bad dopplebock.

Overall after hearing this one costs around 10? dollars a bottle so for two dollars its ok. Not really the best just not terrible.

Photo of RoryOMoore
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 1/2" tan coloured head over brown liquid.

S: Figs, pears, molasses, green grapes, biscuit.

T: Molasses, bitter lemon, granny apples, green grapes, hazelnut.

M: Medium to thin viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: Much more bitter than I'm used to for the style. Instead of caramel and sweet dark fruit this doppelbock tastes of lemons and molasses.

Photo of Shadman
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

to be honest I bought this because I like the packaging with the old school pop-top and the 2011 vintage dogtag...and I've been in a beer rut lately...new career, stress, blah, blah..

It's dark, it's got a lot of carbonation, and looks damned good...let's take a whiff shall we?

Sweet molasses from the malts dominate this reviewers nose, some slight alcohol esters as well..

maybe I'm off my game, but my first impression is " kinda ordinary"..some malt sweetness, hint of spiciness( pepper) with a very dry, slightly astringent finish..kinda boozy as well

see above..but add somewhat thin and even slightly watery

@ $20 a bottle in Canada have your friend buy one and then go Rock, Paper Scissors for the cool dog tag..

Granitbock from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
84 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.