Honigbock - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev -6.1%
I had this on-tap at Max's, poured into a sample glass.
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a layer of off white head that goes away completely.
Smell: Strong sweetness from the malt and some honey as well. There are some citrus notes as well.
Taste: Sweet up front, I'm picking up honey with a mild citrus note. Mildly herbal throughout with a bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: The honey and the bitterness balanced each other out quite nicely. The citrus notes were a welcome addition as well. I'd have this again.
09-27-2011 00:39:50 | More by oline73
4.6/5 rDev +12.7%
Review from notes taken while I enjoyed this beer on tap at The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL with (among others) my two brothers-in-law Steven and Mat August 21st, 2010. Mat lives within minutes of this place and we enjoy visiting there when I am in town. Poured into a Bavarian Lodge logo'd tulip glass.
A Cloudy honey, brown color under a brief white head. Lacing was moderate. 4.0
S Some honey, sweet malt with a warmth of alcohol. 4.0
T True honey taste along with malt sweetness. Taste carries right over from the smell. There is the distinct taste of a bourbon barrel aged woody sweet goodness even though I do not think that it was. I cannot imagine the taste being better. 5.0
M Smooth, full feel that I did not expect, very good. 4.5
D I had no problem finishing the snifter and, if there weren't several more beers that I wanted to sample that night, I certainly would have had another. 4.5
08-30-2010 02:19:16 | More by adamette
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
A- Bright golden yellow with some sparse bubble trains observed from the sides of the glass. The head was wafer-thin from the time it was poured, but reasonably well-retained throughout the drink, slowly giving way to some edge lacing.
S- Sweet biscuitlike malts are met with the sweet flowery aromas of honeysuckle in the nose... with just a *hint* of flowery hops.
T- A beautiful replicate of the nose... sweet biscuitlike malts and honeysuckle come together and are sustained in a long, sweet finish.
M- Light body... definitely thinner than anticipated... yet slightly oily, which coats the mouth nicely. The carbonation is nice and soft, which compliments the beer nicely.
D- Very drinkable, despite the ABV. On paper, it seems that this would become cloyingly sweet as larger volumes have been consumed, but experience dictates otherwise... I could enjoy 2 or 3 in a sitting.
11-04-2009 03:29:04 | More by jgasparine
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
On tap at Max's during their German beer festival.
The beer pours a striking gold color with very good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get a considerable amount of sweet malt and citrus, along with something of an onion aroma. The nose on this beer is quite unusual. The beer is equally unusual on the palate, and is quite sweet. Along with some honey, there's also something of a perfumy flavor to the beer, which blends with the onion. Can't ever recall tasting anything like this before... but I'm really liking it. The beer has a light to medium mouthfeel, and it finishes very smoothly. However, the relatively high alcohol and unusual amount of sweetness detract just a bit from this beer's drinkability. Nevertheless, this is a very interesting, very fine beer from the brewers at Hofstetten.
10-08-2009 15:48:51 | More by John_M
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
Served on-tap at the Trappeze Pub in Athens, GA. 12 oz. pour served in a tulip glass.
Nicely clear, with just a little bit of chill haze. Bright golden in color with a rather short head of white foam that resists fade and clings to the walls of the vessel, leaving behind some thin legs of lace as it disappears.
A rather sweet yet subdued nose, with a bit of floral and slightly fruity fragrance, bringing to mind fresh apricot and pineapple, and a sweet honeysuckle essence underneath.
Much lighter in body than expected, even seeming a bit watery at times; nice moderate carbonation. Honey is the name of the game on the palate, with sweet wildflowers dancing amongst a field of grain; slightly breadlike malt notes flow underneath notes of wildflower honey. Hop character is subdued and serves only to balance, doing a nice job of keeping things from becoming cloying. A subtle warming alcoholic warmth shows itself toward the finish, which is clean and slightly sweet. Delicious.
Quite drinkable and refreshing; delicate is perhaps the best way to describe it, but a simple "tasty" is just as acceptable. A bit of a rarity, this one, being brewed in small batches by Brauerei Hofstetten, and a great example of how Austrian brewers are able to exercise the same sort of freedom as American craft brewers thanks to their lack of historical restrictions such as the Bavarian (and eventually German) Reinheitsgebot. I look forward to sampling more of this brewery's brews, and brews from the country in general.
09-01-2009 00:42:39 | More by superdedooperboy
Honigbock from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.