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Saphir Bock - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
89
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: John_M on 01-23-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

hoop454, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

timmy2b, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Satchboogie, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Kelp, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

LJWalker, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25%

psoriasaurus, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Hanzo, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Brinks, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I purchased this from Brass Rail in Campbelltown, enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is sunny golden with light haze and thick white cream with fine bead, lace sticks in spots and retention is very good. The smell is herbal, fruity, lemon-zest and light grassy hop aromas are present too with slight yeast mineral note adding to the blend of hops and malt. The feel is very good, medium bodied with moderate bitterness and mild sweetness with nutty malt texture and subtle yeast creaminess with a mostly dry finish.

The taste has a honey-like flavor with mild toasted grain and gentle yeast up front with slight herbal hop flavors coming through mid palate with a slight lemony aspect adding a hint of tangy flavor to the malt which is lightly nutty and with a slight flavor of mineral in the yeast but the dominant taste is a more noble-hop like flavor of saphir which adds a fruity element. The overall taste is a great blend of malt yeast and hops adding a dimension which is not common in the style, the aroma and flavor of Saphir is great and adds a brightness which keeps this bock from becoming dull at any time, I would certainly drink this again.

Slatetank, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a white head with a bit of retention and some lace. Color is a golden orange.

Flavor profile is surprisingly hoppy. I figured the hop profile from the dry hopping would have faded by now, but it hasn't. Clean, earthy, grassy, and spicy hop flavors. Malt profile is of light bread and biscuit flavors. Kind of on the sweet side of things as far as the malts go. There is a hint of citrus fruit flavor near the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a touch of bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Ends with a touch of dryness.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one. It was easy drinking and very enjoyable. I'd definitely drink more of this.

mothman, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

CurtFromHershey, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

safaricook, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

RMoeNay, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Kahlerbock, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a half liter stein a hazed honey color with a thinner white head atop,I like a little more of a head for the style.Wow the herbal leafy hops really jump out at ya in the the,nice and fresh,some toasted grain and an iron note compliments the hops well.Dryish upfront on the palate with mild toasted grain a bit of honey-like sweetness and drunken fuit comes into play with a nice lingering herbal hoppy finish.This is a nice version of a helles bock,the hops are big and fresh tasting,well done.

oberon, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately cloudy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange, apple, pear, pepper, floral, grass, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, apple, pepper, floral, grass, bread, cracker, honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, floral, grass, pepper, bread, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very wel lhidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy Helles bock style. All around good balance and robustness of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 14, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy soapy white head that reduces to a couple of medium thick patches of larger bubbles with a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with some lighter amounts of spicy and grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready malts that is the strongest flavor in the beer. The hops are mostly spicy in the taste and light to moderate in intensity with the faintest of grassy hints. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderately dry with some hints of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: I enjoyed the intensity of the spicy aspects of the Saphir hops in this brew and found it a little more interesting than the average Maibock / Helles Bock. I would definitely consider picking this one up again.

dbrauneis, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

MAUEX_MFA, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

jzlyo, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

FrankK, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

wrightst, Jun 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

rderedin, Feb 10, 2013
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Saphir Bock from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
89 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.