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Granitbock Ice - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG

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BA SCORE
87
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Daniellobo on 11-15-2011)
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

oriolesfan4, Oct 10, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: Dark, murky brown with lots of floating chunks; short lived medium sized head.

s: Nice nose. Sweet, ripe stewed figs and raisins with some molasses. Faint booze as well

t: More booze than in the nose, perfumed and sharp. The fruit comes across as less sweet and rich and more overripe and kind of vegetal.

m: Big and chewy, short lived carbonation.

o: I wish it tasted as good as it smells.

DIM, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

procha1970, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

tbone64, May 04, 2014
Photo of KornWallace
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Date: 5/1/14
Location: Half Time Mamaroneck
Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Pours an opaque brown. Lucid at the edge. Good cascading as you drink the beer.
Aroma: Prunes and figs are the fruit here. Slight bananas. Nice malts.
Taste: Nicely sweetened, the fruits really come through. Grape comes through in the taste and I didn't get a sense of it in the smell. Some caramel breaks through the fruit. The alcohol is present and it tastes a little hot going down my throat.
Mouthfeel: Sweetened and smooth borders on a halls medicine or a liquid candied.

KornWallace, May 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

1mrbeer, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

superdoopersauce, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jzeilinger, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Knapp85, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

MrMcGibblets, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

smithj4, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of falloutsnow
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From: Binny's, Glen Ellyn, IL
Date: Vintage 2011
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

A malt-lover's dream, Hofstetten's eisbock manages to concentrate many of the flavors found in a darkly sweet and slightly cocoa-influenced bock, resulting in an easily drinkable, though definitely only-for-sipping over the course of an evening, heavy bock beer. Though the price is a bit high at $7 for 11.2oz, this could (and maybe should) be considered an entire evening's worth of drinking, thus resulting in a fairly fair price overall. A great evening and nightcap that I would return to again.

Pours a thin film of burnt tan-colored foam that quickly fades to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is minimal, just a few dots cling to the sides of the glass. Body is a dark brown to black color, with light bringing out little change except for slight dark brown hues around the edges of the main body. Carbonation not visible through the opaque body.

Aroma of heavy caramel-like sweetness, dried dates and brown figs, raisins and prunes in a heavy sugar syrup, slight toasted nut and toasted hearty bread. There's no ethanol here, though with potentially three years of age, that aspect should have mellowed considerably by now.

Overall flavors of heavy caramel-like sweetness, toasted brown bread, dried dates, figs, and grapes, and toasted nuts. Front of palate tastes heavy caramel-like sweetness, toasted hearty bread, dried dates and figs, slight toasted almonds. Mid-palate of heavy caramel-like sweetness, dried dates, figs and raisins in heavy syrup, hints of toasted almonds and hazelnuts, slight prune, a bit of cocoa, and of course ethanol (though mild). Back of palate experiences continued dark caramel sweetness from Maillard-reactions, with a bit more noticeable ethanol, then continued dry dates and figs with a bit of cocoa. Aftertaste is of dark caramel sweetness, toasted brown bread, dried dates and brown figs, raisins and prunes in heavy brown sugar syrup, and light lingering ethanol.

Beer is heavy-bodied, with carbonation of low intensity, resulting in a smooth (9/10) and just slightly foamy (1/10) mouthfeel that's perfect for a heavy, high-ethanol beer of such intense sweetness. Ethanol felt lightly as warmth in the nostrils and a light burn on the throat and tongue: ethanol generally well-hidden. Good for the style Closes dry, with heavy stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

falloutsnow, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

RochefortChris, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

snowmaggedon, Dec 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

IchLiebeBierZu, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

OKCNittany, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

raythealeman, Oct 14, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in 2011 so a little age to this.Poured into a snifter a deep walnut brown no head to speak of.Aromas of roasted nuts,caramel, and a sour frutiness,almost like a fruitcake with a light sourness added.Flavors are nutty and cake-like with a tinge of rum,again a lingering light sourness is there.Mellow in the mouth...almost to mellow but it's a nice sipping nightcap.

oberon, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes, drank at Biergasthaus Schiffner, no individual scoring

L very dark brown

A sour and fruity

T follows nose, little malt

F medium heavy

O not your typical Eisbock, rather little malt sweetness and instead sourness, very well hidden alcohol for 11,5%

safaricook, Sep 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.7%

2GOOFY, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

braugon, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of alex_hart
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Dark, muddy brown with no head upon a relatively timid pour. No lacing.

Smell: Not a fan of the way this one smells at all. Just straight up molasses with bourbon on top.

Taste: much better than the nose but still follows the same idea. Molasses with bourbon and some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: Goes perfectly with the style. Heavy bodied with a pleasant alcohol twinge on the back of the tongue. A bit syrupy.

Overall: I have a few differnt eisbocks I have been waiting to try ever since I had the Aventinus Eisbock which is absolutely world class and one of my favorite beers ever. This didnt quite live up to that high bar, but it is still a good brew that is worth trying inside the style.

alex_hart, Jun 17, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straight up pour gives a one finger light brown head that vanishes instantly, leaving no lace. Murky brown color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose, flavor is alcohol flavored molasses, some dark fruit with a dry finish. $8.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

jdhilt, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bigred89, Apr 13, 2013
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Granitbock Ice from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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