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Granitbock Ice - Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG visit their website

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

jzeilinger, Apr 03, 2014
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Photo of oberon
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

braugon, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

csmartin6, Nov 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

IchLiebeBierZu, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

snowmaggedon, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Sailracer, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Birch.

A - Dark garnet color, pretty but not much head.

S - Some sour smells.

T - Very tart, cidery, warms you fast , very unique for an ice bock, but nice. Goes great with cheese.

M - Mouth is full, lots going on there.

O - This is a very different kind of eisbock, with the sour tastes, kind of interesting. It really grows on you as ypou drink it, so give it a chance.

Beer-A-Lot, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy dark brownish red in color and has a light amount of carbonation visible near the sides of the glass (it's too hazy to see through). It poured with just some lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of dark fruits—plums, prunes and raisins stand out in particular—are present in the nose. These become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has added notes of caramel malts and brown sugar.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with some warming from the alcohol. It's neither sticky nor syrupy.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink compared to other beers in the style because the alcohol is very well hidden from the taste and it's not very malty or full-bodied in nature.

metter98, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

procha1970, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

tbone64, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

raythealeman, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of safaricook
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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5/5  rDev +28.2%

mnightrain, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
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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4.03/5  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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4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah baby... on tap at Max's during their German beer fest.

The beer pours a fairly dark hazy brown color with light red highlights. Head retention is pretty good, though the lacing is light. The beer has something of a viscuous look to it, which I guess is no surprise. The nose is incredibly complex in this fine beer, as I pick up dark fruits, dry sherry, brown sugar, and even a hint of sour. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the light sour completely drying out the modest sweetness in this beer. The sherry, vanilla and a hint of nuttiness seem prominent in this well made, complex beer. Interestingly, while there's some sour in the finish, at the very end I get some sweetness as well. So much going on in this beer. Mouthfeel is fairly full, and while it's apparent the abv. is up there, there's no sense of heat in the finish, though the beer wears on you after a bit. It's just so rich and viscuous...

An amazing beer, and one that makes me understand why a brewery would make an eisbock. The concentration of flavor in this beer is flat out amazing.

John_M, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bigred89, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

djtomain, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

superdoopersauce, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

MrMcGibblets, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330mL bottle into a straight-sided glass.

Appearance: dark brown with a slightly murky appearance. Head poured a finger of dense tan foam. It's kind of intimidating.

Smell: richly malty with a lot of sweetness and dark fruit aromas. There's tobacco, raisin, date and cherry in here. Eisbocks and kvasses have very common themes in their aromas, despite the fact that this beer has ten times the alcohol of a kvass. It's quite good.

Taste: sweet and strong, with lots of bready maltiness. The alcohol is also quite strong toward the end. The rich fruity element from the aroma is much more subdued in the flavor, however; I would like to have tasted more of it.

Mouthfeel: tons of body with a relatively low carbonation, this is still a very smooth and velvety beer. Great.

Overall: aroma is great but I wish the flavor tracked more with the smell. Not quaffable in any conventional sense but a soothing sipper, good on a cold November night.

flagmantho, Nov 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

redliner8, Mar 10, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: With a head about an inch in height but thins out quick. Underneath is a dark mahogany with amber hues.

Aroma: Huge amounts of bready malts in the nose. Molasses, dark fruits, plantains, dark roasted hops with a twinge of char.

Taste: Very smooth mouthfeel. At the start it's a tidal wave of sweetness huge malt backbone to this beast. Dark fruits, hops are roasted so very well. Solid notes of figs, alcohol, lots of molasses wow is this sweet.

Notes: Dam this snarling beast has big sharp pointy teeth with a sinister malt backbone. Did I mention this beer is incredibly sweet. Cheers.

horshack7, Jun 07, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a brownish body with one finger offwhite head and some lace on top of an aroma that was strong, almost like a sticky sweet smell if that makes sense, barley malt aplenty, yeast pokes out and some dark/sweet fruit. The brew is creamy, smooth, the yeast makes it fluffy on the tongue and easy to pass, with a balance of caramel and toffee sweetness and good malts that border on roasted and some fruit flavors that border sweet fruit and dark fruit but I can't really pinpoint them. There are not really any citric type fruits like orange that sometimes poke out with a good amount of yeast in a beer, but the finish is a little crisp and these bitter citric hops poke out on the finish, overpowering the sweet malts and dryer malts. A very good beer that has a great balance of hearty maltiness and sweetness.

clayrock81, Feb 25, 2013
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Granitbock Ice from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
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