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Original Stieglbock - Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH

Original StieglbockOriginal Stieglbock

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47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.95%


Brewed by:
Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2002)
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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2004 bottle.

Pours a nice tawny amber. Two fingers of foam, rises and falls with the addition of it's small amount of yeast. Yeast adds a light haze, characteristic of a Weizenbock.

Smell is varied, first bubblegum and clove, airing out into bready malt. Over time the smell deadens, into a kind of musty yeast.

Taste is sweet malt upfront, countered by a cidery tartness that isn't unwelcome. Aftertaste is malty again, with a slight hop bitterness that doesn't show up 'til later. Not as fruity as desired, but yeast esters come thorugh some.

Fairly light and easy to drink in warmer months, would like to try this fresh.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2006 01:22:19 | More by emerge077
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RonaldTheriot

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Original Stieglbock Malt Liquor has a thin, off-white head, a mostly hazy caramel color, some descending little brown chunks, and just a bit of lacing left behind. This was a 2008 bottling, by the way. The aroma is strong and gamy- the drinker will encounter an intense, full, brown bread crust and an old, cellared smell. The taste is equally rich- sweet, chewy, gamy, brown bread crust, light molasses, and an adequate hop bite to balance out the cloying malt. Mouthfeel is watery and a earthy, and Original Stieglbock finishes semi-dry, sharp, overly sweet, and delicious. This is a a bold, in-your-face, strong malt liquor. At first, one does not pick up the 7% alcohol, but after a few minutes a blanket of warmth runs down one’s body and your face will feel flushed and hot. This is the real deal. I think everyone should "man up" and check it out!

RJT

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03-07-2013 22:28:39 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Illinois

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3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"2006", not sure what that is supposed to mean, must be 5 years old, interesting since I normally like bocks fresh.

It pours a dark brownish amber. Very nice looking actually. The head is big and foamy and leaves some nice lacing.

The smell is malt up the wazzoo. It smells like an aged can of malt extract or even just a bag of it, just pure malt, no hops.. Not bad, but not the greatest.

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09-03-2011 04:33:35 | More by crossovert
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3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
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A - dark golden. Clear, but not quite crystal clear. Bright White, 1-finger head, slow to disapate.

S - light caramel aroma, slight hint of skunkiness.

T - malty light caramel fairly well balanced, but malt predominates as it should for the style.

M - big body. Not quite syrupy, but the feel makes me expect more sweetness.

D - A little too and too sweet to quaff, but no problem plowing through an 11.2 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 00:21:28 | More by dwilkins
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RedBeerHead

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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EwaldEichstaett

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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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A: actually quite light in color for a bock, a cross between light brown and yellow. Not much of a head and meagre lacing.

S: Caramel, bread, earth, sweetness, figs...

T: All things listed above, along with a nice spicy presence and a touch of hops at the end. Overall, the beer is very smooth.

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BierFan

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Appearance: Thin white head and a slightly hazy copper/orange body.

Smell: Lots of caramel maltiness. Barely there hops.

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Parrotbeak

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The bock, from a 500ml bottle, was a surprising lighter pour of clear amber with brown edges, topped off by a small but creamy ivory head. Bits of sheet lace on the Bitburger glass as I progress through it.

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tatoodkelt

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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16.9oz brown bottle poured into a big glass mug.

A- Nice light amber color with about a one finger white head that settled to a nice skim for the remainder of the glass. Some lacing.

S- A sweet biscuity aroma, very faint malts.

T- Picks up on the malts and drops on the sweetness. A little caramel, a little hoppy at the finish.

M- Sticky and medium bodied, a little dry on the finish.

D- Could definitely go for a couple more of these.

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Serving type: bottle

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4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber colour but little head that fizzes away into nothing

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Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 17:35:50 | More by DerBayer
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Original Stieglbock from Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH
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