Schönramer Saphir Bock | Private Landbrauerei Schönram

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Schönramer Saphir BockSchönramer Saphir Bock

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Schönram

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by largadeer on 09-22-2010

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle, best by 17:03:12, served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy/Turbid amber-brown with some floaters/yeast sediment in it. No foam or lacing.

Smell: Hint of fruit, grape, caramel, herbal.

Taste: Initially sweet with fruit and grape flavors, then herbal and bitter with a distinct noble hop finish. A bit tea-like as well as the finish. A little medicinal and boozy as well.

Mouthfeel: Very little carbonation. Just a bit thicker than water.

Overall / Drinkability: The bottle label was entirely in German so I wasn't sure if the label was "bottled on" or "best before". Turns out it was best before and it shows. This beer didn't hold up well. Okay, but not good. I might be willing to try again if fresh.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a 0.33l bottle while in Nurnberg (for €2.60) and enjoyed it as a nightcap at my hotel on 18SEP16.

Used a Teku glass to imbibe... Bier was a light golden color; somewhat cloudy and muted with fine, scattered carbo. Had a nice, bright 1/4" white head which ebbed to a fine, creamy layer with good stick. Nose was restrained, with some bready action and light fruit notes. Had a standard feel; medium body and fairly smooth.

Flavor was bready, too, with some crackery malt. Light fruit, pear, apple skins appeared with a touch of sweetness. Hopping was a smidge floral and slightly herbal. Not bad... Prosit!!

3.79/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Mango honey color, no head, slight lacing
S: Bready, grassy, slight hints of honey, not to much of smell
T: tastes like smell with more flavor, it tastes very simple, only one or two flavors going on but well executed
F: Smooth and crisp, very nice
O: A simple beer yet very pleasing, a solid bock

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

-pours a clear golden with a medium,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-typical Saphire fruitiness,vanilla,biscuity,grainy,white wine
-honey,caramel,creme brulee,biscuits,white bread,white wine
-strong creal finish
-slightly tart
-medium hop bitterniss
-medium body,medium carbonation
-faint alcohol warming
Best Heller Bock i've had yet.

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Photo of NatsnSkinsDC
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty, some spices. Taste is malts, yeast, sweet, spices, complex, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

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Photo of avalon07
3.5/5  rDev -10%

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a yellow color and a hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A good, but not great aroma of hops, malt, and a grassy quality.

T: Tasted of spicy hops, malt, a grassy quality, and a slight tinge of wheat. The spiciness from the hops is a little overbearing, causing an almost medicinal quality to the flavor. Still, not bad.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of those beers that is alright, but doesn't wow. Not bad and worth a try.

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Photo of Naugled
3.5/5  rDev -10%

nice beer, good pale bock, hops aren't as prevalent as the label portends.

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Photo of Jmick28
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of davemathews68
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light golden amber with a two finger white head that dissipates slowly, revealing heavy lacing. Aroma of wheat with hints of bready malt, grassy and floral hops, slightly skunky (despite a nice brown bottle);smells more like a wheaty pilsner than a bock. Flavor is unusual too; light bready malt, grassy and spicy hops, wheat, slightly sweet, finishing with a pilsner like noble hop bitterness and mild grassiness. Nice lightly creamy body with a good mouth feel. Easily the most unusual bock beer I've ever had; as noted the hopping leans towards pilsner character. A decent malt body, but with interesting wheat elements. Very tasty and different. I was looking forward to a sweet malty doppelbock, but this one won me over with its good idiosynchratic flavors. Try this one for a nice change.

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Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BestOfBatonRouge
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I stumbled on this beer while searching for a Helles Bock in Baton Rouge which is near impossible. I found this to be a very interesting drink. Pours a beautiful bright golden color and very clear.(shockingly clear I must say) Smell is light and of a sort of malty, spicy and hot favor which tells you this will be a rich, slightly spicy and high alcohol beer. It definitely is not a malt heavy beer in taste but the malt is definitely there and persists through the drink. The spicy hotness is what hangs heavy and longer for me. The taste and the mouth feel for me are dominated by the sweetness of this drink. It's not especially smooth to me but a good beer that I'd enjoy with something like a plate of BBQ with baked beans for example.

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Photo of DavidGross
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of icannonball
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Schönramer Saphir Bock from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 31 ratings