Granitbock | Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG

GranitbockGranitbock
BA SCORE
3.7/5
148 Ratings
GranitbockGranitbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
Austria
hofstetten.at

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 01-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,910
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
148
pDev:
12.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Light tan head that fades away fast. Color is a murky caramel hued brown.

Flavors of dark fruits, molasses, raisins, caramel, and chocolate. A lot of malts. Some grassy hops. Bready. A bit of toffee.

Mouthfeel: Fairly dry. A decent amount of carbonation. Medium to full bodied.

Overall, I wasn't too impressed with this one. It has a bit of a roasted flavor in the finish and it ended kind of dry. Good flavors, just bad mouthfeel/finish.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is made following the tradition of Steinbier. The historical style is native to Austria. In this rendition they use red glowing granite blocks heated over a wood fire to bring the wort to a boil, this leads to caramelization of the sugar hence the flavour of the beer. The beer is fermented in historical open granite vessels.
I have had this beer many times and it is best from the 0.75l swing top bottle and with some age on it. During the spring and summer they lager it for 6 month in caves and when released in fall it is already really good, but over time (my oldest was 4 years old) it developes gentle sherry notes and smoothens furhter. The caramel, chocolate and gentle roast makes you feel cosy in the cold months of the year. For me the mineral taste that is brought into the game by the granite brings me home to my childhood, when I grew up just a mere 20km from the brewery in a land where the granite and the poor soil it provides, shape the landscape and the people.
A delicious beer that dips deep into the soul of the country. It is so much more than just a Bockbier.

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Granitbock from Brauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 148 ratings
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