Beer 197/365 – Brauerei Hofstetten Kramme Granitbock

Style: Dopplebock

ABV: 7.3%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: Pretty sweet for a dopplebock, with some cherry flavor going on.

Will I be drinking this again: Maybe!

Grade: B+

5/24/2010: Every once in a while I get sucked in my a cool looking label. This was one of those times. Never having heard of this beer I decided to buy it just because of the dark/off looking artwork. Being in the graphic arts corner of the world I can respect when a brewery goes out of their way to pay a good designer to create their labels. Also this beer is from a country I have yet to sample; Austria.

The first thing I smell with Granitbock is cherries, along with some caramel, and a little booziness. The taste is a pretty typical dopplebock flavor, just a little bit sweeter with some cherries splashed in. Mouthfeel is average, with not quite enough carbonation for my tastes. Overall the taste is there, I just need a l’il mo bubblay to push it up into the A- range.

Picture of the day: Some of you may get this, some of you may not. This kids mom thought it was lesbian symbolism.

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