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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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The Eisbock Lager has a bold, rich deep sweetmalt body that is rounded by an aging process that delivers a superbly clean finish. Light in color but bold in flavor.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber via trade with 5000. Pours a semi-clear golden amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of caramel malt, some tropical fruit and floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, high alcohol character with flavors of caramel, brown sugar, and a touch of vanilla. Finish is slightly metallic with a caramel and light fruit aftertaste that slowly dissipates clean.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty fruity slightly alcoholic aroma with some weak hints of hops. Sweetish fruity malty warming alcohokic flavor. Has a sweetish malty fruity warming caramel finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JK (4376) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Not as good as you hope a eisbock will be, with the knowledge of what they can be. Moderate carbonation in the bottle I tried. Cloudy. Some fruit and brown sugar. It really doesn’t make me think of an eisbock at all.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Tasting @ argo0’s place. Bomber courtesy of acrdz. Murky caramel with almost no head. Sweet caramel, mildly fruity. Almost no carbonation. Meh.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
riversideAK (5590) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2009
The aroma is odd with notes of caramel and vinegar. The beer pours a golden amber color with no head. The flavor is initially that of some caramel malts, sweet dark fruit, followed by a weird vinegar kind of note which might also be mistaken for almost rotten fruit. Alcohol is not as strong as what I would expect from this high abv, but I don’t know if that is a good or bad thing. To be honest, this one sucks. Baron needs to figure out how to not fuck up their bottles...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to 5000: Pours a hazy copper orange with a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of light caramel malt and lager yeast with some tart strawberry notes that seem reminiscent of an infection. Body starts with decent fullness and caramel toffee sweetness with some peppery alcohol and lightly tart fruity character. Pretty easy to drink, but could be modeled off a better base beer.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8868) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle... Cloudy orange lager with a small, fizzy, white head that dissipates almost immediately. Rich, fruity aroma. Honey and black cherries rise from the glass... light apricot too. Surprisingly thin for the style and accompanying high ABV. Medium to full-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and seltzer-like carbonation. Medium sweetness, mildly acidic and lightly bitter. Drinks like a 7% beer, but I do have a small buzz after only ½ of a glass. Crisp, mostly clean finish. Sort of refreshing... never thought I’d say that about an 13% eisbock. Odd for the style, but very good overall. Kudos to explosivebeer for shipping this one from the Northwest!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (859) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing. Pours a hazy brownish-amber. Sweet malt aroma with fruit notes. Taste is also sweet, of malt and fruit. The alcohol is nicely hidden. Good carbonation and pleasant lingering crisp sweetness. Nice eisbock.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2008
22oz bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland. Hazy dark brown and wheat colored body. Nose of faint and dusty, minerally yeast, boozy alcohol and wet bread with a touch of over-ripened oranges. Flavor is bran, corn, toast, booze, heavy caramel and chewy, soggy old and damp grains, a little putrid even, finishing with some sweet corn and heavy caramel. Not good at all, sorry to say. It’s a boozy caramel apple mess.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks acrdz) Small off-white head atop cloudy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, syrup. Taste is sweet, caramel, some cherry. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.


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