Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Kulmbach, Germany


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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This world-famous beer has the character and richness to stand in for fine sherry or port. Just the right degree of sweetness - never cloying; wonderfully aromatic and warming. EKU 28 is the one whenever something good and strong is needed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4395) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle, 21 years past The BBD! Pours hazy dark ruby with no head at all. Clear aroma of barrel, malt and caramel. Dusty onset, replaced by sweet notes of malt, caramel and fruit. Sweet aftertaste with subtle sourish notes. Tastes like a decent barley wine, actually. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (632) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours clear medium amber. Flavor is heavy malty, slightly fruity, very little hoppiness, moderately boozy. Thin mouthfeel for a dopplebock. Strong alcohol flavor leaves this beer as little more than mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2103) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from French supermarket. Amber with no head. The taste is very boozy with notes of sherry, liquorice and mild spiciness. OK but the alcohol is a bit too much really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1279) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 28, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL BB 05-JUN-2015. Look: clear copper, beige frothy head with poor retention. Aroma: big malts, fruity oxidized notes, a hint of alcohol and even that goes away after a while being replaced my some marvelous nutty sherry notes. Taste: big malt, very sweet, alcohol spice and heat but almost no rough ethanol flavour, nutty notes.

Very fine sipping beer, which is hugely underrated on RB.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"this isn’t quite my preferred method to get a high abv, but it’s ok on a cold wintry night. sweet and heavy, fruity, with some malts and barely noticed hopping. not something i’d go out of my way for."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam86 (9) - ITALY - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Nice beer with a strong taste. It resemble many double. Not a particular taste but a strong aroma that kicks since the beginning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3225) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Classic pale Doppelbock, once advertized as strongest beer in the world. Thin, yellowish head quickly dissolving under influence of the alcohol, deep orangey amber colour, clear. Powerful aroma dominated by alcohol, as in a cognac or orange liqueur, Belgian chocolates, orange peel, marzipan, tobacco, caramel. Soft malty taste with lots of honey- and sugar-like sweetness in onset, alcohol rapidly setting in with a burning, astringent effect in mouth and throat, way too much to be good. Some meatiness (broth) in the background as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicocanta (69) - - AUG 8, 2014
Doppelbock à la très belle robe ambrée. Très peu de mousse. Beaucoup d’alcool mais des aromes puissants qui se développent progressivement avec aisance. Chouette !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericsaint (15) - - AUG 2, 2014
une très bonne bière à la robe cuivré majestueuse. .forte et agréable. .bonne expérience. .me fait penser au méthode bock

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
The body has a rich deep amber colored body with good clarity. On top, the head is small and fades quickly. It leaves only a small patch of thin lacy bubbles. This is all very slick and no lace sticks to the glass at all. The aroma is interesting and not exactly what I had expected, in a good way. I get a slightly buttery note with some candy like (grape sucker) sweetness backing it up. There is only a very slight hop note way off in the background. The flavor reminds me somewhat of a fortified wine. There is a mild alcoholic warmth throughout with notes of wine grapes and grape candy sweetness within a big malty body. Again as in the aroma, the hops are distant and offer very little bitterness. The palate is what I would expect with its carbonation and mouth feel are right on for the style.

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