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


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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1433) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle: Complex, full, fruity, herbal & wood and malts. Like a liquid fruit cake in a glass. Food Pairing: Fruit Cake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (511) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Reddish orange pour big head clear. Aroma of candied pears, nutmeg, and alcohol. Malt bomb of flavor. Nutmeg there too. Slight dose of hops. Bubblegum yeast aftertaste. Alcohol is quite assertive. Light carb. Medium body. The very strong alcohol helps dry out the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawanna (1890) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2013
0,33 l bottle BB18. Apr 14 alcohol, butterscotch, vanilla, caramel, floral, spruce, earthy, leather, Dark golden/amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, sticky, oily feel, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deaconmike (324) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle. Clear copper with very little head after a couple of minutes and almost no lacing. The aroma is sweet malt, caramel and a hint of green apple. Taste is alcohol, molasses and toasted malt, caramel - it’s all a bit too sweet for my taste. There is some hop bitterness in the finish. Moderate body with smooth mouthfeel; there are tiny bubbles working throughout. Overall, a bit too much malty sweetness for me - I tend to gravitate more to the hoppy beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours reddish copper with a white head. Aroma of malt, sweets, sweet fruit, apples, little alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, sweets, candy sugar, caramel, sweet fruit, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 300413

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (822) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 12, 2013
amber colour, not too much bright brownish head;aroma of candy sugar and alcohol; taste is fully dominated by malty sweetness and alcohol with fruity (mostly apple) notes - it’s a bit like a liqueur

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (626) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle 33cl. Nice white layer. Carbonation and looks of soda. Sherry for the aroma, hint of champagne. Flavour is camphor, oak, wine and butter. Butter feels nice here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (355) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours a clear, deep amber with a soapy white head that dissipated. Aromas of malts and alcohol. Wow, this is boozy. I knew to expect a bit of a "warming" beer but this just smacked me in the face with how the alcohol is not very well hidden. Not much of a hop character at all and the malts are there but it’s sweetness and booze can’t be looked over. I’m trying to say it isn’t cloying but it is soo sweet that if it were any sweeter, it would be. All in all, it’s a classic and one every beer enthusiast should try at least once, even though I would say this isn’t something I would indulge in all that often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (424) - ITALY - MAR 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 Intenso e limpido color ambrato con schiuma biancastra mediamente persistente. Sentori di caramello, zucchero di canna e luppolo; gusto similare, mediamente dolce, con note maltate e liquorose, finale leggermente metallico e appiccicoso. Corpo medio-abbondante, effervescenza nella norma, abv massiccio e presente ma non eccessivamente fastidioso.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rane (848) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
something like 31 years since the last time I tried this one. No longer the strongest beer in the world, but still a quite heavy beer. Golden amber with small off-white head. Aroma heavy sweet malty, toffee, dried ripe fruits. Taste sugar, malt and some alcohol burn in the finish. A bit cloying.

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