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

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adv (22) - Milan, ITALY - APR 14, 2003
It is not easy to brew 28 plato degrees. Kulmbacher manages it, but the result is too much alcohol-tasting to me.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2003
(Draft) If you like whiskeys and barleywines, you'll really appreciate this unique and lovely beer. On the other hand, if your concept of beer requires such frivolities such as a head of foam or an odor of hops, you are likely to be disappointed. Those with a taste for such things will be rewarded by a delicious brandied malt flavor, an exquisite golden orange color, and glowing, sticky palette that ends in a haze of alchohol. Not for the faint of heart.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CEZ (404) - Milano, ITALY - APR 11, 2003
Another beer in the "love it or hate it" category. Beautiful dark orange color, but poor head. Aroma and taste are strong and sweet with notes of toffee, caramel, orange and, well, alcohol. The aftertaste is full and lasting, and can lead you to believe you just had a sip of brandy wine. Not exactly my idea of "beer", but fascinating, in a sort of way... even if I had to eat something along, in order to be able to finish my bottle...

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
chrisc1979 (5) - USA - APR 8, 2003 does not count
Syrup texture, sweet noxious aroma. Tastes like a hint of maple syrup is present. Very dry aftertaste like a shot of rum.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: APR 12, 2003 Argh! Blah! Aroma is of rum. Flavor is of rum. Is this really beer? It tastes like, well, rum! Alcohol is all you taste. This is no different than pouring Bacardi dark rum in a glass and drinking it. It burns by god! Some malt but no hops unless they were murdered by the alcohol. This is the one beer I could recommend on the rocks. Ive had higher ABV beers so I know this one makes no attempt to hide the alcohol. Its like doing shots. Its not a bad "beer" its a good "liquor". Good luck! Damnit, I have been making the same face of disgust for about 30 minute. I'll pass!!!!!

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 2, 2003
Strong sickening sweet alcohol aroma. the flavor was equally bad. It reminded me of a really bad Samichlaus. Pretty color, but no head and a syrupy feel.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Amber color. I wouldn't describe it as having an aroma...more of a stench. Tastes of nothing but alcohol, and drinks like syrup. Blech.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Amber apricot in color with thin to no head. Decent carbonation for an eisbock. Aroma of fruit laced sherry with mouthfeel to match. A solid malty berriness with very warming alcohol. A good desert or cold night brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Bright orange copper color with a fleeting off white head. Sweet fruit, (oranges, cherries and peaches) malt and ruber aroma. Wafts of alcohol. Oily texture with early sweetness that turns to a lacquer alcohol finish that burns in the mouth. Finish is just too biting and thin (like a shot of jaegemeister) to make this one more enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Pours a nice, but light, amber color that is crystal clear and has a thin, off-white head. The aroma is quite interesting, strong alcohol, bready malt, a light sweetness and very identifiable strength. The flavor is a little too sweet for me. Toffee and simple syrup dominate behind the overpowering alcohol. I don't mind a big beer, but not one that tastes like alcohol with hints of nothingness in the back.


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