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

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 917   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2002
I find this beer pretty darn good. Pours mid-sized head that leaves behind some lace. Malty aroma and even maltier flavor with a strong alcoholic nose. Still, very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Aroma promises one thing, in massive quantities: Malt! The flavor delivers, but it’s still quite sweet. Color is like that of a copper Pfennig. A great dessert beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3617) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2002
Bottled. Copper bronze, low head and condition. Starts with a nutty almond aroma like marzipan, then becomes like smelling a handfull of raw malt, then Drambuie and finally alcohol. Chewy mouthfull of malt with more alcohol obvious and a hint of strawberries. Finish is like alcoholic cough syrup. Messes your head up.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2003 Huge, sweet and alcoholic. Everything you would expect in such a malt monster. Really too sweet to be terribly enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2002
The beer pours a pellucid amber color, the head mountainous and beige, chunky lace both desiccate way to quickly. Nose is fusel alcohol, caramel, malt, molasses like. Front is malt, the top full, the finish is vigorously acidic, authoritatively hopped, dry aftertaste. Well ’Sports Fans’, I can see why most won’t like this beer, the ’Alcohol is OVERPOWERING’. To say that it is robust, would be an understatement, and most assuredly not meant for everyone. I like it, as with Belzebuth (15%), something I’d only drink when I need to restart my heart. Ranks #430 on my current 1000 beer master list.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Did someone say syrupy? Oh that was me. Well, this beer is strong, sweet and syrupy. Not in a good way.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 28, 2002
You guys will hate me but for me this is extreme expl of European strong lager. Despite it’s potency it did had nice head that was killed fast by alc. Sweet malty aroma covered alcohol, wow good job. I did not like it but over all I was impressed that such strong beer could be so human.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Sweet, caramelly, malty. Doesn’t attempt to hide alcohol. Feels more powerful than it actually is. That doesn’t make it unenjoyable though. Beautiful syrupy mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 13, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2003 Amber colored, huge caramel nose. Slight head which dissipates quickly. Strong caramel flavor and a wallop of alcohol. Not something I enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Strong caramel-toffee cookie aroma. Light clear amber appearance with small head. Some orange peel notes in aroma. Strong bready-caramel toffee flavor. Rather sweet - borderline cloying. Lightly spicy hop finish. Some light fruity notes and a candyish quality in the finish.


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