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

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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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 (2805) - 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 (5519) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Aroma is that of brown sugar and artificial rumsoaked cherries. Very alcoholic. Cringeworthy. Covered with a soapy film.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2003
This beer is dominated by its malts. They're evidenced in the aroma, flavor, aftertaste and just about everywhere else. It makes for a wonderful couple of sips but it loses is uniqueness and settles into freak show brew mode. This beer also has a subtle soy character that you find in some higher alcohol unbalance malty beers. Worthy a taste for its oddity, but not a beer I will seek out again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2003
An amber body is topped by a thin white quickly disappearing sodalike head with no lace. Sweet malty aroma with subtle alcohol notes and a maple syrup character. Sweet strong malt flavor with maple syrup and caramel notes and very light alcohol notes. Thick and chewy on the palate with tingling on the tongue. Full bodied and warming.


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