RateBeer
overall
68
53
style
Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Doppelbock
Kulmbach, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


erickok's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), - FEB 2, 2013
Clean brown body with no head at all. Brown sugar, bock like spices, clean yeast and light Bready malts. Taste is sweet like cake or donuts, only a sharp bitterness in the end. Strong alcoholic feel, little yet big carbonation. Not smooth enough, full enough or rich enough to justify the alcohol. And it looks like cheap bum lager. No thanks. (50cl can from Carrefour in Tours)


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam86 (5) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1716) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicocanta (25) - - AUG 8, 2014
Doppelbock ŕ la trčs belle robe ambrée. Trčs peu de mousse. Beaucoup d’alcool mais des aromes puissants qui se développent progressivement avec aisance. Chouette !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericsaint (15) - - AUG 2, 2014
une trčs bonne bičre ŕ la robe cuivré majestueuse. .forte et agréable. .bonne expérience. .me fait penser au méthode bock

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (680) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (457) - CROATIA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle, pours amber with a small off white head, has a malty alcohol aroma, sweet caramel taste with some warming alcohol finish, decent beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4206) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from Carrefour Narbonne cons 2014-07- St Pierre la Mer AP: bronz, stouth/frothy cream brulee colored head AR/F: caramel toffee, ripe grapes,suger cake

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (331) - HUNGARY - JUN 23, 2014
Gyönyörű színben pompázó ital, melynek likőrösen édeskés, gyümölcsös, tejszínes aromája van hasonlóan változatos zamatokkal, melyeket remekül egészít ki a komló adta markáns végíz. Az alkohol jelenlétéről sem nehéz tudomást szereznünk, enyhe csípőssége még inkább felpezsdíti az amúgy sem egyhangú ízvilágot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (941) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
330ml Bottle from Beers Of Europe website (Ł2.49):
Strong, very sweet & quite malty with plenty of caramel & dark fruits. Some spice, cloves & dates with some raisins. The balance is good & the aroma complex, with some faint hints of alcohol coming through.
Caramel amber with a thin, bubbly beige head that disappears after a few seconds.
Sweet, very malty with faint alcohol. Spice, dark fruits & plum come through with some dates & figs. A good beer from the start with nice caramel flavours & a great balance that had a nice kick to it.
Medium to full bodied with some creaminess in places & plenty of sweetness throughout with some alcohol coming through, although it was hidden for the most part. Great balance & the beer was quite complex & rich, as well as being easy to drink.

I had fears that it would be a little strong and overpowering but thankfully this wasn’t the case. Very sweet & malty, the beer tasted great. Definitely one worth picking up & it was fairly cheap as well which always helps.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 92


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50