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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Pours out a copper brown with a reddish tan head. Sweet sticky malt mainly in the aroma. Flavor was quite sweet with malt characteristics and touches of red apple juice and sherry with a nice alcohol burn on the finish. Pretty full and complex on the palate. For a strong beer, I liked this a lot, I guess much more than most people did here.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Guymandude (2) - California, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
This beer is hard to find, but worth looking for. Gourmet Haus Stadt in Redwood City has a couple of cases available right now (10 April 2014). This beer is not for the Corona, Bud, Miller Lite crowd. Its strong and strong tasting. The texture is almost syrupy and the taste has caramel notes and aroma. There is a fruity and malt flavor as well. At 11% alcohol, more than a couple would be overdoing it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guinnessing (3) - Montpellier, FRANCE - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Son arôme est douce et agréable. L’apparence ambrés très jolie dans un verre. Le goût caramel permet d’adoucir le pourcentage d’alcool de cette bière. Et après avoir apprécié cette douce bière on a le plaisir de le garder sur le palet. Mais alcool "traite" comme on pourrait dire.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (3462) - GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
(bottle) pours a clear copper-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of treebark, brown sugar and caramel, slightly oxidized, with a hint of herbal hops. flavour is mostly heavy cardboard, raisins and alcohol, again quite oxidized, with some chewy pale malts and a heavy sweentess. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared by my brother. Clear copper in color with a thick off-white head. Aroma of sweet grainy malt, caramel, toffee and light botanicals. Grainy sweet malt flavor with light pine before a sweet caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5500) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, fruchtig, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr süß, malzig fruchtig, den Alkohol merkt man deutlich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1655) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and grain. Taste is very sweet malts and grain. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1000) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bärnstensfärgad öl med gulvitt skum. Doften är alkoholsöt med inslag av vingummi. Även smaken har mycket alkoholsötma med en del maltighet. Alkoholvärme och lite sirapstjock munkänsla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (298) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 33 cl, flaske, 11,0 % ABV, nydt på Berlin Bar på Gl. Kongevej på Frederiksberg. Kobberrød tysk øl med ca. 3 cm offwhite-farvet skumtop. Sødlig duft, men lidt ubestemmelig og ikke særligt karakteristisk. Sødlig og kraftfuld smag. Det søde er i balance med det bitre, som også er til stede. God lang og kraftig eftersmag af alkohol, som varmer godt i svælget. Ugenkendelig smag af noget bittersødt i slutningen af eftersmagen. Kulsyren i øllet er ikke nedtonet, men på et middel niveau. En spændende stærk øl, som skal smages igen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewdork (205) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
330 ml bottle poured into small snifter. Deep caramel color with no head to speak of and very little carbonation. Medium intensity malty caramel aroma with notes of dried fruit and a touch of alcohol. Smooth caramel flavor without being overly sweet. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel with a warming alcohol finish. Overall, it’s greater than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (250) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with fizzy off white head. Aroma is sugar, esters, yeast, floral, caramel, honey, spice, ethanol. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a medium body and high carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a yeasty astringtness following and an ethanol finish. Overall, this is a nice floral Dopplebock although it is a bit hot from the ethanol.

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