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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 932   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.


pilif's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilif (23) - zedelgem, - MAR 13, 2013
lovely coloured beer, you don’t taste the rheinheitsgebot, it’s a little bit like a barley wine, nice colour


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (538) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Malty sweet tangerine-like aroma. Brown and reddish body. Thin head skims the top. Thick warming mouth feel. Mild sweetness. Fruit and caramel sweet. Medium bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omanson (34) - - JAN 17, 2015
Bière forte, peu complexe et pas équilibrée. Arôme trop alcoolisé qui prend le dessus sur tout le reste, on note tout de même une touche de sweet caramel. Je me demande quand même si ce que je viens de boire était bien une bière.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2463) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear bright amber brown color, 1" ivory head, dots and blobs of lace. Taste is strong alcoholic malt that forces its way through the palate to a finish that has a minimum of hops - not needed with 11% abv. Not complex. Only strong. Barely a beer in my experience.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (1184) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2015
Botella de 33 cl varias veces, la ultima en el momento en el festival de la birra de salinas el 26-07-2014. Lote g2 hasta 05-06-2015. Color ámbar oscuro con muy poca espuma beige. Sabores y aromas maltosos ligeramente tostados potentes y con una buena dosis alcohólica. Paso por boca algo pastoso. Buena y potente, comparada con la bush, la supera. Para repetir.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Percy0103 (234) - MEXICO - DEC 31, 2014
Reviewed on 14/12/14. Bottle, 330ml. A copper-redish beer with a medium size head. Aroma is of chestnuts, spices, alcohol, roasted malt and wood. Taste is bitter with a strong alcoholic finish that slightly reminds me of cough syrup. Heavy character with a lot of astringency. Almost no carbonation. Gets out of control at the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1157) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
light beige head. caramel colour. aroma is boozy, caramel, maderia/oxidation, cardboard, nuts. taste like aroma, sugarsweet with a very boozy aftertaste. medium body and carbonation. bottle 33cl

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm (15) - SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2014
Certainly one of the most underrated beers I’ve tried (the argument refers to the average score in Ratebeer). Fairly high alcohol level is a great hidden. Excellent winter beer for a very reasonable price.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RickReallyBrew (41) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This is a delicious Doppelbock. I am drinking this bier and the Celebrator Doppelbock as well. The EKU 28 is sweeter and maltier in flavor whereas the Celebrator is darker and has slight smoky quality. Both are from bottles so that makes a huge difference, as I had the Celebrator on tap earlier this week at Grunauer Restaurant in KC, MO. On tap is definitely a bigger tasting bier. I like drinking both biers and taking a sip of EKU 28 followed by a sip of Ayinger Celebrator. Life is good!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (1068) - SPAIN - NOV 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Gades Beer. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, alcohol, ligeramente afrutado.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bozo_skeleton (605) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2014
Ambrée limpide, carbo tres faible, pas de collet. Aromes caramel fruits rouges et noisettes Trop sucrée et alcooleux malgré des saveurs caramel sympa.


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