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

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RATINGS: 1229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The ice bock, also known as "Bayrisch Gefrorns", owes its discovery to a coincidence. According to the chronicles of the Kulmbacher brewery, some time around 1900 an apprentice forgot on a cold winter day to carry two barrels of bock beer into the brewery cellar. The barrels stayed outside, were covered by ice and snow and weren’t discovered until the following spring. The barrels had burst and the apprentice was reprimanded. But the carelessness was a stroke of luck because under the thick ice coat, a bock beer extract remained, strong tasting and high in alcoholic content.
Even if the dark, tasty speciality is not produced in this spectacular way anymore, the chance that gave birth to this beer became a tradition. Today this beer rarity is brewed in a modern brewing and freezing process, but the incomparable taste is still the same and can always be enjoyed in winter months.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (797) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown/ruby; clear; tan head. A local beer to look at. Aroma is quite inviting as well. Bread and plums. Molasses, brown sugar, some vinous qualities; a trace of faded hops. Jam and berries. If this is what eisbocks have to offer, I’m going to have to track more of these down. Taste: sweet but not cloying. Some chocolate covered berries. Surprisingly little alcohol showing here. Layers of complex malt flavors, finishes somewhat dry. Full body, slick texture. More alcohol coming through as this warms -- eisbock is supposed to be consumed ice-cold, right? Becomes a little harsher along with that, but stays nice throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, fruchtig, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr süß, malzig fruchtig, den Alkohol merkt man deutlich.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (991) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours dark clear reddish, low head. Aroma is dark malts, syrup and brown sugar. Dark bread. Flavor is mostly same. Nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lord_zer0 (38) - Cáceres, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2014
Botella 33cl en CerveZeres. Cerveza oscura de espuma ligera, mucho cuerpo y un sabor tostado y amargo. No decepciona en absoluto

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (706) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a deep dark brownish mahogany color with tan head. Lots of dark fruit character, plums, raisins, grape, sweet malts notes, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is roasty initially followed by big warming alcohol sensation. More dark fruit character comes through after, not overly sweet. More warming sensation even after a couple sips. Pretty good boost juice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (1859) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2014
12 oz bottle pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, and spice. Taste is sweet malts, dried fruit and toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Harsh syrup. Though, if I was to homebrew then freeze off the water, I would expect something along these lines. Pretty much what you would expect from a concentrated bock. Solid bock, though not great, and I’m all for alcohol, but it doesn’t make this taste any better.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Aroma: dark ripe fruits, caramel malts, intense sweetness. Appearance: very dark brown/black, small white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: ripe plum, raisins, sweets continue heavily, complex flavour, medium carbonation. Overall: very nice Eisbock, not as refined as the Aventinus though, but still very good. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SperkeleForce (500) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Black brown color with brown whitish fast vanishing head. Notes of some chocolate, earthy, raisins, bread, alcohol, malty, red fruits. Alcohol abit too much present. Not too bad. The alcohol and taste gets smoother after a while.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2006) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
The quest for 5 continues. Draft at gingerman. Pours deep reddish brown with nice head. Nose of dark fruits and sugar. Tastes quite boozy and of raisins, caramel, cherries, molasses, and red licorice. Bitter finish. Slightly odd aftertaste.


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