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


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RATINGS: 1245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
perezs25 (40) - - MAR 25, 2014
1" off white frothy head that dissipates quickly, low lacing. Clear deep dark ruby liquid. Aroma of malt, alcohol at first sniffs and after good swirl. Strongly sweet malt taste and low bitter, a small metallic taste detected on first gulp. Silky moderate thick body and warmth. Carbonation had some bite on tongue. Moderate dry astringency and sticky finish. Great strong beer example of the style but a bit much on the sweet side for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jinroh (430) - ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2014
330 ml bottle onboard of Tallink Superstar, on Baltic Sea. This beer was only 2.90 EUR, the cheapest option available. Poured dark brown with a small head, looking solid. Aroma feels like smelling brown sugar candy - it has a strong malt base and a lot of sweetness. It has pretty high alcohol but it doesn’t come out in the aroma. Taste is actually quite smooth, dark fruits, that same caramelized brown sugar candy. Aftertaste has some plums, molasses and no rough edges. Nice and warming winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (246) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
On hyvä tumma lager. Teemukista ihan mainiota tämäystä. Hiilihapokas, sopivasti. Aika paljon myös viinaa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (673) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours a deep brown/amber with a short tan head and lacing. It has an aroma of dark fruit (plum, some apple) and malt with a similar flavor profile that is malt and plum up front with a semisweet, syrupy finish over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
smboselli (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Had it on tap at gustav's in Oregon. Fantastic, dark, powerful, flavorful, a new favorite of mine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1396) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Smell of syrup, caramelized sugar. Dark copper colour with a twist of red, plentiful mid-brown head. Looks like a trappist. Aroma of cough mixture, cognac, sugar, syrup. Slightly burning alcohol sensation. Sweet with medium bitterness on the side. Medium carbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1145) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8385) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1166) - 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!

   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

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