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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


Quinten's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1055) - zaandam, - MAR 17, 2010
At the bierkoning in Amsterdam, deep brown, thin head, lots of spices and fruits, a real taste sensation, the best eisbock that I have tasted full of good complex flavors and very warming


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (533) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 5, 2016
Bubbily blackish brown with head that disappears pretty quickly. Boozy medicinal aroma. Really sweet caramel, raisins, hides the booze pretty impeccably. Thick body but goes down really smooth. Some warming with sticky heavy maltiness that hangs on the roof of your mouth. A nice dessert style nightcap but in all honesty not the best thing I’ve ever had. Love the story behind the style though. Personally I enjoyed the Aventinus eisbock more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (851) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Aroma - alcohol, rich dark malt that has notes of fig, molasses, and caramelized sugars. Appearance - black body, with a 1/2" off-white head that hangs out for a while. Taste - sweet and rich malt. Elements of molasses, caramelized sugar, and fig. Palate - body is medium, the texture thick, the carbonation bordering on lively, the finish slightly astringent with alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Blue rather than silver label. Sweet bock aroma and taste. Dark brown color. Alcohol rather than hops in after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (134) - Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a rather light beige head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol and lots and lots of malt. Tastes of molasses, caramel, sweet malts, maybe a hint of prune, some alcohol. Not much bitterness to speak of. Warms the belly.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (119) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Aroma: sweet with caramel maltiness; Appearance: dark, red amber with off white head; Taste: malty with caramel but not very pleasant; Palate: strange aftertaste; Overall: definitely not my favorite; would not buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (1599) - Garching, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2016
Dark amber color with tan head. Aroma is sweet raisins, toffee, some spices. Taste is not even as sweet as one expects. Rather low carbonation, good chewiness. Low carbonation. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rand (1410) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bouteille 0,33 l from Abou. Dark reddish dress with a fleeting head. Aromas malted and caramel, roasted-chocolate dry fruits. The taste is syrupy, locor-like, with candied cereals and residual sugar. Fruity esters and notes of dry fruits, dates, molasses and earthy hops. Rich and warm.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1261) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Dark, chestnut color. Medium-sized head. Roasted malt , nuts , dark fruits and cookies in aroma. Sweet , malty taste with gentle bitterness at the end . Well hidden alcohol. Smooth and warming finish . Great, winter sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Has a roasted caramel nut aroma. Rich dark cinnamon body with a two finger faint tanned head to start. Rich roasted caramel taste with a thick wet feel. Warming to the palate. This one is meant to be enjoyed slowly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (655) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle, big almond colored head faded to a skiff, deep almost black beer. Aroma sweet raisin, malt. Taste is raisin, malt, faint clove and cinnamon, coffee and toasted barley at the finish. Palate is rich, carbonation subdued. Nice and warm!


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