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Niagara Falls Eisbock

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Formerly brewed at Niagara Falls Brewing (Moosehead)
Style: Eisbock
Brampton, Canada

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The first North American beer that follows the German tradition of freezing the beer to concentrate flavor and body. Brewed only during the winter season, this limited edition high alcohol brew is a must for the collector.


Pjones6738's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Reddish-brown with a thin white head. Alcohol and malt scent. Alcohol is pretty obvious in the taste. Dry. Not as good as I’d hoped, but still a fine beer. 2003 version.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (594) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
A review from notes when bought and drunk in 1989. Was expecting something more concentrated and sturdy and was surprised by the level of carbonation. Still better than anythiong else being drunk in Ontario at the time. Peaches, gentle , delicate light yellowy orange (salmon?) in colour with a bit of a zesty finish. A bit too much acidity. Loved that 750ml bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4310) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light fruits with hints of hops and yeast. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with light fruits and mild hop bitterness with a bit of yeast. Flavors are more complex than I can describe, as this was a truly outstanding beer which I truly enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Bottle, 2005. Drank last summer. Trying to drown away the memory of watching England get ripped apart by Germany in the world cup. Got off a stall in Macclesfield. They only had one, never sold a beer before, probably never will again. Won it in a raffle. So bit random how I got hold of this one. Clear orange colour with a thin to medium off white head. Strong alcohol in the aroma with some dark fruit, spices, christmas cake, cherry. Flavour as some caramel notes, sweetness and sugar. It’s good, bit heavy palate though that got a bit tiresome necking the bottle to myself.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2366) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
2004 edition (originally rated June 2005) - comes in a green wine bottle, but no cork, just a bottlecap. This Canadian Ice-bock pours an amber-red colour with lively tiny-bubble carbonation. The off-white head is creamy, and as it dissipates slowly, a thin layer coats the brew. The nose is roasted malts and apples. Nice creamy mouthfeel, very smooth. Taste the caramel is it is going down with the roasted malts. Good bitterness in the finish, with apple in the aftertaste. Beautiful lacing left as the brew goes down... and it goes down easy. I would try this anytime... as long as I am not driving.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2010
750ml, bottle-conditioned. vintage unknown, guessing 2004-2006. high carbonation, overrunning the bottle. sherry-accented nose has notes of old fruit skins, wood tannins and sherry - usually something I don’t enjoy - but the lager yeast seems balancing. creamy and frothy up front, milky smooth texture across the middle with a thinning, drying finish, leaving dark fruit skin and oak barrel lingering flavors. pasty and oxidized, but an interesting presentation, and a treat to try another bottle-conditioned lager, even if it isn’t very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle from Ughmash. Shared with my girlfriend Cyn and my buddy Cheyne. Thanks Jason. Pours orangey with a tan head. Nose is sweet and intense. Taste is also quite intense. Its ok, a little too cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Many thanks to Matt for sending this my way, 2007 vintage!! Poured fiery reddish-orange with a short cap of off-white to beige head. The aroma picked up ripe plums and other dark fruit with grapefruit meat and dry, dusty spices accenting.. digging deeper, aged caramel and brown sugar show.. quite nice. The flavor opened with a very dry, tightly-carbonated feel backed by caramel and dark fruity notes.. white pepper and some alcohol warmth surrounded.. finished with very dry warmth leaving more of an impression than the flavor. Medium-bodied and dry (as mentioned) on the palate.. mild fruity bitterness gave welcome character considering the age.. all around some solid stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 11, 2008
Got it as my Masters grade exam beer. I expect more form it but after more than a year and a half of aging it, it worth it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15 Bottle: Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma, brown sugar, caramel, sweet malty notes, some earthiness. Flavor, floral notes, earthy dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar, some roasted notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Vintage 2005 Pours dark amber with a tight and dense white head. A slight chill haze in the body beneath the half-inch of head. Aromatics are clean with light malt. Not much going on except some wet cardboard notes, and light roast. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat spritzy, fairly light and crisp. The pallet is light on the malt for an Eisbock, and dry. Some mild toasted malt steps forward with wet brown paper. Alcohol is warming but this not significant in any way. Bitterness is balancing and the beer is quite clean except for the obvious oxidation. Finishes quick and crisp. Dissapointing compared the 1994 vintage in the cellar. Akin to an "Eisbock-light"


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