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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Eisbock 28 is an ice processed winter warmer. This rich lager is aged for months at temperatures well below freezing and is a deep gold color and has a smooth and malty flavor with bittersweet complexities. This highly unique beer is unlike any other and to our knowledge Redhook is the only American Brewer currently brewing it. This traditional winter beer is very drinkable, even with its high alcohol content and is perfect before or after dinner.

Style: Iced Winter Lager
ABV: 11%
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel, Vienna and Munich
Hops: Alchemy and Sterling
Bitterness Units: 30 IBU
Original Gravity: 25.5 degrees plato
Brewed Since: November 2009
Shelf Life: 365 days


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle from August 2010. Initially tastes like a barleywine. A bang on eisbock, I think the alcohol a lot higher. Almost like a vodka.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
From notes verbatim on 10/12/10 Bottled: 8/30/10 A: Beautiful copper ale with continuous cylinder of bubbles from the bottom which dissipate at the surface. No lacing. No head. S: Not impressive by any means. Sweet toffee, apricot. Very sweet. T: Sweet, cucumber, toffee and grain. Still a bit hot. M: Reminiscent of smooth liquor in warmth, not in genre lines. Numbs the tongue. D: Okay, but not something I plan to revisit. Serving type: bottle 03-09-2011

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle, shared on the bus at RBSG 2010. Forgot about this. Amber orange with a low, lacy head. Estery, jammy nose, caramel, cherry, some spiciness. Hot and boozy, sweet, caramel, fruits, esters. Too young, too hot. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Past its prime ? Nose was sweet molasses and dark fruit. Palate is really sweet to me. Almost like drinking molasses. A couple of other things going on like nice maltiness. Can’t really get over the sweetness. Also some alcohol burn to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
65 cl bottle @ ISKTR. Rated on 20.03.2011
Sweet and somewhat syrupy aroma with fruits and caramel. Flavour is somewhat sweet with lots of caramel and fruity notes. Sweet and sticky, just as I expected. The sweetness is not the most disturbing kind though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5301) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bomber to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent brownish-orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; sweet and malty. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
pours a brown with a red tint and a very small tan head. smell is of malt, coffee, and a touch of roastiness. taste is creamy, malt, spice, caramel, and sweet. ends a little oily.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2012
A very well balanced eisbock. Plenty of rich caramel flavours with a well balanced alcohol. Great eisbock!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
I found this while browsing after a day of freezing my butt off. Figured a warmer would be good. Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Nice clear dark amber with a big think cream colored head. the smell is very fruity with a little sweet caramel. Also a light alcohol smell. Palate is heavy but not syrupy. Seems to fit well. The taste is fruit up front followed big malty sweet caramel. Maybe a little coffee too. Also a noticeable alcohol taste. This is my first Eisbock so I didn’t know what to expect. It’s good but probably just for a single. At 11% that’s probably good. Definitely worth a try if you find it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Amber and transparent. Lots of bubbles and a short quarter inch head. Smells of apples, pears and a rich malty smell. Taste: Sweet malt! Well, not the sweetest I have had but there is no mistaking it. It covers the "Bock" flavor well. It may be a little less sweet than other Bocks I have enjoyed, which I like about the Eisbock. It ends with an alcohol taste, which warms me up nicely. Medium body, light carbonation. Very smooth. A great sipping beer for a cold day.


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