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Schloss Eggenberg Urbock 23°

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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 828   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong lager; lagered for 9 months then filtered and force-carbonated.
"Full-bodied with a creamy flavour and noble hop flavours.
Urbock 23° has on occasion been called the 'Cognac of beers'."


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. My first Austrian beer review. A: Nice bottle art. Pours a clear golden color forming a medium, bubbled and creamy white head. Good retention with some lingering lacings left S: Sweet and malty in the nose. Strong notes of sweet grains. Dark fruits. Bready yeasts and flowery hops. A bit booze in the end T: Quite sweet and malty upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts. Some notes of caramel and dark fruits. A bit metallic in the end. You can feel some alcohol nevertheless it’s well hidden. In overall, a quite balanced bittersweet taste M: Full and bit molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Malty bittersweetness in the aftertaste O: Good drinkability despite the high ABV. I was expecting much less from this beer, good surprise [ BA Review @ 2/5/2010 ]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefanos (98) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pale, clear, nearly no head at all. Aroma is clear with some nutty notes and metalic too, although test for iron came negative ;) It’s sweet. Really sweet. Heavy, oily and bit alcoholic. Not my cup of tea. Or rather - not my glass of beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonPiano (37) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
Very sweet and fruity doppelbock, clear golden color with a small white head. Strong and warm alcohol aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
I love doppelbocks but this is not a traditional example. Sweet and sticky, without the doughy, bready richness I know and love. More fruit, candy sweetness. Not bad, but a little high in price, and there are just too many better brews out there."

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
digopossobon (295) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
Líquido amarelo dourado, translúcido, um pouco turvo. Não chega a ser avermelhado como propõe o estilo. Belo creme, bem formado, denso, bege. Formou belos anéis de cerveja. Aroma forte, moscado, um pouco alcoólico. Caramelado. Doce. Muito bom. Doce e alcoólica. Intensa. Carbonatada. Tem um sabor que lembra mel forte. Surpresa! Um pouco cítrica! Final amargo, como molho de carne assada. Em resumo, bastante saborosa.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
einherjar (47) - CROATIA - SEP 16, 2014
Golden colour with small head. Malty aroma with metallic hint. Very sweet with little bitterness and some alcohol warm at the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 9.6%. Appearance: It has a deep amber color with a slight haze and some big bits of sediment floating around inside. From the pour I got very thin and very quick fading head. This leaves the beer completely uncovered and there is absolutely no lacing. Smell: The aroma is big, full and sweet. There are loads of sweet candy like notes of apples, pears, figs and plums inside of a fruitcake like maltiness. Taste / Palate: All the sweet notes from the aroma come though in the flavor plus a note of cherry almond ring coffee cake and the mellow glow of a warming 9.6% abv. The feel is slick and smooth as there is very little carbonation. It’s like drinking liquid candy.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (129) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 5, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Second rating. First time I bought this beer it tasted and smelled of nothing but alcohol, not sure how, but it was spoilt. This time I got lucky, it actually tastes like beer. Pours orange-amber with a small head that disappears straight away. Sweet and fruity aroma, noticeable booziness. Taste of honey and sugar. Definitely not my favourite style, but I can appreciate it.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ragnampiza (492) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 3, 2014
330 ml bottle. Light sunrise orange, perfectly clear, with a small off white head (even with a very aggressive pour), which dissipated very quickly.Quite strong and pungent nose, definitely complex. Very fruity but pretty boozy as well. Some dark fruits and light spices presence, slightly herbal/balsamic, burnt caramel and toffee, brown sugar. perhaps a hint of meat/soy sauce in the background. Not as good as the aroma indicated, imho. Pretty one dimensional, again very boozy and sweet, sligtly astringent. Some wood/oak presence, rather slick and hard to drink. Dark fruits, caramel and alchool in the aftertaste. Soft to average carbonation, medium to fully body, oily texture. Definitely a sipper, but not a favourite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (634) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Billa in Austria Clear golden orange, minimal cream head Caramelized malts, wild honey, soft alcohol, dry plumbs, riped yellow fruit Metallic bitter aftertaste Biscuit, caramel, toffee, warming alcohol It’s a great peaty for this metallic bitter ending...but decrease when warmer


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