Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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'."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
ugly pale golden color. huge head; immediate dissipation of that mothertrucker. immediate burn in throat from tha alky. tingles the tongue. flavor really has nothing but alcohol, though not too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Not very similar to any doppelbocks’ I’ve had. Nice orangey amber color with thin white head that fizzles away quickly. Fruity, malty aroma that is engorged with alcohol. Flavor is sweet and spicy with apples, pears and a little vanilla. Palate is OK but not overly tasty. Very creamy though. Similar to other Eggenberg brew’s in that it is very sweet. OK sipper but no "cognac" here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2004
Light gold. Light head around the edge. Strong alcohol aroma. Lightly sweet delicious malt. Alcohol edge. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2004
Ginger/orange colour. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit, with candy sugar and very evident volatile alcohol. Sweet initial mouthfeel, with burnt treacle, molasses, toffee and a lot of spicy hop bitterness coming through on the finish. The alcohol is rather intrusive on the finish. It’s certainly warming - more like burning, with a very pronounced acidic alcohol aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a touch sticky. Has a rather Belgian feel to it. A bit of a beast, but pretty good. 330ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. BBE 31 July 2004.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
*drunk rating* aroma of spicy beans and alchohol nuggets. golden colour with a small white head. flavour of wheat spices. quick fading palate?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Salty aroma - grapey with dark fruits, deep roasted malt and maybe a hint of chocolate. Flavor is dark malts and then intense sweetness. Hints of port, maple syrup, chocolate, dark fruits. Tingly finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2004
(Bottled) Clear, golden color with small head. Sweet aroma with rye pudding, herbs and some alcohol with a spicy hint. Quite sweet, strong and complex flavor with herbs, anise and a hint of (well-hidden) alcohol. Very full-bodied, sugary palate with balanced carbonation. A very enjoyable and complex dessert brew. Reminds me of Silly’s Scotch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2606) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2004
Golden/orange colour. Small head. Very sweet, malty aroma. Full bodied, very sweet. Very warming finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
Thin golden color and a medium head. The smell is smoked. Taste is malthy and reminds a bit like rye bread, the finish is powerfull smoked. This is not a good beer... it´s to alcoholic and smoked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5326) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 It had been a while since I had sipped upon this interesting brew. It has not held up well in my esteem, as I recall thinking much higher of it in the past.+++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer pours a golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is of sweet plums. The flavor is very sweet and the mouthfeel is thick. There is a pronounced alcohol burn that actually makes you think that you are drinking something with far more than the 9.6% alcohol contained. Overall a tasty sipping beer, but the alcohol burn is really too pronounced.

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