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Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria

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RATINGS: 837   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'."


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beer61Mark (8) - - APR 8, 2013 does not count
The most nearly perfect beer I’ve ever had. 9.6% alcohol but smooth as glass! Like a good cognac or a good brandy. If you like a thick head on you beer, this is NOT the beer for you!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
damgmd (2) - - MAY 1, 2014 does not count
Just an amazing bock. Not as pricey as Eggensberg's Stanichlaus and tasty as heaven!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2011
This beer is simply fascinating. It is a full flavored bock. Heavy with tones of malt and hops yet it pours a translucent gold color! It is one of the greatest BOCKS in the world

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
9er (75) - Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Nothing bad about this brew. Taste is semisweet, fruity sniff and deep golden color with honey, caramel, slight malty cereal, bananna and a slight nutty flavor. The achohol is incorporated nicely. Paired well with jerk chicken. The brew is well done and deserves a higher rating.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
vjekoo (15) - CROATIA - OCT 30, 2006
i bought it in some supermarket in Austria for 1€. this beer is not a beer, it’s dom peringnon. fantastic!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dvirrr (4) - - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
Nice body, nice hop, a bit sweet with a fine ending. Works well with hard cheese or otherwise.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 This is awesome. Had this before but it has been a while until last night. Strong aroma and taste of alcohol. There is also a slight candy-ish and strong maltiness taste within. Golden blond with a slight shade of brown in color and translucent. Finishes with an alcohol note. Not for the weak of heart! Very similar to EKU 28 (another of my favorites). This truly is the 'Cognac Of Beers'. Highly recommended winter warmer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2007
An exceptional beer. Pours an rich amber color with little head. This beer has a malty sweetness with undertones of bread and caramel. The high alcohol content is not obvious in the flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2002
What can I say but hell yeah! This was just a damn tasty brew, with a rich golden coloration. I will drink ot again!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2004 Re-rate 9/8/2004 Sparkling clear amber with a dense white foam for a head. Lacing is superb. The beer is a true joy to behold. Huge sweet malt aroma, somewhat fruity but mainly just malty. Not caramel or molasses but just pure malt, smells a bit like wort. Some wod notes also come throughupon furhter olfactory contemplataion. The flavor is sweet toffee, breadiness uderneath and no real hops to speak of. The alcohol is neer overwhelming and complements the experience well. Full thick body. Truly a beer more akin to a liquore then its malt-based brethern. A must try.

1/12/2004 8/4/8/4/17 - 4.1Pours very thick. Light amber body small white head with ok lacing. Massive sweet honey aroma along with some very distinct Scotch Whisky type aromas. Huge sweet honey and Scotch Whisky flavors. Oaky flavors and almost zero hops. Wow this stuff is good. Body is huge and syrupy. The alcohol is evident in the numbing effect it has on the gums. Not what I expected given this beer’s classification as a dopplebock. A very different beer and one that any true beer geek must try.


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