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Schloss Eggenberg Urbock Dunkel Eisbock

Formerly brewed at Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Eisbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Tradition reborn - Eisbock Kraftbier, a beer with patina, over 100 years old, once prescribed as a medicine for weak recovering patients - is currently celebrating its renaissance as URBOCK DUNKEL EISBOCK. Brewed with special dark malt and fermented with traditional Eggenberg yeast, this beer has a maturation period of up to nine months. Dark brown in color with an alcohol content of almost 10% by volume, URBOCK DUNKEL EISBOCK has a pleasant, full, and creamy body, with the aroma of coffe, surprisingly light on the tongue despite the alcohol content. Warming with toffee-like malty sweetness, balanced by a hoppy-bitterness in the finish, it is a power beer, as its traditional Austrian name says, best enjoyed after dinner or as an evening drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2003
This one pours a dark, clear brown color with a thin, fizzy tan head that doesn't stick around. Strong aroma of malts and a fruity background with touches of yeast, spices, and alcohol. Chewy mouthfeel with little carbonation. The flavor is richly malty with raisons and caramel dominating the palate. The finish is long, malty, and sweet with a bit of alcohol. This is a geat Eisbock, it packs a lot of flavor and alcohol but is amazingly drinkable and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Light rootbeer brownish color with excellent clarity and minimal head, probably killed by the alcohol. Munich malty aroma as well as a raisiny fruit; no hop aroma as to style. Caramel aromas and a hint of very, very, very, slight roastiness in the background. Flavors of malty sweetness and raisins dominate initially, caramel is a secondary flavor attribute along with alcohol and a malty finish and slight hop flavor in the aftertaste. The roasty aromas do not translate to roasty flavors. Full body seems surprisingly lighter than anticipated given the alcohol content and a very nicely appropriately warming mouthfeel. The carbonation is higher than my expectations, which probably leads to the initial lighter mouthfeel, but not over done. Mouthfeel is on the dry but not astringent side. Very drinkable for the alcohol content and maltiness in this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2003
Deep reddish-brown; decent head; rich aroma like roast beef, rich munich malts, pecans, demerara, tobacco. Wonderful malt palate - demerara again, chewy earth, wood. Long, wonderful malt finish. Hint of alcohol. Damn Eggenberg rocks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Malty aroma. Very full mouthfeel. Rich, smooth, sweet, and slight alcohol in flavor. Reasonably well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 Heavy malt aroma with hints of molasses/caramel. Pours a dark brown with small white, mostly diminishing head. Strong malt and toffee flavors. Alcohol also noticeable, but it takes away from the beer only slightly. Very mild bitterness on the finish. A little light on the palate. Much better as it warms towards room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Sour malt aroma, deep dark brown in color. Little head. Toffee and molasses sweet. Very faint hop finish. Rather nice, definately to be served at cellar temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Bottle: Aroma has malt and butter. Full bodied, thick oily and buttery beer. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, raisin, apple, peach and a lot of alcohol. Long roasted bitter chocolate finish. 7 4 7 2 13 = 3.3 Tap, Café de Engel Oldenzaal. Full malty aroma. Sweet but with a firm roasty malt character and in spite of the high ABV, a firm flowery hop character. Warming alcohol. Smooth and well balanced. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1161) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2003
I didn't find it a "light on the tongue" as the commercial description suggests. I found it pretty kicking on the tonge with an alcohol wallop and slightly medicinal quality. Pours nice with an appetizing head. It may really cure what ails you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Thin clear leather brown appearance, minimal head and lacing. Starts off with a smooth sweet thick malt along with some toffee. Then some mild whiskey mixed with dirt. finished with a lingering smoky sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Deep brown/red color. I got no head here. Steady nose of crystal malt, mineral water, brown sugar, hints of alcohol and others. Medium bodied, creamy feel, hints of airyness making it feel lighter then it is. Flavors of toffee, sweet crystal malt by the boatloads but not overly sweet. Very subtle and well balanced considering its strength. Alcohol is felt but not obviously tasted. Very warming and tasty.

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