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Brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei (Schörghuber)
Style: Eisbock
Kulmbach, Germany

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RATINGS: 1341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The ice bock, also known as "Bayrisch Gefrorns", owes its discovery to a coincidence. According to the chronicles of the Kulmbacher brewery, some time around 1900 an apprentice forgot on a cold winter day to carry two barrels of bock beer into the brewery cellar. The barrels stayed outside, were covered by ice and snow and weren’t discovered until the following spring. The barrels had burst and the apprentice was reprimanded. But the carelessness was a stroke of luck because under the thick ice coat, a bock beer extract remained, strong tasting and high in alcoholic content.
Even if the dark, tasty speciality is not produced in this spectacular way anymore, the chance that gave birth to this beer became a tradition. Today this beer rarity is brewed in a modern brewing and freezing process, but the incomparable taste is still the same and can always be enjoyed in winter months.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (2342) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Smells very sweet. Dark black. No head. Very drinkable, hard to believe it is nearly 10% alcohol.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1395) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 17, 2017
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of vanilla, toffee, raisin, bisquit, dried plum, berries and red wine... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of toffee, candy, raisin, dried plum, port, figs and dark fruits... sweet, dry and bitter aftertaste...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzy70 (1006) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 14, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle. Pour was black, lasting tan head. Aroma was sweet malts, fig, raisin, light chocolate. Taste was sweet, creamy, cocoa, plum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Deep dark nutty brown hue with a thin ivory foamy top. Lovely dark nutty and sweet roasted toast malt tones on the nose. Earthy toast and dry nutty alcohol phenols on the flavor with a touch of woody metallic nuances. Full, boozy, dark bready and slightly metallic, but in a good German way. A little dry and bready and boozy but alright.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biir (1138) - Berlin, - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle - Dark brown color with small off-white head. Taste is white sugar and dark malts. alcohol well hidden. round and nice eisbock which lacks some real character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1497) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle, 33cL. @Naintré with my dad and mom. A very dark beer with a small off-white head ; poor retention. Prune, dried and candied fruits, roast, caramel. Medium round sweet warming, light dry bitter. Good body, light to meidum oily texture, average carbonation, sweet roasty warming lasting finish. Overall, good !

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2550) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Yay. My first rate if an eisbock. Bottle pour cola brown with ruby hue and rapidly dissipating tan head. Nose caramel, candied apple, molasses, raisins. Taste sweet up front, candied fruit, fig, prune. Then some stone fruit and caramel. Minimal to no bitterness. Mild hint of alcohol in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (876) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Clear, deep amber, cola color, tall, explosive head with fine bubbles. Medium body, very flavorful, lean texture, very hot but refreshing mouthfeel, average length. Sweet, well balanced by bitterness and acidity. Malty, citrusy, barley candy, alcohol flavors. Very enjoyable for the style. I prefer tripels and quads. Good match with Gruyere, Garrotxa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2637) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2017
nice condensed bock rife with malt and dark fruit wine that is also a little red. sweetish and of course boozy the alcohol helps to thin it out in the finish while creating a warming sensation. some moderate chewiness at first. bit of raisin and a hint of spice. a bit of wood with an ivy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1706) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Aroma is sweet, caramel, floral, maple, nutmeg, brown sugar, booze. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, clear if it wasn’t dark. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, boozy as hell, light maple, nutmeg, toffee, malty, woody, lots of stuff happening here. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, woody caramel booze aftertaste. Overall, it actually tastes pretty good, although it’s a touch hot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (258) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours a dark brown or black with thin off white head. Aroma sweet dark fruity aroma. Taste of dark fruit and a little boozeness without the bit.


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