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


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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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fonefan (49437) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle. Amber / brown mahogany color, small off white head. Sweet malty, vanilla aroma with some fruit, toffee. Malty fruity and vinious flavor.

yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a redish hue and a dense tan head. Dried fruity sweet aroma, distinct caramel malt too. Sweet raisin and plum flavour with a solid caramel malt sweetness. Toffee and mild fruit notes lingering into the finish. Alcohol can be sensed, but mainly through adding viscosity to the beer and not in the flavour. Holds a warming finish though.

Ungstrup (37683) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2004
A red-brown beer with a small brown head. The aroma is roasted malty with notes of oil for cooking as well as marcipan. The flavor is sweet with lots of caramel as well as hints of chocolate on a dry background.

joergen (28177) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
Bottled. Brown coloured with a beige head. Sweet aroma with lots of dried fruits especially prunes. Sweet flavour with lots of dried fruits and notes of alcohol.

anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deep brown colour. Medium tan head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of alcohol. Some hints of dried fruits too. Smooth sweet malty flavor. Hints of dark fruits and licourice too. Long malty aftertaste with some hints of bitterness.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown colour, brown small head. Aroma is alcohol, sweet malts and caramel. Flavour is sweet caramellish malts along with plum and alcohol. Wellbalanced, and the alcohol shows mostly like a warming touch in the finish.

omhper (25161) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2004
Bottled. Clear dark brown, thick, no head. Sweet and richly malty. Really full bodied. No hops shines through the solid wall of malt and warming alcohol.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) 7,5% ABV in my version. Deep reddish brown with a smallish off-white head. Very malty, full body. Smooth and sweetish but never cloying - there’s enough hops to add balance. Notes of dried fruit - and plenty of it. This almost reminds me of dark Belgian trappists. Yummy. 120101

Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Maroon color, see-through, with a tiny bubble head that sticks to the edges. No lacing to speak of. Aroma of maple syrup and nutmeg. Sweet maltiness, somewhat on the syrupy side. Medium body, average I suppose for the style. Nice enough if you like the style, not really my taste.

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
8th October 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Very dark brown beer. Good carbonation. Treacly and rich, no bitterness. Slighty dry finish. Pretty nice!

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