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


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RATINGS: 1343   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (5057) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
It poured about an inch of white foamy head that died within a minute. The body was extremely dark which caused no carbonation to be seen rising. The lacing was lightly speckled, but intricately stayed together for a good two minutes before it spider-webbed, very impressive. The lacing eventually died, but it took a good five minutes before it all died. The smell had mainly raisins, plums and cherries - mainly balanced between the three. Some sweet malts enter in at the end. The taste was extremely rich with some molasses and the raisins, plums and cherries come back but just enough to remind you they exist in this beer. The flavor was extremely well balanced. The palate was about a medium with a good fullness to it. It could be the ABV, not sure? Overall, this is a very nice eisbock that I would come back to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghostbeer (202) - Nebraska, USA - APR 8, 2017
Powerful and very rich. Warming as it is consumed and lots of aroma and flavor of dried fruits and raisins. Extremely sweet. Tasty and great for dessert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popiela (823) - Poznañ, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat melanoidynowy, słodowy, karmelowy. Delikatny alkohol. W smaku dość gładkie, chlebowe, karmelowe i alkoholowe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1450) - 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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzy70 (1050) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8930) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biir (1197) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1557) - 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 !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2579) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (895) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2647) - 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.

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