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

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RATINGS: 1332   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagobears (474) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a deep ruby color into snifter. Faints smells of raisins and a complex malt profile. The robust flavor shines more with raisins, plums, licorice, and intense toffee. Very sweet and malty. No doubt a hint of smoke in the finish. Oily and slightly dry in the finish as well. Exceptional Winter warmer. Not as complex in the nose which is where I deducted some points.


3.6
ads135 (4735) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Eisbock’s accentuate most of what I find distasteful about bock beers typically. They can be overly sweet, with an unbalanced maltiness that isn’t that appealing. This is an excpetion. A bock, I wouldn’t call balanced, but it was tasty. Tried for the first time in 2009.

5
corkyrory66 (2074) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2017
Eisbock de 9,2 % abv, à l’étiquette argentée, mais aux saveurs d’or pur … Mon exemplaire était à 1 mois avant date, mais pouvait faire le tour du monde et de l’horloge astronomique sans aucun problème … Couleur acajou sombre, à la clarté nette. Pétillement au versage, c’est amusant … Mousse de surface, seulement constituée par l’éclatement des bulles … (un champagne, diraient certains … si cela les amuse, on va laisser faire, en rigolant sous cape …). Nez qui est une sorte de rêve, concentré de malt/bois quasi pur. 1ère bouche souple, suave, à la fantastique entame malt/vin/bois. Arrière-bouche clos Vougeot, parcelles sud. 2ème de nectar pur, malt/fruit/fût. Arrière-bouche strictement extraordinaire. La longueur est géantissime … (donc, on part de 4,50 mètres et on monte encore un peu …). Jambes parfaitement lisses. Levure ad hoc, disait le capitaine … Alcool, ben mon vieux, ça fait une paire que je n’ai vu un aussi efficace … Finale culminante … chez Kulmbacher. CONCLUSION : une pure merveille ou une merveille pure .. je vous laisse choisir !! (Moi, j’ai choisi ..). Tiens, au fait, c’est ma 300ème étrangère en top rate ...

4.1
vinivini (2586) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 14, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Small head. Opaque chestnut to deep brown. Small head. Aroma: massive caramel, syrup, fruit jam. Full body. Complex taste. Rather sweet. Let it be. Caramel & toasted malts in their best shape. Additional nuts, dried fruit. No need for hops here. Perfect.

4.2
Bacchus66 (569) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a thin light brown head that disappears altogether. Very aromatic with raisins, molasses, sweet malt, gigs. Flavors are similar with dried fruits, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, Marsala. Rich texture. Sweet, though finishes somewhat dry. Love it.

4
Jury (288) - RUSSIA - JUN 13, 2017
Хорошее крепкое пиво, хороший аромат и вкус, мощно! Приятно пить маленьк& глоткам& ощущая всю его крепост&

3.8
Grumbo (3182) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Tap at Haus Wertheym, Frankfurt Altstadt. Pours chestnut brown with a lasting off-white to beige head. Aroma of light toasting, dark fruit, toffee, malt, molasses. prune, and raisin. Quite heavy sugary sweetness, low bitterness. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Decent example of one of my favourite styles.

4
Niko100 (2944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Dark brown/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, & dark fruit; Flavor of toasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit (notably plums & cherries), raisons, and spice; Alcohol is well hidden; Nicely balanced and complex; Excellent brew.

4.1
Poobah (451) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Dark amber-brown with a light tan head. Dark fruit nose. Opens with medium carbonation and a medium body, and ending with brown sugar, overripe dark fruit, and some alcohol warming.

3
ghostbeer (220) - 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.

3.7
popiela (900) - Poznañ, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat melanoidynowy, słodowy, karmelowy. Delikatny alkohol. W smaku dość gładkie, chlebowe, karmelowe i alkoholowe.


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