Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Strong lager; lagered for 9 months then filtered and force-carbonated.
"Full-bodied with a creamy flavour and noble hop flavours.
Urbock 23° has on occasion been called the 'Cognac of beers'."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
330 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. I got this bottle from Horst when he traveled back home to Austria. Thanks! The pour is a darker golden orange with a thin run of khaki colored head and a few good spots of lace. The aroma is very fruity and floral. It’s surprising. The malts are there, but it just doesn’t do anything that I would expect from a dopplebock. It’s too bright and not malty and dark enough. It should be something. The flavor is really something that you can’t expect. It’s got a hot bitterness from the hop right up front, but then it’s got the malts and decent flavors of a run of the mill dopplebock. The finish is very resin-based and bitter. The malts try, but it’s too much to cut through. It’s got a little booze, and a definite sweetness toward the back end before the bitterness rolls in. The mouth feel is pretty decent. There is a nice medium body and a decent carbonation that really help out here. The aftertaste is all bitter resin and a little bit of sweet malt. It’s really interesting, and nothing like you’d expect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1796) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is quite fruity, oranges, caramel, malt, sweet in a way I didn?t expect, spice, decent. Appearance is copper, off white head, clear. Taste is bitter malts, caramel, toffee, hot, booze, weird and not anything of what I expected. Mouthfeel is medium body, light but effervescent carbonation, a crazy bitter malt aftertaste that coats the whole mouth. Overall, this one is pretty damn weird, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1731) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Kan ikke tilføje noget særligt i forhold de tidligere anmeldelser, da jeg er enig med dem. En god øl at slutte aften af med!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALIBALI (1824) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Schwer, voller Süße. Läßt an Marzipan denken. Belgisch!? Weizenbock!? Weinlastig!? Wahrscheinlich von jedem ein bisschen, wobei es irgendwie nicht wirklich komplex ist, sondern die Süße leider zu dominant. Autoverköstigung mit Enti & Micha nach der Muli Show in Berlin. Flasche (0,33l/ca.2-3 Euro) von Karstadt in Bremen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilman (222) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAY 1, 2016
A lot to love here, as a Samischlaus lover, i hadn’t tried this one, and wasn’t aware it was from the same brewery. If you ever tried Samischlaus, well, there’s a lot of similarity of course (It works the same on the other way). Strong caramel aroma for a quite heavy taste overall, everything I like, and i’ve been very pleased. Best served with some dry sausage to come along of course. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
Sweet alcohol smell with slight hop
Strong alcohol taste and sweet

Cannot find taste well due to too strong alcohol smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (1192) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 27, 2016
330 mml bottle tasted on the 26/04/2016 as part of the European Local Swap 1/2016. Amber color with almost not head at all and lot of sugar on the glass. Aroma is alcohol, caramel and honey. Taste is rich in honey and strong. Full bodied an low carbonation. Aftertaste is intense alcohol and medium sweet and dry. Next one please!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beggard (65) - - APR 14, 2016
0,33 Bottle. Aroma alcoholic, whiskey, malt and honey, intensive. Golden/amber color very clear, almost no head. Mild carbonation, sweet, honey, alcoholic taste. Sweet aftertaste, some of bitterness present, lasts long but not sensational. I wouldn’t order another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (7704) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
Thnx to Stijn . pours clear blonde. Small white head. Smell is creamy malty. Taste is sweet, rather thick , very metallic, in a way. It has something good, but i dislike the high metallic taste. Good mf and low carbo. The way i like it !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moretum (106) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, Billa in Vienna. Clear, amber colour with a minimal head. Aroma is alcohol, dried fruits and caramel. Sweet, alcoholic taste (reminds me of liquor) with caramel and dried fruits; of course it´s heavy, but it´s not very complex at all. You can buy it in many supermarkets in Austria.

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