Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Doppelbock
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 925   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1200) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2010
The 1st thing I will mention is that I’m not a doppelbock fan, they just tend to be too sweet for my liking, but I respect what should be good by the style. This to me is alright. Firstly, the aroma is full of everything from raisins, alcohol, sugary candy, roast, tobacco, and a licorice. In appearance it is a dark coppery color, not much head (typical). It’s flavors are pretty much a mirror of the aromas. It’s again sweeter than I’m comfortable with, but for the style it’s somewhat balanced. It’s astringent, sweet, and full flavored. Not things I’m into as a group collective. Not for me, but if you like doppelbocks, it’s perfectly acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meatmanmd (17) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 13, 2017
Clear orange with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malt and floral honey, tastes the same with mild alcohol, nice thick mouthfeel. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sircatis (183) - FRANCE - JAN 2, 2017
Achetée au Hyper U de Riedisheim. Très licoreuse au nez. Elle est ronde et alcoolisée en bouche. Presque un goût de liqueur. Bonne bière moins alcoolisée que la Samichlaus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2016
08.12.2016 - Thic caramel malt nose paired with bit alcohol, vanilla. Slightly "schnapsig". Palate is low but interesting carbonated, thick malt body. Loads of caramel again vanilla, hints of schnapsiger alcohol. This one really got something of a cognac.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (2511) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Rudat’, bottled in November 2014. Clear, golden amber with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sweetish, malty aroma of caramel, honey and a bit of grains. Very sweet and malty taste of mainly honey, vanilla, caramel and a touch of sultana raisins, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, minimally warming-alcoholic finish. Full body, thick and oily mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Overall a bit monotonous, but quite pleasant to drink. Very sweet as well, but I like that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kita (1986) - Koper, SLOVENIA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear deep amber color with medium soapy off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, dandelion syrup, honey and grass. Taste starts with heavy sweet toasted malt and honey, following is vegetably and grassy with woody note, mouthfeel is spicy, warming and alcoholic, while finish is medium bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture and lively carbonation in palate. Way too sweet...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (3153) - ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2016
330ml bottle, 23 years old (not a typo), shared by Phil. Completely flat beer, because age, mahagony brown. Nose is varnish, old leather, mint. A strange combo. Flavor is more straightforward, malt, dried fruit, plums, caramel. Really dry mouthfeel, almost a like sherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (6765) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). BB 1996 (yes you read it right!). Clear dark amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, raisins, prunes, alcohol in aroma. Nice multi layer aroma. Spearmint like tingle, sweet, raisins, herbal in taste. Sweet, hard candy and minty in aftertaste. Aged but in so nice way! Makes me smile. So mellow. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3542) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle, bb 1996 (thanks fatphil). Pours amber. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, fruity esthers, some carrots Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, malt, fruits. Finish is sweet and bitter. Overall: good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PowY (375) - AUSTRIA - NOV 1, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark golden with a small white head. The aroma is grassy with sweet malts. Full body with low carbonation, a medium to heavy sweetness and a light hoppy bitterness in the finish. The flavor is dominated by the sweet malts, maple syrup, prune, mead and some noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wendigo (262) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2016
0.33l bottle. Malty aroma with caramel, toffee and sweet notes. Clear golden color, no head. Malty taste with sweet caramel notes, cocktail cherries, light alcohol traces. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation and sweet finish with caramel notes.

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