Redhook Eisbock 28 - Redhook Ale Brewery
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3.16/5 rDev -14.6%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on date is 8/30/2010.
A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains brown sugar, lager yeast, caramelized malts, dark fruit alcohol and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then a strong alcohol sting comes in along with some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit. The sweetness strengthens as you continue to drink the beer. The hops presence is very mild and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is boozy and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, very strong kick, decent representation of style, not sure if this is a case where the beer wasn’t very good or it just didn’t age well. Either way there are better beers in the style.
04-28-2014 01:30:29 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
This Eisbock is paler than I expect but still within the style as I understand it. It's more a dark orange, sort of coppery with a bit of haze. The head is large but too loose to hold together for any time. Left behind is a bubbly sort of foam that deposits some spotting as the beers falls.
As it should be, malts are heavy in the aroma. It's got the boozy sort of sweetness anticipated, lots of dark fruits and caramel. The alcohol is a little hot, but not terribly. A touch of grass is offered by the hops. Not masterfully done, but good.
It goes an interesting route in the flavor, as the sweetness clashes with an interestingly dry element. Dark fruits and something like molasses are strong. Wheat isn't quite cracker and offers a little tang. There's a little bit of spiciness and some white fruits flesh, but otherwise there's not as strong a Belgian yeast note as some. A little diacetyl seems present, as it mingles with the doughy taste for a sort of buttered biscuit note.
There's a bit of crispness on the tongue. While this beer maintains a medium body, it has a certain thickness that makes it seems like it ought to be fuller. It's smooth for the duration but has an interesting mineral quality on the palate. It's a little cloying in the thickness.
04-04-2014 21:15:48 | More by Brenden
3.15/5 rDev -14.9%
Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a weizen.
A: Dark amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, brown head. Settles very quickly. No lacing.
S: Oak, caramel, and booze.
T: Tastes like it smells. Caramel and oak and booze.
M: Syrupy and thick on the palate. Boozy and sweet.
D: Sip due to heft.
Atmosphere is okay. Bubbly head, no real lacing. Nose is wood, caramel, and booze. Tastes like it smells. Overall, this is an okay quaff.
01-17-2014 03:01:59 | More by bmwats
1.79/5 rDev -51.6%
Eisbock pours a dark copper color, with little head, nice carbonation bubbles. Aroma is fruity sweet, as well as sour. The taste is sourish and has a sharp alcohol flavor, had flower like flavors, not from hops, but from flowers. Hard to drink, flavors didn't mix well. Overall NOT enjoyable, actually it was rather disgusting.
07-20-2013 03:39:46 | More by vette2006c5r
4.48/5 rDev +21.1%
Bottled 30 Aug 10, Price $6.99
A: clear, nice light brown/amberish color, very nice frothy thick head that persisted
S: deep caramelized malt, dark fruit
T: deep caramelized malt, good hop balanced bitterness, a lot of heat from EtOH but well-made
M: chewy, dense, good eisbock, still very hot from EtOH after 20 months in the bottle
04-28-2013 13:28:58 | More by wisrarebeer
4.5/5 rDev +21.6%
This is what I call "cheese beer" meaning that it would go well with a cheese tray with say Havarti or Swiss and perhaps deli meats like ham, pastrami or turkey. I am a huge fan of ALL of Red Hook's products, and I have yet to find even one that I don't like. This has a very complex flavor which is hard to describe for me. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. There is a wonderful sort of aftertaste which reminds me of nuts. I would recommend drinking this chilled, but for cold weather drinking by a fire with a snack tray while watching TV or a movie. 4.5/5.0. I almost gave this one straight 5's, but it is not what I would drink normally, so I was conservative in my rating. Cheers!
12-20-2012 00:22:35 | More by illuminutteh
Redhook Eisbock 28 from Redhook Ale Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.