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Urbock 23° - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Urbock 23°Urbock 23°

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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-05-2001)
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Reviews by Ralphus:
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Ontario (Canada)

2.33/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Any time the label on a beer reads "..this beer is known as the Congac of beers" or "Champagne" or any other drink that's NOT beer - you know you're going to get something fairly poor. And surprise surprise..

Urbock 23 pours a little bit like fizzy pee. There's no head, lacing or any other staying of carbonation at the top of the beer, coupled with the colour of apple juice makes it receive a poor grade. Anyone giving it a good rating is probably drunk.

In the smell we have some white wine. That's about it.

The taste is big sweetness and malt up front which then transitions to a long drawn out finish comprised of alcohol. There's nothing interesting here at all. No balance and certainly not any complexity.

It's not often I consider a drain pour but this one qualifies.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 02:10:03 | More by Ralphus
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-23-2014 00:16:49 | More by Grinky
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-13-2014 17:50:19 | More by Synapstic
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with no haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy white foam but didn't stick around particularly long.

Smell: rich malt with rather a bit of sweetness and a little bit of fruity, boozy character. I like it.

Taste: rich malt with plenty of sweetness, although it's not cloyingly sweet which can happen. There's a hint of dankness and a little bitterness toward the end. Not a bad doppelbock.

Mouthfeel: rich body with a good enough carbonation to yield a satisfying mouthfeel. I like it quite a bit.

Overall: tasty, and drinkable enough for its strength. It doesn't have enough interesting character to be truly outstanding, but it's a well-enough wrought beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 23:29:50 | More by flagmantho
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-09-2014 02:46:45 | More by KAF
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-06-2014 15:41:31 | More by Latarnik
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-03-2014 17:10:38 | More by blueguy10168
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3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Buckeyeboy brought this back from Austria... I am sure I have had it before, but am surprised to see no rating.... soooo, here it is.

Pours a clear orange... no real lacing... nose is fruity malt extract, not nearly as clean as most doppelbocks.. sweet and very boozy.

Flavor mirrors the aroma... sweet with something that reminds me of apricot.. cloying malt with no balance at all... one dimensional and not even remotely to my doppelbock liking anymore.

Body is surprisingly not that thick, but the carbonation is lighter than it should be leading to a sorta clinging mouthfeel.

Thanks Jeremy, but I remember this one being better.


Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 07:13:52 | More by JohnGalt1
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-09-2014 01:16:02 | More by ScottWestmaas
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Russian Federation

5/5  rDev +39.3%

05-26-2014 14:01:38 | More by Gottesverachter
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-23-2014 13:38:25 | More by sebaastionb
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-13-2014 03:49:30 | More by Bstrickler
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-12-2014 01:38:53 | More by Georgiabeer
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

04-17-2014 22:44:39 | More by tedho21
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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light copper color with a practically no head.
Nice malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, caramels and a bit of wood.
Sweet slightly toasted malt flavor with notes of caramel, nuts, a bit of cognac, apple puree, light herbal, red wine, chocolate and plums. Mildly dry aftertaste.
Light closer to medium body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 9.6% abv is superbly well hidden, impressive.
I usually don’t like very sweet malty beers, but this is actually a pleasant sipper. Last time I had it was almost 2 years ago, this was felt much better, and probably was not the beer that changed...

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 02:34:56 | More by FLima
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-16-2014 02:37:13 | More by swoopdog
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-03-2014 19:06:34 | More by Aewachiw
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-02-2014 21:27:33 | More by ToddHolder
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-27-2014 06:39:12 | More by jeiiVP
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-24-2014 00:04:22 | More by RockinRob925
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-22-2014 15:14:46 | More by Oidmoe
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-21-2014 02:07:12 | More by Shatter
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Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-09-2014 19:04:16 | More by Chemister
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United Kingdom (England)

4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A clear pale copper with a small head.

S: Metallic. Can't smell much else but I am outdoors.

T: Syrup and rumness. It's sweet and tastes much like an English barley wine with a slightly lagery grain flavour. It's nice and sticky. The sweetness is perfect. Lots of that alcoholic lacquer flavour. Almost no fruit character.

O: Not overly complex but still delicious and I can't believe all the low ratings.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 08:19:18 | More by Hoppsbabo
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New York

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep golden color with good clarity and fat creamy off white head that stays and stays. Nose is strong with malt richness and depth. Like ribbons of scent from malt but nothing burnt or roasted. Just sweet. No hops on the nose but a nice light fruitiness. Sheeting lace that slides back into the ring and alcohol legs. Some grape like sweetness. A bit of sweet chocolate comes forward shyly as it warms. The fruit on the nose is a mere grapey sweetness. Light and bright. Taste is heavenly delight. Rich sweet malt unfolds on the palate. Light chocolate, clean tastes and a grape like sweetness that includes a bit of sweet raisin type depth. Toasty but nothing burnt. No hop flavor until the very end where it finishes with a timid bitter and a little more of that chocolate to linger in the aftertaste. Medium full body, smooth and wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 14:54:03 | More by utopiajane
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Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
81 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.