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Urbock 23° - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 18.16%

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Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-05-2001)
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Reviews by xymyl:
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3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper/gold color with a fast retreating white head.

Aroma had a general highland single malt Scotch quality to it, some caramel, some peppery, spicy, and fruity notes.

Dominating the flavor profile is the somewhat unnatural (but not bad) caramel that seemed to come from too long or too hot of a boil, the alcohol is at first overpowered by the malt, but then it warms up at the finish, there is a honey/straw quality and some real fruitiness, orange zest and baked apples or something along those lines buried beneath the sweetness.

Overall: A medium bodied beer, on the verge of cloying but not quite, rather enjoyable, but there are better things cheaper out there. I generally prefer a darker Doppelbock. Not very complex, but not totally one dimensional. The sweetness is hidng a couple good flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 21:40:16 | More by xymyl
More User Reviews:
Photo of FLima


3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +25.7%

03-16-2014 02:37:13 | More by swoopdog
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-03-2014 19:06:34 | More by Aewachiw
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-02-2014 21:27:33 | More by ToddHolder
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-27-2014 06:39:12 | More by jeiiVP
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-24-2014 00:04:22 | More by RockinRob925
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
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 +5.9%
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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United Kingdom (England)

2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

330ml Bottle: BBD 05/2014. Poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 14th Jan 2014.

Looks a typical lager/pilsner with a deep orange hue to it's golden body, the wispy white head departed before it arrived, which always annoys me greatly: so not a good start. I don't think I've ever had a light coloured Doppelbock before so I can't really compare it to anything else.

Struggled at first to find any aromas: semi-sweet arrived though with honey hints to the fore as well a candy floss.

The taste was also sweet and again candy floss and honey came to mind. It was difficult to really like to be honest: too strong in alcohol for it's own good and it doesn't try to hide it very well.

A strange one to call: nothing bad at all, but I'll never have another one.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 19:30:43 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours with average fizzy foam, fast retention, tiny bubbles. Clear, golden with a bit of amber hue. Fair amount of lacing and light carbonation. Good looking lager.

Smell: Honey, propolis, sugar cane, burned sugar. Some spice and wood. Very light fruity aroma for yeast. Alcohol well hidden. Smells like a huge sugar bomb.

Taste: And it is. Honey, medium/heavy sugar cane, burned sugar middle. The taste is all malt. Small spike of bitter and alcohol towards the end. Light bitterness stays with you for a while. Bitterness is mostly from sugar, wood, like chestnut honey enhanced with alcohol. Also slightly metallic on some sips.

Mouthfeel: Fat medium, smooth. Low carbonation and some alcohol warming. Not an easy drink, would be hard to drink more than one.

Overall: Solid sugar bomb, but not my cup of tea. I didn't find this type of sugar particularly tasteful. But definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 21:04:25 | More by tmzl
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-06-2014 16:23:15 | More by JoeG
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-27-2013 18:18:42 | More by BarryMFBurton
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-21-2013 20:59:47 | More by MDM
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Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A "pale doppelbock" described as the cognac of the beer world on the label. It is indeed pale, a bright sparkly lemon drop yellow with around three inches of white foam. Aroma is intensely sweet and bready, with ample lager yeast character and green grape must. Palate does indeed evoke cognac a little but is of course much sweeter. Tastes of golden cake with icing, apples, a poppy seed nuttiness, and dried plums, esters and phenols abound with a pervasive mustiness that recalls white wine. Hops provide some additional fruit notes like gooseberry and some bitterness to the finish, which is more crisp, dry, and spicy than the initial sweetness would suggest. Boozy like many Belgian tripels and some of the other flavors go down this path as well, although this lager beer is much sweeter than the more attenuated Belgian ale. I like darker flavors in this style but this is worth sampling.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 20:40:08 | More by CalgaryFMC
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-19-2013 18:35:30 | More by BILF
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3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours light amber with a skim head that surprisingly stays in some form.

Aromas of sweet malt, vanilla, wood, sugared cherry, honey.

Rich malt and vanilla wood. Fruit, booze, which dissipates to mild bitterness intermingled with the sweetness of the malt. Some honey at the back end, with a little alcohol burn.

A little lighter in body than expected. Medium to medium full.

Very good. Drinkable, not a kick in the teeth in any area. I like the balance in this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 19:35:06 | More by OtherShoe2
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-07-2013 17:14:55 | More by BillRoth
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-28-2013 03:16:14 | More by GreatBloomer
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2013 19:41:23 | More by Ciocanelu
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-20-2013 22:59:14 | More by pipinmalikonj
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-10-2013 13:30:36 | More by dcmchew
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Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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