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Urbock 23° - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.88%
Wants: 10
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-05-2001

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Ratings: 405 | Reviews: 292
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki bone colored that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but fairly strong.

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

This Austrian Doppelbock pours a clear, antique, gold with a tall white head that quickly vanishes leaving some moderate lacing on the glass. The smell is vaguely sherry like with little in the way of complexity. The same goes for the flavor, which, while pleasant enough, has no character from either the hops or malt. It's a sweet, very strong beer, no more or less. Medium body, sticky.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of tmzl
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of evilkalla
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving: Bottle into an ale glass.

A: Orange-yellow with a hint of a head on top. Fairly mild level of carbonation.

S: This one has a a strong, sweet malt smell to it. Makes my mouth water a little bit.

T: Tastes like a doppelbock on steroids. High maltiness up front with a significant alcohol taste to it. A little hop bitterness thrown in. High on the booze flavor though. Not really my favorite.

M: A little on the thicker side but ok feel in the mouth. Decent level of carbonation.

D: The booziness to this one really hurts the drinkability. Almost makes me think I'm chugging a mixed drink. Not my favorite.

Photo of jlindros
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades semi quickly over crystal clear honey orange colored beer.

Nose brings plenty of wheats, some malts with that, a bit of a metallic aroma, light sweet syrups, bit of booze, hints of banana and fruits.

Taste starts with a sweet malty taste, lots of wheats almost wheat wine tasting, sweet syrups with a bit of a light molasses, fairly sweet with some light boozy tastes, a bit of an earthy bitterness too, quite a bit of banana and some fruits, a touch of a spicy taste, hint of metallic taste too. FInish brings a lot more spicy and little earthy hops for quite a bit of a bitter taste, which seems to contrast the rest of the beer, the two sharp flavors don't play well in this one.

Mouth is a little heavier bodied with decent carbonation and some warming and tingly booze.

Drink is meh, pretty heavy drinking, big body, some warming and tingly booze, and the sharp contrast in flavors from sweet syrupy wheat wine to bitter spicy pale hop flavors seems to play not so well.

Photo of rvdoorn
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this beer from a friend who brought it from Austria. The beer pours a clear, golden orange colour with almost no head. Lacing disappears completely while drinking.

Smell: Oak, grain, orange zest, sweet apple, honey and some vanilla. It reminds me a bit of some barley whines. Quite complex.

Taste: Sweet apple, honey, strong grain, plenty of oak in there, dark fruits and alcohol. The aftertaste is long, grainy,with stong alcohol, slightly bitter with some hints of oak

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation. Although the beer has a high ABV, the beer is easy to drink.

Overall: a beer with a unique taste. Overall maybe a bit too sweet for my pellet. Although the alcohol is relatively well hidden, after the beer warms up a bit, it becomes way too dominant. Conclusively, a couple of nips of this beer ok, but drinking a whole glass of this beer is a bit too much.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear dark golden color with a half-inch white head that goes away quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma is sweet and malty, it smells like caramel and bready malt, toffee, apples and honey. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, except that there is some booze noticable, and there's also a slight bitter herbal taste in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit sticky and creamy with moderate carbonation. The drinkability is decent enough, it's not hard to drink. Overall I think this is a decent brew, but there are other dopplebocks I like more than this one. But it is worth a try.

Photo of Docrock
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - light copper color, almost no head whatsoever.

S - malt aroma almost overpowering, caramel, and just a hint of yeast. The alcohol is clearly evident.

T - doesnt taste like most Doppels I've had. lots of maltiness, maybe a touch of rum like flavor, but it doesnt taste balanced to me. it is sweet with minimal hop character.

M - it is smooth and mouth warming, but with no carbonation to speak of.

O - picked this up since I am a big Samichlaus fan, but this one left me wanting. a unique beer, but not sure if it fits the style so rated a bit lower due to that.

Photo of stulowitz
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured in a clean pilsner glass. No head retention whatsoever! Estery and yeasty aroma, caramel as well. Taste is intense, sort of stingy. It is sweet, very sweet, but thats how it's supposed to be. Too syrupy for my taste. Warm and enjoyable on the way down.

Mouthfeel, like the taste is a bit syrupy. This is a fun sipping beer, although one has to be in a special mood. I can see this pairing well with a desert, like fresh peaches or some other fresh fruit. It is so sweet it is hard to finish one bottle!

This beer, for me, fun as it may be, is not as fulfilling as a trappist tripel og a nice DIPA.

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Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
81 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.