Urbock 23° - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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3.5/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
08-21-2014 02:54:40 | More by mnredsoxfan69
3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
07-09-2014 23:29:50 | More by flagmantho
3.29/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
06-29-2014 07:13:52 | More by JohnGalt1
3.7/5 rDev +3.1%
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...
03-30-2014 02:34:56 | More by FLima
Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
81 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.