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Urbock 23° - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
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 +4.5%

01-06-2014 16:23:15 | More by JoeG
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-27-2013 18:18:42 | More by BarryMFBurton
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
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 -2.5%

12-19-2013 18:35:30 | More by BILF
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3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
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 +11.4%

12-07-2013 17:14:55 | More by BillRoth
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-28-2013 03:16:14 | More by GreatBloomer
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-20-2013 22:59:14 | More by pipinmalikonj
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-10-2013 13:30:36 | More by dcmchew
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

11-10-2013 08:55:47 | More by Bendulum
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice gold color. Not much head, but there was some active carbonation. A nice fruit like smell, citrus fruit with a hint of sweetness. I can't really describe the taste other than I liked it. The beer had a thick texture like cream. I felt a little alcohol warmth.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 02:38:59 | More by deg
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-04-2013 00:52:06 | More by jaydoc
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

11-04-2013 00:50:24 | More by Gregwa
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-02-2013 16:01:17 | More by jaycar06
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-01-2013 01:46:31 | More by brandonld23
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-13-2013 18:57:48 | More by TR0219
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-24-2013 00:44:50 | More by Exeter
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-05-2013 16:25:05 | More by ronin926
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3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes, had this at the brewery tour out of their long stemmed snifter

L golden red, no foam

A banana, alcohol, honey, fruity

T sweet, some bitterness, alcoholic

F fine carbonation, medium heavy body, oily

O nice beer for food pairing, definitely a slow sipper

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 19:32:24 | More by safaricook
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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11,2 Fl. OZ. bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It pours a clear golden color with three fingers of off-white head.

S - It smells like a malt bomb. I get some huge malty sweetness.

T - It is not the sweet mess that I expected. Don't get me wrong, this is all malt, but it is not super sweet as the smell indicates.

M - Medium and smooth.

O - If you do not like hops, you will probably like this beer. Hell, it's almost like an English barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 20:24:43 | More by buschbeer
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Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-01-2013 14:33:49 | More by Vsarmatov
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-19-2013 16:24:00 | More by jonmikel
Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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