Urbock 23° - Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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United Kingdom (England)
4.21/5 rDev +17.3%
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.
01-22-2014 08:19:18 | More by Hoppsbabo
3.79/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
01-16-2014 14:54:03 | More by utopiajane
United Kingdom (England)
2.78/5 rDev -22.6%
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.
01-14-2014 19:30:43 | More by BlackHaddock
3.46/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
01-09-2014 21:04:25 | More by tmzl
3.79/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
12-21-2013 20:40:08 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.96/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
12-14-2013 19:35:06 | More by OtherShoe2
4/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
11-06-2013 02:38:59 | More by deg
Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
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