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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

827 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 67
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-23-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

brandon911, Sunday at 04:47 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

stumac, Saturday at 09:38 PM
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark mahogany color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to nearly nothing after a few minutes

S: A bit of syrupy sweetness along with dark fruits and a deep maltiness. Some caramel, toffee, and molasses all provide the base for the deep malty/syrupy notes. Alcohol nowhere to be found

T: Starts off with a deep complexity. Notes of molasses, caramel, dark fruits (including, but not limited to, cherries, figs, and raisins) come through with a wave of mellow sweetness. A nice woody note breaks up the sweetness. Finishes with a range of fruitiness and very light sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not as syrupy as expected, which is a plus

O: Very nice and complex with plenty of different notes. Everything seems a little intensified because of the freezing process, which of course makes sense. Definitely gets me interested in other beers in the style (even if some people consider it a pseudo style because of the freeze distillation and thus not even a true beer)

BEERMILER12, Oct 22, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

casadebia, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

EdwardK77, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

YobroitsJoe, Oct 10, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +17.2%

Shveta, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Hellpop65, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

clausr, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Jame515, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/23/2012. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, brown bread, cherry, raisin, prune, fig, light chocolate, and toast/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and dark fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, cherry, plum, fig, light chocolate, and toast/yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, cherry, plum, fig, light chocolate, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and dark fruit flavors; with a great malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent eisbock style. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 27, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +13.8%

WoostaBia, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

xacidx, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

oline73, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Terickson, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

wrightst, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a super deep mahogany color that is bordering on black. Upon pouring there is a small tan colored head that fades over about a two minute time frame to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and some foam islands on the surface of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is huge of a dark fruit smell with tons of dark cherry, plum, fig, and grape. Along with these dark fruit and sweet smells are some of sweet smells of molasses. A good showing of roasted malt and toasted grain as well as a very strong booziness being there as well producing a quite dark and robust aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a thick and sweet dark fruit flavor of cherry, plum, and prune. The sweeter fruit, which create a heavy base flavor for the brew, are also joined by some tastes of caramel and molasses. There is a good showing of a roasted malt flavor upfront which ends up getting slightly stronger as the taste moves to the end. As the taste moves beyond the middle of the profile, a little bit of an herbal and earthy flavor joins the tongue, but these remain relatively light throughout. Some toasted grainy flavors come more toward the end of the taste and are joined by some flavors of cocoa and even more molasses. With a light rummy boozed flavor coming to the tongue at the very end, one is left with a super dark and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thick and chewy with a very light level of carbonation. For the style and the big sweet and dark flavors of the brew the feel is spot on, making for one enjoyable slow sipper.

Overall – This is a very nice Eisbock with tons of sweetness and a good roastedness. A rather tasty and big sweet brew.

Darkmagus82, Sep 15, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +15.3%

JamieDuncan, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Review according to BJCP 2008 guidelines (style 5D). AROMA: strong malt aroma with some notes of dried plum and alcohol. APPEARANCE: dark brown with average retention due to high alcohol content. ivory colored head. TASTE: very rich sweet malt flavour with notes of dried grapes. smooth alcohol presence with a finish of malt and alcohol. PALATE: full smooth body with a bit of alcohol warmth. medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a very strong, full and enjoyable Eisbock. Recommended.

titvs, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

ColdWaffles, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

saeh, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

kylehay2004, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

fountainofyouth, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pours the color of molasses with a thin head that quickly settles
S: Wow. Raisin, cherry, bourbon, molasses; aromatic and complex
T: Raisin, molasses, cherry, brown sugar
M: Full-bodied, a bit viscous
O: This is one to sit and sip slowly. Nice complexities and very flavorful; recommended

ONUMello, Sep 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

JmillX45, Aug 27, 2014
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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
92 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.