Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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Reviews by Quaffer:
3.83/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle with a freaky, prismatic label very different from the one shown here. In case you were wondering, this beer is legendary (it says so right on the neck).
Appearance: This beer looked very dark in the glass. When held up to the light, to was a crystal clear, deep red-brown color. It had a coarse tan head that rose up to two fingers with some effort on my part. It remained rough and coarse, dissipating quickly. No evidence of its prior existence was left behind.
Smell: Right after the pour and directly from the bottle, the smell was dominated by strong raisins and dates. Very thick smelling. After a couple of minutes in the glass, these aromas subsided somewhat and were joined my cherries, molasses, and brown sugar. There were notes of spice and alcohol underneath that kept the smell from being too "heavy." Maybe it's just the holiday season, but it reminded me of fruit cake at times.
Mouthfeel: This barely made it into the medium-bodied range. Slightly coating and smooth in the front of the mouth. A light tickle of carbonation was present on the back of the tongue.
Taste: Flavors of dark cherries, raisins, and molasses mirrored the aroma. A light burnt flavor hovered underneath. Some spirit-like alcohol came through in the middle. The finish and aftertaste were where the sweetness really developed, along with some light spices, but it never became too strong.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2005 20:37:26 | More by Quaffer
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant deep brown with garnet highlights and a frothy cream head that dissipates to minimal foam.
Molasses, treacle, dates, raisins, figs, and prunes form the aroma.
Flavor follows suit, with dark fruit balancing against toasted malt and a lightly bitter, tar finish. The balance is definitely sweet, but that dry finish prevents it from being cloying.
Body is full, with minimal carbonation. Alcohol warmth is surprisingly moderate.
The melanoidin character and deep esters really stand out and balance each other well.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 07:45:07 | More by barczar
Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
92 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.