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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

864 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 67
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TXHops on 04-03-2003

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.59/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very malt, not my bag

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks ROBD for giving me a bottle of this. It's been way too long since I've reviewed German beer and even longer for this classic style. Jump right into this beast.

A- Poured from the slender 11.2oz bottle into a snifter with a deep brown body where red hues escape at the edges. A tall, thick and frothy head builds up and displays good retention. Lacing is a bit rare considering the cap but several webs and sheets are left.

S- Them dark fruits and lots of 'em. Intense layers of plum, raisin, fig and red grape come off the top only leaving room for hints of dark crystallized sugars, apple, rum and clean alcohol.

T- Once again the ringmaster is the fruit esters. Prune, plum, figs, raisins and grapes all come to mind with apples secondary to the darker things. Complimenting that is a sweetness derived from deeply caramelized malts. Avoids being overly sweet.

MF- Robust and thick bodied overall with a decadent and chewy creaminess; it really feels like a cushion on the palate. High end carbonation leads this texture on and it finishes with an appropriate medium warmth.

A beast and true to the style. Perhaps a bit more malt flavor would be nice as the fruits are dominant but would I purchase this in the future? Surely.

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of utopiajane
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivyman
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arherring
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hallertau
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chico1985
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat of an infamous beer in my mind. Kind of the lower-octane runner-up to Aventinus for German eisbocks.

A - Deep brownish-red color with a nice clarity when held to the light. A tan head of a couple fingers forms, eventually falling to a mostly-full cap.

S - Big German maltiness in the form of molasses, bread, raisin, grains, slight earthy tones, general bockness. Unfortunately pretty faint.

T - Dark fruit and molasses dominate the most with roast and some light smokiness balancing out the sweetness nicely. Brown sugar, some herbal hops. Reminiscent of a doppelbock.

M - Very smooth and rich feel, lots of big chewy malt, surprisingly high and pleasant carbonation, some alcohol warmth.

O - In some ways I prefer this to Aventinus Eisbock just because it's so smooth and easy-going, but in comparison this lacks in the flavor department. Good flavors and balance going on but just feels kinda muted/plain.

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fastwalker19
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my New Belgium Globe chalice. 2351202 indicated on the back label. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a loose, half inch, off-white head that dissipates towards the shoulders leaving a soapy slick in the center. Nose is quite rich - vinous notes and cocoa. Taste follows nose; however, it comes off a bit duller. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even carbonation and a light acidity. Not sure that I've ever had an eisbock at this point; however, I found this beer decent but a bit lackluster.

Photo of Kmhall
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DocCajun
4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional beer. Not overly complex flavor but sometimes, that's a good thing. But the flavor is sharp and just REALLY good. Thanks to the Germans for this happy mistake of a beer

Photo of misternebbie
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spikester
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a huge long lasting tan head. Good amount of lace on the sides. Aroma is dark malt toasted brown bread some herbal hops. Taste starts off sweet with the mocha maybe some brown sugar or molasses. There is a fair hop bitterness that helps reduce the sweetness on the back of the tongue. The flavors expand as the liquid warms bringing out the fruitier aspects like a bit of plums. Mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation.
The finish is semi dry and s the sweetness fades there is a light bitterness that lasts for a few minutes. Overall a tasty and satisfying beer that will surely leave a lasting impression. I would have rated this higher but I suspect I bought a fairly old example that was warm on the shelf and exposed to in store lighting. No bad flavors to report just slightly subdued flavor from what I was expecting. There is possibly a bottled on date but it was just numerical and not readily decoded.

Photo of Amstaffs
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
92 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.