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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
92
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871 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 69
Gots: 40 | 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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Ratings: 871 | Reviews: 570
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

Photo of gruss004
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Kulmbacher Eisbock has a very thick, beige head, thick lacing rings, and a clear, dark, ruby-brown appearance, with lots of rapid bubble streams. The aroma is of rich, dark-roasted barley malt, chocolate powder, cream, and a faint odor of coffee grounds. Taste is of very rich, sweet chocolate, chocolate powder, dark-roasted malt, dark fruit, brown bread crust, and there is a slight hop bitterness. The alcohol really shows itself here, especially as it warms down the throat. Mouthfeel is mostly medium and smooth, and Kulmbacher Eisbock finishes dry, sweet, and boozy. Overall, this is just fantastic, and I rate it world class! RJT

Photo of seedyone
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

06/19/13 At Rattle N Hum, NYC, from bottle. Very syrupy. On the malty side. Nice balance of sweet & bitter. seems to have a long aftertaste of strong coffee, Viennese style, strong, bitter, refined. Definitely a cold weather brew but since I've never come across it, now was the time. Grab one when you can. Superior drink but not for the faint of heart.

Photo of Franck
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Sugar cane and dark berries with hints of alcohol. Small traces of coffee beans.

Photo of Jetlag767
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Smooth, distant chocolate tones with a nice finish and a light lacy head.

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
92 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.