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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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836 Ratings

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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 70
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website

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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4.3/5  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.

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4.76/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of titvs
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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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

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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
92 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.