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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

794 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 65
Gots: 29 | 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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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-18-2014 03:16:53 | More by NYR_Rob
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KornWallace

New York

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date: 5/13/14
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Brown in color and tan in carbonation this beer pours with a thumb width head that quickly (And I do mean quickly) evaporates. We are left with a light carbonation ring that slightly hides the browning edges of the beer.
Aroma: A dark cherry syrup fruit flavor kicks us off and fruity scents of plums and even raspberries can be found in the background. An alcohol nose follows that resembles light rum. Malts are prominent in the aroma as well.
Flavor: The fruit flavors move from a syrupy aroma to a licorice flavor as the cherry is still at the front. The malt is toasted and gives the beer a nice body. The beer finishes with a light alcohol flavor that is deceptive considering the 9.2% ABV.
Mouthfeel: I find the beer to be less syrupy then other eisbocks that I have tried. But it clearly follows the style. Medium in body light in carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 21:52:19 | More by KornWallace
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

05-10-2014 16:15:28 | More by henryclay_
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-08-2014 17:51:36 | More by HuntDaddy540
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbery pilsner style glass.

Classic doppelbock color, if perhaps a little less red and intense. Deep mahogany brown, capped with a nice thick creamy and fluffy tan head. Minimal retention as it does subside, but it does rise quite nicely off the pour.

Great aroma. Spiced dark burnt clove a bit and milk chocolate. Large herbality on this almost a sense of fresh sage and brandy dipped cherry fruit aromas as well. Just really nice, more emphasis on hot aromatics than thick malt backbone of a typical doppelbock.

The palate is wonderfuly light cream flavored and slightly thick, but not boozy or syrupy. A big rush of milk chocolate hits, followed by a nice mix of creamy textures that hint and bring out a good mix of vanilla flavor. Ice cream sundae rich. There's just a touch of playful carbonation in the front of the tongue, but nothing that takes away from the experience. Very subtle warmth, hits the stomach with some good sensing schapps character but nowhere near a boozy rush.

Has a moderate malt richness, but makes up for it in creamy flavors of vanilla and chocolate that make it a trip for a hot sundae. Surprisingly also not much banana which would be right sometimes to style as with some doppels I've had but this one eschews that ester which makes it more enjoyable for me. Drinks so easily, wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 21:53:23 | More by smakawhat
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-04-2014 16:19:32 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle marked 2249362 at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt
Head average (4 cm), light brown, creamy with some rocks, rapidly diminishing to a 2 mm ring and 1 mm layer.
Virtually no lacing
Body dark brown, clear
Flavor predominantly malt, very sweet, with some hints of date (?) or fig (?). NO hops noted and the alcohol is well hidden until the stomach afterburn. No diacetyl.
Palate is medium to full, creamy, with soft carbonation.

Overall, a good example of the eisbock style, very easy to drink. Thank you Shelton Brothers for importing yet another excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 11:52:46 | More by Ozzylizard
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-29-2014 15:57:19 | More by atrocity
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-17-2014 17:42:48 | More by Whiskeydeez
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-11-2014 02:50:57 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Tone

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 3/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of yeast, alcohol, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, slight caramel malt, hint of syrup, hint of hop, and. Fits the style of a Eisbock. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, alcohol, yeast, slight caramel malt, slight hop, and hint of pale malt. Overall, malt-centric, balanced, the alcohol warms to a pleasing degree, and another good brew from Kulmbacher.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 14:21:55 | More by Tone
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

04-02-2014 03:23:53 | More by Rick778
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ZCW

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-23-2014 16:20:35 | More by ZCW
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BSuter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-18-2014 14:49:52 | More by BSuter
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-16-2014 11:32:06 | More by Fettpopps
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-14-2014 03:53:25 | More by BYOFB
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BoulderBarrovecchio

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is Korbinian with a slightly better mouthfeel. I just can't get into the dark fruit doppelbocks anymore, and this one is par for the course, ho-hum doppelbock. Taste isn't very exciting, nothing different vs. Korbinian or Celebrator, and this is an Eisbock with a relatively low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 02:49:42 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-10-2014 02:03:23 | More by lupercmda
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brianmandell

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-04-2014 02:58:04 | More by brianmandell
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.

A - Beautiful brown, foamy head. Rich black color.

S - Dark fruits, syrup.

T - A tad sweeter than Aventinus, but many of the same dark fruit and malty tastes. Slight sugary taste, maybe more to brown sugar.

M - A tad thin, but nothing too off-putting.

O - This is a solid and tasty eisbock. Not as good as Aventinus but who cares? It's still enjoyable and worth seeking out if you're in the mood for this style.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 00:50:07 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-03-2014 23:13:43 | More by Juice-O
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-28-2014 22:27:45 | More by sabitu
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -15%

02-28-2014 22:22:06 | More by Jakep2021
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geaux750

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-25-2014 03:42:28 | More by geaux750
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-24-2014 13:46:19 | More by InspectorBob
Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
92 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.