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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

824 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 66
Gots: 31 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

SavageHopHead, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

4DAloveofSTOUT, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Latarnik, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

archero, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

afsdan, May 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

NYR_Rob, May 18, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

KornWallace, May 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

smakawhat, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

monkeybeerbelly, May 04, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Ozzylizard, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

RyanTheLion13, Apr 11, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Tone, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Rick778, Apr 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

ZCW, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

BSuter, Mar 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

BYOFB, Mar 14, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

BoulderBarrovecchio, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

lupercmda, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

brianmandell, Mar 04, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Beer-A-Lot, Mar 04, 2014
Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
92 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.