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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Ratings: 837
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 70
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
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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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4.15/5  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.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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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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4/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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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.

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
92 out of 100 based on 837 ratings.