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EKU 28 - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

618 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 43
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A super-strong Bock, but not an Eisbock.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Good flavor for a strong beer. Purchased at Cadoro in Italy.

Dougology, Today at 07:42 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

EdwardK77, Oct 06, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Kirbyhorton, Oct 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Hellpop65, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark cloudy amber with a small fizzy head. Aroma is of caramel malt, fruity, yeast and a bit of dark cherry essence mixed in. Taste is sweet caramel malt, fruity, yeast, maybe some toffee and a kind of sweet sherry alcohol flavor and hops bitterness. Palate is full, rich and fairly smooth body, with good carbonation. Finish the same as taste. Alcohol seems to be well hidden, but comes thru more as it warms up. Overall seems a bit strong for a doppelbock, not bad ( if sipped accordingly).

Samp01, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

rudabegga9, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Terickson, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

wrightst, Sep 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

saeh, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%

Appearance: Pours with a dark orange color. Minimal head even on an aggressive pour. Active carbonation is very low.

Smell: Syrupy toffee jumps at the drinker. Amber malts, caramelized sugars, and fresh baked rye bread are potent on the body. Sinister dark fruits and some bright yet balanced spices really add some kick on the back end.

Taste: Waves of robust, juicy amber malts with accents of toffee, cacao nibs, and earthy grains blast the palate immediately. Caramel, sweet yet rounded sugars, and bountiful creamy malts grow and shine on the body. The alcohol is menacing and adds an edge to this beer which only helps accentuate everything going on with this brew. Finish is decadent toffee and grains.

Mouthfeel: I won't say the body is thin, but the alcohol and sharp biting flavors and textures are unique for a doppelbock. Carbonation is fitting for this style beer.

Overall: I would describe this as a mean, vicious interpretation of the style. Many others are much maltier with darker fruit character, but this one is menacing and will knock you off balance. With all that being said it is scary drinkable and a real treat.

KFBR392, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Rahjr, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

hypnotoad1, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Rafreaky, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Synapstic, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

atrocity, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

blueguy10168, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of nicholas2121
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

EKU 28 brewed by Kulmbacher Brauerei AG with an ABV of 11%. This brew is marketed as a malt liquor. This brew pours out a dark caramel amber color with a small white head. EKU 28 is a filtered brew you can see right though it. The smell is rich with sweetness and caramel. You pick up on some grains in this brew. Not a bad brew so far. The taste is sweet with some grains. There is a slight bitterness to this brew. but nothing over powering. I'm guess the brew get it sweetness from the high ABV. This brew goes down smooth with no bad after taste. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. Kulmbacher Brauerei AG did a nice job with this brew. This brew is nicely balance with a high high ABV. The high ABV is it is not notable in this brew, goes down smooth and clean. This brew is better than what I was expecting. I will get this brew again.

nicholas2121, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

parintele, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

BierStein711, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Xzfgiimtsath, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

patre_tim, Jun 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Geevers71, Jun 22, 2014
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EKU 28 from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
88 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.