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EKU 28 - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

604 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 38
Gots: 26 | 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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sfoley333

Brazil

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Havent had on of these is some while so decided to pick up one at Ports bottle shop. Poured into delirium tremens glass. Pours a clear copper color with a finger size head that fades rather quickly to leave traces of foam and lacing. Smell is mixture of bannana, apple, carmel, and alcohol. The taste is great, with carmel apple flavors almost like a jolly rancher. While there is a little heat, it is hidden very well all the same. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a medium body and slight stickness. For the style a great drinking eisbock but this one can make for a rough night if not careful.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 03:57:35 | More by sfoley333
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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.

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A: crystal clear, tawny liquid... finger width of cap on the pour, dies to a misty cap... seriously looks like a decrepitly aged, oxidead whiskey with a spitty collar

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EKU 28 from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
88 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.