EKU 28 - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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BA SCORE
88
very good

636 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 43
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of SayBoom
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of gaord
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of smakawhat
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. CRUNCH, what the hell? Friggin bottle lip cracks when I open it!! First strained it slowly a little bit into the glass. Took one whiff... yikes... well so much for that idea. Grabbed another glass and poured it into that one.

Great light looking doppel. Perfect caramel red with a slapping sound coming out of the bottle though. Faint tan head barely a finger, but manage to keep a good sized collar.

Real nice light aroma. Seems small, but a waffery toffee angle that is really nice. Mild sensing clove and great spicy hints of nutmeg and clove. Soft, but hints towards a much lighter beer it seems.

Took just a few sips, all that needed. Great tasting notes of black licorice and anisette all over. Light bodied a little wet slightly, but malts still manage to coat all over. Light toffee aromas get bigger with repeated sips. Real light carbonation as well but with a hint of fizz though, and some toffee richness.

Overall a real interesting doppel, too bad I couldn't drink much of it. One rinse of the bottle and found a giant shard in the bottom.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; bronze - SRM approx. 18; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 3 finger khaki head that receded to a thin cap; nice Belgian lacing, but it didn't last long;

S: brown sugar, dark fruit, a little yeast; not getting much in the way of hops;

t: bran muffin with raisins; rich; alcohol warming comes through at the finish; a little bitterness at the end;

M; a little syrupy; moderate carbonation;

O: really easy to drink, which at 11% ABV, is sort of scary;

Photo of Kyrojack
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Srecko
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Amsterdallas
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of BrewUSA
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 91/100

Wow, I thought this was delightful... Maybe some of this is because I had zero expectation or hype. Still, has a really nice rich and hardy bock flavor. Yet at 11% it is rather easy to drink. If you see this it's worth a pick up~

Photo of jaimenavarrog
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Pens1967
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of kplooki
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DaveStewartBrown
5/5  rDev +26.9%

EKU 28 has really become one of my new favorites. I enjoy a strong, challenging beer at times but not something that will give me a headache.

If you see an EKU 28 grab 1 or 2. It will put you DOWN! It's a really tranquilizing beer, but clean, so no headaches or other unwanted side effects. It can be a little pricey but worth every penny. It has so many rich flavors. Dark, earthy fruit notes seem to push forward the most, but this is not a sweet beer necessarily. The flavor intensifies as it warms in the glass, and the last sip tends to be divine in my opinion. Drink from a chalice or even wine glass for sure. The color is a decadent rouge/ molasses.

Photo of kguard
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Dougology
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Photo of EdwardK77
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Kirbyhorton
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Samp01
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
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).

Photo of rudabegga9
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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EKU 28 from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
88 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.