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EKU 28 - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

EKU 28EKU 28

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BA SCORE
88
very good

581 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 15.82%


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.

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TheSarge

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The two things that surprised me about this beer: I bought this in a half liter can in France (could never find it in Germany), and it's not an Eisbock, though it's stronger than Kulmbacher's Eisbock. Anyhow, let's get to business, shall we?

Pours with a clear dark copper colored body, and has one finger thick of tan head with good lacing.

The smell is of sweet breads, cherry, and maybe even bourbon like aroma from the extra ethyl.

Immediately I get chocolate, but not so bitter like semisweet. I'm getting the sour presence of cherries, which cuts the bitterness. In the end there is a smack of herb.

Crisp and prickly upfront, as far as the mouth feel goes, and gives way to the warming alcohol effect.

Overall a good and a richly complex beer, with no cheap gimmicks to spike the beer bowl. Muy bien!

Serving type: can

08-23-2009 14:31:45 | More by TheSarge
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hope the street people don't find out about this beer lol. Pours a nice dark gold with decent head. The nose is all malt and a alcohol haze that serves as a warning. The first taste is malty big and hot with each sip coming easier with a decided smoothness considering the ABV. Compared to Giraffe, Faxe strong etc this is a well made beer that is pretty darn strong. I like that it comes in a can ( catch up beer lol)

Serving type: can

06-16-2007 01:32:36 | More by canucklehead
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a random pick at the LC the other day. I had no idea what this was, but now that I know it's an Eisbock, I'm really excited! 500ML can poured into a snifter. I'll be honest, I have really no experience with this style, I'm eager to start.

Beautiful pour! Deep, almost blood-red colour. Bubbles stick to the glass, nice carbonation, little head that subsides quickly but then reminds me of a glass of brandy. The nose is just chock full of wonderful dark fruity flavour. Plums and caramel, bready with a hint of alcohol. I could just sit here and smell this beer for a long time and be happy....

Taste is unbelievably heady with sweet malts, cherry, caramel, pleasantly alcoholic. Normally this might be a bit sweet for me, but the flavours feel so well balanced I can overlook that. Feels so heavy and thick in the mouth, creamy but not soft, great carbonation. If this wasn't so high in ABV, I could drink a few of these tonight. This is one classy beer, and if this is indicative of the style, bring more of these on!

Serving type: can

01-04-2006 03:50:04 | More by trevorwideman
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RacerX5k

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was pretty sure this was similar to Samichlaus which I consider the best lager in the world and one of the best beers I've had. That was also the beer that got me started in craft and extreme beers when an olde school Lager drinker (yes that's Yuengling Lager of course) years ago Googled "strongest lager in the world" ... So yes I knew I would like this.

Pours clear lots of bubbles shiny penny beautiful color, nicely carbonated, little head that doesn't hang around long, doesn't have to. Big malts aroma, notes of apples and pears, nutty and even a little mint. Aroma really hangs out for a good 1/2 hour after the bottle is done. Taste follows the aroma, very spicy but not annoyingly spicy, especially since I generally do not care for spiced beers. Very similar in look, smell and taste to world class Samichlaus. Great mouthfeel, alcohol is present but does not detract at all.

Wow what a treat this was. Grab couple more this weekend if still available at a very reasonable $3.50 per. Yesterday was an amazing lager day, I had this before dinner, Lager with Capone's excellent $.25 hot wings followed by a 16 oz Troegenator. You can really taste the similarities in all 3 beers, differing with the ABV of course. Someday I will have to do these 3 and a Samichlaus in ABV order. Going to Lagertown.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 18:53:24 | More by RacerX5k
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BoulderBarrovecchio

Pennsylvania

1.79/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

After the high ratings, I was really looking forward to this one. Wow was I disappointed. Smell was artificial bananas and some nuts, taste was straight rough alcohol. Not subtle at all, and there wasn't anything else there. Really wondering what happened here, Kulmbacher is now 0 for 2 in my book.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 03:08:10 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
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dcmchew

Romania

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper, low white lacing, sticky.
Rich malty smell, caramelised biscuits, butter, hazelnuts, dried dark fruit and alcohol.
Sweet syrupy malts, with caramel and honey. Dry dates, apple, plums and mild citrus bring a nice fruitiness to the balance. Some floral notes too. Mild spice. German hoppy finish.
Alcohol is the star here. It isn't too subtle, but it fits well with the malts, creating a great cognac/brandy taste. (Almost) low carbonation, oily, perfect to sip.
Surprisingly good, thought this would be just a bad boozy beer, but it's actually quite a treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 18:42:24 | More by dcmchew
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glass_house

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tall footed goblet. Paired with kielbasa, sauerkraut, and pierogies.

Pours a bright, clear, medium copper-brown with ruby highlights and one finger of cream-colored head that quickly disappears. Almost no lacing. Assuming that is due to age, as I suspect this has been on the shelf awhile. However, that doesn't seem to have affected the aroma. Ripe bananas, brown sugar, dark toast, and spiced rum get my taste buds excited.

The nose doesn't lie. Big sweet ripe fruit, dark bread, and a slight alcohol heat are most notable on the tongue. A caramel-maple candied apple comes to mind. There is enough earthy bitterness (think unsweetened black tea) to balance things out. The texture is full and creamy, and despite the apparent age there is just enough carbonation to keep things crisp.

Excellent doppelbock that is on the sweeter side with a complex array of flavors. The alcohol makes it a sipper for sure. Perfect for an after dinner drink, but I found it to pair quite well with a salty German dish like kielbasa and sauerkraut.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 00:37:53 | More by glass_house
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this has been a shelf turd of the highest order, and now i am frustrated that it has! such a dynamic and delicious beer, like a german better version of the less harvest stuff. it pours clear honey amber color, dense looking but clean, not much head after a few seconds. the nose is particularly sweet, like caramelized sugars and taffy. nutty too in nose and taste as well, earthy under all that sweet malt, and the alcohol content is as well hidden as it possibly could be. what i lover here is the buttery malt finish with a hint of dry hay and summertime air, even though this works exquisitely in winter, its magically rich and filling, dense body without a much fizz, but its not missing, it drinks like a brandy and improves with temperature. at under 4 bucks a bottle, i am amazed this is still around, pure market ignorance as far as im concerned, i will be buying this frequently as long as the weather stays cold.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 05:03:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My 400th review!
Poured into a tulip glass. Recommended by the owner of Hop City, Atlanta.

A: Clear amber, very light white head that dissipated fast. Not much lacing.

S: A nice flurry of malts and alcohol rushes in. That 11% is anxious to break out.

T: Bourbon-y, malty, sweet, with a great apricot backbeat. Alcohol takes over fast. This one's a definite sipper.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: A terrific doppelbock. Drinks more like a bourbon barrel ale. Would go well with a cigar. Share with friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 01:40:44 | More by brewskifan55
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Clear, dark copper color; poured with a large, relatively long lived off white head.

s: Caramel, taffy(?), perfumed alcohol, jammy fruit, and a malty kind of chocolate.

t: This hide its elevated abv pretty well, but it still comes across as bigger doppelbock. Moderately sweet caramel, sugary fruit preserves, and a little chocolate as well. A little booze on the exhale.

m: Silky smooth.

o: Not quite top tier, but I would buy this again. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 00:54:23 | More by DIM
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Doesn't pour up much head and doesn't have any retention at all. The head is a gritty off-white (almost oatmeal) while the body is a medium amber which has notes of pale amber when held up to the light. No lacing at the moment.

Nose- Subtle but quite complex. The subtlety makes it difficult to pick out different aromas but there are many different ones to this beer. Raisins, chocolate, and cocoa are the biggest notes but there is also a healthy amount of grain and cereal to point of being brown bread. Brown sugar, molasses, faint smoke that almost suggests tobacco and leather. Some caramel. Hope the palate reflects all this. Swirling shows a sour note that suggests rye bread.

Taste- Starts off with raisin which quickly moves into brown sugar and molasses. Much more presence than the nose with almost as much complexity. Definite brown bread (but not so much basic grain or cereal) that has hints of leather which tends to get overwhelmed by a rush of banana and cloves. Wish some more of the chocolate were present instead of the finish of cloves which give the beer a slight astringency, especially when paired with the slight heat. Still a pretty good beer and one of the better doppelbocks that I've had. Ayinger is still my favorite though. Lots of spice which is mostly cloves but has some cinnamon and nutmeg.

Mouthfeel- Almost medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Some syrup to the texture. Carbonation may be a little too much.

Drinkability- Very drinkable for an 11% beer. Pretty interesting but, at points, the malt is a little too sweet for me. More phenolic character than I had expected.

Overall- Pretty good beer that is true to the style. If you like doppelbocks, you won't be disappointed. Possibly would repurchase this.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 07:51:15 | More by artoolemomo
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Considerably lighter in color than most beers of this style. Clear, deep copper body and topped with a semi-thick cream colored head. Nice lacing!

Aroma:
Quite sweet. Honey, syrup, caramel, and heavy malt are all present in the aroma.

Taste:
Almost as sweet as it smells - rich with malt and caramel and notes of honey. It's a pretty thick brew but is smooth with a fair amount of carbonation and as it starts to warm some rum-like spices start to reveal themselves. The alcohol is masked well, but does break through a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed this!

Mouthfeel:
This is a thick, full-bodied beer with a fair amount of carbonation. Supremely smooth and drinkable for being 11% ABV!

Overall:
I can sum this up nicely with one word... Wow! This is an incredible beer! Get it. Enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 02:56:54 | More by alphagnome
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brewery makes an eisbock I like so I bought a few of these to try. I don't like this like the eisbock.

It comes out that dirty light brown with a thin head and a boozy aroma. The taste is a typical boozy doppelbock. The malty subtleties are covered by the huge booze taste.

The aftertaste is a little better than the really bad examples of the style - it is less unpleasant.

I have to remember not to get this and stick to the eisbock.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 18:45:39 | More by schoolboy
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barczar

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant mahogany with a frothy cream head that dissipates rather quickly, lacing a thin layer of foam.

Rich melanoidins; buttery, nutty, sugary, with a touch of caramel, form the initial aroma. Toasted malt and a touch of alcohol fruitiness are evident.

Flavor is rich and malty, fairly sweet, but the finish is dry enough to prevent it from being cloying. Rummy, slightly fruity, with notes of raisins and fruitcake.

Body is thick, smooth, and syrupy, with modest carbonation and high alcohol warmth.

Very malt dominant beer, as it should be, with a high alcohol kick. Rich, but the toasted malt and hops keep it fairly in check. Just a bit hot.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 18:31:36 | More by barczar
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FLima

Brazil

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a beautiful Cognac color with a thin off white head with short retention.
Aroma of half way port wine half way brandy.
Fruity and sweet flavor, lots of cherries and plums, slightly burnt wood, honey and concentrated malt.
Numbing aftertaste with its residual taste.
Full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 11% is harmonic and warming.
Strong doppelbock, top notch for an almost sub style, a must for lovers of such. Low drinkability, hard to drink the whole bottle if you have something else lined up for the evening. Take it with time and water.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 14:35:50 | More by FLima
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper, small head

Aroma: very sweet, fig-like, hint of molasses

Taste: creamy, sweet, syrupy mouthfeel, dry hoppy finish, very strong; excellent sipping beer

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; please disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:42:03 | More by IchLiebeBier
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- Rust, copper with a minimal, but creamy yellow tan head. The glass becomes speckled all around with lacing. The calming after a good swirl reveals some legs, slowly running down the glass.

S- Caramel and dark drunken fruits. Booze is prominent.

T- Caramel, again, and quite a bit of booze. Not very well hidden, but it adds to the brandy-like feel of this beer.

M- Velvety thick, with very light carbonation. The finish is surprisingly clean, with just a shade of warmth from the alcohol. Not what I was expecting in the finish, and it makes it an easier (and more dangerous) drink.

O- This is unlike any German beer I have had. It has more attributes of a Belgian strong, with out the spiciness. It's a big big beer, which you don't see too much of coming out of that country, but it is so well done. Incredible and a total surprise to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 14:48:07 | More by BWED
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a mug.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color beer with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Sweet maltiness, alcohol, and honey. Very standard aroma for a doppelbock.

Taste: Same as above. The sweet caramel and honey flavors pretty much allow the booze to cone out. A little bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Super sweet smooth drinkability, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a bit boozy.

Overall: Solid beer and quite the sipper. Especially out of a mug. I feel that this beer would take hours to drink and a gallon of water, but that's the way the style is intended to be. I couldn't see myself drinking more than one, but enjoying it a few times a year.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 01:55:54 | More by Flounder57
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I see this bottle a lot, but never knew what it was. I just figured it was a Euro pale lager or something light, thin, and with a low ABV. Nope. I was wrong! Its a Doppelbock and is 11% alcohol by volume. I am not familiar with this beer or this brewery, but am excited to try this. There are a few beers from this brewing company on the list. Oh, and it was fun learning where the 287 comes from. That is the beer's original gravity. Fun! I don't have any expectations for this, so hopefully it's good!

In the Glass: It has a nice amber color… almost red in the glass. The head is thin white, and there is little lace. Looking at the beer next to the bottle makes me want to go to Europe. Oh, and I am sick of beers coming in smaller bottles. I am used to the big bombers, but this one is only 11.2 ounces. Don't worry, we have about 10 bombers in the fridge waiting to be consumed. The AleSmith Speedway Stout is one I am REALLY excited to drink.

Nose: That smells like a Euro pale lager. Doppelbocks are typically smokey and have a nice "camp fire" aroma, but this is bland, boring, and there are some somewhat sweet notes creeping in. This smells like those cheap high ABV beers from Russia. Before-After is one that comes to mind. If you have never tried that beer, grab a bottle. The label is worth the price of the beer! A second whiff isn't doing much for me. If the aroma is any inclination on the flavor, I will like it. Beers like this are easy to drink and pack a punch. Let's see!

Flavor: Yep, that is the flavor I expect. The flavor is sweet, and has a nice finish. But whoa… what happens in the finish. There is the smokey flavors I expect when drinking a Doopelbock. But the flavor is intense, and when I say, "packs a punch", it does. You taste the 11%. The burp is nice, too. The sweet flavors come rushing back. For only $3.29, you can afford 6… but might only need a few! On my second sip, I swished the beer around in my mouth a little. The carbonation was obvious, and it became almost sour. I would love to see them get that flavor in the beer without the added work!

Mouthfeel: The beer is thin and boring on the front of the palate, but toward the back it really heats up. Not literally… well, the alcohol starts to become obvious. The flavor really hits the back half of the tongue, and on the sides of the tongue at that. As you swallow, the finish is smooth and the spicy smokey flavors take over. Then, my favorite part… the aftertaste.

Aftertaste: I wish more beers had an aftertaste like this. The mouthfeel is thick, and when you swallow the beer becomes sweet, but quickly turns to that expected smokey flavor. Every time I swallow it becomes more dry and more balanced, but the smokey flavor remains. If you want to experience a true Doppelbock, grab a bottle of Cinder Bock from the small batch Sam Adams collection. It is liquid smoke, and delicious!

I didn't have expectations here, but I love it. It is sweet, loaded with booze, and I can see myself drinking a jug of this stuff. I wonder if they serve this by the jug in Germany… I am sure they do. Let's go find out. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 21:36:25 | More by rickyleepotts
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pcguitarwzrd

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper colored with a white head and impressive alcohol legs.

S: Honey, toffee, bourbon, alcohol.

T: Man, this is like a cold, carbonated version of hot toddy! Taste is right on par with smell: honey and caramel/toffee malt flavors, a little bourbon-barrel note here and there, and a fairly warming alcohol presence.

M: Syrupy and rich, very satisfying. Not something to drink with a meal--needs to stand on its own.

O: A sweet, boozy, powerful beer; quite an experience. Good to sip by the fire. Not something to drink a lot of, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 22:23:11 | More by pcguitarwzrd
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Matthewislee

Virginia

4.94/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an outstanding beer. Well balanced, but strong. Appropriately carbonated. Not as sweet as I had expected (to my happiness) but just as malty as you would expect. Beautiful color. Lots of little tiny bubbles. This is high quality and I haven't got a great deal of experience with the style, but now I'm eager to try some more.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:55:45 | More by Matthewislee
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karait95

Mexico

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear body, good carbonation, big light brown head that remains some time, color is light ámbar maybe a little lighter or faded that it should as a Doppelbock.

S: intense malty smell with some alcohol clearly present, maybe some caramel

T: flavor is intense caramel malts are the main ingredient, a malty backbone with high alcohol flavor.

M: an intense and complex sensation, since start alcohol can be easily detected. Sweetness is strong but not overwhelming it is a balanced sensation.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 02:50:27 | More by karait95
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a pint glass. Deep orange copper colored with a small 1/4" light colored head that quickly dissipated leaving no lacing. A lively stream of carbonation steadily flows upwards from the bottom of the glass. Crystal clear.
S: apples, prunes, red stone fruits, sweet malts
T: sweet fruits upon first taste melting into wholesome malt, balanced slight bitterness from hops upon finish, prevalent flavors of complex alcohols and esters notably banana, can taste the alcohol but not 11%, improves as it warms
M: excellent full feel with proper carbonation, finish is smooth without feeling oily, leaves a very pleasant aftertaste
O: As my first eisbock I was unsure of if I would enjoy the style. I was pleasantly surprised by how balanced this beer is. I was expecting a much sweeter, alcoholic tasting, "chunckier" brew. I would seek out this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 00:24:14 | More by M_C_Hampton
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superspak

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottle code 2054134. Pours crystal clear orange-copper color with a 1-2 finger off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. Minimal spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, grape, molasses, raisin, prune, toast, earth, and light herbal spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of caramel, raisin, toffee, molasses, prune, toast, grape, and light herbal spiciness. Light spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, earth, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; with no cloying sweetness at all. Fairly dry on the finish surprisingly. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is insanely well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Dangerously smooth to sip on. Overall this is an damn nice doppelbock! Nice flavor balance and complexity; and surprisingly smooth to sip on. Really enjoyable stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 03:19:59 | More by superspak
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mscudder

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A - A rich orange infused copper hue with a thin off-white head which leaves no lacing or retention whatsoever.

S - Take a cognac, mix it with beer and that is what you have here. Sharp alcohol, fruit and sugar.

T - Starts with a boom of sweetness composed of caramel, burnt brown sugar and honey. Almost like Amaretto with a beer twist yeilding the apricot as the lead fruit. There is a touch of nuttiness present... seems to be almonds. The finish is very, very long. Warmth coats the palette and finishes almost as if u you suckling on a sugared almond, strange.

M - Medium body with moderate/light carbonation.

O - This is a sweet, thick warmer. The flavors are well balanced given the ABV, but damn... this one can knock you on your ass.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 06:08:13 | More by mscudder
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EKU 28 from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
88 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.