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EKU 28 - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

EKU 28EKU 28

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BA SCORE
88
very good

582 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 15.78%


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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly dark colour, malt aroma. Bit of crowning white head. Little bitterness.I found this more malty drinkable than the Austrian eisbocks, although still an egg yolk taste in it. Surprisingly high alcohol content that was well hidden.Thanks Biegaman.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2006 02:08:37 | More by Sammy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluorescent burnt orange when backlit with bright afternoon sunshine. The cap is boldly orangish ecru in color and is impressively loud. Snap, crackle and poppin' fizzy, it deflates quickly and is nearly gone at the one minute mark. No softness, no creaminess, no stickiness... no lace. I know that alcohol is a notorious headhunter, but this is ridiculous.

Headless beer has always been fairly aroma-deficient in my experience, from what I assumed was a lack of aerosolization. Then again, there's nothing to get in the way of the beer and my nose. This one has a fair amount of power and resembles nothing so much as Cognac. It's fruity and fusel alcohol-like, not tremendously malty as expected. Perhaps a snifter would have helped elevate the nose past merely above average.

I like it. The flavor is the best attribute so far and since flavor is all-important to me, I can cut the appearance and the smell a great deal of slack. Because I love Big Beer, I love the idea (and often the execution) of the Eisbock process. What could be better than concentrating the flavor of good beer? How about an EisDIPA?

EKU tastes like a cross between beer and liquor. It's single malt whisky-like without any of the wonderful peatiness and only a fraction of the power of that fine elixir. It's also much more fruity, which brings the aforementioned Cognac into the picture. Actually, it's more second-rate California brandy than Remy Martin.

I don't really appreciate any hops and there's a curious lack of sweetness given all the malt. The flavor takes the majority of its cues from lightly spicy alcohol it seems. Aging this beer in wood (for all I know, it was) would do wonders for what is a deep, although not a broad, flavor profile.

The body isn't nearly as full or as plush as the bodies on most Imperial stouts or barleywines. It's big, but it has more of a slick silkiness than a mouth-filling luxuriousness. The fact that there's almost no detectable carbonation doesn't bother me in the least and only adds to the liquor-like mouthfeel.

EKU 28 needs a more exciting name. It could also use a better look, but then I don't care too much about that with beer of this sort. I'm enjoying it more and more as I delve into the final third of the bottle and am enjoying the warmth that is spreading from my stomach outward, despite the heat of the day. I'll have to buy another few bottles for those inevitable subzero Iowa winters.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2006 23:15:06 | More by BuckeyeNation
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.65/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a very clear and very bright yellow orange with no head and no visible lace. Lots of visible carbonation streaming up from the glass.

S - Smell was very light at first but started to come through some more as it warmed. Nice smell of grain mixed with some dried fruit, raisins, plums, maybe even some peach. A slight bready twang to it and a definite hint at the alcohol inside.

M & T - The first impression of the taste was extremely sweet, with an enormous alchol bite. The feel was very syrupy, almost cough medicine like and made it a bit hard to put down. Lots of alcohol left a huge warming feeling in the belly, but I would almost say there was too much alcohol in this one as it really packs a wallaop and distracts from some of the flavors.

D - Overall this will kick your butt if you have more then one. It really did come off as a bit too strong. Maybe tone down the alcohol and puff up the hops and it could be a fine frink. Maybe I let one sit down for some months, though I don't know how it will age. This is very intresting and a definate sipper, a good one to try.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2007 23:26:21 | More by mikesgroove
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a very slim head that quickly dissipates; just a little lace

Smell: Rich caramel with plenty of fusel alcohol

Taste: Opens very sweet and gets even sweeter, with caramel, stone fruit and golden raisin flavors, along with considerable alcohol; after the swallow, the flavors mellow out but leave a lollypop sweetness on the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate to low carbonation; plenty of warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: Cloyingly sweet but a nice sipper at the end of the day, nevertheless

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 03:24:15 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can courtesy of Piscator34: Poured a deep burgundy color beer with a small off-white foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of sweet cookie dough with some dry plums was very interesting and enjoyable. Some sweet cookie malt with some plums and dry figs characteristics, which made this very enjoyable, also dominated taste. Body is a bit light and alcohol was not overly pronounced. Not exactly sure why this is getting such low ratings – I though it was a well craft eisbock.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2006 20:02:37 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rich O's Gravity Head '08

Sweet and malty as a Dopple, but light in color, with fewer melanoidins and less 'meaty'. Drinkable and pleasurable as sweet beers get.

August 17, 2005: Bottle:

Drank at the local German bar. The locals thought I was crazy for ordering it. Briliantly clear copper-orange color with golden highlights thrown in. Low carbonation and lacing, but nice legging on the glass. Smells sharply sweet, alcoholic, and estery. Flavors are sweetly malty and fruity. Not a lot of different flavors, but the ones that are present are very powerful. Pruits of peaches and apricots. Syrup and caramel flavors share the remaining characters. Low on spices, hops, and robustness. Smooth and silky to the mouth. Full and round. Alcohol warming in the finish. Just slight of becoming cloying and dry. A good beer, If you like them sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2005 17:46:49 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Total Wine in Alexandria. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pours a bright red-copper that is nearly transparent. Quite light and clear for a doppelbock. There is a thin off-white head to begin, though that quickly disappears and doesn't leave anything behind other than a few thin legs.

Smell first pushes through some notes of sherry along with some dark fruits, cherry, and molasses. Brown sugar there as well. Lightly sweet and a bit boozy. Very complex. Flavor isn't quite as well integrated, hitting more of the sweet brown sugar notes and less of the sherry. There's also quite a bit more booze than there was in the nose. Feel is medium with low carbonation and a bit of alcohol. Quite good overall. Very different than the typical doppelbock, though something that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 00:24:56 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with just a few bubbles covering the surface. A very slight amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are moderate aromas of raisins and a slight amount of sweetness in the nose.
T: The overall taste is very malty and has notes of caramel. The alcohol is noticeable in the taste but is not that overpowering; there is a moderate amount of malty sweetness but this is not cloying.
M: It feels full-bodied and smooth on the palate with a light amount of carbonation. The beer has some thickness and coats the tongue; there is also a moderate amount of alcohol warming in the finish.
D: This is a beer that needs to be slowly sipped given its alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 04:03:02 | More by metter98
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle - $2.98 at Sherlock's in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, rich amber-hued body with an off-white head that's rather tal--oh, nevermind, it's gone already.

Smell: Sharp, sweet-scented nose packed with plenty of nostril-pricking alcohol wafts. Outside of the liquor and sugars, you get notes of almond syrup and stonefruits.

Taste: Cutting initial sweetness of stirred up caramel, honey, and golden syrup kick-start the taste. Subtly toasty maltiness. Full sip of Lazzaroni Amaretto, imparting suggestions of almonds and apricots. Perhaps a little apple juice as well. Soon, EKU 28 dries out as the rather warming alcohol begins to intercede, with the sting of booze numbing the tongue to sweetness in later sips. Peppery alcohol tones abound on the warming, sweet, lengthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Relatively light carbonation.

Drinkability: A strong, sweet, potent lager, with the overall drinkability you'd expect from such a brew. So, it makes for a decent late-day sipper and is not something to pound in the early afternoon (well, not me, at least).

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 04:05:48 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow what a beautiful beer,poured with a huge head great color.Felt like I needed a cigar and a brandy snifter,alcoholic smell with a slight fruit tinge.Tasted alcohol soon as it hit taste buds,a little syrupy but thats to be expected.Only a little fruity tast was apparent other than alcohol.As it warmed alcohol taste creeped up even more,nice to drink before bed.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2003 07:35:05 | More by oberon
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

EKU's rich, very subtly toasty, just caramel-kissed, and honey-sweet malt warms to fill the mouth with a lush wash of stickiness that's peppered by alcohol and spicy hops just as its fine-bubbled carbonation breaks on the tongue with a light zest. It's surprisingly drinkable given its full body and high alcohol content. And although the alcohol is noticeable, it helps to thin the malt sweetness, ultimately helping the beer more than it hinders it. Unfortunately, it does limit the head retention, and it's short cap of white quickly dissipates above its crystal-clear, orange-amber body. The nose is not particularly complex, revealing its rich maltiness and a waft of alcohol, but its flavor becomes a bit more complex as it warms with notes of vanilla and almonds as well as some floral hoppiness in addition to its concentrated Munich-malt-like graininess. At the very least, it's quite unique among beers and deserves a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2005 22:25:03 | More by NeroFiddled
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

What kind or beer is this, I have to ask, for the label tells me little. Lager, or ale, or?...Huge head, gorgeous red color, and an aroma that makes me step back and gauge myself. Sweet, notes of cherries, and alcohol, and, WOW!, but this is INTENSE! It's enormous and pungent, and formidable, and I haven't even put it to my lips, yet! Full, thick, lush texture...this beer pulls up a chair and makes itself at home in your mouth! Not a beer to be underestimated, to be gulped, or guzzled, or otherwise abused!
In this brew, it's alcohol you feel, above and beyond any other flavors. They may exist, but they must lay before the master, the booze. A touch of citrus and fruit, but faintly, and,again, subservient to King Liquor. Not exactly THE strongest beer in the world, but one of the tastiest strong brews I've ever enjoyed. Just, be careful. Tread wisely, and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 22:19:57 | More by feloniousmonk
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emerge077

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Samir for sharing this cellared bottle! Review from notes...

Golden body, reflecting plenty of light. Initial thin cap of foam that dwindled to a thin ring. Appearance was much like a barleywine. Buttery and rich aroma, strong note of grape-nuts barley, and a slightly vegetal aged hop edge. Sweet malty flavor, approaches cloying, but still enjoyable. Some mild buttered popcorn creeps in too. A rich and malty blanket smothers the palate. Very slow sipper, even after a year or more this is a boozy beast...

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 01:00:05 | More by emerge077
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, yet sweet and malty scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It seems rich and warm. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth and rich, malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes warm on the way down. It has a very sweet crystal malt flavor with little hop characteristics present. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn tastey brew. It has excellent malt character and drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2005 18:50:51 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a 6 ounce tasting glass. This beer was clear, yellow / amber in color. White thin head that quickly diffuses away to nothing. Carbonation low to mild, large bubbles.

Aroma is sweet. That's about it. It is a combination of sweet malt and alcohol. It is pretty pleasing.

The flavor is also sweet. It is very inviting and surprisingly easy to drink. Beer is completely full bodied and really smooth. Really enjoying this beer a lot. Drinkability high, mouthfeel high.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 16:24:44 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, amber/orange color with a bubbly, tan, three-finger head. It left some lace.

S - It smelled of alcohol. There was an underlying malt and grain aroma.

T - There is a smooth maltiness, with a warm alcohol spice.

M - It was crisp and smooth with a warm alcohol presence. It is heavy-bodied.

D - This really is like a fine sherry or port. It would probably be best served after a meal, not with one. Good taste but very powerful.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2007 18:42:43 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another ironic beer story. At my homebrew meeting, we were reviewing various older beers, and someone brought a bottle of EKU 28. By the time the bottle made its rounds and got to me, it was empty. One of the members told me to give it a try when I could. Although it wouldn't be 5 years old as the one at the brew club meeting, I vowed I would try it given the chance. The next day, I got my package in a great trade from Aparris85, low and behold, one of the extras was... wait for it, you'll never guess, I'll tell you anyways, it was EKU 28, this beer. Perfect timing. I held onto it for a bit, and now it's time to crack it.

A: Nice big honkin head as I pour into my Allagash tulip glass. The huge bubbles on top are reminiscent of baking soda and vinegar eruptions that I remember from fun childhood memories. The rest of the rich, creamy head slowly fades. It's got a very almost crystal clear toasty orange brown, almost light auburn maple colored.

N: MMmmm, lots of toasty malts, heavy fruits, little alcohol, etc etc etc... A very nice dark crystal malt and other dark malts really start the nose, the some nice dark fruits, raisin, and other light other fruits. The some light alcohol comes through, more like 8% than 11% though. A slight toasty malt, very light spices, and even banana somehow shine through. A slight bready malt also sticks its nose into... uhhh, your nose.

T: Starts with some sweet fruity malts, a big malt bomb. Sweet dark fruits like raisin and more slight banana, and even almost a melon like taste. Some bread like malts also hit, with some creamy flavors, followed by some molasses. Some alcohol, but it is very light surprisingly for 11%. Slight yeasty flavors trickle through but the sweet malt flavors really dominate. I get some slight red ale, heavy red that is, malt flavors. I think an American Red ale is modeled after the German doppelboch.

M: Pretty thick and creamy, slightly velvety, and decent carbonation. A slight alcohol warmth.

F: Semi bitter, and slightly dry but still a little sweet. It has an interesting hop bitterness on the finish too. The creaminess also climaxes on the finish. A slight alcohol phenolic taste seems to slowly disperse, but the sweet malt syrup seems to linger the longest. The bitterness really is a surprise opposed to the heavy malt and sweet hit at first.

Final thoughts: A pretty decent Doppeboch. Pretty heavy but not too heavy. Big malty sweet hit with lots of dark fruits and some molasses and even finishes bitter and still semi heavy, but doesn't overpower the finish. A good beer now, but I think it'll be amazing in a few years. I think this is available around here too, so I should find it and cellar a few for a few years. Thanks again Alex, especially for the perfect timing.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 02:11:30 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear pretty deep gold color. The head is almost non-existant but shows a tan color when roused from the glass. The aroma is dominated by strong malt, the thick malt overwhelms everything. Feels quite thick on the tongue. Surprisingly, given the body, it is not really all that sweet. This is a thick chewy malty brew. The malt character is the show here though. Having said that, this beer is lacking a bit; it is missing some of the malt complexity of a good strong lager. This is a nice clean lager. It is almost syrupy in consistency. In the end a bit dissapointing, needs a bit more character to be really worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2004 16:31:15 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was one of the first strong beers I ever had back in April of 2008. I had this on tap at a small bar in Doylestown Pa called Stephanie's Pub. I wanted to try this because I was amazed at how strong the abv was at the time. I ordered a glass and it was something much more than I expected.

Poured as a copper color with a thin white head on top. The head didn't last very long and didn't leave much lacing. The smell of the beer had a boozey aroma and some heavy malts in the background. The taste was mostly malts along with a nice alcohol heat in the throat. The mouthfeel was smooth though and very drinkable. I'd like to try this one again someday just to see what I think of it now after having beers that are stronger than that one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2011 23:56:10 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a vibrant copper with an off-white head that becomes a thin cover for awhile before disappearing from the scene. Nice color and while the head retention isn't great, it's acceptable for the abv. Considering how thick it poured, wasn't really expecting much. An added bonus would have of a well-retained head would have been nice, but it does have a brilliant color.

The smell is of caramel, breadiness and a powerful, yet inviting, sharpness.

The taste is of sweet caramel, graininess and tangerine fruitiness. Alcohol grows more warming, but never overwhelms Sweet, hot, long finish.

The feel is syrupy - with such high gravity it's no wonder. Yet, it maintains a surprising, welcoming, smoothness.

This is a nice sipping brew that is much easier to drink than the abv level would usually have it to be.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2007 04:23:01 | More by jwc215
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.7/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown bottle holding 33cl of beer, best before 4th Apr 2009, drank 9th Dec 2008. Poured into a Duvel glass.

Amber, reddy/orange in colour, clear but no head, not even a collar. Looked like a glass of fizzy pop.

The aroma was of sweet oranges, marmalade maybe, and toffee. Interesting but not beery in my opinion and not like any other Doppelbock I can think of.

The alcohol is obviously at the front of the taste and appears towards the end of the taste too. Inbetween I got oranges (like the aromas) and a sweetness which I found reminded me of toffee apples, but with a strange dryness too.

Too sweet and the lack of a head, un-beery look along with its fruity smell doesn't do it any favours and the 11% just masks its shortcomings.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 22:43:47 | More by BlackHaddock
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a one finger head that recedes without leaving lacing. Nose has a lot of alcohol present I want to say just a touch of gingerbread maybe. Extremely sweet on the tongue - almost as if it were a dessert drink. Alcohol barely comes through at the end, but you can't tell you are downing 11% on this one, which makes it dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is smooth but with a syrupy tone. You could drink a lot of these in one sitting I'd imagine. But just be sure to call a cab.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 05:16:26 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Copper amber with a thin bubbly head cream in color not much lacing the alcohol prettty much kills everything here. Aroma: Strong alcohol layered with sugary syupy and mild plum brandy notes, this is definitely kicked up a few notches in the alcohol department. If AB only knew how to make an ice beer. Taste: Is basically like sipping down some liquor, doesn't burn but the alcohol flavor is so rich and complex with the sugar malts this beer is crazy. Wow, this is a beer I will bring to my next cold football game I go to damn it's very warming going down the alcohol doesn't even try to hide itself here it's in your face competely. Mouthfeel: Medium to full with syrupy like texture wow. Drinkability: Becareful not a beer to be chugged or drank fast take your time let it warm up along the way what a beer another brew acquired from beergeek279 gracias.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2003 17:33:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a crystal clear copper color with a thin wispy head that quickly receded to the rim. The aroma was almost sickeningly sweet, strong alcohol and of over ripe fruits. The flavor was dominated by the heavy sweet malt with caramel tones in the background. Very, very sweet almost candylike. Alcohol is strong and doesn't balance the flavor at all.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel and alcohol attacks the tongue. The thick malt sticks to your tongue for a while after swallowing. Hard time finsihing one of these, not very drinkable unless you like a very sweet and alcohol laced brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2004 12:02:37 | More by Gavage
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Halcyondays

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a dark syrupy amber with a very light head which fizzes away fast. Nice colour though.

S: Massive amounts of malt and raisin. Very sweet smelling akin to Pedro Ximenez sherry.

T: Heavy sweet concentrated malt. Caramel and dark fruit. Direct flavours, the lager characteristics don't give a huge complexity; it does one thing, but it does it well. It tastes great, anything with this much maltose in it would I'm sure. By my calculations 35-40g carbohydrates/bottle, and they are readily apparent. If you're not a fan of sweet brews don't go here.

M: Thick, full-bodied, and viscous - bordering on syrup like. Real mild carbonation, with a hint of ethanol in the finish. Smooth and elegant.

D: A definite sipper, really in the dessert wine arena of drinks, would make a great digestif.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 02:41:27 | More by Halcyondays
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EKU 28 from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
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