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EKU 28 - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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EKU 28EKU 28

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BA SCORE
88
very good

603 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 36
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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ZCW

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-28-2014 22:18:26 | More by ZCW
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-26-2014 06:14:33 | More by PaulyB83
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-22-2014 22:59:46 | More by afsdan
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Bstrickler

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-17-2014 02:23:07 | More by Bstrickler
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-16-2014 11:31:35 | More by Fettpopps
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BoulderBarrovecchio

Pennsylvania

1.79/5  rDev -54.5%
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 +5.9%
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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dbarny76

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-11-2014 02:14:57 | More by dbarny76
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johnbellessa

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-05-2014 03:52:15 | More by johnbellessa
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glass_house

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Ritesh


4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-27-2014 01:49:47 | More by Ritesh
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larbush

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

02-16-2014 14:36:10 | More by larbush
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Jah_Json

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-05-2014 13:15:15 | More by Jah_Json
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deNerval

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-21-2014 05:04:16 | More by deNerval
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-20-2014 01:54:42 | More by bump8628
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-13-2014 00:40:57 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-11-2014 20:57:19 | More by BamfBacon
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-10-2014 03:07:45 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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jwat

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.2%

01-07-2014 05:28:01 | More by jwat
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tard24

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-31-2013 11:43:15 | More by tard24
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev 0%
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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MacStinson

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-09-2013 23:07:16 | More by MacStinson
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-08-2013 14:31:09 | More by alex_hart
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Jhanken

Iowa

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-03-2013 12:23:48 | More by Jhanken
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stain3000

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

12-02-2013 19:11:16 | More by stain3000
EKU 28 from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
88 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.