Eisbock | Lodi Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Lodi Beer Company
California, United States

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by MisterClean on 04-13-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler generously shared by Scott. Thanks!

A: The pour is what I would call dark amber with a finger or so of khaki head.

S: The nose is very fruity, which I found sort of surprising. Lots of plums, raisins, and candied apples. Lots of caramel, toffee, vanilla, and brown sugar, with (shockingly), some booze. A mild oxidation is present.

T: Sweet with lots of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. The intense fruitiness translates to the flavor and there are plums, raisins, cherries, and apples. A hint of vanilla, and just a little bit hot.

M: The body is medium with sort of a high carbonation to it.

O: I was very pleasantly surprised by this. It did have some overt booze to it, but nothing egregious and all-around enjoyable.

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Photo of scottfrie
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

8oz pour served in a matching tulip glass at the brewery in Lodi.

A: Served a deep burnt amber with about a finger of dark tan head that faded into a thick collar that lasted the whole beer through and left little lacing.
S: I pick up spicy and fruity notes similar to spiced apple cider mixed with syrupy caramel malt.
T: Flavors are very sweet and fruity with light notes of berries, green apples, raisins, thick caramel malt, dates, pears, cinnamon, currents and a touch of spicy warm alcohol. Flavors are sweet, syrupy, and spicy.
M: A ton of carbonation in this one which makes the mouthfeel spritzy and light. The carbonation is so tingly it borders on soda-like, but the bubbles are smaller so it’s not as bad.
O: Aside from being a little over carbonated this was a wonderful beer and definitely a great first impression to the brewery. Loved the flavor.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lodi Beer Co. on 7/15/09.

A - Hazy burnt reddish/copper-colored body with one-finger bubbly beige head that eventually disappeared and left virtually no lacing.

S - Strong blend of dark caramel sweetness and boozy alcohol notes. Thick bready malt mingles with tangy dark fruit reminiscent of plums, prunes, raisins and dates. Alcohol really came to life as the liquid warmed up.

T - Rich, sweet caramel and toffee mixed with a prevalent tangy dark fruit character suggesting plums, raisins and prunes. The Eisbock displayed a prominent alcohol presence throughout. Some vanilla and slight boozy notes emerged as it reached room temperature.

M - Full bodied with a thick, syrupy texture and moderate carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a warm alcohol sting, but not over-the-top.

D - While I don't have a whole lot of Eisbock experience, I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Nice representation of the style overall. It's great to see this little brewery tackling a more obscure style that you don't see very often.

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Photo of MisterClean
4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At the source.

A - Light caramel color, with light carbonation, and little off-white head.

S - Wow. Caramel hits you fast along with light malts, and light alcohol presence.

T - Caramel, caramel, and more caramel.

M - Nice syrupy flavor with caramel and light presence of alcohol. Vary satisfying.

D - Excellent beer. Hats off to you Roger. Excellent, would love to challenge you with getting the alcohol notes out of there, but difficult with a 12% ABV.

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Eisbock from Lodi Beer Company
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