Redhook Eisbock 28 | Redhook Ale Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Eisbock 28 is an ice processed winter warmer. This rich lager is aged for months at temperatures well below freezing and is a deep gold color and has a smooth and malty flavor with bittersweet complexities. This highly unique beer is unlike any other and to our knowledge Redhook is the only American Brewer currently brewing it. This traditional winter beer is very drinkable, even with its high alcohol content and is perfect before or after dinner.

30 IBU

Added by drabmuh on 10-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
99
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
6
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Photo of RBorsato
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spycow
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold under a thin white foam collar. Alcohol, spice and malt aromas. Very alcoholic but smooth with rich malt flavors, traces of spice, kettle sugars and a hint of caramel. Full body, medium low carbonation, warming. A big, alcoholic beer.

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Photo of Domvan
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnGray
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigAl18
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of misternebbie
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on date is 8/30/2010.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains brown sugar, lager yeast, caramelized malts, dark fruit alcohol and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then a strong alcohol sting comes in along with some mildly sweet flavors of caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit. The sweetness strengthens as you continue to drink the beer. The hops presence is very mild and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is boozy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, very strong kick, decent representation of style, not sure if this is a case where the beer wasn’t very good or it just didn’t age well. Either way there are better beers in the style.

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Photo of Brenden
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Eisbock is paler than I expect but still within the style as I understand it. It's more a dark orange, sort of coppery with a bit of haze. The head is large but too loose to hold together for any time. Left behind is a bubbly sort of foam that deposits some spotting as the beers falls.
As it should be, malts are heavy in the aroma. It's got the boozy sort of sweetness anticipated, lots of dark fruits and caramel. The alcohol is a little hot, but not terribly. A touch of grass is offered by the hops. Not masterfully done, but good.
It goes an interesting route in the flavor, as the sweetness clashes with an interestingly dry element. Dark fruits and something like molasses are strong. Wheat isn't quite cracker and offers a little tang. There's a little bit of spiciness and some white fruits flesh, but otherwise there's not as strong a Belgian yeast note as some. A little diacetyl seems present, as it mingles with the doughy taste for a sort of buttered biscuit note.
There's a bit of crispness on the tongue. While this beer maintains a medium body, it has a certain thickness that makes it seems like it ought to be fuller. It's smooth for the duration but has an interesting mineral quality on the palate. It's a little cloying in the thickness.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bmwats
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a weizen.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, brown head. Settles very quickly. No lacing.

S: Oak, caramel, and booze.

T: Tastes like it smells. Caramel and oak and booze.

M: Syrupy and thick on the palate. Boozy and sweet.

D: Sip due to heft.

Atmosphere is okay. Bubbly head, no real lacing. Nose is wood, caramel, and booze. Tastes like it smells. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of vette2006c5r
1.85/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Eisbock pours a dark copper color, with little head, nice carbonation bubbles. Aroma is fruity sweet, as well as sour. The taste is sourish and has a sharp alcohol flavor, had flower like flavors, not from hops, but from flowers. Hard to drink, flavors didn't mix well. Overall NOT enjoyable, actually it was rather disgusting.

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Redhook Eisbock 28 from Redhook Ale Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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