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Urbock 23° | Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Austria
schloss-eggenberg.at

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 12-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,252
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
446
pDev:
17.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
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Photo of imbibehour
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass.

Pale chestnut amber brown, dark brass and flirts with copper red for the body color with a bit of a neat shine to it. Fine and small amounts of linear carbonation, but not much head creation. A solid one finger creamy off white head settles quickly to a creamy collar.

Light hits of toasty malts, with a faint touch of hazelnut and creamy quality on the nose. There's some crispy toffee but with a very subtle aroma character to it. Sweetness is at a little minimum which is nice too. Comes across pretty light more bock than doppel at such a high abv so far.

Palate is quite a surprise. Very sweet, but tolerable, probably more so since the nose doesn't seem to hint it's going in this direction. Lots of caramel richness and almost taffy like sweetness of toffee. A real umami thick richness, there's a description that has really hit on this beer nicely, big and almost fatty tasting. Aftertaste goes with a nice grass and soft herbal quality of hop which lingers with some clove and phenolic mixing in, almost like a breath of fresh air.

Very neat bock, some boozy qualities, but a solid tasty brew.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KonigObHops
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer poured a hazy, pale copper color with an extremely thin white head.

The aroma is sweet with a relatively strong alcohol smell and a hint of honey.

The initial taste is extremely sweet. In the middle, the taste of noble hops is present. At the end the beer is quite sugary with a hint of honey.

The mouthfeel is pretty thin, but the alcohol does warm on the tongue.

Overall, this beer is as strong as advertised. It has almost no resemblence to a Dopple Bock, but then again if you are buying a beer called a "Pale Double Bock" you probably aren't judging it against regular Dopple Bocks.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had in a snifter, on cask at The Saloon in Washington, DC. A really nice dessert beer, with gentle flavors of meringue, caramel, and light malts. Light carbonation but a really lovely, silky-smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of clarknova
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YvesB
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of innominat
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wantedandlisted
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SayBoom
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of iftcoach
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of der_meister
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.51/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

While reviewed on the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", I will review it on my next tasting.

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Photo of mncoinman
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Initial smell has a mild munich malt mellowed out by a little bit of hops....somewhat different than a classic doppelbock. Pours a golden orange color (its a pale doppelbock). Small foam head that quickly dissipates Very rich tasting feel along with some definite sweetness. Smooth with very low carbonation. Even though a high alcohol beer (9.6%), no strong alcohol taste during or as an aftertaste. Not as much Munich maltiness that I adore in good doppelbocks, but an interesting beer with a rich, sweet taste that will certainly please fans of that style.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber and filtered. Lots of champagne like carbonation and no head.

Light syrupy quality, egg yolk, caramel, nutmeg.

Lightly sweet, a hint of egg wash, nutmeg, creme brulee, and a metallic note near the end. Very little bitterness or presence of hops.

Medium lightly syrupy body, lots of almost powdery carbonation.

Got in Chiang Mai, drank here April 3rd, 2016. Really smooth and hides the alcohol well. Light and pleasant feel.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into lager glass.
Pours clear copper/golden beer with 1-finger ring of white froth, quick dissipation to nothing.
Smell - malty, boozy.
Taste - sweet malty, caramel, upfront alcohol.
Full syrupy body, soft carbonation.
Too sweet and lacking of appearance.

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Photo of Briken
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of 123321123321
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 446 ratings
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