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

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Added by Bierman9 on 12-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,250
Reviews:
304
Ratings:
451
pDev:
17.27%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Thecrusherofthehops
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - pours a dark amber honey. Mostly clear. Minimal head. Looks boozey!

S - caramel and sweet honey. A bit cloying. Apricoty.

T - little bit of stainless steel up front that blossoms into sweet caramel and medium-dark fruits. Plums, dates, and definitely some booze.

F - not exactly viscous, but def slick. Strong is a good descriptor. A bit too much carb for its body though.

O - yeah, not a dopplebock and not as strong and "mythical" as advertised, but that appears to be Schloss Eggenberg's style. I do enjoy the mythos though.

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Photo of bmaslakov
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours dark amber with a thick head, no lacing. A lot of alcohol and sugar to begin with, then I was able to distinct oaken flavor and hints of grapefruit. Mouthfeel is rather oily and reminiscent of grandpa's hooch. I could not recommend this one and I can't imagine returning to it.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 451 ratings