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
Ratings:
443
Reviews:
301
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
17.32%
 
 
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11
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Photo of m_penor
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a a bright clear gold with minimal head/lacing - bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass
S: Caramel, booze, bready
T: Malty and sweet
M: Slick and boozy with minimal carb
O: Its a sipper in spite of its appearance

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a thin white head and no lace. Copper gold. Aroma has a slight chemical twang of paint. Taste is good. On the sweet side for style and satisfying. Mouthfeel is standard. Overall. OK.

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Photo of BuccoFan
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Indeed, it is pale for double bock. I wasn't really put off by this. But what was off-putting was the too-sweet finish. It starts with good malt, but it is simply too sweet. Probably unfair that I had this after trying the Celebrator for the first time. Even so, I couldn't even finish it.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marraybay
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely a memorable pour. Reminiscent of Eggenberg Samichlaus given its taste and fruitiness, but not quite as dark or syrupy. Urbock 23 also has more carbonation, head and surprisingly, the alcohol seems more forward. This does drink a bit "more like a beer" IMHO--as compared to the port-like Samichlaus--although like its sibling, it packs a pretty good wallop given the 9.6 ABV. This actually seemed to hit me harder than some +10 ABV imperials I've had and at least as hard as its big bro St. Nick.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fastwalker19
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant gold with a thin white film for a head.
S: Wine and bread aromas
T: Big malt and alcohol flavors, light brown sugar, light caramel, a light hop accent on the finish.
F: Creamy, full bodied, medium carbonation, very warming.
O: An iconic big light colored beer. A touch hot but still very nice.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange, no head. Apricot liqueur, honey, caramel. Sweetness balanced with alcohol. No bitterness. Boozy, not my kind of beer, but original.

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Photo of -DF-
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stcules
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper-old gold. Clean, with a bit of foam.
Malty smell, alcoholic notes, fruit in acohol. Maybe some hazelnut.
Again boozy in the mouth, along with light notes of almond and walnut.
Full bodied and important beer.
Again walnut and almod in the aftertaste, with warming alcohol.
Beer to sip.

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Dirty blonde hay/straw color, with no lacing or collar, but a tiny bit of head on the pour.
S: Deliciously fruity esters with a tinge of alcohol in there. Seems a bit Belgian in its smell.
T: Definitely a pale doppelbock. Alcohol is definitely utilized as a flavor here. Pretty straight forward in the bock section though.
M: Nice bit of carbonation to it, but a bit slick overall like a spirit.
O: I haven't had Samichlaus from them, but this is a decent start, which it probably was from them.

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Photo of Lukass
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samEBC
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Martyrob
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of PGVG
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of semanka
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Urbock 23° from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
3.58 out of 5 based on 443 ratings.
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