Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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999 Ratings
Kulmbacher Reichelbrau EisbockKulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Germany
kulmbacher.de

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TXHops on 04-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
999
Reviews:
598
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
66
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 999 |  Reviews: 598
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured about an inch of white foamy head that died within a minute. The body was extremely dark which caused no carbonation to be seen rising. The lacing was lightly speckled, but intricately stayed together for a good two minutes before it spider-webbed, very impressive. The lacing eventually died, but it took a good five minutes before it all died. The smell had mainly raisins, plums and cherries - mainly balanced between the three. Some sweet malts enter in at the end. The taste was extremely rich with some molasses and the raisins, plums and cherries come back but just enough to remind you they exist in this beer. The flavor was extremely well balanced. The palate was about a medium with a good fullness to it. It could be the ABV felt a little boozy, but somehow that didn't bother me too much. Overall, this is a very nice eisbock that I would come back to.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Atg1095
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goodsuds
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass. Color is a dark brown with a red hue when held to the light and one finger head that quickly recedes.

S - sweet malt, dark fruits, sweet bread

T - starts sweet with hints of molasses, dark fruits, a tiny bit of hot alcohol mid palette that fades quickly to dark fruits and a nice hop bitterness. Very well balanced and the alcohol is well hidden.

F - slightly viscous, medium carbonation and mouthfeel.

O - this is an excellent beer. I love dopplebocks, especially EKU 28 and Celebrator. I saw this sitting next to them and decided to give it a try and I must say I am not disappointed. Obviously a little stronger than a dopplebock, but very enjoyable. This will have a place in my malty beer rotation for sure.

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Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisbbehrens
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbgratz
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stebbi7833
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeverSettle
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad. Exactly what you would expect to get when reading the style description, nothing more, nothing less- clearlt stronger and more concentrated due to the freezing. Highly drinkable, but at this ABV level, making it a session beer may not be a great idea.

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Photo of mig100
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thomasdidymus55
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

look....pours like a cola minus the head..looks sticky...actually little lace also. doesn't look like much carbonation.
smell....I don't have the best whiffer but molasses is dominant..and the alcohol.
taste.....ahhh the best part of this beer. ..can taste the molasses..roasted malts..some sweetness...alot of alcohol
feel....feels like another one..but at $3.58 a bottle and 30 miles away, I better wait.
overall......a very good session beer with someone who likes this exceptionally good dark Eisbock.

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Photo of TH28
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. No deciperable code date. Appearance: Deep dark brown, with dark ruby hints under light. Clear, with a moderate khaki colored head. Aroma: Very malty, with some caramel and dark fruit, mostly cherry. Taste: Rich, deep malt sweetness with a well balanced blend of caramel, toast, and bread crust. Lighter dark fruit character than in the aroma, that turns to a bit of spicy cherry from the alcohol. Bitterness just enough to prevent the malt sweetness from being cloying. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate carbonation. Alcohol warmth is present, but not abrasive Finish: Toasted bread strong on the finish, with a touch of dark fruit. Overall: Extremely well balanced beer given it’s strength. Drinks like a strong Doppelbock, with strong bready, toasty, and dark fruit character, all while balance against the high ABV.

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Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown with a bubbly khaki head that falls leaving great retention and okay lacing. The aromas are very malty. Lots of chocolate and toffee. Hints of caramel and subtle hints of vanilla. There's also hints of cherry. The flavors are very bold and rich. Hints of warm alcohol notes in the finish, but it works and isn't boozy or hot at all. More chocolate and toffee. Lots of raisins and dark fruits in the mix. More hints of cherry. Very strong malt backbone. It's sweet, but not cloying or anything over the top. This is ultimately a balanced brew. The mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very creamy and fluffy. Smooth and easy to drink. Dangerously drinkable.

This is a great brew. The craftsmanship is very impressive. It's fun to drink and is very enjoyable. Recommended.

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Photo of carlborch
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It came in an 11.2 oz bottle marked as 2550401. The color is dense cola and it develops a creamy, tan head of 1.5 inches, which settles into a thin cream and then just a film. The carbonation is modest with tiny bubbles. The nose is of dark crusted bread, dark dry fruit, and a specter of sweet, dark malts. The body is silky and medium full. The ABV warms nicely. It lingers with flavors of smoke, roasted grains and malt, followed by dried figs and apricots with a semi-sweet-to-sweet finish. Very tasty !

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Photo of DavidST
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a dark ruby with a medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-syrup,black bread,raisins,caramel,spicy,figs,dates,cinnamon,toffee,plum,fruitcake
T:
-Follows the nose plus banana,slight coffee
-finishes dry
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
O:
Fantastic, if you like em sweet & complex

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Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
4.11 out of 5 based on 999 ratings.
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