Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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91
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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 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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Photo of DrMindbender
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of americancontrarian
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JeffatRedlefsens
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Two finger brown head, extremely dark brown body.

Smell: Dark fruits mainly, some caramel.

Taste: Dark fruits, caramel, and a note of chocolate.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, mild alcohol bit and warmth.

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Photo of gouettn
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FalconOne
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

345 ml bottle served in a lager glass.
This is a good looking beer with a deep, dark, reddish brown body topped by a tan head than quickly reduces to a thin top coat and ring. Spotty lacing.
Sweet malts dominate the aroma. The flavor brings in some boozy elements, as expected, but no higher than usual for style or 9.2% ABV. Lots of toffee and some dark dried fruit notes. Light-moderate sweetness seems just right for style.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Kulmbacher's Eisbock for $2.79 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this one for a while and it's time to see what it's like, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks good, it's got a nice classic look to it and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a dark brown color that took on more of crimson color when held to the light with a half a fingers worth of tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing being. This is a good looking beer that looks true to style.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with some fruity yeast being the frist to show up and it imparts a big dark fruit aroma with grapes seeming to stick out the most and it's a little grape juice like. Up next comes the malts that impart a little bit of a smokey aroma with some caramel malt, caramel, light toasted malt, biscuit and light doughy aromas with a little more sweet malts coming through towards the end. This beer has a good aroma that seems to be pretty true to style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the fruity yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts the same dark fruit aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time there's also a little bit of pear and stone fruit like aroma and it's not as grape juice like. It's followed by the malts which impart all the same aspects that ti did in the aroma, but this time more caramel shows up and more sweet malts show up towards the end along with pretty much no bitterness with some noticeable alcohol taking it's place with some dark fruit flavors coming through in the aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer and true example of the style.

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, on the slightly thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation and the alcohol is hidden well. The mouthfeel is very nice and it works great with this beer.

Overall I thought this was good beer and good example of the style, it had all the key aspect that I look for in a Eisbock and it had some nice balance with no single aspect ever getting to overpowering. This beer had nice drinkability, one bottle is the perfect amount for me and it goes great on a cold night. What I like the most about this beer was the mouthfeel and drinkability, they were better than most in their style. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there isn't a single thing that felt out of place or not true to style. All in all I was happy with this beer, it's just what I would expect from a good example of the style. It made ofr a good first impression for Kulmbacher and I'm interested to try more of their beers, it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this was a tasty Eisbock.

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Photo of kw_pip
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thick. Caramel. Boozy. Dark. Flavourful. Prune.

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