Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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91
outstanding
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:
88
Gots:
66
For Trade:
1
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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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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robear
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of spartan3186
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
2/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AdamSteve
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of ajm5108
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber - reminiscent of scotch - with a thin head. A huge wave of raisin, fig and grapevine on the aroma. A little cider and some tannins floating in there as well. The dark fruit notes carry the taste profile, lots of raisin / fig / date flavor mixed with some sweet phenol / tannis and some grape must and appledraw. Just a faint peat smokiness & sandal leather at the end, enough to really support the sweetness and draw those flavors out by contrast. It is rich and delicate, has lots of flavor to offer with balance and elegance.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter glass. Very dark brown with some dark garnet highlights and 2 finger tan head. Malty aroma of caramel, bread, dark fruit, and yeast to keep it on the sweet side. Taste follows with the caramel and bread along with dark fruit notes and some yeast. It is rich and sweet with a hint of alcohol heat. Medium feel and smooth. Reminds me of a nice bock with almost a bit of English barleywine character.

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Photo of MooseBoose
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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