Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau EisbockKulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock
BA SCORE
89.5%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 1,001 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,732
Reviews:
598
Ratings:
1,001
Liked:
896
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
9.44%
Alströms:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
66
Trade:
1
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Photo of Ri0
3.84/5  rDev -7%
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 +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Flip_Smash
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reizorc
4.99/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Radome
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 300 ml bottle into a globe glass.

L - Dark brown color; holding it up to light reveals it is actually a dark amber. Head is light tan and made up of thin sheets of tiny bubbles, accompanied by sticky lacing.

S - Beautiful aromas of rich, bready malt, light molasses, stone fruit. Alcohol aromas are evident but smooth and not overwhelming.

T - Intense molasses and bread flavors lead off, followed by moderate hops bitterness in mid-palate. Then intense fruit (apricot?) and alcohol before a sweet finish.

F - Medium body. Low carbonation becomes almost non-existent after a few minutes. Moderate burn from a combination of bitterness and alcohol.

O - Aromas and flavors like a super-intense doppelbock. Mostly flat carbonation and hot alcohol are the only detractors.

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Photo of erk0607
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thampel09
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RinZo
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nyrblue2
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage bottle. Note sure what the date was.

The crown cap on this bottle seems to be damaged a bit and there is some leakage on the outside of the bottle; handling error I'm sure. I only wish I would have caught it when I purchased this bottle. Opened the bottle with no hiss of carbonation at all; confirms my theory about the damaged cap. Poured still and deep brown with a massive amount of viscosity. Smelled of dark malts, leather, tobacco, malty sweetness. The taste followed the nose but with more of the sherry and port notes. Leather, tobacco, vinous, just the right amount of oxidation. I did like this beer but I would have preferred it to be carbonated. I may seek out another bottle and make sure the cap is in tact. Overall, the beer inside was still pretty cohesive and not an over-oxidized mess like I thought it may be. It seems very similar to George Gale's Prize Old Ale if you can believe it. For me, the 2001 Prize Old Ale had way more oxidation on it but what can you expect from 14 years in the bottle.

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Photo of Ardeer
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harryhops
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my first ever Eisbock, bear with me, hopefully for the life of me, I get this right tonight.
I poured this into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to purple color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. Lacing concaves nicely against the glass.
The smell starts off with thick sweet raisins, a big boozy caramel malty base and brown sugar.
The taste was mainly sweet with an added breadiness in the flavor scoring a semi-thick flavor in the aftertaste and on into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fairly good sipping quality to it. Carbonation, well, there's not much there, but honestly, if I remember correctly, I read that carbonation is supposed to sit pretty low for this style, so....
Overall, yeah, well, this was quite enjoyable. Really glad I tried it and definitely would have again. A definite slow sipper for those cold Winter nights. Snuggle up with me, you fine gem of an eisbock!

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a dark cola-colored brown with a thin light khaki head that dissipates to patches, leaving light lacing. Aroma of sweet, rich malt, dark dried fruit, hints of brown bread. Flavor follows aroma, with rich sweet malt, dark dried fruit, hints of molasses and brown bread. Classic bock flavors, but a little more intense. Medium bodied with light creaminess. I nice, classic eisbock, providing great bock flavors intensified by the ice process, well balanced between fruit and malt flavors. Alcohol is well covered and this can be a sneaky beer since is it slightly sweet and full of flavor, it is hard to sip slowly. Nicely done.

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Photo of movieclockstar
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep brown to light black in color with little penetration to light. There's a fingernail of beige resting on top. Aroma is of sweet fig, dates, and chocolate. I taste fig, leather, and alcohol. The mouth is chewy and sticky with alcohol.

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Photo of zaraspook
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 89.5% out of 100 with 1,001 ratings
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