EKU 28
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Bock - Doppelbock
Ranked #49
Ranked #13,604
3.95 | pDev: 14.68%
Jan 08, 2022
Aug 16, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: A super-strong Bock, but not an Eisbock.
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4.06 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Jan 08, 2022
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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by backblast from Alaska

Poured a hazy amber with a thick white head that dissipated quickly and no lacing.

Tasted sweet malts up front combined with toffee and light fruit. Can barely taste the alcohol.

Jan 01, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by s4s from Puerto Rico

Can't hide that alcohol, but pretty good. I think it needs a bit more hops. It's not a doppelbock, but a starkbier (strong beer).

Dec 31, 2021
3.77 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Aug 12, 2021
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2.38/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by dkoehler42 from New York

I opened this beer expecting something different. This pours a dark copper with minimal head. I originally considered it skunked before reading other reviews. It definitely tastes of raisin, and has minimal carbonation. This doesn't do anything for me, and I'd pass on it next time.

Jun 17, 2021
4 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Jun 16, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Peach63 from New York

Pours light copper with a 1/4 inch tan head, which dissipates. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is malty, bready, toffee, caramel. Port like.

Taste is toffee, caramel, light roast malt, raisins, prunes.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Semi-sweet finish.

The Germans know how to brew beer. this is a good one.

Mar 06, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear, deep amber appearance with a large tan head that faded quickly and left modest lacing. Toffeeish, sweet malt, ripe fruit aroma with accents of honey and alcohol. The sweetness mingles with the alcohol, giving the taste a dessert wine-like edge. Sweetness linger through to the finish. The ever present alcohol is unavoidable in the aftertaste.

Jan 23, 2021
4.27 by jwohio from Ohio on Dec 13, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mgrady3 from Missouri

Poured a 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. Had to pour right down the middle to get a head to form, which built up decently high but then dissipated very quickly. Since this is a big ABV beer, I made sure to let the bottle warm up for a minute or two after snagging from the beer fridge.

Color was lighter than expected - light brown or copper, with high clarity.

Nose comes through right away with sweet, caramel, molasses, and dark fruit.

Taste is quite sweet at the beginning but it finishes very clean and crisp. There's a little bit of hop bitterness present in the finish, but fairly minimal.

For an 11% beer, the alcohol is masked quite well.

Overall a really interesting Doppelbock. Not sure I'd go out of my way to buy more but would certainly recommend everyone try it at least once.

Nov 27, 2020
4.02 by Robertas from Lithuania on Nov 23, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Not the beer to purchase for going boating. F.Y.I.
It has been decades since I have come across this amazing beverage.
All I can remember is that I loved it and would purchase regularly if available in PA.
As close to an Eisbock as I could find in this area years ago.
I remember it poured a nice brassy color, beautiful malt presence, and finished just dry enough, probably the alcohol.
I put this up there with Kulmbacher Eisbock as far as amazing bocks.

Oct 30, 2020
3.82 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Oct 20, 2020
4.28 by gethimacranberryjuice from Maine on Sep 13, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Pours a clear, deep ruby / copper. Half finger of fizzy khaki head fades quickly to nothing. Doesn’t look great.
Nose is toffee, toasted bread, caramel, nutty character
Taste follows. Toffee, toasted bread crust upfront followed by a nutty character, touch of raisin, plum.
and a caramel finish.
Finish isn’t too sweet or cloying.
Good beer.

Sep 12, 2020
4.1 by smi69 from New York on May 25, 2020
4.21 by bplogarbo from Louisiana on Apr 18, 2020
3.81 by Livyatan1996 from Missouri on Mar 06, 2020
3.75 by Eltrandos from France on Jan 19, 2020
3.36 by ccadwell from Idaho on Jan 05, 2020
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Eapressocycle from Pennsylvania

Excellent interpretation of the style. Not quite as dark as your typical doppelbock. Pours hazy dark amber with a creamy and persistent head. Flavor is sweet with a hint of spice and just enough bitterness and complexity to not be cloying. Alcohol is well hidden, although the thick and syrupy should prevent accidental overindulgence.

Dec 10, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by weissbock from Alabama

Ahhhh... an old fave! Pours up a medium copper color bringing aromas of big malt, some dried fruits and slight sweetness, not much hop on the nose. Head white and thin doesn't stick around long although seems fairly effervescent on the tongue. Served at 47 F, it's a sipping beer but not due to the high abv, for myself more to enjoy how it evolves as it warms a bit. Thick mouth feel with hints of toffy. Finish is warming as expected but never overpowering the malt, noticeable bread and grain as it warms. I'd like to brew up a 7.5% abv version. Top notch beer IMO!

Oct 09, 2019
3.96 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Sep 16, 2019
3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on Aug 10, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

11.2oz bottle coded 2834231 poured into a pokal glass at fridge temp 11% ABV. The beer pours bright light amber in color with khaki head. The head fizzles away in a few minutes leaving a thin ring of single bubbles around the glass. The aroma is sweet raisin bread. The taste is more of the same with sweet bready caramel malt, hints of fruit, a touch of ethanol heat and a mild finishing bitterness. The mouthfeel is full to medium bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, excellent. Sweet, but not cloying and full of flavor. The tiny bit of booze you get from this beer is well integrated and the finish incredibly dry for the gravity. I love a big, well made doppelbock and this is one of the biggest and best.

Jul 03, 2019
3.94 by alexsergio from New York on Jun 24, 2019
3.93 by DarrellK from Florida on May 28, 2019
3.5 by DOCRW from Washington on May 23, 2019
3.94 by digitalflood from New York on May 13, 2019
4.24 by JohnTurano from Florida on Mar 23, 2019
3.94 by kinmundy77 from Illinois on Jan 20, 2019
4.16 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina on Nov 20, 2018
3.77 by Atg1095 from New York on Oct 28, 2018
3.27 by TinFang from California on Sep 03, 2018
3.55 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Aug 14, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by josanguapo from Spain

From Decervecitas. In Teku glass. Reading Intro to Python Ch5. Althought the abv is fairly high and some alcohol is noticeable, it isnt enough to spoil it thanks to a pleasant caramel sweetness

Jul 02, 2018
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4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Bought at Liquor Shed.

It pours a mostly clear copper, has a small head of foam, produces good lacing.

Smells sweet with caramel malt, brown sugar or maple syrup. Somewhat of a boozy aroma.

Sweet but such a true Doppelbock, maple syrup and caramel oozing onto my palate. The alcohol brings some warming after the swallow but it's hidden pretty well in the taste. Bottle code doesn't make any sense so I don't know how old the 6pack is: 2730251.

Close to full bodied, lowish carbonation.


Jun 29, 2018
5 by bbacher from Indiana on Jun 07, 2018
4.4 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon on May 28, 2018
3.04 by mozartandmadnes from Spain on May 11, 2018
EKU 28 from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 755 ratings