EKU 28
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

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Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
Ranked #54
Ranked #13,557
3.95 | pDev: 14.68%
Sunday at 09:45 PM
Aug 16, 2001
Very Good
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Notes: A super-strong Bock, but not an Eisbock.
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Rated: 3.8 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Sunday at 09:45 PM
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Murky caramel brown body with a tan cap that fades. Smell features caramel malt with nuts, dark fruit and a kiss of honey. Taste is much the same, but the malt itself shine through more slightly. Medium bodied, malty, smooth and warming. The wife loved it
Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by desint from Belgium

Aug 16, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Jan 08, 2022
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Rated by s4s from Puerto Rico

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.77 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Aug 12, 2021
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

2.38/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
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
Rated: 4 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.27 by jwohio from Ohio

Dec 13, 2020
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Reviewed by mgrady3 from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.02 by Robertas from Lithuania

Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 3.82 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Oct 20, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by gethimacranberryjuice from Maine

Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.1 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by bplogarbo from Louisiana

Apr 18, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by Livyatan1996 from Missouri

Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Eltrandos from France

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 3.36 by ccadwell from South Carolina

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Eapressocycle from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by weissbock from Alabama

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.96 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Sep 16, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois

Aug 10, 2019
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.94 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by DarrellK from Florida

May 28, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by DOCRW from Washington

May 23, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by digitalflood from New York

May 13, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by JohnTurano from Florida

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by kinmundy77 from Illinois

Jan 20, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Nov 20, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Atg1095 from New York

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 3.27 by TinFang from California

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Aug 14, 2018
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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