EKU 28 | Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

very good
704 Ratings
EKU 28EKU 28

Brewed by:
Kulmbacher Brauerei AG

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A super-strong Bock, but not an Eisbock.

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4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 91/100

Wow, I thought this was delightful... Maybe some of this is because I had zero expectation or hype. Still, has a really nice rich and hardy bock flavor. Yet at 11% it is rather easy to drink. If you see this it's worth a pick up~

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

EKU 28 has really become one of my new favorites. I enjoy a strong, challenging beer at times but not something that will give me a headache.

If you see an EKU 28 grab 1 or 2. It will put you DOWN! It's a really tranquilizing beer, but clean, so no headaches or other unwanted side effects. It can be a little pricey but worth every penny. It has so many rich flavors. Dark, earthy fruit notes seem to push forward the most, but this is not a sweet beer necessarily. The flavor intensifies as it warms in the glass, and the last sip tends to be divine in my opinion. Drink from a chalice or even wine glass for sure. The color is a decadent rouge/ molasses.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Good flavor for a strong beer. Purchased at Cadoro in Italy.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark cloudy amber with a small fizzy head. Aroma is of caramel malt, fruity, yeast and a bit of dark cherry essence mixed in. Taste is sweet caramel malt, fruity, yeast, maybe some toffee and a kind of sweet sherry alcohol flavor and hops bitterness. Palate is full, rich and fairly smooth body, with good carbonation. Finish the same as taste. Alcohol seems to be well hidden, but comes thru more as it warms up. Overall seems a bit strong for a doppelbock, not bad ( if sipped accordingly).

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Appearance: Pours with a dark orange color. Minimal head even on an aggressive pour. Active carbonation is very low.

Smell: Syrupy toffee jumps at the drinker. Amber malts, caramelized sugars, and fresh baked rye bread are potent on the body. Sinister dark fruits and some bright yet balanced spices really add some kick on the back end.

Taste: Waves of robust, juicy amber malts with accents of toffee, cacao nibs, and earthy grains blast the palate immediately. Caramel, sweet yet rounded sugars, and bountiful creamy malts grow and shine on the body. The alcohol is menacing and adds an edge to this beer which only helps accentuate everything going on with this brew. Finish is decadent toffee and grains.

Mouthfeel: I won't say the body is thin, but the alcohol and sharp biting flavors and textures are unique for a doppelbock. Carbonation is fitting for this style beer.

Overall: I would describe this as a mean, vicious interpretation of the style. Many others are much maltier with darker fruit character, but this one is menacing and will knock you off balance. With all that being said it is scary drinkable and a real treat.

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EKU 28 from Kulmbacher Brauerei AG
3.92 out of 5 based on 704 ratings.
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