EKU 28

Second brew of the night. Another German beer. Apparently this is one of the world-class doppelbocks. Given how well the last one went, I have high hopes. I’m still watching my movie. Lately, I’ve been getting really good movies from Netflix. I have a few documentaries lined up which I’m really excited about. So, last brew of the German sixer…

ABV: 11%

Style: Doppelbock

Trivia: According to the Shelton Brother’s website, “In the early 1950’s, the EKU brewery of Kulmbach, Germany set out to make the world’s ‘biggest’ beer. Naturally, it would be done according to the Bavarian Purity Law, using nothing but barley malt, yeast, hops, and water. However, beer yeasts are not the hardiest of organisms — too much of the alcohol that they produce will kill them, stopping the fermentation process cold. But the ingenious EKU brewers had a plan: to take traditional techniques of bock beer brewing to the extreme. Malt concentration was doubled or tripled (the exact formula still remains secret), giving the yeasts more fuel for conversion to alcohol. Above all, since stunned yeast can only work very slowly in the presence of high alcohol levels, this beer would have to be given a lot of time. In fact, it had to be fermented in cold storage for an unheard of nine months! After those nine months, EKU 28 was born.”

Random: There’s a bunch of German stuff on the label. No idea what it says.

The brew poured with a half a finger of pure white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear brown-orange with light, visible carbonation. The nose had malt sweetness, booze and some dark fruit. The taste was significantly sweet with booze, dark fruit and caramel sweetness with some bitterness at the end. The body was thick with lighter than expected carbonation, yet it was incredibly velvety. The finish was long and boozy and sweet. I really enjoyed this brew. It really reflected the style and was incredibly satisfying. I would definitely have this one again. I love this one. Go grab one!

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

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