Archive for the ‘Eisbock’ Category

God, I’m seriously backlogged on typing up my reviews. I’ve still been reviewing beer, but I’ve totally fallen behind in typing up the reviews. So, I had this beer on Monday, I think? It’s another style that I’ve never had before and one I’m actually excited to try.

ABV: 12%

Style: Eisbock

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Stronger than strong. Powerful aromas and an intense flavor. Mahogany, nearly black Eisbock. The aroma reminds of ripe plums with a hint of bitter almonds and marzipan displaying strong characteristics of banana and clove. It is full and warming on your palate. The ideal digestive after a great dish. Goes great with crepes suzette, profiteroles with a dark chocolate sauce, tiramisu and mature Parmesan.”

Random: I haven’t been trying a lot of German beers. I have to get on that.

This brew poured with an off white head that dissipated slowly, but left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was filled with figs, prunes, raisins and booze. It was almost reminiscent of a brandy. The taste was very heavy on the raising with a definite candy sugar sweetness. This was a sipping beer, no doubt. The body was heavy with moderate carbonation. The body was almost syrupy. The booze was also heavy and prominent on the finish and coupled with raisins, but not as overwhelming as the 12% ABV would have made me assume. This was a really heavy beer, but I really enjoyed it. I could see this one going well with a cigar. I would definitely have this again. I would see this more as a winter beer.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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