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Style: Eisbock
 
Style Information
Eisbock was originally discovered in Kulmbach, Bavaria by removing ice from partially frozen barrels of beer. This is a traditional style that is typically made by freeze distilling a doppelbock and removing the resulting ice. This provides a concentrated flavor and boosts the alcohol (upwards of 12% to 14%).

The color should be deep copper to dark brown. The aroma should be dominated by the malt characteristics, with malt sweetness very evident. Other smells like dark fruits, caramel and chocolate can be present. Hop aroma should be nonexistent. The taste should follow the aroma, with malty sweetness dominant. Other flavors like dark fruits, caramel, a hint of chocolate and toasted notes also can be evident. Also, alcohol should be very obvious in the taste. The feel should be full bodied. ABV should range from 8% to 14%. IBUs should be somewhat low in the range of 26 to 33.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

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Snifter Typically used for serving brandy and cognac, a snifter is ideal for capturing the volatiles of aromatic beers, such as Belgian ales, India Pale Ales, barleywines and wheat wines. The shape helps... [more]
Wine Glass Wine glasses come in many shapes that are styled specifically to certain varietals of wine. The shape of the glass is very important, as it concentrates flavors and aroma. Wine glasses can be div... [more]

Top Consumed Eisbock
 
 BeerConsumed
1. EisPhyre by Capital Brewery25
2. Kulmbacher Eisbock by Kulmbacher Brauerei AG13
3. Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock by Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH8
4. Raspberry Eisbock by Kuhnhenn Brewing Company5
5. Winter Wonder Lager by Kuhnhenn Brewing Company4
6. Blueberry Eisbock by Kuhnhenn Brewing Company1
7. Hermannator Ice Bock by Vancouver Island Brewery1
8. Stop Making Sense Eisbock by Trinity Brewing Company1
9. Trapped Under EisBock by Voodoo Brewing Company1

Top Reviews Eisbock
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Unplugged Eisbock by New Glarus Brewing Company90
2. Urbock Dunkel Eisbock by Brewery Castle Eggenberg88
3. Raspberry Eisbock by Kuhnhenn Brewing Company87
4. Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock by Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH86
5. Reichelbrau Eisbock by Kulmbacher Brauerei AG86
6. Hermannator Ice Bock by Vancouver Island Brewery84
7. EisPhyre by Capital Brewery82
8. Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock by High Point Wheat Beer Company82
9. Kulmbacher Eisbock by Kulmbacher Brauerei AG79
10. Trapped Under EisBock by Voodoo Brewing Company74