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DRAFT sixer: Eisbocks

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Brewed as doppelbocks and frozen to concentrate the flavor and alcohol, these six eisbocks will keep you warm on a cold night.

Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock

Clocking in just shy of 14% ABV, this reddish-brown brew smells and tastes like chocolate-covered raspberries. Beware its drinkability: Despite the high heat, this beer goes down like sweet dessert.

Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock

Based on a weizenbock, which blends the toasty, dark fruit of a bock with a weizen’s banana and clove, Schneider’s eisbock transcends its origin. Chocolate, caramel and dark fruits mix with ripe banana and gentle alcohol warmth.

Vancouver Island Hermannator Ice Bock

From British Columbia, Hermannator Ice Bock fills the senses with rich, toasted malts, hints of molasses, chocolate and figs.

Kulmbacher Reichelbrau Eisbock

A classic example of the style, and possibly the first ever marketed, this is a palate-coating beer: Dark, toasted bread and a hint of bitterness push against sweet caramel, figs and molasses, all accented by spicy alcohol.

Redhook Eisbock 28

This beer covers the tongue in thick, creamy malts, while caramel and brown sugar accents add sweet ornaments to the flavor. Dark fruits blend in the back of the mouth with slightly piney hops, before alcohol heat sweeps through, leaving the palate pleasantly dry.

Capital EisPhyre

Originally brewed to celebrate Capital’s 20th anniversary, EisPhyre is a frozen take on its seasonal doppelbock, Autumnal Fire. This beer bursts with caramel and bread crust flavors, underscored by fig, raisin and sherry.

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