1001 Beers: 3. EKU 28
by Ben D-T
Brewed by: Kulmbacher Brauerei
First brewed: 1954
Obtained from: Beers of Europe
“Oh my god!” I exclaimed as I swallowed my first sip EKU 28. A beer of 11% is an impressive achievement, and the taste of this beer is just as strong as the double digit ABV suggests it should be. The full nature of the taste hits you immediately, but it takes a few moments to figure out what it actually tastes like. For me , it tasted like syrup.
EKU 28 is so strong and so incredibly sweet that it reminded me of maple syrup more that anything else. I don’t mean to be rude to the people who make this beer, but to me it tasted like diluted maple syrup with a a shot or two of vodka in it. I like sweet beers, but this was more sickly that anything else.
I wan’t to be able to say something good about EKU 28, but nothing really comes out at me as particularly great about it. It wasn’t intolerable by any means, I finished it, but I just really didn’t enjoy it. Overall it’s a 2 out of 5 from me.