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Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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84
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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 14
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 06-15-2002)
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uturn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-12-2013 13:29:47 | More by uturn
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pchalk


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-03-2013 16:22:14 | More by pchalk
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From: John's Grocery, Iowa City, IA
Date: "Code Number L1048061004" stamped on label
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Einbecker's Ur-Bock Dunkel is one of the better bocks I have been able to try, full of robust caramel and toasted bread flavors, but also well-balanced by an intriguing selection of European hops that add bittering, peppery, and herbal flavor to the beer. While the beer's appearance and mouthfeel were about average, its flavor was excellent and the aroma was quite enjoyable, too. Out of the bottle, this was a very nice offering, a bock I would pick up again. Fresh from the brewery's taps, I imagine this to be excellent.

Pours a 2cm head of off-white to beige foam, which is made up of an assortment of small, medium, and large-size bubbles, creating a sudsy dishwater-like appearance. Retention is about average, lasting a minute and a half, before settling to a thin film atop the body of the beer. The lacing that is left is minimal, a few small lines and dots alongside the perimeter of the glass. Beer's body is a dark copper color, light bringing out brighter, reddish-orange copper hues. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, though it is fairly minimal.

Nose is of pleasant toasted malts, giving this a caramel sweetness and toasted bread aroma, with a bit of European hop bitterness, pepperiness, and herbal-ness. Very pleasant, could be a bit stronger, but subdued works as well.

Tasting opens with caramel-like malt sweetness, fairly deep and intense. Mid-palate finds continued caramel-like sweetness, but adds in a bit of complexity with toasted bread flavors and noticeable hop bitterness and dried herbal flavors, acting as an interesting counterweight to the prominent malt characters. Back of palate picks up caramel and bread flavors that are well-balanced by European hop bitterness, spiciness, and dried herb components. The beer at this point has come from near total sweetness to half sweetness and half bitterness. Lingering aftertaste of bittering European hops atop much subdued caramel and toasted malt sweetness. Very excellent taste with notable transitions and flavors.

Beer is medium-bodied with low levels of carbonation, leading this to have a smooth, though slightly stagnant mouthfeel. Some more carbonation would not be problematic, and this beer's weight could certainly handle it. Closes quite dry, with surprisingly little stickiness across the palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 20:13:39 | More by falloutsnow
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-05-2012 04:03:16 | More by Sturmthis
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sneaks2210

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-15-2012 03:02:55 | More by sneaks2210
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Vonstein15

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-13-2012 02:04:32 | More by Vonstein15
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boses_r


2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

11-12-2012 02:24:35 | More by boses_r
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-25-2012 02:07:26 | More by BlackBeerDown
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-01-2012 02:34:45 | More by fdig23
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Aromas of bready malts, caramel malts and raisins are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is quite malty with a light amount of bitterness and subtle hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with a bit of warming from the alcohol.
O: This is beer is a good representation of the style and is also quite easy to drink compared to other bocks.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 15:53:14 | More by metter98
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MadScientist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A medium copper with exceptional clarity and a persistent off-white head.

S: This has a moderate malty aroma with a crusty bread, melanoidins and a light toasted noted. There are no hops present nor diacetyl, just a clean lager fermentation.

T: The flavor is right to style with a rich, complex malt flavors of crusty bread and toast with a light caramel note. There is just enough hop bitterness to balance the malt flavors but it still leans towards the sweet side with a malt sweetness that continues into the finish. It's still a well attenuated beer. No hops.

M: Medium-full bodied with a moderatly low carbonation and just a touch of warming.

O: This beer is a malt forward beer with a little sweetness but an overall good balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:40:14 | More by MadScientist
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark orange with a 1 inch foamy tan head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and some slight soy sauce notes. Taste is of toasted malt and some burnt caramel and toffee flavors. There is a slight alcohol kick with each sip. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better taste than smell in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 01:19:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-01-2012 17:17:42 | More by tenacioustomato
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pkalix

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-29-2012 01:26:17 | More by pkalix
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel has a thin-to-medium, off-white head and a somewhat cloudy, amber appearance, with a good amount of thick lacing and some streaming, tiny bubbles. The aroma is of musty, sweet, slightly-turned fruit (think of green apples), and the taste is similar, but with an added hop bitterness at the end of the sip and in the undertaste. Also, one picks up a pretty strong alcohol feel, which evokes brandywine. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel finishes semi-dry, ragged, and fairly head banging. Overall, I think this was probably a bottle that was a few years old, but, nonetheless, it is good.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 14:58:53 | More by RonaldTheriot
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-03-2012 17:51:31 | More by tbeer40
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DayMD

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-21-2012 00:40:24 | More by DayMD
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-19-2012 03:47:47 | More by jfcaa193
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phaedrusovchaos

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-17-2012 10:33:17 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle. Franziskaner weizen.

A: Rusty copper color with 1.5 fingers of light tan head that stays frothy.

S: Banana, cloves, bread malts, and pleasant yeastiness.

T: Sweet caramel, overripe banana, cloves, ginger, and pepper.

M: Medium body that is somewhat creamy.

O: Spices override all other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 14:22:01 | More by bucklemyshoe
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icannonball

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-07-2012 05:17:16 | More by icannonball
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-30-2012 06:34:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-15-2012 21:37:01 | More by AndrewMichael
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-29-2011 22:10:06 | More by JAHMUR
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-29-2011 01:12:47 | More by whartontallboy
Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
84 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.