Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-26-2000

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Reviews by Winter:
Photo of Winter
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber in color with a thick white head. Bready malt aroma with a floral hoppiness to it. The mouthfeel is medium in body. This is a malty maibock. The hops provide a nice bitterness to the malt sweetness. Decent balance. The flavor seems to become more bitter as it warms. The 6.5% alcohol is unnoticeable at first, but becomes more apparent as the beer warms. I would recommend drinking this on the cooler side temperature-wise, as it went down pretty smooth at first, but the beer's bitterness seemed to become a little less inviting as it warmed to room temperatures.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Iam a sucker for a well made helles bock,this traditional brewery's rendition was a bit lackluster in my opinion.Poured into a becker a rich lighter bronze shade with a well defined one finger white head,German malt aromas are a bit toasty with a tinge of iron,the caramel sweetness is hefty as well.Not alot of complexity on the palate,caramel sweetness with that iron/mineral note,a light herbal,dry hop presence in the finish.Easy to drink for the style but again not overly complex.

Photo of RoyalT
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a brilliant, shiny orange in color with a big, beautiful white puffy head. This is one of the best-looking bock beers that I have ever seen.

Smell – The light, simple malts carry the day here. I can also pick up some straight refined table sugar notes.

Taste – The big, sugary malts are out in force here. I thought I caught a glimpse of fruitiness at the finish but this is mainly a very simple, sugary malty Maibock.

Mouthfeel – This is big, medium-bodied at least, with a sticky mouthfeel that is kind of slick along the cheeks. There’s a light dryness that rounds things out.

Drinkability – This is a big but simple hearty bock.

Photo of ricke
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Brassy yellow with orange hues. A big off-white head with decent retention leaves quite a lot of lacings.

S: Bready malts, a gentle not of sweet fruits and grass. Hints of minerals, alcohol and perfumy hops.

T: Malty sweetness - lots of sweetness all around actually. Toast, grassy hops and a subtle sweet fruity note. Caramel. The finish has some bitterness to it with a note of grassy hops, more malts and a distinct taste of sweet alcohol. The alcohol is not well hidden in this one.

M: Moderate body, rather smooth texture. Gentle carbonation.

D: Not very complex, but quite tasty. The alcohol gets a little too much after a while and considering the sweetness I wouldn't want to drink more than one bottle of this on any occasion. This style of beer isn't really my thing.

Photo of Todd
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 11.2oz green Euro bottle with green labels and neck foil. Freshness scored clearly and this particular bottle keeps until Nov 2001.

Appearance: Clear amber with a white lace that froths at the edges of the glass.

Smell: Notes of grain, malt sweetness, and the slightest hint of sulfurs and alcohol in the nose all mix with a perfumy hop aroma.

Taste: Sweet, chewy, big malt mouthfeel up-front -- there is some big ass malt in this bock! After the residual sugars dissipate a semi-corn-like flavour mixes with a note of butteriness, both of which carry the sweetness as it coats your mouth. The 6.5% alcohol level kicks in with ethanol flavour that is amplified by the distinctness of German hops. The beer finishes a bit sweet, with a corn-vodka flavour.

Notes: This is a big bock. Try it cold. As it warms, it tends to bring out characteristics that most people may not find enjoyable (in general, the warmer a beer gets, the more pronounced the natural flavours become).

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap @ Redbones. This brew has an amazing lace, thin but simply amazing and seems to stick just about everywhere. Bright tawny golden hue. Quite aromatic with an herbal hop presences and a double sweetness of alcohol and malt. Very clean palate with a bite from the hops as well as the alcohol, malt holds a solid medium bodied base and is sturdy enough to keep things in balance. Real easy to drink and went very well with the jerk beef sandwich.

Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, orange amber body with a two finger offwhite head that is somewhat rocky, and retains well. Moderate, patch lacing coats the glass.

Interestingly, the aroma varies from bottle to bottle, from the six pack I bought. From an assertive caramel maltiness, to a euroskunk hop dominence, out of the same sixer. The euroskunk hop note is not pervasive like a Heineken, and appears as a noble hop, herbal and forest woodsy, in all but a couple of the bottles.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.

The taste has a sweeping malt dominence, with caramel flavors all over the palate. Hops bitterness keeps this well balanced, although the character of the hops varies, as previously noted. Some citrusy lemonrind and pine appear, at times, so I can understand how some could be reminded of Cascade hops. As this warms, the bock maltiness takes over, with suggestions of dark fruits and molasses. Caramel and toffee flavors are here, start to finish, but vary in intensity. Some apple and pear flavors are also picked up underneath, at times. Finish is dry and clean, with an herbal hops aftertaste.

Overall, this is nicely drinkable. The occasional, euroskunk aromas probably result from the end bottles in the six pack being lightstruck in their green glass. Very nice representation of the style.

Photo of fdrich29
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A souvenir from Beeradvocate.com's German Beer Fest in 2007. Volunteering has it's privileges.

Green and stout 11.2FL. OZ. bottle. Enjoying this beer from a Harpoon Hibernian Ale pint glass.

I was just about to take a sip of this beer and realized I'm still wearing my green staff shirt from yesterday's Extreme Beer Festival. Goes to show you what happens when my wife and daughter leave me to my own devices.

Appearance: A think apple cider coloring with thick frothy head that dissipated right quick.

Smell: Malt. Nothing but malt. If there's a malt equivalent to being a hop head, that' me. So we're talking love at first whiff.

Taste: Caramel and malt. Damn, I like this beer.

Mouthfeel: Lingers a bit, coats the mouth somewhat, but it's all good.

Drinkability: If you enjoy a malty brew you could drink this all day.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliantly clear reddish amber, 1” fluffy white head dissipates quickly to a film.
S: bread crust, faint hops, light toast, clean, no diacetyl, no fruity esters, no alcohol.
T: Rich German malts, melanoidins, delicious, not much hop flavor, toasty notes, no appreciable caramelization, slight peppery quality, moderate hop bitterness, no fruity esters, slight dry finish.
M: medium body, medium low carbonation, smooth. Clean, no harshness, no astringency, slight alcohol warming.
O: Pale strong malty lager.

Photo of ohmybock
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just had this on tap at Orlando Brewing. I am astounded at how GREAT this beer is on tap! I've had it in the (skunky-green-bottle) in the past and thought it sucked. However, this on-tap beer is a completely different animal! This beer rocks! Why does Germany hate the USA so much that it sends us so many crappy green/skunked bottled beers? Thankfully, Germany must not hate us "all that much" since the US also gets some excellent German brew on tap! Seek this stuff out on tap...you won't be sorry!

Photo of Thrasher
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slight metallic spoilt taste, could be due to green bottles or travel. Freshness date not notched on label. Decent cold, but I liked it better warm, as the malts come to forefront. Chewy, slides across the tongue. Delicious bready malts are the crux of this brew. Some slight tangy hoppiness, perfect finish. Small sips are the way to go, and swish it around for a while in your mouth. Wasn't wild about this beer at first swallow; it grows on ya.

Photo of ADR
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Back in '89, my brother brought me a bottle of this from his chemistry dept. advisor (a guy at the U. of Washington originally from Germany)...this and Watney's Red on tap (since then the Red has gone down, in my estimation) finally pulled me from the world of MGDs, Iron City's etc. into the world of beer worth drinking.

So I grabbed an individual bottle again last summer and "tapped" it...what a wonderful malty aroma and palate to this Spring Bock. Its got a "spring-like" flavor too, like the soil and the greens hitting your nose. While I'm an avowed ale guy for the most part, this brought back the memories and the reminders to keep tasting 'em all...

Photo of ByTor2112
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice malty aroma that gives a small whiff of alcohol. There are also notes of a Czech pilsner with some spicy hop notes detected there also. Pours a beautiful light copper color that gives orange hues when held to the light. A small head forms but dissipates quickly leaving little to no lace. A good dose of hops bitterness hits the palate first then gives way to the malt towards the finish. A good froth in the mouth brings the true Bock to the forefront and the malty backbone is much more present. Surprisingly, I got a taste of tea or tannins that fit nicely with the malty sweetness. Almost a tamer version of Urbock 23 and a touch more drinkable.

Photo of glid02
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head dissipates into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet malts with faint hints of grassiness and floral aromas from the hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lots of sweet malt flavors up front - not quite caramel malt but the flavors do have a Werther's quality to them. The hops come in a bit before the mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's a bit on the thin side but has good carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing one and could probably have another.

Overall this is a nice, malty beer, though it seems to be a tad on the sweet side. Worth a shot.

Photo of rastaman
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good, better than the dunkel. Quite a sticky pale malt flavour, with a herbal hoppyness towards the end, quite bitter and salty, i really like this a lot, strong and assertive, yet subtle in its flavour, if that makes any sense.

Photo of Hammarby
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber with a good frothy offwhite head with yellow tones.
S: Malt and alcohol, a bit phenolic. Hint of honey
T: Malt, bitterness, alcohol/phenols, hint of dried fruits, almost winelike qualities, some caramel, fresh bread.
M: Medium body. Good carboration, with small pricking bubbles.

My first expectations with this beer was very low, but then I heard a lot of praise for it and had to try it. The aroma wasn't that interesting, but the taste is really extraordinary and has qualities one would expect from a beer with much more alcohol. According to style guides the bitterness seems a bit high, but hey, others claim this is the original bock.

Photo of Brenden
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark yellow, nearly amber brew that's bright in spite of a slight haze, this beer's head is just short of a full finger tall and lacing is surprisingly sticky and abundant considering it isn't particularly thick or heavy; there's just lots and lots of spotting almost everywhere.
There's lots of bread, a bit of dryness almost getting toward crackery but kept from it by the doughier quality. There's plenty of caramel malt for support, and hops come in with some floral and more earthy than grassy notes. The sweetness in the aroma is a little off with the grainy edge to it, but only slightly at the front. Otherwise, it finishes with a lighter, more honey-like sweetness before some alcohol wafts out along with an expected lightly sulfuric note. The honey is also on the tongue, while the sulfur integrates into the overall profile and the alcohol lies underneath but mostly in the finish.
Starting off sweeter, this light to medium-bodied beer has a light crispness but is quite creamy, and into the finish develops a light dryness to carry it through.

Photo of rdilauro
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First time with this beer. I liked the golden pour and the aroma of a typical German beer.
The first sip, I noticed quite a bit of Malt, making this a bit sweet.
It was an interesting contrast between the Hops and Malt.
It was so easy drinking, something you could do without thinking all that much

Photo of DagFishHead
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden amber body. Frothy off-white head refuses to completely fade and leaves a lovely weave of lace.
Smell: Big, slightly toasted caramel malt, bready tones, and subtle herbal hops. No hint of skunk.
Taste: This would make a heck of a breakfast beer... warm, toasty, sweet-but-not-overly-so malt. Semi-dry hop finish allows the malt aftertate to linger. Simple. Good. Notes of skunk start to emerge as it warms... not offensive, though.
Mouthfeel: Rich, borderline chewy, carbonation level and micro-bubble size nicely supportive.
Drinkability: Crisper than the big malt taste and feel would suggest. Very drinkable and consistent (straight marks). A nice bock.

Photo of soper2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured a lot lighter than I expected. Sort of a deep golden color with a minimal white head that soon dissapates to nothing but a fine covering. Smelled a little bit light struck, but there was a sweet malty aroma as well. Very sweet on the initial taste, but a little bit of spice is present as the brew warms to room temp. A little bit of alcohol is noticable. Mouthfeel is a little sticky. Not a bad beer, just not the best I've ever had. I might revisit this sometime in the future, but nothing is compelling me to buy anymore of this at the moment.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thin but creamy head, burnt golden yellow, good clarity. Pretty much average-looking but an extra half-point for the excellent lace stickage is called for.

Aroma is honey and straw, but in a ramped-up lager way, not a lame macro way. Hard to describe, but it has those similarities to a crappy macro but you can tell you're sniffing quality. Good grainy smell, simple and very German.

Flavor is where it all happens with a great German maibock, and this is a great German maibock. Has that earthy pungency that defines the style (probably the hops, I guess), with traces of honey and grass/hay as well. Mildly charred, mildly pungent finish. (Pretty much the kind of beer that looks good to your average beer drinker, but then after one sip you get the "ugh!" and a disgusted face.) All this is helped by an uber-creamy texture, oily but somehow a bit dry and even puckering. The maibock creaminess is another characteristic of the style that I love.

Goes down too quickly. Maibocks are the ale-drinker's lager. I mean, the flavor is unique, the texture is wonderful, most of the German ones are superbly brewed, it's just a nice break from the sweet and crazy ales many of us concentrate on. Probably not for everyone, though. Would be freaking amazing with brats (or Tofurkey's awesome vegan beer-brats, if you swing my way).

Photo of darkmaven
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It strikes me immediately as a wine drinker's kind of beer, full of aromatics and is a natural match for food.
On the nose, you instantly get notes of bread dough and yeast, mingled with lightly roasted nuts, and sweet aromas of apricot and honey.
The palate carries a sweet maltiness with the nuttiness carrying through with delicate notes of white flower.

My perfect pair for this beer would be cheeses with a little funk, like washed rind cheeses, such as Petit Munster, Livarot and Raclette from France, and Ardrahan from Ireland. This beer can handle it. For those faint of heart, try harder cheeses, such as Manchego, Idiazabal, Landaff, and Piave.

Photo of cokes
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber glass beneath a sandy foam that fades at a quick pace.
Nose of grain, alcohol, sulphur and slight caramel sweetness.
Taste is very sweet, with both the alcohol and the caramel (vienna?) malts surfacing intially. This results in a cumbersome syrup-like impression. Welcomed interjections of fruitiness. Flashes of grain enter just prior to the oxidized notes of metal and sulpur. These flavors dominated what seemed to be a likeable spicy hop closure. Rides out boozy and sticky.
A hefty brew for sure, but not among my Maibock favorites, even considering this bottle was clearly past it's prime.

Photo of Sammy
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent though not exceptional brew any time,smooth medium mouthfeel, and a bitter aftertaste with a crisp tingling tongue. Golden yellow and a white tan lace and initially very creamy pour. A warm weather ale, and with 11 degrees on January 1st, that was fine.

Photo of augustgarage
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330mL green-glass bottle into my Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock glass.

Hazy pumpkin body with lighter safety orange highlights. A small finger of off-white foam recedes to a thin active surface layer. Thin but decent sudsy lacing, vague threads of tears.

Grassy grainy aroma with dark rye bread and lightly toasted malt elements.

Pale malt on the palate, but with a toasty melanoidin note as well. Carmelization and consequently sweetness seems a bit high for the style, and the hops while offering some balance aren't much more present here than in their standard/traditional bock. Mostly they come out in the aftertaste. There is a lingering hint of aspirin throughout - odd but not bad.

Medium-light bodied, well carbonated, and a touch slick.

A smooth and quite malty lager that hits the spot when you are in the mood for such things.

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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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