Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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2.28/5 rDev -39.8%
I just read a few minutes ago that bock comes from the lager family. For a long time I have been drinking the American's definition of the style and thought I like it them. Since then I am getting educated in top and bottom fermenting. I like ale which are top fermenter. Lager is a bottom fermenter. I am starting to inquire more knowledge about what I like and do not like.
I thought the smell was pleasant. Easy on the nose and inviting as well.
Taste was the opposite in the experience. Raw and harsh. Of course I just had a Flanders Red so that may come into play with the palette.
This wouldn't be a session beer for me.
03-27-2007 11:46:10 | More by mortarit
2.4/5 rDev -36.7%
This beer poured out a nice crystal clear yellow with a fluffy white head, definitely resembled a true German brew. I had to wait to finish pouring till the head settled a bit. The aroma is very grainy and full of earth or nature. The flavors were good when this was cold from the fridge but as it warmed up it just got nearly unbearable for me to drink. I don't know why but I just didn't like the taste of it after mid-bottle. Mouthfeel was good and all, just the taste really got the best of me.
04-07-2011 03:55:58 | More by Knapp85
2.61/5 rDev -31.1%
Appearance: Amber color, light brown head.
Aroma: Bold malty aroma, infused with fruit.
Flavor: Bold malty, apple and raisin flavor, with a bitter, hoppy finish. A full bold bodied beer.
Overall: This beer was somewhat disappointing. First of all, this beer gave off a stale fruit aroma and flavor. It drinks somewhat harsh, with a unpleasant hoppy/bitter finish. Seeing that Maibocks are seasonal, the year-round hybrid missed the mark.
01-10-2014 05:20:36 | More by Mike_Moe
2.68/5 rDev -29.3%
A very clear orange beer with a fleeting white head. The aroma is of malt, cookies... pretty funky, actually. The body is medium weight and lively. The flavor is reasonably bitter and... metallic, funky, maybe a bit of apple. I think this one was skunked.
(rated May 17, 2007)
12-12-2008 13:32:02 | More by yesyouam
2.73/5 rDev -28%
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.
08-13-2009 17:08:07 | More by ricke
2.88/5 rDev -24%
Pours from a goofy green bottle (when will they learn!?) into my tulip glass. Fat, thick white head lingers for a long time. Great lacing. A nice copper/orange color that really looks good in bright light. Only, I thought Maibocks were supposed to be even lighter?
Smells like: A high gravity lager. Which, unfortunately for me will always be tainted by the night when I was 18 and drank 5 40s of Crazy Horse... Anyhow, good malt is present and there is even some Hallertau-like hop spice/perfume. Not bad. Not overwhelming, either. Could be less faint.
Taste: Bitter. Interesting. Good malt, but definately has to compete with the hops. I'm not a huge fan of hoppy beers using Continental hops -- they always taste to mediciny. Also, this beer seems to be lacking the decocted mash-attack of many bocks. Though the taste is complex. Still, when I think bock I think malt extravaganza. This beer is too spicey and possibly skunked.
Mouthfeel: Fairly severe carbonation. Medium bodied with a good roundness. Sharp attack on the tip of your tongue is not unwelcomed, but is not really to style, either.
Drinkability: What should be really malty and sweet is more bitter and perfumey, even medicine-like. Not going to wake up and crave this beer.
11-25-2005 20:33:32 | More by jonnylieberman
2.9/5 rDev -23.5%
Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a pilsner glass.
Pours a moderately-dark golden color with a long-lasting single-finger white head. A bit of spotty lacing as it does eventually fall. The nose brings some light, grainy malt plus a very faint amount of herbal hops. Some light breadiness in the background. The flavor is slightly bitter and grainy, with the finish bringing an off bitterness that is almost like it has been light struck. Thin with above-normal carbonation as well. Not terribly drinkable.
03-07-2011 03:38:04 | More by Thorpe429
2.9/5 rDev -23.5%
Poured a translucent, copper color with a strong, white colored head. The surface was covered in bubbles and a touch of lacing was left behind in my glass. Aroams of malt, dried fruit, and alcohol. The taste was a cross between malt liquor and a doppelbock with grain/bread unertones. Too sweet and unbalanced to really enjoy again and again. Nice texture with the heavy carbonation, but less than average drinkability.
06-08-2006 14:18:07 | More by jaluria
2.98/5 rDev -21.4%
Pours a darker golden color, not really like a bock. Heavy caramel malt flavor and rather hoppy. When I had it, it was a bit skunked, so it probably took away from what the fresh beer tastes like. Has a dry aftertaste. It is good if it is available..but not good enough to go out and search for it.
12-27-2009 01:29:40 | More by whtguitarguy
3.03/5 rDev -20.1%
appearance - Light amber color with a offwhite head.
smell - Sweet malt, caramel, and hops present.
taste - Starts of with a mlat taste and then has a hop bite at the end.
mouthfeel - medium body.
drinkability - I have had 3 Mai-bocks that i gave good reviews to. This I wasn't too crazy about, it had to much hop bite and not enough malt tast i think. Though i know that is what makes it a "Mai" is the hops.
10-20-2008 23:47:33 | More by auxiliary
3.13/5 rDev -17.4%
Poured a crystal clear deep golden color with moderate white head that slowly fell to a thin coating. Smell is very light with a slight wsweet maltiness present. Taste is firmly maltly with an alcohol presence also noted. Taste rapidly rapidly dissapears leaving only a vague alcohol taste. Maybe a bit of dryness at the finish. Average at bea=st. there are much better examples to be found.
06-22-2006 00:23:32 | More by tgbljb
3.18/5 rDev -16.1%
Poured a deep copper hue with a one finger creamy head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell was essentially a big sweet malty experience. That's really all I can say.
The taste was in your face malty as well. Upfront there was a rich sweet molasses character which faded slowly into a clean spicy and mildly hoppy finish. There was a bit of an alcohol presence as well.
The mouthfeel was full and chewy.
If you like malty bocks with good ABVs, then this beer is for you.
07-09-2006 23:09:34 | More by plaid75
Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.