Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 16
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-26-2000)
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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of mortarit
2.28/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Knapp85
2.4/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Mike_Moe
2.61/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of yesyouam
2.68/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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)

Photo of ricke
2.73/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.88/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of jonnylieberman
2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Thorpe429
2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of jaluria
2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of whtguitarguy
2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.