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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

356 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-26-2000)
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Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

Sammy, Jan 04, 2005
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.8%

t0rin0, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a turbid dark orange with a 1/4 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace forms around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, toast, caramel, and some slight soy sauce aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, and some alcohol on the finish. There is a mild 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 good beer with some solid aromas and flavors even though I think that this is a pretty old bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -20.6%

djrn2, May 18, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2.9/5  rDev -23.3%

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.

Thorpe429, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14%

acurtis, May 18, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface that faded into lacy patterns. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: The nose is filled with sweet aromas with notes of bready and caramel malts as well as some hints of fruit and alcohol.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell with added notes of honey while the finish has a slight amount of bitterness from the hops along with some hints of alcohol.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, creamy and smooth on the palate. There is a slight amount of dryness in the finish.
D: This is a nice beer to sip outside on a spring day when you need a touch of alcohol to warm you up. The alcohol is noticeable in both the smell and taste but does not detract from the drinkability.

metter98, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

Rich, dusky orange-copper with amber edges. Mai-Ur-Bock looks like an IPA. The ecru lid started out as if it would disappear in a big hurry, appears to have had a sudden change of heart and is now a tight-bubbled two fingers. Jagged sheets of lace resemble fake snow sprayed onto a windowpane. I like the look.

The nose is really nothing special. It's blond malty with a fair amount of musty, musky, earthy hops. In other words, a fairly typical maibock/helles bock. I find beer of this style difficult to like because there's nothing to hang my hat on, no aromas or flavors that really appeal to me. The fact that this one smells like a Euro pale lager doesn't help.

Ditto the flavor. Mai-Ur-Bock tastes like a higher alcohol version of an especially malty EPL. I'm amazed to see that the ABV is only 6.5%. It tastes a few percentage points higher and is the warmingest beer of this ABV that I can remember. The alcohol isn't unmasked exactly, it's just extremely noticeable.

The malt has a stainless steel caramel flavor. Caramel malt usually imparts a sweet, inviting character. Not here. This beer isn't so sweet and is unyielding and standoffish. Maybe it's the hops. A generous load of nobles brings a fair amount of bitterness to bear, although I'm not too thrilled with their flavor contribution. I'm sure there are those who like this combination of flavors. I'm not among them.

The finish lingers for a bit, but since I'm not groovin' on what led up to that finish, that's not necessarily a positive. I like the mouthfeel. It's as firm as the flavor, yet has a rounded edges aspect that connotes quality. This is a drinkable little beer, provided you like what you're drinking.

Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock is decent. If you like this style, though, I suggest you seek someone else's opinion of its worthiness. Someone who enjoys and appreciates maibocks/helles bocks more than I do. Just about anyone will do.

BuckeyeNation, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Deliciously malty, lightly flavored, delicate, and smooth. An authentic beer to style that is tried, true, and a joy to drink.

Bright copper-straw colors with orange highlights, moderate carbonation releases a small, creamy, cottony head that holds firm with a slight blanket to cap the beer.

Rich bready aromas, caramelized sweetness, earthy, floral hops, and with a honey/nectar-like delicacy to the nose. Slight fruitiness (peaches and appricots) decorate the nose but don't demand attention.

Sweet and bready malts set the stage for the caramelized pilsner malts along with the Vienna/Munich malt complex. Bread crusts and honeysuckle flavors create a deep maltiness that is sweet to the taste, but dry in the finish. Hops give enough of an herbal taste to add variety to the taste and to keep the beer from cloying in the end.

Sweet and creamy textures that are moderately full up front but dries out nicely in the finish due to alcohols and good attenuation of the malts.

The German decoction mash creates the depth of the malts in this beer and its hops are top quality with great balance. Great ingredients and great techniques make great beers.

BEERchitect, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +5.8%

A: The pour is a light amber color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: Smells quite sweet with lots of caramel and honey. There's a slightly floral note to it, too. Overall the nose is quite simple, but it's really nice.

T: Similarly sweet in terms of the flavor profile. A strong caramel and honey flavor. There's a touch of bitterness on the finish. Perhaps it's a bit too sweet, though.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: This was probably too sweet, but I still liked it quite a bit (more than other maibocks, certainly). Pretty nice beer.

womencantsail, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
2.4/5  rDev -36.5%

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.

Knapp85, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

oberon, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +5.8%

emerge077, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

A - Poured out a golden/yellow color with hints of bronze and a pillowy, off-white, three-finger head. It left very thin rings of lace.

S - It had a floral, hoppy aroma with nice caramel and toffee notes.

T - It tasted earthy with sweet caramel malt, clove and a bitter kick that increased as the beer warmed.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good maibock. I had passed it up many times and now I regret it.

zeff80, Oct 05, 2008
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -20.6%

JAHMUR, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%

Dark copper color with an orange cast and light ruby highlights topped by a firm 1" head that receeds but holds at 1/16" and leaves an excellent lace as well. The aroma is solidly malty, balanced by a grassy hoppiness. (Also lightly skunky - green bottle!) The mouthfeel is full and creamy. Obviously a full bodied beer! The flavor starts with a solid maltiness - lightly sweet and caramel tinged - which becomes increasingly bitter as it crosses the palate, ending with dry (and unfortunately metallic flavor from oxidation) finish. Obviously an excellent beer, but a damaged bottle. I've had this beer before and remember it without defect. It's a solid one-two punch of malt and hop that expresses itself in slightly different ways throughout the glass (probably because as the malt sugars build in your mouth they retain the bitterness of the hops). And therefore, although it is not complex per se, it is a very interesting and enjoyable beer that keeps your attention.

NeroFiddled, Aug 14, 2002
Photo of Jason
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

Jason, May 03, 2002
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from an 11.2oz. bottle into a flute glass.

A: The beer is a brownish gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of honey, grain, hops, caramelized malt and barley.

T: A sweet honey flavor hits first, followed by a burst of hops and then it closes with a grainy malt flavor. As the beer warms a bit, each of the flavor take turns dominating with each sip.

M: Very crisp but not the smoothest beer, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish for style that is usually sweet and tends to leave little stickiness behind.

D: Tasty, easy drinking, not filling, good representation of style, this beer is good enough to pound down, but seems more like a beer to have with a meal.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 10, 2006
Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Slatetank, May 25, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

Beer is amber and clear with a big off white head of small and medium bubbles that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is slightly caramelly and sweet. Smells good.

Beer is medium in body and a little sweet. Finish is creamy and nice, the beer fills the palate out well with a balance of sweet and a little dryness at the back. It's pretty good. Einbecker makes a bunch of good beers.

drabmuh, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +5.8%

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet malty scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts along with a fruity, dry yeast aroma. It is sweet and creamy. The taste is good. It has a strong malty flavor that boasts of pale, crystal, and bisquit malts. It has a sweet, yet breadlike taste goes down easy and finishes earthy and dry with a slight skunkiness. This is an odd taste, but I like the idea. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation and a bit of warmth. This is a solid beer. It has real malt character and a style all it's own; a good drinker.

WesWes, Mar 18, 2005
Photo of jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%

Poured amber (slighlty darker towards top, a little lighter towards bottom) with a thin white head that didn't stick around long before leaving a wisp.

The smell was of caramel with some grassy and bready notes.

The taste was of sweet caramel malt mixed with a touch of bitter graininess. Sweetness becomes mixed with a fruitiness. After a while, it's reminiscent of caramel-covered apples. A bit of alcohol finishes it off. Well-balanced and the flavors linger quite a bit.

It's very smooth - medium to full-bodied. Sweetness is slighlty restrained by a crisp bitterness, so as not to become cloying.

A smooth, delicious brew from start to finish. A classic of the style.

jwc215, Aug 22, 2006
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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.