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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

Einbecker Mai-Ur-BockEinbecker Mai-Ur-Bock

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BA SCORE
85
very good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%


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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TripelJ

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Now Quaffing: Einbecker Mai-Urbock

Pours a pale golden yellow with very active carbonation. Aromas are sweet, caramel, and grassy. First sip is grassy with a slight metallic finish. Metal fades and gives way to a balanced grain profile and a nice bitter hop finish. This was a medium bodied pale bock with a moderate drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2003 01:59:45 | More by TripelJ
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bierman2000

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light straw colored bock with lots of hops.. seemed odd for a mai bock.. it is very floral and has a nice appearance with good carbonation and some malt in the finish.. it is fairly smooth and drinkable for thse who enjoy hoppy bocks.. mouthfeel is good just the flavor had me shocked with the hoppiness. Skunky nose to start and remains throughout.. green bottles may be the culprit.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2003 21:25:12 | More by bierman2000
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy straw colored brew with a little bubbly white head that died to a lace pretty quickly. Aromas of grains and a bit of fruit make up the nose of this one.

I was pretty unimpressed with this brew. It was crisp and tingly. The bready malt flavor really overpowered any chance of a nice hop flavor to this brew. It was definitely a good beer and was very drinkable, but it was not what I wanted. Definitely a much different brew than other Maibocks sampled to date.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2003 09:06:03 | More by ElGuapo
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kunzbrew

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a hazy straw color with a little head.

The sweet smell of caramel malts pours out of the top of the glass. Hop aroma is strong, which is very nice. A citrus aroma is also very strong. I can not wait for the first sip.

A strong alcohol flavor is what I first taste. The citrus flavor is also there with a hint of clove, and earthy musty hits the palatte. Hop flavor is very strong which is very pleasing.

The light to medium body makes this a very drinkable beer.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 16:51:26 | More by kunzbrew
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Brent

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sweet malt aroma with German hops wafting up. This beer is all about the malt and alcohol - hops play a supporting role - adequate but always at the back of the stage. Malt takes the spotlight with some herbal sweetness. Alcohol flavors are just one step behind, wrestling with the hops for second stage. My bottle was about 7 months beyond the "best before" date (didn't think to check until I got got home) but the beer seems to have held up well - no oxidized or sulfur flavors, even in a green bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2003 20:35:29 | More by Brent
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Naerhu

Japan

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pure white long lasting head on gold/amber body. Respectable lacing.

Aroma: The alcohol kicks off quite a sweet malty aroma.

Taste: The taste is quite different than the aroma. Hit with chewy tannins at first. Surprising little floral aroma or flavor for this much bitterness. Medium malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness lasts quite a while, though there is a chewiness that I cannot get over.

Drinkability: High. This beer has more drinkability that its score would lead you to imagine. The sweetness brings the glass back to my lips.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2003 05:52:43 | More by Naerhu
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Initially this brew comes across as a tad unruly with alcohol the dominant presence, both in aroma and taste. By the second, third and forth gulp the hops begin to assert themselves and take center stage. The amber/orange color stands alone in the beer world. I had to keep looking at it and holding it to different lights and upgrading my initial appearance rating. The taste is extremely complex, that too required a raise in points. The ample malt body never achieves a platform of its own. It instead plays a wonderful supporting role to the competing stars. The off white head’s performance is marvelous, though brief. Einbecker, by the way, is the inventor of the bock style. Because I was unsure of my ability to accurately rate this unusual style beer with one bottle, I found it necessary drink a second.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2003 19:23:42 | More by BeerResearcher
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2003 13:25:56 | More by cokes
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putnam

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great vibrant reddish amber color.
Aromas are improbably concentrated...drenched with honey, sticky green/yellow herbs, cocoa, toffee, pine nuts...
On the palate it glides across in a viscous display of rich, roasted nut flavor combined with abrupt, tarry hops, sweet caramel and cedar. Wow.
I never had a bock with so much structure.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2003 13:53:42 | More by putnam
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ipogios

Cyprus

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An average beer. Thin white head that settles fairly quickly. Quite good malty taste. Very nice body in deep copper color. Quite acceptable mouthfeel in my opinion. If you get the chance try it

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2002 01:45:46 | More by ipogios
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jackndan

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Einbecker Ur-Bock: On tap at the Map Room in Chicago where it is the beer of the month, $3.00 for a pint. Deep copper color, with a heavy aroma of Vienna malts. Not much head, at all. The taste lives up to its aroma, with strong malts that dominate this brew. Not too bad, and very easy to drink and on the wallet.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2002 19:55:28 | More by jackndan
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2002 02:33:55 | More by rastaman
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Wildman

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a copper color and formed a nice huge bubbly white head. that left some interesting lace when it subsided. The aroma was of malt and some grain present. Slight chemical aroma as well, maybe due to the green bottle.
The flavor was of malt and a bit of sweetness to it with the grain aspects adding to the sweetness in the finish. I had this one a bit warmer, and think it would benefit from being colder, which may mask the alcohol better.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2002 17:52:51 | More by Wildman
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2002 14:49:39 | More by NeroFiddled
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Thrasher

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2002 16:18:19 | More by Thrasher
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice copper-ish color. It has a thin white head, good lace. The aroma is that of malt mainly, toasted light bread maybe…It has a nice full body. Initial taste is alcohol and a sweet malt base, then a nice notes of spicy hops, a little fruitiness as well. There is a tiny bit of warming in the finish. Overall a nice German Bock…and also a cool looking green bottle...

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2002 14:55:14 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2002 08:19:44 | More by Jason
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

partly cloudy dark copper color, pours a rocky head which disappears quickly. soft euro aroma of malt and hops. taste is exquisite! sweet caramel and doughy malts with a lemony/honey background on a solid malt backbone. slick and creamy mouthfeel. you don't notice the alcohol until.....well... you know that warming feeling! thanks to ADR for steering me towards this for a compare/contrast lesson in maibocks.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2002 16:28:47 | More by budgood1
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bier #99.... almost there...!! A pleasant bock from Deutschland... This Maibock has a copper color and a small white head which leaves a decent amount of lace... Nice combo of sweetness and a hint of hops in the nose. Same flavorfull combo in it's taste... toasty/bready malt start, some fruitiness, then finishing with a bit of floral hops, and a little dryness. Medium body and smoothness... Good bier and very drinkable, though I think it displays a bit more fruitiness instead of sweetness than desired. Just the same, Prosit!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

99

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2002 18:20:35 | More by Bierman9
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sprinkle

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer really suprised me.Clear to amberish in color.Not to much of a nose,but when you get it in your mouth you know they use alot of malts and very little hops when making this lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2002 17:22:14 | More by sprinkle
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2002 13:53:34 | More by ADR
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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).

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2000 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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