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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
85
very good

370 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-26-2000)
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Photo of BeerSox
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into mug.

Clear honey amber hue with a thin head that evenly puts a paper-thin cap on the beer.

Very light malt aromas, providing a little bit of a syrupy aroma with some light noble hops.

The sugary flavor is repeated in the flavor, coupled with a little bit of alcohol. The hop bitterness is minimal. Full bodied with good carbonation. Lingering candy flavors in the finish.

An okay Maibock, not the best I have tried. The alcohol comes through a bit, lowering the drinkability, but that's about par for the style.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store Pub. Poured caramel colored with a decent head and nice laccing. Has a very malty, biscuity aroma to start which turns sweeter, almost candied smelling with some spice notes. Finishes bready. Tastes of sweet malt and crisp spices, bready, and with caramel and a nutty finish. The mouthfeel is spicy and crisp. Very nice on-tap. It is hard to pull of the bready richness and still keep everything so crisp. Well done.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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 Beerzebub
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle, served in a flute at 50 F/ 10 C.

Deep golden color, small whitish head, drippy rings of lace.

Smells malty - grain, sweet brown bread, and honey, with a little toast. Also some mild spicy herbal hops, and vague fruitiness.

Rich malty flavor of bread and honey, with toast coming in, then fruit leather/ golden raisin and mild booze. Some herbal hop flavor. Moderately sweet. Sweet malt and alcohol are fairly well balanced by a little hop bitterness. Lingering malt and fruit.

Smooth carbonation, and the texture has a little slick oiliness.

Tasty malt-driven beer.

Photo of gford217
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at the Brick Store in an Einbecker glass, of course.

Pours a clear golden with hints of amber with a one-finger white head that dissipated to a ring fairly quickly leaving no lacing. Smell is mainly light sweet malts and grains, mainly wheat. The taste is a little better than the smell with sweet malts still playing the major role, but with a more interesting things going on behind it with some corn and some faint hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium and refreshing with good carbonation. This is definitely a drinkable brew if not the most complex of maibocks I've tasted.

Photo of argock
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 11.2oz green bottle into a clear pint glass. Freshness date intact.

A: Clear light amber-cedar color with thin creamy off-white head with skimpy lacing.

S: Distinct orange peel, sweet malts with honey and caramel, and strong nobel hops presence are mingled with a faint and not unpleasant alcohol aroma.

T: Plenty of dextrin sweetness in the start, some citrus flavors, and then a sharp and spicy finish due to the more herbal than noble hops bite which leaves it a little drier than expected. Alcohol not detected.

M: A little astringent and the alcohol is much more heavy in the aftertaste. Body is medium.

D: Not a bad Maibock, but the astringent chracter detracts from this brew somewhat. Still not a bad offering in this style.

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

Orange-golden with a thin head.

Smell is vague and bready.

Taste exudes the impression of fresh warm bread, followed by a caramel malt, with alcohol present in the finish.

Mouthfeel viscous with an alcohol presence.

Overall, this was an interesting brew, and worth a try.

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

A: Poured a clear, bright orange with some golden highlights. It was topped off by a foamy, macro-bubbly ivory capping that dissipated soon after the pour. Visible carbonation was light and sporadic.

S: spicy with dry oranges, nutmeg seasoning, and some spicy flowery hops.

T: sweet, syrupy with velvety dry oranges, citrus, honeymalt and a sharp spicy hoppiness coming in late to balance out the initial sweetness. It's the spicy flowery spiciness that really shines here providing a nice bite with some background dried fruit and honey sweetness. Overall a nice spicy flowery bite, dry velvety oranges and dried fruitiness combines with a warming alcohol finish to provide a nice treat and example per style which finishes dry.

M: medium full with a nice viscosity which was followed by a bittering flowery hop bite upon the swallow with a nice warming alcohol presence.

D: A good drink, syrupy, sweet and fruity and all you can ask for per style.

Photo of CWiggins
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've been eyeing Einbecker's beers at Sam's Quik Stop in Durham for a long time. I couldn't say why I've avoided them, but now I'm in the mood for maibocks and this is the first bottle of the season.

It pours a light, nutty brown with golden highlights, while the very lean white head lasted only a few minutes. Held up to the light, this brew resembles pilsner. Aromas of sweet, caramel-resembling malts waft up to the nose, while milder scents of dark fruit and hops linger in the background. The bock elements are certainly there. An initial hit of sweetness attacks the front edge, and then those caramel malts take over. The finish is a lot hoppier than I would have guessed, and the lingering aftertaste indeed hoppy with a bread-like characteristic as well. There is a bit of maibock-style spice in the center that combines nicely with those sweet malts.

It is medium bodied, with just the right amount of carbonation for the style.

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a translucent golden amber body with a quarter inch of short-lived off-white head. Caramel and biscuity malts shine in the aroma with continental hops in the background. Tastes sweet, with caramel malt playing a big role, chocolate notes, and just enough hops to balance the flavor. Just a tinge of alcohol warming is also present. Very tasty and pretty drinkable. I like it - a solid German lager.

Photo of wiseguy142
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

One of the first beers I got on my summer 2008 trip to Germany- was stored in my host family's cellar during a fairly hot day so drank it warm right off the bat. Smells of clean German hops surrounded by a Munich malt aroma. I don't find the alcohol taste so overwhelming but it does affect its drinkability in that it already has such a pronounced, sticky sweet malt presence and then you realize just how much alcohol you're ingesting as well. Overall a very smooth and almost sickenly sweet dessert beer. I enjoyed the 2 I had but I don't know if I could go much beyond that.

Photo of USCTrojanBrian
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a tap at Victoria Gastro Pub (Md.) into a 20 oz room temperature nonic glass

A - Orange/amber, transparent. Minimal head, sort of that light froth that comes with a real ale/cask beer.

S - Nothing, really.

T - Well defined malty sweetness. Lager-like aftertaste.

M/D - Crisp, mild bitterness but lots of sweet but not sugary sweet. More of a steady sipper than a gulper.

Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock pours a medium orange color with a white head from a five liter mini keg. The aroma is very malty. The flavor is a full on blast of malt, it's downright bready. A very intense beer, if malt is your thing, you should give this a try.

Photo of dsa7783
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single, short, fat, 11.2 oz bottle copped from Gary's in Madison...
Pours a clear, lucid, light-bronze, copper appearance with a very minimal foamy head that quickly receded and left no lacing at all...
Malty, caramel-laden aroma with obvious sugars and honey present...
Creamy taste, loaded with thick malts, honey, florals, sugars, yeast, and caramel with a touch of vanilla...
Decent mouthfeel - very sweet and rich, but slightly overbearing...
Decent level of drinkability, but as mentioned, very sweet with too much sugars present and not a fair balance of malts...
Decent stuff, but nothing above and beyond...

Photo of sinistrsam
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy gold/bronze with little head and decent lacing.
I got very little in the nose except maybe soem toasted malt and sweet fruits, btu nothing overpowering and almost no hop presence at all.
Toasted malt, sweet fruits, butter and sugar in the background. Very mild hop and spice, but nicely balanced.
Sweet malts with a chewy dough feel which fades to a slightly-tongue-coating aftertase and rather sweet and creamy fininsh.
Decent but nothing to write home about; definitely more understated than American Mai-Bocks, although the Ur- prefix indicates that this was the first of the style....maybe this is what a Mai-bock should taste like?

Photo of pmcadamis
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This one is a dusky bronze hue with a four finger monster of a khaki head that leaves some really nice lace on the glass. The beer is slightly hazy, and head retention is excellent. That big ole' head gets rocky and lumpy as it slowly settles....nice.

S - Peppery hops are the prevalent aroma, and some mellow saltine crackers provide a smooth undertone. Doesn't really smell like much, but it doesn't smell bad.

T - Initially sweet like thick honey, this gets rounded out with some apricot and fresh bread in the middle while the hops really come out later. This is really mellow, round, sweet, and balanced nicely with some spicy hops.

M - Syrupy and thick, this is really weighty and viscous! Carbonation is very mellow and round, while the hops really hit on the back end after the sweet honeyed malts fade away.

D - This is an excellent brew! It's not outrageously complex, but that sweet flavor and the thick honey mouthfeel are awesome. This would be an excellent session brew, and I also think that it might be a good beer to introduce to curious BMC drinkers.

Photo of dreadnatty08
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a really nice medium amber light orange color with great clarity and a half inch of just off-white head. Aromas like an amped up lager with a big dose of alcohol. Slightly sweet, candy like, lightly toasted Munich malts, and a little noble hop note. On the palate, starts quite grainy with a dextrinous feel without being sweet, singular malt profile finishing bitter and semi-dry. Hop flavor is low but the bitterness certainly lingers along with a warming sensation. Alcohol is quite noticeable and keeps things really ramped up.

Photo of fdrich29
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
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 cer40
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I sampled this beer out of a 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Poured a dark golden-brown color. Smell is of malt. Did I mention malt? Has some spicy hop undertones. Wow the flavor is great. Definately the sweet malt you expect from the nose with a slight maple flavor. Maybe even some butterscotch notes. Nice bitter hop finish. This is a great tasting bock. Mouthfeel is a little sticky and chewy, very good. I traditionally like extremely hopped IPAs but this malt monster is very good and i will definately drink many more in the future.

Photo of Proteus93
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clean, amber pour, with a slightly offwhite head. Rolling foam top that takes its time receding. Nice looking glass.

S: Sweet, yet quite herbal at the same time... a sugary sweetness.

T: Hops right away, bit enough malty sweetness to keep it all in check. Some alcohol floats through, and the whole thing comes finally comes together for the finish.

M: Quite heavy and chewy, a bit of a mouth coater. Heavy malts, but an excellent balance between them.

D: An easy drinker... big on the palate, but a reasonably low enough ABV to keep things from getting hairy. Another fine addition to a list of brews to get again.

Photo of davidchollar
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The store that I bought this from is a wine and sake store, they really don't move much beer. As a result, their beer is not the freshest, but I don't have much of a choice!

This maibock pours out of the green bottle a bright copper with a modest head that settles to almost nothing. Appearance is pretty standard. Very malty, smells like some of the lighter dopplebocks I've tried. Hints of caramel and bread make for a pretty good smell. The taste is even better. A surprisingly hoppy, bitter dry kick of a finish rounds out a satisfying lager flavor.

Although I'm sure this is a bit past its peak flavor potential, especially considering the rather high average score, I still enjoyed it and will get it again. It was great to have a solid lager after weeks of Christmas ales!

Photo of HankNew
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden amber with about half an inch of head that doesn't hang around quite as long as one might like.
Strong oak-ey nutty smell. Thick on the mouth with a stong malty taste and a hint of hops.
This is my first go-round with a beer of this sytle, and it certainly won't be my last; a very enjoyable brew!

Photo of livingregret
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle w/ no freshness date

Appearance: A clear golden amber w/ a lovely 1 finger head. Plenty of lacing has the beer looking great

Smell: Grain, wheat and sweet malt dominate the smell. Mainly the grain and wheat smell

Taste: Wow....way different than I was expecting. The smell reminded me of some BMC beers but instead I'm hit w/ a nice sweet malt taste that ends w/ a slight corn like taste. Quite tasty. Fairly smooth but leaves a slight slick coating in your mouth

Drinkability: Enjoyable enough

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

App: Rich, gold color. Decent, foamy, head.

Smell: mild, nutty smell.

Taste: Nice, mildly nutty taste. Nothing overpowering, very easy on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, zesty taste.

Drinkability: Goes down easy.

Definitely a high quality beer. Well worth trying.

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

This beer has a golden-amber color. The clarity is clear. It has a malty aroma with no hop notes and light caramel scent. The flavor is caramel notes in the front, malty. It has a body that is between medium and full. The head was moderate, but dissipated. This is a nice, drinkable, sweet, but not cloy beer. My favorite Maibock!

Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.