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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

Einbecker Mai-Ur-BockEinbecker Mai-Ur-Bock

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334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%

Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG visit their website

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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Photo of snpub540


3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice clear copper hue with a fizzy white head that quicly faded away into a fizzy nothingness.

Smell is bready and nutty and that us about all.

Taste has some more going on. Sweet bready malts upfront followe by a toasty nuttiness. The finish is crisp and dry with spicy and floral hops.

Mouthfeel is kind of fizzy at first and its a little thin. This is a very clean and refreshing beer that has some nice flavor going on.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 09:13:58 | More by snpub540
Photo of shand


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

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass.

This one's an orange-red color with a tiny head, decent retention and lacing for style. Aroma is sweet bready malts. This one's big and malty, plenty of sweetness, a bit of breadiness, and just a touch of booziness and sharp hops. The mouthfeel is nice, it's on the heavier side of medium bodied with a spot-on carbonation. The drinkability is about average for the style. Overall, a slightly above average maibock. Not worth seeking out, but not a bad pick-up.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 23:08:11 | More by shand
Photo of JednoPivoProsim


4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. It has been 16 years (practically to the date??) since the first and last time I had this beer. I remember drinking with friends in Germany as they explained Maibocks and the higher alcohol content. We were all very impressed that this beer stood at 6.5% ABV, little did I know I'd regularly be drinking beers approaching 10% and above...

Appearance: Pours a dark golden with a relatively thin white head. Nice carbonation - a refreshing looking beer.

Smell: Strong bready notes. Smells hearty and filling. Sweet malt smell as well.

Taste: Definitely the strong, rich taste of a bock beer. Sweet bread and a slight hint of alcohol. Very malt heavy.

Mouthfeel: Thick and rich. Not a lot of carbonation, just a hearty, heavy beer.

Overall: Definitely the choice if you are looking for a little sustenance in your beer. Overall, a great flavored Maibock that I would recommend!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 15:10:59 | More by JednoPivoProsim
Photo of mcallister


4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear burnt mahogany with a light, whispy head showing twinges of yellow leaving spotty lace behind.

Very nice, soft semi-sweet bready aromas, fresh baked bread, yeast, toffee, and caramel, with some earthy noble hop presence, and a hint of brown sugar covered nuts.

Must be because it's May but I can't get enough Maibocks right now so why not go with where the style started. Tastes like it smells only better. Sweet toffee malts, fresh bread, cereal, caramel, yeast, brown sugar, candied nuts, earthy hops adding just the right amount of bitterness to balance out the malt sweetness. Carbonation is dead on as well, spritzy and effervescent on the palate. Creamy in the middle and long in the finish. Can't get enough.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 20:21:17 | More by mcallister
Photo of OtherShoe2


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear amber with an off-white head that has ok retention. Some lace too. Clarity in striking.

Rich malt and bready sweetness. The aromas are strong, but not much else here.

Big malt flavor, with sweet toasted bread, some brown sugar, and a nice balance of bitter hops. Wish this was a bit more boozy, but maybe I'm just wishing for a doppelbock. This brew comes close. Nice sweet and bitter finish, and long with the malt.

Fuller bodied -- not much carbonation.

An easier drinker, and full of flavor. If you like bocks, this is a good one.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 13:36:28 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of dasenebler


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

33cl bottle, best before 12/17/11. Fresh off the shelves here in Deutschland.

Pours a lovely strawberry blonde color, very clear. The white head is dense and compact and dissipates to a thin film. Some lace.

The aroma has the quintessential Lager character; clean, but with sulfuric hops. More pungent than most in the style.

The flavor is rich and malty, with lots of decocted complexity. Dough and toffee mainly, with some other bready notes. Not too sweet, with a hoppy, drying finish. This is a well-balanced Maibock. The mouthfeel is medium, with smooth carbonation.

Yes, you can taste the alcohol with this beer, which is surprising since it's 6.5% ABV. But, I really think this alcohol character is part of the Maibock style, of which the Einbecker is among the best I've had in terms of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 18:05:49 | More by dasenebler
Photo of TheQuietMan22


3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is a clean and clear copper, which is a touch light. One finger of slightly tanned head developed and dissipated quickly to leave a bubbly lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: Very aromatic and floral. Exhibits the classic, sweet barnyard scent of helles and is complimented by sweet caramel and honey. It’s very candy-like, and I think I may even smell a little butterscotch.

Taste: The flavor elements mostly mirror those in the smell, but the taste is much hoppier and bitter than I expected. Caramel and honey upfront, then the helles/floral/haymow, and in the end there is a nice bitter bite, which lingers on the cheeks and tongue. Also noticeable is the hint of butterscotch from the smell and a tad bit of alcohol.

Drinkability: Though it was pretty winter-like for April today (it felt more like November), Mai-Ur-Bock cheered me up and gave me a much needed taste of spring. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 06:00:06 | More by TheQuietMan22
Photo of Knapp85


2.4/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 03:55:58 | More by Knapp85
Photo of Thorpe429


2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 03:38:04 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of phishgator


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

Poured into a wide goblet. Deep copper color with little haze. The head is tight and white. There is a great earthy hop aroma up front. The other characteristics are a crisp bitter bite and nice balance of bready malt. The flavor is close to moist cake. The body is full, but refreshing. A good one for the style, but not a style like to drink everyday.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 18:02:08 | More by phishgator
Photo of Reaper16


3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a color like a persimmon, only dulled. But not in a bad way. The copper/tangelo color is quite attractive. Add to it the 1.5 fingers of soapy, tiny-bubbled buttermilk head and you have a very pretty beer.

I've got to be honest: the first and most forefront aroma that hits the nose is that of slightly skunky hops. Not TOO skunked, but enough to be off-putting. Damn green bottle. Thankfully, there is enough honest maibock aroma underneath the skunk to save the beer. The hops retain their essential floral, honeysuckle component. The malts are smelling all Honey Nut Cheerios up in this bitch. It smells thicker than it is; lots of honeyed sweet flavors.

The taste follows the nose, only blissfully free of skunk flavor. The blond, doughy malt sugars taste awfully floral on the mid-palate. Again with the honeysuckle. A kiss of apple juice. A gentle, grassy finish. This is tasty enough, but there are other maibocks with purer flavor profiles, or more inventive ones.

This maibock has some sizable heft to it. It's still comfortably medium-bodied, but it's thicker than I expected. It plays well with the floral sweetness. This structural coherence makes for a nicely drinkable lager.

Ur-bock, eh? As in the first one? Well, German brewing tradition has improved upon that/this first maibock. But the OG version still holds up. If you can get this non-skunked then it'll be even better.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 06:31:29 | More by Reaper16
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 21:32:12 | More by oberon
Photo of rdilauro


3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First time with this beer. I liked the golden pour and the aroma of a typical German beer.
The first sip, I noticed quite a bit of Malt, making this a bit sweet.
It was an interesting contrast between the Hops and Malt.
It was so easy drinking, something you could do without thinking all that much

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 23:17:26 | More by rdilauro
Photo of Shrews629


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

Appearance - Pours a nice clear amber/copper color with an off white head that was kind of creamy with nice girth and retention. Burnt orange highlights around the bottom of the glass. Pretty good lacing also.

Smell - A sweet malty nose with some "grassy" hop type notes. The grassiness is a bit more gentle than a lot of highly hopped German beers. The malt is not only sweet smelling, but also reveals a darker more earthy undertone.

Taste - The malty sweetness is aroused from the first sip. The hop bitterness is present, but seems to be softened by the malt. Even detecting some walnut type flavorings. No real splash of alcohol in my opinion. Nice for 6.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel. Smooth an easy on the palate. Mostly dry and leaving some on the back of the throat and roof of the mouth. Even a bit chewy and warming.

Drinkability - At 6.5% ABV this beer could sneak up on you in a hurry. I like this as well or better than most of the German beers I've tried. Not overpowered with hops and well balanced in all categories. I could drink a few of these for one evening no problem.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 00:22:35 | More by Shrews629
Photo of womencantsail


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

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 06:47:43 | More by womencantsail
Photo of drabmuh


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

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 01:54:12 | More by drabmuh
Photo of Sachsenfreude


4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance; clear amber with a beige head. Very light with the carbonation bubbles.

smell; very grassy and hay-like malts. Slight odor of dried dog food(I mean that in a good way). Some fruity alcohol aromas with the smallest bit of hop spice.

taste; semi-sweet malts that taper into a bitter finish, more so than other Bocks and what I expect from a Maibock. Alcohol burn is mild. Some hops in there but they're quite gentle. Well balanced to the extent that the taste is difficult to describe.

mouthfeel; the alcohol stings the tongue but the body is loose, yet full. This one also puckers the mouth a bit but not in a sour or tart way.

drinkability; the alcohol could be better hidden but still a nice drink for a session. Goes down quite smooth and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 06:44:04 | More by Sachsenfreude
Photo of Cannoneer


4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a good, solid example of a Maibock (perfected by centuries). I was surprised to read in Culinaria series that the first bock beer was, indeed, brewed in Einbeck - which was exported throughout Germany and has thus acquired the name "Bock" in Bavaria as a short and distorted version of "Einbeck." So, the beloved Bavarian tradition of brewing Bock beer comes from the North, imagine.

This beer pours an attractive dark amber and has notes of tree bark and buckwheat honey in the smell. The head is thin. Honey, licorice, pine needles in the taste; very well balanced. Drinks exceptionally easy, can be a great session beer. Goes very well by itself, or with traditional German foods. A clear winner in its sort.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 17:26:23 | More by Cannoneer
Photo of Halcyondays


3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. green bottle,

A: Pours amber with an initial 2 finger head but drops down to a ring quick. No lace.

S: Real nice malty caramel nose, almost syrup like.

T: Does have a sweet malty component, but the hops balance it out nicely. They're mild, but they're there enough to keep it from being cloying and makes for a much better beer.

M: Medium-bodied, light carbonation, creamy, nice easy finish.

D: A real good maibock in a style I'm not a huge fan of. Though the sugar does tend to catch up with me by the end, I still really enjoyed this German effort.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 01:16:08 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of speter

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a ruddy gold with a small-bubbled one-finger white head that leaves delicate lacing.

S: Pretty standard lager; bready malt and a hint of noble hops. A trace of sulphur at the outset.

T: Honey-like malt sweetness is up front, while the balance of hops kicks in just past the center, where you can detect some other spicy notes. The finish is nicely hopped, and the aftertaste goes between memories of malt and an ever-so-slight alcohol burn.

M: The carbonation is rather brisk, which lightens the overall mouthfeel. Again, just a touch of warmth in the finish.

D: A very refreshing Maibock.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 23:57:02 | More by speter
Photo of Schwarzwald


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

Overall a very good beer. I like the aromas... lots of pear and apple but still pretty clean. I was interested in this beer because it is fairly difficult to find in my area, so I purchased a 6 of it. It has great carbonation with a really good feel, however, mine had a slight rotten smell when first opening it. Luckily the rotten smell did not translate into a rotten taste. I drank this beer alone with no food and think that it would be great with simple flavors, anything too complex on the food side may spoil the simplicity of the beer. Definitely give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 12:48:42 | More by Schwarzwald
Photo of Nerudamann


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

Look - Deep amber, almost golden color. Finger's worth of foam and good carbonation.

Smell - More of a malty smell than I was expecting for a Maibock, but you can still smell the hops.

Taste - Definitely hopy in taste. The hop taste is also darker, almost earthy. I don't notice much of any other taste which would detract from the hops, which I like.

Mouthfeel - Good balance between watery and creamy textures.

Drinkability - I don't notice a whole lot of complexity in this beer, but the general taste is fairly pleasant. Maybe worth coming back to.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 05:13:38 | More by Nerudamann
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New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 15:40:40 | More by metter98
Photo of augustgarage


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330mL green-glass bottle into my Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock glass.

Hazy pumpkin body with lighter safety orange highlights. A small finger of off-white foam recedes to a thin active surface layer. Thin but decent sudsy lacing, vague threads of tears.

Grassy grainy aroma with dark rye bread and lightly toasted malt elements.

Pale malt on the palate, but with a toasty melanoidin note as well. Carmelization and consequently sweetness seems a bit high for the style, and the hops while offering some balance aren't much more present here than in their standard/traditional bock. Mostly they come out in the aftertaste. There is a lingering hint of aspirin throughout - odd but not bad.

Medium-light bodied, well carbonated, and a touch slick.

A smooth and quite malty lager that hits the spot when you are in the mood for such things.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 01:04:18 | More by augustgarage
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber body with a good amount of carbonation running up the side of the glass. Nice fluffy white head that retains quite well and leaves great lacing.

S - Nice malty aroma with some sweet cherry and a whiff of alcohol. Grainy in the smell when swirled and especially as it warms. Reminds me of a Munich Dunkel with some added cherry.

T&M - Very much what I expected from the smell. Great malty backbone which you expect from a bock. Light cherry flavors quickly come next once swallowed followed by just a touch of alcohol but it's really not that noticeable. Very well balanced and smooth with a little higher then average carbonation with adds a bit of dryness in the feel.

D - Would love to session a few of these. A very refreshing beer with great flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 13:46:44 | More by MrIncognito
Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.