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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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375 Ratings
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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 18
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Einbecker Brauhaus AG visit their website

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-26-2000

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Ratings: 375 | Reviews: 253
Photo of horndecker
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful copper - like the polished copper kettle it was no doubt brewed in, with a large dense off white head that lingered through the first few minutes, leaving a bit of lace and a dusting of froth. Slightly cloudy which eventually clears somewhat.
In the nose it's a lot of sweet malt aromas, with a bit of sharp something hoppy. A hint of grapefruit occasionally.
The first taste is of sweet malt and bready, with a dry beautifully bitter finish, a wonderful balance. Oddly enough it has a striking resonance with a saison or biere de garde - that herbal bitterness that wipes the slate clean and readies you for the next sip. It's simpler though, uncomplicated.
The mouthfeel is juicy and full. Very drinkable, and at 6.5% not too big a commitment of resources that you couldn't have a few.
I loved this beer, and will try and keep a few on hand whenever I can.

Photo of RoyalT
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a brilliant, shiny orange in color with a big, beautiful white puffy head. This is one of the best-looking bock beers that I have ever seen.

Smell – The light, simple malts carry the day here. I can also pick up some straight refined table sugar notes.

Taste – The big, sugary malts are out in force here. I thought I caught a glimpse of fruitiness at the finish but this is mainly a very simple, sugary malty Maibock.

Mouthfeel – This is big, medium-bodied at least, with a sticky mouthfeel that is kind of slick along the cheeks. There’s a light dryness that rounds things out.

Drinkability – This is a big but simple hearty bock.

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

On Tap at Redbones. I expected a buttoned up, technically good, bock type German. I got a strange and pleasant surprise. Wait I know that taste...what the heck is it ?
Its almond beer ! I have had beer that tastes like (but was not made with) blueberries (Old Foghorn on Tap), oranges (Thomas Hardy), grapefruit (any one of a number of Sierras), etc. but this is my first almond surprise. It meets my mark of welcome surprise: you keep on drinking it to continually retest your hypothesis.

Photo of PatandDavid
4.73/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hmm, I think lucky me was able to sip this one fresh off the boat (it sure tasted that way). I had three of these, and looking at the abv, yeah that's about right. Had this one at 'bones last evening, and it was yummy (heard we weren't supposed to use that adjective, so get ready to see it a lot from now on). The color was Munich amber (go look, see what that could be), topped with a frothy tan head (nice pour!). I even had rings of lace left through-out my glass. The light, brown bready aroma was pleasant. Tingly carbonation was the initial impression, and the malt was slightly sweet, which was nicely kept in check by the crispness of the carbonation. No real bitterness to speak of, but again: no syrupy notes detected either. Spot on, and a bit dangerous for me having three. Very very good.

Photo of KroMagnon
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a pretty pale orange-golden color and has a nice, lush off-white head that sends a thin sheet of belgian lace around the glass as it falls. The head is very rocky as well, a good sign. The aroma is a nice solid malt, almost candy like, with a faint hint of hops. This one has a touch of skunkiness - its in a green bottle, I still don't understand why they do that. Anyway it isn't too bad so I rush in and take a sip. I get a full, strong maltiness that is balanced with a touch of hop flavor and a good bitterness to keep the malty sweetness in check. I get a slight hint of caramel as well but that's pretty much it. The beer alcohol level (6.5% by volume) seems pretty well hidden. Awesome!

Photo of soper2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured a lot lighter than I expected. Sort of a deep golden color with a minimal white head that soon dissapates to nothing but a fine covering. Smelled a little bit light struck, but there was a sweet malty aroma as well. Very sweet on the initial taste, but a little bit of spice is present as the brew warms to room temp. A little bit of alcohol is noticable. Mouthfeel is a little sticky. Not a bad beer, just not the best I've ever had. I might revisit this sometime in the future, but nothing is compelling me to buy anymore of this at the moment.

Photo of Zorro
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber beer.

Smell is malty and grassy with a light fruity and herbal aroma.

Taste is bitter up front with a malty and fruity side taste ends with a solid second bitter bite. Don't notice the alcohol a first then you wonder why your throat feels warm.

Good Mouthfeel.

A good stronger German beer, Gutsy level of hoping results in a noticeably different beer from Germany.

Photo of yen157
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice, rich gold with creamy off-white head. German hop nose along with some Munich malt. Sweet up front in the mouth followed by some spicy hops and alcohol. Pleasant, firm bitterness followed by an almost lacto-sweet fruity aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little harsh from rough carbonation. Good body. One of the great maibocks. Right up there with Hofbrau and Ramstein, yes Ramstein.

Photo of RenoZymurgist
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a deep gold beer witha finger thick white head which subsided quickly. Aroma was of light toasty malt flavors that finished dry. The flavor began with a noble hop bitterness which was completly covered up with malt flavor soon after. A clean dry light malt flavor is the predominent character of this beer's flavor. The finish is full of lingering hop bitterness that reminds one of a fien German Pils. Body is medium wieh a bit of a carbonic bite. Overall I was not impressed with this brew as it seemed more like an out of balance Pils that a smooth Bock. A bit too much hop for rhe style and too light on the malt flavors as well. It is hard to criticize this beer, as Einbeck is wherer the Bock style originated but I believe that this beer is not a perfect pale bock.

Photo of SheepNutz
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. It pours a medium copper color with half a finger of head. There is minimal lacing. The smell is sweet and malty with a good caramel base. Just a touch of hops present. The taste is malty, with a good amount of alcohol coming through. A toffee sweetness and a bit of hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly strong and thick. The drinkability is pretty good too for 6.5%. A decent Maibock.

Photo of PorterLambic
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark honey color with a 1" head made of very fine bubbles. Good lacing.
Smell is just roasted malt, couldn't pick up anything else in the smoky atmosphere of the pub.
Taste is much more though, roasted malt, smoky, alcohol later on and some hops near the end.
A medium bodied beer of good complexity. Very drinkable, oy vey, was it ever drinkable!

Photo of pezoids
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A gorgeous head of eggshell colored foam rises from the first pour of this beer. Slowly bubbling down and settling into a Swiss cheese lace that barely clings to the sides of the glass. The beer itself is golden orange in color, shining bright and clear when held up to the light. A soft and uniform carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass to merge with now receding head.

The aroma is fresh with new grass, lemons and a sharp graininess.

The first sip goes down so smoothly that I’m not even sure I took a sip. The second and subsequent sips bring smiles to my face. For being a stronger beer, it goes down like water. The flavors are assertive with hints of grapefruit bitterness from the hops pairing equally well with the solid body of sweet grainy malts. Nice body and overall a superbly made brew that any beer geek would be happy to taste.

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Photo of beergeek279
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served as a sample at KClinger's. The color was golden, with a wispy white head. The smell was honey sweet. The taste started with a honey in the sweet and then a strong noble hoppiness came into the taste. Mouthfeel was average. As for drinkability, this was an excellent one and one I would love to have several of.

Probably my 2nd favorite Maibock of the season (after Penn's fantastic offering). A nice hop presence was a nice change of pace after the super honey-sweet offerings of most others. Quite good, and certainly one that I'll have again.

Photo of Gusler
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer after separating from the 12 ounce green bottle set in the glass a translucent deep gold color, the head is portly in size, the texture semi-creamy, and the color a very light tan white with the residual lace a thick and clinging sheet to the glass. Nose is sweet malt, fresh and crisp to the senses, start is ambrosial, nice malt presence, the top is middling in its feel. Finish has a brisk acidity with a mild hops presence, very dry and lingering aftertaste, nice mild and drinkable beer

Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, orange amber body with a two finger offwhite head that is somewhat rocky, and retains well. Moderate, patch lacing coats the glass.

Interestingly, the aroma varies from bottle to bottle, from the six pack I bought. From an assertive caramel maltiness, to a euroskunk hop dominence, out of the same sixer. The euroskunk hop note is not pervasive like a Heineken, and appears as a noble hop, herbal and forest woodsy, in all but a couple of the bottles.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.

The taste has a sweeping malt dominence, with caramel flavors all over the palate. Hops bitterness keeps this well balanced, although the character of the hops varies, as previously noted. Some citrusy lemonrind and pine appear, at times, so I can understand how some could be reminded of Cascade hops. As this warms, the bock maltiness takes over, with suggestions of dark fruits and molasses. Caramel and toffee flavors are here, start to finish, but vary in intensity. Some apple and pear flavors are also picked up underneath, at times. Finish is dry and clean, with an herbal hops aftertaste.

Overall, this is nicely drinkable. The occasional, euroskunk aromas probably result from the end bottles in the six pack being lightstruck in their green glass. Very nice representation of the style.

Photo of Beastdog75
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first attempt at a Maibock style beer. I've always associated bocks with dark, malty brews and the thought of a pale beer with the same assertiveness has intrigued me for quite some time. Einbecker's Mai-Ur-Bock is a pretty interesting brew altogehter.

This beer pours a nice golden amber color with a decent 2 finger foam that lasts for a little over a minute. The smell was dissapointingly a bit on the light side. There was a slight hint of skunk (wasn't too lightstruck I guess), along with some caramel malt sweetness, some grain huskiness, and a light citric hoppiness in the nose. The mouthfeel was smooth and lightly carbonated. Flavors of alcohol are present in a low, tolerable amount. The beer has a decent, caramel malt presence to it but the hops is what really caught my attention. Strangely, comparisons with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale came to mind. I doubt Cascades were used, but the same hop characteristics seemed to be there: a citric, lime-like presence with a bit of piney flavors. A bit drying and bitter as it goes down the hatch. The hop presence and dryness continues on into the aftertaste, although I could swear there was some huskiness and corn-like flavors present too. The alcoholic warmth is on the low-moderate level.

This is a beer that's worth trying at least once, and it might surprise the taster. Not a top 50 beer by any stretch, but good enough that it's a decent choice if you're at your favorite beer store and having trouble deciding what to get.

Photo of moulefrite
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer sure looks nice. A deep, caramel tinged golden with an attractive just off white head, is accented by lace that kind of just sits there looking pretty. Aromas are deeply malty with some residual sweetness. This is a mouthfull of beer. Chewy in texture, it is perhaps a tad syrupy, and somewhat cloying, but a very distinct hop bitter is on hand throughout and evens things out to some degree. The beer went very well with homeade pretzels. On its own, without food though, this is a beer that I'll be happy with just one.

Photo of oggg
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a green light-vulnerable bottle. It pours a clear amber orange. The head frothed up aggressively with a dense small bubbled character. It dies rapidly. There is dark sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It is not advertised as bottle conditioned, so I don't know what that stuff is. Surely not hops in a bock...

The aroma was shockingly of Heineken. Strangely, it faded a bit as I sipped on, and by the end I was getting a lot of caramel.

The taste was extremely malty, not cloying, just very malty. No bitterness from hops. No stringency from the alcohol.

The alcohol was subtle. Medium to full bodied. Somehow finishes without being syruppy.

The aroma sucked, but perhaps it was a bit skunked. Otherwise it was extremely smooth and drinkable. I'm turning into a hophead, so I'd prefer something with hops, but this brew is very well refined for the style. I will ding this beer for the smell right now; I'll have to try it again -- but the smell is the only thing I didn't like.

Photo of RedDiamond
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a very soft effervescence that produces an attractive head of delicate white suds. It is mostly clear with a deep yellow-gold color that turns oaken brown in more restrained lighting. Provides a modest lageresque nose of simple malts.

Tastes like a clean, respectable lager with very functional properties all around. Leaves some decent lace too.

On the whole, this is not a great standout beer, but a drinkable one nonetheless. Has a nice mouthfeel. Leaves no yeast residues in the green 0.33 liter bottle.

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

Tasted on 2/26/2004 bottle had no freshness or bottled on date marked. Although the dates on the back ended with 2001, this made me a wee bit nervous, but as this badboy was free, not too nervous.

Appearance: Amber and hazy, with a strong fluffy head that eventually fell back into a nice sticky lace.

Smell: Grassy/herbal with a funk underlying the hops.

Taste: Wheaty malty with a grassy edge and a nice bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel: A little agressively carbonated to begin with but it calmed down after a little. Medium bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: Doesn't show the 8.5 abv at all. Very drinkable

Photo of tavernjef
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chill hazed pale golden yellow in color, thin whitish head not withstanding any staying power, thin collar remains and very minimal whispy strings of lace stick. Aroma has a sweetish bread malt tone thats sort of pale or dull, a bit candyish too in its sweetness. Taste is more of the same with a mild subdued presense of pale sweetness, lightly breadish, a bit of an acute bittering with a slight herbalness to its hops. Pleasingly mild taste. Feel is about medium bodied with a light frothy texture and finish that ends a bit dry. A reserved in pale sweetness overall with this Mai-bock makes it a bit bland but its actully quite tasty and becomes better as it warms where some of the breadish tones float in more.

Photo of CRJMellor
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper-colored color. Pillowy whitehead develops then disappears just as quickly leaving fair amount of lace on the glass.
Aroma of sweet malt and liquor with some bitter but herbal hop notes.
Flavor of caramel, slightly roasted sweet malt that transitioned well into a spciy alcoholic bitter finish. Very nice balance.
Mouthfeel was a little thin and watery but pleasant.
Drinkability was high but probably dangerous given relatively high ABV.

Photo of 57andcounting
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't reviews beers often, but this beer is not bad. Pours a nice head, but short-lived head. Has a nice malty (if that's a word) smell. A nice smooth flavor. Only a 11. 2 oz. bottle, but at 6.5, kick your butt. You can drink more then one of these and it is worthwhile getting a few bottles when available.

Photo of granger10
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an amber color with basically no head but left lots of lace in the glass. The aroma was of pale malt and I couldn't detect much else. The flavor in this beer comes out and attacks your tastebuds! It is intense. At first it threw me off but I really began to like this one once I got used to it. I can definietly tell this is a german beer with the german malts and it seemed yeasty, earthy hops are strong too but not too bitter. A strong beer that will kick your taste buds ass.

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

Well I'm not sure how fresh this is. The best before years on the back of the bottle range from 99 to 01. Maybe they just printed too many labels:-) Ok, here goes.
Pours a solid off white head that holds up pretty well. Hazy, light amber in color. The aroma is a mildly malty, and just a little sweet. Sweet caramel malt in the taste is held in check by smooth spicy hoppiness. The finish is lightly bitter and alcoholic. An interesting, mildly strong beer. Definitely a good beer for a lounging around on a cool sunny breezy day.

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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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