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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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256 Reviews
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Reviews: 256
Hads: 389
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 22
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Germany | website

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-26-2000

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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.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.32/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of Cannoneer
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.94/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of speter
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.98/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of dqrull
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light copper with a fizzly white head that dies down toa tight lid pretty fast.

Smells of hay, white bread, light noble hops, and some dried fruits.

Taste is pretty light, lighter than expected, with some white bread, floral noble hops and some fruitiness in the form of golden raisins and fresh date plums, lightly sweet with a small bitterness.

Mouthfeel is slightly watery with a mild carbonation, ok.

Alittle disappointed, I have liked the other beers from these germans.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes--
Poured into stemmed glass

A dark orangey amber with fluffy off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves only a small amount of lace behind.

Smells of sweet honey, caramel, and toffee.

The taste follows nose. Deliciously sweet with enough hops to balance this into a pretty drinkable brew. The mouthfeel is just about perfect.

A great little springtime brew that I will be more than happy to seek out in the future.

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A clear golden orange. Almost like topaz. Nice and bubbly bone white head with thick foamy toothpaste like lacing.

S - Smells of oak, aluminum and crystal malts. After warming the metallic keg smell went away and other hoppy smells emerged.

T - Meaty savory hops, oaky. There is a bitter twig aftertaste like a mixture of 2 parts cherry tree and one part hickory. Some pleasant malty flavors as well.

M - A bit fizzy due to continued carbonation. On the lower end of medium body. A good average.

D - This is another of many drinkable enjoyable anytime German beers. German beer is good...it's the law.

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

Deep golden apperance with a thick white head. Plenty of carbination livens drink up.
Great pale and caramel grains fill the nose. Very mild bitterness and a good dose of alchol too.
A heafty bite of pale grains sweetend by some caramel malts take front stage. Some buttery and toffee flavors. A touch of noble hop bitterness creeps in, but is soon run off by alchol flavors that finish the drink.
Big solid bodied mouthfeel, on the edge of heavy. Alchol lingers a bit like a good maibock should.
One always looks forward to the spring season to enjoy a great maibock. Einbecker fills that desire with a great offering. Big malty and slightly higher ABV offering is sure to get one out of the winter season and ready for spring. Very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rarbring
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is clear dark gold with a hint of orange, a white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is malty, dry grass and flowers, a bit sour milk, bread and yeast.

The taste is sweet, shortbread and caramel, some fruit notes, pears and apricots in brandy. A small bitter finish,but that lingers pleasantly.

Low carbonation, smooth and complex, a dry warmth.

A good well-done bock, nice with strong hard cheese.

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Photo of SteveS1
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Light amber body, foamy white head. Little retention and lacing

Smell: Sweet caramel malts, a little dried fruit, faint grains

Taste: Sweet and malty on the tongue, caramel on the palate, pleasantly bitter going down, a touch of spice but not hoppy. Aftertaste is cereal grains.

Feel: Creamy, but medium-bodied and crisp. Nicely carbonated

Drink: Very drinkable, great flavor.

This is a nice maibock that isn't overly sweet

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark gold with no notable head. Nose is tropical flower honey with waxy and liqueur notes. Big golden syrup and mango malts with lots of spicy Noble hops to finish. Medium to full, sticky, some burn.

Fairly middle of the road mai bock, but I'm not that familiar with the style. Enough to chew on, anyway.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear copper color with a small white head that thinned out with a thicker ring that left a fine sheet of lacing.
S - malty aroma with alcohol notes boardering on fusel.
T - malty sweet taste, the alcohol is more subtle in the flavor than it was on the nose.
F - medium bodied brew that's nicely carbonated for a smooth feel.
D - the sweetness detracts a few points on the drinkability scale.

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Photo of JonB1958
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bavarian Lodge.

The pour is a beautiful clear, light copper color, with a thin head that disappears quickly. A very nice, malty clean, slightly sweet aroma makes you want to dive right into this one.

Mouthfeel is a bit lighter than you might expect for this style, and has some nice carbonation. Taste is typical of this type, with a nice sweetness and general absence of hoppiness that makes it very drinkable.

Quite a good one, and a pleasure to find on tap.

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Photo of Jesstyr
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this at Fat Cat pizza in Norwalk - definitely an odd one to find on a weekend lunch.

This beer pours a golden amber - crystal clear with light carbonation. Head is very short and lacing is insignificant or non existant. Nose is quite floral with a little too much of a hoppy feel for my taste.

Taste is much like the nose, floral, hoppy and a little bit of a tomato bitterness. Body is light and lingers on the palate with a bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of albern
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a full palated maibock for sure. It comes in a green bottle, pours very clear, lightly carbonated, not much head or lace. The nose is all malt and tons of it. It is very sweet, buttery, loaded with caramels, along with some herbal character. The nose has an unmistakeable German quality and its a dead give away.

The taste is a bit more thick, full bodied, and grassy hopped than I was expecting. The beer is fairly substantial, is loaded with sweet caramel malts, some ABV is present, grassy and slightly spiced hop, and a touch of drying presence in the finish. There is a slightly perfumed quality to this beer that detracts a bit. This is a decent maibock, very Germanic in style, with some flaws but quite characteristic nevertheless.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a chalice

Beer pours a crisp, clear, sparkling copper colour. about a half inch of head that dissipated quickly

Smell was of hops, wheat, nothing special here

Taste : hops, nuts, pine

mouthfeel was crisp carbonation, bitter finish

I could easiy throw back a few of these as they are fairly easy drinking

a little less robust and less flavorful than some maibocks i've tried before. Overall not a bad beverage.

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Photo of Offa
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent maibock, characterful and highly drinkable, although to me not quite as good as some I've had.

Deep gold/pale amber, it has a big, off-white head slowly shrinking to a thin, foamy top. It has a little foamy lace.

Aroma is strong toasted bread, cooked barley, raisin, with hints of herb, hay, fermented fruits, esp. raisin, slightly meaty full fruity grain. Overall, it is quite the maibock character but more simple than the best and mostly the sweet doughy malty side.

Taste is overall similar to other great maibocks, strong toasty bread, toasted golden raisins, light sweetness with light spicy and faintly herbal bitterness . It is slightly oily.

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Photo of crossovert
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz green, cool shaped, inappropriately colored bottle.

Pours into my Bavarian mug with a nice large foamy white head that sticks around for a little while. The body is crystally looking gold with hues of orange. Very nice.

Smell is luckily not skunky, with an abundance of malt, not much else, smells like a typical maibock.

Taste follows with that classic maibock flavor with nice malts and a kiss of hops.

Its a good Maibock, one of the more subtle but drinkable German styles.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at C.O.Jones into a pint glass.

A: Clear medium-amber body underneath a thin white head. Mediocre retention and next to no lace. Meh.

S: Nutty, dry maltiness. Clean and appealing enough, but far from exciting.

T: Follows the nose precisely with a nutty, malty body and lightly hopped, bitter finish.

M: Light-to-medium-bodied with understated carbonation.

D: Crisp and clean enough, especially for its fairly substantial ABV.

Notes: I might have been a little hard on this one since it was a consolation prize - the other beer on special was Celebrator, but it had just sold out and I had to settle for this. While far from impressed, I'd much rather have this again than any Mexican beer, so it was nice to see it available at C.O.Jones.


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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
85 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.