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Einbecker Winter-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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86
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TommyW on 01-02-2009)
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Amalak
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had off the tap at the Williamsburg, Brooklyn Lorelei.
.5 Liter pour

A. It has a very deep brown color with a big head and lacing. Some bubbles.

S. Very flowery malt. That's perfect.

T. Taste kind of like a grape lollypop. It's very unique. Sweet with some bitter hop to it. Very, very slight bite.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a very dark gold/brown with a 1 finger of white foam. Another brew with fine lacing.

I have to say that the smell is awesome. Lots of caramel malt with a wee bit of grain, maybe a hint or two of chocolate.

The very same taste wise. A bit of a stronger grain presence but not out of line for the style at all.

Smooth mouth feel, almost at the top of the food chain as far as Doppelbocks that I have tried. Just as good as Celebrator, imho

Photo of NatsnSkinsDC
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of ShepardCommander
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of drt72
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of DamnYankeeHeadHunter
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Mcwill51
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of AnalogReigns
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice traditional authentic German doppelbock. All about the malt, this beer is from the brewery/city that claims to have invented Bock beer....

Has a nice head, but it goes away fairly quickly... No hops at all in the aroma--all dark caramel malt. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel... A deep, rich, smooth, rather profound taste. Reminds me of Paulaner Salvator or Ayinger Celebrator...but, sadly with no "__ator" suffix.

Definitely a fine beer, not to be missed by German beer connoisseurs.

Photo of jesseejames
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Einbecker Winter Bock is a wonderful beer although a bit too bitter for my taste. I prefer their Mai Bock as it is a little bit sweeter. The smell of this beer is wonderful and it seems almost a waste to drink it up. If you pour it into a glass its color cannont be duplicated. It has a wonderful rich malty taste for doppelbock.

Photo of kjc51478
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a thick, medium head that also has good lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, and a bit of roasted grains. Taste is very sweet on the front end with flavors of caramel and a slight nutiness. There's a nice, light wheaty flavor combined with a slight hop bitterness on the back end. Palate is medium to heavy-bodied, almost syrupy, with smooth carbonation and a bit of alcohol rummyness. Not quite as good as some of the Bavarian Doppelbocks, but an excellent beer nonetheless.

Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not sure of the age on this thing. Came in a variety pack from a distributor that they made up of close to out of code stuff and breakers. Considering it's summer, i'm sure this ones not a breaker so i'm guessing it's got some age. But as a 7.5% doppelbock, should be good.

Clear deep amber hue with a 1 finger off white head. Nice roasted burnt molasses nose. Deep cooked fruit jams. Strawberries, figs, blackberries, raisins. Melted caramel. Intense nose.

Lighter in body then expected and really clean. Well blended and concise flavors. Chocolate and caramel with dark spiced and sugared fruits. Touch of alcohol. Roasted malt prominent throughout. Pretty nice. Maybe its the age but this doppelbock is pretty damn good! Bit boozey for 7.5% though. Would work very well in the winter though, however maybe you should age it a bit.

Photo of RockyCoast
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +11%

12/19/13 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. This had a malty dryness that I found intriguing. With the slight caramel linger it all added up to something worthwhile. Not sure it rates as a go to session beer (& the 7.5% ABV puts the kabosh on that) but this is one of those beers one would like to have at hand as a singular change of pace.

Photo of Rifugium
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philly, PA

Very tasty! Dark, hazy, orange-amber color with a nice white head that retained pretty well throughout the session. Aroma of dark sugars and toasty malts. Delightfully sweet taste--not sickeningly so--with rich, smooth malts, and flavors of caramel and dark sugars. Some spice obviously present too, with an organic, earthy quality in the background. Pleasant and smooth, medium body, highly drinkable.

Photo of Andreji
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So this was an unexpected finding here in NY.

Browsing around the lower east side for some grub we spotted a "currywürst" sign down by 3rd st and first - wechsler's. unable to resist the temptation of a good old chopped and spiced german sausage we went right in. And the pick of the night: the Einbecker (c'mon it's practically still winter).

Poured in their ceramic grey stein, still the dark reddish tone perceivable from above. filled well up to the top so apparently no head but a remnant lacing accompanied throughout.

Smell is strong red-fruit like dark malt, sweet to the nose with a hint (or stronger) of alcohol coming in somewhere in between. not too hoppy.

Taste is great. strong, sweet malty feel at first, black-cherry sweet at some point maybe somewhere along the feel of a plum, with a bitter followup and a yeasty intermezzo very accomodating to this genre of german beers. very light hoppy aftertaste though, which i found very pleasant (so not to damage my currywurst nor my pommes).

Full bodied and certainly not light at all, but damn refreshing.

Very plausible offering by Einbecker. must try more.

Photo of BeerIsland
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Such a wonderful beer for the price. only bought singles but maybe this could age a year or two. While winter increases its grip, so the heavy lagers mitigate. A tad tarter and a tad more assertive, this is a bock for almost all occasions. Tons of flavor with all the drinkability you'd want, the Winter-Bock is a really good beer.

Photo of plaid75
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the Waterfront, Brooklyn, NYC.

Poured a deep amber hue with a three finger frothy thick white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light cereal malt, smoke, some caramel and a musty hop.

The taste consisted of a smooth cereal malt with a slight sweetness and a bit of smoke toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a very quaffable dopple. A bit toward the simple side, but delicious nonetheless.

Photo of dqrull
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber red with a really nice looking thick foam that really clings to the glass, awesome!

Smells fresh, lots of malty dark fruits, small note of hops in the background, appealing.

This is a sweet malt bomb, but the initial malty sweetness is really nice balanced out by a rather perfect bitterness in the end, slightly metallic lingering aftertaste makes it a 4 instead of 4.5.

Mouthfeel is just as creamy as the foam was in the initial pour, foams up great when it hits the toungue, really nice.

Photo of bark
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The colour is amber-red; the beer pours with a fizzing sound. The finger thick head is beige. Almost no lacing occurs. Looks good.

The smell is elegant and loaded with malt. Fresh semi-sweet notes and hints of alcohol, crackers and a touch of toffee.

The strong taste is dominated by fresh malty flavours. Some passing sour hints. Notes of cookies, nuts, beef stock and some spicy hints. The body is medium. Lots of bread, and fresh fruits in the aftertaste. There is a very noble and gentle bitterness in the aftertaste.

The carbonation is mild, yet very fresh. The liquid is mid-smooth.

A pleasant malty bock: Einbecker sure knows what they are doing.

Photo of rarbring
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours with a light beige foam, leaving residues on the glass. The color is copper or bright amber.

The smell contains sweet candy sugar tones, with raisins and dried fruits, complemented with fresh citric notes.

The taste is rather sweet but pleasantly balanced with acis and bitterness. You can feel raisins, dried apricots, and a good taste of hops.

The feel is rather "dry", but in all it is a very pleasant bock to linger over at a cold winters evening.

Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jdkitchi
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Einbecker Winter-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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