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Einbecker Winter-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TommyW on 01-02-2009)
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Amalak

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2011 04:10:08 | More by Amalak
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NatsnSkinsDC

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-16-2013 22:26:56 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-31-2014 05:13:52 | More by ShepardCommander
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drt72

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-11-2013 00:07:13 | More by drt72
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DamnYankeeHeadHunter

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-10-2014 03:09:43 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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Mcwill51

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-17-2014 04:36:52 | More by Mcwill51
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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 20:45:27 | More by AnalogReigns
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jesseejames

Montana

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 18:21:00 | More by jesseejames
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kjc51478

Germany

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 22:23:22 | More by kjc51478
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jtierney89

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 04:41:47 | More by jtierney89
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RockyCoast

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-15-2013 19:44:11 | More by RockyCoast
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-27-2014 03:12:22 | More by lupercmda
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2011 13:37:03 | More by Rifugium
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Andreji

Colombia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2010 09:56:14 | More by Andreji
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 00:25:49 | More by BeerIsland
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plaid75

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2010 17:44:05 | More by plaid75
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dqrull

Sweden

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 17:57:38 | More by dqrull
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bark

Sweden

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 22:29:17 | More by bark
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rarbring

Sweden

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 22:15:22 | More by rarbring
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-28-2012 21:16:06 | More by wattoclone
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-19-2014 04:49:46 | More by jdkitchi
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-24-2014 17:49:09 | More by pknyc
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Small head leaves mild lacing to slide down the sides of the glass into the ruby body. Aroma is dominated by sweet maltiness and the taste mainly includes caramel maltiness and dark fruit sweetness. ABV is well masked and this beer becomes quite tasty upon warming.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2010 06:25:44 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Tjvan2

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-05-2013 01:34:10 | More by Tjvan2
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shwami

Germany

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-24-2011 20:50:15 | More by shwami
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Einbecker Winter-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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