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Einbecker Winter-Bock - Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BA SCORE
86
very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: TommyW on 01-02-2009

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of Sweffin
2.18/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

This was old and not stored well - interpret ratings accordingly

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of czfreeman
2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed on an appropriatley cold winter night in Germany. This was on sale at a local beer store, 80 cents! .33cl bottle. But cheap price aside, after living a year in Bavaria 8 miles from Andechs, having a Mas of Schneider Aventinus whenever I felt like, it turns you into a bit of a snob(BA:))
Poured into a small seidel flute, Einbecker produces one of the lighest colored doppelbock's I have ever seen, It is approximatley the color of an Irish red, or a Amber ale. Light head, dissapears very quickly. Pretty dissapointing on apperance.
Onto aromatics, malt, tobacco, rum, a hint of smoke, pepper, alcohol heat, cherry, candied brown sugar, caramel, a bit heavy on the sweet side.
First sip follows suit, heavy on sugared cherry,candied sugar, caramel, a heavy hand of malt, overall too sweet for me, wheras Andechs has the body, the weight, the burn to balance things out, this simply is too one note and overly sweet for my taste.
Drinkabilty is severly limited by the sugariness for me. I look for something other than the sugary sweet maltiness, but can't find it. It dosen't work for me.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant ruby in the body with a nice quickly dwindling white pearl colored head forming. Fine speckled lacing down the sides of my glass. Interesting bottle green stubby with a red foil label, aromatics offer up ripened fruit notes. Clean bright malt character shines for from this Christmas doppelbock, pours a bit thin compared to the average German strong lager. Flavor is caramelized sugars glazed upon ripened dark fruits a hint of banana with ice cream and caramel sauce. Finishing the sweetness a touch of toasted bread balances out the sweetness with a faint hint of herbal hops. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied easy to drink especially for a doppelbock, typically a heavy liquid bread kind of beer with layers of texture/flavor. Overall a pretty weak offering, this brewry is interesting I've never seen this beer since this year showing up at the Market District in Robinson this one showed up during the Christmas beer season at my local in Ohio.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of dorianmarley
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a pretty crimson with a head that fades and good lacing.

Nose is scotch-like, with plenty of sweet malt. There is a roasted aroma, and some spice.

Taste is sweet and malty, similar to most Dopplebocks. The flavor is unique from other Bocks, in that it has herb-like qualities; not quite spiced like many winter beers, but still seasoned. It also has some similarities to a Scotch Ale.

Mouthfeel has mild carbonation but the alcohol is readily apparent. This is a sipper, which is good for winter.

Overall, this is interesting to drink what a German winter beer tastes like, and it is not over the top like many winter beers.

Photo of ricke
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Reddish amber with a rather big beige head that settles quickly but leaves some lacings.

S: Quite nice. Lots of caramel and malts. Notes of strawberry jam, vanilla and leafy hops.

T: Sweet malts and caramel up front. Again, I get a note of strawberry jam. Some other light sweet fruity notes. Some peppery and grassy hop notes. The finish is quite long with a mild lingering sweetness overpowered by a bitterness that misses the mark quite a bit, a hint of hops and sweet and warming alcohol.

M: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel combined with slightly too gentle carbonation. It gets a bit heavy after a while.

D: A decent beer. The flavors in the mouth are good but the finish is off and unbalanced. The taste of alcohol, although not overly powerful, gets to much after a while. I don't think the different flavors (mostly sweetness and warm alcohol with spicy hop notes) go that well together in this one.

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3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2014 33ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

The clear body has a nice red-brown color but this is topped by a weak bubbly head that leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma: simple but appealing with strong hints of brown sugar and dark fruits.

Flavor: a bit more complex adding, for instance, a hint of roasted nuts; lightly sweet with some mild bitterness added in the aftertaste.

Feel: Medium-light carbonation; medium body; slightly astringent.

O: good example of the style.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Served up a clear, deep, dark orangey body, or, at least in the subdued mood lighting of the lower "The Fred" bar at the new Taco Mac location in the Prado. Topped with an inch-high head of beige foam.

Smell: An aroma smelling heavily of sugars which themselves have also been heavily toasted. Fruity notes of golden raisins spritzed with a dash of alcohol.

Taste: My, but it's sugary sweet! Toasty, bready malts with a slight underlying nuttiness. Moderate dried fruit tastes as one might expect. Spicy, leafy hop presence but no more than a thin, short-lived hint of bitterness. Then, it's right back to the sweetness and the toastiness until the drying finish that carried a bit of alcoholic heat with it.

Mouthfeel: It just barely slides into medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Drinkability: A so-so, but oh-so sweet doppelbock, perhaps even a bit too sugary for me and I'm a chap who usually enjoys a sweet brew.

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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of TommyW
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Very nice looking clear amber/orange body with a 1 inch tan head that quickly fades.

S- Roasted malts and dark fruits with a note of zestyness and alcohol.

T- Roasted malts accompanied by a slight sweetness start it off and a quickly joined by dark fruit flavors that really add to the complexity. There's also a strange grassy flavor that come in for a bit. Nice touch of hops towards the end creates a well-balance finish and aftertaste. Only a slight note of alcohol.

M- Almost creamy; coats the tongue.

D- Note one of the most drinkable doppelbocks I've ever had. I don't really find myself yearning for another.

Overall, I've tried several doppelbocks now, and this one was different from most I've had. Had some characteristics of just a German Pilsner that I usually dont get in doppelbocks.

Photo of MDDMD
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-a deep red amber color with an off-white head and some lacing

S-malt, dark fruit, spices, hints of sweetness

T-sweet malt, caramel, ginger, molasses, dark fruit

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a decent doppelbock with good blend of flavors, but a little on the sweet side for me

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Einbecker Winter-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
86 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.