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Einbock - Stevens Point Brewery

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67 Reviews
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Reviews: 67
Hads: 84
Avg: 3.48
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cdkrenz on 01-28-2008

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Photo of HuberFan
2.24/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this after the 2008 Stevens Point Bock Run(3/1/08) instead of gatorade at the brewery. Nice amber color, smelled rather metallic. There was not much taste, and nothing like a bock typically tastes. Mostly metallic tasting but just really watered down and then a strong alcohol after taste which was very unpleasant. Thank goodness they had their rootbeer also on tap post race to chase away this bad beer.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.26/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a 12pk for 7.99.. I thought at that cost it was a risk worth taking.

A: Pours a clear golden, head disappears quickly, some lacing

S: there is a distinct lager character on the nose, very bready, kind of sweet like corn, the lager character smells like it is artificial. There is something unsettling here.

T: sweet grains up front, followed by some soured notes, stale bread, a lingering sweetness on the finish that leaves the palate unhappy. Not real impressed.

MF: thin body, medium carbonation

D: well I waited until the bottle #12 of the 12 pack to do this review, and let me tell you, I was sitting on these for a while. The stuff is possible to drink, just not all that pleasant. The balance is poor and the overall execution is pretty bad. This seems to be a theme in Point beers.

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Photo of NaLoGra
2.26/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Yellow, good head, clear for the most part. Poured into a glass. Not really my favorite, but it had a pretty smooth aftertaste, surprisingly light. Flavor and mouthful wasn't too full, more light to medium bodied. Wouldn't really buy again, but im sure there's people out there that would enjoy this beer.

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Photo of bashiba
2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a slightly hazy amber with a thin light white head.

The smell is light and grainy.

The flavor has a bit of an off sour flavor mixing in with light toasted malts and a light sweet grain quality, overall the flavor is very mild and light. No hops at all

The mouthfeel is a bit slick and a touch buttery, a bit of Diacetyl.

Overall a pretty poor maibock.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.56/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Deep honey golden body bright white head forms thick, fine speckled lacing forms as well. These bottles and labels are so generic looking but I had to try it. Nose has a nice biscuit malt sweetness with a touch of honey accents and herbal rolling grassy hops. Mineral water slightly metallic character is lingering as well. Flavor is a bit bland overall, it's a nice mass produced maibock slightly watery. Nice grainy sweetness rides through again biscuit malt and mild honey sweet edges, balance with a low profile herbal, grassy hop kick. Mouthfeel is killed by carbonation levels and cloying sweet sticky textures at times really making this brew hard to love or even like. A regional brew from Wisconsin, this beer probably goes well with cheese. All beer goes pretty good with cheese, they need to take an apprentice ship in PA to learn German styles a bit better if this is their Maibock. It's note horrbile but they could use some pointers.

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Photo of falloutsnow
2.76/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Brix in Omaha, NE.
Poured into a standard US pint glass.

A heavy pour creates a generous 2+cm head of off-white, medium-sized bubbles. This fades in a minute to a moderate ring around the glass. No lacing. Body is a light, transparent, copper-orange color, and plenty of active carbonation is visible. Slightly above average.

Aroma is of hot, in your face sweetness with a mild yeast and grain component. Could use some more balance, nuance, here. Also, where are the hops, as expected in maibock?

Taste opens with a light sweetness from the malt, which is carried into the midtaste. Middle of the taste is when I pick up on definite phenolics in the form of nutmeg and cloves. Phenolics fade, malt return to forefront with some esters present as well (banana), and some ethanol detectable. Not really any detectable hop presence, but it may be a bit old at this point. Not really enjoying this imbalance, very off for the style.

Medium to medium-heavy-bodied, a bit chewy, but carbonation is generous enough to blend well with this. This is a little too heavy and sticky sweet in the mouthfeel, especially the after tasting. A bigger hop presence probably could have improved this. Finish is semi-dry with that sweet stickiness mentioned.

A strange maibock that's more like a doppelbock with lighter malts than a maibock of helles. Up the noble hop presence, go easy on the malt, and control the ethanol, and this would shape up to be an interesting maibock.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Crystal-clear amber beer. Light off-white head didn't get too large before receding to not much left.

S-Spiced bready-sweet malt with a nuance of roasty-nut sweetness.

T-Sweet bready malt with a slight toasty character. There's definitely a bit of spiciness in there, and an easy hop bitterness. Sweetness seems a bit too prominent. Finishes residually sweet and spicy.

M-Moderate body, slick and playful, while being light enough to allow for a decent session. Carbonation was higher moderate, but wasn't overbearing.

D-This brew definitely makes me yearn for the spring, as does the wilderness scene on the label. I enjoyed drinking this brew.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Clear golden orange color with a receding foam collar and passable lacing.

S. Smells lightly of morning sticky bun dough..only without the cinnamon if that makes any sense. I'm missing a significant hop or nut presence here, and not too pleased about it.

T. Much the same as the nose, sweet bread dough styled malts, only there is a touch of herbal hopping on the very tail end of the sip.

M. Smooth almost creamy textured medium body, lightly carbonated.

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Photo of emerge077
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper gold body, sharp clarity with an almost jewel-like tone. Thin cap of foam that doesn't remain too long.

Muted aroma, sweet shortbread cookie, whiff of alcohol, with a little bit of spice present. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Cream soda, grape, alcohol in the aftertaste, some estery banana and low level spice. Syrupy feel, a little bit sticky but not cloyingly sweet. Simple and a little bit dull. Not something i'd revisit.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light copper color with a thin, rapidly dissipating off-white head. Not much lacing to speak of either.

Nose is loaded with sweet caramel and bright buckwheat honey. Smells clean and fresh.

Toasty sweet malts dominate the show with a smattering of floral hoppiness and a bitter, drawn out finish, maybe a bit too toasty. Showing a touch of oxidation, but overall this is just an ok tasting maibock. Certainly no shortage of flavor, but somehow just does not have that smooth, balanced touch that makes me want more than one.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. No bottled date.

(A)- Poured a clear orange amber color. Big head formation of super light tan that slowly dissipated down to a respectable layer.

(S)- Light spice with mellow honeyed malts. Light lemon. Crisp smelling.

(T)- Ample sweet honeyed malts with a light corn husk attribute.

(M)- Smooth and sweet. Not harsh in any way. Kinda light actually.

(D)- Not too shabby. Its got the right flavors for the most part and is balanced well. Nothing out of the ordinary. Simple and straightforward but enjoyable nonetheless. Kinda filling though.

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Photo of ibashmuck
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a medium foamy head on an amber body. Smells were faint, at best, with caramel really the only tone outstanding. Taste was much the same, caramel and chocolate, with the chocolate being a tad strong for my liking. Still very smooth, not too carbonated at all.

I tried this some time ago, before I developed any liking for the style. Although it still isn't my favorite, I have grown to enjoy bocks a little, and I may give this another go.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a pale golden color with a very small head that dissipates immediately.

Smell - Hints of caramel, malts, and sweetness.

Taste - Starts out kinda sweet with strong caramel flavor and maltiness. A slight bit of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel - Pretty thick with medium carbonation.

Overall - Not a bad beer. It seems quite filling though.

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Photo of PokerGod
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance- transparent bright golden color, looks sharp. Decent head but it doesnt retain very long. Little bit of lacing.

Smell- grainy, strangely salty?, yet sweet and yeasty too.

Taste- a little hoppier than expected, but nice. Sort of sweet but not yeasty sweet, more like nutty, caramel sweet. nice.

Overall- an interesting Maibock, certainly drinkable and decent, but nothing stellar.

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Photo of tempest
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Acadia Cafe. $4 for a pint. Appeared crystal clear amber with a short white head. Like most Point beers, this is good and clean, but not great. While it's quite drinkable, it's not a shining example of the style. The flavor with the sweet fruity (apples and cherries) malts are backed by a little whole-grain bread taste, but it's all very thin and doesn't leave much of an aftertaste. Meh, not really worth trying unless you normally find maibocks too thick.

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Photo of animal69
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a pale golden color w/ a thick off-white head which lasts for a few moments before trailing off into some broken lace in my nonic

S- smell is mostly a steely cereal grain and a faintly sulphurish lager yeast, notes of lightly toasted malts and alcohol also come through

T- taste is similar to smell, a metallic grainy taste w/ a bit too much hop bitterness, def. out of balance w/ the malts, some notes of caramel/nuts do pop out tho, i get an almost adjunct-like "twang" right before a drying, fairly metallic/mineral finish

M- a fairly dry beer with a body between light-med. plenty of co2 in this one, seems a bit too thin on the palate

D- overall a pretty drinkable beer, def. goes down smooth and quick on cool spring day

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Photo of gmfessen
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a clear, deep golden color - almost amber in appearance with a thin, soapy head. The smell is slightly malty sweet with a faint hop pressence. The taste is decently balanced with a slightly toasted maltiness countered by a non-distinct hop bitterness and finishes slightly grainy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Drinkability isn't too bad, but there really isn't anything special about this one.

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Photo of kickapoodude
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a distinct Miabock that makes me long for the days when point released thier bock year round. It is light, highly carbonated, straw colored and high is alc. It tatses a bit like sorgum, celery and malt. About what you would expect. It is a good attempt at a maibock...just not mai-scene.

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Photo of beer2day
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Charlottesville at Market St downtown. As far south as I have ever seen Point.

Pours gold with a redish orange tint. One-finger cream head with little retention. Nice carbonation. Decent lacing.

Nose is sweet and yeasty. Big malt presence and a slight clovish twinge.

Hits sweet and finishes rough. Something seems left out here. A little thin for a maibock, but respectible body. Flavor is a little fruity (bananas, maybe), but just doesn't taste "finished" to me.

I have fond memories of drinking Point up north in my younger days. Hope the einbock is just not one of their better offerings.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a petite, white head.

Smell: Sugar-soaked toasted grains with golden raisins for a bit of pleasant fruitiness, meager spicy hop hints, and even some peppery alcohol.

Taste: Toasted grains and bready malts alongside a middling amount of caramel sweetness. Some surprisingly early alcohol hints. Hints of dried fruit come and go at whim. Mildly spicy hop character and bitterness. Finishes dry with some lingering toasted qualities parallel to some lingering alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Acceptable and decent, it's not the first bock I'd reach for, but it's not one I'd swat away like an awry tennis ball either.

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Photo of biggred1
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Honey blonde with a slight, off white head that quickly settles into a thin collar of foam, decent looking lace. Very herbal smelling, somthing I can't put my finger on but not entirely unpleasant. Some roasty caramel aromas. Tastes a little thin for a maibock but good nonetheless, malty sweetness with a touch of hops to balance. Tastes kind of like an import. Medium watery mouthfeel with sharp carbonation. Worth checking out.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellowish color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is sweet, malty, with some spice notes. The taste has a nice little sweetness to it, malty, slightly spiced, with some caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice little brew.

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Photo of Rzzzzz
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass, a clear golden amber with a somewhat thin head but nice looking carbonation. Light aroma of sweet malt. Flavor is a nice balance of malt & hops with a subtle hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel is clean, goes down easy. Not spectacular but overall not a bad beverage.

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Photo of climax
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a good lookin' amber with a chunky light tan head which faded to a film.

Sweet and toasty malt, caramel, and a dash of hops make up a relatively weak nose.

Flavor is a bit more spicy than the nose, still sweet and toasty malt for the most part. A nice bit of hops is present to keep it from being too one-sided. There was a bit of a citrus-like tang in the long finish.

Maybe a bit under a solid medium body, smooth with a crisp bite of carbonation.

Not a bad beer, would be a bit too sweet for me to consume in irresponsible quantities, but one is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Blakaeris
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear orange-auburn with a modest white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is bready caramel malt. Honey sweetness, mineral character, with a touch of spicy hop.

Taste is sweet caramel malt up front. Pleasant light fruit - melon and apricot. Nutty, metallic, with earthy hop and lingering alcohol in the musty dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Slick and slightly syrupy with very little carbonation.

Nothing to get excited about, but not bad. Very mild flavor. Worth a try.

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Einbock from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.