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Einbock - Stevens Point Brewery

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 01-28-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

krome, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

jaydoc, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

jzlyo, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Bear1964, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Ah twist off never a good sign. Eh not bad a solid inch of off white head atop of a orange brown tinted beer. Somewhat hazy with very sweet lacing.
S - Has some helles tones of yeasts and hops with a pungent yet subtle bit of alcohol with some caramel malts and bready body. Smell is full and interesting.
T - Wow that caramel malt is balanced, very malt forward indeed. Underneath I got some pretzel dough and a bit of hops. Surprisingly good!
M - Medium bodied for sure, a tad chewy. A nice full beer.

Overall I am pleasantly surprised this is up there with the "whole hog pumpkin" ale. Not too sweet yet has a decent malt presence. A very tasty bock indeed.

DrDemento456, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

InspectorBob, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

gwiedman1, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Joefisherman, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of munisingbeer
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very nice, malt forward, clean better a few degrees warmer. very light head, not much head retention, but nice malty taste this was my first Maibock and it wont be my last if this is a good representation of the class then I'm going to hit it up again.

munisingbeer, Jun 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

TimRasmussen, May 29, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.95/5  rDev -16%
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.

WastingFreetime, Feb 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Zaphog, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

LJWalker, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

scootercrabb, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

MerkurKing16, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of jsisko01
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

jsisko01, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of falloutsnow
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

falloutsnow, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of Schmidts
4.7/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light gold with small head. Smells of grain and malts and a little sweet bread .
Taste is malty with a nice hop balence, creamy and refreshing. Nice malt and grain flavor.
In your mouth it is refreshing and smooth a good beer you can enjoy a few of and not feel too full.
Overall this is a great beer for this style and I recomend that you give it a try!

Schmidts, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of PokerGod
3.23/5  rDev -8%
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.

PokerGod, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of mooselvlt
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a clear gold, nice 1 finger off-white foam head, quickly fades. Minimal lacing on this one.

S - Heavy on the malts, bready, some hint of dark fruits or candies. Subtle but I really dig the nose for some reason.

T - Nice, smooth malts. Notes of bread, and like the nose there's something candy-like in there. I really like it even though I can't quite put a specific finger on the exact flavor. Who cares! A light touch of hops

M - Very smooth. Carbonated for sure but not overly done. I'd say it medium bodied with a nice clean finish and feel.

O - All in all, really like it. Granted I'm a fan of the style but there's something about this one that I really enjoy. Definitely my favorite Point brew...too bad its a seasonal.

mooselvlt, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
3560 on the neck, no info.

A - Crystal clear like a beautiful spring sky, this Maibock is well-carbonated and goldenrod in color with a one-finger white head. Low retention and little lace left behind though.

S - Mostly malty sweet, the nose brings fourth memories of spring. Crisp and clean, the low spicy noble hop profile adds good character to the Vienna malt profile.

T - Sweet Vienna malt profile rich with notes of honey and lightly toasted wheat bread. Mild spicy noble hops compliment the malt well.

M - Medium-bodied and pretty smooth on the palette, Einbock has a well-carbonated, crisp finish with a nice, soft cleanliness to it. Mild lingering sweetness.

O - One of the better Point brews, this Maibock is a pleasure to drink and enjoy on a warm spring day. Well-rounded, nicely balanced, and quite drinkable.

BeerFMAndy, May 10, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

emerge077, May 04, 2011
Photo of jsh420
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours clear golden copper with a 1/2 finger head that left a little spotted lacing

smell is very bready and i get quite a bit of alcohol with sweet fruit

taste is right along the line of the nose - plenty of booze flavor for only 6.2% - those sweet apples mixed with bready caramel malt

mouthfeel is a light medium body with plenty of carbonation that gives it a crisp yet still creamy feel

overall this was a good buy - saw it on sale 5.99 a sixer and i am a sucker for maibocks i thought i would give it a shot - glad i did - might buy more

jsh420, Apr 17, 2011
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Einbock from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.