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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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NaLoGra

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 22:20:27 | More by NaLoGra
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours perfectly for a two finger thick off white head, and has a clear copper colored body.

Taste and aroma wise it's on par. Nice grainy husk, and a hint of metallic hops and some cooked vegginess rounds out the flavor.

Feels a bit on the crisp and refreshing side, with a smooth creaminess in the end to finish. Overall a great interpretation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 19:11:19 | More by TheSarge
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Brenden

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a pale gold in color with a touch of haze to it. A small but dense off-white head forms. Retention is above average, as is lacing that's left in thin patches and spots here and there.
There's a touch of sweetness in the aroma, almost a honey-like note, with caramel malts, a touch of grains, and a hint of leafy/herbal hops. A bit more strength is needed, but otherwise this is a nice aroma.
A nice malty presence forms the backbone, with caramel, toffee and breads supporting an ample hops character offering some herbal and leafy bitterness. There's also a touch of spiciness. This is a semi-dry beer with a lively medium body due to active carbonation. It remains a steady balance of crisp and smooth without thinning out.
This is very good, though not a mind-blowing beer, but it's thus far the best I've had from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 21:49:14 | More by Brenden
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riversider76

New York

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich golden with a fluffy white head. Decent retention and laceing. Aroma is grassy and floral with a nice mix of bready malts. Body is medium with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is of bread and butter malts,with hints of nut and caramel. Floral finish. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 21:16:41 | More by riversider76
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zeff80

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color and was highly carbonated. It had a small, white head of bubbly foam that was short-lived and left little lace.

S - It smelled floral and malty. There were notes of sweet breads.

T - It tasted nutty and malty with some sweet caramel. It had a mild grassy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a nice maibock. However, like most Point brews it doesn't blow me away.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 02:09:14 | More by zeff80
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.2/5  rDev -37.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 04:20:47 | More by homebrew311
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts and caramel. Taste is a good balance of hops and malts, a touch of caramel. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a good quality brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 15:06:56 | More by tone77
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Wasatch

Utah

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 01:01:43 | More by Wasatch
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bashiba

Iowa

2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 23:46:24 | More by bashiba
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animal69

Louisiana

3.3/5  rDev -6%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 01:26:56 | More by animal69
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a pristine crystal clear golden amber. About one finger of off white head recedes to leave a fairly decent lace ring.

The aroma is an assertive mix of vienna and munich malts. The hop profile isn't as strong but it's present. Light biscuit and apples with bints of spice.

The flavor is sweet grain with a moderate hop bite. Not real aggressive. Spices and fresh cut grass are present as well.

Medium to light body. Crisp and carbonated.

Overall a decent beer. Nothing I would seek out but an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 19:02:53 | More by beerwolf77
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NicholasCasber

Iowa

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a golden, straw color, with a bit of amber tints. A nice ring of foam, but no head, and it appears that there will be little to no lacing.

S: Smells great, very grainy.

T: Probably the best part about this beer is it's initially subtle sweetness and then it keeps on growing on you. Slightly citrus, but barely noticeable.

M: Great mouthfeel, however I wish it was fuller feeling.

D: I'd rate it higher, but I just don't see me drinking much of this.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 22:01:14 | More by NicholasCasber
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GordonQuid

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams bubble glass.

Nice golden amber very clear with a one inch lasting head and thick frothy lace.

Smell is not too detailed but subtle and reflective of the style of a Maibock. Slight caramel and fruity yeast esters.

Taste is very crisp and light caramel with a bit of a buttery toast.

Again, very drinkable and flavorful but, on the light side. This is by no means a weak offering. Point Brewery seems to have a knack for providing quality quaffability. THis beer is just that simple goodness and highly quafible. THis beer would be great to kick off the baseball season with a good session with friends.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 16:42:26 | More by GordonQuid
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matty

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep gold colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is grainy and unremarkable.Taste is bread,biscuit and malty.Overall a pretty decent beer that goes down relatively smooth.I can see this being a spring weather beer.I would recommend to try once and am sure I will come across this again some time in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 22:41:27 | More by matty
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 07:43:53 | More by WVbeergeek
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 18:13:00 | More by CHSLBrew
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ZAP

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Light orange color...nice frothy, creamy white head of about 1/8 inch at first but then it fades..

S-Smells sweet with a honeyed maltiness...

T-Definitely a sweeter style of maibock but there is a nice alcohol like spiciness on the finish that holds the honey like malt flavor in check.

M-Medium to full bodied...a little sticky....feels big...not thin in any way..

D-This is a pretty decent maibock....good weightiness to this...good substance...good sweetness with just enough alcohol to keep it from cloying but it isn't far from that...

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 06:43:19 | More by ZAP
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 15:08:15 | More by sweemzander
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MrGraybeard

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at about 50F degrees. Honey oak color, with a coarse,gassy head that faded fast. No lace. Aroma was scant.

Nice medium body, well-endowed with both malt and hops. Flavor and body are a pleasant surprise after the weak nose. Hops stand out at the finish. Good kick for a budget craft beer.

This is the best Point beer I've had in 35 years, and I'm a Point fan. It's not like you're in Munich, but it's not bad. Compares nicely with Maibocks from Wisconsin crafters like Capital and Sprecher.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 05:20:33 | More by MrGraybeard
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2009 02:52:30 | More by tempest
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light amber. Clear. Short soapy off-white head. Quickly dissipates.

Smell - Aroma is primarily medium roasted sweet malt. Faint alcohol.

Taste - Sweet medium roasted malt dominates. Floral hops in the finish. Very rich. Might be difficult to take down more than a couple of these in one sitting.

Mouthfeel - Medium and quite smooth.

Drinkability - Being a fan of the highly malted beers, this one's right up my alley. A good beer in a great style from a good brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 02:38:17 | More by scaliasux
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climax

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 22:00:53 | More by climax
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.38/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 17:33:17 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Tone

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper/amber color. 1 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, some hints of ginger, and some slight citrus aroma. Fits the style of a Maibock/Helles Bock. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with an average carbonation level. Carbonation has a kick, which is noticeable when compared to the general sweetness. Tastes of a lot of sweet malt up front, yeast characteristics come through next, hop in the background, slight ginger is noticeable along with some bread flavor. Overall, a decent Maibock; not too watery, but not real heavy on body - an easy to drink beer. It's a little heavy on the sweetness for my taste, but the flavors are well blended.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 02:29:33 | More by Tone
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 01:23:07 | More by beer2day
Einbock from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.