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Ur-Bock Dunkel | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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306 Ratings
Ur-Bock DunkelUr-Bock Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Germany
einbecker-brauhaus.de

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
At the first sip it is smooth and full-bodied, at the second sip the true rich, strong roasted malt aroma of Einbecker Ur-Bock unfolds. The dark barley-malt brewed refreshment from the Einbecker original recipe.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,820
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
306
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
14
Trade:
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of puck1225
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear brown color with a decent head and good lacing. Slightly sweet and a bit skunky smell, but an overall pleasant spicy taste. Hint of bitterness. It was worth a try.

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Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Djoneil
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It was a warm & humid evening at the Brass Tap here in Baltimore, so - a 12oz bottle w/a gentle pour into a pint glass

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

malty ,bready,semi sweet, maybe just a hint of hops balancing it out ..

Very smooth and drinkable beer.

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Photo of chunkymayo101
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of django
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of opieo
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermannTheGerman
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Malty nose. The second sip makes the difference. First, this Bock seems to be malty sweet. The second sip adds the nice hoppy bitterness to the malty body. Bitterness and sweetness could be better intergrated. To me the overall taste has two strong dimension that don’t find together. BTW: beautiful color. Not too dark. Just dark amber.

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Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TexasMofo
4.84/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dandy14
3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear, copper in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is toasted malt, mineral, and earth. Medium-bodied with medium-high carbonation and slight sweet. Makes for a really tasty bock beer that I could have several of.

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Photo of pubscout
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

You'll need some really finely-tuned hop receptors in your nose and on your palate to detect any hop presence at all, but no biggie. This Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel is a malty delight, and just a hair behind the Mai-Urbock the brewery puts out--which is my favorite maibock of all time. This Dunkel is sure to delight fanciers of the style with a smooth mouthfeel and satisfying flavor. Retro-olfaction will produce even more pleasures. This is an excellent warm-up for the approaching Marzen season.

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Photo of branko7
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this malty, not-very-carbonated bock. It's not over-hopped, like so many American beers. Has a balanced taste and a smooth mouthfeel. Did I say I really love this beer? Plus, I like bocks, and it's from the birthplace of the bock beer style!

Beware: my bottles start overflowing as soon as I open them (without shaking).

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Photo of pajfuwen
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a shaker. $8!

S: Complex malty aroma with some Maillard products. A hint of spicey hops.

L: Light copper with good clarity. Small off-white head that did not persist.

T: Toasty with some caramel.
The subtle hop bitterness does not quite balance the lingering sweet finish. No hop flavour.

F: Quite smooth and full-bodied, with little carbonation.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S: rich malty aroma with bread crumbs, dark sugars, light malty fruit and a clean fermentation character.

L: It pours brilliant reddish brown copper filled with streams of bubbles leisurely rising to the surface and capped with a 1.5" cream colored layer of foam.

T: light sweetness balanced by mildly bitter hops leaving a lingering malty toast finish balanced between bitter and sweet. Over all the beer is malt forward .

F: with a medium to medium full body and carbonation slightly below average.

O: Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel is a classic dark bock.

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Photo of shelby415
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) green bottle into a custom taster pint; production code L114219SC.
A: Pours a crystal, crystal clear, amber color with tiny champagne style bubbles and a fairly anemic, eggshell white head formation and very limited lacing.
S: Very low aroma profile, but largely of caramel, honeysuckle, bread, and white pepper.
T: Semidry and rather bitter. Flavors largely follow the nose. Strong, persistent bitterness actually a bit out of balance with overall flavor picture.
M: Light to medium bodied with low effervescence.
O: First, this really should have been in a brown bottle -- it hadn't oxidized, but that was just luck. Second, it looks gorgeous and inviting, but doesn't quite integrate into a synthetic whole. Disappointing.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a deep amber to amber brown color.

The aroma offers nutty breadiness, toasted malts, dark fruit, alcohol, lager notes, calming and smooth.

The flavor hits of nutty whole grain, toasted malts, a bit of caramel sweetness, a medium to medium plus mouthfeel, a bit of alcohol, a touch of hops to balance the beer. Nuttiness and lager character finish off the brew, with even a kiss of sweetness as well.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A classic that is probably my third go-round and am glad to review it now.
Looks offer a more reddish distinct tint than the typical bock. Smells are mostly malt generated by some dark fruit action.
Tastes are largely the same, but in mid-palate the hops introduce themselves and balance this brew. Finishes discretely dry for what is otherwise a fruity, malty brew.

MJ's 1999 "Pocket Guide" gave quite a bit of print to Einbecker and its role as the brewing center of the Hanseatic League (the trading organization of northern cities that was prosperous in the 16th Century.) MJ praises the brewery's malty aromas, gives 3 stars to the Dunkel and calls it "well-rounded."
This dunkel is also reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
With all those accolades by The Deans, this bock is hard to find fault. Try it yourself and prove The Deans wrong.

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Photo of KingPurple
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Ur-Bock Dunkel from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 306 ratings