Ur-Bock Dunkel | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Ur-Bock DunkelUr-Bock Dunkel

Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG

Style: 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.

Added by Bierman9 on 06-15-2002

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Photo of jcalabre
1.53/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I originally sampled this beer on 16 May 2003. I am writing this review from my notes.
This pours clear golden brown. It has a light body along with a lousy flavor. The alcohol is far too apparent. This is a Loser. Save your money. Please avoid this beer

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Photo of cbl2
2.24/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2


Opaque reddish brown with an inch tall white head.


Very aromatic. Not sure I like what I smell (overbearing hops with faint hint of malts), but it is strong.


Strongly bitter at first with hops dominating the flavor. Malts sneak into the picture midsip only to be replaced again by a bitter finish that is unappealing.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of bditty187
2.69/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber hue, coppery highlights, it is a very lovely color, the off-white head reached a half finger in size, and it quickly faded to a soapy residue. No lace was produced. The nose is unimpressive, sweet maltiness, strong influences of grassiness, sulfur, oddly Euro-lager in nature. Frankly, the bouquet repulses me. The palate is malty sweet, hints of caramel, grassy in the middle, which I didn’t care for, the finish is pleasantly hoppy-bitter, a saving grace IMO. I’m not trilled by the huskiness or the slight nuttiness in the taste. The aftertaste is long with tacky sweetness and faint hops bitterness. I don’t know what to make of this beer, it is dissimilar to any Bock I’ve had. The alcohol is not noticeable on the palate, a nice accomplishment, but it does warm the belly. Medium in body, a touch light, the carbonation is very modest and the mouthfeel is slightly slick. More malt would work nicely, oh well. I paid $3.00 for a 11.2 ounce green bottle in Omaha, honestly this would not be worth drinking if it was free. The nose ruins any favorable impression of this beer; I do like the hoppiness of the palate but little else. Not my cup of Bock, maybe it will work for you but I can’t recommend it.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of yesyouam
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a solid amber, rather clear, very sparkling. The head is small, dense, yellow/off-white and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is of pale malt, hay, and the faint spice of hops. The body is light, sudsy, slightly chalky and leaves with a pretty clean finish. The flavor is of medicinal hops-- quite bitter (25 or 30 IBU). There is the flavor of grainy pale malt and there is a smooth warmth at the end. The aftertaste is almost like coriander seed. This is the first dunkel I've tried. I don't get German beer yet.
(rated Apr 10, 2007)

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Photo of Roser
2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- clear. Amber, copper. Good amount of bubbles. Small bone white head that lasted a bit. Not much lacing.

S- clean, malty. Not a whole lot going on here.

T- malt and cola. Sweet. Bready aftertaste. Subtle bitterness.

M- light body. Light carbonation. Creamy.

O- just OK (for me). Might be that I'm just not a bock guy. Won't be having again.


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Photo of nomad
2.96/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

As stein-worthy as any beer could be, this bock pours a color of darker iced tea, a lightly browned copper. Soft white head is almost mousse-like, though it fades some, while leaving some lacing on the glass.

Smells like I opened my stove to an earthy, over-toasted rack of biscuits that I forgot at 450F for 15 minutes too long. Surprisingly minty-herb notions are about and in time smoother accents of Munich malt come through, creating a sweeter and more digestible experience.

Smooth lager front sets off to a strongly toasty middle and a highly minty close and long, dry, and bitter finish. Its a bock, right? After asking that question of myself a few times, and letting the pour expose itself for a bit, the return showed occasional hints of caramel but the roast character still thoroughly dominated the palette. The malt complexity is brutalized by crushing dirty earthiness. It also does not help that the mouthfeel is merely moderate at best and with too little weight on the tongue.

At least it wasn't skunked thanks to its green bottle. Tastes dirty.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of paterlodie
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 02-09-05 and poors in without to much head witch is lasting though an leaves laces at glas. Nice ambrebrown beercolor and clear mak presentation ok! Nose is seet, malty, papery/cartboard and old vegetables so from fresh. Some esters and a caramelmalt hide the off taste so all together avarage. Taste is strong, sweet, oxidised and then going into a moderate bitterness. Had the feeling that I sampled a mondaymorning off-brew cause can't recal it always was this uninteresting and dull.

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Photo of stcules
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber, intense color, very beautiful. Still and clear appearance. Beige foam, not very beautiful, and not compact.
Malty and caramel smell, but it is not heavy. It is quite fresh, dued to the hoo presence, and even with a light liquorice (?), and roots.
The taste is very malty, but with a good hop, and liquorice, more resolute here. Caramel again, but it is a quite fresh beer, despite the 6.5 ABV. A hint of roasted.
Medium body, well structured.
Bitter aftertaste, long. Hop and light liquorice. Good balance.

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Photo of boudreaux
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a chestnut brown with dark red notes; a frothy, thick head about 1.5 fingers thick; carbonation persists throughout the drink, with bubbles constantly rising to the top

S: lager aromas; malt, dry hops; bittersweet; reminds me of an IPA mixed with an American adjunct

T: sweet roasted malt flavors mixed with bitter hops from the lagering; the sweetness hits up front with the bitter hop finish

M: carbonated and light; not bad

O: not sure about this one; some things I really like, while others I really don't; the smell and mouthfeel are not great, but the taste and appearance appeal to me

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Ur-Bock Dunkel from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 303 ratings