Ur-Bock Dunkel | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Ur-Bock DunkelUr-Bock Dunkel

Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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.

Added by Bierman9 on 06-15-2002

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark orange with a 1 inch foamy tan head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and some slight soy sauce notes. Taste is of toasted malt and some burnt caramel and toffee flavors. There is a slight alcohol kick with each sip. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better taste than smell in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Aromas of bready malts, caramel malts and raisins are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and is quite malty with a light amount of bitterness and subtle hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with a bit of warming from the alcohol.
O: This is beer is a good representation of the style and is also quite easy to drink compared to other bocks.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: toasted and sweet malts . Caramels and brown sugar woven throughout. Slight bittering and earhyness.

Appearance: Copper-brown tones with some reds thrown in. Dense off white head. 1/ 4" and persistant. Nice lacing. Low-medium carbonation.

Taste: Toasted barly, caramel, molassas. Only enough bittering for balance. Full round body. Nice fruits of plumbs, raisons, and dates. Mouthfeel is medium, not overly thick. Fullfilling to the palate.

Aftertaste: quite malty and sweet. Lingers long and even.

Impression: a fine urbock. not a sipper, but not a guzzler. satisfying but not terribly refreshing or heavy.

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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear caramel colored body with a modest head that leaves some lace splashes

Smell: Plenty of rich caramel aromas

Taste: Starts with a semi-sweet caramel flavor that is tempered, after the swallow, by some astringent bitterness on the sides of the tongue; after the bitter flavors settle down, the sweetness re-emerges and lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Although the bitterness has some disagreeable medicinal qualities, this is a pretty good Bock

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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is dark copper with a slight tint of redness. Head is nice-sized and off-white. The aroma is of lightly fragrant dark caramel malts. Not too complex. The taste begins with a strong rounded caramel malt presence which becomes more moderate towards the middle of the sip. Hops provide a gentle bitterness and a touch of herbal flavors. Herbal flavors become more apparent as the beer warms up. The finish is the sweetest part of a sip, it's almost sugary. Very good stuff here, I like both bocks I've tried from Einbecker. Too bad this sells at $10.99+ a sixer in Baton Rouge.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, vanilla, lager yeast and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out creamy a little malty with sweet flavors of caramel and vanilla that are quickly followed by a bready lager yeast flavor and a hops presence that is a little bit stronger than most beers in the style. All of which create a pretty good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a solid beer with flavor and substance to drink for a while.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours caramel/orange with 4+ fingers of sand colored head. Great lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Some malt sweetness & a hint of cornyness

MF: Caramel, some grainyness,& a hint of smokeyness up front. As this warms a little brown sugar & some card board. Finishes dry with caramel & more than a little earthy hops

Medium bodied with a little carbonation

Drinks allright, but just a so-so bock. Good to try for a tip of the hat to the home of bockbier, supposedly. This brewery's product never impressed me in germany either

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of stevoj
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From 2012: Malty, sweet aroma and caramel/toffee in the flavor. Nice dark amber color with beige head. Slight bitterness on the finish. Light on the mouthfeel for what is a heavier style.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly clouded amber with a ruby tint and a light tan head. Nose is cereal and malty with a slight sweet edge. Flavor is sweet and tangy with an almost roasted, old fruit quality to it. Feel is thick and almost syrup like on the tongue. I think it is very drinkable. Might be too sweet or pungent for some, but for me it is just fine.

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

Photo of jwc215
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a thick head that descends to a large patch.

The smell is of caramel/toffee, grainy, with a hint of plums and floral/grassy notes.

The taste is of caramel/toffee - towards a bit of chocolatey. Nice maltiness combines with a touch of Continental-type earthy/floral hop bitterness. Alcohol makes itself known a bit while not interfering or overwhelming. Sweet with a bitterish backing in the finish.

Medium-to-full bodied with an appropriate lager smoothness.

This brewery made the first bock beer, and still does a good job at it.

Try this tasty classic with a hearty meal.

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3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, light brownish hue, big,puffy cream-cola-ish head, gently drifting down.
Aroma, mild, nutty, light cocoa, soft cinnamon, delicate and demure...nice.
Rounded, malty flavor, tiny hops. Crawls into the back of the throat, and nestles in for a spell. Nutty, caramel-y flavor, packs a tasty little kick, at 6.5%, the alcohol peeks out just enough to give a mild burn.
Medium body, long, nearly intense finish.
I like this better than my numbers reflect, but it needs a little more of everything to be truly noteworthy.

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Ur-Bock Dunkel from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 304 ratings