Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 06-15-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
290
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
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Photo of Indybeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle. Slight skunkiness upon opening, but quickly disappeared. Pours a deep copper, with not much head. Thin lacing on the glass. Heavy malt aroma. Taste of sweet malts and a hint of caramel. Low carbonation, and a sticky/sweet mouthfeel almost like a barleywine. A good kick back and relax sipping beer

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Photo of budgood1
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours out a deep copper colour with a foamy head the dies down to a sticky thin layer of lace. a rather nondescript aroma of sweet malts. a pretty sweet and stiff malt profile doesn't give up a lot in the flavour department...typical bock hardiness with soft german malt and hop notes. as it warms a bit the malt profile comes through a bit with dunkel notes of toastiness...hints of cocoa and caramel complimented by ghostly dark fruits. definite hoppiness for a bock...and an alcohol kick to round things out. at first i thought this a rather boring brew...but as it warmed the complexity shines through. it finishes rather dry...maybe showing it's age. a nice smooth mouthfeel lets all this german goodness go down quite easily. this bottle was a little old, explaining the relaxed flavour profile, dryness and smoothness and drinkability. a rather nice german bock.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very good Dunkel that is thoroughly warming to the innards. Beautiful dark amber body covered by a great tan head that diminishes quite slowly, but leaves a little less lace than one expects from such a great head display. A big nose gives off both malt aroma and a slight hop sense. The taste is nicely bitter in the front, but gives interesting hints of a barley wine character on the lips. This beer strains to keep itself from being too sweet and thick. The full body and fairly high ABV limit its drinkability to a large degree. Creamy smooth in keeping with the barley wine nature of its alter ego. Tasty, warming, and filling. Strong, lasting aftertaste, again, much like a barley wine.

Note: this comes in a dark green bottle and there was the slightest hint of skunk on the open, none in the pour.

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Photo of zerk
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Translucent copper with a frothy white head... settles to about 1/4 inch. Sweet carmel malt aroma with a touch of herbal hops. Flavor was very much on the sweet side with carmel being the dominant flavor... almost cloying... with only slightly herbal notes offer a little balance. Syrupy and thick, with medium carbonation. The sweetness and thickness lower the drinkability.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Better than the Urbock hell. Low head. Pleasant malty / toffee aroma. Slightly nutty flavour. Strong alcohol presence, fairly well balanced with the malts and hops. A decent bock, but not as good as the Norwegian ones (esp. Aass).

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Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite a herbal nose, mixed in with a bit of a dark malt character ( bit of chocolate, bit of roastiness). Quite a sticky malt start, syruppy texure and a bitter herbal flavour, not as good as the Urbock Hell i think, i think the paler malts worked better.

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Photo of beerluvr
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a beautiful just off-white rocky head, topping light brown/amber liquid. Nose is of sweet malt, natch. Very appetizing too I might add. Taste is superb, lightly sweet malt followed by an almost dominating hop bitterness. Hops win out in the finish, with the maltiness of the grain creating an interesting interplay on the palate. This is one of the classics here, boys! The not-so-heaviness makes this beer very easy to drink plenty of. The original Bockbier, try it if you see it. Well worth the $8 I paid for a sixer. Tastes all the much better out of the "official" Einbecker Ur-Bock glass, to boot!

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Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
3.71 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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