Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Einbecker Ur-Bock DunkelEinbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 06-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
291
Reviews:
183
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
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Photo of KonigObHops
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After pouring, the beer's color is similar to that of a cola, and it has a white head about one finger width.

The aroma is straight earthy malt.

The initial taste is extremely mild. In the middle, you can taste some maltiness, and the beer finishes smooth.

The mouthfeel is also extremely smooth.

There just wasn't much to this beer. It was a bit too smooth all the way around, and lacked the complexity that other Dunkels have.

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Photo of travelguy
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marraybay
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Liked this one. Pours a caramel-colored brown with an 1 inch of foam. Slight sweetness in the nose with maybe a hint of the typical German import "green bottle" skunk. Not much lace or retention with this. Taste is nice and easy drinking: simple. A bit of sweetness upfront, without much in the way of bitterness. Definitely a great adjunct lager replacement that would seemingly pair unassumingly with a variety of food types. May consider giving this a tryout for a slot in my regular 6pack stockage/rotation.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good dunkler bock, sweet but balanced towards the malts.

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Photo of Chaz
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear cola brown, topped with a rocky medium-tan head. Very good lacing, and good head retention.

Nose is a blast of skunky Noble hops and sweet, sweet dark malt. Classic! A bit of a metallic tang... lighter notes of ripe plum and prune.

Sweet and lightly-bittersweet on the first sip, and there's a tanginess here, a note of cherry (and even of cherry cough syrup medicinal - eek!) astride that bittersweetness, but you might miss it depending upon where your palate is at -- mine is very clear and balanced as I review this.

The 'skunked' of skunky hops really don't interfere too much with the flavor, and for many aficianados of (German) imports they expect some skunkiness out of their 'green bottled' imports, and after many years of beergeekery on the internet, I'm sure we all know why there's a connection (and if you are not aware of the connection, try a a google search for: Green glass skunked beer.)

The note of plum really is the highlight of the dark malt used in this recipe, and it is reminiscent of the more assertive dark fruit notes you might find in a good doppelbock. As it is, this one straddles the bock/doppelbock divide at 6.5%, and does it well: fuller in body than many American bock renditions (including "Shiner Bock" and "Moza Bock", a personal favorite from Guatemala), but not too full that you can't have more than one e.g. 12oz pour (or bottle) in a sitting.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are good. Light scrubbing from the carbonation, and not overly carbonated.

It's a nice beer, and altogether this is very much the same beer as I remember it being so long ago; 1992 may not have been it's first year in the U.S. market, but it's the first year that I dropped $11.99 on a six of it (a lot of money for me at the time!) It is a good example --but not great-- of the style, and is a benchmark of sorts, which is why I was still seeing it pop-up on BJCP certification style guides ten years ago. ;)

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Photo of MPSTARR
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: fresh wort;

T: a little toast, then molasses that lasts through the finish; virtually no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: enjoyable, but not very complex;

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Photo of fx20736
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tootsie pop orange with a thick shortbread head and nice lacing. Caramel malt lurks under a firm Noble Hops bouquet. Sweet malt balanced with strong hops, a touch of toasted/ burnt caramel at the end. The bottle may have been skunked but that doesn't detract for me. Sticky mouthfeel appropriate for the style, might have preferred a bit more carbonation. I want to buy a case so there is no light striking this ultra tasty beer.

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Photo of iftcoach
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Strong golden amber colour with decent C)2 activity in the glass. Raises a rocky head that eventually dies to a lace cover and leaves remnants of sticky clumping lace.

Smell - caramel and Toffee aromas rise from the glass, when agitated there is also a faint whiff of prune and raisin and a nip of boozy solvent.

Taste - Prune with raisin and caramel kick in first. The caramel is closer to a burnt toffee as you work your way down the glass. There is quite a boozy element to the backbone of this beer that rides through the whole experience. there is also some light hop bitter nip in the back end of the taste but this beer largely works on its malt profile.

MF - full bodied with a deep linger but unfortunately a finish that leans towards the cloying end of the scale.

Overll - A pretty decent beer this one has strong boozy flavour that does detract from the other elements slightly and a cloying finish. Having said that there is a good malt profile and if given this beer again I would not turn it down!

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of BeerSnobery
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Keegan
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of BogAl
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Pens1967
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
3.72 out of 5 based on 291 ratings.
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