Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Einbecker Ur-Bock DunkelEinbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel

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Einbecker Brauhaus AG

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Offa
4.77/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful, characterful bock.

Copper, it has a huge tan head steadily shrinking to a thin, foamy top and leaving a little weak lace.

Aroma is rich fruit (raisins and ripe apples, and hint of other fruit like pineapple), rich whole wheat bread crust and other bread, hints of mineral and rose.

Taste is excellent, very fruity with sweetness, firm toastiness, great interplay of all the traits and with good complexity. It has spicey-peppery and raisiny bitterness, finish has burnt raisins and spicey bite. It is wonderful, balanced, complex, and not overly sweet. Feel is a bit frothy, very firm.

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

Poured from the bottle a clear golden-amber with two fingers of creamy beige head.

Aroma of sweet caramel malts, bread, graham cracker, and honey.

The taste is smooth and malty and not overly sweet as I expected. Hints of cinnamon, strawberry, and graham cracker peek through. Finishes clean.

Light-to-medium bodied, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

A solid bock from Einbecker.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
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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Photo of yemenmocha
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light brown with thin white head. Nose is very light and weak, with a little brown bread toastyness. Palate is malty sweet, but somewhat thin bodied and thin in flavors, and the alcohol makes an appearance even when cold. Drinkability is still there since this is a very light, thirst quenching Bock.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours perfectly to produce two finger thick tan head, and has a copper colored body.

Aroma is of sweet bread and metallic hops character.

The taste is slightly sweet up front, but turns herbal very quickly.

MF is full and slightly syrupy. Alcohol warmness is in the finish.

Altogether a good beer, just a little to herbal in the flavor for my taste.

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Photo of sliverX
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured an orange copper with a big white head that faded to a thick film lots of bubbles streaming towards freedom
smell huge malty sweet caramel malts kind of reminds me of a caramel apple
taste is very sweet malt following the nose, pick up some nice hop bitterness
mouthfeel is medium bodied somewhat drying to the mouth
drinkability takes a slight knock just for the fact its so sweet almost annoyingly so

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Photo of kkipple
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to my buddy Hicks for recommending this one. A lot of the German styles fly under my radar but I'm always glad to try something I haven't.

A. Deep, clear orange-amber. Fat white head falls to 2cm and sticks there. Active carbonation makes this lively and nice to look at.

S. Variations on malt sweetness. You got caramel, toasted black bread, a little butter, toffee, a hint of grain. Evident alcohol is a little odd, since this is only 6.5%... really reminds me of rum raisins and my grandmother's fruitcake...

T. Rather malt complex and unsurprising given the nose: a rich, yet not heavy sweetness that is cut with a little hop bitterness, some unwelcome astringency, and I'm sorry to say, a bit of skunk. Drat those green bottles... no telling how long this one sat out on the store shelves. It doesn't ruin the beer, but it ain't helping, that's for sure.

M. Crisp, dry sweet-bitter finish, a little astringent.

D. Not bad, but this has to be better at the source. Will try again in hopes of a fresher bottle.

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Photo of theghost3
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color; almost like iced tea. The head is very thin, white, and disappears quickly. Some carbonation bubbles can be seen at first.

The smell is mostly bread, caramel & roasted malts. The taste is kind of like honey on a bland wheat bread. The malts are toasty and there's a slight hop bitterness that's on the herbal side. Slight spiciness. Mouthfeel is carbonated, medium body.

This is a fairly drinkable bock, but the appearance is a little off.

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Photo of bfields4
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark amber body. Very frothy head full of carbonation

Sweet caramel malty smell

Flavors not to complex dark fruits sweet and a little caramel.

A nice beer, but nothing special. Very light, but a little too skunky to be too drinkable maybe just because its an import.

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Photo of roadhouse
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle into a pils glass

Pours up a deep orange, kind of copper color with a one inch off-white head that falls to a skim and leaves some lace behind.

Aroma is yet again, the same as their other beers. Mild malty sweetness with a tobacco thing and a mild hop presence.

Taste is sweet and caramelly up front with a bit of toasty malt flavor in the middle. Some hops come in that are spicy and slightly herbal. Finishes with some residual toasty malt and lingering hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, pretty creamy and smooth. Drinkable, but it's not that great tasting so not that much.

Again I am unimpressed with this brewery. All their beers smell the same and the taste only differs slightly. They're not bad really, but there are certainly some better examples of the styles available. Especially considering the expensive price.

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Photo of Orangevango
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark amber, about the color of grade "A" maple syrup. A creamy white quarter inch head forms but quickly degrades into a spattering of larger bubbles that tend to stick to the side of the glass.

S: the first aroma I notice is honey and hearty whole-wheat bread. Smells crisp but warming. A bit sour, but not at all in the forefront, pleasent aroma. No hop presence that I can detect.

T: A bit of hop bitterness, and a bit of hot alcohol (suprising for a bock?) A few different malt aromas are detectable. Honey, and bread, though less than the nose leads me to expect.

M: More carbonated than I expected. Tingles a bit on the tongue. Numbs the very tip of my tongue just a bit, thought not from being cold.

D: A very balanced and drinkable beer, Having never had a Bock before, I am not sure how true to style it is, but It would pair great with a peice of rustic bread smeared with warm honey, or perhaps something spicy. A pint would be the proper serving size, it does not wear me out. The hot alcohol is surprising, but would be welcome on a cold night, even on a warm spring afternoon it wasn't unpleasent.

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Photo of Magpie14
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have to say that this bottle, by and far, is my most favorite. The fat 'n' short base paired with a long neck proves to be most entertaining and amiable. Along with the rudimentary crest colors and logo...I like

A: vivacious bubbly body with a somewhat dense and creamy soft yellow cap with foamy qualities. A good slabs of of sticky lace at the upper rim of the glass. The body houses a unique, golden-yellow edged, roasted chestnut color with hints of brown and red

S: hefty caramel and malts with a few metallic skunk whiffs. Has a smell of cinnamon and nut after while

T: flavors of caramel, malts, and roasted tastes are rather great. Soft buttered bread-toast flavor in the mix as well sprinkled with finely ground cinnamon 'n' sugar. After a while the sweeter flavors lead me to think more of a toffee nutty vibe with roasted grains. A new taste has emerged with maybe elements of grass and figs in the mix...tasty
This beer has a very "delicate power" to it

M: glassy and slick describes this brew best. Sometimes a bit sticky but never overpowering and easy to drink. Even for the alcohol content, not a smidgen of it is showing. A well rounded brew

D: good bottle that houses a pretty darn solid Bock beer, try it if you get the chance. This one hit me very well

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Photo of berserker256
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought an 11.2 ounce bottle. A green bottle. I hate when I get jipped that .8 of an ounce. It forms a very nice and thick foamy off-white head when poured into my pint glass. Sticks to the glass as it empties. It has a sort of sweet bready malty aroma. Has some bitterness and a sour element in the flavor. Yet semi-sweet and malty as well. Nice texture and carbonation and not too heavy. There's a sour-like and somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. It's a good beer but there are better bocks out there.

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Photo of TommyW
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Copper color (not as dark as I expected) with a one finger off white head. Quickly fades to a ring.

S- Pretty grassy/grainy with some hints of dark fruit.

T- Slightly sweet breadiness with some caramel undertones. Light hops toward the finsih.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Leaves a slight tongue coating and lingering sweetness.

D- Pretty straight forward, not very complex. Goes down nicely though.

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Photo of steveh
4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A -- Clear, copper color with a thick, soap-sudsie, off-white head that holds up well.

S -- Bready and malty with some yeastiness and spicy alcohol back. Wish that there was more melanoidin toastiness, have to chalk it up to an import bottle.

T -- Rich bready maltiness with some vague caramel back, but the beer starts sweet and ends dry -- so there's no mistaking this as a lager. Peppery alcohol in the finish with maybe a hint of noble hops.

M -- Medium body with a soft to syrupy mouth-feel.

D -- Good drinkability, if not a bit filling.

A great example of the old, original style -- from the old, original brewery!

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Photo of Dantheman4162
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Weak head, doesn't last.
Semi-sweet initial taste to a hoppy finish. Nice medium amber color. taste the alcohol a little... its a clean taste, "pilsner" smell, "wet". biscuits?

It was ok. not overly impressed. not worth the extra money of buying this import.

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Photo of SykDoc
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a clear amber color and a off-white head that starts out thick and diminishes to a pleasant lacing.

The aroma is a bit pungent, almost like an aged field of hay. There are certainly some sweet notes with this.

A fair bit of malt and a minimal amount of spicy hops lingers at the finish. It is fairly bitter, which actually blends nicely with the flavor.

The mouthfeel is a medium body with a fair amount of carbonation. The beer certainly lingers on your tongue with a thick and sweet sensation.

Overall, this is a quite drinkable beer. I don't know how often I'll seek it out, but I will certainly enjoy it if it's available.

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

the origional bock beer from ur-bock

The appearance is good, clear and golden

the smell is good, there is a hint of sour, and a hint of almonds the taste is good, crisp and clean

the taste is good, and easy to drink

the mouthfeel is good, and clean like you want from a bock

this is a very drinkable bock

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Photo of Bierfreund
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours dark amber into my Einbecker Stutzen (= reproduction of authentic glass type for this beer), with thick off-white head.

Fruity note, promising!

First taste is hoppy, refreshing, despite light carbonation.

When head eventually desolves, some lacing stays behind.

Very complex taste, warming feeling of alcohol (6.5%Vol.), aftertaste is bitter.

A great beer, one of my favourites.

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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 pmcadamis
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

D - Deep amber-honey and perfectly clear with a big fluffy white head that stands at about 2 fingers. Big ole' sheets of fluffy lace coat the glass, and head retention is outstanding. Good lookin' stuff!

S - I could smell the pilsener-esque saaz aroma coming off this one as soon as I popped it. Up close, this still reeks of a good German pils, but with a heartier malt component. I usually think of German pilseners as having a saltine cracker malt component ... this is more like toasted bran cracker. There is a pleasant caramelized sugar note there too. Nice!

T - Sweet clove honey, brown sugar, Honeycomb cereal, and nutmeg livened up with a spritz of lemon and a nice saaz spiciness.

M - Medium bodied with some sugary dextriny residual coating, this is smooth, mellow, slick, and off-dry on the finish.

D - Good stuff! Definitely one of the best of a style that I normally find boring and mundane. This is top notch beer!

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Winking Lizard. This beer is a clear reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing. The aroma is mildly sweet malt and caramel with a touch of hops. Light, smooth body with a sweet malty character. Notes of bread and hops are present in the taste. The finish is moderately sweet with a toasted malt aftertaste. Average and fairly one-dimensional overall.

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Photo of scottg
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear amber with a thin tan head with little to no lacing. Carmelized malt, earthy and grainy aromas. Biscuity malt, chocolate malt up front, very sweet with a lemon hop finish. Medium body and carbonation, mouth coating beer with a lingering sweetness. Clean, smooth easy drinking beer. Not the best of the style but worth a try.

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Photo of weezyfart
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is copper in color with a light ruby hinge. The aroma reminds me of strong oolong tea spiced with a little bit of cinnamon. Earthy and intriguing. The palate is mainly malty with a little bit of bittering hops on the long finish. I can taste a decent bit of dark fruit and mild spice. The finish shows off some biscuity characters as well.

A very nice brew with good drinkability. If it was less expensive, I'd be all over it.

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Photo of biggmike
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an attractive copper color which surprised me as I anticipated a darker beer. It had a decent lasting head and left some lacing. Aroma was of sweet roasted malt, dark fruits, and honey. Flavor was similar, but I found it a bit too sweet for my tastes. Still a good beer, but the sweetness would keep me from having more than 1 or 2. Mouthfeel was good.

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Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
3.71 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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