Mai-Ur-Bock | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Ready for May?” In spring, the Einbecker brew-masters brew a particular special beer, the Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock. This pleasantly-bitter refreshment is only available in the spring – as long as supplies last.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-26-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,055
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
419
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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Photo of Samlover55
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle into Nonic Pint
L403434J11 date code
L- dark brown, clear, thin white head
S- apples, sweet candy
T- very sweet caramel, that is immediately met by this bracing bitterness, and goes back to sweet on the finish
F- fuller-bodied, syrupy, finishes dry
Overall this beer is so unique, I'm not 100% sure what to make of it, it is incredibly sweet and bitter at the same time

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Photo of chinchill
2.84/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville.
Pours with a amber colored body that has a light haze. It's topped with a tall, durable, creamy, beige head.
Aroma: surprisingly hoppy for style; a bit too musty.
The flavor has mild bitterness but plenty of other hop flavors, mainly of the herbal-floral variety. Possible off-flavors (bad sample?).

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the original beers of this style, this one pour a nice light amber with a decent head. The aroma is predictably sweet and malty but with a bit of an alcoholic kick. The taste is rich and toasty with a mildly carbonated mouthfeel.

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Photo of CPAles
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Atg1095
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBarber
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a completely clear orange color. Thinnish white head dissipates rather quickly.

Smell is a robust array of bready malts with some earthy almost grassy hops and a touch of spicy yeast.

Bready malts in the flavor with a slightly bitter earthy/grassy hop finish. Touch of honey like sweetness.

Full bodied, not really . Medium carbonation.

Overall a really nice well crafted maibock.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours golden-amber orange with a creamy white foam head. Smells like rich caramel, toasted bready malts, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, honey, caramelized fruits, plum, red apple, black grape skin, raisins, dark fruits, dried fruit, mild damp musty fruity funk, with spice and floral earthy grass. Tastes like rich toasted bready malts, caramel, roasted molasses, brown sugar, toffee, honey, caramelized fruits, plum, red apple, black grape skin, raisin, dark fruits, dried fruit, mild musty funk, with spice and floral earthy grass. Overall a really nice Mai-Ur-Bock.

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Photo of larryi86
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz poured into a slim pint glass

A- A clear golden amber with a two finger white head.

S- Sweet bread, biscuits, some floral hops, touch of something fruity.

T- Biscuits, toasted sweet bread, hints of dark fruits, hops are mainly floral but a little earthy.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A really nice beer, perfect for spring time.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- pours a clear, golden amber with good carbonation. Has a big, white, foamy head that dissappates quickly.
S- Wonderful breadiness and hop smell you get from traditional, German beers. Extra maltiness.
T- AAAAh! Taste follows the nose. Light carmelizing and hop. Bitterness in end. Malt continues well after.
F- Extremely smooth transitions.
O- I love good, old German beer companies that do it right!

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Photo of Pens1967
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nische
2.56/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rorjets
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of iftcoach
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My impression is American craft brewers shy from this style. But if they do study how to make this right, Einbecker's Mai-Ur-Bock should be one that they look at closely. Apparently this town has a tradition stretching back to 13th Century in which citizen brewers made Mai-bock to pay their taxes and the government, in turn, sold the surplus to other cities.

(Coming from a desperate state that will take money any way it can, maybe we can stimulate Chicago's many micro-breweries by making beer as barter to Illinois for bailing it out.)

Ahem... Back to the beer... Mostly malt in the nose, the malt continued to make me taste fruit increasingly as the beer warmed. Hops seemingly only used for balance to keep the malt from getting too sweet. Then, the bitterness emerges at the end as a subtle dryness. How do they do that ?

Listed in the "1001 Beers", this lager deserves to be there.
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave it 3 of 4 stars and said Mai-ur-bock was "faintly estery, spritzy and refreshing."

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Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 419 ratings