Mai-Ur-Bock
Einbecker Brauhaus

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From:
Einbecker Brauhaus
 
Germany
Style:
Bock - Maibock
Ranked #53
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,465
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 11.38%
Ratings:
467
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 03, 2022
Added:
Jul 26, 2000
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  27
SCORE
85
Very Good
Mai-Ur-BockMai-Ur-Bock
Notes: “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.
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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

Bottle Date Code: L 40811008 J
Glassware: Pokal
Temp at Pour: 58.5 F


Look:
Clear bright copper with plenty of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Off-white head that starts at 1 finger and quickly dissipates to a thin cover. The cover starts breaking up with the first sip. OK lacing.

Smell:
Bready malt with a noticeable grassy note.

Taste:
Bread dough with dark honey. Grassy and floral hops provide a mild but consistent bitterness that does not bite hard nor overpower but provides a balance. Some earthiness can be found in the finish.

Feel:
Smooth and ever-so-slightly sticky. Body is medium.

Overall:
A simple and straightforward Maibock that is easy to drink and quite quaffable. The beer reminds me of an amped-up Vienna Lager. It is similar to but not quite the same as Einbecker's Ur Bock Dunkel. The difference between the 2 is about the difference between a Vienna Lager and a Marzen.

Definitely recommended to those who like Bocks, Vienna Lagers, and Marzens.

May 03, 2022
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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mnrider from Connecticut

Green Bottle

A: Pours a clear amber/caramel color. Two fingers of fizzy white head. Extreme amount of carbonation. Little retention with pretty much no lacing.

S: Malty. Butter. Toffee. Metallic. Has a sharp distinct aroma.

T/M: Buttery taste. Smooth. Slight hop bitterness. Carbonation tingle. Caramel and burnt coffee.

O: Not a style I'm too familiar with. Nice flavors of malty/grains. Crisp yet has a good smooth feel. Easy to drink.

May 02, 2022
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4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Production code: L4012017 G 15:04

L: Pours a deep gold to pale amber with excellent clarity. The pour results in two fingers of fine white head that recedes to a 4mm cap. As the beer goes down it leaves a light lacing on the glass.

S: Honey bread crust, some toasty malt notes, herbal notes, and just a touch of skunk. As the beer warms I also get some nice floral notes.

T: Noble hop notes of grass and peppery spice, a bit of ethanol, light notes of toasted caramel malt, a medium to medium-light bitterness rides through the whole palate, doughy bread notes and a sweet malt character (think liquid bread) on the backend and finish complemented by an earthy bitterness on the finish. Not getting any skunk on the palate initially, but after the beer has warmed in the glass for 20 minutes a bit of skunk character comes out on the backend and finish though this is not enough to ruin the beer for me.

F: Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation. It has a nice smooth mouthfeel that dries out on the finish.

O: Very good representation of the style, though I would like to have been able to sample this one a bit fresher.

Apr 30, 2022
 
3.94 by Jakepitbull from New York on Mar 14, 2022
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4.85/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Pours a brassy gold with a thin short lived head.
The smell is of beautiful German malts and hops.
Definitely more hops than in most German Mai Bocks, but in a good way.
It reminds me of a beefed up Vienna Lager.
The taste is wonderfully malty with the correct balance of hops to compliment.
I could drink this all day.
I wish it wasn't a seasonal.
Highly recommended to the Bock lover.

Feb 21, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DrBeergood from Ohio

I'm late to the party, enjoying this mid summer. I like the shape of the bottle, it's different and looks difficult to knock over. I picked this beer in particular because I wanted to learn more about the Bock style, and Bock originated in Einbeck. The Germans in the region had difficulty pronouncing the word "Ainpöckisch," and would ask for "Ein Bock Bier" translating to "One goat beer." So if you're wondering why all these beers have goats on them, it's a pun. Let's get to pouring.

L: It's amber in color, small fine head, and has a glossy surface. It appears light, I'm surprised to learn it has 6.5% abv. It's actually quite active, most of the carbonation seems to be in the form of nucleation.

S: Strong grainy aroma. Roasted caramel comes to mind. There's a little more to it, but it's mighty tempting and I'm going to drink it.

T: It's like drinking a layered buttermilk biscuit. Barley and hop bitterness bite at the sides of my palate. The finish is roasty toasty grainy deliciousness. The green bottle and unique 6 pack carrier allow UV light to cleave the hop's alpha acids, adding yet another layer of flavor. That said, the 24pack (4x6pack) case they come in is completely protected from UV light, if you'd like to buy one of those and play with your own. Finally, this bier is straight barley, containing no wheat or oats.

F: Light bodied and perfectly drinkable. It's extra smooth. There is a long lagering process involved which mellows the brew out and allows it to store long and age well. They've been doing this since 1378.

O: The other Bock beers I've tried were nice, but they aren't Einbeckers

Jul 17, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a clear amber color with a nice off-white head that slowly reduces as you enjoy the brew. In the nose, it is caramel malts and some bread. The mouth gets a well balanced malt/caramel malt flavor with the barest hint of hops. Nice Bock.

May 28, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Mostly clear amber brown with two fingers of head and lacing. Caramel malt, fresh baked bread, flowers, and a hint of toast and oxidization. Taste does well to have bready elements emerge out of the caramel malts and light botanicals. Simple, clean, malty and sneaky bready, though lighter. The wife loved it

May 10, 2021
Photo of TommyG22
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

An ok drinker but not at the level of HB Maibock.

Apr 24, 2021
Photo of LukeGude
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by LukeGude from Iowa

Can from John’s poured into pint glass. Want to visit Einbeck/Germany! Nice head, overly syrupy malty. Better as it goes, as most are.

Mar 11, 2021
Photo of Cashbail
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Cashbail from New Hampshire

Bottle poured into a 16oz. Mason jar. Pours golden brown with a 2 inch creamy head. Scents of raisins and brown bread. Tastes bready and sweet with a bit of hop bite on the end.

Overall very good and an everyday drinker to which I return.

Feb 07, 2021
Photo of brother_rebus
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by brother_rebus from Maine

Really impressed.

Nov 27, 2020
Photo of elNopalero
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by elNopalero from California

Poured from the can into a mug. Prost!

Light aroma. Malty, almost overly so, with a cloyingly sweet finish. Rich body. Not my favorite expression of the style.

Aug 06, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Canned 02/18/20. Nabbed my sixer of 11.2 fl oz pull-tab cans at a beer store in New Orleans, LA.

Currently #31 in the Top Maibock beers list.

Pours a fluffy off-white head that lasts a good 8-10 minutes. Body is a clear vibrant copper amber. Obviously filtered...has excellent clarity.

Aroma: Toasted malt, faint orange marmalade, rich malts with moderate residual sugars, caramelized malt, crisp mineral water, sharp Noble hop varietals replete with grassy and floral aromatics, baked bread.

Aromatic intensity is moderate. Suggests a true to style traditional Maibock with no faults or flaws.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Caramelized malt (likely Vienna...maybe Munich?) lends the beer a nice toasted bread flavour which is lovely when paired with its crisp clean helles malt backbone and Noble hop flavour. More grassy and floral than spicy or herbal hopwise, but this is certainly more hop emphatic than many traditional German lagers.

Scintillae of clove honey and burnt malt.

Bready and filling but not so much so that it's difficult to drink. A bit on the dryer side, helping accentuate the toasty malt flavour with its coarseness. Well carbonated...perfectly so by my estimation.

Sweetness/bitterness balance is extraordinary. It's not too bready nor too hoppy.

A bit sticky, which complements its rather faint orange marmalade flavour nicely.

OVERALL: I can imagine a Maibock with more depth of flavour and more interesting Noble hop flavour, but this is a superb traditional expression of the style up there with the better German brewed Maibocks I've tried. I do prefer New Glarus' Maibock to this, and I've yet to try Ayinger's but it's hard to imagine Ayinger doesn't outclass all their competition.

In any case, it's a worthwhile Maibock with no faults or flaws and it's certainly worth trying even if one can imagine improvements.

High B- (3.5) / WORTHY

Jul 19, 2020
 
3.74 by MaxOhle from Illinois on Jun 16, 2020
 
3.97 by Hophazzard from California on Jun 01, 2020
 
3.94 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on May 15, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a mostly clear orange color, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This one smells like sweet malt, floral hops, and breadiness.

This is pretty basic, and maybe a little too sweet. It’s still pretty tasty anyway, with that caramel/bready sweetness. It’s still pretty crisp, but I’d want a bit more hop bite or bitterness of some sort.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean, and very drinkable.

I liked their pilsner more than this. I did enjoy it, though.

May 11, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Canned on 2/18/20

Pours a brilliantly deep and crystal clear honey blossom orange hue, topped with a billowing head of dense, soapy, slightly off-white foam; great retention yields a craggy cap and moderately frothy collar alongside a generous walling of splotchy, soapy lacing.

Aroma opens with a heavy hit of raw honeycomb and molasses, eased slightly by a mild floral implication; underlying dark fruits course throughout as honey becomes musty over time among notes of wet hay and barnyard, though maintains a steady, rustic florality to the finish.

Taste features highly floral honeysuckle upfront and backed by a dark fruit prominence; burnt brown bread crust rounds the profile as honeyed malt flows with an earthy edge through a nuanced, toasted earth finish.

Mouthfeel offers a slick medium body lifted by a moderate-high carbonation; a hint of stickiness peaks on the mid-palate before drying out to a stiff pillow of malty grit and a touch of bittering hops striking a harmony through the finish and beyond the swallow.

This is a maibock of contrasts, offering fervent sweetness leveled by a last-minute drying-out that exemplifies its richly quenching quality, a richness which doesn't feel excessive for the ABV; in reality, its boldness makes it all the more enjoyable.

May 08, 2020
 
4 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Apr 29, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

This wee (11.2-fl oz/330 ml) CAN came to me courtesy of my local, in-person beer trader, @tone77 who is due to visit tomorrow! Eek. I have asked him to (mostly) curtail his drop-offs as I get the backlog of The CANQuest (tm) under CANtrol, but this one dovetails nicely with my current Lager kick.

From the CAN: "Since 1378"; "Product of Germany"; "Brewed According to the Purity Law of 1516"; "The oldest still existing document to prove the sale of Einbecker beer dates back to April 23,1378 when the first bock-style beer in the world was brewed in the town of Einbeck."; "Historically in spring, the Einbecker brew-masters brew a particular special beer, the Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock."; "With its pale orange color, fluffy white head, bubbly and pleasantly-bitter character[,] it is perfectly suited for a new spring day."

It is, indeed a Spring day and this puts us just twenty-seven (27) days from their 642nd CANniversary! Unfortunately, I don't want to wait that long & I am Crack!ing open the vent now. I beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into my awaiting glass, resulting in the formation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. Color was Amber to Deep-Amber/Light-Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Gorgeous! Nose was bready, quite sweet, despite their mention of a pleasant bitterness, but aces for the style. Mouthfeel was big, full & creamy, huge for a Lager! The taste was a bit on the sweet side for my taste with a caramel-toffee sweetness that was unabating. Okay for the style, but making me a little jumpy. I simply do not do well with sweet, sugary, malty anything, but especially beers. Finish was semi-sweet with just enough hops to take some of the edge off of its inherent sweetness. I was satiated with what I had. YMMV.

Mar 27, 2020
 
3.43 by Wontonst from California on Mar 26, 2020
Photo of VoxRationis
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass; code number C113619OK.
A: Pours a nearly clear, copper color with ochre highlights, a one finger head, an egg-shell white, short-lived head and no more than short term lacing.
S: Malty bouquet with big caramel, light cocoa, toffee, very lightly citrus (orange), papaya, and white pepper. Tobacco and earthy notes.
T: Semisweet side of sweet. Flavors are largely derived from the nose, but not in the same proportion. Caramel to molasses flavor, light Cointreau orange, toffee, and pumpernickel, nicely balanced with hoppy bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with robust effervescence. Solid mouthfeel.
O: Despite the green bottle does not appear skunked, although wish I had it fresher. Suspect it would knock my socks off, were that true. Enjoyable in its current form.

Mar 09, 2020
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Just ok for me but this obd ix worth trying for the rolletcoaster if flavor, begins with a hearty punch then dries off at end, cannot remember a beer so transitional in favor, worth trying for thst dynamic alone.

Mar 09, 2020
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the green bottle. Sampled March 7, 2020.

It is an attractive looking amber pour under a quick-lasting head., Decent clarity.

The aroma is sweet and caramel but also a little like a cellar. It is very European.

Very sweet taste with a mild floral hop finish. It's OK but it is not anything extraordinary. The malt masses should like it.

Mar 07, 2020
 
3.66 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Nov 16, 2019
 
3.92 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Oct 08, 2019
Photo of Buck89
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Buck89 from Tennessee

On tap into a pint glass. A nice looking clear amber color with a medium sized and sturdy white head. Not much aroma, just a bit of bready malt and burnt caramel. The taste clearly featured the malt with the above notes. Bitterness was there but hid behind the malty flavors. Medium bodied and carbonated. Overall this was a well-made beer but was unremarkable for me. I would have preferred a bit more hop presence.

Sep 21, 2019
Photo of Smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Deep amber and a wonderful bronze orange body color is presented with nice clarity. Head creation is slightly khaki colored with a nice bubbly and frothy appearance. Touches of pill like lacing and a good crowned collar make an appearance. Great looking beer.

Aroma is real nice. Emphasis on toffee quite a bit here, with a fairly sweet and somewhat sticky sensing flavor on the nose. Lots of sticky malt sensations, a bit extract like smelling out of the package, but with a nice faint hint of clove.

Flavors tend to follow the nose. Fairly nice backbone, which is inescapable and really powers the flavors. The malt character does come off a bit thick but nothing too syrupy. Hints of sticky caramel and touches some good fusel heat surprisingly. Aftertaste has a bit of remedial hop spicy bitterness but not much.

A bit of a malty and somewhat hot bock.

Aug 26, 2019
Photo of justintcoons
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

11.2 oz can poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Amber. Crystal clear. Short tan head.

Nose
Molasses, biscuit, cracker, caramel, and corn.

Taste
Molasses, caramel, biscuit, and cracker. Some corny sweetness. Very malt forward with little to no hop character.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, oily, smooth, sweet, and lightly bitter.

Overall
Sweet, malty, smooth. Not the most complex Maibock.

Jul 19, 2019
Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, a bit of caramel. Taste is of bready malts, light honey, just a touch of alcohol is present. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Jul 07, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 15.21 (Including tax and discount)/six-pack of 11.2oz cans ($ 0.226/oz) from State Line Liquor, Elkton, MD. Reviewed 7/4/19.
“E 02.18.2020” printed at the bottom. On shelf in store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried glass coffee mug.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Yellow, clear.
Body – Orange, clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 8.5 cm, aggressive center pour), off white, low density, average retention, diminishing to a two to three mm crown and rocky complete cap. Head retraction leaves a few three-dimensional irregular islands of tiny to small bubbles.
Lacing – none other than above.
Aroma – 3.5 – Weak, sweet caramel malt aroma.
Flavor – 4 – Light, slightly caramel, maltiness with just a touch of bitterness. No alcohol taste or aroma (6.5 % ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Thin, bordering on syrupy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.75 – Very pleasing Maibock. The label is appropriate for the Reinheitsgebot.

Jul 04, 2019
 
4 by cdwil from Texas on Jun 29, 2019
 
3.58 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a really awesome beer, and how cool to have it served in its own glassware, the clay looking mug, perfect for patio drinking because it keeps the light out. this is a spring bock, a stronger and heartier lager, fermented down close to dry, less obvious malt sweetness than some of the other bock types that exist, and one thats dangerously drinkable then. its got an awesome head on it, frothy and lasting in aforementioned mug, lots of bubbles and active carbonation too. aroma is nutty, not quite toasted, its not that warm, but a cooler spectrum hearty grain profile, real classically german, and resonating well with the robust lager yeast character in here. there is an obvious minerality that i like, especially in the crisp finish, and there is a light bready element too, never too heavy, but more structure than many others, its not filling or anything, but it has plenty of substance. i love the yeast, i always do when i have beer from these guys, and it seems more flavorful and mature and complete in its lagering here. overall this is about as satisfying a beer as you are going to find, especially in a springtime patio setting, it really hit the mark for me! i imagine draft is enormously better than bottle stateside...

May 18, 2019
 
4.31 by sjjn from California on May 04, 2019
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4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by MaxGoldfarb from New York

Malty aroma, sweet, and strong, I'd take a bath in the stuff, but I might drown. Little head, but who cares? Perfect end to a crappy day!

Jan 15, 2019
Photo of kvnbrk
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by kvnbrk from Texas

A bit of a sweet smell and taste. The color is a little funky orange-y but I really liked the taste. Stumbled on it in the supermarket. Went back a couple of days later to get another six pack for further research, but they had sold out. Would definitely buy again if they bring it back.

Oct 17, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by MittenBreezeMD from Tennessee

Grabbed one of these at the suggestion of an owner from a local specialty store. Off the bat, I was surprised at the dark malty color, being a maibock style. The sent is very rich with heavy caramel and biscuit malts. There is a sharp piney aroma off the glass, and when drinking it you don't catch the happiness until seconds after it lands. I am slightly surprised as this is not what I would have expected from the style, but it is a VERY drinkable beer. The beer was executed well and is much stronger than its style, but it does not resemble the traditional maibock style I have tried in the past. Overall a beer I will drink again.

Oct 10, 2018
 
3.04 by JonnoWillsteed from England on Oct 07, 2018
Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 467 ratings