Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

BA SCORE
85
very good
416 Ratings
Einbecker Mai-Ur-BockEinbecker Mai-Ur-Bock
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-26-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
416
Reviews:
263
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SavageHopHead
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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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Photo of nodder
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at Appalachian Vintner Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a medium Amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Very biscuity malt presence that's a bit sweet smelling. Mild noble hop presence.

T- Classic German malt character with more biscuit notes as well as pronounced breadiness and some cereal grain malt sweetness. Touch of spicy hops that carry a slight bitterness.

M- Clean, crisp lager feel. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- So nice to have a German-made bock (assumably) fresh on draft. Goes down so easy with lots of hearty flavor. Beers like this need more love in the current landscape of commercial beer.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SGT_Cookie
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dunkelnacht
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a pilsner glass to a deep yellow topped by a two and a half finger dense white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of pale malts and some clean noble hop aromas
T: Taste is sweet and malty up front with a little bit of sulphur and minerals. Slightly vegetal with some clean hop notes from the noble hop additions. Swallow is a nice floral noble hop kick with some sweet maltyness.
M: This beer has a medium mouthfeel with decent carbonation that isn't prickly and a refreshing finish
O: Overall this is a tasty beer. It has some really nice flavors and some decent complexity. What it does it does well and it tastes pretty good.

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Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redrover
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was excited to see this one on tap at WOB in Birmingham, AL.

It was served in a shaker, the beer is a medium copper with s skim of beige foam.

The nose is of malts, a bit of dark fruit and a touch of alcohol.

The beer is malt forward with a bit of slow poke sucker like sweetness, some ripe red apple and a touch of alcohol.

The mouth is silky smooth and supple

I liked the various facets of this beer.

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Photo of tommy5
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrMullet
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Malty Sweet with a medium body.
Hint of caramel
Faint Sweet alcohol aftertaste.

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Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of klayton_hoefler
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MPSTARR
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d3freak
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeZ9654
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliantly clear reddish amber, 1” fluffy white head dissipates quickly to a film.
S: bread crust, faint hops, light toast, clean, no diacetyl, no fruity esters, no alcohol.
T: Rich German malts, melanoidins, delicious, not much hop flavor, toasty notes, no appreciable caramelization, slight peppery quality, moderate hop bitterness, no fruity esters, slight dry finish.
M: medium body, medium low carbonation, smooth. Clean, no harshness, no astringency, slight alcohol warming.
O: Pale strong malty lager.

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Photo of Mike-Harms
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L:-pours orange-copper with a small,quickly dissipating beige head
S:
-caramel,toffee,bready,syrupy
T:
-caramel,toffee,bready,syrupy
F:
-medium carbonation,alcohol unnoticeable,medium body
O:
Bang-on Maibock,though a little more boring than other maibocks out there

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Photo of fx20736
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

light orange with thin offwhite head, not much lacing. Noble hops dominate the nose. Light caramel with strong Hops bitterness. Decent carbonation. Bottle was skunked which is too bad as this is a decent beer.

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Photo of RoyFokker
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
3.8 out of 5 based on 416 ratings.
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