Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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86
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263 Reviews
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
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
412
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
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Reviews: 263 | Ratings: 412
Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An average beer. Thin white head that settles fairly quickly. Quite good malty taste. Very nice body in deep copper color. Quite acceptable mouthfeel in my opinion. If you get the chance try it

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Photo of jackndan
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Einbecker Ur-Bock: On tap at the Map Room in Chicago where it is the beer of the month, $3.00 for a pint. Deep copper color, with a heavy aroma of Vienna malts. Not much head, at all. The taste lives up to its aroma, with strong malts that dominate this brew. Not too bad, and very easy to drink and on the wallet.

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Photo of rastaman
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good, better than the dunkel. Quite a sticky pale malt flavour, with a herbal hoppyness towards the end, quite bitter and salty, i really like this a lot, strong and assertive, yet subtle in its flavour, if that makes any sense.

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Photo of Wildman
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a copper color and formed a nice huge bubbly white head. that left some interesting lace when it subsided. The aroma was of malt and some grain present. Slight chemical aroma as well, maybe due to the green bottle.
The flavor was of malt and a bit of sweetness to it with the grain aspects adding to the sweetness in the finish. I had this one a bit warmer, and think it would benefit from being colder, which may mask the alcohol better.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark copper color with an orange cast and light ruby highlights topped by a firm 1" head that receeds but holds at 1/16" and leaves an excellent lace as well. The aroma is solidly malty, balanced by a grassy hoppiness. (Also lightly skunky - green bottle!) The mouthfeel is full and creamy. Obviously a full bodied beer! The flavor starts with a solid maltiness - lightly sweet and caramel tinged - which becomes increasingly bitter as it crosses the palate, ending with dry (and unfortunately metallic flavor from oxidation) finish. Obviously an excellent beer, but a damaged bottle. I've had this beer before and remember it without defect. It's a solid one-two punch of malt and hop that expresses itself in slightly different ways throughout the glass (probably because as the malt sugars build in your mouth they retain the bitterness of the hops). And therefore, although it is not complex per se, it is a very interesting and enjoyable beer that keeps your attention.

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Photo of Thrasher
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slight metallic spoilt taste, could be due to green bottles or travel. Freshness date not notched on label. Decent cold, but I liked it better warm, as the malts come to forefront. Chewy, slides across the tongue. Delicious bready malts are the crux of this brew. Some slight tangy hoppiness, perfect finish. Small sips are the way to go, and swish it around for a while in your mouth. Wasn't wild about this beer at first swallow; it grows on ya.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice copper-ish color. It has a thin white head, good lace. The aroma is that of malt mainly, toasted light bread maybe…It has a nice full body. Initial taste is alcohol and a sweet malt base, then a nice notes of spicy hops, a little fruitiness as well. There is a tiny bit of warming in the finish. Overall a nice German Bock…and also a cool looking green bottle...

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Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap @ Redbones. This brew has an amazing lace, thin but simply amazing and seems to stick just about everywhere. Bright tawny golden hue. Quite aromatic with an herbal hop presences and a double sweetness of alcohol and malt. Very clean palate with a bite from the hops as well as the alcohol, malt holds a solid medium bodied base and is sturdy enough to keep things in balance. Real easy to drink and went very well with the jerk beef sandwich.

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Photo of budgood1
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

partly cloudy dark copper color, pours a rocky head which disappears quickly. soft euro aroma of malt and hops. taste is exquisite! sweet caramel and doughy malts with a lemony/honey background on a solid malt backbone. slick and creamy mouthfeel. you don't notice the alcohol until.....well... you know that warming feeling! thanks to ADR for steering me towards this for a compare/contrast lesson in maibocks.

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Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bier #99.... almost there...!! A pleasant bock from Deutschland... This Maibock has a copper color and a small white head which leaves a decent amount of lace... Nice combo of sweetness and a hint of hops in the nose. Same flavorfull combo in it's taste... toasty/bready malt start, some fruitiness, then finishing with a bit of floral hops, and a little dryness. Medium body and smoothness... Good bier and very drinkable, though I think it displays a bit more fruitiness instead of sweetness than desired. Just the same, Prosit!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of sprinkle
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer really suprised me.Clear to amberish in color.Not to much of a nose,but when you get it in your mouth you know they use alot of malts and very little hops when making this lager.

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Photo of ADR
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Back in '89, my brother brought me a bottle of this from his chemistry dept. advisor (a guy at the U. of Washington originally from Germany)...this and Watney's Red on tap (since then the Red has gone down, in my estimation) finally pulled me from the world of MGDs, Iron City's etc. into the world of beer worth drinking.

So I grabbed an individual bottle again last summer and "tapped" it...what a wonderful malty aroma and palate to this Spring Bock. Its got a "spring-like" flavor too, like the soil and the greens hitting your nose. While I'm an avowed ale guy for the most part, this brought back the memories and the reminders to keep tasting 'em all...

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Photo of Todd
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 11.2oz green Euro bottle with green labels and neck foil. Freshness scored clearly and this particular bottle keeps until Nov 2001.

Appearance: Clear amber with a white lace that froths at the edges of the glass.

Smell: Notes of grain, malt sweetness, and the slightest hint of sulfurs and alcohol in the nose all mix with a perfumy hop aroma.

Taste: Sweet, chewy, big malt mouthfeel up-front -- there is some big ass malt in this bock! After the residual sugars dissipate a semi-corn-like flavour mixes with a note of butteriness, both of which carry the sweetness as it coats your mouth. The 6.5% alcohol level kicks in with ethanol flavour that is amplified by the distinctness of German hops. The beer finishes a bit sweet, with a corn-vodka flavour.

Notes: This is a big bock. Try it cold. As it warms, it tends to bring out characteristics that most people may not find enjoyable (in general, the warmer a beer gets, the more pronounced the natural flavours become).

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