Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Einbecker Mai-Ur-BockEinbecker Mai-Ur-Bock

Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a pilsner glass.

Pours a moderately-dark golden color with a long-lasting single-finger white head. A bit of spotty lacing as it does eventually fall. The nose brings some light, grainy malt plus a very faint amount of herbal hops. Some light breadiness in the background. The flavor is slightly bitter and grainy, with the finish bringing an off bitterness that is almost like it has been light struck. Thin with above-normal carbonation as well. Not terribly drinkable.

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Photo of phishgator
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wide goblet. Deep copper color with little haze. The head is tight and white. There is a great earthy hop aroma up front. The other characteristics are a crisp bitter bite and nice balance of bready malt. The flavor is close to moist cake. The body is full, but refreshing. A good one for the style, but not a style like to drink everyday.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours a color like a persimmon, only dulled. But not in a bad way. The copper/tangelo color is quite attractive. Add to it the 1.5 fingers of soapy, tiny-bubbled buttermilk head and you have a very pretty beer.

I've got to be honest: the first and most forefront aroma that hits the nose is that of slightly skunky hops. Not TOO skunked, but enough to be off-putting. Damn green bottle. Thankfully, there is enough honest maibock aroma underneath the skunk to save the beer. The hops retain their essential floral, honeysuckle component. The malts are smelling all Honey Nut Cheerios up in this bitch. It smells thicker than it is; lots of honeyed sweet flavors.

The taste follows the nose, only blissfully free of skunk flavor. The blond, doughy malt sugars taste awfully floral on the mid-palate. Again with the honeysuckle. A kiss of apple juice. A gentle, grassy finish. This is tasty enough, but there are other maibocks with purer flavor profiles, or more inventive ones.

This maibock has some sizable heft to it. It's still comfortably medium-bodied, but it's thicker than I expected. It plays well with the floral sweetness. This structural coherence makes for a nicely drinkable lager.

Ur-bock, eh? As in the first one? Well, German brewing tradition has improved upon that/this first maibock. But the OG version still holds up. If you can get this non-skunked then it'll be even better.

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Iam a sucker for a well made helles bock,this traditional brewery's rendition was a bit lackluster in my opinion.Poured into a becker a rich lighter bronze shade with a well defined one finger white head,German malt aromas are a bit toasty with a tinge of iron,the caramel sweetness is hefty as well.Not alot of complexity on the palate,caramel sweetness with that iron/mineral note,a light herbal,dry hop presence in the finish.Easy to drink for the style but again not overly complex.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First time with this beer. I liked the golden pour and the aroma of a typical German beer.
The first sip, I noticed quite a bit of Malt, making this a bit sweet.
It was an interesting contrast between the Hops and Malt.
It was so easy drinking, something you could do without thinking all that much

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Photo of Shrews629
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a nice clear amber/copper color with an off white head that was kind of creamy with nice girth and retention. Burnt orange highlights around the bottom of the glass. Pretty good lacing also.

Smell - A sweet malty nose with some "grassy" hop type notes. The grassiness is a bit more gentle than a lot of highly hopped German beers. The malt is not only sweet smelling, but also reveals a darker more earthy undertone.

Taste - The malty sweetness is aroused from the first sip. The hop bitterness is present, but seems to be softened by the malt. Even detecting some walnut type flavorings. No real splash of alcohol in my opinion. Nice for 6.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel. Smooth an easy on the palate. Mostly dry and leaving some on the back of the throat and roof of the mouth. Even a bit chewy and warming.

Drinkability - At 6.5% ABV this beer could sneak up on you in a hurry. I like this as well or better than most of the German beers I've tried. Not overpowered with hops and well balanced in all categories. I could drink a few of these for one evening no problem.

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

A: The pour is a light amber color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: Smells quite sweet with lots of caramel and honey. There's a slightly floral note to it, too. Overall the nose is quite simple, but it's really nice.

T: Similarly sweet in terms of the flavor profile. A strong caramel and honey flavor. There's a touch of bitterness on the finish. Perhaps it's a bit too sweet, though.

M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: This was probably too sweet, but I still liked it quite a bit (more than other maibocks, certainly). Pretty nice beer.

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

Beer is amber and clear with a big off white head of small and medium bubbles that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is slightly caramelly and sweet. Smells good.

Beer is medium in body and a little sweet. Finish is creamy and nice, the beer fills the palate out well with a balance of sweet and a little dryness at the back. It's pretty good. Einbecker makes a bunch of good beers.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance; clear amber with a beige head. Very light with the carbonation bubbles.

smell; very grassy and hay-like malts. Slight odor of dried dog food(I mean that in a good way). Some fruity alcohol aromas with the smallest bit of hop spice.

taste; semi-sweet malts that taper into a bitter finish, more so than other Bocks and what I expect from a Maibock. Alcohol burn is mild. Some hops in there but they're quite gentle. Well balanced to the extent that the taste is difficult to describe.

mouthfeel; the alcohol stings the tongue but the body is loose, yet full. This one also puckers the mouth a bit but not in a sour or tart way.

drinkability; the alcohol could be better hidden but still a nice drink for a session. Goes down quite smooth and crisp.

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Photo of Cannoneer
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a good, solid example of a Maibock (perfected by centuries). I was surprised to read in Culinaria series that the first bock beer was, indeed, brewed in Einbeck - which was exported throughout Germany and has thus acquired the name "Bock" in Bavaria as a short and distorted version of "Einbeck." So, the beloved Bavarian tradition of brewing Bock beer comes from the North, imagine.

This beer pours an attractive dark amber and has notes of tree bark and buckwheat honey in the smell. The head is thin. Honey, licorice, pine needles in the taste; very well balanced. Drinks exceptionally easy, can be a great session beer. Goes very well by itself, or with traditional German foods. A clear winner in its sort.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. green bottle,

A: Pours amber with an initial 2 finger head but drops down to a ring quick. No lace.

S: Real nice malty caramel nose, almost syrup like.

T: Does have a sweet malty component, but the hops balance it out nicely. They're mild, but they're there enough to keep it from being cloying and makes for a much better beer.

M: Medium-bodied, light carbonation, creamy, nice easy finish.

D: A real good maibock in a style I'm not a huge fan of. Though the sugar does tend to catch up with me by the end, I still really enjoyed this German effort.

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Photo of speter
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a ruddy gold with a small-bubbled one-finger white head that leaves delicate lacing.

S: Pretty standard lager; bready malt and a hint of noble hops. A trace of sulphur at the outset.

T: Honey-like malt sweetness is up front, while the balance of hops kicks in just past the center, where you can detect some other spicy notes. The finish is nicely hopped, and the aftertaste goes between memories of malt and an ever-so-slight alcohol burn.

M: The carbonation is rather brisk, which lightens the overall mouthfeel. Again, just a touch of warmth in the finish.

D: A very refreshing Maibock.

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Photo of Schwarzwald
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Overall a very good beer. I like the aromas... lots of pear and apple but still pretty clean. I was interested in this beer because it is fairly difficult to find in my area, so I purchased a 6 of it. It has great carbonation with a really good feel, however, mine had a slight rotten smell when first opening it. Luckily the rotten smell did not translate into a rotten taste. I drank this beer alone with no food and think that it would be great with simple flavors, anything too complex on the food side may spoil the simplicity of the beer. Definitely give it a try.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look - Deep amber, almost golden color. Finger's worth of foam and good carbonation.

Smell - More of a malty smell than I was expecting for a Maibock, but you can still smell the hops.

Taste - Definitely hopy in taste. The hop taste is also darker, almost earthy. I don't notice much of any other taste which would detract from the hops, which I like.

Mouthfeel - Good balance between watery and creamy textures.

Drinkability - I don't notice a whole lot of complexity in this beer, but the general taste is fairly pleasant. Maybe worth coming back to.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface that faded into lacy patterns. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: The nose is filled with sweet aromas with notes of bready and caramel malts as well as some hints of fruit and alcohol.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell with added notes of honey while the finish has a slight amount of bitterness from the hops along with some hints of alcohol.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, creamy and smooth on the palate. There is a slight amount of dryness in the finish.
D: This is a nice beer to sip outside on a spring day when you need a touch of alcohol to warm you up. The alcohol is noticeable in both the smell and taste but does not detract from the drinkability.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330mL green-glass bottle into my Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock glass.

Hazy pumpkin body with lighter safety orange highlights. A small finger of off-white foam recedes to a thin active surface layer. Thin but decent sudsy lacing, vague threads of tears.

Grassy grainy aroma with dark rye bread and lightly toasted malt elements.

Pale malt on the palate, but with a toasty melanoidin note as well. Carmelization and consequently sweetness seems a bit high for the style, and the hops while offering some balance aren't much more present here than in their standard/traditional bock. Mostly they come out in the aftertaste. There is a lingering hint of aspirin throughout - odd but not bad.

Medium-light bodied, well carbonated, and a touch slick.

A smooth and quite malty lager that hits the spot when you are in the mood for such things.

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber body with a good amount of carbonation running up the side of the glass. Nice fluffy white head that retains quite well and leaves great lacing.

S - Nice malty aroma with some sweet cherry and a whiff of alcohol. Grainy in the smell when swirled and especially as it warms. Reminds me of a Munich Dunkel with some added cherry.

T&M - Very much what I expected from the smell. Great malty backbone which you expect from a bock. Light cherry flavors quickly come next once swallowed followed by just a touch of alcohol but it's really not that noticeable. Very well balanced and smooth with a little higher then average carbonation with adds a bit of dryness in the feel.

D - Would love to session a few of these. A very refreshing beer with great flavors.

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Photo of dqrull
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light copper with a fizzly white head that dies down toa tight lid pretty fast.

Smells of hay, white bread, light noble hops, and some dried fruits.

Taste is pretty light, lighter than expected, with some white bread, floral noble hops and some fruitiness in the form of golden raisins and fresh date plums, lightly sweet with a small bitterness.

Mouthfeel is slightly watery with a mild carbonation, ok.

Alittle disappointed, I have liked the other beers from these germans.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes--
Poured into stemmed glass

A dark orangey amber with fluffy off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves only a small amount of lace behind.

Smells of sweet honey, caramel, and toffee.

The taste follows nose. Deliciously sweet with enough hops to balance this into a pretty drinkable brew. The mouthfeel is just about perfect.

A great little springtime brew that I will be more than happy to seek out in the future.

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - A clear golden orange. Almost like topaz. Nice and bubbly bone white head with thick foamy toothpaste like lacing.

S - Smells of oak, aluminum and crystal malts. After warming the metallic keg smell went away and other hoppy smells emerged.

T - Meaty savory hops, oaky. There is a bitter twig aftertaste like a mixture of 2 parts cherry tree and one part hickory. Some pleasant malty flavors as well.

M - A bit fizzy due to continued carbonation. On the lower end of medium body. A good average.

D - This is another of many drinkable enjoyable anytime German beers. German beer is good...it's the law.

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Photo of FishGetter
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep golden apperance with a thick white head. Plenty of carbination livens drink up.
Great pale and caramel grains fill the nose. Very mild bitterness and a good dose of alchol too.
A heafty bite of pale grains sweetend by some caramel malts take front stage. Some buttery and toffee flavors. A touch of noble hop bitterness creeps in, but is soon run off by alchol flavors that finish the drink.
Big solid bodied mouthfeel, on the edge of heavy. Alchol lingers a bit like a good maibock should.
One always looks forward to the spring season to enjoy a great maibock. Einbecker fills that desire with a great offering. Big malty and slightly higher ABV offering is sure to get one out of the winter season and ready for spring. Very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rarbring
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is clear dark gold with a hint of orange, a white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is malty, dry grass and flowers, a bit sour milk, bread and yeast.

The taste is sweet, shortbread and caramel, some fruit notes, pears and apricots in brandy. A small bitter finish,but that lingers pleasantly.

Low carbonation, smooth and complex, a dry warmth.

A good well-done bock, nice with strong hard cheese.

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Photo of SteveS1
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Light amber body, foamy white head. Little retention and lacing

Smell: Sweet caramel malts, a little dried fruit, faint grains

Taste: Sweet and malty on the tongue, caramel on the palate, pleasantly bitter going down, a touch of spice but not hoppy. Aftertaste is cereal grains.

Feel: Creamy, but medium-bodied and crisp. Nicely carbonated

Drink: Very drinkable, great flavor.

This is a nice maibock that isn't overly sweet

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark gold with no notable head. Nose is tropical flower honey with waxy and liqueur notes. Big golden syrup and mango malts with lots of spicy Noble hops to finish. Medium to full, sticky, some burn.

Fairly middle of the road mai bock, but I'm not that familiar with the style. Enough to chew on, anyway.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear copper color with a small white head that thinned out with a thicker ring that left a fine sheet of lacing.
S - malty aroma with alcohol notes boardering on fusel.
T - malty sweet taste, the alcohol is more subtle in the flavor than it was on the nose.
F - medium bodied brew that's nicely carbonated for a smooth feel.
D - the sweetness detracts a few points on the drinkability scale.

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Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
3.8 out of 5 based on 412 ratings.
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