Ainpöckisch Bier 1378
Einbecker Brauhaus

Ainpöckisch Bier 1378Ainpöckisch Bier 1378
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Einbecker Brauhaus
Ranked #58
Ranked #20,606
3.79 | pDev: 9.76%
Tuesday at 06:27 AM
May 26, 2016
When Duke Erich handed Martin Luther a mug of Einbecker Beer at the Worms Reichstag in the year 1521 Martin Luther called out “the best drink known to man is called Ainpöckisch Beer.” His love to Katharina von Bora and to Ainpöckisch Beer was also shown at his wedding in Wittenberg when the council of the town of Wittenberg presented him a barrel of Einbecker as a gift. Already after his disputation in Leipzig in the year 1519 the council of the town of Wittenberg did welcome him by a jar of Einbecker Beer.
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Rated: 3.67 by HopBelT from Belgium

Tuesday at 06:27 AM
Rated: 4 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

Sep 13, 2023
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden filtered with little fine carbonation top with a half finger of white head. Smells of skunk and malt. The taste is slightly sweet of crème brûlée and malts slightly sticky with light carbonation. Purchased in Guelph Ontario and drinking in Stratford, Ontario, July 21, 2023.
Jul 22, 2023
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
330 ml green bottle from the LCBO for about $2.75 CDN. Served cold into a beer mug.

Appearance - Semi hazy golden brew with some honey brown hues. A finger of loose white head is poured and some visible carbonation.

Smell - Lots of grassy aromas, a nice sweet orchard fruit aroma behind that and everything is overlaid on a clean grainy base.

Taste - Lots of grain, surprisingly intense fruitiness, with pears and plums being the star. Finishes semi bitter with some grassy and floral combinations. Some booziness is apparent. Honey mixed in throughout.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth, medium bodied, good assertive carbonation and very easy to drink.

Overall - Very solid maibock, and while not my favorite style this is well executed and very drinkable. Well worth a try while it's in stock.
Jul 11, 2023
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330 mL squat green bottle from the LCBO; best before Jan 19 2024 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a slightly fogged golden-amber colour, producing less than a finger of loose, soapy white head. Within two minutes it has faded entirely; its remnants include a bubbly collar and some scant, speckled lace deposition. Understated aroma which consists of grainy, bready pale malts and grassy, floral hops with suggestions of honey sweetness and orchard fruits. Skunky on the first whiff, but that aspect wafted away quickly.

Its flavours are rich and malty, but there's also a fair bit of noble hop activity, particularly on the back end. It starts with bready pale malts, cereal grains and light honey sweetness, with earthy, grassy, herbaceous hop bitterness asserting itself later on. Semi-sweet finish with an aftertaste that trends off-dry. Medium in body, with light carbonation that adds a hint of crispness to this brew's smooth, pleasing mouthfeel; the 6.7% is well-integrated, in that this isn't particularly boozy and/or warming for a maibock. Great drinkability for its strength.

Final Grade: 3.87, a worthy B+. At $2.75 per bottle here in Ontario, Einbecker's Ainpöckisch Bier 1378 is darn good value. Sure, the serving size is puny, but it's also a strong beer so I guess I can live with that - and besides, it's a better product than the other maibocks you can typically find around here. Definitely worth a try if you can find it semi-fresh - I'll be buying a few more, and I really wish the LCBO would bring in stuff like this on a more regular basis.
Jul 07, 2023
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured a 330ml bottle into a pint glass. A small white head soon disappears. A slightly hazy pale amber.
Grassy malt smells.
Very malt forward with a mild hop finish. Sweet.
Medium body with low carbonation.
A smooth and well balanced Maibock. Paler in colour than most but big in the flavour department. Worth a try.
Jul 04, 2023
Rated: 3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by shadowmind from Venezuela

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I like this beer

Short lasting head, golden hazy color with some yeast detritus from the bottle

The smell is nice and pleasant, with some sweet tones of honey and flowers.

It tastes very balanced, some hopes, honey, malt.

A very good beer, will repeat
May 06, 2022
Rated: 3.56 by infuturity from Massachusetts

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from the Packie
Lightly hazy light gold color with a decent sized frothy white head that persists. Big skunk when initially opened that mostly subsided when aired out. Rich bready toasty crackery malt with earthy spicy floral hops to counter. Medium body pretty tasty except for the mercaptin.
Jun 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Code on the label is not decipherable by me.

It pours a clearish medium gold with a small and short lasting head of foam. Lacing is minimal.

Smell is of hops, citrus, actually reminds me of noble hops. Toasted malt with the hops going a grassy way.

Taste is caramel malt and toasted malt, has some notes of grain, hoppy in an unusual way; can't say noble hoppy, oh, yes I can. Also has a bit of a light struck taste to it. The bottle is green. There's a balance here that I truly admire.

Lovely mouthfeel, lovely beer. More please.
Nov 08, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
11.2 oz bottle into a chalice.

Pours a clear pale gold color with a 2 finger frothy off-white head. Great retention with plenty of sticky lacing. Settles into a thin sheet.

The aroma is full of cereal grains and sweet dough. Plenty of fig and plum. Yeasty and spicy.

The flavor is grainy and sweet. Lots of dark fruits and sweet dough. Not much roastiness or spicy hop bitterness. A bit unbalanced.

The feel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Dry and smooth.

Overall, this is a pretty solid Maibock. The roasted character is low, and the hop bitterness is nigh undetectable, but the malt flavors are well done. A tad sweet but drinkable.
Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours golden yellow with a 1/2 inch white head, which dissipates. Minimal lacing. Hazy.

Aroma is skunky, yeasty, grains, hay, slight spice, Nobel hops.

Taste is malty, bready, yeasty, honey, slightly sweet. low hop bitterness.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Semi-sweet finish.

This is a pretty good beer despite the "skunky" aroma from the green glass.
Jul 10, 2020
Rated: 3.49 by MacStinson from Michigan

Jul 02, 2020
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Reviewed by OK_Denise from Oklahoma

3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I expected better, but I guess this is an okay Maibock. The flavor is not outstanding but the finish is mostly okay and I have to say that the taste is decent. Try it, and you will probably like it.
May 31, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by Corkykab from New Jersey

Jan 06, 2020
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Rated by sokol_1993 from California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
An okay bock, a bit over-hopped for a maibock, and not strong enough maltiness.
Dec 04, 2019
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from Das Alpenhaus. Deep golden body, mildly hazy, small ring if head. Beautiful sweet malt/ grainy aroma wafts up upon opening. Taste and mouthfeel go hand in hand, slick and slippery, sweet and grainy. A nice classic Heller Bock from Einbecker.
Nov 29, 2019
Rated: 3.42 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Oct 15, 2019
Ainpöckisch Bier 1378 from Einbecker Brauhaus
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 79 ratings