Einbecker Winter-Bock | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

Einbecker Winter-BockEinbecker Winter-Bock
BA SCORE
3.78/5
146 Ratings
Einbecker Winter-BockEinbecker Winter-Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Germany
einbecker-brauhaus.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TommyW on 01-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,682
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
146
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackVeg
2.77/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ajm5108
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Classic amber hue, moderate head. Aroma features some clean German malt with light undertones of raisin, burnt sugar & phenol. Wish some of those aromas were more expressive. Flavor follows suit - lots of pale malt with some faintly adjunct notes with distant undertones of caramel malt, lager yeast & a bit of fusel alchohol. Borders on being bland, but has enough going on to keep it drinkble. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery but otherwise fine.

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Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mncoinman
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Initial aroma indicates lager malts, but not big on bock style malts (munich). Pours a dark golden color with a noticeable head that has some staying power. Good carbonation. Reasonable bite. Taste approximate the aroma. Good lager impact, pretty minor bock influence. Not a bad beer at all. But would drink this when looking primarily for a rich, malty lager.

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Photo of TH28
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. No apparent code date. Appearance: Deep brown with ruby red undertones, slightly hazy, and a moderate off white foam head. Aroma: Bready, toasty, dark fruit malt notes of raisin and dates. A touch of skunky sulphur from the green bottle. Taste: Rich malt sweetness and intense melanoidins of bread crust, toast, raisins, and dates. A touch of spiciness on the tongue. Just enough bitterness to balance. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation and touch of alcohol warmth. Finish: very malt forward on the finish, like a raisin jame on toast. Overall: A true German take on the style with rich melanoidins that dominate the flavor. Just enough bitterness to balance the right bread crusts and dark fruit body. Might be a little thin and the bottle adds some skunkiness, but otherwise a very good dooplebock

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Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pretty, clear amber with suitable suds.
My nose detects mostly bread... but their is some dried dark fruit in there. Let's call them.... currants.
Taste is much the same, but a very rich maltiness; yet, not sweet nor noticeably balanced by hops. An achievement to me.
The mouth is soft, lightly carbonated; but possibly thin, given the quality of the rest of the brew.
Possibly in at the top of the top 5 that I've Had in this style. So of course, I hope to have it again.
Hard to get in the Midwest as this was bought at the Total Wine in Naples Florida.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Low head retention gave it a flat taste. I tried two of them and got the same thing from both bottles. also it was wicked expensive. not a bad beer but a terrible deal. for the money next time i will but two sixes of Optimator.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; reddish amber in color; 1 finger light tan head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: muted; sweet malt; floral; a little spice;

T: toast and sweet malt up front; dark fruit from the middle through the finish; very little bitterness at the end;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; smooth;

O: easy drinking for 7.5 ABV;

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark brown, very lively, a good head and good lacing around the glass.
Taste: Sweet, brown sugar, molasses, all there. Malty. Little hoppiness.
Feel: medium body, great after taste.

A good brew, not up there compared to the greatest like Ayinger, but a good one nevertheless.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured very nicely into an Ayinger Celebrator--a pretty mahogany, a little more on the red side. Head forms almost perfectly to the .3 l pour line, topping off the glass with a creamy, off-white head.

S + T: This surprised me, and not in the way I had hoped. The toasted malts are certainly there, and I detect a fruitiness not often found in a doppelbock--more like apple rather than the dark fruits that are typically noted in the style. This is reflected in the taste, as well--alcohol flavor is present, though not as peppery as it can be.

F + O: Medium bodied, though perhaps lighter than expected. Carbonation is a touch sharp, especially on the tip of the tongue upon first sip. Quite slick and finishes clean with a follow-up of warmth. This is not a terrible beer, though I'd have liked a little more complexity or scent/flavor profile. It looks wonderful--and perhaps that hypes it up a little too much.

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Photo of Myotus
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured at 45°F from a 11.2oz bottle (no date) into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 10Dec16.
SMELL: Strong waves of toast, raisins, and figs are supported by mild caramel, black cherry, plum, and sweet bread aromas along with subtle scents of spicy hops, grass, and hints of earthy hops and tree nuts.
TASTE: The display commences with strong flavors of raisins, figs, and toast. Mild flavors of caramel, plums, and black cherries trail with subtle flavors of bitter hops. The balance remains in tact as subtle sweet bread and grass flavors follow while the black cherry and bitter hop flavors are slightly increased. Subtle flavors of spicy hops, earthy hops, and hints of tree nuts flow in lastly while the fruitiness from the raisin and fig decrease to mild, but the bitter hop and grass flavors grow stronger.
NOTE: What smelt like a solid Doppelbock resulted in an average beer of the style. The sweetness was great at first, but did not maintain throughout the duration of the flavor perception. This was also too grassy and bitter for my liking. This was not horrible, but I would not try again unless it was offered to me.

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Photo of Cyrano41
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acforster2
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours dark brown with a finger of tan brown head. It lingers then forms a coating that lasts to the end.

S: Roasted nuts, toffee.

T: Follows the nose but does not have too much sweetness.

F: Full bodied, moderately carbonated.

O: This was easy to drink. Really enjoyed this and I'm a hop head.

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Photo of stevoj
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong dried fruit aroma, with some coffee/dark chocolate bitterness in the flavor. Dark nut brown with thick foamy head. Not bad, but smoother dopplebocks are available, like Paulaner Salvator.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a 1 pint glass. Rich amber color with a 2-finger off-white head. Liked this one from the first tip of the glass. Bought this in a 6-beer sampler. Wouldn't mind a 6-pack. Smooth mouth feel, decent carbonation and finishes with a nice after taste.

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Photo of Spikester
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with one finger of off white head. Some spots of lace. Head leaves rather quickly.
Smell is mild toasted malt.
Taste is molasses roasted malt with maybe a trace of dark fruit. Light bitterness to offset the big malt bill.
Mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation. The finish is medium dry with a bit of sweetness.
Overall a decent winter warmer. A little boozy also. I think this beer is fairly old and the label code is a mystery to me. Not a bad beer by any means but judging by the lack of head and hop flavor it must be old. I will try this again sometime when I can decipher the date code.

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Einbecker Winter-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 146 ratings
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