Einbecker Winter-Bock | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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145 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TommyW on 01-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
6
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16
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 67
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Sweffin
2.18/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

This was old and not stored well - interpret ratings accordingly

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Photo of chris1919
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of czfreeman
2.6/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed on an appropriatley cold winter night in Germany. This was on sale at a local beer store, 80 cents! .33cl bottle. But cheap price aside, after living a year in Bavaria 8 miles from Andechs, having a Mas of Schneider Aventinus whenever I felt like, it turns you into a bit of a snob(BA:))
Poured into a small seidel flute, Einbecker produces one of the lighest colored doppelbock's I have ever seen, It is approximatley the color of an Irish red, or a Amber ale. Light head, dissapears very quickly. Pretty dissapointing on apperance.
Onto aromatics, malt, tobacco, rum, a hint of smoke, pepper, alcohol heat, cherry, candied brown sugar, caramel, a bit heavy on the sweet side.
First sip follows suit, heavy on sugared cherry,candied sugar, caramel, a heavy hand of malt, overall too sweet for me, wheras Andechs has the body, the weight, the burn to balance things out, this simply is too one note and overly sweet for my taste.
Drinkabilty is severly limited by the sugariness for me. I look for something other than the sugary sweet maltiness, but can't find it. It dosen't work for me.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of BlackVeg
2.77/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Uniobrew31
2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
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 ajm5108
2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
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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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Proteus93
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
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 WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant ruby in the body with a nice quickly dwindling white pearl colored head forming. Fine speckled lacing down the sides of my glass. Interesting bottle green stubby with a red foil label, aromatics offer up ripened fruit notes. Clean bright malt character shines for from this Christmas doppelbock, pours a bit thin compared to the average German strong lager. Flavor is caramelized sugars glazed upon ripened dark fruits a hint of banana with ice cream and caramel sauce. Finishing the sweetness a touch of toasted bread balances out the sweetness with a faint hint of herbal hops. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied easy to drink especially for a doppelbock, typically a heavy liquid bread kind of beer with layers of texture/flavor. Overall a pretty weak offering, this brewry is interesting I've never seen this beer since this year showing up at the Market District in Robinson this one showed up during the Christmas beer season at my local in Ohio.

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Photo of drmeto
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

-as tradition,malt is dominating the flavour
-caramela nd grain are def. there
-slight notes of raisins,plums,dates
-Finish was malty and very light
-undercarbonated

Good,not great doppelbock.
green bottle didnt seem to negatively effect this.

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Photo of ranger7
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear reddish amber with a short bright white head. Smells sharply malty. Tastes pretty good; sweet and malty with that Bock aftertaste. Not a bad Doppelbock - light for the style which makes it more drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Einbecker Winter-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
3.82 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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