Einbecker Winter-Bock | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by TommyW on 01-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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6
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16
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 67
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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Photo of soupyman10
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmarko579
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NickSMpls
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great crystal clear dark amber pour with light head. A malty aroma rises from the glass with notes of fresh bread. Taste is all malt and grain, very well balanced, super smooth. A better winter warmer than most classed as such. Tuck into some nice wurst sausage and potatoes with this one.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pokal glass. Green bottle… WATCH OUT! Oh here we go.

Deep creamy vanilla yellow head off the pour, settling to a simple two finger thickness and almost nitrous bubble appearance. Body color is a shimmering and BIG red chestnut quality and hints of brown edges. Light carbonation hits through the body, and some lapped up sheet lacing in places makes its presence. Very beautiful looking brew.

Light toast aromas give to a solid caramel character. The toffee angle hits with softer notes a much lighter sense of body perhaps beneath. A lighter doppel but also stays light on the phenols and spicy hot qualities with simple balance. Good solid aroma. More importantly, WE HAVE DODGED THE SKUNK MONSTER!

Palate hits very solidly and nicely. Very noticeable light but also creamy body, excellent actually as it's the first thing I notice about the beer on first sip. Light toffee and mixing creamy caramel goes with a much lighter character than your average doppel, less sugary and far less boozy. This is all doppel though, with excellent caramel malt flavors of classic tastes. Aftertaste takes some points down slightly, there's a lingering unnecessary and surprising metallic tiny twinge to this, but is luckily very small and doesn't take away from the above average palate being presented too much, but is a distraction. Some almost light crispness just wants to jump out here also.

An interesting bock, very beautiful and easy drinking on top of it.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish copper color with good clarity. There's a finger worth of off-white colored head topping it off. Retention isn't great, nor is a lot of lacing left behind.

Ugh. Green bottles. Thankfully, it's not very skunky. Because of this, I actually pick up nice aromatic notes of pumpernickel bread and caramel. Letting it open up will reveal a subtle toastiness and hints of cherry. There's also a nice noble hoppiness featured, above-average for the style. All in all, it just smells like it's well put together.

Much of the same toasty, molasses-laden qualities I picked up on the nose travels down to the flavor profile, especially as this beer hits the palate. The hoppiness is also there, but beautifully concealed within the malt backbone. Hints of cherry finish it off. There are literally no surprises here next to the aroma - it's a straightforward doppelbock with rock-solid balance.

Full bodied, ergo it's not the most drinkable lager ever. Carbonation is somewhat high. Thanks to the seemingly high attenuation, alcohol shows up in a vague sense. This doesn't burn, but it is a little more noticeable than it should be for 7.5%.

Good doppelbock. The flavors proper are balanced well, though it's a touch boozy. Definitely worthy of anyone's time, though I prefer Celebrator myself.

3.6/5: A fine example of the style, certainly

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Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A crystal-clear amber red body is surmounted by a moderate, somewhat coarse white head, which soon dissipates to a thin scattering of foam. A very few small bubbles drift lazily to the surface. Thin, fine-beaded lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: The aroma is rather prominent and is quite similar to caramel glazed rye bread.

Taste: Opens with an abundance of toasted malt and caramel. As the taste progresses, some rather earthy hops present, vying with the strong malt background for dominance. Th relatively high ABV (7.5%) is felt as a pleasant warming sensation, rather than tasted. A little dark fruit presents late in the taste. Finishes with a lingering leafy, tea-like hop note.

Mouth feel: Fairly full, with rather sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Rather nice, well-crafted and quite drinkable.

Presentation: Packaged in a short, embossed custom green glass bottle, with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of BKotch
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barrypwp
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a coppery color with off-white head. Caramel, dark fruits, cloves and bananas on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with dark fruit and bready notes.

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Photo of clarknova
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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 mpyle
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful bright amber color, brilliantly clear. Pours a good sized white head, somewhat coarse and dispersing fairly quickly.

Rich malty aroma, toasty and with some fruitcake kinds of smells. Smells quite sweet.

Rich malt from the aroma is present in the flavor as well. Incredibly malty but but sickly sweet. Definitely on the malty/sweet side of balanced, but not wildly out of control. Subtle spicy flavors, presumably from the hops. Smooth transition into a malty finish.

Medium-full body, and medium carbonation. No harshness, and very minimal alcohol warming.

Pretty much what I expect from a quality German doppelbock. Lots of malt flavors in a very clean beer. Nothing unusual, but super drinkable (even in August!)

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Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lifit
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep rich brown with a light tan head that all but disappears in short order. There is a ring around the glass but it doesn't leave any lacing. The aroma is somewhat anemic, with just faint whiffs dark fruit and sweetness. The taste, though makes up for it, with a flavor like alcohol soaked fruit baked in a dark bread. There's just a hint of earthy hops on the finish, which matches well with the heavier body and mellower finish.

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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 TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 1/9/2015 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep ruby red color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruit, caramelized malts, lager yeast and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of dark fruit, brown sugar and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood of the style but there are other Doppelbocks that I would choose first.

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Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2014 33ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

The clear body has a nice red-brown color but this is topped by a weak bubbly head that leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma: simple but appealing with strong hints of brown sugar and dark fruits.

Flavor: a bit more complex adding, for instance, a hint of roasted nuts; lightly sweet with some mild bitterness added in the aftertaste.

Feel: Medium-light carbonation; medium body; slightly astringent.

O: good example of the style.

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant garnet with a sticky half finger rocky khaki colored head atop,a nice looking beer.Some cookie dough and caramel in the nose with a tinge of metallic.Not a big rick flavored doppelbock but there is some caramel and rum-like sweetness,some dark fruit and faint drying in the finish,as others have noted it has some mild nuttiness.Not bad,it's a little sweet but doesn't seem as big as it is.

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