Einbecker Winter-Bock | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
127
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 127
Photo of dqrull
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber red with a really nice looking thick foam that really clings to the glass, awesome!

Smells fresh, lots of malty dark fruits, small note of hops in the background, appealing.

This is a sweet malt bomb, but the initial malty sweetness is really nice balanced out by a rather perfect bitterness in the end, slightly metallic lingering aftertaste makes it a 4 instead of 4.5.

Mouthfeel is just as creamy as the foam was in the initial pour, foams up great when it hits the toungue, really nice.

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Photo of Scriba
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear reddish brown liquid with a beige and thick head. Some lace.

S: A lot of malt and caramelized sugar.

T: Follows the smell .The bitterness of the hops balances the sweetness well. Some alcohol.

M. Quite thick without getting to sticky. The CO2 is perhaps a little too mild for me.

D: Surprisingly drinkable considering I'm not much of a bock fan.

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Photo of ricke
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Reddish amber with a rather big beige head that settles quickly but leaves some lacings.

S: Quite nice. Lots of caramel and malts. Notes of strawberry jam, vanilla and leafy hops.

T: Sweet malts and caramel up front. Again, I get a note of strawberry jam. Some other light sweet fruity notes. Some peppery and grassy hop notes. The finish is quite long with a mild lingering sweetness overpowered by a bitterness that misses the mark quite a bit, a hint of hops and sweet and warming alcohol.

M: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel combined with slightly too gentle carbonation. It gets a bit heavy after a while.

D: A decent beer. The flavors in the mouth are good but the finish is off and unbalanced. The taste of alcohol, although not overly powerful, gets to much after a while. I don't think the different flavors (mostly sweetness and warm alcohol with spicy hop notes) go that well together in this one.

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Photo of linnet
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish colour, liquid is clear, small off-white head. Smell is sweet, jam honey dark fruit and alcohol. Flavour is rich alcohol, malt, jam, honey and a lingering presence of hops at the end. Mouthfeel is lively, crisp with small bubbles. A very good doppelbock I like it.

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Photo of Ljunkan
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Systembolaget, Karlstad. Pours a red/copper color with a nice beige head which leaves some lacing.

Aroma of caramel, nuts, dried fruits (plums?), berries and some grassy hops. Quite nice aroma.

Taste is very sweet with caramel, nuts, dried fruits, sweet berries and dark bread. Almost honey sweetness - I associate it to some mead I had last spring. Some warming alcohol.

On the palate the beer is quite smooth, carbonation is on the low level, nearly fullbodied and filling in the mouth. A nice sipper, but overall just a bit too sweet for me (and I usually tend to be more open to sweet beers than others). Now, I know this is a doppelbock and many of these are very sweet but I wouldn't mind some more bitterness and/or dryness to balance it all. Nothing wrong otherwhise!

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Photo of bark
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The colour is amber-red; the beer pours with a fizzing sound. The finger thick head is beige. Almost no lacing occurs. Looks good.

The smell is elegant and loaded with malt. Fresh semi-sweet notes and hints of alcohol, crackers and a touch of toffee.

The strong taste is dominated by fresh malty flavours. Some passing sour hints. Notes of cookies, nuts, beef stock and some spicy hints. The body is medium. Lots of bread, and fresh fruits in the aftertaste. There is a very noble and gentle bitterness in the aftertaste.

The carbonation is mild, yet very fresh. The liquid is mid-smooth.

A pleasant malty bock: Einbecker sure knows what they are doing.

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Photo of baggio
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A: Copper-red with a nice creamy head and some lacing.

S: Caramel, Berries, Hops, Roasted malts hint of metal.

T: Bread, Dark caramel, Ripe fruit, Berries, Grassy hops (Hersbruck?)

M: Very sweet but not too overpowering. Light touch of hops at the end. Fruity.

Since i do not like their Mai-bock i thought i'd dislike this one aswell but that is not the case. This is a well crafted doppelbock even tho i have some problems with the hops they are using. Pleasant!

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Photo of TommyW
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Very nice looking clear amber/orange body with a 1 inch tan head that quickly fades.

S- Roasted malts and dark fruits with a note of zestyness and alcohol.

T- Roasted malts accompanied by a slight sweetness start it off and a quickly joined by dark fruit flavors that really add to the complexity. There's also a strange grassy flavor that come in for a bit. Nice touch of hops towards the end creates a well-balance finish and aftertaste. Only a slight note of alcohol.

M- Almost creamy; coats the tongue.

D- Note one of the most drinkable doppelbocks I've ever had. I don't really find myself yearning for another.

Overall, I've tried several doppelbocks now, and this one was different from most I've had. Had some characteristics of just a German Pilsner that I usually dont get in doppelbocks.

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Einbecker Winter-Bock from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
86 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.
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