Einbecker Ur-Bock Hell | Einbecker Brauhaus AG

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Einbecker Ur-Bock HellEinbecker Ur-Bock Hell

Brewed by:
Einbecker Brauhaus AG

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sigmund on 09-25-2002

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 36
Reviews by Puddleglum:
Photo of Puddleglum
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was told this is the brewery where the term "bock" originated or at least the first lager to be referred to as "bock". Anyway, I was a little surprised to find it so light and hop infused. It smelled wonderful. I assume they use mostly hallertau hops but I could be wrong. The appearance was a nice lingering and lacing head on a golden well carbonated lager. The taste was not what I expected either of course but I did enjoy the fresh hops and slight maltiness. I wouldn't reccomend this to anyone who is looking for a "bock" as you will assume someone poured a pale ale in your pint of bock. Good stuff though. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drmeto
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

-pours a clear straw golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-honey,bready,biscuity,spicy,cereals,very sweet
-medium to high,lingering bitterniss
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
The high sweetness is balanced out by the big amount of Hops in it.
The Skunk was just too much for me though.

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Photo of vhmf1978
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Absumaster
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is bright, golden orange with a small head.

Smell is very hoppy, raw hops and resinous. This is balanced by a big maltiness.

Taste is malty and a little husky at first and then the hops kick in and leave a resinous and raw hop taste. A dry bitter lingers on. The beer is very clean and balanced between malt and hops. Great stuff!

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Photo of Sigmund
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I expected more than I got from this beer, and was a bit disappointed. Low head, clear golden colour, pleasant hoppy aroma. Strong alcohol presence. Bitter flavour, close to tart. Far from outstanding. I guess I'm a "Bocks are dark"-guy.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This Bock pours perfectly with a tight forming bright white head that stays around for a good duration. Also, lacing sticks well to the walls of the glass. The body is golden in color, and is very clear. It looks about like any other pale lager beer.

In the aroma, I can pick out lemony hops, and freshly mown hay and a hint of manure... Never mind, the farmers just laid some fresh stuff down today.

Taste wise, it's full in body. Lots of grainy cereal sweetness, with a husky/herbal finish. Now that I think of it, it's a little like tobacco in the finish. The alcohol is detectable in the taste, and almost gives too much of a medicine like flavor.

Again full in body. Not a crisp lager, like one would think by looking at this brew. It's a little prickly from the CO2, but is also a little syrupy and slightly oily.

Overall a good example of the style, and probably couldn't be improved much more, except for the masking of the alcohol a bit, but what can you do?

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Photo of Dunkelnacht
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Asgeirr
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Einbecker Ur-Bock Hell pours a clear golden poppy-colour along with a rich stream of bubbles and a foamy and decently high ivory-white crown which fades into obscurity at a mellow pace.

Smell: Very aggressive lactose- and -- at times vanilla-like sweetness intermixed with a fresh and distinct resinous freshness. It makes for a good mix of the malts and the dry hop characteristics. One may also trace hints of caramel malt, or butterscotch (if you take the slight undertones of diacetyl into account) for that matter. Finally a light shroud of rye bread-maltiness covers the creation.

Taste: The bread-like sensations take a more dominant role in the taste, as does the hop freshness, which stings the tongue with great effect. Continually, the sweetness is considerably subtler and is now more of a syrup-to-raisin-like-creation whilst the aftertaste is that of the acrid kind. Moreover, the longevity of the aforementioned bitterness is not jaw-dropping but very pleasing, nonetheless, as it is sharp and vivid until the end.

Mouthfeel: Rather full and coarse with an alert carbonation and more than moderately dry feel corresponding to the lingering bitterness.

Drinkability: As a beerstyle this is not a personal favourite, but that is somewhat irrelevant as this is a well-composed brew, stringent and stringent in the framework of noticeable pleasure for most of the sensory compartments.

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Photo of dqrull
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Really felt like trying more from this brewery after finding their doppelbock awesome!

Pours a intense crystal clear yellow, with an airy and a few centimeters thick foam. The head dissipates slowly and leaves some lacing.

Smells fresh, german hops and a really nice "lager smell", without any of those sickish by-smells I'm used to from industrial crap lagers. Bread, some citrus and freshness I have a hard time putting a specific label on...

Initial taste is a bit sweet and bready, with still some noble hops in the middle, giving the beer an awesome feel of freshness! The breadiness grows a bit toward the end, but doesnt linger very long, the aftertaste is almost... not there, a bit weird, but it actually feels as if it fits in here.

A surprisingly crisp mouthfeel for a bock (still a little sweet though), this beer does actually come across to me as a really, really well made german pilsener, and as such it is one of the best one's I've had, really tasty. A perfect sessionbeer!

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of kemkempalace
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of seanyfo
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into seidel

BBE 21 Sept 2011

A- Golden body with excellent clarity. 2 finger head reduces to 1/2 finger but is persistent. Lacing is minimal.

S- Toasted malt quality, i get a little hint of bread/dough, hint of sweetness, maybe coconut

T- Toasted malts from start to finish. Hint of hop bitterness in the finish. A creaminess lingers

M- Medium carbonation, full body, lager clean. Lacks dryness of an ideal helles bock.

D- Solid malt profile, perhaps lacks a dry finish of a classic helles bock. Nevertheless, lager clean quality is there and the malt profile is solid, very good stuff.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best before 15-08-05. Poors in mighty fine and the huge head filled my whole 56 cl mug. being only a 0.33l bottle quiet an achiefment. Beercolor also fine being nicly golden. Nose is one big hops spectacle and behind that green wall some nice maltaromes.
Taste is strong and full malty, sweet before getting into a good bitterness for the strength of the brew. Mouthfeel is impressive too with all this complexity but drinkability hurts a litle cause of that.

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Photo of janubio
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml. bottle, clean bright golden colour with a foamy head that fades quickly, leaving no lace. Good smell of toasted grains, some fruit (apricot or peach?), caramel. Taste is the same, sweet in the beginning and slightly bitter in the end, full round body in the tongue. There's only some thing that I can't define that taste a bit like an usual big market beer, but I say is rather enjoyable.

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Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bark
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is deep yellow with a tint of gold. The two finger head is white and airy. It sinks rather quickly to a thin lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is malty and sweet with fine bitter and spicy notes of noble hops.

The taste is sweet with notes of crisp bread. It is balanced by a crispy bitterness with a metallic and almost sour note. In fact, it is more bitter than expected. The aftertaste is more balanced with a fine bitterness, some citric notes and a honey-like bitter finish.

The carbonation is medium, small fresh bubbles. The liquid is a little sticky.

Not as good as their other bocks, I think this one tries to be a standard strong lager, and it is not very good in doing that.

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Photo of rredshift
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of clarknova
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Brabander
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer in Germany a month ago and today i cracked it open together with a spicey Indian meal.

The Ur Bock is a bit of a mystery in this beer, it is more a strong(er) pilsener.

Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks quit nice with a decent head and a yellow fluid. Light carbonation.

Bready smell with the same bready taste. A kind of sweetness in this beer which makes the beer not very special.

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Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of stjaernstoft
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Einbecker Ur-Bock Hell, ABV: 6.5%.
330 ml bottle, 15.90 SEK at Systembolaget.

A: The liquid is bright gold, almost yellow. The head is white, fades away, and leave very little lacing.

S: A big, sweet aroma that gives me mixed feelings of malt whisky, lemonade, and cornflakes.

T: Heavy, roasted, bitter, and somewhat sweet taste of hops, bread, citrus, and alcohol, with hints of both chocolate and vanilla.

M: Medium-high carbonation, body and bitterness. Hints of dry metal and sweet cereal in the aftertaste. It's quite sticky.

O: Full of taste. This still doesn't make up for all the alcohol, since everything in the mouth isn't pleasing. It reminds me a little bit of the cheaper, stronger stuff alcoholics drink just to get drunk. But - as long as you don't start the evening with this - it's still OK.

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Photo of OskarL
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Cristal clear pale golden color with a thick head that dissipates quite fast and leaves lacing.

Smell - Bread, hops, citrus, smells like a lager with extra everything.

Taste - Malt, sweet and bread, citrus, a bit sour with a unpleasant metallic taste in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, with some carbonation and a long lingering bitterness.

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Einbecker Ur-Bock Hell from Einbecker Brauhaus AG
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