Einbock | Stevens Point Brewery

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Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by cdkrenz on 01-28-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 67
Reviews by GordonQuid:
Photo of GordonQuid
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams bubble glass.

Nice golden amber very clear with a one inch lasting head and thick frothy lace.

Smell is not too detailed but subtle and reflective of the style of a Maibock. Slight caramel and fruity yeast esters.

Taste is very crisp and light caramel with a bit of a buttery toast.

Again, very drinkable and flavorful but, on the light side. This is by no means a weak offering. Point Brewery seems to have a knack for providing quality quaffability. THis beer is just that simple goodness and highly quafible. THis beer would be great to kick off the baseball season with a good session with friends.


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More User Reviews:
Photo of MisterDeeds
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber, with a decent amount of carbonation. Foam laces to the sides, and patches in the middle.

Smells like an Oktoberfest, lots of malts with a bit of cereal or bread.

Tastes like it smells. Very malty,with a bit of warmth in there that mixes a boozy brandy flavor with a thick bready yeast.

Decent mouthfeel, that seems to get a bit thicker as it warms.

Very drinkable brew, and definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of NicholasCasber
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a golden, straw color, with a bit of amber tints. A nice ring of foam, but no head, and it appears that there will be little to no lacing.

S: Smells great, very grainy.

T: Probably the best part about this beer is it's initially subtle sweetness and then it keeps on growing on you. Slightly citrus, but barely noticeable.

M: Great mouthfeel, however I wish it was fuller feeling.

D: I'd rate it higher, but I just don't see me drinking much of this.


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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.56/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Deep honey golden body bright white head forms thick, fine speckled lacing forms as well. These bottles and labels are so generic looking but I had to try it. Nose has a nice biscuit malt sweetness with a touch of honey accents and herbal rolling grassy hops. Mineral water slightly metallic character is lingering as well. Flavor is a bit bland overall, it's a nice mass produced maibock slightly watery. Nice grainy sweetness rides through again biscuit malt and mild honey sweet edges, balance with a low profile herbal, grassy hop kick. Mouthfeel is killed by carbonation levels and cloying sweet sticky textures at times really making this brew hard to love or even like. A regional brew from Wisconsin, this beer probably goes well with cheese. All beer goes pretty good with cheese, they need to take an apprentice ship in PA to learn German styles a bit better if this is their Maibock. It's note horrbile but they could use some pointers.

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Photo of Brenden
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a pale gold in color with a touch of haze to it. A small but dense off-white head forms. Retention is above average, as is lacing that's left in thin patches and spots here and there.
There's a touch of sweetness in the aroma, almost a honey-like note, with caramel malts, a touch of grains, and a hint of leafy/herbal hops. A bit more strength is needed, but otherwise this is a nice aroma.
A nice malty presence forms the backbone, with caramel, toffee and breads supporting an ample hops character offering some herbal and leafy bitterness. There's also a touch of spiciness. This is a semi-dry beer with a lively medium body due to active carbonation. It remains a steady balance of crisp and smooth without thinning out.
This is very good, though not a mind-blowing beer, but it's thus far the best I've had from this brewery.

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Photo of SMark
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured into the middle of an Imperial pint glass at 49° from a 12 ounce bottle with coding which may or may not be date related. There were approximately three fingers of foamy head atop the brilliantly clear orange tinted beer with slight lacing.

A sweet malt aroma was present. It smelled rather clean.

Taste was a bit bitter from the hops and exceeded the expectations from the aroma. Later a floral presence was tasted

There was a nice body and balance which invited more tasting.

This was a good smooth beer with a taste that seemed to jump out ahead of the other aspects.

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Photo of hopman333
4.31/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Although I am not the biggest Point brewery fan, this seasonal is a definate winner for the style. And they have indeed nailed this style. (Maibock) that is.... Maibock's have and alway's will be one of my all time favorite styles as they tend to be rich and malty, but also have a little bit more hop character than a normal bock, at least they should anyway's.

The smell is a welcome mix of sweet honeyed and doughy malt's mixed with a bit of that spicy noble hop character which is derived from the use of Hallertau finishing hop's. ( per their website )

The appearance is that of a good Maibock, a very deep orangey hue with a nice two inch head upon the poor whichj leaves some very nice lacing on the glass....

The taste does not dissapoint in the least. It starts out with a rich caramel like flavor, no lack of Vienna and Munich malt's here,,, and their is a nice prickly carbonation that seem's to let the hop character unroll across the tounge and to the back of you're thoat and then finishes again with a very rich caramel character and a gentle bitterness that slowly fades away and beckon's one for another sip... Highly drinkable, in fact, these are dangerously drinkable. The flavor is spot on for the style.

All in all, Point has a winner with this one. I picked up a 12er at my local store for $11.99. That's a steal for a Maibock of this quality. Yes there are better Maibock's out there, but at this price, or any price for that matter, this rank's up there with the best of them...

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Photo of tempest
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Acadia Cafe. $4 for a pint. Appeared crystal clear amber with a short white head. Like most Point beers, this is good and clean, but not great. While it's quite drinkable, it's not a shining example of the style. The flavor with the sweet fruity (apples and cherries) malts are backed by a little whole-grain bread taste, but it's all very thin and doesn't leave much of an aftertaste. Meh, not really worth trying unless you normally find maibocks too thick.

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Photo of russpowell
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with a finger of cream colored head. Below average head retention & zero lacing

S: Breadyness, apricots & honey

T: Breadyness, grainyness, dryness, apricots & honey malt up front. A touch of cornyness, plus pears as this warms, but only a bit, plus some metallic & herbal hops & honey. Finishes dry with leafy hops & nice fruittyness, fairly crisp; almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Medium bodied with fairy assertive carbonation

Drinks easy enough, not a bad stab at the style, much room for improvement. This would do in a pinch. Too bad the head retention & lacing weren't up to snuff

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Photo of beergorrilla
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bashiba
2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a slightly hazy amber with a thin light white head.

The smell is light and grainy.

The flavor has a bit of an off sour flavor mixing in with light toasted malts and a light sweet grain quality, overall the flavor is very mild and light. No hops at all

The mouthfeel is a bit slick and a touch buttery, a bit of Diacetyl.

Overall a pretty poor maibock.

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Photo of Rzzzzz
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass, a clear golden amber with a somewhat thin head but nice looking carbonation. Light aroma of sweet malt. Flavor is a nice balance of malt & hops with a subtle hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel is clean, goes down easy. Not spectacular but overall not a bad beverage.

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts and caramel. Taste is a good balance of hops and malts, a touch of caramel. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a good quality brew.

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Photo of Windigstadt
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a brilliantly clear light amber/deep honey color with an ample rocky head.
S- Sweet malt aromas with a slight hint of graininess mingle with a slight herbal scent of noble hops.
T- Much like the aroma, it's sweet up front. For the most part it's a clean pilsner malt taste, with just a touch of caramel sweetness. Before it becomes cloying the malt gives way to a crisp, bitter, slightly dry hop finish. A nice balance between sweetness and hoppiness, the way a Maibock should be.
M- My one knock on this beer is the mouthfeel is a bit thin, particularly for a Bockbier.
D- While the thinness of the beer hurts it from a style standpoint, it gives the beer above-average drinkability as a result.

Overall: A very solid Maibock, especially for the price. I really like the malt/hop balance, which is key for a Helles Bock. Though it would ideally be a bit more full-bodied, its lighter mouthfeel makes this a great beer for that first hot day in May.

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Photo of emerge077
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper gold body, sharp clarity with an almost jewel-like tone. Thin cap of foam that doesn't remain too long.

Muted aroma, sweet shortbread cookie, whiff of alcohol, with a little bit of spice present. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Cream soda, grape, alcohol in the aftertaste, some estery banana and low level spice. Syrupy feel, a little bit sticky but not cloyingly sweet. Simple and a little bit dull. Not something i'd revisit.

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Photo of jsh420
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours clear golden copper with a 1/2 finger head that left a little spotted lacing

smell is very bready and i get quite a bit of alcohol with sweet fruit

taste is right along the line of the nose - plenty of booze flavor for only 6.2% - those sweet apples mixed with bready caramel malt

mouthfeel is a light medium body with plenty of carbonation that gives it a crisp yet still creamy feel

overall this was a good buy - saw it on sale 5.99 a sixer and i am a sucker for maibocks i thought i would give it a shot - glad i did - might buy more

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Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
3560 on the neck, no info.

A - Crystal clear like a beautiful spring sky, this Maibock is well-carbonated and goldenrod in color with a one-finger white head. Low retention and little lace left behind though.

S - Mostly malty sweet, the nose brings fourth memories of spring. Crisp and clean, the low spicy noble hop profile adds good character to the Vienna malt profile.

T - Sweet Vienna malt profile rich with notes of honey and lightly toasted wheat bread. Mild spicy noble hops compliment the malt well.

M - Medium-bodied and pretty smooth on the palette, Einbock has a well-carbonated, crisp finish with a nice, soft cleanliness to it. Mild lingering sweetness.

O - One of the better Point brews, this Maibock is a pleasure to drink and enjoy on a warm spring day. Well-rounded, nicely balanced, and quite drinkable.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of scaliasux
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light amber. Clear. Short soapy off-white head. Quickly dissipates.

Smell - Aroma is primarily medium roasted sweet malt. Faint alcohol.

Taste - Sweet medium roasted malt dominates. Floral hops in the finish. Very rich. Might be difficult to take down more than a couple of these in one sitting.

Mouthfeel - Medium and quite smooth.

Drinkability - Being a fan of the highly malted beers, this one's right up my alley. A good beer in a great style from a good brewery.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light copper color with a thin, rapidly dissipating off-white head. Not much lacing to speak of either.

Nose is loaded with sweet caramel and bright buckwheat honey. Smells clean and fresh.

Toasty sweet malts dominate the show with a smattering of floral hoppiness and a bitter, drawn out finish, maybe a bit too toasty. Showing a touch of oxidation, but overall this is just an ok tasting maibock. Certainly no shortage of flavor, but somehow just does not have that smooth, balanced touch that makes me want more than one.

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Photo of biggred1
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Honey blonde with a slight, off white head that quickly settles into a thin collar of foam, decent looking lace. Very herbal smelling, somthing I can't put my finger on but not entirely unpleasant. Some roasty caramel aromas. Tastes a little thin for a maibock but good nonetheless, malty sweetness with a touch of hops to balance. Tastes kind of like an import. Medium watery mouthfeel with sharp carbonation. Worth checking out.

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Photo of munisingbeer
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very nice, malt forward, clean better a few degrees warmer. very light head, not much head retention, but nice malty taste this was my first Maibock and it wont be my last if this is a good representation of the class then I'm going to hit it up again.

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Photo of Zaphog
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Ah twist off never a good sign. Eh not bad a solid inch of off white head atop of a orange brown tinted beer. Somewhat hazy with very sweet lacing.
S - Has some helles tones of yeasts and hops with a pungent yet subtle bit of alcohol with some caramel malts and bready body. Smell is full and interesting.
T - Wow that caramel malt is balanced, very malt forward indeed. Underneath I got some pretzel dough and a bit of hops. Surprisingly good!
M - Medium bodied for sure, a tad chewy. A nice full beer.

Overall I am pleasantly surprised this is up there with the "whole hog pumpkin" ale. Not too sweet yet has a decent malt presence. A very tasty bock indeed.

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Einbock from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 84 ratings