Einbock | Stevens Point Brewery

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3.48 w/ 84 ratings

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +43.7%

Photo of Schmidts
4.67/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light gold with small head. Smells of grain and malts and a little sweet bread .
Taste is malty with a nice hop balence, creamy and refreshing. Nice malt and grain flavor.
In your mouth it is refreshing and smooth a good beer you can enjoy a few of and not feel too full.
Overall this is a great beer for this style and I recomend that you give it a try!

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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 gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of mooselvlt
4.22/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a clear gold, nice 1 finger off-white foam head, quickly fades. Minimal lacing on this one.

S - Heavy on the malts, bready, some hint of dark fruits or candies. Subtle but I really dig the nose for some reason.

T - Nice, smooth malts. Notes of bread, and like the nose there's something candy-like in there. I really like it even though I can't quite put a specific finger on the exact flavor. Who cares! A light touch of hops

M - Very smooth. Carbonated for sure but not overly done. I'd say it medium bodied with a nice clean finish and feel.

O - All in all, really like it. Granted I'm a fan of the style but there's something about this one that I really enjoy. Definitely my favorite Point brew...too bad its a seasonal.

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Photo of Saunapoika
4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Super-clear orangish-abmer color with a quickly receding one finger white head. I expected something a little darker but what a good looking gem this is!

S: Slightly floral, very crisp, clean aroma. Noble hops are in the bouquet. Maybe some wheat tones in there as well. Moderate maltiness is noticeable.

T: Excellent! Extremely refreshing. Malt is well balanced with bitterness from the hops. From start to finish, balanced is the word. Finish is dry and slightly sweet. I like it.

M: Slightly overcarbonated for my tastes but leads to a crisp, dry finish.

D: I need to find more of this delicious brew. Stevens Point has blossomed from my college days. I wouldn't have expected something so good from them. Wow, nicely done!

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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 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 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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Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Light orange color...nice frothy, creamy white head of about 1/8 inch at first but then it fades..

S-Smells sweet with a honeyed maltiness...

T-Definitely a sweeter style of maibock but there is a nice alcohol like spiciness on the finish that holds the honey like malt flavor in check.

M-Medium to full bodied...a little sticky....feels big...not thin in any way..

D-This is a pretty decent maibock....good weightiness to this...good substance...good sweetness with just enough alcohol to keep it from cloying but it isn't far from that...

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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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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 TheSarge
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours perfectly for a two finger thick off white head, and has a clear copper colored body.

Taste and aroma wise it's on par. Nice grainy husk, and a hint of metallic hops and some cooked vegginess rounds out the flavor.

Feels a bit on the crisp and refreshing side, with a smooth creaminess in the end to finish. Overall a great interpretation of the style.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had the luxury of sampling this brew yesterday on the Stevens Point Brewery tour.

Appearance - The head was about a half inch on top of an orange-brown body. It was served from a bottle into an eight-ounce sampling glass I got to take home with me.

Smell - The scent of hops and barley malt.

Taste - The taste is solid. It has the flavor of good bock and the smooth hoppy finish I'm not used to in a bock. The transition between flavors is well crafted.

Mouthfeel - The texture is a bit coarse but I like that in a Bock beer as this allows for allot of the flavor to come through. I wish the beer had been served more toward room temperature. I think it was a bit chilled.

~ I plan on sampling many of these some this spring. I'm always happy when The Point Brewery comes out with the Bock for spring. This year they're just trying a new type of Bock.

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Photo of sweethome
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is deep golden color, medium off-white head.

Nose is very good - to style. Big dose of munich malt, noble hops - somewhat floral. Smooth, sweet maltiness on entry. Nice balance. Really delivers the spirit of a Maibock - rich malts, fresh hoppy balance and flavor.

This was 5.99 at Binnys - a steal. It seems Point gets taken down a peg for their basic lineup - this one is probably their best. Give it a chance and compare to some of the other Wisconsin maibocks - it probably won't be your favorite - but it certainly won't be pushed around. Nice job.

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Photo of riversider76
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich golden with a fluffy white head. Decent retention and laceing. Aroma is grassy and floral with a nice mix of bready malts. Body is medium with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is of bread and butter malts,with hints of nut and caramel. Floral finish. Really good.

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Photo of KI9A
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was pleasantly surprised to find this locally in St. Louis, as Steven Point brews are one of my favorite "almosta-macro" beers.

A: Medium copper, off white head.

S: Caramel, malt, slight hint of grass. The caremal hits me right off the bat, from my tulip glass.

T: Malty, sweet, even some hops detected, which I like in a bock. Only thing holding me back from a giving it a 4.0 or above on taste, is a slight metallic note. This been present in a few bocks I have sampled this year, not sure why. Finishes with a nice warmth of ABV.

M: Clean, refreshing.

D: I could make this a session beer, no doubt. I understand it is a Maibock/spring bock, but, sure would be nice to add this to my list of winter brews.

Nice job guys!

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Photo of steveh
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on a whim as I'm watching cash flow, but also because I've heard Point is making some good beers these days.

A -- Clear, deep golden color shading vaguely to amber. Tightly bubbled, off-white head that thins slowly and revives well.

S -- Mild DMS, vague bready malts, with spicy noble hops back.

T -- Sweet, toasty, bready malt (these type of German style beers can't be *too* toasty, and this one isn't) with a dry finish and mild bitterness in the aftertaste.

M -- Soft mouthfeel (good in a German lager), light-medium body.

D -- Very good. A perfect Maibock? Very, very close -- and I may be too harsh on the light nose, but this is a nice beer to style.

BTW -- the point web site says this is 6.2 ABV.

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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 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 wheatyweiss
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint.

Pours a light amber medium honey with a small head that settles to a cap and laces well. Clarity is good, which should with a lager.

Aroma is sweet malt. Honey and fruity yeast. Grain bill stands out in the nose. Crisp bubble gum like flavors give an almost wheaty husky aroma.

Flavor is more of the same. Open with sweet malt, light fruit and a dose of wheat flavor. Middle is spicy peppery and slightly volatile with a nice crisp bite. Finishes slightly dry and bitter with a lasting hop oil hint that keeps you thirsty.

Mouth is crisp and medium. Adequate carbonation with a nice amount of spritz to tame the sweet and peppery malt.

A good spring bock, would drink easily and is quite affordable compared to other beers of it's ilk.

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Photo of BeenJammin
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer seems pretty average to me. It is a deep gold to copper looking but lacks much head and head retention.

The aroma has a lot of sweet malts and a bit of floral hops.

The taste is crisp, clean with a good sweet bock character. A bit thin in the mouthfeel, but a good overall beer that is quite drinkable.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MrGraybeard
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at about 50F degrees. Honey oak color, with a coarse,gassy head that faded fast. No lace. Aroma was scant.

Nice medium body, well-endowed with both malt and hops. Flavor and body are a pleasant surprise after the weak nose. Hops stand out at the finish. Good kick for a budget craft beer.

This is the best Point beer I've had in 35 years, and I'm a Point fan. It's not like you're in Munich, but it's not bad. Compares nicely with Maibocks from Wisconsin crafters like Capital and Sprecher.

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Einbock from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 28.6% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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