Einbock | Stevens Point Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 67
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 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 NaLoGra
2.26/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Yellow, good head, clear for the most part. Poured into a glass. Not really my favorite, but it had a pretty smooth aftertaste, surprisingly light. Flavor and mouthful wasn't too full, more light to medium bodied. Wouldn't really buy again, but im sure there's people out there that would enjoy this beer.

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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 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 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 zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color and was highly carbonated. It had a small, white head of bubbly foam that was short-lived and left little lace.

S - It smelled floral and malty. There were notes of sweet breads.

T - It tasted nutty and malty with some sweet caramel. It had a mild grassy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a nice maibock. However, like most Point brews it doesn't blow me away.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.26/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a 12pk for 7.99.. I thought at that cost it was a risk worth taking.

A: Pours a clear golden, head disappears quickly, some lacing

S: there is a distinct lager character on the nose, very bready, kind of sweet like corn, the lager character smells like it is artificial. There is something unsettling here.

T: sweet grains up front, followed by some soured notes, stale bread, a lingering sweetness on the finish that leaves the palate unhappy. Not real impressed.

MF: thin body, medium carbonation

D: well I waited until the bottle #12 of the 12 pack to do this review, and let me tell you, I was sitting on these for a while. The stuff is possible to drink, just not all that pleasant. The balance is poor and the overall execution is pretty bad. This seems to be a theme in Point beers.

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

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellowish color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is sweet, malty, with some spice notes. The taste has a nice little sweetness to it, malty, slightly spiced, with some caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice little brew.

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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 animal69
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a pale golden color w/ a thick off-white head which lasts for a few moments before trailing off into some broken lace in my nonic

S- smell is mostly a steely cereal grain and a faintly sulphurish lager yeast, notes of lightly toasted malts and alcohol also come through

T- taste is similar to smell, a metallic grainy taste w/ a bit too much hop bitterness, def. out of balance w/ the malts, some notes of caramel/nuts do pop out tho, i get an almost adjunct-like "twang" right before a drying, fairly metallic/mineral finish

M- a fairly dry beer with a body between light-med. plenty of co2 in this one, seems a bit too thin on the palate

D- overall a pretty drinkable beer, def. goes down smooth and quick on cool spring day

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a pristine crystal clear golden amber. About one finger of off white head recedes to leave a fairly decent lace ring.

The aroma is an assertive mix of vienna and munich malts. The hop profile isn't as strong but it's present. Light biscuit and apples with bints of spice.

The flavor is sweet grain with a moderate hop bite. Not real aggressive. Spices and fresh cut grass are present as well.

Medium to light body. Crisp and carbonated.

Overall a decent beer. Nothing I would seek out but an easy drinker.

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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.

Cheers.

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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.

Cheers!

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

Deep gold colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is grainy and unremarkable.Taste is bread,biscuit and malty.Overall a pretty decent beer that goes down relatively smooth.I can see this being a spring weather beer.I would recommend to try once and am sure I will come across this again some time in the future.

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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 CHSLBrew
2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Crystal-clear amber beer. Light off-white head didn't get too large before receding to not much left.

S-Spiced bready-sweet malt with a nuance of roasty-nut sweetness.

T-Sweet bready malt with a slight toasty character. There's definitely a bit of spiciness in there, and an easy hop bitterness. Sweetness seems a bit too prominent. Finishes residually sweet and spicy.

M-Moderate body, slick and playful, while being light enough to allow for a decent session. Carbonation was higher moderate, but wasn't overbearing.

D-This brew definitely makes me yearn for the spring, as does the wilderness scene on the label. I enjoyed drinking this brew.

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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 sweemzander
3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. No bottled date.

(A)- Poured a clear orange amber color. Big head formation of super light tan that slowly dissipated down to a respectable layer.

(S)- Light spice with mellow honeyed malts. Light lemon. Crisp smelling.

(T)- Ample sweet honeyed malts with a light corn husk attribute.

(M)- Smooth and sweet. Not harsh in any way. Kinda light actually.

(D)- Not too shabby. Its got the right flavors for the most part and is balanced well. Nothing out of the ordinary. Simple and straightforward but enjoyable nonetheless. Kinda filling though.

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

Poured a good lookin' amber with a chunky light tan head which faded to a film.

Sweet and toasty malt, caramel, and a dash of hops make up a relatively weak nose.

Flavor is a bit more spicy than the nose, still sweet and toasty malt for the most part. A nice bit of hops is present to keep it from being too one-sided. There was a bit of a citrus-like tang in the long finish.

Maybe a bit under a solid medium body, smooth with a crisp bite of carbonation.

Not a bad beer, would be a bit too sweet for me to consume in irresponsible quantities, but one is definitely worth a try.

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