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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Reviews: 67 | Ratings: 84
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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a petite, white head.

Smell: Sugar-soaked toasted grains with golden raisins for a bit of pleasant fruitiness, meager spicy hop hints, and even some peppery alcohol.

Taste: Toasted grains and bready malts alongside a middling amount of caramel sweetness. Some surprisingly early alcohol hints. Hints of dried fruit come and go at whim. Mildly spicy hop character and bitterness. Finishes dry with some lingering toasted qualities parallel to some lingering alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Acceptable and decent, it's not the first bock I'd reach for, but it's not one I'd swat away like an awry tennis ball either.

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Photo of Tone
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper/amber color. 1 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, some hints of ginger, and some slight citrus aroma. Fits the style of a Maibock/Helles Bock. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with an average carbonation level. Carbonation has a kick, which is noticeable when compared to the general sweetness. Tastes of a lot of sweet malt up front, yeast characteristics come through next, hop in the background, slight ginger is noticeable along with some bread flavor. Overall, a decent Maibock; not too watery, but not real heavy on body - an easy to drink beer. It's a little heavy on the sweetness for my taste, but the flavors are well blended.

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Photo of beer2day
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Charlottesville at Market St downtown. As far south as I have ever seen Point.

Pours gold with a redish orange tint. One-finger cream head with little retention. Nice carbonation. Decent lacing.

Nose is sweet and yeasty. Big malt presence and a slight clovish twinge.

Hits sweet and finishes rough. Something seems left out here. A little thin for a maibock, but respectible body. Flavor is a little fruity (bananas, maybe), but just doesn't taste "finished" to me.

I have fond memories of drinking Point up north in my younger days. Hope the einbock is just not one of their better offerings.

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Photo of pweis909
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle warm, and a bottle cold.

A=Deep golden hued with a foamy cap that fades fast.
S=I smell ethanol when it's cold (surprising) but when warm, toasty malt.
T=Sweet, a little bready, when served warm. Flavors hide in the cold. Some alcohol taste, more noticeable when cold, in absence of other flavors.
M=Smooth, slight coating of the mouth.
D=a little heavy.

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

Pours clear orange-auburn with a modest white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is bready caramel malt. Honey sweetness, mineral character, with a touch of spicy hop.

Taste is sweet caramel malt up front. Pleasant light fruit - melon and apricot. Nutty, metallic, with earthy hop and lingering alcohol in the musty dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Slick and slightly syrupy with very little carbonation.

Nothing to get excited about, but not bad. Very mild flavor. Worth a try.

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Photo of stephens101
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A quick rush of bubbles flows into a one-finger light tan head which hangs around for a few seconds before it fades with no lacing left behind. Color is brown, with hues of orange. Smells of wheat, hops and a bit of caramel. Tastes a bit fruity at first, with some more malts and some hops which are very reluctant to show themselves. Mouth-feel is light to medium bodied. This one's easy to drink, and fairly tasty. I could get to a few of these any time.

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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 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 kickapoodude
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a distinct Miabock that makes me long for the days when point released thier bock year round. It is light, highly carbonated, straw colored and high is alc. It tatses a bit like sorgum, celery and malt. About what you would expect. It is a good attempt at a maibock...just not mai-scene.

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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 colts9016
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Dark amber color with hues of browns and red
Nose: A caramel malt, a bit yeasty, and notes of citrus.
Taste: Caramel, toasted malt, with a bread and notes of citrus.
Body Medium not watery
Finish: Clean and simple with a bit of acidity
Overall a very tasty beer to sit down, drink and watch the game

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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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