The Einbecker Brewery is located in Einbeck, Germany and was founded before 1378, making it one of the oldest operating breweries in the world. The city of Einbeck is noted for its bock beer, and Einbecker is the only remaining brewery in town. Their Ur-Bock Dunkel is a darker version of their original bock and is a great example of the style.
The beer pours a clear copper color with notable carbonation. The thin beige head dissipates quickly but leaves a thin layer of bubbles across the top of the glass.
Aromas of malts and caramel dominate the nose. There are also strong notes of bread and lightly toasted nuts. In addition, there are subtle notes of toffee and dark fruits like plums. Rounding out the nose there is a subdued underlying musty note similar to that of overripe fruits.
On the palate, this medium bodied beer displays a rather chewy mouthfeel. The first discernible notes are those of sweet caramel and malts. Joining the sweet malts are toasty bready notes backed by a hint of dark fruits. At the midpalate, the beer transitions and becomes bolder showing bitter spice and herbal notes. The finish is crisp and lingers slightly with a grassy hop note.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 Pints out of 5
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