The Einbecker Brewery is located in Einbeck, Germany and was founded in 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. Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock is released in March and the last cases leave the brewery towards the end of May of each year. It is designed to have a more refreshing, bubbly, and soft character than its fall sibling.
The beer pours a light golden orange color with a creamy off white head, which dissipates quickly but leaves a lacing atop the beer. It will re-emerge when the glass is swirled. While the beer is obviously filtered, it’s not crystal clear.
The nose emanates a crisp toasted malt aroma. There is a yeasty sour bready note that mingles with fruit notes of white grapes and apples. When the two combine, it brings forth an aroma similar to partially fermented white grape or filtered apple juice. Sweet aromas of honey and caramel break through, before giving way to herbal and floral hop notes.
The beer greets the palate with a creamy and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavors of sweet breads and all its components (dough, honey and caramel) are the first to come through on the palate. Notes of toasted malts are also notable from the start. The mid-palate shows notes of apples and a hint of tropical fruits. Bitter floral and peppery hop notes carry through to the finish and linger slightly thereafter.
Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock is a true to style Mai Bock showing a generous hopping. A well balanced and well crafted beer that would pair perfectly with spicy creole shrimp, grilled pork chops or traditional fish and chips!
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 Pints out of 5
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