Updated notes (and pictured) 02/11/24
I stand by the fact that this is a bit maltier in terms of sweetness than some Dunkels. It has an English Bitter note about it, which for me at least is a good thing.
Still insanely drinkable, still delicious. I’ve always loved the presentation of all of the Einbecker beers.
Original notes 03/15/09
Delighted to find this as an 11.2 oz single at Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA for $2.75. The Einbecker Mai-bock is arguably one of my favorite beers of all time, so the chance to try the Dunkel is a simple choice.
Poured into the Tücher Weizen it forms an initially good head but it fails quickly. The color has a great clarity that could be described as “a simple amber”.
Nose has a CLASSIC, German breadiness to it. There is just NO way that you could mistake this for anything other than what it is.
To me, not that different from the Mai Bock in terms of quality and authenticity.
Not especially “dunkel” as the beer flirts with sugary notes but ultimate shuns them slightly. Very dominant malts as we would expect and the beer slides down with alarming ease.
Tasty is the easiest way to describe it.