Einbecker Schwarzbier

Purchased from The Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg, VA, USA. Notch on the back label has the "06" cut out! Old? Difficult to tell to be honest. Poured with a decent amount of mocha colored head and a surprisingly reddish body. It looks good but under no circumstances would one call this black, and to be honest it has the appearance of a brown ale; a good brown ale, but a brown ale nevertheless. Decent lace and retention. The nose and tastes are obviously very malty (as per the style and in line...

Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock

Exceptional beer. On-tap at The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA and many times from the bottle. I like the presentation, especially the glassware - classy and very German. Green color is attractive. Pour is a golden amber body which surprises me a little. Perfect carbonation leading to a fantastic head that lingers and produces some special lace. Nose and tastes immediately raise the caramel stakes. Lots of light, sugary notes but these give way to the ethanol fairly quickly. The finish is a bit...

Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel

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 Tucher 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...