Brewery: Einbecker Brauhaus
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pilsner Glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s Apartment
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Thin, clear bubbly amber body. Fluffy two-inch head that disappears almost instantly.
Scent: Robust sweet Munich malt. It smells like being inside a German beer hall. Best. Smell. Ever.
Flavor: As it smells, this tastes like a big helping of Munich malts. (The more you drink German lagers, the more you’ll come to notice this one-of-a-kind malt.) Slight nut and citrus flavors round out the malt taste.
Feel: Super thin, slick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
Concluding remarks: Yes, this is THE Einbecker, home of the first Bock. While Maibocks were not part of their original 1357 line-up, the Einbecker Maibock is a solid addition. It’s incredibly crisp and refreshing…perfect for a warm spring day. While there’s not a whole lot to note other than its delivery of a balanced lager, it embodies the Maibock style well. Nevertheless, I would always go for the more complex and flavorful Hofbrau over the Einbecker. Regardless, this is one to keep in your spring beer rotation–especially on the rare afternoon that provides a day-drinking opportunity.