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Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel

//Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel

Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel

6-pack + tax & deposit

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Einbecker Ur-Bock Dunkel

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. 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.

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.

Rather complex, the palate has 4 distinct stages of flavors that meld and balance each other perfectly! A great example of an Ur-Bock and the perfect pair for Smoked Brisket or Pecan Pie!

6.5%ABV. Germany. 

Bock is a strong lager of German origin. Several substyles exist, including maibock or helles bock, a paler, more hopped version generally made for consumption at spring festivals; doppelbock, a stronger and maltier version; and eisbock, a much stronger version made by partially freezing the beer and removing the water ice that forms.

The style known now as bock was a dark, malty, lightly hopped ale first brewed in the 14th century by German brewers in the Hanseatic town of Einbeck. The style from Einbeck was later adopted by Munich brewers in the 17th century and adapted to the new lager style of brewing. Due to their Bavarian accent, citizens of Munich pronounced “Einbeck” as “ein Bock” (“a billy goat”), and thus the beer became known as “bock”. To this day, as a visual pun, a goat often appears on bock labels.

Bock is historically associated with special occasions, often religious festivals such as Christmas, Easter or Lent. Bocks have a long history of being brewed and consumed by Bavarian monks as a source of nutrition during times of fasting.