Another inadvertantly silly name from the home of bock, and yes I know Star Wars Day was yesterday. Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock looks lovely in the glass -- a beautiful reddish gold colour. The name conjures warm, carefree late-spring afternoons. But the fun ends there. This beer goes all out for big German-hop bitterness and winds up musty as all hell (no bilingual pun intended, for once). The hops have a sort of medicinal flavour and a plasticky taste that appears to be highly-prized in certain German beers but which I can't take at all. I suppose the weight -- 6.5% ABV -- is supposed to provide balance, but it just ends up intensifiying the yuckiness.
Definitely not the maibock I'm looking for. Move along, move along.