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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
87
very good

533 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 23
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001)
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-30-2014 21:00:10 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.60):
Clear, red tinged amber with a large, foamy white head & dome shaped head about 5cm tall with little movement and some lacing.

Quite lager like initially, albeit a slightly stronger smelling with some solid malts and hints of sweetness. There is some background fruit & a pleasant freshness to the beer with some subtle grassy hops and very faint hints of alcohol too.

Malty taste combined with some sweetness & spice. Clean & fresh with some bitterness towards the end but in truth this is minimal. Grassy hops feature from about the middle on & are fairly subtle with the balanced malt taste dominating.

Clean, well balanced & full bodied beer with quite light carbonation & bitter aftertaste. The beer is smooth & goes down very easily.

Quite an enjoyable one from Hofbräuhaus despite the fact that there wasn't exactly a whole lot going on with this one other than the balance malts throughout. The beers most appealing aspects were the full bodied and smooth taste as well as how easy it was to sip away at.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 11:54:52 | More by flyingpig
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Chessmaster

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into German dimple beer mug

A: Pours a rich amber-orange -- caramel like -- color with a creamy white head that
is about 3 inches wide but slowly dissipates to a cap. Some light lacing around glass. Beer is very clear and looks pleasant in the glass

S: A whiff of caramel/malt sweetness. Not much else going on, but very nice

T: A delicious, crisp, clean malt/caramel taste with a lingering bitterness on the finish.
A bit of toasty/biscuity notes. Tasty

M: Medium mouthfeel, pleasant carbonation

O: This is an excellent beer. I would definitely buy it again. In fact, I had 3 of these today :-) I can't comment on the how this fits the Maibock style -- I am familiar with
the darker bock/doppelbock styles but this is the first maibock I've had. Without knowing the style, I can just say that I enjoyed this one a lot.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 01:41:28 | More by Chessmaster
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catbirdofdoom

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-20-2014 04:01:01 | More by catbirdofdoom
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-19-2014 03:35:49 | More by OnryAndMean
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barczar

Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear medium golden brown with a modest ivory head that lingers as a thin layer of foam.

Aroma is floral and lightly nutty, with a mineral quality. Flavor reveals more mineral and earthy hops, with a touch of toasted malt and a slightly sour note with a bitter finish. Expected much more malt character. The sour taste is offputting.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 22:27:23 | More by barczar
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BogAl

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-17-2014 02:44:55 | More by BogAl
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-14-2014 04:12:50 | More by MaxOhle
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-13-2014 03:12:26 | More by KAF
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-12-2014 00:37:07 | More by BeerOps
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-05-2014 11:32:18 | More by Brushkanna
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Dbot

Delaware

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-04-2014 23:52:13 | More by Dbot
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fastestmanalive

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-01-2014 16:59:41 | More by fastestmanalive
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John_Squires

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-29-2014 19:42:17 | More by John_Squires
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-28-2014 12:51:32 | More by brandon911
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rredshift

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-27-2014 16:39:47 | More by rredshift
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-27-2014 15:41:42 | More by DuffDaddy
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toppoop

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-24-2014 19:10:27 | More by toppoop
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-19-2014 02:38:10 | More by jera1350
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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A pretty, very beery beer...lacy head goes down quickly. I pulled the 6 pack fresh from the case---as the green glass sitting in a well-lit store will skunk it up quick--no skunk aroma at all this way---BUT the Germans would not call it fresh either. All malt, no hops in the aroma--which is correct for the style.

The hops give it a clean, fresh aftertaste, cutting through the heavy caramel malts. Extremely well balanced--to be expected of German beers, something American brewers should learn--if their taste buds are not hop-burned-out already. This is NOT an IPA drinkers beer--as the flavor is all about the quality malt--with hops only as an accent. A great Spring beer--after a long hot day, looking forward to summer, this beer goes down very well-- with a mouth-feel almost like a meal, but not as meat-and-potatos as say double bock or dark ales.

Maibock is one of my favorite styles, with Einbecker Mai-Urbock my first and favorite of the genre. This one is close, but not quite as light....still a super high-quality beer, for those who know quality beer is more about malt, than hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 03:30:54 | More by AnalogReigns
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steelslug92

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-16-2014 19:33:25 | More by steelslug92
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-15-2014 23:17:57 | More by Duff27
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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-15-2014 15:43:49 | More by Funky-Brewster
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steverx8

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-14-2014 05:31:23 | More by steverx8
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thumperskibum

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-12-2014 17:03:12 | More by thumperskibum
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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
87 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.