Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) - Hofbräuhaus München
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Reviews by BucBasil:
3.28/5 rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
This is a good beer, pure and simple. Poured this from a bottle into a conical pint glass. The appearance is a nice amber color. My only gripe here is that it's hard to get a good head on the beer, although that didn't detract a lot from my rating. Smells ranged from fruity to floral, which matched the "spring" characteristics this beer is supposed to have. And they're right, this beer fits right in for drinking in May - I had this relaxing on a late spring day in hot Florida, and it really hit the spot. The real draw here is the taste, which was really good in my opinion. Some people have likened the taste to warm bread, which I tend to disagree with, although I guess I can see where they get it from. There is some bread in the taste, but it was a bit sweeter than I expected. It hits your mouth with an interesting richness and just slides down your throat, leaving a nice sweet aftertaste. The beer is incredibly drinkable, but the alcohol content will slow you down a bit. I had 3 in one sitting, and was really feeling it after, but in a really good way... I'll recommend this beer for anyone looking to unwind after a long hot day, but I'm not sure I'll pick it up again anytime soon, especially out of season.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2007 00:21:14 | More by BucBasil
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4.44/5 rDev +14.1%
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
3.83/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured on-tap into a mug. Pours red orange with a small white head. Smells of roasted malt with slight berries. Tastes of slight fruit nice malt, sweet but not too sweet. Beer is lightly carbonated, light bodied, crisp finish. Overall a pretty good beer.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2014 22:36:00 | More by cyclonece09
4.15/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A self-acclaimed springtime beer.
Appearance - Beautiful amber blonde. Little head. Very nice to pour.
Smell - Smells exactly like Sugar in the Raw... took me forever to figure out that one.
Taste - Sweet, definitely similar to the smell, but not as overpowering. Slight banana that many German beers have, but it's well balanced with a little hops and some grainy malt.
Mouthfeel - Slight carb. would have liked a little more. Almost too sweet on the tongue.
Overall, very nice Hofbrau. Well balanced with no one flavor overpowering any other. Light, crisp, sweet, and full all at the same time.
- Adam from Tipped Mixology
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 17:08:59 | More by TippedMixology
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
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