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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
87
very good

524 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 22
Gots: 19 | 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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Reviews by buschbeer:
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - This beer is bronze with amber highlights. It is capped with an inch of creamy, tan head.

S - It has a really sweet caramel smell. It also has a bread smell. I also get a little bit of spiciness.

T - The caramel malt kicks things off. There is a noticeable hop presence to balance this beer out. I was expecting a sweet mess. I get very little skunk. I was expecting a lot since this beer comes in green bottles.

M - Moderate to medium

O - This beer is on the sweet side, but it was pretty good. There were enough hops to balance out the finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 00:02:51 | More by buschbeer
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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.

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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.

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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
87 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.