Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
87
very good

584 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 29
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great bronze colored beer with a wonderful orange glow. The head was fairly creamy and there was a nice amount of carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. Nice malty and sugary aroma. Without even taking a sip you can tell it is going to be sweet tasting. There is a burnt sugar taste and a pretty dry finish. This is a solid brew that comes in a nice pint-sized bottle.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass crystal clear golden amber with an off-white and frothy head which rose tall and fell very slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a nice caramel aspect and a Vienna/Munich malt character. The malty sweetness coupled with the light fruity aspect was toasty and inviting.

The flavor was lightly metallic with a malty backbone, but not overly sweet. The malt was nutty and toasty with a nice caramel component. The beer dried out quickly with a good balance between hop bittering and malt.

The finish was dry with a lasting bit of metallic flavor and malt impression. The body was medium and nicely done but the carbonation was a bit on the low side. A good solid Maibock with no appreciable alcohol presence except for a very slight warming after consumption.

16.9 ounce bottle.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rowew
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: .5 L tall bottle. Short description of the beer and an indecipherable freshness code on the back.

Appearance: Pours red with a great head. Head sticks around quite a while and leaves lots of lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt and a slight toasted bread aroma.

Taste: Starts off sweet, with the same slight roasted flavor from the aroma. Hops come in gently in the middle, balancing it out. Finishes relatively sweet as well.

Overall impression: Even in the time of Oktoberfest, this is a tasty beer. Well balanced and very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle doesn't have the word Altestes anywhere on it. But it says on the label that it's Munich's first bock, so I figure it's the same as this beer listed. So here goes:
It's brilliant clear copper in color with a very large but quickly shrinking fluffy head. A pleasant malty aroma greets along with a touch of alcohol. Sweet maltiness is prevalent and enjoyable in this medium bodied brew. A spicy hop kick comes through in the finish and is masked by the alcohol, leaving the impression of strong maltiness and alcohol. I enjoyed it very much, and with the wonderful single bottle selection I have in Chicago, I will be buying this again at the very cheap price it goes for....definitely a seeker.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 500ml brown glass bottle, with no freshness date. This wonderful beer poured a nice dark golden colour with a frothy, white head. The aromas were heavily sweet, malty, bready, and quite complex. The taste was just as the nose suggested...malty, spicy, complex, and delicous. Where are they hiding the alcohol in this stuff!? 7.2%, I thought this was a lighter style bock, with like 4 or 5%. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp and the drinkability is awesome! A great spring beer for sure!

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this beer at Total Wine in West Orange last week, having never had this before. Even though it's been disgusting out here this week, I wanted to give this a go since spring had finally sprung here this week and I was hoping that this beer would suit the season nicely. Indeed, this did and it was a great and easygoing example of this style, with a well-recessed alcoholic presence and a nice flavor profile.

Good pour to this, as this beer had a nice almond brown hue, frothy head, and just a hint of lacing that slid down the side of my pint glass after each sip. Lots of dark bread and apple in the nose, which were more pronounced in the taste. Slightly chewy and cloying, there was a good amount of bite and bread to the malt A good amount of champagne-like yeast and carbonation kept this light and only a hint of stickiness lingered after this went down. The alcohol was quite recessed but by the end of the bottle, I could feel it just a bit.

Sure, this was a bit strong but it never felt it and the old saying of "the original being the best" held true here to a large extent. The dry finish ensured that the flavors lingered nicely for a while and this had a pretty easygoing nature to it like a good Maibock should. Great for this time of the year or for anyone unaccustomed to this style. Another solid offering from Hofbrau.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, brilliant golden-orange. Head is a crisp white mass that dissipates quickly to a thin ring.

Aroma is fruity caramel malt. Sweet, bready, with a slight mineral aspect.

Taste is toasted malt. Generous dark fruit character that wasn't obvious from the nose. Brown sugar, honey, and spicy herbal hop. Finish is clean with a mild metallic sting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sticky and chewy.

I really enjoyed the fruit aspect of this beer. A definite malt experience, but the hops are strong enough to offer balance and a pleasant dry, spicy bitterness in the finish.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear copper color with hints of bright orange. Big creamy white head that fades slowly.

S: Sweet aroma of carmel malt, fresh fruit, and some honey. Faint floral hops as well.

T: Sweet and malty, with notes of carmel and honey. Fresh apples and some bread. Light citrus hops as it finishes. Alcohol not present at all.

M: Medium bodied and creamy.

D: This is a great example of the style. Fresh and flavorful, these go down very easy. The ABV is not detectable at all.

Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
87 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.