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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
87
very good

525 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 525
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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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2012 18:29:54 | More by abrodsky
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tln13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-30-2012 00:50:00 | More by tln13
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-11-2014 20:27:32 | More by Wobbly
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-10-2014 00:54:10 | More by MooseBoose
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

hb maibock
3.5 clear light coppery amber. short head quickly drops to a ring. scant lace.

4 distinctive sweet smell. dates and honey.

4 mmm...melanoids? sweet brown bread with honey drizzled over it. toasted crusts. this would be great with various cheeses i bet. tiny bit of bittering hops play a supporting role.

4.5 medium+ body with that special kind of fullness i suspect comes from copious melanoids. carbonation moderate (plenty adequate).

5 this, to me, is a very relaxing beer. it's not about awing you with challenging new flavors (and the first time i tried it i just didn't get it), yet it's rich and embracing, encouraging a slower pace and an appreciation for the abundance of life. a comfortable celebration of spring.
drinkability is particularly through the roof considering the (just read it and am astounded) 7.2%. ( is that correct??)

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 01:01:23 | More by brewmudgeon
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-22-2012 19:54:29 | More by Mullinger1980
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass with about an inch of head. Light tan/amber color. Scents of roasted nuts, malty bread-like biscuits. Amazing tastes sweet, smooth lager. Some dry white bread flavors. Malts, and sweet caramel, nutty flavors. Mouthfeel is very smooth, be careful the alcohol will sneak up on you.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2010 18:27:46 | More by mtnbikerpa
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.9%

07-08-2012 04:37:49 | More by frosted33
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-19-2012 11:14:00 | More by zillo043068
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 19:16:12 | More by hmmmbeer10
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a clear pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear deep amber color with a nice small foamy white head. Foam fades fast and leaves nice sticky lacing.

Smell: Floral hops and sweet malts combine to make this an inviting nose.

Taste: A little bitter hops up front with a fruity and pine-like quality, but it's quickly mellowed by a sweet and caramel maltiness. A really satisfying and well-balanced beer.

Mouth Feel: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finishes clean and semi-sweet on the tongue.

Overall: One of the best Maibock's I've tried (and I've tried many). I love this style, and this one is a perfect example of it. Well balanced with big flavors and a good ABV to match.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 19:40:59 | More by ChopperSmith
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-30-2014 19:23:31 | More by Yellolab2010
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MetalHopHead6

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hofbräu Maibock is bubbly, sweet, and metallic.

It poured an artificial-looking near-orange, with champagne-like cascading bubbles, and a short and short-lived head. Little-to-no lace was left on the glass. The smell was all nondescript malt and the flavor was very sweet, with a touch of cherry, and a metallic aftertaste. The feel was crisp and clean with a pleasant dry finish. It was extremely refreshing.

Hofbräu Maibock hit the spot after a long bike ride on a cool late-summer day. Although not complex or overly-memorable, it is sweet, but not syrupy and has a great finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 21:57:18 | More by MetalHopHead6
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-26-2014 00:38:26 | More by Didier
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mcss

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-03-2012 20:18:15 | More by mcss
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nodder

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-22-2014 19:52:00 | More by nodder
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-06-2014 01:48:18 | More by lzepplin01
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JMD

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 22:12:39 | More by JMD
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CMW

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear dark brown with lighter carbonation than I expected. Two finger off white head formed but dissapeared quickly.

S - Roasted malt and some mild nuttiness. A very slight skunky smell was a turn off.

T - While the roasted malt is still the strongest flavor, the alcohol is much more present than others in this style. The nutiness is also present but fades into the background.

M - The light carbonation almost makes this taste a little of the watery side, but not bad.

D - The higher alcohol makes this a little harder to drink than others in the style, but still fairly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2009 03:53:26 | More by CMW
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Thads324

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : pours a clear and vibrant copper with a big thick off white head. Super clear and honey colored makes very inviting.

S : very light aroma of biscuits drizzles with honey. A sweet malt back with a musty and earthy hop finish.

T : sharp and sweet at first, with a bready body and finish of sweet malts. There is a hop bite right after the sharp Munich yeast flavor. After a few sips you notice a slight hop at the tail end that is slightly citrusy and blends nicely with the mild sweetness.

M : highly carbed makes it carry flavor throughout. Good solid lingering on the tongue and cheeks.

Heavier than most American beers of the style but by no means heavy. Super flavorful and easy to drink. Lovely stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 20:29:08 | More by Thads324
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disemgrowler

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-05-2012 00:21:55 | More by disemgrowler
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TwoForty

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-02-2013 02:28:23 | More by TwoForty
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-28-2013 14:52:05 | More by livingtodie
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xungmound98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-07-2014 03:36:55 | More by xungmound98
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cretemixer

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber hue with a thick ivory colored head. The head disappates to a thin layer leaving a thick clinging lace. Deep roasted malts on the nose with hints of mollasses and honey. Sweet maltiness on the tounge as well. Slight nice bitterness on the finish. Good mouthfeel and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2003 05:08:30 | More by cretemixer
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
87 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.