Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) - Hofbräuhaus München
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4.44/5 rDev +14.4%
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.
06-18-2014 03:30:54 | More by AnalogReigns
3.83/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
06-06-2014 22:36:00 | More by cyclonece09
4.15/5 rDev +7%
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
05-24-2014 17:08:59 | More by TippedMixology
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
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