Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) - Hofbräuhaus München
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4.14/5 rDev +6.7%
Drunk from a Weizen glass.
A: Dark, amber/copper. One finger of head dissipates to a quarter inch within a minute.
S: Very hoppy, full flavor. Fruity.
T: I tasted notes of caramel. Very hoppy, much flavor. A bit of a bitter finish, but that's not a negative note.
M: Deep and heavy that lingered all around mouth.
O: I was impressed! Dark, flavorful, hoppy with fruity notes. A favorite.
05-17-2014 06:16:51 | More by Grayson
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Sampling right now on 5/12/14. Comes in a pretty 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle that I bought at Spirit World in Omaha for $2.19 a few weeks back. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a German .5L glass.
Pours a nice medium amber in color with a about a half finger off-white head. Left some very nice 'spider web like' lacing. The aroma is of malts and hops with NO 'skunky' smell that is very common with brews in green bottle for some reason. The taste is very smooth actually with the malts and hops blended nicely with a very light 'hoppy' finish which wasn't bad and didn't linger at all. Perfect carbonation. Goes down easy.
05-13-2014 00:59:20 | More by BeerWithMike
4/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
04-30-2014 21:15:04 | More by JerzDevl2000
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Purchased two individual bottles 1.69 each.
First time tasting this beer. Thicker than Hofbraü Original, but still very good. Definitely more hops and a more "fully bodied" taste. I don't know if it's better than Original, but still a very good beer and one I would buy again.
04-24-2014 22:53:15 | More by Jpinoniemi
3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) 11.2 oz green bottle $1.69(OH)
11.2 oz green bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. No freshness date. Bottling codes are on back label at bottom.
Pours a clear amber color. Two fingers of thick peach-white head, that lasts a good time. Gives way to nice spiderweb like lacing.
The aroma is nice. A malted backbone with noble hop smells. Smells like an original hofbrau but stronger, more malty, and zero skunk. Those noble hops smell beautiful.
Taste follows the nose. A nice malty character, an amazing hit of noble hops, finishes crisp and dry like a noble hop brew should. Hints of apples or grapes towards the middle and end. The 7.2 ABV is Uber well hidden. Only taste a tad stronger than original Hofbrau.
Mouth feel is great. Absolutely no complaints. Perfect carbonation. Crisp and clean from start to finish. Dry like a noble hop brew should be. A noble hop coppery feel clings nicely to your palate.
Overall. Better and stronger than original Hofbrau. The noble Hops are stronger but so are the malts. But its perfectly balanced. Has a nice red/amber color. Head retention is great. Lacing is good. Smell and taste are excellent. I would buy this any day. Where has it been hiding? Better than the original.
04-22-2014 06:07:56 | More by Ohiolager
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
87 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.