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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) - Hofbräuhaus München

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571 Ratings

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 29
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

fastestmanalive, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

John_Squires, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

brandon911, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

rredshift, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DuffDaddy, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jera1350, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of AnalogReigns
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

AnalogReigns, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

steelslug92, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Duff27, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Funky-Brewster, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

steverx8, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

thumperskibum, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

MooseBoose, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of cyclonece09
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

cyclonece09, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bronxbeerguy, Jun 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

heerboth, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dithridge, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Didier, May 26, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

TippedMixology, May 24, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

ChopperSmith, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

oriolesfan4, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jroberts8811, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DuncanMcBommer, May 19, 2014
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
87 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.