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Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus BockHacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock

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BA SCORE
86
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%


Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a new limited edition series.

White head. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Flavor profile: Bready/biscuity malts. Very grassy and earthy hops. Clean, noble hops. Some caramel malts, but very light on that. Maybe a slight note of some kind of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Lighter bodied. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, an decent bock, but nothing over the top. I feel like schells maifest competes with this at 1/4 of the price.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 22:10:27 | More by mothman
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emerge077

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle is dated BBD: 08/14.

A loud pop as the seal is broken, it pours foamily into a sturdy mug, showing off a bright saturated amber gold tone. Sparse rising carbonation, long lasting dense soufflé foam resting on the surface, an inch in width.

Sweet bready aromas, bread dough and lightly grassy hops.

Taste is pleasant, malty and smooth with a good dose of grassy noble hops, more than most other Hacker Pschorr brews. Light orange and biscuit notes. Feel is smooth and supple, medium bodied and very drinkable. Lingering grassy hop aftertaste. This is a great bock, only a hint of sweetness, and well balanced with understated hop bitterness. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 21:15:45 | More by emerge077
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This exquisite and limited German brew pours a fairly light golden-amber in my Hacker-Pschorr stein. Head of carbonation is substantial and lace is lovely and detailed.

Aroma is toasty grains, with a tinge of caramel and bread. Maybe a bit of citrus in there, too. Definitely appealing.

Flavor is more of the same -- toasty bread, yeast, and caramel malts. A hint of hoppy citrus arrives just around the finish, making this a delightful and well-rounded brew. Superb and well worth finding.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 16:19:07 | More by secondtooth
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which settled in to a thin layer on the top while drinking. Above average active carbonation. Light random lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Light fruit and some grassy hop tones on the front. Solid bready yeast body. Very pleasant buttery notes. Mild peppery spices toward the back end.

Taste: Malty front with airy buttery dough. The body is some potent hops with tones of straw, pine, and light fruits. Bready yeast tones continue throughout and ride into the finish. Lingering hops dance on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Extremely clean mouthfeel. Carbonation is done perfectly. Palate is challenged but this still an incredibly easy drinking brew. Some sticky malt keeps you wanting more.

Overall: An excellent lager. The hop tones add an extra twist which really makes this a memorable brew. A beer you could drink all day long and not get tired of.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 18:19:53 | More by KFBR392
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at Huber Haus in Omaha, NE in spring 2012
Review from notes
Served in a dimpled Weihenstephan mug

Arrives with a huge head that settles to a 0.5cm cap of foam atop the beer. Lacing is significant, a variety of shapes or patterns clinging to the sides of the glass. Body is a golden orange color, transparent with plenty of visible carbonation.

Malty, bready aroma with flowery hop presence are the dominant scents, with a background that is slightly grainy and honey-like. Not overly complex, but fairly deep and rich, allowing for it to be enjoyably breathed in frequently.

Opens with fairly bright, though still heavy in intensity, caramel malts, backed up by mild honey-like flavors and hop bitterness that is attenuated just under the malt. Mid-palate picks up waves of malt complexiy, from light to fairly caramelized malt sugars. Hop presence becomes somewhat flowery and slightly bitter. This is followed on back of tongue by darker malt sweetness and flowery hops. Lingering bitterness with mild caramel sweetness in the aftertate.

Medium-bodied with carbonation that is at first crisp, then peters out and leads to a smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste is semi-dry, with some stickiness from malts.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 22:34:04 | More by falloutsnow
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance- Served a straw golden colored brew with a one finger white head. The head had a moderate level of retention, fading over time to give a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is rather light overall and is mainly of a sweeter caramel smell mixed with some grainy aromas. Mixed with these smells is a light bit of floral hop in the nose.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and malty taste with a rather moderate amount of a caramel sweetness. Some other fruity flavors come to the tongue more toward the middle, with their nature being of lighter fruits, such as apple and pear. More toward the end the caramel fades a bit while the bready and some slightly grainy flavor of the brew are met with an arrival of a lightly herbal and floral hop flavor that leave a nice, still sweet, and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thicker side with a carbonation that is on the average to slightly lower side. Both do well for accentuating the malts and grain quite well, but yet do not sacrifice the drinkability and smoothness of the brew.

Overall – A rather tasty, quite easy drinking, malty and somewhat sweeter bock. A good one to try.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2013 01:46:58 | More by Darkmagus82
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint.

Appearance: crisp gold, little carbonation as far as looks are concerned, white head rising to roughly half an inch.

Smell: smell is light caramel and hops, very light though.

Taste: surprisingly complex, might've a been little sweet but offset with slight bitterness.

Mouth: Medium and very smooth. After taste sticking very well.

Overall: the reality is , is that this beer is good but it is your tastier pilsener...that's not a bad thing it is something more for you're adventurous side.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2012 00:11:16 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had recently on tap @ Magouns in Somerville. Found out it was just delivered the previous day & tapped a few hours prior.

Pours a beautiful bright gold into a H-P half lifer. Smells very clean & lager-ish, just a bit sweet. Taste dances on the tongue, a perfect symphony of sweet-ish malt & hops, a bit of bread & subtle caramel. So clean & refreshing, each sip begs another. Pleasant mild candy aftertaste, lacing on the glass is nice too.

What a treat to have on tap. Anxious to drink this again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2012 02:21:33 | More by SunDevilBeer
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aah, the flavors that deliver me from winter and give a glimpse into spring- this honeyish flavored floral barley beverage does all this with an elegance and grace that only pilsner malt can give.

The pour delivers a classy strong straw or light golden color that display bright clarity with steady streams of carbonation. The creamy and delicate whitish head caps the beer initially while reducing to a thin sheet across the glass before holding firm and lacing reasonably well during the session.

The delicate aromas of classy pilsner malt lead the way with a soft honey character that reminds me more of honey suckle or floral character than that of actual honey. But the forefront of malt is undeniable with the bready, confectionate sweetness of "true" malt.

The flavor sets the same picture as the scent in that the taste relies heavily on malt flavor and sweetness, but in the breediest, honiesh kinda way. The floral overtones turn toward a slightly herbal and tea-like bitterness and grassiness as the beer finishes.

Medium-light in body, the beer is full of pilsner malt weight but yet soft and sweet in texture as a light honey will do. The slight thinning and warmth of alcohol relaxes the taste and allows for a semi-sweet finish of absolute pilsner malt.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 05:16:58 | More by BEERchitect
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barczar

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a small cream head that immediately dissipates into spotty surface bubbles.

Aroma is subtle, predominantly grainy malt and crackers with a hint of sweetness. Not much to speak of in the way of hops.

The flavor is more interesting, with a tangy grain opening, leading to a more robust malt profile full of caramel sweetness, toasted bread, and a fairly dry finish. A fairly significant bitterness clears the palate. Nuttiness emerges as it warms. I pick up a lemony citrus flavor throughout that could be attributed to a prior beverage.

Body is moderately light, with a moderate amount of carbonation, finishing slightly warm with alcohol.

Definitely different than any bock I've had before. The pilsner malt adds a crisp, dry finish, overcoming the typical malt sweetness found in the style. Yet the malt retains interesting complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 03:12:31 | More by barczar
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Mmmaibock

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Deep gold. Moderate head.

Smell: Rich.

Taste: Extremely smooth.

Feel: Nice body.

Overall: Nectar Of The Gods. I can only assume that low-raters have not experienced this beer at its best.

Serving type: On tap, which is the only way to do this beer justice. Hard to find, but worth the effort. Has appeared at Roman's Pub in Milwaukee.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2011 02:36:35 | More by Mmmaibock
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dgilks

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Against The Grain in Toronto.

Clear golden colour with a tiny white head. Poor head retention.

Sweet grainy malt with a hint of caramel and stressed yeast esters. Very bready with melanoidins.

Clean smooth malt with a nice fruitiness. Quite bready. Good.

Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A bready, malty bock with good flavour. A really solid Helles Bock.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2011 10:55:17 | More by dgilks
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Rhino, in Toronto.

How very appropriate that Mai bocks exhibit the same sunny brilliance as the month with which the style shares its name. Indeed, one look at this offering brings a similar appeasement and deliverance like the kind experienced in those first few truly warm, clear days of spring. A button-down head encapsulates all that warm radiance.

Anyone who believes that pale bocks don't offer much aromatics of interest is either a) not drinking the right bocks, or b) not using their nose properly. Naturally, the aroma is not as expressive or overt as, say, an IPA or imperial stout, but I wholly disagree with those who say bocks don't smell enticing or pleasurable. This bouquet is subtle, yes, but fantastic.

Often when we attempt to convey the flavour of malt in beer we associate it with 'bread' or 'toffee' or any number of things because they share, to some extent or another, similarities to barley malt. But beer is delectable because it tastes like beer - and barley malt is in itself a very unique flavour. A clean, exceptionally attenuated beer like this highlights that fact and showcases delicious maltiness in all its glory. Behold... MALT!

There's no need to exaggerate things - this is just the finest quality malt and noble hops and German craftsmanship at its best. It doesn't have a ton of flavours - just the maltiness, for the most part - but it asserts and articulates it with exceptional clarity, enthusiasm and tact. Smooth water and a notably neutral yeast preserve that pristine maltiness. Best of all: both sweetness and alcohol almost fail to register entirely.

This is another beer I am so glad not to have reviewed years earlier. What I would have failed to appreciate then, and what many people fail to appreciate now, is that this may be simple lager, true, but it's clean and full-flavoured and brewed with the usual German standards of excellence - and that's about the highest standards in existence.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2011 19:18:41 | More by biegaman
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draught at Gambrinus. Absolutely transparent sparkling gold, with a billowing cloud of foam, leaving sticky lace. Very biscuity, grassy, a bit spicy like citrus zest, with an alcoholic and doughy malty profile. Sweet, but drying at the same time. Loads of biscuit malt and grassy/hay like hops bitterness with a sting of alcohol. Medium/full bodied, creamy, not an easy drinker, but an enjoyable one.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2011 14:41:44 | More by mrmanning
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear gold with a white head, light retention & lace.

S: Floral & herbal with some sponge toffee & bread.

T: Bready malt, sponge toffee and light caramel are balanced with a nobel hop spicing (floral & slightly herbal), modest bitterness with a slight alcohol warmth.

M: The continental malt shines with a moderately full body but very light residual sweetness.

D: An easy drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2011 18:28:58 | More by Derek
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint at The King Edward. Pours a bright golden yellow with a sliver of white froth and spots of lacing on the lager glass. Lots of bubbly carbonation in the body. Smell is sweet and bready malts, huge treacle aroma, prunes, alcohol, white grape skin, yeast esters, fresh cereal grains, and barley. Taste is sweet, sugary, and bready malts, fruity middle imparts red grapes and plums, slight boozy sting precedes an estery and spicy hop finish with some grain husk on the cough. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, foamy and spicy carbonation, drying finish with a vanishing aftertaste. A flavourful, refreshing, and warming maibock, and an appropriate 'transition' beer as we weather the last few snowfalls and anxiously welcome the spring season. Thanks for getting this in Rich!

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2011 01:16:32 | More by cratez
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largadeer

California

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Brilliantly clear pale gold, perhaps a shade darker than their helles. Pours with an inch of head that leaves sheets of lacing behind.

Lot of malt on the nose, honey-drizzled bread and a little stonefruit. Fairly sweet with a reserved yeast character. Pleasant.

Malt heavy on the tongue, stewed peaches and honey, along with a surprising alcohol kick up front. Light bodied, actually fairly balanced and easy to drink, save for the slight booziness. Drying in the finish with a zesty hop kick that balances some of the initial sweetness. Helles bock tends to be one of my least favorite styles of German beer, but I found this fairly enjoyable - worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2011 07:23:00 | More by largadeer
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philbertk

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hacker-Pschorr Brauerei Munich, Germany --Maibock 6.80% ABV. 20 IBU's. Foamy lacy white head. Clear thin bright light yellow gold color. Bavarian Noble hop front. Sweet stanky thin textured Pale malt crisp rich German Fest body. Dry mild sweet mild hop end. (3.5 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/25/2010.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2010 01:05:20 | More by philbertk
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AgentMunky

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a half-litre mug in Berlin. The (English) menu listed it as "Thomas Bock von Hacker-Pschorr," but I assume it's the same, as it's the only bock Hacker-Pschorr makes and the other reviews track with my own.

A: Unimpressive. Very clear yellow-amber with two-fingers of light head.

S: Smells nice. Sweet malty scents mingle with something grainy.

T: Thing. Mostly sweet with a tinge of bitter hops most of the through the taste. Aftertaste is smooth and light, sweetish with a bitter kick. Not bad.

M: Feels like beer.

D: Good and drinkable. Might appeal to a large variety of people. Though it's good enough, it's not a beer I'd seek out again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2010 16:02:33 | More by AgentMunky
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint of this at the Amsterdam Ale House in Manhattan's Upper West Side. This was the replacement for the Spaten Bock which was one of my favorite bocks so to follow up with this was a little disappointing.

Good light brown color with good carbonation. Malty bock character with a malty aroma. In general a good beer but not my favorite.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2010 14:21:38 | More by david18
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DerBayer

Germany

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Chinesischer Turm yesterday

Pours a beautiful dark straw colour with good head

Smell of honey fresh cut grass malty grains and some bitter hops

Tastes just like it with lots of added malt chracter

Beautiful carbonation one of the more drinkable beers out there

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2009 22:24:00 | More by DerBayer
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Listed as Hacker-Pschorr Mai Bock. I'm assuming it is the same.
Pours a deep, clear golden orange with a squat beige film.
Aromatic of honeyed pears, golden raisins, dinner rolls, and dried flowers.
Initiates sweet in the mouth, full of those same canned pears-in-heavy-syrup, and golden raisins from the nose, but also towing pineapple juice, and dried dates. A light breadiness provides base, but even it turns honeyed after a moment. The hop add trace amounts of peppercorn and crushed flowers, but are overridden by all things sweet that precede them.
It begins fairly rapidly carbonation, but quickly settles out and flattens. The remaining liquid is on the grabby sweet side, if not overly thick.
It's not a total loser Maibock, but it could use more grace and balance.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2008 22:29:18 | More by cokes
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a 0.5l glass of this vom Faß (3.60EU) while dining on a great plate of Käsespätzle at the Altes Hackerhaus in downtown München on 24Sep07. Simply referred to as Hacker Hellerbock on their menu.

Clear golden, with agressive carbo. Slightly off-white head, thick and rocky. Lasts well with great stick. Very bready nose; dry, with a touch of floral hops. Smooth tongue, and a solid medium in the body department.

Great bready malt in the flavor arena as well. Lightly sweet, with a hint of fruitiness and some smooth floral hop action bringin up the rear. Lingers well, with honeyish notes. Let it warm a touch, and the flavors are even more engaging. Nice bier! Ahhh.... there's nothing like a solid Hell/Maibock.

Prosit!!

overall: 4.25
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

1014

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2007 16:32:40 | More by Bierman9
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500ml bottle bought from onlyfinebeer.co.uk

Poured a light golden yellow colour... Slightly off white head poured thick and foamy with tight bubbles then faded slowly to nice thin layer... sporadic carbonation bubbles drift to the surface... light sticky lacing...

Aroma - Sweet spicy malts, light biscuity notes, pretty strong fruitiness (pineapples, over ripe bananas, some lemons, apples), sugary / honey sweetness, some light corn / macro type notes, peppery hops, some vanilla notes, faint oak traces...

Taste – Sweet grainy pale malts, strong honey / syrup sweetness, spicy fruits (apples, pineapples, some light figs), definite creamed corn hints, pretty noticable alcohol, some breadiness, light spicy hops struggle to cut through the sweetness, some faint medicinal notes...

M&D - Pretty smooth.. Light / medium bodied. Couldn't drink more than one of these in a sitting due to the sweetness...

Overall - A very average bock - much too sweet... just about worth a try once...

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 14:25:18 | More by mdagnew
Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.