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Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus BockHacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock

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very good

52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 148
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-18-2004

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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 148
Reviews by secondtooth:
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4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A traditional German maibock can be hard to find,it's great to see this Hacker-Pschorr offering here in my area.Pours into a 1/2 liter stein a full rich golden with a full white crown that never really fully settles.Aromas are on the cleaner side with a bit of toasted pilsner malts and a bit of iron.Smooth as all get out...wow that goes down easy,a medium feel with light carbonation.Mildly sweet with a little honey and sweet dough on the palate,a drying light spiciness in the finish.A damn fine pale bock,not overly sweet and alcoholic and pretty balanced for the style.

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Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

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Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright rich straw to gold color. It has clean rich barley malt flavors and warming alcohol that suggests the those first few warm days of spring that produce puddles for the joy and amusement of little boys. It has good body (moderate which is appropriate to the style) and mouth feel. The Hallertau hops are plentiful but not aggressive and balance the sweetness nicely.

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Photo of chinchill
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%

500 ml "Limited Edition" bottle consumed near BB date on bottle.
Tastes like a cross between a strong Marzen and a typical Euro-bock. Alcohol is not at all hidden. Lingering bready aftertaste with less hops than expected given the ample hop load earlier on.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1L howler from Sherbrooke Liquor. May has dropped (and so has some fucking hail today), so I guess it's time to appreciate me some Maibock!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and kind of creamy dirty white head, which leaves some broadly splattered and sudsy lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy, and sweetly grainy pale malt, red apple skins, pithy pear, maybe a hint of citrus rind, ethereal petrol and nail polish remover astringencies, and further earthy, leafy noble hop meanderings. The taste is more heady doughy and bready pale malt, the suggestion of caramel/toffee sweets, a now blended orchard fruit bowl, lessened gasohol, but with correspondingly heightened notes of acetone, and the same generic old-world earthy, weedy and predictably underwhelming hops.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its genially-rendered frothiness, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight for the style, and mostly smooth, only the complex booziness sticking in an unwanted probe. It finishes on the sweet side, but well moderated by a lazy, fading fruitiness, and more aptly, the sneaky, hard to pin down elevated alcohol measure.

I tried a sample of this earlier today, and only got a sense of generally well-made German lager. Now, under my personal microscope fiefdom, a few cracks appear - nothing earth-moving, I assure you, but enough to remind me of why Maibocks are something that must tiptoe around my gentle palate - a feat, given the typically untethered booziness herein.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruC4
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cokes
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16.9oz flip-top bottle, best before 1/2016.

Dark yellow hued with a lovely white head. The head built steadily, but did not get out of control, with a creaminess not usually associated with the style. It melts away slowly, leaving behind a good ring and small white cap.

Grainy, standard lager crispness, a little earthy hop bite.

Rich, whole grain cracker, a little buttery, with a spicy finish. That more distinct hoppiness is present, as is a very rich maltiness. The finish fights between sweet and buttery and crispness backed up by the hop bite.

The body is quite full. The finish is still crisp, but it has an unexpected weight.

It certainly smells like a lager, but has too much sweetness and seems to have unusual levels of esters. To me it gets old quickly because of the sweetness.

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Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of FalconA
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Rwang
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of jsh420
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewBV
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
85 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.