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Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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86
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-18-2004)
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-20-2013 22:47:17 | More by BGsWo22
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jmathis

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-03-2012 16:19:35 | More by jmathis
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cokes

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
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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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
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
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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-29-2014 01:00:10 | More by Duff27
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dannyboygaga

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-18-2014 12:41:21 | More by dannyboygaga
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philbertk

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
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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SteveB24

New York

3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

appearance; straw color, with lots of evident carbonation in the beer, very thin white head.

smell; an intensified version of the typical mild bread yeast/ faint malt german pilsner smell.

taste; typical pilsner, but stronger, light yeast, white bread flavor, faint malt. with a punch of alcohol.

mouthfeel; light body, strong carbonation.

overall; unique experience, flavors didn't blend too well though. wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 00:59:26 | More by SteveB24
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
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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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-04-2012 17:50:11 | More by FalconA
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-26-2014 00:10:08 | More by leinie13
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-28-2014 02:49:24 | More by RoyFokker
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-27-2014 03:07:58 | More by MacStinson
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FritzSteinhoff

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-25-2014 23:48:42 | More by FritzSteinhoff
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AgentMunky

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-04-2014 00:23:58 | More by wisrarebeer
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-25-2014 03:57:33 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-17-2014 03:17:10 | More by djrn2
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largadeer

California

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
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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barnzy78

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500mL flip-top bottle, Best Before 08/14
L - rocky white head caps a golden body, excellent clarity, good head retention, chunky lacing
S - fresh, woodsy, grain, lager yeast, faint spicy noble hop
T - biscuity grain, grass, spicy noble hops, yeast, quite astringent
F - light-medium body, finishes very dry and crisp with a spicy aftertaste
O - for 6.8% abv, this goes down really easily. I just wasn't crazy over it.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 12:03:04 | More by barnzy78
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 8/2014.

Pours a clear light golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, fruit, and toffee aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, fruit, and toffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 00:43:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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popery

California

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Swing-top. Pours a pale, bright gold. Very good clarity, which is super important to me. Small to medium white head. Fades rather quickly, leaving just a bit of lacing. Aroma has some rich pilsner malt sweetness, mild grassy hops and some mineral character. Little bit of apple cider. Pears, very light lemons, mild floral note. It's a clean bock with a bit more sweetness than appley sweetness than expected. The taste has more of the same sweet pilsner malt flavor with that sweet apple note. It finishes drier than I would have guessed based on the aroma. Simple sugar. Mild grass hops, again. Mild bitterness in the finish, which could stand to be a bit cleaner. Sweet and simple breadiness. Relatively low carbonation. Round mouthfeel, almost a bit much given the lack of complexity. Fun to see a one-off from Paulaner in the US, but it's still just a decent bock. I can't complain. I'd love to see more German specials around.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 02:41:22 | More by popery
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

we so rarely get these seasonal and special german releases here in the states, especially in colorado, so its real nice to have something like this. even though the beer isnt supreme itself, the experience of drinking it always is from a brewery like this. the color is crystal clear bright golden. visible and aggressive carbonation amassing a sudsy bone white head that sticks around. the nose is sweet, odd for a long and cold fermented lager, but the grain sweetness remains. true in flavor too, oddly sweet for the style, but there arent enough blonde bocks around, so i appreciate this uncommon mix of pale grain and lager yeast, good and sturdy too. lots of body for the style, and well hidden but certainly detectable in buzz alcohol content. not as decisively german as the other stuff these guys make, less intense grains really, but a well made beer. doesnt get here quite as fresh as i wish it did, i think its probably insanely good over where its made, but here there is a slight staleness that hangs over it, lowering it to lower quality beer status. i can see through that though, and like this one a lot. glad i got to have it, and hope to have more of the limited german beers, its a category we just dont get enough of.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 03:29:22 | More by StonedTrippin
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Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.