Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 14
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 06-30-2006

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Reviews by Vashtar:
Photo of Vashtar
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It has a very clear and golden appearance.
I pretty much can't smell this beer at all
The taste is good. It's very drinkable, but doesn't have much to differentiate it.
The mouthfeel is thin and fizzy.

All in all, a good beer, but a forgettable beer. It lacks character.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pokal a clear medium golden with a great blooming white head that settled slowly leaving two rings of broken lace behind,to me this is what golden lager should look like with great color and a large blooming head.Toasted bread and honey malts in the nose along with some mineral,flavors have a vanilla tinge to them with mild toastiness and more honey infused mils sweetness in the aftertaste.This is a damn well made helles lager,I wish I could get that Anno 1417 keller beer around here!

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Yellow, Fizzy, Delicious, Liter

A slightly bigger and bolder version of their traditional Munich Helles Lager for export. Impeccably clean and crisp with suggestions of fresh baked baguettes and flowery herbal hop. Perfectly balanced that elevates the level of drinkability. Tasty pale lagers like this easily earn our respect.

STYLE: Munich Helles Lager | ABV: 5.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Photo of generallee
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 355ml bottle with a produced on date of 03/08. I sampled this beer on 05/23/09. Also I sampled the imported version Munich Gold.

Appearance: Its body has a beautiful bright golden color with lots of visible carbonation and good clarity except for some tiny, light tan (probably yeast) floaters. On top there is a bright white sudsy head. It quickly fades out and makes only minimal lacing.

Smell: The aroma has light grainy malt with a very slight hint of citrus and some floral hop notes.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor has a crisp pale malt base with mild bittering hops that add some mild floral notes. The finish is very clean with just the slightest bitterness from the hops in the after taste. On the palate the active carbonation tickles the tongue and its light to medium body slides down easily.

Notes: Over all a nice refreshing beer. I know this Lager was a little bit on the old side and I thick that's why I got the small particles. However the flavor was bright and crisp with no off flavors.

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some grape notes. The flavor is wheaty, grassy hops and earthy hops. I don't get too much fruit in the flavor after getting the grapes in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Such a huge fan of Hacker's hefe, so I was excited to see this one grace the LCBO's shelves.

Poured into a lager glass. About a 1/2 inch of head that quickly receded into nothing, save for a very thin ring. A bit surprising. A brilliant golden hue, however.

Nose isn't potent, but it is pleasant. Malts, grains, a touch of spicy hops.

Very smooth, tasty brew, perfect for such a humid day. Maltier and sweeter than I'd expected, but finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness. Biscuit and peach in there as well.

Smooth, medium body, with a firm carbonation bite to the finish.

Pretty decent offering from one of my favorite German breweries. Very sessionable, easy drinker. Nothing spectacular, but just what I needed today.

Photo of pat61
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

: L: Brilliant gold, 1” off-white foam cap. S: A hint of sweet grain scented withspicy hops. T: Bread to biscuit, spicy hop, hop bitterness from middle to end. F: Medium light body, medium carbonation.

Photo of DrewS667
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a decent helles, certainly not the best I've had. has a golden color, very malty taste and is a bit heavy on the mouth feel. Not much at all in terms of hops, and the malt is a bit smokier and upfront than most helles. Pretty drinkable, but not that crisp in the finish due to the lack of hops

Photo of chinchill
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, relatively saturated gold color (i.e., a bit darker than expected).

S & T: no flaws per se, but a rather meek and uninteresting mix of light malt and earthy hops.

M: crisp, with medium+ carbonation; light body.

O: marginally better than mediocre Bavarian Helles.

(review largely confirmed with tasting in August 2013)

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ST: 11.2 oz poured into a pilsner glass. Bottle lists ABV and DBD.

A: Bright and clear gold with ample carbonation and a half-a-finger with a bright white head.

S: Sweet corn, light hops, and some bread notes.

T: Light citrus hops, smooth malt and corn back, with a return to slight bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium and smooth rather than very dry.

O: A decent lager, but it does not excite. It could use more hops and bitterness and a bit more crispness. It does look great and it is clean and drinkable.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours the color of apple cider and has a low forming head. The brew is mostly clear and bubbly with the finest bit of sediment suspended in it.

The nose is perfect for a helles lager. A strong whiff of golden malts with hints of a spiced hop. Simple but clean and crisp I can't wait to try this.

The taste doesn't disappoint either. The sweet toasted malts from the nose dominate the character of this beer but are gently balanced by spiced hops. This is a tasty simple and satisfying beverage.

Mouthfeel is very easy going. The pinch from the hops is great on the tongue and is supported by a great sizzle of carbonation. Munich gold is a great easy drinking beer. You can really taste what american macro lagers are trying to do but fail at. Awesome brew and totally worth buying when you see it.

Photo of nickthegun12
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer pours a golden color with not much head>>>>it smells like a decent lager beer>>>>taste is ever so slightly bitter and slightly sweet>>>>feel a little watered down but still with good taste>>>>pretty drinkable prob. couldn't drink more than like 3 of these in a row>>>>just an average beer>>>not a bad session beer

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can, denoted as 'Munich Gold' here in the Neue Welt. Available almost everywhere around town, even in the small chain shop nearby our friends' duplex and their kick-ass summer BBQ pit.

This beer pours a slightly glassy, bright medium golden hue, with three fingers of puffy and densely foamy off-white head, which leaves a decent array of random fading cloud lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of mildly biscuity, mostly grainy pale malt, with a touch of crackery breadiness, a bit of stale apple core, and noble earthy, subdued grassy hops. The taste is grainy, bready Munich malt, a hint of flat honey, some further apple jelly fruitiness, and softly floral, dry grassy hops.

The carbonation is quite timid and mild, the body a nicely even medium weight, especially for a lager, and equitably smooth. It finishes off-dry, a tad crisp in its malt and hop lingerings, and most notably floral.

An agreeably well-rounded German lager, malty and hoppy, both in measured degrees, and a suitably refreshing tipple for relaxing in some backyard afternoon sunshine. Prost!

Photo of mintjellie
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours brilliant gold with a large cap of fluffy white head. Decent retention and no lacing. Grainy, doughy aroma with light Euro hops. Tastes much the same, bready and slightly sweet with very light hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and finely carbonated with a soft, round mouthfeel. Balanced, simple, and clean. Refreshing and easy drinking.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before date of 11/13

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, bright golden hue with a white, frothy 2 finger head. Great retention, leaving a thin layer of bubbles across the surface. Lacing is small and spotty with fair stick.

Smell - Strong aroma of honey and touches of lemon. Slight floral notes. Faint grain.

Taste - After such a tantilizing smell, the flavor is mostly underwhelming. Clean grain, backed by notes of honey and a trace of mild lemon. Touches on grassy bitterness before a somewhat watery finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with a crisp, lively bite. Again, the finish is on the watery side.

Overall - It starts off promising enough, but trails off quickly in the finish. It's a good Helles, but just not enough for me to consider it great, much less one of the top examples of the style.

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with fast disapearing white head. Average mouthfeel, malty aroma. Easy drinking, subtle grassy hops, subtle drop of lemon but looking for something more interesting, usually.Crisp and still refreshing. Lightly sweet in finish. Decent German. The Beer Store.

Photo of Rootdog316
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pure golden color with a lacy head. Toasted nut, bread dough, and clay aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium body with lemon soufflé note. Finishes with a crisp, lingering well integrated fade. A pretty good helles. I would certainly drink it again.

Photo of zaphodchak
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The American imported version "Munich Gold."

One finger sudsy white head, clear-yellow body, plenty of bubbles.

Smells faintly of lemonade-- there's a trace of pale malt in there as well.

Some hop bite to this one (for a German) at the front and more so at the end. Mellower, but still citrusy and faintly metallic in the middle.

A bit prickly, but pretty standard mouthfeel.

This bottle may be past its prime. I recall Hacker-Pschorr being better in recent memory.

Photo of tempest
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single marked 02/08 from Abe's in Bethlehem

In a sentence, this beer is simple but tasteful. In my pint glass this beer shines a brilliant gold with a white head that leaves a bit of lacing. The aroma is of sweet, bready grains, a hallmark flavor of the style that carries over onto my palate with a drop of caramel and finish of mild peppery hops.

What can I say other than I could drink a stein-full of this tasty, unadulterated Munich helles lager.

Photo of plfahey
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Medium gold color, good clarity, and spotty white lace.

Aroma-Rich, bready malt with light toasted biscuit character is the first smell, with sweet, cereal and Pils malt following closely behind. VERY light noble hops in the aroma do next to nothing to temper the malt. Impressively malty for it's light color.

Flavor-Bread and biscuit with a hint of toast, followed by sweet Pils malt. Well attenuated, so it finishes moderately dry, even though the hop bitterness is quite low. Just enough noble hop flavor in the finish to let you know that the beer was brewed with hops.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, moderately high carbonation. Impressively crisp due to high carbonation-refreshing.

Extremely clean and complex malt flavors make this a great representation of a Munich Helles-which are pretty damn hard to find. But really, from Hacker-Pschorr, would you expect anything less? Good stuff.

Photo of BeerCheese
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear med/pale yellow with about one inch of fluffy white head. Fair head retention. Not much of a detectable aroma for me. Maybe a bit of malt? Medium body with med/light carbonation. Nice taste, with a little more hops than malt, but a very nice balance and mouthfeel. A little alcohol warming as it was going down. All in all a good beer. Very drinkable.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great looking beer. Finger of foamy head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is milled barley with a little floral note. Nice and simple.
The taste is moderately bitter with a dry bitter at the end.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a simple and good beer.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pils glass. Pours a very nice golden color with champaign type bubbles very thin head though and very little lacing.

Aroma is nice. Nice lager pils aroma. Nice malty aroma with a bit of hay.

Taste is the same. Great pils taste. Crisp. Maltier than other pils but good.

Mouthfeel could use a bit more carb IMO. Nice and crisp dry finish. A bit maltier than other pils though.

Overall a tasty pils. Would have it again for sure.

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

best before september 2011

A- Perfectly clear. I can see every fingerprint I just left on the other side of my tulip. Thick head looks like beaten egg-white.

S- Definitely grainy but still soft. Slightly acidic (german?) hop. A slight smell of rubber is growing but I'm not sure why... Is it because it's warming or because of the light? I am drinking this in relative darkness with only a small table lamp on the desk.

T- Lovely. Better than the smell hinted. Delicious, subtle rose water finish is added to the expected grainy malt and lemon hoppiness. Lemon taste induces a slight puckering of my lips.

M- Full. Smooth but crisp. Quite dry.

D- Very good. Not a big fan of that type of burnt cream of wheat grain profile but I like it. Has a general clean feel to it which helps with drinking lots.

I've never been to a biergarten but I think I'd like to be drinking something similar and at least as good as this.

Would buy it again.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clean clear golden, nice creamy white head, retained well with decent lacing
S - light biscuit malt, resiny hop smell with slight metallic odour
T - the biscuit malt quickly fades to resin and leaf hops, some tinny metallic taste, just classic german lager flavours
M - medium carbonation and light feel, dry and slightly bitter, overall refreshing
D - a very classic sessionable lager, is definitely a "purity law" compliant brew with a little more dry, which I enjoy

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