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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 06-30-2006)
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Reviews by nimrod979:
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.1/5  rDev -16%

On draft at the axe. Pours a very pale golden color with a small white head. Light malt aromas. Taste jumps out a bit more and has a great flavor. Decent German malts come through. Light sweetness to it. A good clean and slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable.

06-15-2011 22:50:53 | More by nimrod979
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oberon

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%

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!

05-10-2012 20:40:24 | More by oberon
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generallee

New York

3.95/5  rDev +7%

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.

07-20-2009 18:15:35 | More by generallee
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-16-2012 00:44:11 | More by Twifiter
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-10-2014 16:18:25 | More by henryclay_
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

07-26-2010 04:53:28 | More by Mora2000
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

05-27-2010 20:06:25 | More by JohnnyBarman
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skellock


2.25/5  rDev -39%

06-11-2012 13:45:31 | More by skellock
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-21-2011 04:03:06 | More by chickenm
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DrewS667

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%

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

06-24-2010 23:05:47 | More by DrewS667
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

02-03-2012 02:19:22 | More by ianjsullivan
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jbphoto88

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

02-13-2011 01:10:48 | More by jbphoto88
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-26-2013 00:19:38 | More by MJ63
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nickthegun12

Alabama

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

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

10-21-2010 23:39:29 | More by nickthegun12
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

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!

06-28-2009 23:51:13 | More by biboergosum
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

08-02-2010 18:32:52 | More by mintjellie
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javlin624

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-19-2013 06:28:40 | More by javlin624
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

08-09-2009 04:28:01 | More by Sammy
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Rootdog316

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

03-28-2011 17:15:55 | More by Rootdog316
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

09-22-2011 03:40:30 | More by zaphodchak
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-24-2014 20:11:16 | More by reaganrvltn
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

07-02-2008 13:29:25 | More by tempest
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plfahey

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

09-23-2011 05:12:12 | More by plfahey
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BeerCheese

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

07-30-2008 01:16:04 | More by BeerCheese
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agentorangebitter

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-03-2014 02:36:54 | More by agentorangebitter
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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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