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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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83
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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 stevecee2003:
Photo of stevecee2003
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%

APPEARANCE; A cloudy yellow-ish hue. Slight head that has some staying power

SMELL: There are the malts and some dough. The hops are present but in the background.

TASTE: While it has the bebefits of a good Belgian export, the maltiness taste. there is something in there that is a slight disappointment for me. Sadly I can't point to what it is exactly. That is my failing. There are some who undoubetly willlike this import, if you can get it.

MOUTHFEEL & DRINKABILITY: The full thick feeling of malts. It even feels think going down your throat. As for drinkability it seems TOO malty for me. One or two is alli can take, as an apetizer.

NOTES: Overall a fine Helles lager. Just not great for me.

stevecee2003, Jan 08, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
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!

oberon, May 10, 2012
Photo of generallee
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.

generallee, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of Twifiter
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Twifiter, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of henryclay_
4/5  rDev +8.4%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of JohnnyBarman
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.

JohnnyBarman, May 27, 2010
Photo of skellock
2.25/5  rDev -39%

skellock, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +8.4%

chickenm, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of DrewS667
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

DrewS667, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of ianjsullivan
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.

ianjsullivan, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of jbphoto88
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.

jbphoto88, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of nickthegun12
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

nickthegun12, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
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!

biboergosum, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of mintjellie
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.

mintjellie, Aug 02, 2010
Photo of javlin624
4.5/5  rDev +22%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of Rootdog316
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.

Rootdog316, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of zaphodchak
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.

zaphodchak, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of reaganrvltn
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

reaganrvltn, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of tempest
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.

tempest, Jul 02, 2008
Photo of plfahey
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.

plfahey, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of BeerCheese
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.

BeerCheese, Jul 30, 2008
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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
83 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.