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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wl0307 on 06-30-2006)
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Tford
4.93/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a dark golden straw colour with a pale yellow head that dissipates quickly.

S: Smells quite strongly, lots of grains with a little bit of hops and malt.

T: It tastes just like it smells, but better. Grains take a strong presence, but hops are also present with a slightly bitter and spicy, malty aftertaste; it’s quite a unique lager to have such noticeable spices.

M: It has a medium body with medium carbonation, typical for the type of beer.

O: This is yet another excellent beer from Germany and easily one of the best lagers I have had, if not the best.

Tford, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of lordsellers04
4.8/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

first off, let me just say Hacker pschorr products has to be some of the best beers ive ever had!

Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold
taste: Exceptional, it is the most smoothest beer ive ever had! no after taste whatsoever!

to sum it up everthing about this beer is just smooth and great tasting. it puts many other beers to shame..

lordsellers04, May 06, 2008
Photo of BodiesLexus
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

BodiesLexus, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of brfbeerdrinker
4.72/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

[Appearance]: Light golden yellow. Nice lacing as well.

[Smell]: I'd say there more of a honey smell than anything but its a very light odored beer.

[Foretaste]: Very sweet.

[Midflavor]: Same continues.

[Aftertaste]: slight hops bitterness followed by sweetness.

[Overall Flavor]: Awesome, very good beer top shelf indeed.

[Mouthfeel]: Light perfect carbonation.

[Drinkability]: Very easy to drink.

[Personal Recommendation]: Definately try this beer I'm sure you fall for it.

brfbeerdrinker, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of nycbeerfreak
4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pale straw in color with a thin white head that reduces itself to a very thin film with time. Carbonation is real good

S: Biscuity and honeyed malt notes are faint, but the hops give the beer notes lemon peel, and fresh greens.

T: Like the smell, but more intense. This resembles that, with sweet, fruity character. Hops lend their citrus, herbal profile, giving the beer a crisp, dry finish.

M: Light bodied and clean. It hits the palate, and then it's gone.

D: This beer has character for how mellow it is. Easy to drink, inexpensive, and very tasty. This is a session beer if I have ever experienced one. This beer ROCKS DUDE !!!!

nycbeerfreak, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of javlin624
4.5/5  rDev +22%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Kevin55, Sep 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

HankMissenheim, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of auxiliary
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Straw yellow color. Nice large fluffy head, and the lace stuck all the way till then end.

smell - Sweet taste up front and a mild hop taste at the end.

mouthfeel - Crisp and clean, light body.

drinkability - Very easy drinking beer, you could pound this, but I tried to enjoy it. Since this was from a limited edition gravity keg.

auxiliary, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of pweis909
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow with thick head that dissipates to reveal lacing around the glass; Aroma and tatse of sweet grainy malts -- so clean. Perfect viscosity in the mouth, lets you know you are not drinking water but, overall, thin enough and dry enough to be sooo drinkable. Begs me to ask the question, where are the good American lagers? I need to seek them out.

pweis909, May 21, 2010
Photo of Derek
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Incredibly clear, golden yellow with a white head, ring of retention leaves hints of lace.

S: Grassy & floral, slightly steelie hops, hints of bready malt.

T: Plenty of noble hop flavour here (floral and steelie grass), but the bitterness is fairly modest, allowing a hint of caramel sweetness to come through. Love the bready, continental malt.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body is smooth with a hint of residual sweetness.

D: A great drinker.

Why doesn't mass produced beer from the new world taste like this?

Derek, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of tavernjef
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Super clear bright and solid whitened gold color with some softly effervesced bubbles making there up thru the bright gold body. Slimming but strong, starchy white capping of foam creates a quick top to then leave a trace skim and a thin collar. Lacing is drippy with a few spots sticking and a couple casts of sporatic blobs.

Wonderfully clean, crisp, and brightly sweet with a fresh berry scent with a slight underscoring of cystal malt grain, trace hop leaf, and a pinch of soft lemon air.

Flavors are quite solid, a well deserving showcase for the style. Well tendered sweetness is clean, crisp, very well-rounded; berryish tone mixed with a stint of bread dough sweetness, no crusts please, and a nice touch and pulse of real grain goodness that lasts very well across the palate. Slight starchy dry finish with bready leftovers, airy lemon, and a puff of leafy hops. A nearly perfect taster for the style.

Body is just shy of medium, but the length is outstanding and actually seemd to gain a bready girth as it goes. Outstanding! The crispness is set forth with a gleem of short rounded snappyness. Then the sweetness rolls in from a malt load of fun twisted berry breads and lemon puff chewy cookies.

Delish!! A near perfect Helles Lager if there ever was one. Drinkable? You bet it is. Unwholly drinkable really. Yummy, yum, yum!

tavernjef, Dec 04, 2007
Photo of sachsich
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful hell. Appearance is a light golden. The smell and taste of bready malts. Not a strong hop flavor. Mouthfeel and drinkability are great. I really like this from Hacker Pschorr. A great example of this style with a bready flavor and low on hops.

sachsich, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of therica
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stuff is spectacular. Yeah as the previous reviewer mentioned (thankfully, after my frustrating fruitless search!) the US version is Munich Gold, and with the standard metal cap, not the nice German porcelaine version.

Great stuff!

A= It almost reminded me of a Kristl when I was pouring, lots of highly-active tiny bubbles and a near-clear-yellow color about like 7-Up. But, the experience was far more reassuring, and the appearance is one to appreciate (without fear).

S= heavenly; filled with all sorts of bountiful scents of fruitiness, honey, hints of lemon, slight bubblegum.

T= again, like the Smell although just slightly less powerful, maybe due to the carbonation. It's not a high-carbonation beer like crappy US lagers, nothing like that. Slight creamy aftertaste and hints of lemon even 5 minutes later. Very honey-overtone, otherwise very similar to a standard Munich.

M= nothing obtrusive, very nice feel and remaining for some time afterwards.

D= exceptional

therica, Oct 26, 2007
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4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had this from a 12-oz bottle

A: Pours a nice golden color; transparent; nice thick, foamy head that hangs around for a good amount of time.
S: mild aroma, a little hoppy, not overpowering at all. minimal citrus.
T: A nice full lager, good after taste, no bitterness, mod dryness that dissipates quickly. Enjoyable.
M: Again, not problems here. A full lager.
D: Could easily drink this bier all day. Goes down easy and tastes wonderful to boot.

Overall, this is another great bier from Hacker-Pschorr and one that all must try. Do yourself a favor and pick up a few of these and enjoy. Prosit!

nocheinsbitte, Aug 30, 2009
Photo of CrazyMike
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out with a thick golden appearance and white head. The smell is a sweet with a hint of citrus.

The taste is sweet and grainy, has a dry caramel aftertaste. The body is medium with decent carbonation.

Overall this is a very impressive beer, not overly thick and sweet at the same time, which makes it drinkable in most circumstances. Would highly recommend.

CrazyMike, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of sethcroisant
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- straw yellow with a finger of white head. phenomenal lacing

S- clean malt with barely a hint of hops. not much there

M- chewy texture with nice level of carbonation. very thick for the style

T- hops are aggressive and are present throughout. hops are spicy and grassy. considering the level of hops, it's still a fairly malty beer. finishes slightly dry.

O- a classic battle between hops and malt. i'm glad neither came out too dominant; this is really a beer to behold.

sethcroisant, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Pauly2X
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Utlra clear golden yellow poured 1 inch head which faded to a wisp which provided for solid lacing through much of the duration. Good carbonation is clearly evident.

S- Mild hop aroma followed by an even more mellow malt aroma. Very clean, good balance so far.

T- The smell serves as an excellent prelude to the taste. Hop and malt balance is simply wunderbar! Very clean and very refreshing. Personally I think this is about as light as a beer can get before it tastes watered down.

M- The mouthfeel is light but suits the style very well.

D- Light, refreshing, and still tastes good, yeah I could drink quite a few of these. Perhaps maybe even too many ;)

To me this what BMC should taste like if they stopped using so many adjuncts and spent a little more on some decent hops.

Pauly2X, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of Kinsman
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hacker-Pschorr was probably my favorite of the many different breweries I had the pleasure of trying out when in Germany so I decided to buy a bottle back here in the states so I could give at least the Helles a proper review.

Crystal clear golden body with a wispy white head rising to just a bit more than one finger thick.

Aroma is notably malty with some sweetness and a bit of a cereal grain aroma. Possibly some grassy hop aromas too but there seem rather faint.

Taste is full of malty sweetness and some toasted biscuity flavors. A light hop flavor adds in some balance too but nothing too bitter or assertive.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and clean making for a very refreshing lager. Beers like this remind me why I enjoy the various lager styles so much. Simple and straightforward but with a delicious refreshing taste.

Kinsman, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of Serge
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear gold, large diminishing fizzy white head. Smells sweet - honey and plastic, like many Canadian shitty lagers. Taste is simple, and honey-sweet, but floral and grassy with no crappy adjunct flavours - pretty nice, really. Light, mildly syrupy body, decent carbonation and a quick finish - very summery and drinkable.

Serge, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Rayek
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliant brass color with extremely active carbonation. Rocky white head has great retention and leaves heavy lace. One of the best looking beers I've had in awhile.

S: Pepper and cloves were the most prominent. Lemon and dry malts sneak in behind.

T: A very mild beer in a good way. Sweet maltiness up front is followed by a well balanced bitterness. Bitterness is mostly lemony, with a touch of pepper. Finishes extremely clean.

M: Light body is a little watery. Carbonation level is perfect.

D: A really great beer overall. I would happily revisit this one.

Rayek, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of RedSpecial1
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a clear golden yellow out of the bottle leaving a very small, white head that quickly fades. It smells very faintly of hops. It's a light smell, almost fruit like. This beer has a very smooth flavor, again with a faint hoppiness. The mouthfeel is just right for this style of beer, smooth and refreshing. This is a very drinkable beer.

RedSpecial1, May 04, 2010
Photo of Offa
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a good, tasty, solid Munich Helles, if not the best I've had.

Gold, it has a medium white head that steadily shrinks to a wispy top and ring with a little lace.

The aroma is very pleasant and clean, with a light but definite German/Munich character of bread, herbs, hints of lemon and pine.

The taste is a nice, good helles character also, light but with a solid character of toasty grain and bread with herbs, hints of lemon, honey, and pine. The grain and bread tend to dominate a bit. It has nice malt and hop presence and though light the flavour holds up well and does not degrade. Nothing tastes off or metallic. It's a tad on the sweet side, but just barely and it's very pleasant and easy to drink, yet lacks the great feel of the likes of Weihenstephaner.

Offa, Mar 17, 2009
Photo of MirkoCroCough
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into pint glass. Brewed on date marked on the bottle.

Good bready smell with sweet hop odor in there.

Crisp with malts followed by a nice and mellow hop flavor.

Great carbonation and clean finish, but not too dry. Almost like an opened Gerolsteiner mineral water but with a delicious beer taste.

These go down easy and are not filling. Drank twelve with ease and felt fine the next day. Simple, pure, good beer. Drink it.

MirkoCroCough, Feb 02, 2010
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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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