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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -39%

skellock, Jun 11, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -39%

AugustusRex, Apr 23, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Yellow with little head to speak of.

Smell - Not much of a smell at all. I had to really stick my nose in the glass and inhale deeply to get a hint of anything. I could pick up some sweet malt, and a hint of European hops with a touch of skunk.

Taste - The dominant taste here is sweetness. Sweetness straight to the fore, not rich malt sweetness, but one dimensional metallic sweetness. Not much else going on at all.

This beer is refreshing and goes down easy, but does not present anything memorable or notable.

, May 09, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

tourdot, Jul 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

DasBoot2112, Sep 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Soto, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Beerisgood3
2.78/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass:

A: Pours a golden straw. Finger and a half white head that dissipates into a film. Leaving zero lacing around the glass. Looks fairly generic..but that's to be expected of the style. Looks refreshing at least.

S: I smelled something briefly right after the pour, but it went away quickly. Had some sweet and citrus notes. Smelled good while it lasted but it now smells like absolutely nothing. Like air. Do i rate this a 1.0 or is that honor reserved for something that actually smells off putting? I'll call it a 2.0 - not impressed.

T: Starts a bit sour then rounds out into faint sweetness of malts. Leaves the mouth with a very light hit of hops, mostly on the roof of my mouth as opposed to my tongue. Overall, not really that flavorful. Pretty average at best. As it warms up the sour/bitter note in the front intensifies...and the subtle sweet finish becomes no where to be found...the beer finishes into...nothing. no flavor.

M: Having an odd thing occur here. Half of my mouth feels like it has some sticky feeling.. but the roof of my mouth finishes completely clean. Not really sure what's going on.

D: Definitely drinkable because it's fairly light in flavor (i'd call it lacking). You could drink 10 of these if you cared to. Good summer beer i suppose. I'd have a few of these while grilling out or something. It's not worse than bud light.

Overall, not really that impressed...especially for the $12 price tag i had to pay for a 6er from my local distributor. Wouldn't pay that price again, but i'll take it over a bud light if i'm fishing in a tub at a party.... As far as micro beers go...this is as average as they come, and that might be generous.

Note: i finished the whole 6 pack over a few days and had this exact impression every single time. Also kind of shocked to see that i have the LOWEST review of this beer. Maybe i got a bad 6pack?

Beerisgood3, Nov 12, 2010
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2.8/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: bright gold. creamy bright white head as well. a sliver of retention with some reasonable retention.

S: grainy, bready sweet pils malt. a definitive spice and earth from a german hop variety.

T: smooth pilsner malt. low sweetness but plenty of grain. a bit of mineral/metallic flavor. something weird going on here. slight touch of hops as well.

M: medium and light. average.

D: everything was good up until the taste. something seems off here. too much metal.

Jimmys, Apr 20, 2011
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2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden straw, half finger of white head, bright, strong carbonation, no lace, ring of retention.

S - Corn is strong, noble hop,.

T - Corn, grain, noble hop, a little floral.

M - Good Carb, light body, sweet finish.

O/D - A weak effort for a bavarian lager. I was expecting a quality helles and i got a run of the mill lager. Not worth revisiting. Drinkable and barely passable

tbeckett, Feb 09, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12 oz bottle, produced on date of 03/08.

Appearance is pale straw with a fizzy head that recedes quickly and leaves little lace or spotting.

Smell is clean grain, very sweet to the smell, clear and watery aroma. Smell of corn and light DMS.

Taste is grain in the flavor of hominy corn. that grainy earthy flavor that lends itself to traditional Mexican and Indian food. Like good corn tortillas and masa. The chewy hominy flavor is straight out and up front. Not much for hops here.

Refreshing beer that would go well with a bowl of menudo or some barbacoa burritos.

wheatyweiss, Sep 20, 2008
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2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a very clear, bright yellow gold into a pint mug, small head, with no lacing, but beautiful clarity bumps it up.

S: Very grainy, almost wheaty, pasta-like malt smells, with a hint of lemony hops.

T: Taste is different than most Helleses I have had before. A grainy, almost Saltine-like taste hits the palate, a tad stale, even though the date shows the beer is not that old. Some good hop notes hold it together, but overall, a bit of a letdown.

M: Clean and crisp, typical lager, good carbonation.

D: A little less than average for a Helles, would be a good summer beer, but there are better examples out there of this refreshing style, probably won't buy again.

Halcyondays, Oct 07, 2007
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2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Produced on date on front label. It was a clear pale yellow color with a few carb bubbles here and there but no lacing. It had an average sized fizzy white head that quickly settled to nothing.

The aroma was standard for the style - bready, biscuity, wet dog. The taste was average. Better than a BMC but not a solid craft offering. Goes down easy but you don't really remember it.

Overall, a decent beer that I only recommend if you like the style. To be fair, the style is not one of favorites so you may enjoy more than I did. For me, one and done.


TexIndy, May 01, 2009
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2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells and tastes of wheat, very bread-like. The translucent, yellow color is barely appetizing. Very thin body makes it easy to drink, not like a lawnmower but easy to have a few pints at a bar. Some citrus in the flavor and a very, very, very little amount of hop apparent in aftertaste. Not much impressive about it really, seems just like having a generic beer.

BirdFlu, Sep 04, 2008
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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clean gold color lager with a medium foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of grainy malt with clean notes of cereal is refreshing. Taste is also dominated by grainy cereal with dry finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad overall too a bit too grainy for my own taste. A bit one-dimensional and not that refreshing - I will stick with weizen.

Phyl21ca, Jun 01, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a clear gold/yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is a fair amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for a few minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - breads/grains, pale malts, a grassiness, corn syrup

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and it feels fairly creamy. The taste is made up of lots of breads/grains mixed with a corn syrup sweetness and a little bit of pilsner skunk. There are also notes of pale malts, hay/straw, and a slightly metallic taste. The beer finishes with a bready/corn syrup sweet aftertaste.

Drink - I really wasn't a big fan of this beer.. I found myself wishing I had bought something else instead.

spinrsx, Jan 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ejimhof, Sep 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

davidwhatshisnam, May 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

brez8791, Mar 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

bsopko, Mar 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

DuncanMcBommer, Mar 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jophish17, Dec 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
83 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.