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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%

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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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Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

Serving type: can

06-28-2009 23:51:13 | More by biboergosum
Photo of BlakeAJurgens


3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - bright golden color, very light. White foam, 2 fingers, nice carbonation bubbles.

S- the hops overpower the smell, which is not overly strong. Definitely the week point of the beer

T - As a Export beer, a very good taste. Light hops with a hint of vanilla. The beginning is rather sweet and the end has a little bitterness, though not unpleasant.

M-very light and smooth, a slight tingle with a medium-to-light body.

O-A simple beer, but very well made. One of the better exports I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 19:19:51 | More by BlakeAJurgens
Photo of metter98

New York

3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bready malts and noble hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is dominated by flavors of bready malts with hints of sweetness. No hops are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice malty flavors that taste true to the style but seems like it could use a little more hops to balance things out.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 00:25:45 | More by metter98
Photo of damndirtyape


3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Shaker pint glass. Best before 04/13, L11521c.

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold. Thin white head with an occasional strand or small sheet of persistent lacing.

Smell: Clean malt, not much else.

Taste: Nice simple malt with a clean finish. Some noble hop herbal bitterness at the end. Very typical Helles.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, slick. Just a tad sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable albeit mild. Like all Helles, finely tuned to be drank in mass quantity with food, but otherwise nothing special. Went well with pizza and salad tonight, but I think I would tire of it by itself it I had it without food. Admittedly, I wonder if this beer would be more notable in flavor if it was before the best by date, but it's not that far gone so hard to say.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 22:48:50 | More by damndirtyape
Photo of LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is presented beautifully in the old fashioned swing top bottle. It pours with an appetising foamy head that sticks around to the end of the drink and leaves very good lacing. Carbonation is medium. The smell is very pleasant and typically German. It has a herbacious hop aroma with just a hint of mint and is similar to a German pilsener in this respect. The taste is a masterclass in balance and refinement. There is a suggestion of honey and lemon with a slight pilsener style bitterness and satisfying bready malt notes. It feels great in the mouth and slides down very easily. I could happily drink several of these in a row.

The only downside is that it is hard to find and tends to be over 3 British pounds here in the UK. Still that's no more than the pints of bad lager available in our pubs and therefore a good argument for not going out! I would describe this as a great benchmark for the lager style. There are enough subtle complexities here to keep things interesting. This bavarian classic doesn't have the wow factor of some IPAs or stouts or even some of the better craft lagers but it is well balanced and a great beer that simply tastes like a standard lager ought to. Recommended

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 12:02:01 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Photo of Slatetank


3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bottle purchased from Wegman's poured chilled into a pokal

The color is deep golden as the name implies with thick soapy white head with fine bead with very good retention and lasting lace. The smell is very grain oriented with light sweet odor and mild yeast ester with slight floral hop and toasted malt aroma. The feel is very good with mild sweetness and moderate carbonation with a smooth malt profile with light yeast impression and semi-dry finish with low alcohol influence.

The flavor has a nice gentle taste of pilsner malt with a light nutty quality and low bitterness in the taste with generally clean yeast tastte with mild diacetyl in the middle with grain and malt dominant with some mineral accents. Overall this is a quaffable lager with a nice drinkable quality I would buy this again pretty decent example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 02:47:34 | More by Slatetank
Photo of IchLiebeBier


3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale; gold; clear; effervescent; medium head; dissipated quickly

Aroma: Malty; sweet; light hops; dried fruit

Taste: Very smooth; flavorful; well balanced; overall very drinkable; crisp; refreshing

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 13:36:13 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint at Katzenjammers.

A: Golden, clear, medium head, good lacing.

S: Munich style malt, apple.

T: Honey, Munich malt, apple. Seemed a bit more subtle than other stronger Helles style beers.

M: Crisp texture, well carbonated, slightly coarse edge from the carboantion.

O: Good palate cleasner, refreshing and a good alternative to Augustiner.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2013 13:29:08 | More by jonb5
Photo of BigBarley


4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright, clean gold. Inviting bubbles, a very active crown of white lager foam. Looks like a great golden lager from first sight.

S - Noble hops, crisp, golden notes of biscuity malt. Sweet, honey-like. Smells similar to a pilsner but less sharp.

T - Delicious! smooth flavor, also similar to a pilsner, but with a round malty balance behind it all. Very balanced, very intriguing.

M - light and drinkable, not too carbonated. Thicker than a pilsner, but still feels similarly refreshing.

O - The best thing I can compare this to is a pilsner with an emphasis on balance. Same charms, but less hop-oriented and more well-rounded. A surprisingly delicious lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 17:07:23 | More by BigBarley
Photo of sethcroisant


4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 22:21:28 | More by sethcroisant
Photo of MAUEX_MFA

Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden with a nice malty aroma. Tastes refreshing and pure with just the right amount of hops and maltiness. No adjunct or off-flavors detected. Quenches thirst, but has a nice backbone; superlative dinner beer. Not a complex tsunami of taste, but this style is not designed for that. An excellent choice for playing music, telling stories and drinking all night.

This beer has the flavor I taste on my mind's tongue when I reminisce about travels through Germany.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 23:14:47 | More by MAUEX_MFA
Photo of Serge

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 06:51:50 | More by Serge
Photo of DrDemento456


3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Not much head to this but it does make for a good lace ring. Color is a semi-hazy golden yellow.

S - Sweet malts and hops in the nose with mild corn.

T - Fairly clean, hops seem to be sweeter than most Helles lagers I had had but it does have a hoppy finish with a slight twang of alcohol. Not bad.

M - Light to medium in body very easy to drink.

Overall a great German beer with a smooth body and nice flavors pretty much on par for the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 04:33:48 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of biteme398


3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a variety pack. 11.2 oz bottle labeled Munich Gold, gotta be the same thing though. Pours very pale yellow, almost like an American lager but with a more substantial and lingering head. Reminds of the more "mainstream" European lagers, such as Harp. A fresh smell that I can't quite place me. The taste reminds me of a Czech lager, nothing to any extreme but all very crispy and clean. Although I can only seem to compare this to other beers, it is still able to carve a niche as a solid beer on its own, albeit not outstanding in most respects.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 02:20:06 | More by biteme398
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 20:40:24 | More by oberon
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 7/2012.

Pours a crystal clear gold with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, grass, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is of grain and grassy flavors up front with a slight sweet fruit flavor on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good lager but nothing that really stands out to me.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 06:01:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Vigorous pour into a Pilsner glass. Head non existent after one minute, just a single layer of fine bubbles, like a cheap Eurolager. Clear, golden body with several strings of slow moving bubbles. Smells malty, a woody sort of malt.

T: First sip reveals a clean, inoffensive ordinary lager infused with caramel and grass. Not particularly complex but very drinkable. I'm getting a slight ammoniac, pissy flavour, but not of much significance. Appropriate bitterness and carbonation. Mouthfeel probably just right. Not unpleasant aftertaste: bitterness, honey and bread.

O: Worthy of respect but nothing to get excited about.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 17:17:30 | More by Hoppsbabo
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 17:38:45 | More by tbeckett
Photo of ianjsullivan


3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 02:19:22 | More by ianjsullivan
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale clear golden colour, one finger of white head, some lace at the top of the glass. Smell is malt and biscuity, bready notes, sweet floral scents, mild grassy hop presence. Taste is full of biscuity malt, semi sweet notes, grassy and floral flavours present throughout, lightly hoppy with mild bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium body, creamy and delicate, nice feel. Fairly good, wont reach for this too often but its fairly clean and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 12:06:53 | More by peensteen
Photo of jsprain1


3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light clear golden. Thin white head with minimal retention.
S- Smell is sweet malty grainy character. There is a light hoppiness to it.
T- A clean grainy sweetness. There is just a touch of earthyness. Just a touch. A light grassyness in the finish.
M- Light body. It's just a touch dry, but only somewhat so. Low carbonation for the style.
O- Easy drinking. Not particularly distinct, but its score gets bumped up for how drinkable it is.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2011 00:21:49 | More by jsprain1
Photo of SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: It has a nice pale yellow/golden colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quite fast and has very minimal lacing.

Smell: The aromas give out hints of bready a slightly grainy malts with some light noble hops in the back.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a dominant and sweet malt flavour giving out some bready and grainy notes with some light noble and slightly grassy hops in the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a light balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavours and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 14:10:26 | More by SebD
Photo of tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 500ml bottle into a Lager glass.

Visual (3): Single finger thick, tight bubble head. Typical lager yellow-gold color with visual carbonation. High clarity. Head dissipates but leaves a thin white cap. No lacing.

Aroma (2.5): Very light malts. Weak aroma of dough. Little to no hops or yeast smell. Scents of hay.

Taste (3.5): light acidity. Malt flavors are light, overpowered by hoppy/grassy flavors. Crisp with an initial bitterness that fades. Typical of a pale lager.

Mouthfeel (3.5): light pale lager body with a dry texture. Leaves little lasting impressions. Light alcohol undertones. Moderate carbonation that fades into a smooth flow over the pallet.

Overall (3.5): suits the style and does it well. Malts in the smell but is balanced by hoppy and malty flavor. A typical lager, no defining characteristics except the thin film of white head.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 00:11:18 | More by tonyf55
Photo of evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug with a widget, this beer has a lovely pale golden colour and a nice finger of fine fluffy (almost creamy-looking) head.

The aroma is dominated by grassy hops and some slightly bready malt aromas.

The flavour is crisp and clean. The malt profile is light and slightly grainy, but without tasting like watered-down cereal or something It has some nice grassy hops towards the end.

Overall, this is a highly drinkable pale lager with good flavours, and no real flaws.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 22:27:39 | More by evlu1441
Photo of Vashtar


3.9/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 02:22:11 | More by Vashtar
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