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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sunny goldenrod edged with bleached lemon peel. An enthusiastic pour has produced an eggshell colored chunk of foam that is currently filling the upper half of the pint glass. There's a great deal of character with respect to both head and lace. Good looker.

The aroma is pretty solid as well, although it doesn't go the extra kilometer and earn the bigger score. Untoasted grain leads the way, followed by the usual German hoppiness. There are no surprises... and no disappointments.

Munchner Gold (Munich Gold for us Americans) is pretty solid on the palate as well. It's nicely constructed and definitely doesn't scrimp on ingredients. It might be simple style preference, but there are other offerings from this brewery that I like better.

As in the nose, sweetish cereal grains are the flavor focal point. Herbal hops are allowed to accent, but aren't permitted to run wild. Actually, I can't think of a single German beer that's stuffed full of hops. Too much tradition to adhere to.

The mouthfeel has some meatiness to it. Since I'm a big proponent of bigger than average mouthfeels, the score will be chosen accordingly. The center is lightly chewy and the edges are smooth and rounded. Good use of bubbles too.

Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold is a tried-and-true, if less than exciting, Munich helles lager. I have little doubt that it's much better (and probably more exciting) when consumed in a Munchen biergarten. 'Since 1417' is nothing to sneeze at. No gesundheits here.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 13:43:04 | More by BuckeyeNation
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This tastes a lot like their regular Eden-hell but with a smoother more rounded finish. The beer is no surprise ; gold in colour with a refreshing saaz nose. The taste is clean and fairly uncomplicated but with enough going on to place above mere patio fodder. Rounded finish with a bit of sweetness, this is a nice lager that scares no one but stands up to scutiny.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2009 17:06:23 | More by canucklehead
Photo of bluegrassbrew


3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This beer poured a crystal clear golden color with a good sized white head.

Smell was buttery and bit herbal.

Taste was also buttery with a hint of herbal yeastiness. Finishes with a slightly woody note.

Overall, a fine brew. Easy to drink and very clean flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 06:46:40 | More by bluegrassbrew
Photo of WYVYRN527


3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle...

A- Pours a golden straw color with a thick white head that eventually thins to a few millimeters thick. Carbonation is that of sparkling wine, lines of tiny bubble rising quickcly to the surface.

S- At first, the scent is malt, sweet and almost honeyed in a way. It follows up with a crisp, but slight hop aroma.

T- Upon the first sip, the taste is malty, with hints of honey. There is a slight grassy, yet citrusy character in the middle, followed by a crisp, dry hop finish.

M- It's there, then it isn't. Light to medium bodied, the beer slides along the palate as it goes down.

D- I found this beer to be rather tasty, and easy to drink. It's definitely a session brew. It was surly worth the try, and I would drink it again if I was in the mood for it.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 04:32:14 | More by WYVYRN527
Photo of bigdeuce


4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is just one solid well rounded, highly quaffable brew. Goes good with the holidays with all the shellfish. Pours a nice pillowy head, smells of slight honey, german hops and slight citris, lemony perhaps. Great tasting, goes down smoothly with a bit of twangy hops on the back end. Nice lacing down the glass, has a clean, crisp mouthfeel to it. It should be in everyone's fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 14:28:29 | More by bigdeuce
Photo of yemenmocha


4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours.... yes, gold, with a very slight haze. Head is generous, white, and retains well.

Nose is light citrus, maybe some peach or honeydew, and a faint metallic component.

Palate is pleasantly malty sweet, nice and crisp overall with hops, and finishes rather clean.

Easy drinking, inoffensive, and a nice example to pair with traditional German fare.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2008 00:03:19 | More by yemenmocha
Photo of DoubleJ


3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a stange, on to the beer:

Pale straw gold color, big billowy head on top of this beer. Aroma....husky grain, lemon-like sweetness, grassy-sweet too. Yeah, it's sweet smelling with a bit of dry husk. Taste...simple, light, and straightforward. Mild malt sweetness and a bit of grassy hop and wood. The key here is balance in the flavor. Good biting crispness on the tongue, but otherwise it's smooth and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 03:02:26 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of avalon07

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a flute glass. Had a bright golden color and a clear texture. There was about a half inch of long-lasting head and some good lacing.

S: Smelled strongly of malt, more than anything else, though hops were present.

T: The malt came through the most, along with some yeast and hops. An OK taste, but it didn't knock my socks off.

M: A fair amount of carbonation and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: While I'm not a huge fan of the style, this was a nicely done beer. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 21:51:04 | More by avalon07
Photo of yelterdow

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a recent sixer from the local corner store. Freshness date reads 05/08, this is served in a German stange at fridge temperature.

Appaearance- Crystal clear medium gold, this supports a two to three finger crisp white head. Looks clean and refreshing.

Smell- Husky malts, punchy hops... it's real clean and honest. No guessing this is a Helles lager from the homeland.

Taste- I am no fan of the taste here... there is a stringent, husky malt backbone that defers to a clean, yet unpleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Smooth and nicely effervescent, it drinks quite well. Unfortunately the overall flavor profile dictates my own drinkability rating, and I'd go elsewhere for the perfect Munich Helles. I could do without the "gold".

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 22:54:34 | More by yelterdow
Photo of DefenCorps


3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, bottled May 2008. Very confusing as the label says Munich Gold Finest Lager, 12oz of Ale. WTF?

A: Pours a brilliant light golden with a ton of carbonation and a gorgeous white head that has great retention. Bright and attractive, there's some patchy foam/lace as i drink this.

S: Mild sweet, bready, doughy and a little bit of a corn-like aroma. Mild presence of butterscotch. This isn't among the better ones I've had

T: Starts off mildly hoppy with a hint of earthy hop character. The palate is dominated by malts, though - lots of bready, doughy malt with some butterscotch detectable on the finish that's dry

M: Great carbonation and light in body, this beer is pretty good on the palate with a pleasing, dry finish

D: I've had better and am not really enjoying this too much.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 20:54:10 | More by DefenCorps
Photo of billybob


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a light golden with a one finger white head that fades quickly with a light lace on the glass. nose is weak with malt and slight hop aroma. taste of sweet malt slightly bready with some hops. its light not much body to it good beer for a hot day is the best i can say for it.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 00:43:06 | More by billybob
Photo of bozebus17


3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear bright yellow. There is a soft white head; carbonation bubbles race to the surface.

The scent is of soft grainy malt, and some spicy hops. The nose isn't extremely strong on this one.

The flavor is full of sweet malt. There are definite grassy notes, and a bit of spice from the hops. The graininess is here as well. It feels light and slightly creamy in the mouth. It goes down clean and easy.

This is a good warm weather beer. It is tasty, yet light. I will definitely be drinking more of this next summer. A good BBQ beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 04:08:24 | More by bozebus17
Photo of wheatyweiss


2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 22:57:34 | More by wheatyweiss
Photo of BirdFlu

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2008 03:06:09 | More by BirdFlu
Photo of BeerCheese


4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 01:16:04 | More by BeerCheese
Photo of Rayek


4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 15:08:52 | More by Rayek
Photo of mhewes


3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A : Pours a clear yellow-golden color with about a finger's worth of white head that goes down pretty quickly

S : Bready malts with just a touch of hops

T : Mainly a bready malt flavor with a nice hop crispness at the finish to balance it out.

M : Light and crisp. A little on the thin side.

D : Another fine German beer that's easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2008 00:18:32 | More by mhewes
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light and grainy malts with a touch of hops.

T: The taste is light but bready with flavors of lager yeast, some malt sweetness and some spice. There's a mild hops presence that provides a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice lighter beer with a little bit of substance that it worth drinking for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 01:48:43 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of tempest


3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 13:29:25 | More by tempest
Photo of Absumaster


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

A clear, darkish golden beer with a settling head.

Smell is strong malty with thick, dextrine notes and some straw.

Taste is very malty and chewy, notes of munich and crystal malts make the beer very heavy. A nice bitterness, which is clean and balances the malt. Body is actually quite thin for it's malty taste. Yeast leaves little taste, just the bottom fermented tastes.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 18:12:46 | More by Absumaster
Photo of Dodo2step


3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle

A- Pours a clear wheat yellow color.a decent half finger head hits the top but little lacing is left.

S- malt wheat and barley. There arent any spices in the beer that i can smell.

T- dry wheat and hay. The malts are very sweet as well. It is like i put sugar in my beer. A sour after lag though from the alcohol. Its like sour patch kids almost.

M-dry and sour. full bodided and it feels like i am eating the beer almost. Smooth and crisp.

D- The after taste makes it hard for me to want more of this beer. It is decent but not a great german beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 01:04:12 | More by Dodo2step
Photo of BEERchitect


3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer here, but somehow I expected more. The beer begins with a medium straw color, abundance of carbon dioxide, but with light head retention and only a trace of retention. Aromas of pilsner malt set the tone, but may include some toasted Vienna malt as well. Light hints of corn, and cereal grains, but no harshness- only malty sweet notes. Flavors are more malty than the aroma suggests- impressive here. Again hints of corn (dms) hide in the sweetness. Strong pilsner flavors with a hint of maltiness found in Vienna lagers. Hops are light, maybe too light and provide an herbal flavor, but could use bolder grass flavors and bittering. No real astringency in the textures, but the beer weighs a little heavier on the toung than desired. Certainly a quality brew here, but the heavy sweetness, light hopping, and sulfide notes offers opportunity for improvement.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 03:04:04 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of Traquairlover


3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A = Clear pale yellow with decent white head, fairly good retention, light lacing left on glass.

S = Light scents of fresh wet grains, earthy hops, fairly subdued smells.

T = Light grains with slight white pepper at mid-palate, bitterness shows up in a long finish.

M = Medium-light body, good mouthcoating, decent carbonation level.

D = Good refreshing, drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 23:59:03 | More by Traquairlover
Photo of lordsellers04


4.8/5  rDev +29.7%
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..

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2008 05:44:41 | More by lordsellers04
Photo of scruffwhor


3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden sunshine, not a lot of head after a hard pour. A few bubbles coming from the bottom of my glass. The aroma is a dry, grassy malt with maybe a hint of something limey. The first taste is a sweet malt, then quickly turns into something more dry. A little mineraly, but still sweet. The palate is a weet, dry, yet smooth palate. Great combination, making for a very easy to drink beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2008 02:25:50 | More by scruffwhor
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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