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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of BlakeAJurgens
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

BlakeAJurgens, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dmorgan310, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of dfaranha
4/5  rDev +8.4%

dfaranha, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Fakexican
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Fakexican, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +8.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of BodiesLexus
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

BodiesLexus, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

metter98, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of javlin624
4.5/5  rDev +22%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jaydoc, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

dcmchew, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Soto
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Soto, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of damndirtyape
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

damndirtyape, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of DasBoot2112
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

DasBoot2112, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Kevin55
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Kevin55, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.7%

ejimhof, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

CurtisD, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
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

My mark out of one hundred would be 87.

LagerCognoscenti, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Slatetank, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

trevorpost, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of bsiahma
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

bsiahma, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of HATS4BATS
4/5  rDev +8.4%

HATS4BATS, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of tourdot
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

tourdot, Jul 26, 2013
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
83 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.