Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Reviews: 225
Hads: 486
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 06-30-2006

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
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. (482 characters)

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
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. (629 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
2.8/5  rDev -24.9%
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 (384 characters)

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
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. (515 characters)

Photo of peensteen
3.43/5  rDev -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. (452 characters)

Photo of jsprain1
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (443 characters)

Photo of SebD
3.32/5  rDev -11%
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. (580 characters)

Photo of tonyf55
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
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. (868 characters)

Photo of evlu1441
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (485 characters)

Photo of Vashtar
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (271 characters)

Photo of drpimento
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing special to look at, but a decent pale lager nonetheless. Poured with a smallish white head that soon settled down to just a bit and no lace. Color is a clear, yellow gold with perfect bubble trails up the center. Aroma reminds me of German pilsner, malt, grass, grain, hop. Flavor's not as hoppy. Clean, balanced, with tang to balance the sweetness of the malt and just a bit of hop bitterness to round things out. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and short to medium long. Session beer. (520 characters)

Photo of plfahey
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Medium gold color, good clarity, and spotty white lace.

Aroma-Rich, bready malt with light toasted biscuit character is the first smell, with sweet, cereal and Pils malt following closely behind. VERY light noble hops in the aroma do next to nothing to temper the malt. Impressively malty for it's light color.

Flavor-Bread and biscuit with a hint of toast, followed by sweet Pils malt. Well attenuated, so it finishes moderately dry, even though the hop bitterness is quite low. Just enough noble hop flavor in the finish to let you know that the beer was brewed with hops.

Mouthfeel-Medium body, moderately high carbonation. Impressively crisp due to high carbonation-refreshing.

Extremely clean and complex malt flavors make this a great representation of a Munich Helles-which are pretty damn hard to find. But really, from Hacker-Pschorr, would you expect anything less? Good stuff. (947 characters)

Photo of zaphodchak
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The American imported version "Munich Gold."

One finger sudsy white head, clear-yellow body, plenty of bubbles.

Smells faintly of lemonade-- there's a trace of pale malt in there as well.

Some hop bite to this one (for a German) at the front and more so at the end. Mellower, but still citrusy and faintly metallic in the middle.

A bit prickly, but pretty standard mouthfeel.

This bottle may be past its prime. I recall Hacker-Pschorr being better in recent memory. (470 characters)

Photo of barleyroad
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a nice appearance, Has a nice hoppy bite, very drinkable. Smell is average, but better than most euro beers. Not a bad beer, has a nice mouthfeel and an over all ok taste.We agree this is a good beer to have once or twice.. Could be fridge worth. We still like the home team. (294 characters)

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle, this brew poured a dark yellow-golden color color with a virginal-white thin cap of foam. The aroma is a sweet bread malty affair. The flavor is par for the course. The grain coats the mouth, somewhere a fruity ghost hovers. The beer exits with just a hint of sulfur on the palate. Could be a little cleaner, but not a bad beer. (347 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap in Lodi.

A: Served a clear light golden yellow with a quarter inch of white head that slowly faded into a frothy film that left great sheets of lacing down the pint glass.
S: A bit of cracked grains, bread and citrus. Doughy all around.
T: Cracked grains, spicy hops, and a bit of lemon are all I get. There is a slight bitterness to the finish. Pretty straight forward.
M: Tingly light carbonation over a light body. The finish is more viscous after the carbonation dies down in my mouth.
O: Light, fairly refreshing, but not all that clean. Not a bad drink though. (577 characters)

Photo of fx20736
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle has a freshness date of 5/12. Poured into a mug.

Rich gold, active array of tiny carbonated bubbles. 1 finger white head dissipates quickly, slight lacing.

Lager aroma of bready malt and faint noble hop spicness.

mouthfeel is full with zingy carbonation.

Taste: malt and hops are balanced and finish clean and fairly dry.

Notes: well crafted German Lager, doesn't really stand out of the pack. At 5.5% abv not really a sessioner. Nothing wrong with this beer at all, easy to drink but I prefer several other Helles from Munich more. (544 characters)

Photo of IPA35
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale Gold, white head.

Smells German: grainy, hoppy etc. Good for a lager.

Taste is a little watery but it has nice mild grainy malts and hops in it. Bit of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

A good and rare lager that destroys the common macrobrews. (260 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 330 ml. bottle stamped 06/11-L15601Y. Sampled on August 20, 2011. The pour is straw yellow with golden hues and a nice enough lingering head. The aroma is bold with German malts with a more subtle biscuit and buttery note. The body is pretty creamy and about medium. The taste is very traditionally German with big malts, sugar sweetness, mildly grainy, and smoothly bitter. It fits in well on a hot summer day. (420 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a pale, golden yellow color with a bubbly body. It had a fluffy, one finger head of creamy, white foam. It left some sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral and of cut grass. Not much else.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and had a grassy/spicy bitter bite. Good balance of sweet and spice.

M - It was smooth and light bodied. It had a crisp, dry finish, too.

O - This is a nice Munich Helles Lager. Not my favorite style, but I love trying beers from Germany, (490 characters)

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a .5l mug...

A - Color is a bright golden color with a nice creamy head that dissipates rather quickly, leaves a nice sticky lacing, little activity

S - Phenols and malt, Butter, toffee and grass

T - Pretty basic boring malt up front, similar to a macro. Corn and honey round out on the tongue. Biscuit-y aftertaste, a bit metallic as well

M - Bit heavy, some cloying sweetness sticks to the palate a little too long for my liking.

O - Super average, nothing I wouldn't have again, but certainly nothing to go looking for either (558 characters)

Photo of ZorPrime
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is golden, very clear with a nice white head that disappear quickly. The aroma presents some wheat notes and malts. Timid aroma. Very light. On the taste, it is floral with a very light bitterness. This taste like a typical german lager. Fresh. Dry. Easy drinking beer. Refreshing. Watery. Light body with some carbonation. Nice but nothing more. (352 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle - Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Before: 08/11.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow body with right at one finger worth of snow white foam.

Smell: Grainy-scented cereal maltiness, a lightly grassy hop inclusion and a plain background note of sulphur.

Taste: Crisped-up cereal maltiness, lightly grainy, and brushed with sweet golden syrup. Very low level of grassiness from the hops with just a touch of bitterness. Small speck of candied lemon peel. Still, the golden syrup perks right back up and carries you past the soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A decent, easy-drinking Munich helles. (665 characters)

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pils glass. Pours a very nice golden color with champaign type bubbles very thin head though and very little lacing.

Aroma is nice. Nice lager pils aroma. Nice malty aroma with a bit of hay.

Taste is the same. Great pils taste. Crisp. Maltier than other pils but good.

Mouthfeel could use a bit more carb IMO. Nice and crisp dry finish. A bit maltier than other pils though.

Overall a tasty pils. Would have it again for sure. (444 characters)

Photo of HockeytownBrew
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale gold with a two finger width head that dissipates over time. Moderate lacing left behind.

S: Scent is grainy with sweet malts, slight hops. Hints of spice as well.

T: As with the scent, grainy with sweet malts. Good amount of noble hops along with earthy notes and a slight metallic hint in the aftertaste.

M: Light to medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Finishes smooth and clean - nice and refreshing.

D: Very easy drinking here.

Nice German beer. (522 characters)

Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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