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Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: slitherySOB on 04-16-2012)
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TheVenerableMead

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pilsner

A - An almost golden yellow that is perfectly clear. Quickly dissipating short head that leaves a similarly described lace.

S - The faint smell of pilsner malt.

T - Pilsner malt. A bit sweet with just a tinge of hops.

M - Unexpectedly full in the mouth despite all other attributes.

O - If the bottle didn't say "helles" I'd have sworn it was a slightly stronger version of a pilsner. Good body, but little taste. It's not bad at all- just doesn't live up to what I expect from something called helles.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 01:58:40 | More by TheVenerableMead
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-28-2014 02:58:44 | More by wrightst
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This one reminds me more of a pilsner in flavor than a typical helles, which I think of as emphasizing the malt. Granted, the malt structure is more robust than an average pilsner, and the aroma is not as hoppy. So sort of a cross of the classic styles. And I like it. In fact, after taking a break of a couple weeks before returning to this, the last bottle of the 6-pack, I am really appreciating it at new levels. Much more than the sum of its parts. In the glass, it's a brilliant gold with a couple of fingers of bubbly head that sticks around at least a few minutes and does not leave much on the way down. The smells are rather subtle, like a muted pilsner but with more of a suggestion of malt.

Those who feverishly tick as part of the one-and-done club may easily fail to appreciate the greatness of this brew. My opinion of this beer, as with so many, has evolved with each serving. To my mind, this one gets it right as a wonderful compromise between flavor and body. The grassy and herbal hop presence is undeniable yet not to the point of histrionics, while the malts provide firm nutritional and textural support and even approach oktoberfest levels yet without the likelihood of Maillard fatigue. Maybe a little more aromatics would be nice, at least as a first impression booster, but in the end they would be irrelevant and possibly even an unwelcome distraction. I will be rushing out soon to find another fresh 6 or 12-pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 21:50:44 | More by brewmudgeon
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napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-20-2014 00:45:34 | More by napetry
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kevinm2342

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2014 00:56:28 | More by kevinm2342
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Mjtedwards


3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-14-2014 03:27:06 | More by Mjtedwards
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Gunnar12


4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Classic lager. Crisp, flavorful, and pleasantly refreshing. A very basic lager, this is truly the best of the Munich Oktoberfest six. Very similar to Hofbrau and a little lighter in taste than a Paulaner. Years of perfection have made this brew one of the best!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 02:49:28 | More by Gunnar12
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OB1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-01-2014 22:08:57 | More by OB1
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mwar

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-12-2014 18:46:47 | More by mwar
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-12-2014 04:10:19 | More by cervezango
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-09-2014 12:09:29 | More by Bluegrass49
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-05-2014 12:03:00 | More by djrn2
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-29-2014 01:49:37 | More by Duff27
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vizzionman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-28-2014 02:59:25 | More by vizzionman
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2014 13:25:55 | More by Gottesverachter
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-22-2014 04:12:50 | More by oriolesfan4
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SnifterLifter

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-19-2014 15:43:03 | More by SnifterLifter
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andrewdanks

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-15-2014 20:20:01 | More by andrewdanks
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electtodefer

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-15-2014 04:35:36 | More by electtodefer
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KingSlayer

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-14-2014 05:09:10 | More by KingSlayer
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delta490

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear, medium-light gold. A fizzy head forms and most of it dissipates quickly, leaving only a little bit of lacing. The aroma is like sourdough bread with a little bit of noble hops. The flavor is more robust malty, bready, with some nice bitterness on the finish. It has a thinner body but a nice crisp finish. Probably a reason they've brewed this for a while.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 21:16:23 | More by delta490
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-06-2014 23:16:42 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -38%

04-21-2014 22:57:42 | More by sweemzander
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barczar

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one's a year past the bb date.

Pours a brilliant light golden with a modest ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Grain and toasted bread dominate the aroma. There's an earthy hop character, along with a lightly metallic note.

Flavor reveals a huge toasted malt backbone, which has a nice richness throughout, finishing a touch yeasty. There's a bit of oxidation, but I'll ignore that. Hop character is minimal, though the bitterness is appropriate.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch low.

Good malt character, which is most important for the style. Nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 02:22:27 | More by barczar
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 19:49:55 | More by Gonzoillini
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Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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