1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Not Rated.
Hacker-Pschorr Munich GoldHacker-Pschorr Munich Gold

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 172
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: slitherySOB on 04-16-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Feel_the_Darkness
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Feel_the_Darkness, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of BeerBob
4.73/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold pours a clear golden amber from an 11.2 FL OZ dark brown glass bottle with a pry off cap.

Head went to about two fingers before turning rocky and fading completely away.

Nose is a collage of damp sweat malt, light hops, and alcohol.

Palate is a light sweet barley malt, the presence of bittering hops, and the bite of carbonation.

Very crisp, light, and refreshing, a "go to" brew, also one of my favorites.

BeerBob, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of Dentist666
4.61/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Munich Helles Lager is a specific style of beer, it looks rather simply, but actually has got good organoleptical characteristics.
We have clear sparkling golden beer with moderate white head. Smell is fresh and floral with distinct honey tones. Of course, grains and citrus.
Taste is well-balanced and classic for the style. Grainy with cardboard notes and delicate bitter finish. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Definitely, a good beer.

Dentist666, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of wehttam
4.5/5  rDev +24%

wehttam, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of javlin624
4.5/5  rDev +24%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of rickfos
4.5/5  rDev +24%

rickfos, May 23, 2013
Photo of FuturePilot
4.5/5  rDev +24%

FuturePilot, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Bkeeb
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Bkeeb, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of 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!

Gunnar12, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 02, 2013
Photo of brewmudgeon
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

brewmudgeon, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Memphis
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Memphis, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of tt_andy
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

tt_andy, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of MooseBoose
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

MooseBoose, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

CWhite, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Subliminal64
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Subliminal64, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of sethcroisant
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

sethcroisant, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of FritzSteinhoff
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

FritzSteinhoff, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Brianhigginskc
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Brianhigginskc, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of AdamO
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

AdamO, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Molson2000, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of JobyShokk
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

JobyShokk, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Tnkemist
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Tnkemist, May 19, 2012
Photo of KStark
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

KStark, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of GibbonsTheBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

GibbonsTheBeerGuy, Jun 10, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
83 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.