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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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Feel_the_Darkness

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

11-30-2013 23:37:54 | More by Feel_the_Darkness
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Dentist666

Russian Federation

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 14:53:45 | More by Dentist666
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wehttam

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-23-2014 22:09:21 | More by wehttam
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javlin624

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24%

12-19-2013 06:29:01 | More by javlin624
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rickfos

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-23-2013 17:20:40 | More by rickfos
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FuturePilot


4.5/5  rDev +24%

04-28-2012 01:47:18 | More by FuturePilot
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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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LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 10:05:17 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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tt_andy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-18-2012 23:19:34 | More by CWhite
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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sethcroisant

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-25-2014 01:37:09 | More by AdamO
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

09-21-2012 22:43:35 | More by Molson2000
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JobyShokk

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

09-09-2012 21:33:57 | More by JobyShokk
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-19-2012 20:10:36 | More by Tnkemist
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-13-2014 14:02:58 | More by KStark
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GibbonsTheBeerGuy

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-10-2013 20:43:32 | More by GibbonsTheBeerGuy
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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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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-19-2012 22:51:36 | More by wo87810
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-26-2014 01:15:58 | More by WillAndSarah
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Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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