Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.88/5
Very Good
769 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,138
Reviews:
362
Ratings:
769
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the tap at the Panama Beach Hofbräuhaus, it was poured a modestly dark amber with a nice off-white head. The head lasts a bit. The smell is lightly malty and so is the taste, smooth and easy drinking. Yum!

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into snifter glass no discernible bottled on date or best by date.

A: Small tiny bubbled slightly off white head that settles to a film. Body is a copper amber color with great clarity.

S: Nice doughy sweet malts and a light bit of skunkiness alcohol is detectable in the nose. Some light toffee and caramel intermingled through out.

T: Lots of nice doughy sweet maltiness a little bit of a burnt sugar taste on the finish.

M: Medium bodied without be syrupy just fairly smooth light carbonation but enough there.

O: this drinks a lot like a lighter doppelbock, although for the slight difference in alcohol This is a much easier drinking than a doppelbock. Quite tasty.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle into Perfect Pint
L030R date code
L- pours a bright amber with huge off-white head
S- caramel, yeast, floral notes
T- sweet and doughy, followed a bitter and almost sharp follow and finish
F- crisp yet doughy and chewy, unique
Overall aroma is like a clasdic Vienna Lager, taste is more unique

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Photo of Myboymi
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kanjified
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lots of flavor for a traditional German beer. Heavy on the malt, and the large amount of Noble hops gives it a perfume like fragrance. There is a dry alcoholic finish that goes well with the malt sweetness. Light body despite the big flavor. Overall, this is close to a perfect party beer. My only complaint is that these three flavor components: Malt, hops, alcohol, don't balance as well as they could. Otherwise it's a great Springtime seasonal by a legendary brewery.

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Amber with a thick, creamy white one-finger head.

Smell: Sweet dough, a little citrus and grass.

Taste: Bitter hops mixed almost equally with bread dough and sweet malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness and minimal carbonation.

Overall: A decent and drinkable spring lager.

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Photo of TH28
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 cl bottle. No clear code dating. Appearance: Light Amber brown, brilliant clarity, with low lying off white head
Aroma: Lightly toasted bread crust maltiness dominates. No real hop character.
Taste: Moderate bready malt sweetness, strong toast and bread crust, with a touch of caramel and cracker. Moderately strong hop bitterness
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a brisk carbonation
Finish: Very crisp and clean, with only a lingering bread crust maltiness
Overall: Well balanced, crisp, clean maibock that properly focuses on the rich malt character of toasted bread and crusts, balanced by a fairly strong bitterness

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Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Impression from a brown glass bottle. Runs $10 a sixer in the U.S.A.

Bread crust and bready malts dominate. Lacks overt hop flavour.

Hides its ABV well and drinks easy for what it is.

B- (3.42) / WORTHY

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - no legible freshness date
Bright, clear amber color with a 1/2" off white head. Head falls to a thick cap and hangs there. Huge stream of carbonation racing to the top to keep it active.
Candy sweet. Grainy malt. Spicy hops.
Grain/feed store, some faint spice. Not complex at all but delicious. Well made and a benchmark for the style.
Medium body, medium carbonation. Never sweet in the end, it finishes dry.
So good, a long time favorite.

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Photo of Ri0
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark amber with a 2.5 finger white head. The aroma features bread, toffee and caramel, banana and dark fruit, hints of honey. The flavor is sweet with caramel and toffee, fig, banana, has a nice breadiness with some honey. The feel is medium bodied with creamy, softer carbonation. Pleasant and enjoyable Maibock.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-clear amber bottle pour with a thin foam cap. The aroma is of sweet malt. Flavors include caramel and a light woody note, beech perhaps. This is a flavorful quaff with a clean flavor and finish, and a somewhat light body.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Orders eat brown with plenty of carbonation in a creamy, off white head. Smells of wonderful caramel malt and slight hop. Baseball was the nose and which the mouth feels incredibly smooth. Just love the stuff.

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Photo of c014572
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmessner
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Craven
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 769 ratings