Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.89/5
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776 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

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Ranking:
#14,041
Reviews:
364
Ratings:
776
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hofbrau Maibock - 7.2% ABV - 31 IBUs
Date: Code L045
Appearance: Burnt orange in color with a pillowy off white head that takes a few moments to die down and a steady stream of carbonation.
Aroma: German yeast hits first with nice toasted malts close behind. Based on the nose, this one is fairly well balanced between sweet and bitter.
Taste: Toasted bread like malts are up front with touches of Christmas spices which lead into a good amount of slightly floral hop bitterness before giving way to the sweeter side with a honey baked bread crust finish. Though it may sound sweet, and to be fair it is a bock, it balances the hops and malts extremely well, never yielding to either side too much. This maibock has a nice medium full mouthfeel and plenty of carbonation. As the beer warms, the beautiful malt and yeast aromas only continue to intensify, and a wonderful uncooked biscuit dough flavor comes through. This is truly a somewhat unexpectedly complex and enjoyable beer.
Biased comments: This is a truly well made and well rounded beer that I will seek out in the future. Frankly, I find most craft marzens to be too sweet and many German marzens to be too lite in body and ABV, but this is a nice middle ground. Also, I believe this was brewed in February for May celebrations, but even with the age it has on it, its still dinking very well. If you are a fan of Ayinger Doppelbock, but want something a bit less malt forward and less filling, then Hofbrau Maibock is a good bet.

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Photo of Kubishark
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful light brown/amber color to this beer. Smells and tastes extremely malty and delicious, while retaining a super clean flavor and feel. One of my favorites.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BenjaGrif
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
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 -4.6%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kanjified
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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 -1.8%
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 -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
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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Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 776 ratings