Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock)
Hofbräuhaus München

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Hofbräuhaus München
Bock - Maibock
Ranked #22
Ranked #16,742
3.89 | pDev: 10.54%
May 01, 2022
Nov 09, 2001
Very Good
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3.56 by misteil from Ireland on May 01, 2022
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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by CobraChicken

Smells malty with a sharp boozyness. The taste is darker than I expected, but not like a stout. Very malty flavor- heavy on dark bread and caramel. Moderate carbonation with a finish that’s not too dry and a slight bitter lens’s that is pleasant. It’s heavier than I really expected it to be, but I genuinely enjoyed it.

Apr 30, 2022
4 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Apr 22, 2022
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on Apr 20, 2022
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3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the bottle in a snifter. This classic pours a light amber with a
nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin clumping layer,
and sports some nice light l;acing. Nose of light breaded malts, honey
malts, caramel, and toasted nutty malts. Flavors follow but excel with a
fine presentation of breaded malts, bread crust, caramel, and light
nutty malts. Nice mouth feel; medium body, light soft carbonation, and
a sweet malty finish.

Overall---excellence from a classic brewery!


Apr 11, 2022
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3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Anders91 from California

Look: amber with a medium cream head

Smell: bread, malt, yeast

Taste: rich malty flavor with some nice yeast noted

Feel: smooth small bubbles

Feb 26, 2022
4.07 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

330ml bottle into a pint glass. Freshness dating hard to figure out.

Looks very nice in the glass. Crystal clear reddish amber body. Small white head retains quite well, though not much lacing.

Sweet, slightly boozy aroma.

On tasting, abundant sweet malts. Quote clean. Abv definitely felt.

Mouth medium, finish malty, with a little strength on the tip of the tongue.

Overall, my sweet tooth can certainly handle this, others might find it a bit much.

Oct 30, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Light to medium amber brown hue with thin lacing and light carbonation.

S - Nice nutty toasted caramel malt aroma. No more, no less.

T - Nutty roast with toasted caramel from start to finish. Ends on the sweeter, maltier side with some lingering earthy character.

M - Medium body.

O - An easy drinker and as expected from a Maibock.

Oct 10, 2021
4.61 by Piercan from Wisconsin on Aug 23, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Pours deep amber, light cream head. Aroma is caramel, slightly floral/perfumey hops, alcohol is apparent, slight mint and wood, and a tad of orange. Taste is smoother than Aroma. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, bread, slightly yeasty, floral hops, some citrus tang. Alcohol is less present in taste. Feel is smooth, medium bodied, medium to low carbonation. Sweeter finish. Overall, a great tasting maibock.

Jul 29, 2021
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigIronH from Michigan

Pours a beautiful caramel amber with a couple fingers of white head. Smell is grain and caramel. Taste follows suit with the addition of toasted malt. Delicious beer. Feel is full but still crisp. Will drink more

Jul 17, 2021
3.99 by Hophazzard from California on Jul 11, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Clear dark amber with a sudsy white head. Smell and taste are both led by caramel malt. Smell has some grain and grassy elements to compliment the starring caramel, where taste bring in some toast and a kiss of booze as well. Smooth malty mouthfeel, lighter but kind of nondescript. All around good maibock

Jul 02, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Well done maibock! Upfront it’s malty with subtle sweetness. Light bitterness throughout the middle and end. The 7+ alcohol is well hidden in the concoction. Above all, this maibock is one of the best I’ve tasted. Well done Hofbrau!

Jul 01, 2021
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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by josanguapo from Spain

De Labirratorium. En copa de hefe de Bavaria. Viendo Un lugar Tranquilo. Con queso de Codi morado. Brutal si buscas malta. Un perfil acaramelada mente maltoso delicioso, sin aristas y con una facilidad de trago pasmosa, que juega en tu contra si tienes una sola botella como me ha pasado a mí porque sabes que pronto te quedarás con ganas de mas

Jun 22, 2021
3.75 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Jun 05, 2021
4.19 by soarinsteven from Illinois on May 29, 2021
4.19 by warnerry from Michigan on May 28, 2021
3.82 by Jakepitbull from New York on May 14, 2021
3.94 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on May 07, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mikeinportc from New York

Code is L013U, so Jan 13, 2021

Clear amber with slight orange tint. Two fingers of pale tan head.

Smell is toffee,caramel, brown bread(/y molasses), and a very slight fruity aroma.

Taste is caramel,toffee, raisin, bread crust, and a hint of roasted pecans. Light bitterness and moderate lingering sweetness.

Feel is light-medium and lightly syrupy. Moderate , very fine, moderately-sharp carbonation, giving a drying finish , that leaves the front of the tongue with a scrubbed feeling.

Overall, pleasant and easy-drinking. Maybe a tad too sweet to session them , but I could see having more than one with something else in between. :)

Apr 26, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

11.2 oz. bottle (BD Jan 21,2021) poured into a pint glass with a deep amber color, quickly receding head and decent lacing. Smells of caramel malt, dark fruit, and spice. Taste follows aroma with notes of fig, sweet malt, toasty bread and some earthy hop spice. Medium body with good carbonation. Clean and crisp with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. Highly recommended.

Apr 24, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

Rich golden caramel in color. Fabulous aroma and smooth taste. Very enjoyable beer on a Spring day.

Apr 24, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by officerbill from New York

A beautiful amber/gold with a quickly dissolving white head.
malty caramel, mild molasses, some banana, a little date, aaalmost becomes borderline too sweet
A smooth clean finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste
a very nice beer, just a tad too sweet for regular consumption

Apr 24, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jonphisher from New Jersey

This one is one beautiful beer, it pours a crystal clear pale shade of amber. Head settles into a nice creamy looking layer of white. Some lacing from initial pour still present.

Smells of lightly toasted bread crust, grains, and spice like aromas.

Taste follows the nose rich crusty bread, some subtle roast and grain. There is some baking spice character to it as well.

Medium bodied beer with a rich feel to it, incredibly smooth clean finish. There is this lingering awesome tastes that is there for a second then gone.

Apr 24, 2021
3.8 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Apr 10, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: clear, dark amber color with some ruby red and purple notes. 1/2 finger off-white head. looks very clean and crisp

s: sweet caramel and dates. brown sugar and fruitcake. cardboard and cardamom. loads of toasted dark bread. a bit of that traditional lager spice in here as well. a touch of fig at the end

t: clean caramel and a huge bready note upfront. sweet grains and a nice lager crispness. toasted bread and sweet fruitcake. a little bit of fig and raisin at the end

m: medium, just about full mouthfeel with medium carbonation

o: really nice Maibock. it's sweet and bready with a nice full mouthfeel. clean and really easy to drink. nice stuff

Apr 09, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a very nice light copper color with a nice head but no lacing
Aroma has slight malt hints
The taste follows the nose with a malt and bready flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent Maibock

Apr 02, 2021
3.75 by BeerWasp from Germany on Apr 01, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by blazerkor from Nevada

The smell is sweet, yeasty, like bread dough but after smelling it for a few seconds a particular dankness begins to come through.

It has a smooth bitter taste up front which is hoppy and dank not bright. That bitterness soon turns into sweet beery bread flavor.

I didn't say bread water because the mouthfeel is to full for that. It's like fizzy suds both a little prickly but still smooth. The finish is long because as soon as you swallow it the flavor left over is bitter again then that fades and you're left with a lasting sweetness.

Overall it's really good. I only had one Maibock to compare it to and even though it's ranked lower, I like it more than Dead Guy. I give it a 4.97258241063 out of 6.

Dec 29, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jwp777 from Oklahoma

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle:

Pours a reddish brown color, sort of like an old but shiny US penny, with an off-white head that starts about 2 fingers and faces to 1/2 finger. After that, excellent retention and lots of lacing all the way down the glass. Really, really good looking beer.

Smell is a bit sweet, but somehow also a bit hoppy. It’s raisins and malt up front, with hops and a bit of booze in the end to balance it out.

Taste follows the nose but you get a bit more of the malt and some nutty flavors throughout. It actually ends up being sweet overall more than anything else. Finish is long and sweet.

Feel is medium bodied and the carbonation is stronger than expected but not off-putting. Very smooth. To me it drinks like a 5% beer despite being 7.2%.

Overall - yet again I say you cannot go wrong with anything from Bavaria. My wife and I made pork chops tonight and it was the perfect pairing.

Nov 06, 2020
3.98 by Eychung from New York on Nov 01, 2020
3.71 by BarrelAgedG from California on Sep 08, 2020
3.88 by Insomniac from Canada (ON) on Jun 28, 2020
3.98 by Fr33man from Maryland on Jun 21, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by patre_tim from Thailand

It’s Amber and filtered in colour and has very few, small bubbles rising in carbonation. It’s topped with four fingers of yellowish head.

The smell of wet dog and cardboard leaves much to be desired.

It tastes of slightly sweet sap, with toasted malts lingering on the pallet.

It’s very smooth feeling this beer.

I got this in Sacramento and I’m having it in Redding California, June 7th, 2020.

Jun 07, 2020
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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by joeagain from New Jersey

Pours darker than anticipated. Color more like an Oktoberfest Marzen in my opinion, certainly darker than in recent years.
Aroma of raisins, slight orange citrus and caramel... in that order!
Nice carbonation, body is on the high end of medium.
First taste smacks of alcohol, followed by very sweet malt, then the raisin and orange come through.
I'm a big fan of Mai bock beers, and having spent a couple years in Germany, was fortunate enough to have many of the style. I have also had Hof's Mai bock before here in the states in past years, and it was much better on all counts.
For whatever reason, this particular batch was disappointing. The words that come to mind are: unbalanced, syrupy and whiskey-ish. Didn't care for it, and Wouldn't buy it again.

Jun 04, 2020
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3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by BJB13 from Maryland

330 ml bottle poured into a dimpled mug.

L: Deep copper in color, clear, large amount of tiny rising bubbles, topped with two fingers of thick, bleached khaki foam.
S: Initially grainy and corn-like but that faded and spicy Noble hop and doughy bread aromas came through.
T: Malt forward and very sweet, restrained bitterness emerging toward the finish, caramel, toast and spice, drawn out finish.
F: Medium body and carbonation, slightly warming, creamy, soft finish, light-medium mouth coating astringency.
O: OK, not a fan of the astringency, seems overly sweet for a Maibock.

Jun 04, 2020
3.47 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on May 24, 2020
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 844 ratings