Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) | Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
757 Ratings
Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock)Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock)
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:
#9,665
Reviews:
357
Ratings:
757
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
95
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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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Photo of teamwiggum
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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jh0104
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jbehlar
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tigerking
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
2.49/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours a haselnut color with a big, spongy head.

Aromas are pretty muted - there is a faint hint of crushed grains, toffee malts and wet straw to be found on the nose.

Has a lower carbonation and a thinner mouthfeel, not justifying the higher abv, while finishing watery with an alcoholic harshness.

Tastes of loads of toffee, a note of earth and barley and a bright mineralic quality, creating a very sweet tasting beer. Develops a faint, late hop dryness, which settles atop the otherwise watery nothingness, lending a herbal whiff to the overly sweet malts.

This is a bad tasting Bock, too sweet and one-dimensional with not enough going on to suffice. Also its mouthfeel is a huge letdown, next to its low carbonation it feels almost like drinking alcoholic fountain water.

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Photo of McFinniganOfTheFinnigans
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's a light flavour. I had thought it was smokey at first which I was drawn to it. Very reminiscent to a mead?

You can see right through it and you'd almost assume it were a wine.

The head is less than 3 millimeters. Close to none.

The smell is faintish, but it plays to the overall drinkablity.

I'd say thoroughly enjoying of a beer, but I wish it were just a hint more thick or darker with a malt component.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 757 ratings