Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
87
very good
738 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
738
Reviews:
350
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
92
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 738 |  Reviews: 350
Photo of mooseo
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into pilsener glass.

A - Clear deep amber with a giant creamy white head.

S - Toasted bready malt, caramel, subtle grassy hops.

T - Sweet caramel, toasted grains, apple juice, light citrus. There is a pleasant nutty flavor throughout. A light hop bitterness balances the sweet malt. Finishes with spicy alcohol, grassy hops, and a slight earthy graininess.

M - Smooth and a bit creamy, medium bodied. Crisp, high carbonation. Slight warming alcohol.

O - Simply put, this is a great beer. It has good balance, flavor, and drinkability. The alcohol is masked well and the hop profile lends a wide array of different flavors.

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Photo of MPSTARR
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of buschbeer
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - This beer is bronze with amber highlights. It is capped with an inch of creamy, tan head.

S - It has a really sweet caramel smell. It also has a bread smell. I also get a little bit of spiciness.

T - The caramel malt kicks things off. There is a noticeable hop presence to balance this beer out. I was expecting a sweet mess. I get very little skunk. I was expecting a lot since this beer comes in green bottles.

M - Moderate to medium

O - This beer is on the sweet side, but it was pretty good. There were enough hops to balance out the finish.

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Photo of speedvagen
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of phishsihq
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Hofbräu Maibock pours a clear, copper color. A half-inch of light beige head tops the brew and settles slowly. Caramel and bready malt aromas dominate the nose as lighter hop and yeasty aromas provide some more depth. Bready to begin with, sweeter caramel malt flavors move in with hints of honey and nuts swirling into a slightly hoppy and alcoholic finish. This classic example of the style is moderately carbonated with a medium body.

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Photo of Sturmthis
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BumpkinBrewer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of johntandlich
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Zimm
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of troy138
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of HKUSPC40
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TommyD335
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of dalepryor
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of cnbrown313
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Hofbrauhaus in Rosemont, IL

A - Pours a carmel-ish brown/red color with 1 finger of white head

S - Sweet malt, fresh baked bread

T - I was expecting some alcohol bite at 7.2% ABV, but there isn't much at all. Very smooth and easy drinking. You get a bit of honey / malty sweetness up front, with a bit of bready banana yeast flavor. Very enjoyable.

M - Medium bodied and maybe slightly thicker than traditional German beers

O - I normally reach right for the hefeweizen at a German brauhaus, but since this was in-season I gave it a shot - and I'm glad I did. It is slightly sweet, but not cloying at all and very easy to get carried away drinking.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

It's getting warmer, which means it's maibock time, folks! This one pours a clear brass topped by a finger of white froth. The nose comprises biscuit, light honey, and a decidedly light bit of dry grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with some extra helpings of grass and flowers, and a vague fruitiness pervading the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice maibock, one of the base staples of the style in my eyes.

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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
3.89 out of 5 based on 738 ratings.
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