Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
87
very good
741 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:
741
Reviews:
350
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
93
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 741 |  Reviews: 350
Photo of matcris
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, amber, with a million very slow rising bubbles. Aroma- I perceive this as mild skunk or sulfur. Sunflower seeds, corn husk, & bready.
The flavor is bready, slight sweet caramel, and the sulfer/skunk has all but vanished, in the taste. Nice thick lacing down the glass. Medium thin body, a little slick up front, but, drying on the finish, and, above average carbonation.

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of VoxRationis
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Seanecy
3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BB1313
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours copper with great clarity and transparency; fluffy light khaki head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Lots of caramel, toffee and fresh nuts. The aromas follow the nose. More caramel and toffee. There's a nice nutty vibe going on. It's very earthy. It's very bold with a subtle warmth in the finish, but it's absolutely nothing to worry about. There's also a subtle spiciness in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's light with fluffy active carbonation. It's very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is an awesome maibock. The craftsmanship is very impressive. It's very bold, clean, crisp and refreshing. It's fun to drink and has alot going on. Well done. Highly recommended.

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Photo of probert
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgido759
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cwalter
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is amber in color and supports an creamy off white head that is 1 finger in depth. With the aroma comes crakcers, toast, very slight hints of toffee nut, maybe even some type of fig preserve present. Up front you get a caramel/toffee sweetness that is mellowed by a biscuity malt backbone. Medium bodied, finishes crisp and clean.

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Photo of SeymourDunn
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jaehyunkim
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The Appearance is a dark copper color but still see thru, it has a sweet smell. It has a grainy/grassy taste, It's very dry but still easily drinkable.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper red with a big foamy white head.

The smell is earthy, sweet malts, toffee and caramel.

The taste is sweet malts, toffee, nutty, dark fruits.

The mouthfeel is chewy, full bodied.

Overall a big malty beer without being overly sweet. Doesn't try to hide it's abv.

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Photo of JeffatRedlefsens
4.73/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Miami66
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Head quickly dissapates leaving sparse lacing. The aroma is unique. I detect a slight metallic/copperish smell which probably doesn`t exist but reminds me of how copper tastes. It's just enough for intrigue. The taste, more malt than hops, lingers to the point of demanding a cutting agent like sauerkraut......MMMMMM....sausage....

The texture nudges me more to a winter filing, but it's so tasty I'd welcome it anytime...but probably just one in summer's heat.

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Photo of YayBeer2020
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - very nice amber with clear pour creating minimal froth
Smell - small skunk when temps rise but carries an overall hint of sweet bready malt.
Taste - initial balanced taste with a rise of sweet malt that lingers afterwards
Feel - initial crisp from the medium light carbonation and the medium body leaves a smooth feel on your tongue.
Overall - Very enjoyable German Beer. Makes you wish it were a year round brew.

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

Photo of Dper
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uminocha
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

light copper color w head that dissapates. Little to no lacing. medium mouthfeel. malty with restrained hops.

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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
3.89 out of 5 based on 741 ratings.
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