Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
87
very good
730 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:
730
Reviews:
347
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
90
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 730 |  Reviews: 347
Photo of bluehende
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cwalter
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChivoPepe
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaehyunkim
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
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 +1.8%
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 +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Miami66
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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 +1.8%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dper
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uminocha
4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
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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Photo of neenerzig
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of an 11.2 green tinted bottle into one of my pokal glasses, this beer pours a very clear, light to medium amber color with a big, fluffy white head that's initially at least 2 inches thick when first poured into the glass that settles fairly quickly to some fairly think, big fluffy swirls of foam on the beer's surface along with a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass. Not much lacing either. Aromas of bready, slightly toasted, caramel malt sweetness along with some toffee hints and a bit of graininess too. A slight earthy hop aroma rounds out the nose here. Has a nice bready, slightly toasted, somewhat grainy, caramel malt sweetness taste that is followed by a hint of toffee and rounded out with a touch of earthy hop bitterness. Well balanced flavor profile overall, but, unsurprisingly, the malty and sweet aspects of the flavor profile certainly dominate here. Has a slightly crisp, but mainly smooth and slightly frothy, medium bodied motufeel with moderate carbonation. Has a very clean finish, and the malty sweet ntoes linger nicely on the after taste. This is quite an enjoyable beer all around. Worth a try for sure.

Eric

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Photo of BigDaddyJohn
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet dark breads note with floral hoppiness coming through mid palate and on the finish. Then the skunk hits you and kind of ruins it. When you can get this not skunked it's very good.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacobob10
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle.

I took my chances with an exposed 6-pack, which was a risky move after the horribly light-struck 6-pack of HB Oktoberfestbier I purchased last year, but I'm happy to say there were no issues with skunking here.

Deep amber in color with a large, frothy off-white head. Brilliant clarity showing off the lagering process. Tons of rich, bready, toasted malt aroma and flavor. Maybe even a little caramel. Earthy hops are there in background, but the balance is decidedly towards the malt. The alcohol is very noticeable to me. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Stronger than I expected but it's still smooth going down.

This is traditionally served in the Spring in Germany during the transition from Winter to Summer, but I have to admit I find it a little out of place. It's heavy enough to hold its own during cold fall or winter nights. Its strength is not hidden very well, but it manages to be clean and smooth enough to stay drinkable. Also, the green bottles have to go. It's time.

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Photo of krh
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this one. Wish it was around all year. Nice malty/bready mix - good change of pace from my normal ales.

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Photo of s4s
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 oz growler was poured into a mug.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grassy, spicy, herbal, caramel, toffee, toasted, biscuity, and grainy malts.

Taste: Same as above. Nice sweetness, chewy notes, and light bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, and light bitterness.

Overall: Got to love this beer. Another solid beer from this traditional German brewery.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", my review and possible re-rating comes after I Have this again.

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Photo of drews240
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
3.9 out of 5 based on 730 ratings.
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