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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.88/5
Very Good
743 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#8,392
Reviews:
351
Ratings:
743
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
94
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 743 |  Reviews: 351
Photo of GrumpyGas
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a Becker glass displays a light copper/dark gold amber colored body and floats a fluffy creamy yellow head that falls to barely an edge hugging ring. Spotted lacing.

Aroma is bready; it's all about the malt.

Flavor is bread, a hint of caramel, nutty almost.

Medium, leaning light, with a slick feel and clean finish.

Really tasty. If I liked futbol, this would be what I spilled in jubilation.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It is a clear, deep gold color and produced a substantial frothy head that had great retention. The second pic is about 5 minutes in. The aroma reminds me of a Lowenbrau. Fairly skunky, like a lot of Euro lagers. As it warms up I can notice toasted bread crust and a floral note. It has decent amount of peppery flavor up front with some flowery and grassy hops. There is a hint of orange-lemon citrus too. Just when you think it is going to be more hop forward like a pilsner, a sweetness balances it out. A caramel and honey flavor with sourdough bread. It has a lingering toast like flavor with a surprising amount of bitterness.

It is pretty full bodied, and I feel like it is probably on the very upper end of Maibocks/Helles in that regard. This is very nicely balanced, easy drinking, and excellent in my opinion.

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Photo of matcris
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Quafftastic
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (355 ml) bottle into a Weissbier vase; production information unclear.
A: Pours a clear, copper color with a one half inch, egg-shell white head and modest lacing.
S: Floral bouquet with surprisingly lightly citrus and toast notes initially, but more caramel and mocha aromas as it warms.
T: Caramel to molasses flavor, nicely balanced with hoppy bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with robust effervescence.
O: When had fresh, this is a nicely constructed and executed Maibock. It is a shame that Hofbrauhaus offerings continue to be a green bottle beers, as they are too often skunked before consumed. In their original form, they are really very good.

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

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Seanecy
3.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BB1313
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
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 -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgido759
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cwalter
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChivoPepe
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaehyunkim
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.26/5  rDev -16%
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 +2.3%
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 +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Miami66
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seedyone
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +2.3%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 743 ratings
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