Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) | Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock)Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock)
BA SCORE
73.8%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 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
Ranking:
#7,780
Reviews:
351
Ratings:
741
Liked:
547
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
10.82%
Alströms:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
93
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 741 |  Reviews: 351
Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of imbibehour
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thought I hadn't had this before but I guess I was wrong, let's see how the bottle version is! Poured into a tall pilsner style glass.

A real gorgeous bronze amber color and rising carbonation in a few places. Head forms off white, quite soapy, but with some good staying power. Love this body color real gorgeous.

This smells a lot better than I remember. Not as much yeast, but sort of a crisp sweet malt, dry powdered faint cinnamon in the background. Smells solid.

Taste though still lets me down. Slightly water palate seems like a bigger disappointment from the nose that hinted of what is to come. Water malt body, even a bit grassy. Hot finish leaving a sort of powdery and strange bitter aftertaste that doesn't seem to hint of hop but more as if medicinal.

Overall, it's a little more tolerable and I could do worse, but I am done with this beer.

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

This beer pours a clear copper color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into a small ring of lacing around the edges of the glass. The aroma is of toffee, caramel, and biscuits. The taste is similar to the aroma. There is a lot of complex malty characters in both the taste, and aroma of this beer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a good maibock that I would certainly drink again.

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Photo of rangerred
2.94/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a two finger white head.

Aroma is very malty with a nutty and buttery aroma. Some caramel is in there as well.

Flavor is somewhat buttery at first yielding to some grassy hop flavors along with caramel from the malt. There is a fairly heavy sweetness throughout with hop bitterness only coming towards the finish. Very sticky mouthfeel.

Overall I was somewhat disappointed with this beer. Too much butter and not enough bitterness. I will say that the six pack I bought was marked way down and is probably from last year but nonetheless, it wasn't too great.

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Photo of demgoth
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of dlello2
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of WMEugene
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden orange color with a half inch head and very good lacing.

S - Skunk smell up front (green bottles are an affront to all that is good in this world). Once you get past the skunk, it's sweet malts, bread, and caramel. Very faint hops.

T - A balanced blend of hops and malts. A bit biscuity and bready. A little skunked, but not as apparent as the nose. Sweet and nothing too complex.

M - Medium bodied, crisp lager feel. Good carbonation. Smooth.

O - Hofbrau's Maibock was a good beer for the style that I could only imagine would have been a lot better if wasn't slightly skunked due to the stupid decision of putting it in a green bottle. Even in the green bottle, it is still an enjoyable beer. Would love to try on draft or if I could find it in a brown bottle.

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Photo of tclapper
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep Amber colour that is clear. The off White creamy head stays around and laces.

S - Sweet toffee, caramel, biscuit and toast.

T - Nice toasted bread notes followed by toffee and fruity malt. The finish is a little dry.

M- Medium body and carbonation.

O - A very drinkable beer that is recommended.

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Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of icannonball
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of disemgrowler
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of BobD567
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rlf1810
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RepMichigan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of seanyfo
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

50cl bottle poured into seidel.

BBE 9 Nov 2011

A- 3 finger creamy head sits atop a deep amber body with excellent clarity. Head retention and lacing are very good.

S- Toasted malts, sweet toffee notes, some Munich malt in there too.

T- Toasted malt backbone throughout. Hints of sweeter toffee notes come and go with a hint of hop in the full finish. Perhaps a suggestion of alcohol strength but this is smooth, no heat.

M- Medium body and carbonation, lager clean finish.

O- The darkest and maltiest maibock i have had. Its a tasty malty brew. The majority of beers in this style i have had before are paler and drier in the finish with not such a strong malt presence. I definitely prefer this flavour profile, its more like a normal bock. Satisfying malt backbone with a lager clean finish, too easy to drink. Prost!

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Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock) from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 73.8% out of 100 with 741 ratings
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