Hofbräu Delicator
Hofbräuhaus München

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From:
Hofbräuhaus München
 
Germany
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #91
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,978
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 11.26%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
77
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 01:55 PM
Added:
Jul 19, 2003
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  18
Also know as Hofbräu Winter Spezial (2015-2016)
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
(0.5L mug draft pour at Brauhaus Schmitz yesterday)

Pretty pedestrian, run-of-the-mill dopplebock; bit of a dirty pour too... dark malty, chewy dough flavors at its core, maybe some hints of chocolate caramel... I barely got halfway through I was so bored with it (2272)
Today at 01:55 PM
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Thursday at 08:06 PM
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This doppelbock is dark red with a white head. The nose is malt forward, which carries into the flavor. The German water qualities shine, making this feel like you're in Munich. It's certainly not bad.
Feb 05, 2023
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Reviewed by branko7 from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Love this drinkable, balanced, abd tasty doppelbock. Not too heavy. Quite enjoyable.

The color is a deep chestnut brown. The smell is bready and sour. The taste is balanced, with a round sweet yet adequately hopped and/or roasted? Sessionable. Relatively light mouthfeel and doesn't show it's 7.5% alcohol.
Sep 29, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draft at PreFunk Nampa. Mahogany pour, mostly clear, ring of head. Malty , nutty aroma folliws through to taste. Rich, earthy. Aroma is nice and strong, wonderful to sniff., Great stuff.o
Feb 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Lionheart Pub and Brewery in Albany, NY.

This one pours a dark brown color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like raisiny dark fruit, breadiness, chestnuts, and caramel.

This is a pretty standard and textbook take on the style, with a big fruity and caramel sweetness, a bit of chocolate, and a touch of bready bitterness.

This drinks "small" compared to other dopplebocks I've had, as it's smooth and not really all that heavy. There's a very good drinkability.

I unfortunately don't see enough American breweries making dopplebocks, so I gotta go with stuff like this when I see it, to scratch that itch.
Jun 29, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a sweet and sturdy bock here, i had not seen this one before i found it on tap at prost in downtown boise, a wonderful spot for draft german beer! you just dont see enough doppelbock around anymore, and i was stoked to see this on their impressive menu. deep chestnut colored, pushing brown but with some deep auburn edges and a climbing khaki head. it smells like brown sugar, a little soy sauce, proofing dough for dark rustic bread, raisins, and some appreciable alcohol too, not overly intense, not too big, but its a constant here. nutty in the taste at first and an umami element before the breadiness sets in, brown sugar and maple and curiously, a little bit of an acidic tinge there in the center, almond, toffee, burnt butter. its smooth in feel even with the little bit of interruption from the acidity, nicely carbonated for a style thats usually a little still, and just full of flavor. the booze stays warm but never gets hot, and while this might not be a beer to drink several liters of, a glass of it is real pleasing, especially to cap off a solid session. really was vibing with this one last night!
Jul 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Apr 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.56 by Daneadiwinata from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Medium brown mostly clear body, thin mushroom head. Lots of malt, toasted toffee, flowers, slight resin, and dirt. Taste adds in some roasted nuts, but generally is light on the palate for the style. Feel is somewhat thin, smooth, and booze peaks out a little. Solid
Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by wander4 from New Jersey

Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by gr8fulbeerhead from California

Mar 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Acforster2 from Florida

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2016 hofbrau winter spezial Delicator doppelbock clocks in with an 8.4% abv. This beer like most from Hofbrau is a good value in my area. Easy drinking winter doppelbock with subdued looks and smell. Nice taste and feel. Recommended winter seasonal.
Dec 21, 2016
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Poured a clear, reddish amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of caramel, toffee and floral notes. Roasted malt taste with toffee and a subtle bitter bite.
Dec 10, 2016
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Reviewed by bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This is an interesting Doppelbock because it is fully loaded with alcohol, yet very light and the ABV is not detectable, making this one quite "dangerous". It pours a soft, pillowy head, with a dark body, but not completely opaque. Scents of hazelnuts and fruity plums shine through. Tastes of slightly sour cherries, mildly, followed by a distinct malty, dark chocolately backdrop. Nothing offensive. Washes with a slight cocoa flavor, but subtle and nice dry finish.
Dec 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by Wontonst from California

Dec 03, 2016
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

2.74/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
From Hipercor. In Teku glass. After dinner. A bit alcoholic, with nothing more than the alcoholic feeling. Not unpleasant but boring, without much taste
Sep 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Aug 10, 2016
Hofbräu Delicator from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 77 ratings