Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Style:
German Maibock
Ranked #28
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,558
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.42%
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
168
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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  20
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 168
Reviews by TheSSG:
Photo of TheSSG
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light, soapy-white head. An excellent, grainy hop aroma. Golden, crystal clear color. Starts with a assertive, dry hoppiness. A welling of malt, slight sweetness. Then more extremely dry, grainy hop bitterness (medium-low). Toasted malt starts to come back through into the finish, lingering over grainy hops. Crisp, smooth mouthfeel.

This is very nice. I like the more assertive graininess of the hops, and I love the aroma (easily the best smelling light bock I've had). A good backing of malt to counter it, too.

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Photo of moodenba
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hacker Pschorr Mai Bock tasted draft on Long Island, NY May, 2016.

The brew is blond, not the slightly deeper shade I'd expect in a Mai Bock. The flavor is well balanced, with an alcohol tang. My preference would be to have a Mai Bock with maltier body, which might place the alcohol and hops farther in the background.

Overall, this is a solid effort, a rare modern Mai Bock that is in the traditional German style.

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Photo of ZAP
4.95/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This might be the best tasting Maibock I've had. Very malt forward with a honeyed, caramel bready aroma and flavor. Hops lend just a hint of earthy/herbalness but basically just stay out of the way and let the barley malt goodness shine.

Lightly carbonated and that helps shine the spotlight on the great malty flavors. Pretty sweet and some may find it slightly cloying but I'd take another couple liters of this right now if I had more.

Great beer. Instantly in my top 25. Can't wait to buy more.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500mL flip-top bottle, Best Before 08/14
L - rocky white head caps a golden body, excellent clarity, good head retention, chunky lacing
S - fresh, woodsy, grain, lager yeast, faint spicy noble hop
T - biscuity grain, grass, spicy noble hops, yeast, quite astringent
F - light-medium body, finishes very dry and crisp with a spicy aftertaste
O - for 6.8% abv, this goes down really easily. I just wasn't crazy over it.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dgilks
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Against The Grain in Toronto.

Clear golden colour with a tiny white head. Poor head retention.

Sweet grainy malt with a hint of caramel and stressed yeast esters. Very bready with melanoidins.

Clean smooth malt with a nice fruitiness. Quite bready. Good.

Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A bready, malty bock with good flavour. A really solid Helles Bock.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of superdoopersauce
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wdarcy77
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seand
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a light amber with a small amount of light white head. Not much retains, leaving minimal lacing.

S: Medium malty sweetness, with a grainy note.

T: Medium sweetness again. It's not a unique or flashy flavor, but it's good, and well made.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a solidly executed maibock. It's nothing too out there, but it's good, and that's all it's trying to be.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL swing-top bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with just a tiny touch of haze and a light effervescence. Head pours two or three fingers of frothy white foam, retention is quite good. I like it.

Smell: sweet and malty with a light orchardy fruitiness; highly appropriate to the style and quite well-done.

Taste: sweet with a bit of a cidery character and a little maltiness. The flavor isn't quite as clean and enticing as the aroma, but it's not bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: not a bad beer; if the flavor were a bit more like the aroma, though, I think I'd like it a lot better.

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Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz swing top bottle

(A)- Pours a light pear colored amber. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Good retention and lacing.

(S)- Big spicy grains meets subtlely sweet yet citrus driven backbone.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Some subtle sweet honey undertones meets a mildly spicy yet bready grain profile. Bits of lemon citrus at the end.

(M)- A light yet nice carbonation level. A nice balance and light bodied. Fairly crisp with a light sweetness.

(O)- Fits the style well enough. Nice and light yet crisp for this time of the year

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Photo of DerBayer
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Chinesischer Turm yesterday

Pours a beautiful dark straw colour with good head

Smell of honey fresh cut grass malty grains and some bitter hops

Tastes just like it with lots of added malt chracter

Beautiful carbonation one of the more drinkable beers out there

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Photo of jimbrinkruff
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16.9oz flip-top bottle, best before 1/2016.

Dark yellow hued with a lovely white head. The head built steadily, but did not get out of control, with a creaminess not usually associated with the style. It melts away slowly, leaving behind a good ring and small white cap.

Grainy, standard lager crispness, a little earthy hop bite.

Rich, whole grain cracker, a little buttery, with a spicy finish. That more distinct hoppiness is present, as is a very rich maltiness. The finish fights between sweet and buttery and crispness backed up by the hop bite.

The body is quite full. The finish is still crisp, but it has an unexpected weight.

It certainly smells like a lager, but has too much sweetness and seems to have unusual levels of esters. To me it gets old quickly because of the sweetness.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of RadfordBrewing
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a small cream head that immediately dissipates into spotty surface bubbles.

Aroma is subtle, predominantly grainy malt and crackers with a hint of sweetness. Not much to speak of in the way of hops.

The flavor is more interesting, with a tangy grain opening, leading to a more robust malt profile full of caramel sweetness, toasted bread, and a fairly dry finish. A fairly significant bitterness clears the palate. Nuttiness emerges as it warms. I pick up a lemony citrus flavor throughout that could be attributed to a prior beverage.

Body is moderately light, with a moderate amount of carbonation, finishing slightly warm with alcohol.

Definitely different than any bock I've had before. The pilsner malt adds a crisp, dry finish, overcoming the typical malt sweetness found in the style. Yet the malt retains interesting complexity.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a half-litre mug in Berlin. The (English) menu listed it as "Thomas Bock von Hacker-Pschorr," but I assume it's the same, as it's the only bock Hacker-Pschorr makes and the other reviews track with my own.

A: Unimpressive. Very clear yellow-amber with two-fingers of light head.

S: Smells nice. Sweet malty scents mingle with something grainy.

T: Thing. Mostly sweet with a tinge of bitter hops most of the through the taste. Aftertaste is smooth and light, sweetish with a bitter kick. Not bad.

M: Feels like beer.

D: Good and drinkable. Might appeal to a large variety of people. Though it's good enough, it's not a beer I'd seek out again.

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Photo of brandonld23
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 168 ratings