Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus BockHacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock
BA SCORE
3.8/5
161 Ratings
Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus BockHacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Germany
hacker-pschorr.de

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,407
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
161
pDev:
9.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Photo of ZAP
4.95/5  rDev +30.3%
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 RochefortChris
4.87/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mmmaibock
4.76/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Deep gold. Moderate head.

Smell: Rich.

Taste: Extremely smooth.

Feel: Nice body.

Overall: Nectar Of The Gods. I can only assume that low-raters have not experienced this beer at its best.

Serving type: On tap, which is the only way to do this beer justice. Hard to find, but worth the effort. Has appeared at Roman's Pub in Milwaukee.

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Photo of Rwang
4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had recently on tap @ Magouns in Somerville. Found out it was just delivered the previous day & tapped a few hours prior.

Pours a beautiful bright gold into a H-P half lifer. Smells very clean & lager-ish, just a bit sweet. Taste dances on the tongue, a perfect symphony of sweet-ish malt & hops, a bit of bread & subtle caramel. So clean & refreshing, each sip begs another. Pleasant mild candy aftertaste, lacing on the glass is nice too.

What a treat to have on tap. Anxious to drink this again.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased for $3.29 (likely on sale) in Oklahoma City. Came in a nice bottle with the ceramic swing opener.

Pours a gleaming crystal clear gold liquid with a generous white head that leaves belgian lace on the glass. Excellent slightly malty/bready/grassy aroma.

Flavor is very well balanced. Some rich malty notes but also some hops. A tiny bit of caramel and some spices. Lots of grain.

Medium-full mouthfeel. Lingering balanced aftertaste.

I like this beer. I wish I bought more than one!

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Photo of teddibrewski
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright rich straw to gold color. It has clean rich barley malt flavors and warming alcohol that suggests the those first few warm days of spring that produce puddles for the joy and amusement of little boys. It has good body (moderate which is appropriate to the style) and mouth feel. The Hallertau hops are plentiful but not aggressive and balance the sweetness nicely.

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Photo of PaBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Azpittil57
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of AdamO
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JohnnyK
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of JMD
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of BoneyardBrewer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of sanitarium16
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Offa
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

This is an excellent maibock.

Deep brass, it has a medium off-white head soon thinning to thin lasting foamy top.

Aroma is lots of grain and bread, herb, raisin, wet grass.

Taste is creamy bread dough and grain, caramelised raisiny sweetness with herbal grassy bitterness to balance. The feel is creamy yet lively. It has a nice log finish with lingering aftertaste of all the elements married nicely.

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Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle is dated BBD: 08/14.

A loud pop as the seal is broken, it pours foamily into a sturdy mug, showing off a bright saturated amber gold tone. Sparse rising carbonation, long lasting dense soufflé foam resting on the surface, an inch in width.

Sweet bready aromas, bread dough and lightly grassy hops.

Taste is pleasant, malty and smooth with a good dose of grassy noble hops, more than most other Hacker Pschorr brews. Light orange and biscuit notes. Feel is smooth and supple, medium bodied and very drinkable. Lingering grassy hop aftertaste. This is a great bock, only a hint of sweetness, and well balanced with understated hop bitterness. Recommended.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a 0.5l glass of this vom Faß (3.60EU) while dining on a great plate of Käsespätzle at the Altes Hackerhaus in downtown München on 24Sep07. Simply referred to as Hacker Hellerbock on their menu.

Clear golden, with agressive carbo. Slightly off-white head, thick and rocky. Lasts well with great stick. Very bready nose; dry, with a touch of floral hops. Smooth tongue, and a solid medium in the body department.

Great bready malt in the flavor arena as well. Lightly sweet, with a hint of fruitiness and some smooth floral hop action bringin up the rear. Lingers well, with honeyish notes. Let it warm a touch, and the flavors are even more engaging. Nice bier! Ahhh.... there's nothing like a solid Hell/Maibock.

Prosit!!

overall: 4.25
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5

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Photo of KFBR392
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which settled in to a thin layer on the top while drinking. Above average active carbonation. Light random lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Light fruit and some grassy hop tones on the front. Solid bready yeast body. Very pleasant buttery notes. Mild peppery spices toward the back end.

Taste: Malty front with airy buttery dough. The body is some potent hops with tones of straw, pine, and light fruits. Bready yeast tones continue throughout and ride into the finish. Lingering hops dance on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Extremely clean mouthfeel. Carbonation is done perfectly. Palate is challenged but this still an incredibly easy drinking brew. Some sticky malt keeps you wanting more.

Overall: An excellent lager. The hop tones add an extra twist which really makes this a memorable brew. A beer you could drink all day long and not get tired of.

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Photo of DerBayer
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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 biegaman
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Rhino, in Toronto.

How very appropriate that Mai bocks exhibit the same sunny brilliance as the month with which the style shares its name. Indeed, one look at this offering brings a similar appeasement and deliverance like the kind experienced in those first few truly warm, clear days of spring. A button-down head encapsulates all that warm radiance.

Anyone who believes that pale bocks don't offer much aromatics of interest is either a) not drinking the right bocks, or b) not using their nose properly. Naturally, the aroma is not as expressive or overt as, say, an IPA or imperial stout, but I wholly disagree with those who say bocks don't smell enticing or pleasurable. This bouquet is subtle, yes, but fantastic.

Often when we attempt to convey the flavour of malt in beer we associate it with 'bread' or 'toffee' or any number of things because they share, to some extent or another, similarities to barley malt. But beer is delectable because it tastes like beer - and barley malt is in itself a very unique flavour. A clean, exceptionally attenuated beer like this highlights that fact and showcases delicious maltiness in all its glory. Behold... MALT!

There's no need to exaggerate things - this is just the finest quality malt and noble hops and German craftsmanship at its best. It doesn't have a ton of flavours - just the maltiness, for the most part - but it asserts and articulates it with exceptional clarity, enthusiasm and tact. Smooth water and a notably neutral yeast preserve that pristine maltiness. Best of all: both sweetness and alcohol almost fail to register entirely.

This is another beer I am so glad not to have reviewed years earlier. What I would have failed to appreciate then, and what many people fail to appreciate now, is that this may be simple lager, true, but it's clean and full-flavoured and brewed with the usual German standards of excellence - and that's about the highest standards in existence.

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