Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
159
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
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9
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18
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 8/2014.

Pours a clear light golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, fruit, and toffee aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, fruit, and toffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

we so rarely get these seasonal and special german releases here in the states, especially in colorado, so its real nice to have something like this. even though the beer isnt supreme itself, the experience of drinking it always is from a brewery like this. the color is crystal clear bright golden. visible and aggressive carbonation amassing a sudsy bone white head that sticks around. the nose is sweet, odd for a long and cold fermented lager, but the grain sweetness remains. true in flavor too, oddly sweet for the style, but there arent enough blonde bocks around, so i appreciate this uncommon mix of pale grain and lager yeast, good and sturdy too. lots of body for the style, and well hidden but certainly detectable in buzz alcohol content. not as decisively german as the other stuff these guys make, less intense grains really, but a well made beer. doesnt get here quite as fresh as i wish it did, i think its probably insanely good over where its made, but here there is a slight staleness that hangs over it, lowering it to lower quality beer status. i can see through that though, and like this one a lot. glad i got to have it, and hope to have more of the limited german beers, its a category we just dont get enough of.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface along with lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with hints of spicy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and starts with flavors of bready malts underscored with notes of spicy hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable compared to other beers in the style but seems to be a little lighter in body compared to other maibocks.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aah, the flavors that deliver me from winter and give a glimpse into spring- this honeyish flavored floral barley beverage does all this with an elegance and grace that only pilsner malt can give.

The pour delivers a classy strong straw or light golden color that display bright clarity with steady streams of carbonation. The creamy and delicate whitish head caps the beer initially while reducing to a thin sheet across the glass before holding firm and lacing reasonably well during the session.

The delicate aromas of classy pilsner malt lead the way with a soft honey character that reminds me more of honey suckle or floral character than that of actual honey. But the forefront of malt is undeniable with the bready, confectionate sweetness of "true" malt.

The flavor sets the same picture as the scent in that the taste relies heavily on malt flavor and sweetness, but in the breediest, honiesh kinda way. The floral overtones turn toward a slightly herbal and tea-like bitterness and grassiness as the beer finishes.

Medium-light in body, the beer is full of pilsner malt weight but yet soft and sweet in texture as a light honey will do. The slight thinning and warmth of alcohol relaxes the taste and allows for a semi-sweet finish of absolute pilsner malt.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1L howler from Sherbrooke Liquor. May has dropped (and so has some fucking hail today), so I guess it's time to appreciate me some Maibock!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and kind of creamy dirty white head, which leaves some broadly splattered and sudsy lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy, and sweetly grainy pale malt, red apple skins, pithy pear, maybe a hint of citrus rind, ethereal petrol and nail polish remover astringencies, and further earthy, leafy noble hop meanderings. The taste is more heady doughy and bready pale malt, the suggestion of caramel/toffee sweets, a now blended orchard fruit bowl, lessened gasohol, but with correspondingly heightened notes of acetone, and the same generic old-world earthy, weedy and predictably underwhelming hops.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its genially-rendered frothiness, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight for the style, and mostly smooth, only the complex booziness sticking in an unwanted probe. It finishes on the sweet side, but well moderated by a lazy, fading fruitiness, and more aptly, the sneaky, hard to pin down elevated alcohol measure.

I tried a sample of this earlier today, and only got a sense of generally well-made German lager. Now, under my personal microscope fiefdom, a few cracks appear - nothing earth-moving, I assure you, but enough to remind me of why Maibocks are something that must tiptoe around my gentle palate - a feat, given the typically untethered booziness herein.

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Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
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 dmorgan310
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt.

Brilliantly clear pale gold, perhaps a shade darker than their helles. Pours with an inch of head that leaves sheets of lacing behind.

Lot of malt on the nose, honey-drizzled bread and a little stonefruit. Fairly sweet with a reserved yeast character. Pleasant.

Malt heavy on the tongue, stewed peaches and honey, along with a surprising alcohol kick up front. Light bodied, actually fairly balanced and easy to drink, save for the slight booziness. Drying in the finish with a zesty hop kick that balances some of the initial sweetness. Helles bock tends to be one of my least favorite styles of German beer, but I found this fairly enjoyable - worth a try.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 8/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of honey, cracker, bread, light caramel, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of honey, cracker, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, cracker, biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Maibock style. Good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a new limited edition series.

White head. Color is a clear golden yellow.

Flavor profile: Bready/biscuity malts. Very grassy and earthy hops. Clean, noble hops. Some caramel malts, but very light on that. Maybe a slight note of some kind of fruit.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Lighter bodied. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, an decent bock, but nothing over the top. I feel like schells maifest competes with this at 1/4 of the price.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.06/5  rDev -19%

500 ml "Limited Edition" bottle consumed near BB date on bottle.
Tastes like a cross between a strong Marzen and a typical Euro-bock. Alcohol is not at all hidden. Lingering bready aftertaste with less hops than expected given the ample hop load earlier on.

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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A traditional German maibock can be hard to find,it's great to see this Hacker-Pschorr offering here in my area.Pours into a 1/2 liter stein a full rich golden with a full white crown that never really fully settles.Aromas are on the cleaner side with a bit of toasted pilsner malts and a bit of iron.Smooth as all get out...wow that goes down easy,a medium feel with light carbonation.Mildly sweet with a little honey and sweet dough on the palate,a drying light spiciness in the finish.A damn fine pale bock,not overly sweet and alcoholic and pretty balanced for the style.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

500ml bottle - $4.48 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, bubbly, golden-hued body with a thin sliver of orange to it. Smallish, near-white head.

Smell: Subtly bready, a little sweetish spiced honey tone edged with notes of apple and sulphur.

Taste: Lightly bready, grainy malts conjoined with a modest tanginess and honeyed sweetness. Touch of dried, astringent herb and crisp appleskin. Very, very low accent from the warming alcohol. Semi-dry, soft finish with a slight, lasting sulphury accent on the back half.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A fairly tidy, sufficient bock.

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Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Just can't.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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 Stinkypuss
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft version, advertised as the "Maibock".

Pours a medium golden color with a white head. Aroma is malty with a slight hint of fruit.

The taste is firmly malty with toast and herbal hops showing up in the finish. Well balanced with an almost creamy malt character. Grains and hop flavor and just a hint of alcohol.

Light bodied and moderate carbonation.

Overall, a nice light Maibock one of the more drinkable, lighter versions, and one of my favorites in this style.

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Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.78 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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