Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 06-30-2006

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#29,021
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
621
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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Photo of kojevergas
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Hacker–Pschorr, however, is now a brand without a brewery, because its brewery was closed in 1998, and all its labels are now brewed by Paulaner." -The Oxford Companion To Beer

BOTTLE impressions (11.2 fl oz):

5.5% ABV.

A: Clear gold body. Vibrant. Off-white head. Head lacks creaminess and is only 1cm in height. Not very robust.

It's a style-appropriate albeit unimpressive overall appearance.

Sm: Honeyed malt. Munich malt. Floral notes. Suggests a sweet all-grain German lager that could use less sweetness. Not getting any Noble hop aromatics either.

T: Minerally. Sweet Munich malt dominates. 2-row. Clean attenuation.

Mf: Has more than enough body but it's not the crisp clean refreshing lager one would hope for...hints towards syrupy thickness without actually going that far. Smooth, wet, easy drinking.

OVERALL: It's a more than competent German lager but I'd see no reason to pick this over, say, Andechser Vollbier Hell. Still clobbers most helles lagers I've tried that are available in the U.S. market.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of JoelZ1
3.17/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ElGallo
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear golden color with a ring of white foam. Aroma is quite malty with dusty grain notes. Taste is also quite grainy, slightly spicy with some cardboard bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite bland with some off flavors.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Pale gold color with vibrant carbonation and thin but frothy white head.

S - Cereal grain aroma with light honey and a touch of wheat.

T - Cereal grain and honey with some sugary residue on the backside. Finishes sweet with no hop bitterness.

M - Medium body.

O - Was disappointed with this one. Could have been the age of the bottle? Will definitely revisit and revise my review.

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Photo of achepil
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steveh
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a fresh six-pack (compared to most MG six-packs I've seen) of this a couple weeks back. Was about to crack the last bottle and realized I'd never reviewed it -- time to correct that oversight.

Best by February, 2019. Poured into my short Becher.

L -- Clear, pale gold to near straw with a dense, long-lasting, white head.

S -- Light bready malt with mellow, herbal hops and light DMS.

T -- Lightly bready malt up front, mellow herbal hops in the finish -- all tasty, but pretty fleeting. Finish is that dry character H-P seems to carry in all its lagers -- not palate killing, but just a little less smooth than most Helles.

F -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp with a light to light-medium body.

O -- Not bad overall, but just a little thin in all the right characters. There's no big melanoidin hit and the body is on the thin side, but well-made and very drinkable.

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Photo of pkalix
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captain68
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

89,5

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Photo of Cocomojoe81
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear golden pour. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention for the style.

Typical lager nose. A bit of yeast and a soft bready sweetness. Light floral hop notes. What makes this very good is the soft balance.

Light medium body that is smooth with a very subtle slick oily note. The carbonation body balance is world class. The middle is prickly effervescent while the finish is almost rollicking with tight finely burst of effervescence.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding. Balance is world class. Bitterness is subtle and perfectly balances the light bready sweetness. Mid-palate honey notes are subtly underneath. Towards the finish a light spiciness compliments the earthy hop presence. The finish is clean and slightly crisp.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

L- Pale golden, crystal clear, pours with 1Cm pure white head, holds well.
S- Feint, but I get some leather smell.
T- Balanced, starts quite 'dry' and evolves into a richer ending.
F- Fresh and very refreshing.
O- Funny that during 3 years living in Germany I associated a beer that had 'Gold' in it's name as a negative. This is a very pleasant beer, would suit all kinds of food, event, climate, and I'd happily drink it again.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnDon
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice standard easy drinking German gold. Pours yellow copper clear with light fading head. Not much smell, good standard b.e.e.r.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I always like to come back to the style that started it all for me, and sometimes I am amazed that I can find an instance that is really good - like this one...

There's nothing much to say about it's look - it's pretty much standard for a lager even a light head that dissipates quickly added in. The smell was practically non-existent, nothing much I could pull out of from the nose. However, mouthfeel is light and crisp, lightly carbonated as well (a plus in my book) and the taste was full of wheat, a hint of grapefruit adding a complex nature to the brew. Overall, this was a really solid beer, another lager to keep an eye out for when ever I get the hankering.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2018-09-23 at the Lancaster Liederkranz on tap

Clear yellow white head

Light grain and grassy spice

Sweet white bread with honey. No white grape flavor Touch of spice and mild bitterness

Medium body and carbonation. Smooth

Easy drinking and pleasant.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chasecrandell
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zmeik
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ATL6245
4.77/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As a Munich Helles Lager, It is no surprise it pours a clear, pale yellow color which is quite inviting.  After developing a nice fluffy whitehead with fast rising bubbles, it moderately dissipates into liquid.  The accompanying aromas are floral hops and bready malts.  The hops are restrained, lending it to a sweeter, bready malt lean.  This Lager exhibits a then, soft mouth feel with medium carbonation.  The finish is short and crisp.  Exactly what you would expect from a traditional Munich Helles.
Hacker Pschorr Muncher Gold is an excellent representation of the Munich Helles style Lager.  It is balanced and has low bitterness.
As if you would not expect it, this beer is an on spot example of a Munich Helles Lager. So, if that is what you are interested in, got for it!

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Photo of FriedichVonostrowo
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of my favourite Helles (lager). A well brewed very good lager!

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 621 ratings