Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold

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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours.... yes, gold, with a very slight haze. Head is generous, white, and retains well.

Nose is light citrus, maybe some peach or honeydew, and a faint metallic component.

Palate is pleasantly malty sweet, nice and crisp overall with hops, and finishes rather clean.

Easy drinking, inoffensive, and a nice example to pair with traditional German fare.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a stange, on to the beer:

Pale straw gold color, big billowy head on top of this beer. Aroma....husky grain, lemon-like sweetness, grassy-sweet too. Yeah, it's sweet smelling with a bit of dry husk. Taste...simple, light, and straightforward. Mild malt sweetness and a bit of grassy hop and wood. The key here is balance in the flavor. Good biting crispness on the tongue, but otherwise it's smooth and refreshing.

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Photo of avalon07
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a flute glass. Had a bright golden color and a clear texture. There was about a half inch of long-lasting head and some good lacing.

S: Smelled strongly of malt, more than anything else, though hops were present.

T: The malt came through the most, along with some yeast and hops. An OK taste, but it didn't knock my socks off.

M: A fair amount of carbonation and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: While I'm not a huge fan of the style, this was a nicely done beer. Very drinkable.

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Photo of yelterdow
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a recent sixer from the local corner store. Freshness date reads 05/08, this is served in a German stange at fridge temperature.

Appaearance- Crystal clear medium gold, this supports a two to three finger crisp white head. Looks clean and refreshing.

Smell- Husky malts, punchy hops... it's real clean and honest. No guessing this is a Helles lager from the homeland.

Taste- I am no fan of the taste here... there is a stringent, husky malt backbone that defers to a clean, yet unpleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Smooth and nicely effervescent, it drinks quite well. Unfortunately the overall flavor profile dictates my own drinkability rating, and I'd go elsewhere for the perfect Munich Helles. I could do without the "gold".

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, bottled May 2008. Very confusing as the label says Munich Gold Finest Lager, 12oz of Ale. WTF?

A: Pours a brilliant light golden with a ton of carbonation and a gorgeous white head that has great retention. Bright and attractive, there's some patchy foam/lace as i drink this.

S: Mild sweet, bready, doughy and a little bit of a corn-like aroma. Mild presence of butterscotch. This isn't among the better ones I've had

T: Starts off mildly hoppy with a hint of earthy hop character. The palate is dominated by malts, though - lots of bready, doughy malt with some butterscotch detectable on the finish that's dry

M: Great carbonation and light in body, this beer is pretty good on the palate with a pleasing, dry finish

D: I've had better and am not really enjoying this too much.

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Photo of billybob
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a light golden with a one finger white head that fades quickly with a light lace on the glass. nose is weak with malt and slight hop aroma. taste of sweet malt slightly bready with some hops. its light not much body to it good beer for a hot day is the best i can say for it.

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Photo of bozebus17
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear bright yellow. There is a soft white head; carbonation bubbles race to the surface.

The scent is of soft grainy malt, and some spicy hops. The nose isn't extremely strong on this one.

The flavor is full of sweet malt. There are definite grassy notes, and a bit of spice from the hops. The graininess is here as well. It feels light and slightly creamy in the mouth. It goes down clean and easy.

This is a good warm weather beer. It is tasty, yet light. I will definitely be drinking more of this next summer. A good BBQ beer.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12 oz bottle, produced on date of 03/08.

Appearance is pale straw with a fizzy head that recedes quickly and leaves little lace or spotting.

Smell is clean grain, very sweet to the smell, clear and watery aroma. Smell of corn and light DMS.

Taste is grain in the flavor of hominy corn. that grainy earthy flavor that lends itself to traditional Mexican and Indian food. Like good corn tortillas and masa. The chewy hominy flavor is straight out and up front. Not much for hops here.

Refreshing beer that would go well with a bowl of menudo or some barbacoa burritos.

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Photo of BirdFlu
2.97/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells and tastes of wheat, very bread-like. The translucent, yellow color is barely appetizing. Very thin body makes it easy to drink, not like a lawnmower but easy to have a few pints at a bar. Some citrus in the flavor and a very, very, very little amount of hop apparent in aftertaste. Not much impressive about it really, seems just like having a generic beer.

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Photo of BeerCheese
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear med/pale yellow with about one inch of fluffy white head. Fair head retention. Not much of a detectable aroma for me. Maybe a bit of malt? Medium body with med/light carbonation. Nice taste, with a little more hops than malt, but a very nice balance and mouthfeel. A little alcohol warming as it was going down. All in all a good beer. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Rayek
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliant brass color with extremely active carbonation. Rocky white head has great retention and leaves heavy lace. One of the best looking beers I've had in awhile.

S: Pepper and cloves were the most prominent. Lemon and dry malts sneak in behind.

T: A very mild beer in a good way. Sweet maltiness up front is followed by a well balanced bitterness. Bitterness is mostly lemony, with a touch of pepper. Finishes extremely clean.

M: Light body is a little watery. Carbonation level is perfect.

D: A really great beer overall. I would happily revisit this one.

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Photo of mhewes
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A : Pours a clear yellow-golden color with about a finger's worth of white head that goes down pretty quickly

S : Bready malts with just a touch of hops

T : Mainly a bready malt flavor with a nice hop crispness at the finish to balance it out.

M : Light and crisp. A little on the thin side.

D : Another fine German beer that's easy to drink.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light and grainy malts with a touch of hops.

T: The taste is light but bready with flavors of lager yeast, some malt sweetness and some spice. There's a mild hops presence that provides a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice lighter beer with a little bit of substance that it worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of tempest
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single marked 02/08 from Abe's in Bethlehem

In a sentence, this beer is simple but tasteful. In my pint glass this beer shines a brilliant gold with a white head that leaves a bit of lacing. The aroma is of sweet, bready grains, a hallmark flavor of the style that carries over onto my palate with a drop of caramel and finish of mild peppery hops.

What can I say other than I could drink a stein-full of this tasty, unadulterated Munich helles lager.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear, darkish golden beer with a settling head.

Smell is strong malty with thick, dextrine notes and some straw.

Taste is very malty and chewy, notes of munich and crystal malts make the beer very heavy. A nice bitterness, which is clean and balances the malt. Body is actually quite thin for it's malty taste. Yeast leaves little taste, just the bottom fermented tastes.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle

A- Pours a clear wheat yellow color.a decent half finger head hits the top but little lacing is left.

S- malt wheat and barley. There arent any spices in the beer that i can smell.

T- dry wheat and hay. The malts are very sweet as well. It is like i put sugar in my beer. A sour after lag though from the alcohol. Its like sour patch kids almost.

M-dry and sour. full bodided and it feels like i am eating the beer almost. Smooth and crisp.

D- The after taste makes it hard for me to want more of this beer. It is decent but not a great german beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer here, but somehow I expected more. The beer begins with a medium straw color, abundance of carbon dioxide, but with light head retention and only a trace of retention. Aromas of pilsner malt set the tone, but may include some toasted Vienna malt as well. Light hints of corn, and cereal grains, but no harshness- only malty sweet notes. Flavors are more malty than the aroma suggests- impressive here. Again hints of corn (dms) hide in the sweetness. Strong pilsner flavors with a hint of maltiness found in Vienna lagers. Hops are light, maybe too light and provide an herbal flavor, but could use bolder grass flavors and bittering. No real astringency in the textures, but the beer weighs a little heavier on the toung than desired. Certainly a quality brew here, but the heavy sweetness, light hopping, and sulfide notes offers opportunity for improvement.

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Photo of Traquairlover
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A = Clear pale yellow with decent white head, fairly good retention, light lacing left on glass.

S = Light scents of fresh wet grains, earthy hops, fairly subdued smells.

T = Light grains with slight white pepper at mid-palate, bitterness shows up in a long finish.

M = Medium-light body, good mouthcoating, decent carbonation level.

D = Good refreshing, drinkable beer.

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Photo of lordsellers04
4.76/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

first off, let me just say Hacker pschorr products has to be some of the best beers ive ever had!

Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold
taste: Exceptional, it is the most smoothest beer ive ever had! no after taste whatsoever!

to sum it up everthing about this beer is just smooth and great tasting. it puts many other beers to shame..

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a golden sunshine, not a lot of head after a hard pour. A few bubbles coming from the bottom of my glass. The aroma is a dry, grassy malt with maybe a hint of something limey. The first taste is a sweet malt, then quickly turns into something more dry. A little mineraly, but still sweet. The palate is a weet, dry, yet smooth palate. Great combination, making for a very easy to drink beer.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz single bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange...
Hacker-Pschorr's Hefeweizen was absolutely superb, so I had high hopes for this sample...
Clean, clear, lucid appearance, bright and amber, with an enormous frothy head that left a copious amount of lacing around the glass before gradually dissipating...
Smell was on-point, full of bitter-sweet, pear, and grape aromas...
Taste was replete with graperfuit, fresh florals, pine, citrus, apples, pears, nectarines, and melons...
A nice combination of wonderful floral and citrus essences leads to a crisp, refreshing, clear taste that would go perfect on a hot, humid, Summer day...
Good, crisp, clear mouthfeel leads to an equally good level of drinkablity due to the relatively low ABV and wonderful, clean flavors... A certainly good representation of the style... Recommended...

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale gold color with a thin but persistent creamy white head. The carbonation is soft and soothing.

S: A nice noble hop aroma fills the nose with a gentle herbal scent with a touch of fresh grass.

T: For flavor there is light toasted cereal grains, a touch of munich malt sweetness, and a beautiful herbal hopping presence. The grain bill truly highlights this beer making it an excellent example per style. The fresh cereal grains, light bread, and soft hints of toasted sweetness truly makes this beer stand out as a masterfully german brewed beer that focuses on the grain bill.

M: very smooth, medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

D: Great drinkability and session festbier that finishes with a touch of soft citrusy lemons and grainy malt sweetness and perfect balance thoughout the course of the drink. A definite recommend.

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Photo of claytri
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a wonderful light gold with a white head. The aroma was of malt with a hint of hops. The taste was a sweet malt with a turn to bitter hop then a final bit of sweetness in the finish that was not overpowering. The feel was light and dry. A pretty decent golden lager, worth sampling again if you wanted this style.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, pale golden color. The head is massive, fluffly, and bright white. The aroma is bready, with hints of minerals, and caramel. The taste is bready with a nice, but mild noble hop bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a what session beers are all about.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a big glass mug, the liquid is a pure gold with good carbonation. The Head is a very respectable 2 plus fingers, white and leaves lots of lace.

The smell is fresh and nutty with a lightly browned biscuit.

The taste follows lots of nutty malt and a gentle hop finish. Classic Hellas bread y malt through out, with a slight sweetness in the finish that works well.

The mouthfeel is very good, medium body and a very good cleansing carbonated bite.

The drinkability is just fine, I only wish it was a bit fresher, 07/07 date. Prosit MK

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3.73 out of 5 based on 554 ratings.
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