Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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84
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563 Ratings
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner GoldHacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wl0307 on 06-30-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
563
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
18
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69
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden color. Pleasant smell, not floral, generic lager-y. Somewhat bland taste. Good mouthfeel but lacks substance, on the watery side as it lingers. Not too much head but it remains for a while.

Nothing too exciting, and no distinct flavors stand out but very decent overall.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Shaker pint glass. Best before 04/13, L11521c.

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold. Thin white head with an occasional strand or small sheet of persistent lacing.

Smell: Clean malt, not much else.

Taste: Nice simple malt with a clean finish. Some noble hop herbal bitterness at the end. Very typical Helles.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, slick. Just a tad sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable albeit mild. Like all Helles, finely tuned to be drank in mass quantity with food, but otherwise nothing special. Went well with pizza and salad tonight, but I think I would tire of it by itself it I had it without food. Admittedly, I wonder if this beer would be more notable in flavor if it was before the best by date, but it's not that far gone so hard to say.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is presented beautifully in the old fashioned swing top bottle. It pours with an appetising foamy head that sticks around to the end of the drink and leaves very good lacing. Carbonation is medium. The smell is very pleasant and typically German. It has a herbacious hop aroma with just a hint of mint and is similar to a German pilsener in this respect. The taste is a masterclass in balance and refinement. There is a suggestion of honey and lemon with a slight pilsener style bitterness and satisfying bready malt notes. It feels great in the mouth and slides down very easily. I could happily drink several of these in a row.

The only downside is that it is hard to find and tends to be over 3 British pounds here in the UK. Still that's no more than the pints of bad lager available in our pubs and therefore a good argument for not going out! I would describe this as a great benchmark for the lager style. There are enough subtle complexities here to keep things interesting. This bavarian classic doesn't have the wow factor of some IPAs or stouts or even some of the better craft lagers but it is well balanced and a great beer that simply tastes like a standard lager ought to. Recommended

My mark out of one hundred would be 87.

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Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Gold from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
3.73 out of 5 based on 563 ratings.
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