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Brewed by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München
Style: Heller Bock
Munich, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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By tradition, the first barrel of Maibock is tapped in the Hofbräuhaus in the last week of April, in time for the merry month of May. The success story of Munich’s oldest bock beer goes back as far as 1614. With its powerfully aromatic flavour and its alcoholic content of some 7.2% volume, Hofbräu Maibock marks one of the high points in the beer-lover’s calendar!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobsch (369) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Pours clear amber with off white head. Aroma is malty, spicy, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, malty, slightly roasted. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent Bock.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chopper925 (12) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours wonderful into the glass, clear amber brown, promising a malty tasteful Bockbier. Aroma caramel, roasty, hops with a hint of grass. The taste is medium sweet with a delightful bitterness, maybe slightly sour. Medium body, creamy texture and a lively carbonation with a bitter but short finish. A rather light Bock, despite the 7,2%, but I think a Maibock is always fresher than a Xmas Bock. I tasted the beer later with a sharp cheese, this brought out some rather nice roasty aromas and made up a nice combination.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (2411) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, with sweetish notes of malt and yeast and a hint of butter. Sweetish, malty flavour, with hints of caramel, and with regulary hoppy notes. Perceptible alcohol bitterness. Bittersweet aftertaste. Not bad for its style but nothing I would drink for pleasure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Aroma: Moderate bread with a light caramel glaze; a touch of toast; spicy hops are more present than expected. Appearance: Nearly still amber pour with a firm off white head that settles into a ring. Flavor: Very malty all around with dark spiced bread culminating into what seems like some nuttiness toward the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, very soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish. Overall: If you can find a fresh bottle, and love German beer, this one is a must. Delightful.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svarrogh (11) - - MAR 18, 2014
Appearance : Copperish color with aggressive carbonization. Big off white foam which last forever. Great lacing on glass. Aroma: Sweet in the nose. Metallic aroma. Taste: Little bit over carbonated. Slight sweet and caramel. Good balance between malt and bitterness. I expected to be fuller beer but overall it’s not bad. Nice malty beer but nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DennisKirk (56) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
Flaske 0,5 liter, særdeles lækker og flot bock, dufter godt, ser godt ud med det hvide skum og den lidt guld/ gylden farve.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Tap at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness, caramel and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was sweet malts, light earthy notes, but mostly sweet. Flavor was sweet malts, some light toasted notes, toffee candy. Touch of molasses. Standard.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5409) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, würzig, grasig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr malzig, würzig, leicht süß alkoholisch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tayeth (115) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
Sehr leckerer Duft nach Melasse, Malz, Zuckerrübenkraut. Geschmack ähnelt dem Geruch. Der Alkohol ist sehr versteckt und kommt erst am Ende zum tragen. Dickflüssig, süffig.


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