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

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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Rating #69 for 2012. 6/23/12, 11.2 oz bottle cool from a snifter glass. Aroma of sour mash and a floral fruity sweetness. 1 inch tan bubbly head over deep amber liquid with not lacing. Taste was sweet with some hop bitterness. Palate, full boded medium carbonation, slightly dry finishes with a warm bite.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biir (667) - Berlin, - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle - dark copper color with a creamy head. Malty, nutty, dried fruits, quite sweet and boozy. Okay, but not my favorite. Smoothness is lacking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (634) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear amber. Aroma is caramel, toffee, herbal. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet malt with a faint bitterness. Flavors of caramel, toffee, maple, nutty, earthy. Very good maibock. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cousin_Larry (864) - - JUN 19, 2016
Had a half liter at Estabrook Park Beergarden. Very hopped up brew with a malty flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adasko (1714) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 6, 2016
Klasyka, sporo słodu, sporo świeżego karmelu. Fajne ciało, gruba faktura. Aromat i smak przyjemne, ale bez szału. Jak na styl - ok, styl - trochę nuda.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (5886) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2016
Tap (Hofbräu Berlin, Berlin). Clear caramel color. Huge size, thick off-white head, stays. Metallic, sweet, malty in aroma. Sweet, metallic, hops, malty and caramel in taste. Sweet caramelly malts in aftertaste. Quite drinkable one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rozsoma (761) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2016
On tap @ Hofbräuhaus, Starkbierzeit 2016. Édeskés, testes, mégis könnyen csúszott. Elég sűrű, de nem volt alkoholos. Kicsit olyan volt mint a winterzwickl.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HansHuber (11) - GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
Excellent appearance: clear, deep Amber body with plenty of visible carbonation rising to a large, durable off-white head. Mediocre aroma with better flavor. Smooth and well balanced. About equal levels of hops and malts mid-taste. Finished with a surprisingly hoppy aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salwal (303) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2016
From the bottle poured into Tuilp glass. Nice amber color and off white head. Nose of malt and grass. Taste is rich malty grassy herbal with faint alcoholic finish. Nice...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ritzn (219) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 28, 2016
Clear bronze with little white head. Aroma: Dark fruits, caramel and much roast. Also alcohol. Taste is bitter, more alcohol. Very little sweetness. Texture is fizzy, feels like foam in the mouth. Overall too much alcohol, too much bitterness. Not my favourite.


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