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


on tap

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RATINGS: 646   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!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregwilsonstl (1255) - Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Sweet like candy. Caramel. Light translucent amber. Very light and drinkable. No head. Thanks seymour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3322) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle in season sitting on the deck at Shades of Green. Smells like spring with a slightly sweet and grassy nose with a hint of hops. Light amber color with a head that lasts forever. Pretty classic maibock flavor with a little lingering booze. Nice and true to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gildnerk (157) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Sehr schön -- gießt orange-rot mit dicker weißer Schaumkrone ein. Aromen von süßen Malzen, etwas Zitrone, trockenem Obst. Geschmack ist spritzig-süß mit einem pflaumig-süßem Abgang. Wenig alkoholig, sehr schön ausgewogen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rarbring (1753) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Overall: Nuts, bread, sweet, dried fruits.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2015-05-02.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (221) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2015
0,5 l bottle from local dursty, best before 3/11/2015. Crystal clear, medium amber with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Pleasant aroma of cane sugar, raisins, prunes and honey. Sweetish taste of cane sugar, raisins, molasses and hints of honey, followed by a medium long, balancing, slightly bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Not very complex, but simply tasty, round and very quaffable. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1778) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
Tap. Color is orange with white head. Bread and butter honey aroma. Taste is crisp sweet biscuit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (814) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
0,5 l botttle. Pours out in the glass clear red golden, maybe copper, with a huge head. Smell is sweet sticky malty. Taste starts decent malty, light fruity, later grainy and increasing toasted malt, all in a smooth way. No real bitterness. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4720) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours a medium frothy white head atop a copper brown body. Nose of bread and honey water. Mild notes of white wine beneath toasted malt. Good representation of the style. Bottle courtesy of Jonas. Thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
p1meatloaf (252) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
11.2 Looks amber. It smells of caramel and bockiness. Wheat bread. Tastes smooth quite drinkable and like the smell. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (204) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
La Urbock è ottima, in linea con la Eggenberg Urbock come sapore, colore ambra scuro tendente al rosso, molto forte il gusto di malto e un pelo speziata, finale leggermente secco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, woody hops, some caramel, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, hops, caramel, and fruit; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Good overall - I enjoyed this one.

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