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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 655   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!


Quinten's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, - MAY 28, 2010
At big box in emlichheim germany, bottle 500ml, copper, huge head, complex one with lots of fruits and meat aroma, much spices and caramel, a very nice one.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (492) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Tap at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor. Pours honey orange. White frothy head. Which rests upon the beer. Aroma is cherry, toffee, sweet malts, stone fruits. Flavor is super malty, sweet caramel, honey, lager crispness, stone fruits, toffee. Solid maibock.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (372) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2015
Clear amber liquid without head. Aroma: apple, caramel. Taste: roasted malts, caramel, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long bitter finish,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (686) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber, almost no head. Aroma is sweetish, malty, caramel, plums, peas. Taste is bitter, grassy, malty, some sweetness, caramel, reisin. Medium body. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
1/3 liter at Hofbrauhaus Columbus on 5/31/15. Pours a clear copper color with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, sweet caramel, bread and light fruit. Sweet malt and caramel flavor with a sweet bread and malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
On tap at Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas. Pours a copper color with white head. Malty, toast, earthy, bread aromas and flavors. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1354) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2015
The beer pours a clear auburn color with a medium off-white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends bready and slightly toasted malts with some spicy and floral hops, and the taste is mildly sweet with the golden, almost buttery, malts being the predominant flavor. Towards the finish, a quick bite of hops hits the tongue, but it never overpowers. The palate fuses a thick and slick texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (218) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -pours a clear copper with a big,quickly dissipating,frothy white head -high carbonation visible S: -grainy,caramel,toffee,spicy,bready the nose with a clinging sweetness and a bready finish F: medium body,medium carbonation O: Stronger and maltier than a typical Maibock. Good Brew nonetheless

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3324) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/21/2015. Pours crystal clear deep orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of toast, biscuit, honey, light caramel, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big toast, biscuit, honey, light caramel, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice maibock. All around great robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (747) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. A- Malty, corn, cereal. A- Copper color, clear liquid, light tan head. T- Malty, cereal, grass, corn, subtle alcohol, subtle caramel. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Not very flavorful and honestly had my eyes been closed I wouldn’t notice that much difference from a standard amber lager. It was okay but that’s it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3373) - 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.


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