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


on tap

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RATINGS: 634   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2005
I am suprised at the relatively low score for this brew. Absolutely fantastic canvas for malt lovers everywhere. This stuff just screams munich brew. Nice color, flavor, aroma, and texture. A true showcase of maltsters. I should probably be a little more technical, but I am buzzed and this stuff is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (700) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 17, 2014
On tap. Aroma piuttosto intenso di caramello, malto, miele d’acacia, leggermente erbaceo, erbe officinali. Colore ramato, schiuma beige fine e poco persistente. Gusto amabile, maltato, caramello e miele sono i primi palesarsi, sul finale leggermente amara da luppolo, pochissima tostatura. Abbastanza equilibrata molto rotonda, piena, calda alcolica. Equilibrata ed armonica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (26) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
A bit of skunkiness in the nose (the beer was from a (green) bottle). Copper color. Sweet nose. Smooth caramel up front. Not very complex. A slight touch of alcohol in the finish. Comes off more as a session beer in terms of flavor and drinkability although its 7.2% ABV makes it anything but. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (490) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
caramel, bready malts, something burnt at first, light banana? sweet very sweet, a little bit thickish... some banana and some malt in finish... nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Not bad, not bad. A bit bready and sweet. The aroma has a hint of yeasty spiciness that the flavor does not. A good example of the style, but not quite a standout. Crisp and clean...cleaner on tap it seems. Good fall beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Had a stein of this in the sunshine in the Englischer Garten in Munich. Aroma of malt sweetness and a little spicy hop. Pours a nice deep copper color with a quickly diminishing head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Seijo Ishi store at Kuzuha Mall. Grainy, very sweet maltiness, light earthy and floral notes. Light copper color. Moderately sweet initial, gentle raisin, mild hopping in mid and final, and not much else. Thin-medium body. Light and pleasant, with a small alc. kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2377) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the bottle! Clear and reddish with cream colour foam. Very malty, seedy aroma, bitter, slightly sweet and warm malty taste, then more bitterness. Medium-bodied, long, bitter, grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Vom fass at Bier Museum in Koln. Clear orange-brown with a good bubbly head. Malty, smooth, sweet and tasty. A hint of alcohol menace and light caramel. Malty aroma - thats about it, maybe a bit of chocolate malt. One HB’s best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayg1 (554) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a very clear amber lager with reddish highlights. Bread-forward aroma with some caramel. Flavor is sweet bread and toffee with moderate bitterness, finishes cleanly enough for a very nice balance. Lighter carbonation which I appreciate. I liked this, a bit boozy and dangerous this beer is balanced enough that you feel like having a second one, then the alcohol can sneak up on you. Still though, I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (942) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.60):
Quite lager like initially, albeit a slightly stronger smelling with some solid malts and hints of sweetness. There is some background fruit & a pleasant freshness to the beer with some subtle grassy hops and very faint hints of alcohol too.
Clear, red tinged amber with a large, foamy white head & dome shaped head about 5cm tall with little movement and some lacing.
Malty taste combined with some sweetness & spice. Clean & fresh with some bitterness towards the end but in truth this is minimal. Grassy hops feature from about the middle on & are fairly subtle with the balanced malt taste dominating.
Clean, well balanced & full bodied beer with quite light carbonation & bitter aftertaste. The beer is smooth & goes down very easily.

Quite an enjoyable one from Hofbräuhaus despite the fact that there wasn’t exactly a whole lot going on with this one other than the balance malts throughout. The beers most appealing aspects were the full bodied and smooth taste as well as how easy it was to sip away at.

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