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


on tap

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RATINGS: 635   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2010
On draft at The Drafting Room, Spring House, PA. Short white foamy head that disappears quickly. Beer is clear and apricot in color. Malty aroma, mostly of grains, a little alcohol. Medium sweetness, with some lingering bitterness. Fine texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow to brown with a nice beige head, aroma of herbs, caramel, flavor of caramel, honey and herbs, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (738) - 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 (77) - 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 (519) - 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 (6031) - 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 (855) - 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 (2247) - 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 (2526) - 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 (1173) - 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 (561) - 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.

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