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


on tap

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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (487) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2015
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Sweet caramel malt nose. Golden bronze beer with solid white head. Slight zing, thick oily body. Super malty taste, real caramel. Palate is short, more malt and a tiny bitterness. Absolutely delicious. Hides its alcohol well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1080) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Copper color ; huge, yellowish head. Aroma of caramel malt , bread , dried fruits , hint of herbs. Malty , caramel , bread taste with balancing , hoppy bitterness at the end .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (322) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Poured from 11.2 oz into pilsner glass. Appearance: pours a healthy 2+" off white head which drops quickly with a bit of lacing. Color is clear copper with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: rich malty sweetness, caramel, and some floral hops Mouthfeel: medium bodied, resiny and a bit chewy with a moderately dry finish. Flavor: toasted whole wheat bread, caramel, raisins, a bit of citrus rind, alcohol is detectable but mild considering the ABV Overall: extremely good, can’t find anything to criticize in this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1522) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2015
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Melbourne Rich honey/amber body, white head persists. Malty nose; toast, bread crust, pale caramel, faint grainy/DMS note. Full, sticky, restrained carbonation. Palate delivers plenty of clean malt notes - caramel, pale toffee, biscuit, toast, some nuttiness. Long finish, subdued bitterness, somewhat sweet. Lovely malty beer. - would love to see more of this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1003) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 14 July 2012 -- Pretty good German beer from the bottle. I can only imagine that it is amazing fresh on draft.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarauderSky (15) - - JUL 9, 2015
Really good. You will not be disappointed... unless you don’t enjoy good beer. If so, why do you use ratebeer?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Rating #1129 - June 12, 2014 - Bottle from CBI - Pours a golden copper colour with a frothy white head that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is rich, light citrus, hint of grassiness, mild alcohol. Taste is medium to full bodied, and the alcohol is masked slightly with the earthy, floral hops and grassiness,but certainly brings a heavy warmth and a bit of a earthy, boozy bite. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (416) - 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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - 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.

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