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


on tap

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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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!

JLAudio's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours a nicely hued red color with a nice head. It has aromas that are dry and semi sweet bread dough and biscuit. It is well rounded, fuller bodied for this style, and offers an aray of biscuit malt, caramel, and slight hop resin. It is creamy, and smooth, and dense. It is a solid heller.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salwal (282) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2016
From the bottle poured into Tuilp glass. Nice amber color and off white head. Nose of malt and grass. Taste is rich malty grassy herbal with faint alcoholic finish. Nice...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ritzn (132) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 28, 2016
Clear bronze with little white head. Aroma: Dark fruits, caramel and much roast. Also alcohol. Taste is bitter, more alcohol. Very little sweetness. Texture is fizzy, feels like foam in the mouth. Overall too much alcohol, too much bitterness. Not my favourite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (472) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 28, 2016
kupfer- bis bronzefarben mit schöner weißer Schaumkrone. Der Bock ist ausgeprägt süßlich malzig, karamellig, leicht röstig und bitter. Gut!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artemb (462) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 16, 2016
Malty, spicy, with some ethers. Taste moderate sweet with some acidity. Spicy hoppy finish Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (477) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Poured copper with an off white head. Aroma was caramel, raisins and fruit. Taste was bittersweet, biscuit and lingering mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cristobal37 (663) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 26, 2016
Mid to light body not as sweet as others but kinda boozy. Bitter and sugary. Really not the best but strong enough to give you that kick in the pants. Really not the best maibock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3887) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2016
330 ml bottle in FL. Excellent appearance: clear, deep Amber body with plenty of visible carbonation rising to a large, durable off-white head. Mediocre aroma with better flavor. Smooth and well balanced. About equal levels of hops and malts mid-taste. Finished with a surprisingly hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ischas (316) - - JAN 8, 2016
0,5 l Flasche. Riecht nach Röstmalz und Möhren. Das Bier ist braun, der Schaum flach und cremeweiß. Es schmeckt nach Röstmalz, intensiv karamellig. Erst im Nachgeschmack erkennt man den erhöhten Alkoholgehalt. Sehr lecker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
labeerinthum (420) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 20, 2015
On tap @ Expo 2015, Milano. Il gusto al naso riconosce arancia, pane, orzo e luppolo. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è considerevole. Il cappello di schiuma compatta è formato da bollicine fini a carbonazione media. Il liquido ha frizzantezza dovuta a bollicine fini con carbonazione bassa e media. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. Il colore è ambrato carico tendente rossiccio. Il corpo è strutturato. L’amaro è deciso. Sono presenti anche piccole componenti di salato e umami. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è lunga. Il gusto è godereccio. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate e dalla pericolosa beverinità per una "ottima birra". Il finale è felpato, lungo e complesso. Il retrogusto è persistente. L’aroma in bocca segnala percezioni di arrostito, abete rosso e agrumi.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinator (1820) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2015
I know its traditional but I still found it average. No real aroma. Nice color and head. Light and crisp palate. Bready malt with a grainy sense. Very low hop profile but well-balanced.

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