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


on tap

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RATINGS: 671   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!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rcasta (842) - - JUL 25, 2011
en hofbrauhaus miami. no me había dado cuenta que las que me tomé en alemania no las había puesto. un aroma peculiar pero no mi estilo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ischas (227) - - 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 (305) - 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 (1730) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (583) - Kobe, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2015
Aroma: Very aromatic. Clover honey, graham cracker, sweet roasty malt. Palate: Smooth and full-bodied. Flavor: Roasty malt, clover honey with graham cracker and cinnamon midway through. Comment: Brilliantly smooth with full mouth feel while not being cloying nor overly heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (237) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2015
It is a good helles bock, in my opinion better than the augustiner. The colour is copper,ruby and the carbonation and the foam are average. The taste is malty and you could feel some caramel and few ginger bread. It is a good beer to finish a night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2783) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2015
From the 330 ml green bottle. Attractive mahogany brown pour under a big off-white head. Sweet and roasted malts erupts on the nose. Medium and creamy body. An approachable sweetness and malt character at first in the taste with a clean, mild bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Orange-amber pour with thin beige head. Light aroma aromas of cooked sugar and mild earth hop. Flavor is malty with a slight tang. Pretty tasty stuff, and well balanced for the abv.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (856) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 15, 2015
Orangee tirant sur le ruby, pas de carbo, petit collet de grosses bulles,fuyant. Aromes caramel, pain Tres mince mais belle présence des céréales malté et caramel sur la finale. 7% mais on a l’impression qu’il y en a plus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (1600) - Garching, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at Chinesischer Turm in Munich. Great amber color with nice tan head. Aroma is caramel, a bit metallic. Taste is caramel malts, bread, sweet feeling, spicy, oily mouthfeel, and a noticeable amount of booze in the back, not too much though. Low carbonation. Not a bad bock, not even too sweet or too boozy, but not too memorable either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (724) - 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.

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