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

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RATINGS: 727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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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3.8
oblaten (73) - SPAIN - APR 21, 2018
Bock alemana de la HB. De barril. Color maron. Gusto ligeramente dulce, malta. Retrogusto ligeramente amargo y refrescante. Esconde bien el alcohol. Cuerpo medio-alto. Una buena bock.

3.4
goozen (4235) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2018
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear amber colored brew with an subtle sweet bitter taste, fine hints of caramel and maltiness.

3
neur0 (1467) - Hannover, GERMANY - APR 20, 2018
(Tap) Farblich ist es eine Mischung aus Rubin und Bernstein, es ist klar filtriert mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist malzig, karamellig und etwas waldig. Der Geschmack ist süßlich, karamellig und mit etwas Wald.

3.6
ttoadee (1774) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2018
Light bronze pour, finger of white foam. Nose is carmelized malt. Middle has a medium mouthfeel, caramel, hearty bread, medium kilned malt, and slightly spicy hops. Finish is malty and still a little woody.

4
JoeinDahlem (1641) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2018 Lovely, bright, red-tinted amber with all sorts of sturdy foam. Like ice cream after a steady pour. Some herbal hop showing through caramel in the nose. Sweetness balanced by firm bitterness, beautifully well rounded, rugged touches of hop-resin and alcohol sticking around. Beautifully polished but full of flavor. Gorgeous beer.

3.2
Moravius (1594) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2018
Anfang März, mitten in der Fastenzeit, bringt Hofbräu schon den Maibock heraus, der traditionell erst Ende April angestochen wird. Wozu die Eile? - “Hofbräu Maibock“, Flasche (50 cl) von Getränke Hoffmann, Berlin. - Dunkelgoldbraun, klar. - In der Nase schweres toastig-nussiges Malz, feiner hopfenwürziger Hopfen, Zitrusfrucht und Alkohol. - Antrunk kernig toastmalzig mit deutlicher, gut bitterer zitrusfruchtiger Hopfenherbe. Durchschnittlich rezent, für einen Bock überraschend schlank. Erst beim zweiten Schluck wird eine breite, schwere Malzigkeit mit Anklängen an Karamel und Honig und kerniger Malzbittere spürbar. Die krautige, etwas derbe Hopfenherbe bildet das nötige Gegengewicht dazu. - Ordentlicher, kräftig gehopfter Bock, frisch und kernig. Jetzt muß nur noch der Mai kommen ...

3.5
tiong (8068) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2018
Draught @ Hofbräuhaus, München (as Urbock). Smooth, earthy and slightly sweetish malty bock with some grass, hay, hops, caramel and toffee. Fresh and smooth.

3.7
rumproasts (6053) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2017
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium sweetness, almost honey-like. Medium hoppy bite that finishes clean. I've never really had a maibock that I enjoyed much, but this is surprisingly good, and I definitely enjoyed this.

3.3
Piepenhenrich (1382) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

3.5
DeanF (2796) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2017
Has a good aroma mix of caramel and shredded wheat, nice big head and clear copper body with minimal carbonation. Flavour is a good bread and rye mix with sweet wurt notes, and a smooth mouthfeel. Nice and refreshing.


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