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


on tap

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RATINGS: 706   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (467) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2017
Nice Amber color pours into New Glarus dimpled mug. I have a lifelong affection for German beers of all varieties and there heritage. Haven’t had the opportunity to try this one as its the first time I’ve seen it available outside a Hofbrau variety pack. This one hits the mark. Very bready and malty. Has a hop presence but it doesn’t distract from the sweet maltiness. Pretty simple on the palate but quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MNAle (167) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2017
Date code L 016 Q 07:43, which apparently means bottled in mid January, 2017. Reviewed April 8, 2017. Bready aroma with spice. Deep golden color with tiny carbonation bubbles. An impressive looker. Topped (after a vigorous pour) with a tall, bubbly, off-white just nudging toward tan head, leaving thick lacing, but in no hurry to recede. Substantial to moderate feel with tingling on the tongue. Bready, toasty, and slightly spicy. Moderate bitterness asserts in the middle and finish, fading quickly. Leaves a pleasant sweetish malt or even caramel taste on the tongue and in the mouth. Malty, pushing toward but not to the point of being sweet. Balanced by the spiciness and moderate to light bitterness ("moderate to light" in the context of American craft beer, not in the context of traditional German lagers). This is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2017
Draft. Active head, good carbonation. Mineral, leather and herbal aromas. Light palate and plain bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2017
Clear copper body, white fizzy head. At first I thought it smelled a bit skunky, but it actually has some sweet malty characteristics. Taste is pretty much like a slightly sweeter more powerful helles. Okay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nocheinbier (39) - - APR 3, 2017
A half litre draught. Lovely copper colour with a dirty white head. No strong aroma and a medium strong taste with a hit of alcohol in the after taste. You can’t go wrong with a hofbrauhaus beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Pours clear copper golden with a short white head. Nose comprised of metallic, toasted malt, and skunk. Flavors are identical.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1760) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2017
Aroma: herbs and malty notes. Appearance: clear golden color and white head. Taste: malty, low herbal bitterness, celler, warming alcohol, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carboantion, malty finish. Overall: Rather decent Maibock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1811) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2017
red amber pour big light tan head. Aroma honey, brandied grapes, rye bread. Tastes big bready sweet. some herbal hops. there’s a bit of a clash between the hops and malts, not really working balanced, but there’s tons of great flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2935) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2017
Draught at the Hofbräu Munich. Tired maltiness in the aroma. Alcoholic taste and light sweetness. Thin body for a bock. Very nice appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (1088) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Tasty maibock, heavy caramel malt backed by a mild nutty undertone, slight apple esters rising from the yeast, leading to a moderately sweet, boozy finish. Modest hops add a pungent, slightly medicinal bitterness to the back end, yet the fade is smooth and sweet. Pretty orange pour gives up a fluffy white head, but the somewhat lackadaisical nose never matches the lovely malt core. Doesn’t matter. Tastes good.

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