Hofbräu Maibock

Beer:  Maibock
Brewery: Hofbräuhaus
Style: Maibock
ABV: 7.2%

Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pint glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s Apartment
Primary Consumer: Kerensa



Sight: Clear golden orange body with a large fluffy head that quickly recedes to a thin dusting of bubbles.

Scent: Sweet, sweet malts. And buttered baked goods.

Flavor: As it smells, this tastes like bright German malt (of the Munich variety) with just the slightest trace of hops and honey. It kind of tastes like a sweet grass biscuit, if that was a thing.

Feel:  Light, airy mouthfeel with satisfying carbonation.

Concluding remarks: Maibocks were first brewed in 1614, and there’s a reason why the style has persisted for four centuries.  This Bock is divine on all fronts. Hofbräu calls their Maibock “one of the best creations from Hofbräu’s brewing kettles.” Considered the first modern-day Maibock, this beer was traditionally released in the last week of April, just in time for May Day festivities. And while I like a festival as much as the next person, I think I would rather sit it out with Hofbräu’s Maibock than take a swing around the may pole. But I guess the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Bring on the may pole…and a few six packs.

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