Beer: Hubertus Bock
Brewery: Hacker-Pschorr Bräu
Serving Style: Draft
Drinking Establishment: Austro-Hungarian Pilsner Haus, Hoboken, NJ
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Secondary Consumer(s): Suzy
Sight: Golden amber, crystal clear body with a very thin white head.
Scent: Suzy says it reminds her of a wet beer pong table, but does not detect a discernible smell otherwise. I get a sweet, wet, Munich malt scent. That’s about it.
Flavor: It tastes slightly metallic, as if a penny had been left in the glass. Suzy also gets a Granny Smith apple note, because of the beer’s sweet and slightly bitter taste. The end note is sweet bread and honey, with little else to make mention.
Feel: Thin, almost watery, body with aggressive carbonation. Suzy says it’s as if she just drank a glass of Pop Rocks.
Concluding Remarks: Bavarian Hacker-Pschorr’s Hubertus (named as such for St. Hubertus, patron saint of hunting) is a fine Maibock. It wouldn’t win an award at a Bock brew-off, but it’s not undrinkable, either. Stick with the Hofbräu Maibock if given the option, but this is a fine afternoon beer that you could keep drinking into the night. All in all, it’s a good example of a Maibock, but not an excellent one.