Hofbräu Maibock

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Brewery: Hofbräu
Town:
Munich
Style:
Maibock
Color:
copper
Head: white
, rocky
Nose:
malty but a hint of hops
Body:
full-bodied, medium carbonation
Palate:
a big rich malty flavor, dryish softness
Finish: dry and bittersweet
Served:
on at the Aumeister in Munich
Impression: Living in Munich, I’ve had this beer many times, even in the famed Hofbräu Haus but I always enjoy it most at the scenic Biergarten called the Auemeister,  at the very top of the English Garden in Munich. Serving a big 7.2% beer in liter mugs is something you only really find in Munich but this beer is an easy one to drink, even on a sunny but not too warm day. Hence, it being a springtime offering. It’s gorgeous to behold, a deep copper-colored brew and when poured correctly, as they do at the Aumeister, the head is a crowning achievement and quite robust. Even with the long queues at this popular venue, you’ll still have a head by the time you get back to your table. It’s rich and malty but not sweet in the least with a very soft and dry bittersweet finish.

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