Beer: Hofbrau Maibock
Style: Maibock/Helies Bock
Description: By tradition, the first barrel of Maibock is tapped in the Hofbrauhaus 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 flavor and its alcoholic content of some 7.2% volume, Hofbrau Maibock marks one of the high points in the beer-lover’s calendar!
Tasting notes: Pours a deep amber-copper into the glass with a nice head. Nose is of caramel and toasted malts with some yeast character too. Taste is a malt compilation; so much going on! Nice warming character from the 7.2 ABV and it is scary how drinkable it is. I always look forward to this beer!
Food pairing: Italian and German cuisines, salmon, shellfish, light fish, nutty cheeses.
If you like this, try: Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock, Ramstein Maibock (limited availability).
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