Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold is a fairly common offering from Bavarian Hacker-Pschorr Brewery. It pours a delicious looking golden yellow with a head about a finger deep. My foam disappeared rather quickly but I am chalking that up to my glass more than anything. There was some lacing on the glass early on but that too disappeared rather quickly. Again, I am blaming my glass.
Aromatically there was a slight note of honey and hops. Both are subtle to the nose. The first sip offered a slightly sweet note, like honey perhaps. That was quickly followed by the hops. This beer has a light and crisp feel to it. It sits very well in the mouth and I found each sip to be satisfying. Overall this would be medium-bodied with moderate weight in your mouth. The honey was balanced well with the beer and didn’t overwhelm at all and instead offered a refreshing taste.
This was well carbonated. It was crisp and tingly with the first sip. It did lose a little fizz as the beer drank but not enough to ruin the experience. In fact, the loss of a little carbonation made it just a little easier to drink.
Hacker-Pschorr’s Munich Gold is an overall delightful beer that is very easy to drink. At 5.5% ABV, one would need to pace themselves because these can sneak up on you when you least expect it.
This might not be the best lager out there but it is a fine beer that you would probably seek out time and time again. The sweetness of the brew and the overall consistency of the beer would allow this to be paired well with a number of different occasions and foods. It might even blend well with different flavors added to it like different fruits. This is one beer I would have again and would definitely not be afraid to try different concoctions with it. It is tasty, versatile, and consistent. You can’t ask for too much more in a beer. Prost!