Hofbräu Winter Spezial, a German Doppelbock by Hofbräu München

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Hofbräu Winter Spezial is a German Doppelbock brewed by Hofbräu München, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the lager was served in a mug from a bottle.


The lager pours a dark brown with a thick cream-colored head that withdraws slowly and leaves behind a smattering of lace.


The aroma is slight but offers a scent of dark fruits and roasted malt.

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Sweet flavors of dark fruits and vanilla transition to balancing bite of herbal hops. A base of roast malt ties the palate together.


The mouthfeel has a smooth body that isn’t quite full with low carbonation.


The Hofbräu Winter Spezial has a sweetness that nearly becomes cloying but there’s enough bite to make this bock an easy drinker. Hofbräu München has crafted a welcome brew for those chilly winter nights.

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