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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen - Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen
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89
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-26-2009)
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Reviews by GoalieRon33:
Photo of GoalieRon33
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a- cloudy gold, large head, decent lacing

s- banana, clove, with a little breadiness

t- sweet, with a tangyness to it. bready, with some yeast-like undertones

m- ok. not wonderful, but decent. lighter than expected

d- easy to drink this beer. Had a few of them at HBH, which gave me a wonderful headache the next day

GoalieRon33, Dec 07, 2009
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

wattoclone, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite of the bunch that I tried on my first trip in to the bier hall. I felt it was a great example of the style and extremely refreshing espcecially in the summer months. I went with the half liter. Appears clouded bright orange golden with a frothing white head filled perfectly to the fill line to equal 0.5l on the side of my weizen glass it was served in with the house logo. Aromatics banana clove with a touch of chalky bubblegum notes flowing strong. Slight herbal nose barely comes through. Flavor the chalky note came out with a powdered yeast cake heaviness, enough fruitiness from the esters balanced it out. Citrus, bubblegum, banana, and clove rounded it out. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with effervescent bubbly carbontion suitable for the style. Drinkability overall was excellent great hefe, up there with the likes of Penn Weizen as far as "American brewed" versions go.

WVbeergeek, Jun 22, 2009
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

LXIXME, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Stigs
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz pour at the brewery/restaurant, served in a tall Hefe glass

A - served with almost two inches of rich, creamy bright white foam. the beer is hazy, bright gold in color. spotty lacing throughout.

S - mixed wheat sweetness and slight yeasty spice, banana, lemon peel...some corn/grains come in as it warms.

T - starts off with a light wave of lemony tartness before bubblegum and banana sweetness balance, bits of clove and spice here and there.

M - light bodied but a bit creamy, carbonation is very punchy and crisp, lingering sweetness.

D - very refreshing and easy on the palette. not the best Hefe but a solid attempt.

Stigs, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of akorsak
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Pittsburgh's Hofbräuhaus.

A: The weizen was served in the appropriate glass, tall and luxurious. The head was sizeable, nearly cascading out of the glass and consuming half a finger below the 0.5L notch (those bastards). Plenty of rich foam laced around the glass.

S: The nose is heavy with banana and clove. Wheaty tartness is missing, replaced by a full barley malt presence. Very appetizing.

T: I really dig this beer, refreshing and not too strong. Banana and clove flavors are sweet and upfront, thanks to the yeast. They are not cloying but well-suited to the ale. Wheat is present but it doesn't shake things up. Grains have a toasted cereal flavor. The flavor is a spot-on hefe that did get a little heavy at times.

M: Clove and banana make this a great respite on a hot day. The tartness of the wheat is a good compliment to the yeast.

D: I felt pretty full after drinking half a liter, but I really liked it. I bought a six pack to go and am sipping on one now.

akorsak, Jul 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

vwbus7, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

JDeming, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall weizen glass on tap during beer extravanganza weekend, day 2.

A: Pour is a hazy light orange, almost like a creamsicle. 3 inches of frothy head sinks slowly back into the beer. Tons of lacing clings stubbornly to the sides of my glass.

S: Lots of banana and tons of cloves and spices. There is a slight interesting and compelling funk exuded by the German ingredients.

T: Spices are very strong, and to my slight disappointment, the banana is very subdued. Citrus flavors were surprisingly strong. The finish was a grassy taste of pale grains.

M/D: Tingly spicy warmness. Light and refreshing. A nice summer beer, and good to get me back into the swing of beer after last night.

NittanyBeerFan, Aug 25, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another beer I enjoyed recently at the Hofbräu !

A - Pours a hazy copper brown with a hefty amount of head as the bartender often does!

S - Mild banana peel, orange zest, clove, and mild grain on the nose.

T - Like a Weizenbock light it came off with mild banana and clove with a orange hoppy zest that finishes bitter with a sort of bread yeast.

M - Light and crisp. Overall very drinkable.

D - I liked this over the Dunkel (which was only .1% higher in ABV) and it was just teeming with flavor! A must for any visit to the brew pub!

DrDemento456, Nov 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

pathman, Jul 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

JamieLynn81, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

hoov50, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

pogoowner, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

crobinso, Nov 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

TaylorK, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

cooperla1, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

IPAchris, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

HollyHops, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow to orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, dry clove and banana. In the taste, dry banana fruitiness and clove spice, with just a hint of sulfur. A spice bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry clove like spice in the aftertaste. Nice flavor, nice dryness, but the sulfur kind of threw me a bit.

OWSLEY069, Jan 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Vylo, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazed gold. Heady white topping and plenty of lace. Aroma of banana and clove, along with perfumey noble hops. In the flavor, a good bit of banana, clove, and herbal hops. Nice fresh flavors, even, clean finish, small malty sweetness. Medium bodied feel, well carbonated. Overall, a solid hefeweizen, good and fresh tasting.

Stinkypuss, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Deuane
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Hazy golden tinted orange with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap and left nice lace.

S-Bubblegum and banana up front with a healthy dose of clove supporting in the background. Nicely aromatic.

T-Big bubblegum and banana with light clove notes. a very full-flavoured and of course traditional hefe. A fresh as fresh can be....since it comes from the room next door. I usually prefer a bit of lemon zing in my hefe and this barley has any at all...but somehow this one works for me.

M-Medium-light, crisp, long lasting flavour--burping up bubblegum along the way!

D-Wow! Are you kidding? On a hot summer day in Da' Burgh sitting along the Mon in the biergarten this brew is about a perfect as a sessionable one liter slammer as you can get! Too bad I had this on a cold and blustery early April day! Oh well, next time!

Deuane, Sep 03, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

classixIII, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.