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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen - Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen
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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

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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 03-26-2009)
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Jerid, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of therica
4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh, 1L stein.

A= Huge lovely foamy white head over cloudy yellow.

S= Heavenly delight of bubblegum, banana, clove, lemon, yeasts, hops.

T= Everything that a Hefe fan could ever want in a beer, and bold as well. Hints of coriander dancing around the usual banana, clove, lemon, hops, bubblegum, light grassy traits and nonstop consistency.

M= Clean, refreshed. Full.

D= Until they kick you out.

therica, Oct 27, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

wattoclone, Apr 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Vylo, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

hoov50, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

TaylorK, Oct 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

ramrod666, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

BluBeers, Jun 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

schiltron, Oct 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

RVigz, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jwnich, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

PJM2989, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

MarvinSnyder, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mrlucid98, May 26, 2013
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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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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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4.33/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

cooperla1, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft offering at the Pittsburgh location served in a weizen glass. The brew appears a clouded yellow color with a thick, dense white cap that perists throughout the experience. It leaves some spotty lace on the glass with patches when swirled.

The aroma is a banana bomb with accenting notes of bubblegum and clove spice coming in secondary. There is some overall wheaty grain touches to this but the overall feel of the nose comes primarily from the yeast and in a very pleasant way.

The taste is sweet with a wheat and fresh grain backing. Spice like clove, bubblegum and banana are all present. This is exactly what I have come to expect of a well made hefeweizen and boy does this deliver with beautiful balance as complexity mostly driven by the yeast.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp and clean and super easy drinking. If I didnt have places to me, I could have drank several of these but opted for one and done. Looking forward to having this again next trip.

stakem, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

EnjoiThePureTrip, May 19, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev +5.7%

Peaches13, Aug 20, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Of all the standard brews at the Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh, this is my favorite.

A: A bright yet hazy yellow color with some twinges of orange. A nice thick white foam head with some nice lacing.

S: A decent amount of wheat, yeast, bubble gum, bananas, clove and coriander. Pretty much what you would expect.

T: A very nice mixture of bubble gum, banana, cloves and coriander blended nicely together.

M: A nice medium bodied beer, leaves a crips clean taste on the palate.

D: Easy to drink, definitely a beer to enjoy on a hot summer day.

IronCitySteve, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of AdamBear
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-cloudy yellow with a thick off white head that stays

S-mmm a strong scent of banana and wheat and some spices. pretty decent!

T-comes in with a powerful hit of spice and long lasting banana. its definitely a lighter beer, but it is good. there seems to be a hint of cloves and grains in there too with the after-taste.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a fine dry finish

D-the more i had, the more this plastic taste started to develop. the carbonation also seems to lose its strength. it was still enjoyable the whole way down though!

AdamBear, Mar 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

LXIXME, Mar 24, 2013
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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
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