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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen - Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

02-22-2014 17:17:44 | More by Danno48
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-30-2013 00:44:03 | More by kwjd
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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Brewhouse: This one poured a cloudy to opaque straw yellow color. There was a large white head on it. It left a good amount of lacing. The nose was nice, but a little light. There was wheat, clove and a hint of lemon. The taste is good. Wheat, clove, a touch of banana and citrus. Decent body. A solid hefe.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 00:29:45 | More by Boto
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-30-2014 01:09:01 | More by JDeming
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-10-2012 05:19:25 | More by Theshooster
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-30-2012 18:56:58 | More by JayKay412
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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2009 05:27:30 | More by GoalieRon33
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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2009 03:45:12 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy yellow body with a big, rocky white head. Has some pretty good lacing also.

The smell has loads of banana with a little bit of pepper, bubble gum, and wheat.

The taste is classic hefeweizen. Lots of banana followed by some bubble gum and just a touch of clove. Some good wheat flavors back it up.

Mouthfeel is pretty lively in carbonation with a medium body that is just creamy enough.

Another very drinkable beer from the Hofbrauhaus, overall a pretty good hefeweizen.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2009 15:07:01 | More by Hojaminbag
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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2009 17:08:08 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.9/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 02:34:43 | More by Stinkypuss
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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
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