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Hofbräu Weizenbock - Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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Hofbräu Weizenbock
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BA SCORE
85
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 20.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: IronCitySteve on 11-11-2009)
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vwbus7, Jul 14, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a pilsner glass fill for 6.50. Expensive.

A - Pours a semi dark hazy amber. Compared to the hefeweizen it was pretty dark with at least two inches of head (damn bartenders really know how to stiff ya!)

S - Ow wow the smell is pungent! You get massive notes of clove, mild fruits, and heavy banana! Lovely

T - ABV is well hidden and I dare say it was the most drinkable Weizenbock I ever had. Huge taste of clove and banana but hardly any fruit made it taste like an imperial hefeweizen...

M - Medium to heavy. A definite sipper in the sense of enjoying the taste.

D - It's hard to believe it was a Weizenbock but whose to argue with German brewing tradition? Still for the price I would have (with a 1.25 more) enjoyed a 1.5 L of there other brews. I remember being able to enjoy these special brews for 9.25 for a 1.5 L but now it seems like a rip to get a pilsner fill. Overall excluding the price it seems to be the best beer I ever had there. Smooth!

DrDemento456, Nov 29, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a- golden yellow, with a tinge of brown. decent head retention

s- slightly bready, with a citrus smell

t- citrus like bite, with noticeable but mellow hops. not too heavy, considering the higher abv. possible spices added such as coriander.

m- for such a light colored beer, nice heavy body. noticeable bite at the end.

d- for such a strong beer, very very easy to drink. easy to drink too much of it considering the heavy alcohol content along with its delicious taste

GoalieRon33, Nov 16, 2009
Photo of IronCitySteve
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

November Seasonal at the Hofbräuhaus

A: Pours a dark yellowish brown color with a thick white foam head the dissipates into a small film. No real lacing.

S: Lots of bananas, cloves, spices, roasted malts (bready/caramel) and wheat.

T: Taste just like it smells. The spices and bananas are present throughout, but the creamy malt character comes out on the back end.

M: Leaves a slight spicy but mostly creamy taste on the palate.

D: A very nice Weizenbock. Menu said it was a mixture of a Dopplebock and Weizen. Easy to drink, the alcohol is well hidden.

IronCitySteve, Nov 11, 2009
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3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the pub.

A-Pours a hazy apricot with plenty of frothy white head and good sticky lacing. Isn't a weizenbock supposed to be dark, though?

S-Lots of banana and clove, very nice. Missing any notes of dark fruit though.

T-Nice banana and especially heavy on the clove with a mild maltiness. Lacking in richness and complexity.

M-Silky smooth, well carbonated.

D-Tasty if it were a hefeweizen. But does not match my expectation of a weizenbock at all.

HV

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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-11-25 in Pittsburgh, PA at the brew pub.

A - Hazy amber with a 3.5-finger white head and light lacing.

S - Big bold banana and clove and some light fruit floral.

T - Tastes like a "Pumped Up Kicks" hefe. Again plenty of banana and clove plus some lemon citrus and dark fruit. A bready malt flavor emerges as the fruit and spice notes fade. The alcohol is well-hidden.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Creamy.

O - I enjoyed this brew. Not as refreshing as a hefe because of the higher ABV and strong flavors but a nice treat. One was enough.

Tucquan, Nov 27, 2011
Hofbräu Weizenbock from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.