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Hofbräu Munich Weizen - Hofbräuhaus Newport

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus Newport visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rich, fairly sweet Old-Style wheat beer with a wonderful combination of banana and clove flavors.

(Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 08-15-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty good American Wheat. Quite neutral but present aromas of banannas, cloves, bubblegum, lemon, yeast, and bread. Flavors mimic the aromas. More barley malt adds sweetness and smoothness. Wheat flavors seem a bit muted, but adds the appropriate creaminess. Good proteins and head retention. A good beer for our area. I'll have another.

Photo of mrfrancis
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of merlin48
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

.5L serving in a weizen glass at the brewpub in Newport. Slightly hazed, goldenrod body with a modest snowwhite head. Average retention and some sparse lacing. Aroma is banana and cloves, with some yeast notes. Mouthfeel is light and clean, crisply carbonated. Taste is very nice for style, with banana, cloves, and some vague coriander. Crisp carbonation swirls everything into a refreshing Hefe that is ideal with the platter of wursts from the kitchen. Very much like a good German brewed Hefe.

Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of kmpitz2
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a hazy slightly golden yellow color with a small head that fell to coat the top. The nose was nice, iwth a healthy dose of banana and clove. I really like the smell. The flavor was good creamy banana with a nice crisp finish. The feel was good and creamy. Nice body on it. Overall, a very nice clean hefe.

Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz. green bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and very hazy golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big four fingers of white head with good retention. Leaves some nice lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet aroma. Wheat grains, yeast, and bready malts. Hints of banana, hay, bubblegum, lemon, and orange along with a solid bready biscuit presence. A little bit of a clove and pepper like spice. Light noble hops. Also a little bit of that skunk smell from the green bottle.

Taste: Nice bready taste from wheat grains, malts, and yeast. Notes of bananas, lemon, bubblegum, hay, and orange peel. Some light clove spices. Hop presence is very subdued. Moderately sweet taste with some nice fruit esters. Light but solid taste you expect from the style.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and somewhat dry. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on the style. Well balanced with some nice esters. Needs to switch to a dark bottle though.

Photo of clvand0
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the Hofbrauhaus Newport several times. The beer came with a tall head ... but the lemon on the glass caused the head to fall really fast. Damn fruit on my beer glass. I bet they don't serve it with fruit on the glass in Munich. Anyway. The color was a bright yellow with some cloudiness. The aroma was light, but some banana and clove came through as well as a wheaty/bready note. The flavor seemed really watered down. I really think they "Americanized" this wheat beer. It's ok, but it could be way better. It's somewhat thin and easy to drink, but it's missing something very useful.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A liter of hefeweizen in a biergarden in the summer is a treat. This beer is a great hazy golden color with some orange color to it as well. Nice thick white fluffy head. The head did not remain very long, and there was no lace on the giant mug. Smells typical of a hefeweizen, slight clove and banana. However, here the nose was not very powerful. Taste was nice and tart, without much spice. Light body, highly carbonated and spritzy. Overall, this was a very refreshing beer that was very easy to drink, even a liter at a time. This went very well with the food.

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a Fullsteam weizen glass.

Pours a gigantic, quickly rising, creamy 4 finger white head with poor retention for the style. Beer is a cloudy lemon with a slight orange hue. Lacing is stringy and spotty with
moderate retention. Average.

Nose is sweet malt, some banana esthers, and floral and slightly powdery overtones. Pretty standard but aromatic and appetizing.

Opens banana with a big, malty backbone. More banana, corn, and flour and dough notes in the middle and end. Finish is accented spice with some lemon rind. Aftertaste is more banana and adjunct sweetness. A bit awkward but pretty good.

Light bodied with moderate to low retention. Surpisingly smooth in the mouth with a spicy and brief finish and mellow aftertaste. Very drinkable.

For a beer without a lot of character which is also a bit too sweet, this is surprisingly drinkable. Not as rich or robust as some of the top offerings in the style, I could nevertheless see this as a go-to session beer.

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of crbnfbr
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bamadog
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Hofbrauhaus in Pittsburgh, PA and poured into a 1L mug.

Appearance: Pour is a peachy, dull yellow color and it starts with a one finger off-white head that fafdes quickly to a thin, uneven cap; thick wall and web of lacing is left behind as head fades; body is very cloudy and murky, but still shows fast and strong carbonation in as far as you can see.

Smell: Banana and cloves from the yeast; strong, toasty graininess with a touch of wheat; comes across a little dull, overall.

Taste: Pretty much matches the smell, but it's a little thin and watery overall, so yeah, it's a little dull as well. I'm not saying it's bad in any capacity, but it doesn't match up with other offerings of the style. I would gladly drink it again.

Mouthfeel: Like the taste, it's a little thin and watery; carbonation is strong, but could be a little stronger; a thin, semi-dry coating is left all over the palate.

Overall: Meh. It's good, and like I said, I would definitely drink it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SheepNutz
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tab at the Hofbrauhaus Newport in a .5L Weizen glass. There was a wedge of lemon in the glass, which I didn't really like. I wish that they would have put it on the rim of the glass instead. The color was a bright cloudy yellow. Even with the lemon floating in my glass (before I fished it out) there was about 2 good fingers of head, and a good amount of lace left on the glass. The smell is a good fruity aroma, you can smell a lemon scent even without the actual lemon. The taste is a little bit of lemon/citrus with more malt than hops. It is a very refreshing beer. The mouthfeel is a little light, but the drinkability is great. This is a nice summer refresher.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of cavedave
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It pours a really nice looking (for a hefe) cloudy dark straw. A tall hat of thick eggshell colored foam rise into the spire of the glass. Nice.

Smell is full of the wonderful and sweet/tart hefe yeast, not much banana and just a hint of spice. Many better aromas sniffed in this style fersure, but a nice scent just the same.

Taste is nothing to write home about. It comes at you watery, and not full of flavors. The tart and complex yeast profile is missing. Really a mucky taste to it.

Mouth is not great. I like low carb. hefe's, this is, but the rest of the qualities, viscosity, platform for flavors, and finish all are merely average for a wheat beer.

Drinkability is merely average. Nuff said

Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light yellow w/ a nice two finger white head. Good carbonation and lacing. Hazy in appearance. Nose is that of banana, clove, wheat, yeast and malt. Very smooth beer. Taste is the same profile as the nose. Very refreshing and drinkable beer. Feel has a smooth/crisp vibe that I didn't care for as much. Overall this is a good beer for the style, and I'd drink it again.

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of nineworldseries
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Hofbräu Munich Weizen from Hofbräuhaus Newport
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