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Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-29-2003)
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Reviews by Everydayoff:
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass by freshness date.

Mahogany brown color, thick light tan head with good retention, there are particles of yeast floating all around from the push of medium to high carbonation, some patches of lace clinging. The carbonation produces the silky foam on top upon swirl.

The aroma discloses banana to big banana bread, fruity, bready malt to dark bread and some clove spiciness.

Bubblegum, fruity and banana ester snap first then supporting by some malty sweet and some zesty. Phenolic spice yet clove reveal from the middle to the end. Bitterness from hop is at the very end and leaves with just a wee note.

Rather light to medium body with lively good crisp and carbonation generating fine refreshing touch through the palate, smooth and dry finish.

The quaffable quality is so good, worthy Dunkelweizen.

03-28-2012 10:54:37 | More by Everydayoff
More User Reviews:
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-13-2014 20:23:51 | More by FadetoBock
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Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

500ml bottle. Nice to see more choices than the long-standing (yet of course still drinkable) usual offerings from this most hallowed of beer-producing regions.

This beer pours a hazy, dark chestnut brown-tinged amber colour, with two fingers of fizzy, very tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves a low shoreline of ebbing lace around the glass as it evenly slides away.

It smells of lightly roasted grainy caramelized wheat malt, banana bread, mild cloves, fruity apple and pear, and a slight earthy mustiness. The taste is more bready, wheaty malt, with just a wisp of toasted schwarz character, musty ripe bananas, softly yielding yeast, mildly sweet coriander spice, lilting chewing gum, and faint earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are a tad peppy, and somewhat frothy, and fade at an agreeable rate, the body a decent medium weight, and really quite smooth, in an unsurprisingly fruity manner. It finishes off-dry, the fruit and slight char continuing to play well together.

An adequately enjoyable dunkelweizen, the lack of expected roasted notes, while a concern at first, fades from worry rather quickly, leaving us with a nice fruity quaff, suitable for summertime excursions, and early spring snow days alike.

03-03-2013 04:18:04 | More by biboergosum
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-23-2014 04:00:43 | More by DOCRW
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-13-2012 02:45:50 | More by uziangis
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Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-26-2014 13:34:04 | More by Gottesverachter
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-08-2014 01:56:29 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-22-2012 08:13:25 | More by JDBarca10
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-22-2013 08:07:55 | More by dbaker61
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2.78/5  rDev -26.3%

Drank from my Erdinger Weizen glass

A - Pours a weak clear Mahogany colour, that has a two fingered off White head that reduces quickly to a film that laces.

S - Nose is mainly dark fruits and small banana.

T - Noy much really other than small Banana and fruity malts and a little metallic.

M - Medium body and medium carbonation,

O - Nothing fantastic and there are much better examples of the style.

01-08-2012 15:34:01 | More by eric5bellies
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Russian Federation

3.96/5  rDev +5%

500 mL bottle picked up at the Perekrestok; best before 26 June 2014. Hofbrau Munchen is good at all and this particular sort is well. Served chilled not well.

Final Grade: 4.00, overall it is good Dunkel Weizen
Serving type: bottle (which is not good because usual)

500 mL bottle picked up at the Perekrestok; best before 26 June 2014. Hofbrau Munchen is good at all and this particular sort is well. Served chilled not well.

Final Grade: 4.00, overall it is good Dunkel Weizen
Serving type: bottle (which is not good because usual)

01-08-2014 15:05:05 | More by mess2014


3.78/5  rDev +0.3%

500ml bottle. Wide lager glass. Dark brown color, chill hazeappearance. White froth creates a close, thick & lasting crown. Some spots are left. Roasted, lager yeast & flowery aromas rounded by bread & subtle banana notes. Malty, sweet & roasted upfront. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy & dense texture. Low bitterness & slight spicy touch. Long sweet finish. Estery & kind nutty aftertaste. A flavorful beer & nice spot of the Style.

03-09-2014 22:32:03 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-07-2012 04:09:40 | More by Stoffel
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Taken while watching the first game of Mexico at the world cup, dark wheat beer, one of my favorite styles, served in a weizen-bayern glass. Look: brown-chocolate color, fat foamy head, bad lacing. Smell: Roasted malts with chocolate and biscuity malts, some wheat too. Taste: Roasted malts, similar to the smell but with spicy hops and more wheat. Mouthfeel: Clean, high bitterness, medium body and high carbonation. Drinkability: too much wheat, it's good but has nothing to do against the great erdinger dunkel weissbier.

10-30-2010 15:43:44 | More by roddwolff
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3.58/5  rDev -5%

Hofbrau Dunkel Weisse, PC, Florida

A hazy with a thick head. 4

S There is just the estery yeast smell typical of wheat beers with no roast aroma at all. If I couldn't see it, I doubt I could tell from the aroma that this was a dunkel. 3

T Not a lot of roast, but it is there. There is some biscuity flavor also. The taste is more similar to the HB hefe weizen than to a dunkel. In fact, I am puzzled at how they put so much color into the beer without adding roast flavor.  It is smooth, very lightly hopped, and easy to drink. A dark beer for the non-dark beer drinker. A good beer, but lacks the roast to match the color. 3.5

M medium body, thick mouthfeel, carbonation is good. 4

D It is certainly an easy drinking beer, interchageable with the hefe, so far the best Hofbrau beer I've tasted and will be my choice when I visit HB until its gone. 4    

03-07-2011 00:40:03 | More by boss302
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

500ml bottle, suprisingly avialable at a supermarket

A- Very cloudy brown. Faint head with decent retention except in the end

S- Wheat is obviously perceptible, you can also find caramel and banana

T- Pretty much what the smell suggest. Fine wheat as tipical of the best Weizens, but there is also caramel, fruity notes (banana being the clearest one) and roasted malt in the finish. Really complex for a Weisse

M- As smooth as you could ask but still bodied enough to support a wide range of flavours

D- You could drink this all day

02-02-2011 21:11:17 | More by Cozzatoad
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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%

(500 ml bottle, bought in Norway.) Pours with the typical large & lingering weissbier head, colour of the beer is brown, not black as the name suggests. Slightly hazy. Pleasant aroma of fresh baked bread and weissbier yeast, hints of dark syrup and caramel. Flavour has a slight roastiness and some farmhouse bread character, smooth and pleasant to drink, but not very complex. Just enough hops to leave a pleasant aftertaste, but like most weissbiers the aftertaste does not last "forever". This is a decent but unpretentious beer, a nice accompaniment with a meal or as a refreshment on its own.

02-15-2005 22:50:49 | More by Sigmund
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Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-27-2014 14:37:53 | More by Saviour
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-07-2013 01:00:26 | More by NeMe
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3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

A: A very nice dark amber color, a little cloudy against ligth, with a two fingers head faint beige that fades not to fast with some residual.

S: Clear wheat aroma, citrus and sour is at hand.

T: Not very intense flavor, very wheat, some bitterness and in the middle the sour.

M: Refreshing at the beginning then the bitterness and sourness that last good enough with a some sticky feeling in the mouth.

07-24-2010 22:04:26 | More by karait95
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-16-2012 02:31:30 | More by rale
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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%

Sipped from a 500ml brown bottle with a very nice label showing a picture of the factory, and saying that is a specialty, brewed under the Reinheitsgebot, and so on...

A: It pours light amber, cinnamon brown, witn a thick die-hard dense head. Very nice.

S: Intense, reminding the belgian beers. Banana, caramel, brown bread. One of the strongests of the style.

T: Slight, malt and hops caracters, along with wheat/bread expected taste.

M: It goes really well, controlled, soft and just a little acid, but dense.

D: I could drink this all day under the sun !

Final notes: a really nice option to the style, it has its own personality, a really nice beer.

12-20-2006 23:52:29 | More by rjlemos
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

From a half-liter bottle, this beer pours a dark chestnut color with a thick, dense head. The foam is a light shade of tan, and all-in-all, the beer is quite attractive. The aroma clearly has a wheat character, backed by a little caramel and toasted grain. Not bad. The taste is a little drier than expected, but presents a nice wheat twang. There's a little spice and some roastedness in in the flavor was well. Medium in body, with a sharp (slightly acidic) bite in the finish, this is a very engaging and drinkable beer. Enjoyable and worth having again.

07-06-2008 18:43:28 | More by Suds
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-24-2011 08:05:37 | More by PunkFloyd
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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

A: Coloration reddish-brownish, semi translucent, abundant foam head wide ivory hue, its dissipation is slow and residual. Constant heavy carbonation.

S: Aroma with acid dyes, minimal perception of banana and Hops.

T: Very easy to drink, their flavors are subtle, making it lighter, the acidity is what most stands out, did little to end widespread.

07-19-2010 23:01:01 | More by treque
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Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
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