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Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-29-2003)
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Photo of david18
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

david18, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of eric5bellies
2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

eric5bellies, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of uziangis
3/5  rDev -20%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of skyway99
3/5  rDev -20%

skyway99, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of stcules
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown, dark caramel. Light brown foam, abundant.
Weisse smell, with banana and cloves. Then caramel.
At a second try, the caramel is stronger, and there is also a light roasted (hazelnut), and the fruity notes are lighter.
In the taste the classic notes of wheat and caramel, over all.
There is also some roasted hint.
In the aftertaste, after a start of caramel, there is a roasted and lightly burned finish.
Good and thirst quenching beer, after all, even if I'd like it a little less sweet.

stcules, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of Dogbrick
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting seasonal from Hofbrauhaus (they called it a "DarkWeiz"). Cloudy orange color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a little fruity and a little wheaty. I am not that familiar with the DunkelWeizen style but the flavor was a mixture of malt, cider, banana and caramel. Smooth and mostly drinkable but lopsided. I would go back to the Dunkel next time.

Dogbrick, Jul 29, 2003
Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

JayKay412, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of karait95
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

karait95, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of BretSikkink
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shy of mahogany but past copper. Head is not too timid at first but simmers down quickly and doesn't like much lacing if any. Nose is phenolic with clove and banana evenly balanced. Fruity enough with the hint of wheat.

Flavor is again on par with the style guidelines but in terms of the mouthfeel it's a let-down. Too thin and metallic, not enough good bubbles and the ones present are a little abrasive. Drinkable and decent, but the overall attenuation is off and it takes away from drinking this style.

BretSikkink, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of dbaker61
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

dbaker61, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Kmat10, May 25, 2013
Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

NeverSettle, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Vsarmatov
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Vsarmatov, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

TT--Cashout, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

stevoj, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Poupae
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Poupae, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of boss302
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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    

boss302, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of RodneyFarva
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, 11/12 date, poured into weizen glass

a: pours a very deep blackish ruby color, very pretty, with a one finger off-white head which stays nicely.

s: wheat and dark malts, but the thing that really hits you is the banana - smells like a tasty slightly overripe banana. really nice.

t: wheat and roasted malts, a bit of the banana but less than in the nose, and some yeastiness as well. tastes less "dunkel" than others i have tried.

o: a really nice dunkelweizen at a good price. perhaps the taste let me down a bit after such a great aroma, and there is a bit of a metallic finish.

RodneyFarva, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of rjlemos
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

rjlemos, Dec 20, 2006
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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into Weisse glass 22/4/13

A hazy reddish brown but has more clarity then I expected, two fingers of tan foam sits around for a few sips before falling to a thin film that leaves a single thick ring of lace

S a little bruised banana and brown sugar with a little chocolate covered raisin and sweet dark bread, earthy notes I can't place with a hint of molasses

T a little spice to go with what I smell but quite similar, solid example of the style but not mind-blowing, a little sweet but it works

M silky at first with the bubbles stopping short of creamy but they play their part, not thin but could use a little more body but it's a minor complaint

O pretty smooth easy drinking beer, not the best example of the style but nothing to be ashamed of

My profile pics from the Hofbrauhaus in Munich and I was pretty happy to have this little memory show up on the shelf here in Alberta

wordemupg, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of roddwolff
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

roddwolff, Oct 30, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rale, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Suds, Jul 06, 2008
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Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
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