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Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
85
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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 schnarr84
4/5  rDev +6.1%

schnarr84, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

JayKay412, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

biboergosum, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of JDBarca10
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

JDBarca10, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of rale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

rale, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +6.1%

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Victor
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Victor, May 10, 2012
Photo of NeverSettle
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

NeverSettle, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Everydayoff
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A:
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.

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

T:
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.

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

O:
The quaffable quality is so good, worthy Dunkelweizen.

Everydayoff, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of RodneyFarva
3.58/5  rDev -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 stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

stevoj, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of uziangis
3/5  rDev -20.4%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of eric5bellies
2.78/5  rDev -26.3%
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 Stoffel
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Stoffel, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured in a mug.

A: Pours a chestnut cloud color with a medium beige and very fluffy head. Medium retention. In fact it never disappears totally leaving some nice lacings

S: Strong on banana esters as expected. Wheat and roasted malts. Honey and yeasts. Biscuity and bready

T: As the nose. Wheat, roasted malts, honey, yeast, banana. Dry and delicate

M: Creamy full bodied. Good carbonation

O: Very drinkable beer. Creamy and pleasant

eduardolinhalis, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of PunkFloyd
4/5  rDev +6.1%

PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of BretSikkink
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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 Ochsenblut
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A one finger off-white head dissipates fairly quickly atop the cloudy, reddish brown body of this Bavarian classic. I was a little surprised at the lack of staying power the head displayed, leaving only a sticky ring of lacing around my Weizen glass.

The smell is spicy, showing the expected banana esters along with freshly cut cucumber.

This Dunkelweizen is creamy, wielding a substantial mouthfeel along with high carbonation. The wheat twang combined with semi-sweet toasted malt notes makes for an interesting twist on the Weizen style. Varying sips render primarily clove, banana, apple skins and more wheaty acidity, gently moving to a faint hops presence in the aftertaste. It finishes fairly clean.

This beer is highly enjoyable, being a bit sweeter and more complex than its lighter sister. Hofbräu nailed the style... because they probably invented it.

Ochsenblut, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of boss302
3.58/5  rDev -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 Cozzatoad
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Cozzatoad, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of roddwolff
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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
Photo of karait95
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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 treque
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

treque, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of Dentist666
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light brown/copper cloudy beer with dense head. Yeast, clove, sweet malt in aroma. Taste - expressive, sweet malt, wheat, tints of caramel and banana, light hop finish. A bit harsh aftertaste, it seems not similar to classic dunkelweizen, but pleasant in common.

Dentist666, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of janubio
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml. bottle. Pours a big head, that doesn' t last much, leaving some lace. Colour is not really black, as the name suggests, is more brown reddish. Aroma of sulphur, yeast, ripe fruits, dates or prunes, clove. Good mouthfeel, with the sulphur flavour, taste of banana, fruits, hints of caramel. If I have to say something bad i tcould be about the not so strong body, but I could have some more of this.

janubio, Sep 05, 2009
Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.