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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
86
very good

318 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 318
Hads: 731
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-25-2002

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Photo of dsa7783
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single, 12 oz bottle just copped from Gary's in Madison for $1.99...
An aggressive pour yielded a tawny, light, golden-colored, strawish appearance with an immense foamy head that lingered on for a bit before slowly dissipating and leaving a fine amount of lacing around the top of the serving glass...
Strong, noticeable aroma of straw, wheat, yeast, citrus, coriander, and fresh florals...
Taste was bursting with powerful notes of fresh citrus, wheat, coriander, lemons, sweet grapefruit, and earthy tones... As far as a Hefeweizen goes, this was a top-notch depiction of the style, in terms of taste, aroma, and appearance...
Great, creamy, sweet, rich, thick mouthfeel bursting with sugar flavors and an excellent level of drinkability with a rather modest ABV...
Excellent stuff and a true-to-the-style representation...
Recommended... (841 characters)

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, pale-honey in color. The head was 2+ fingers of frothy off-white (limited only by my halting the pour out of reluctance to overflow my glass, which admittedly was too small for the bottle). Lacing was fair.

S: Spicy pepper and a mix of floral and citrus hops up front. The wheat is certainly there, along with faint clove and banana notes typical of Bavarian Hefeweizen.

T: Tart fruit is the first flavor to hit the tongue, followed by bready wheat. There's a touch of phenol and bitterness in the finish that also includes pear and tobacco.

M: Crisp, but not heavily carbonated. Pretty dry finish, even for a Hefeweizen, bordering on astringent; yet it doesn't feel out of place on this one, and just encourages you to keep drinking.

O: A very solid Hefeweizen. It paired nicely with a German cheese (mushroom brie) and crackers. Nice for a treat on a sunny, summer day. (886 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"eff" the lemon, drink this beer straight up.

Nice look, it looks like a hefe

Sweet/Wheat smell

This is a friggin nice hefe, at the right time of year (late spring/early summer), this is the way a hefe should be.

It goes down easy and has a good German hefe feel.

drink this beer, drink lot's of this beer, it's ok, you can do it! (345 characters)

Photo of NODAK
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Smell here is great...some citrus, fruity esters (banana) and spices. Very appetizing. Also one of the less cloudy beers in this style that I've had.

This is one of the sweeter hefeweizens I've had. Upfront there's some citrus, which is overtaken quickly by sweet banana fruity esters mixed with clove spices. This comprises most of the body of the beer. There's a twinge of tartness on the finish from the lemon, but after the swallow the predominant taste is smacking sweetness. One of the better beers in this style that I've had.

Highly recommended. (555 characters)

Photo of chickenflea
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

500ml bottle.

Love this style beer. Took a shot in the dark in selecting a single bottle of this brew this beer from the local beer and wine superstore. Was very pleasantly surprise.

Appearance and aroma is very typical (this is a good thing.) Cloudy light orange color. Billowy white head. Yeasty aroma.

The taste was wonderful. Pleasantly sweet with just a touch of sourness. Silky mouthfeel and a smooth clean finish.

Exceptionally drinkable. Very solid. (461 characters)

Photo of EPICAC
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at Cricket's in Waco.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, straw golden with a white head that fades to a patchy layer.

Smell: Bananas, citrus, bubble-gum, cloves and a light graininess.

Taste: The taste is much like the smell. There are strong bananas, light bubblegum, cloves and a light graininess in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, low carbonation

Drinkability: Tasty and very easy to drink. (425 characters)

Photo of Everydayoff
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a Hofbrau weizen glass at Beerosophy, Bangkok.

A:
Traditional pale cloudy yellow hue with thick frothy and silky white head with excellent retention, it just slowly fades to everlasting foamy layer covering atop and same time leaves plenty of refined lacing ring, patch and spot along the way down, splendid showcase.

S:
In the way what it should be; banana, bubblegum, spice, clove, wheat and light citrus, well mellow.

T:
Suggestion of bubblegum and fruity ester by a nuance of banana and zesty citrus, malt in the back drives all the things up. Clove comes in mind with a spicy, peppery touch while hop just lies underneath but well fit and suitable to the overall flavor structure by letting the others playing on the front row.

M:
Medium in body with very velvety and super smooth mouthfeel from the delicate wave of lively crisp carbonation. Finish is dry and refreshing.

O:
Very well balance and very well done, simple but delicious and easy to get along, all the elements both external (appearance) and internal (aroma, taste, feel) are harmoniously straight forth together. This beer deserves a big quaff. (1,136 characters)

Photo of Jason
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with a no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy pale golden beige colour with a trademark wheat beer tiny bubbled lace.

Smell: Fresh wheat malt in the nose, hints of lemon and powdery yeast as well.

Taste: So crisp and smooth, there is lots of fresh fermented wheat flavour that it creates bit of a twang. Quite malty with a spicy phenolic and faintly bitter hop to balance. A powdery yeast tries to dry the palate. A touch fruity with pear in the back and vague banana in the front with some alcoholic esters wavering in the finish.

Notes: Perfectly balanced for the style and extremely drinkable, its right up there in greatness with the rest of the quality German wheat beers. (721 characters)

Photo of SamN
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Deep golden straw color. Great big three finger head to start, fades to one after a minute. Deep color and quite hazy.

S- Classic German hefeweizen smell; spices, grass, wheat malts and great lemon zestiness. Strong, aromatic and brilliant.

T- Peppery and citrusy, but also sweet and ridiculously balanced. Less of a dry finish than most hefe's. Refreshing, uplifitng and joyous. A slight touch of chemicasl in the finish, but nothing to bother you in light of this great taste.

M- Quite bubbly and lively, a full mouthful of beer! Medium light body, smoove like silk.

D- Awesome drinkability. Another great hefe to stock up on. (636 characters)

Photo of kenito799
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsener glass.

Bright clear yellow brew with nice lace left by a foamy white head.

Aroma is fresh, definite banana-clove characteristics.

The flavor is an excellent balance of the banana, clove spice and lemony tanginess. Very fresh, drinkable. Excellent classic hefe-weizen. (307 characters)

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy golden with a core of yellow-orange into a weizen glass. Thick, billowy white head thins to a slight ring around the edge of the glass.

Notes of weizen yeasts, bananas and cloves are a dead ringer for the style.

Tastes of malted grains carry notes of bananas and biscuits with a slight sweetness and a little citrus zest.

Silky smooth, lighter mouthfeel is excellent and perfectly fits a typical hefeweizen.

Easily among the ranks of the easiest-drinking beers. (478 characters)

Photo of scoobybrew
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was poured from the bottle into a weizen glass.

A - cloudy golden straw-like color with a think foamy head that is very well retained

S - sweet wheaty malt with a noticeable banana & clove aroma

T - strong wheat malt flavor with banana & clove accents, smooth finish with a faint trace of noble hops

M - creamy medium/light body, high carbonation

D - This is a fantastic German-style wheat beer and perhaps one of the best I've had. It has a great taste that doesn't disappoint. (488 characters)

Photo of 1fastz28
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i'm a big fan of hofbrau original so i had to give this beer a shot, first time i've seen it.

looks great, has a deep cloudy orange hue to it with a big white head, looks very yummy.

smell has that distinctive hofbrau skunkiness to it with a nice yeast aroma, has some nice fruit accents as well

taste is really good, a crisp refreshing hefe with a wonderful fruit and yeast combo, a distinctive german hefe

mouthfeel is great as is drinkability, a great beer on a hot day like today (487 characters)

Photo of MrIncognito
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into the proper hefeweizen glass.

A - Nice cloudy beige-orange color beneath a soft fizzy white head. The head dissipates much faster than most hefeweizens but leaves a nice 1/4-inch lace on top for the duration of the beer. Great lacing on the sides of my glass.

S - Great yeasty smell with that wheat background. A bit more clove in this smell than others with some citrus coming through.

T&M - A nice rich hefeweizen. All fresh wheat upfront with the yeast coming in the back of the tongue. Some clove and citrus, just like the smell, follow and not much of a banana taste, just slightly as the beer warms. LIttle bit metallic aftertaste as the beer warms as well.

D - So very drinkable. Something I could have 3 of easily in one sitting. Not as heavy as some hefeweizens. (787 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle purchased at the Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh. I can't get enough of the weizen today.

A: The weizen is a pale golden color, hazy and opaque. The ale gives off a shine, so it is not a black hole. I needed two pours to empty the bottle, a thick head bubbling up each time.

S: The nose is features clove and bubblegum prominently with banana on more of the down low. Regardless of the combination of aromas, it smells awesome with a mild wheat tartness and lots of toasted grains.

T: The ale doesn't have a great deal of carbonation, allowing the flavors to linger for a rather long time on my palate. Bubblegum and banana battle for supremacy with the sweet banana winning. Mild wheat tartness permeates, creating a lively flavor that doesn't overshadow the yeast. Creamy flavors are also prevalent, showing off toasted grains and more banana. Light hops aren't that big a deal.

M: The mouthfeel is tough to beat, smooth and laiden with flavor. It's hard to believe that an ale that clicks this well has about 5% abv.

D: I'd pound the entire six pack if I could. This is a fine weizen, no doubt about it. (1,118 characters)

Photo of goblue3509
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very strong hef. It pours a golden yellow color. There was a good head on the beer. The smell was of clove. The taste was very good. It was for sure an above average hef. There is a complexity to the taste, it was a little lemon. The color wasn't the hazy unfiltered color however. This is a very solid and very good beer. (324 characters)

Photo of Beerislife652854
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - Hazy light yellowish orange with a foamy compact head that lasts the whole drink and laces the inside of the glass finely.

S - Very mild, some citrus, spicy notes.

T - Mild citrus twang, more malty than hoppy. Good balance of flavors.

M - Finely carbonated, not overpowering, fizzyness doesn't fade away too quickly.

I would probably buy it again, when I have some extra cash in my pocket. (445 characters)

Photo of Gaisgeil
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Hefeweizens, not sure why it doesn't recieve the same praises as Paulaner, Weihenstephaner or the like, but in my honest opinion it is certainly deserving to be in such company. Pours a cloudy gold in color with a frothy full head, perfect in my weizen glass. Nose is full and fruity, full of subtle complexities and that certain wheat aroma that is unmistakable. Flavor is powerful, not as well balanced as some but, but makes up for that in character. Very big banana flavor with plenty of clove as well. Mouthfeel is a bit light, but still plenty of carbonation and light enough on the palate, very refreshing!

Wake up people! This one deserves a spot at the table!

Slàinte! (704 characters)

Photo of patra7
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank at home from a bottle with an Expiration 7 months away (12.01.2012):
Appearance: Huge white head, noticeable lacing. Yellow / gold color; not as cloudy as other hefeweiss beers, until I pour the last part with the yeast.
Smell: Slight banana smell with yeast and some notes of other fruits.
Taste: Yeast, banana and some other fruits (probably peach) together with mild spicy flavors and grains. Nicely balanced by a subtle hoppy character.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and rather low carbonation. Very smooth.
Drinkability: Smooth, refreshing, nothing wrong with anything. Easily drinkable. I like it. (606 characters)

Photo of acrawf6
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker golden (for the style) slightly hazy. Nice condensed white head.

Smells. I do initially get the cloves aroma and a sweet banana aroma. So sweet it's more of a candy banana smell, like a laffy taffy. just a touch of other spices like cinnoman and vanilla.

Taste. Pretty good. Sweet and lots of vanilla with the cloves. Yeasty as well. Small Maltiness gives it a nice balance and good backbone to it. Banana taste is there too. Aftertaste has a spiciness to it. Thats where i get cinnoman and even a black pepper kick to it on my tongue.

Mouthfeel is good, lots of carbonation like always. Pretty full body. I think it has a great balance and it really fills my mouth. So mouthfeel is good.

Overall, i do like this beer. It has a very authentic flavor to it. Not my favorite in the style, but i do think it is quite up there in the rankings. (867 characters)

Photo of GRPunk
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A- It poured with more than a 2-finger, fluffy, off-white head that stuck around and left great sticky spots on the glass. The body was a hazy golden-yellow (much lighter in color than most hefes I've had) with loads of slow rising carbonation.

S- A lot of banana aroma with a hint of vanilla initially. Further investigation showed a bunch of yeasty scents and a touch of citrus.

T- More banana in the flavor, this time mixed with some nice lemony, citrus notes. Spicy flavors come late in the finish.

M- Nice, grainy feel I'd expect of an unfiltered wheat bear. Carbonation is solid, but smooth.

D- This is a very easy drinker. I bust this one out on a late-winter thaw. I could see drinking this one in quantity over the summer months. (778 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer left the bottle with an explosion of head, about the entire width of my hand. The head falls to 2 fingers over top of the golden yellow, hazy beer. The nose was a nice a nice bananas and cream with some good lemon tones as well. I really liked the flavor of this one. There was a good it of lemon on the initial taste, with the aftertaste coming on strong with the banana cream pie flavor. The feel was just a shade thin, not coating my mouth as much as I would like it. Drinkability was awesome. I could sit down to just a ton of this beer.

Edit: The first one of these came out of a 500 ml brown bottle the first time and it was very good. We just cracked a 355 ml green bottle and there was an awful skunkey odor. I'm letting it sit to see if that goes away. After sitting, that smell leaves, but I will only buy the 500 ml bottles from here on out. (865 characters)

Photo of chickencoop
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is right up there with the best (Weihenstephaner) heffes's out there, but it misses on the finish. This is still one of the top knotch heffe out there, big golden pour with that perfect white head (poured into a Franziskaner heffe glass), smell is banana sweetness, taste was more bubbles than flavor like my Weffe. Great beer, but just a runner up to one of the best beers out there, not so bad, i'd take that. (416 characters)

Photo of magictrokini
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe its because this came in a 44-ounce stein, or maybe it was because I was at the Vegas Hofbrauhaus, but I thought this was a really great hefe. Pours cloudy gold with a massive white head. Wheaty and sweet aroma. The taste is very light and clean. No stickiness. Wheaty, yeasty, and sweet. I recommend having one, or four. (327 characters)

Photo of unHipHopHead
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a usual cloudy golden color with visible textures. The head was suprisingly large bubble with fast disipation. The taste was very flavorful and well balanced compared with other hefs I've had. The mouthfeel was surprising to me, very carbonated and fizzy Bubbles just sizzled out the taste but left a very refreshing aftertaste! (335 characters)

Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
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