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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
88
very good

661 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-25-2002)
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Tarso, Apr 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

OgreSanchez, Jul 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

mdavidson, Nov 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Bertossi, Sep 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

wc94wc, Feb 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Brushkanna, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of generallee
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a green 11.2oz bottle into a Weizen glass. The bottle has no freshness date or any info other than the style.

Appearance: There is a thick hazy yeast cloud inside of a yellow orange body with light yellow highlights at the edges. Some yeast sediment settles to the bottom of the glass as well. The head on top builds up tall and full on the pour before quickly settling down to a thin cap of foam. It is a soft plain white in color and it hangs on well making lots of spotty slick lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a light fruity yeast character with a light touch of spice and hops.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a solid wheaty and yeasty, medium to full bodied taste with delicate fruit and bubble gum notes. It finishes with dry dusty yeast and spicy mellow hops. The texture is smooth and almost creamy, but not slick with lots of soft carbonation.

Notes: I was very impressed with the outstanding balance, mouth feel and dryer less fruity (sweet/slick) yeast flavor on this Hefeweizen.

generallee, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of Aquavit
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: A pale golden color with an orange hue, slightly hazy, thick off white creamy head with slightly yellow tint that persist for about 1 or more minutes and perfectly bubling arise to the surface
Aroma: Wheat malt are a main character with subtle Hop aroma, Banana and clove are also noted and you can feel a yeasty odor at the palate
Taste: Medium body, rounded and Slightly bitter, smooth and well balance with a tiny hint of fruity sweetness
Conclusion: Exeptional drinkability score, smooth and complex. I enjoy this beer very much compare to those other German weisse beer include Weihenstephaner and Schneider

Aquavit, May 26, 2009
Photo of Swill5786
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pilsner Glass

A - One inch head, something smoky drifting about through the copperish body of the beer immediately after the pour then dissipating to a consistent, cloudy gold.
S - Wheat, yeasty, bready.
T - Sweetish wheat then followed by fruity.
M - Slight carbonation up front, fades quickly. Pleasant feel. Light.
D - High. Enjoying on a warm July night.

Swill5786, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of KarlHungus
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is a massive three inches in height, and recedes slowly into a large cap of lacing that sticks around leaving chunky lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of clove, banana, lemon, and a hint of bubblegum. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with slightly less banana. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a chewy texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great hefe that I can see as a regular in my refrigerator.

KarlHungus, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is so cloudy it looks like lemonade. They only serve this one in half-liter glasses for some reason. No head on the beer the frauline served me. It is extremely wild and yeasty smelling, very snappy on the nose.

First taste has such an over the top wheat and yeast presence, very strong lemon, orange, wheat tones. In fact it tastes so strong of the wheat and yeast it almost comes across cinnamon-like if that makes sense. Man, does this even contain hops at all???

Throughout this beer, all I can think about are the tasty wheat and yeast levels, the hops are nearly forgotten. They are there at the end if you exercise a little patience, but they are definitely *not* the point of this beer. Simply outstanding, I was expecting a wheaty, very yeasty beer, in fact I took an allergy pill before I went to the place. I'll tell you this, it's a good thing I did. If you have seasonal allergies, this beer is going to trigger them big time. Do the Zyrtec, Allegra, whatever the heck you gotta take, 'cause this is an awesome Weizen.

brewdlyhooked13, May 29, 2003
Photo of MrMalt27
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful, traditional German hefe weizen- one that doesn't get a ton of exposure but deserves it. Ranks right up there with the others. Apparently, this was the only hefe weizen brewed in Munich for over 200 years. Talk about a captured audience!

Great banana nose, great mouthfeel, perfectly balanced sweetness. Great for a hot summer day. Can't wait to have it on tap.

MrMalt27, May 30, 2008
Photo of steveh
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I drink this now and again because I like a good Bavarian Weizen -- time to add it to the reviews.

A -- Hazy golden with a very dense white head.

S -- Clove, citrus, fresh yeast and malted wheat. What more can you ask for?

T -- Clove spicy up front with wheat, barley and yeasty breadiness in the middle, finishing slightly tart and citric. Some vague vanilla character back. Very well balanced in all characteristics.

M -- Smooth to crisp mouthfeel with a light to medium light body.

D -- Tops. If anyone ever asks for a good Weizen that defines the style, grab them a fresh HB. All of the Munich breweries make a Weizen, and they're all great in their own way. Prosit to this example.

steveh, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of clvand0
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy yellow color with an enormous head. Good aroma. Light and sweet fruitiness. Spicy and lemony. The flavor is slightly spicy, lemony, some banana. The aftertaste is superb - clove, banana. Wow. I really enjoyed this beer. I have a new favorite hefe. Has a great, fully body with a great mouthfeel. Great carbonation. Very interesting beer. I'll be going out today to pick some up.

clvand0, Oct 25, 2004
Photo of schoolboy
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sublime. This is the sublime smell of beer as it can be. You smell this and you have died and gone to heaven.

Hopefully that will convince you to drink this beer. My current tasting is certainly not my first (which could have been when I was 12 or 13, 40 years ago). But in my years of wisdom, I think that one could live off nothing but this beer, and a few other nutrients now and again.

Great stuff.

schoolboy, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of Jordyn
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have only really had 2 kinds of Hefe Weizen's before. One was on tap in Leavenworth, WA and I just cant seem to get the brewers name. However, this beer has came very close to the smooth and heaven like Hefe Weizen I tasted before. The beer has great color and head. The smell is full. The taste is very well rounded and anytime in the mood to really just sit down with a beer and appreciate its existence, this is my go too.

Jordyn, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of BeerLover99
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - big head, deep yellow, golden color, cloudy.
S - Cloves, wheat, slight banana, little citrus.
T - wheat, cloves, no after taste.
M - nice body, decent amount of carbonation.
D - amazing! Just found my new Summer beer. Could down a 6 pack rather easily.

BeerLover99, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of chiccabeer
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Once again I am still new to the rating process.

Great German beer with a nice easy flavor. If you are looking for a easy going good summer beer, this is for you. It has a great taste, but not packed with tons of different flavors. Just a good old fashioned beer.

chiccabeer, Mar 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

beerhunter13, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

BeerBeerBeer, Oct 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

LateComer, May 06, 2012
Photo of bierman2000
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great German wheat beer in a bottle that made the voyage to Pennsylvania. Citrusy and clove with low carbonation for a wheat beer. Cloudy beautiful Belgian lace as the beer is drank form a Wheat glass. One of the better one's that I've had in a while. Good body and head character. Very thirst quenching and refreshing.

bierman2000, Jun 25, 2003
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 08, 2014
Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
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