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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräu Münchner Weisse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

596 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%


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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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a hazy light gold with a fluffy white cap that slowly fades into a mild head of foam. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of bananas, tart wheat, vanilla, English biscuit cookies, and hint of skunkweed from the green bottle.
Taste is of the aromas with mild bits of citrus pulling through. Gentle notes of lemongrass flow along the palate.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, zingy, zesty, and chewy with hearty wheat and peppery spice found in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 01:08:51 | More by weeare138
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plaid75

New York

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep murky dark straw hue with a full fist full of foamy white head. There was excellent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a strong yeasty/wheaty aroma with the expected hints of clove and banana. Light citrus aroma as well.

The taste was a very fresh wheatiness. Much fresher tasting than most German Hefes. A nice spiceiness is detected as well.

The mouthfeel was very chewy and finished quite dry.

Overall a very drinkable and fresh tasting hefe. In my opinion, a very underrated hefe.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2006 03:51:07 | More by plaid75
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A delightful vibrant, not lazy yellow, cloud and haze just like I like it. Smell, fragrant, break out the lemon zest yo! Taste, no hop quality like I was hoping for a blast of Saaz or something, but its alright, its still decent tasting for a hefe.

Mouthfeel, meh, doesn't develop. Beer goes downhill in the second half. Got me excited there for a bit. Usual mix of estery yeast, banana, clove. . . many of the things I try and avoid in a hefe, which is hard to do since they are hallmarks of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 00:52:15 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a. Served on tap into a 22 oz. glass. Head dissipated to nothing, no lace. Cloudy yellow in appearance.

S. Wheat and a bit of malt.

T. A good malt body supported with a bit of fruity yeast. The wheat is present as well. Slight metallic twang. Noble hops in the distance.

M. On the lighter side of medium bodied and sightly syrupy.

D. A fairly drinkable hefe. Not the best I've had, but true to the style and solid. A little more banana/clove appeal and I'd be hooked.

* Tried this brew again April 18,2009
Metallic twang is gone, much more enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2008 03:56:35 | More by Stinkypuss
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I made sure to agitate the bottom of the bottle before pouring in order to suspend some of the yeast, since the beer was quite clear in the bottle. It poured a cloudy straw yellow with an inch of fine white foam, which promptly collapsed into a collar and thin skim of bubbles coating the surface of the beer. It did leave a bit of streaky lacing on the glass as it fell, but nothing to write home about. Nice aroma, lots of banana and a little lemon, cloves, a bit of bubblegum, some earthy and bready wheat. The flavours weren't as bold as the aroma and it ended up tasting a bit thin. Tastes were limited to fruity sweetness (lemon and banana), dry bready yeast, and faint cloves. The body was light, bordering on thin, but with a pleasant smoothness of texture that made it work. This really isn't a bad beer, I'm just not sold on the flavour profile. If the aromas were more closely duplicated in the taste, I'd like it a lot more.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 00:58:31 | More by DrJay
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up over the weekend at Brewforia and am enjoying while putting the final touches on a couple of trade boxes... poured into my small weizen glass.

2 finger head.... the brew is hazed dark straw golden... great retention and lacing.

Fairly common traditional hefe profile.. lite clove and some banana..

Flavor mirrors the nose with a nice sticking power on the clove ... descent body and carbonation...

Nothing to write home about, but still a nice representation... Man.. I wish all breweries would go to brown bottles... This doesn't necessarily seem light-struck, but I keep second guessing myself.

4/3.5/4/3.5/4

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 08:38:14 | More by JohnGalt1
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Looking great with an almost nice tight white head of two fingers. Gives great looking rising carbonation from a cloudy glowing yellow/dark lemon body. Looks like a great Hefeweizen.

Smell is a classic. Simple banana and clove, but also a very sense of wet and thin feeling to come.

Taste brings the hint of what is on the nose. A bit wet banana and clove finish. Hints of nutmeg and other brown spices but with very little body. On the swallow there is a hint of bread wheat like finish. Even a little wet lemon aftertaste.

Overall fairly solid and easy drinking and a good representation of the style that will do the job easily.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 22:10:35 | More by smakawhat
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ccrida

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draught served in a 25 oz mug (~.75L), Hofbräu Hefe Weisse is a cloudy dull gold with a small white head leaving scattered, foamy lace.

Smell is very pithy, minerals, a bit of citrus really, even though there no lemon served thankfully, at this actually authentic German bar.

Taste is pretty spicy, again lots of mineral pith, the wheat brings some spice, not much in the way of the classic Bavarian esters of banana or clove. Not my favorite by any stretch as it's more wheaty then anything else, almost saison like, clean though.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp side, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is average. It's certainly quenching, and while it has some weizen character, it's not bringing the Bavarian yeast notes I love in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2011 01:34:00 | More by ccrida
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beertunes

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in 20oz mug. Poured a hazy, cloudy yellow with over an inch of fluffy white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was the expected banana, clove and yeast you expect from a good Hefe. Yup, you guessed it, the flavor profile was right where you'd expect it as well. Banana, clove and yeast upfront, with a pleasant wheat tang underneath.

The body was little thin for my taste, but was still solid and satisfying. Drinkability was excellent, you could pour these down the hatch all day. Overall, a wonderful beer that's worth your time.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2010 21:01:12 | More by beertunes
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow to orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, dry clove and banana. In the taste, dry banana fruitiness and clove spice. A spice bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry clove like spice in the aftertaste. Nice flavor and nice dryness.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2011 18:15:40 | More by OWSLEY069
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largadeer

California

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy and straw-colored, typical hefeweizen appearance, with somewhat weak head retention.

Smell: A nice balance of banana, clove and lemon rind with the subtle presence of yeast.

Taste & mouthfeel: Light-bodied, crisp and bready. Plenty of signature clove but more citrus than banana. Moderate dryness in the finish with a hint of citrus and spice remaining on the palate, though it's a touch watery overall.

Notes: Not the best hefeweizen around but certainly a good one.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 01:16:46 | More by largadeer
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stcules

Italy

3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very good head, creamy. A hazy orange is the color.
The smell is quite phenolic, with bread crust, and less evident, some banana.
Anyway, a good weizen smell.
The taste is phenolic too, almost spicy. Well amalgamated, pleasant, drinkable, light.
Definitely, weel done beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 12:52:04 | More by stcules
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent dark golden color with a huge, frothy cream colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Great looking beer, perhaps a shade or two darker than most hefes.

This one is a bit lighter on the banana compared to many of its German brethren. Leans a bit more toward the clove end of the spectrum and has a little bit of wheat husk and bubblegum aroma.

Taste is still more clove oriented and the malts and wheat are less sweet than many hefes. The wheat tang is prevalent and lends a nice crispness to the beer. While still creamy, this beer feels light. Banana flavors come out to play a bit more as it warms. While I dont feel this ranks in the upper echelon of hefes, it is still mighty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 23:34:24 | More by twiggamortis420
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is a deep orange in color with a bottle-conditioned haziness and a huge, clumpy, white foamy head. There’s a lot of carbonation going on in this glass, too, making this one a real Hefe.

Smell – The lovely German yeast is right on for the style. I can pick up a light banana and maybe a hint of cherries. The deep, rich yeast though is what does it for me.

Taste – Oh, this is tasty. The yeast steps back a bit at the tongue and the bananas really pick things up. The finish is very soft and fruity.

Mouthfeel – This one is light to medium-bodied with a good, fluffy, Hefe mouthfeel.

Drinkability – The creamy nature of this Weizen helps this one go down like silk. It’s a terrific summer time bier or, as in my case tonight, a good snack when dinner’s still an hour or so away.

Comments – There’s not a lot of variance in my rating of this bottled Weizen as opposed to the on-tap version that I had at the Hofbräuhaus in Las Vegas, but it is far preferable, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2005 02:58:13 | More by RoyalT
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another solid German Hefe...although not in the top tier in my opinion...pours a cloudy golden with a big fluffy white head of about two inches...that diminishes to abouit an 1/8 of an inch as you drink but it spiderwebs the sides of the glass nicely...The nose is bready and malty with a hint of lemongrass...body is medium-to-light....a refreshing light lemon flavor set against a bready malt backbone..

A decent enough German Hefe but one I will not buy again because I liked several others better..definitely worth trying...

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2003 23:04:15 | More by ZAP
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bananas and spices. Taste is good, banana and spices, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fine quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 13:31:37 | More by tone77
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flagmantho

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden and quite cloudy. Huge white head with nice retention.

Smell: lots of wheat and malt; no fruit or hops character at all. It's still quite good.

Taste: slightly bitter with a very nice malt and wheat flavor. A very solid and tasty hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice level of carbonation. Quite good.

Drinkability: extremely drinkable. A light beer with solid flavor and character.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 03:29:49 | More by flagmantho
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bark

Sweden

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The colour is orange-yellow; the liquid is cloudy. The high very firm head is compact and white; it sinks very slowly, leaving some lacing.

The smell is sour with some sweet notes of bananas and an earthy yeasty flavour. There are also some notes of wheat flour and a mild touch of vinegar. Clean and balanced!

The taste is coherent: A mild sour background note with fresh flavours of fresh fruits (bananas, kiwis, green apples…), yeast and wheat dough. The aftertaste brings a light flavour of dried apricots, banana peels and wheat flour. There is even a distant hint of bitterness in the finish.

The carbonation is a little weaker than most weissbiers; the bubbles are small. The liquid is very smooth and a little thick.

A textbook example of a Hefeweissen, maybe with a slight reservation for the weak carbonation…

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 17:26:48 | More by bark
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1 Pint 0.9 fluid ounce (500ml) standard Teutonic brown glass bottle. Blue and white crown cap has the HB logo on it. My bottle looks just like the one in the BA Database. Described as “Münchner Kindl Hefe Weizen”. No strength or discernable freshness date.

Appearance: Lightly hazed orange golden body that has a large head on the pour as is so often the case, but it settles with a thin white head with some nice looking lacing and a ship-shape solid ½” white head. Average carbonation levels that seem to lack a little of the usual spritzy character.

Smell: Sweet fresh malts and lots of wheat in the nose. Banana’s with a citric clove feel, oranges (?) even. Fruity aromas.

Taste: Starts with a sweet yeasty feel, light Banana’s in the middle, some lemon peel feel racks the end of the drink. Sharp at times but it is sweet with a fruity citric feel throughout the experience.

Mouthfeel: Mid-body presence. Has a cloying toffee feel in the back end but it is nothing that detracts, in fact it adds a solid feel to this brew.

Drinkability: Smooth very drinkable offering that has a creamy feel in the mouth with a thick toffee clove finish. I’m not a huge Hefe fan but I do like this one.

Overall: An attractive Hefe Weizen, not sure I would stock up on this one but decent nevertheless. Better than the usual run-of-the-mill Hefe’s.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2005 03:12:10 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas, served in a 0.5L weisse glass. The beer was hazy and golden colored, with a thin white head. The smell was OK, some banana and clove but a little mild on each. The taste is maybe a little stronger than the smell, all the appropriate flavors come through OK. Overall a very passable hefeweizen, although not one of my favorites.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2008 06:58:03 | More by TurdFurgison
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A good weisse beer here. This beer poured a nice cloudy yellow colour out of an old looking green glass bottle. The head was not so big on this beer and this suprised me as hefes usually have very big heads to them. This beer smelled of cloves, bananas, and lemons a perfect hefe-aroma. This tasted like more of the same...a very simple and refreshing hefe-weizen with no frills. The mouthfeel was crisp, the drinkability was great. This sample..may have been a bit old so perhaps this can be even better than when I sampled it. Never-the-less this was still a very nice, tasty, hefe!
Cheers!,
F.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2003 12:17:41 | More by francisweizen
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, banana, metallic

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some lemon and some clove/coriander. There is also some banana and some floral notes. It ends with a bittersweet fruity aftertaste.

Overall - A solid hefe. The banana borders on tasting a little fake, like a banana candy, but it's still very good and quite refreshing. It has just right amount of fruit and spice balance.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 00:07:02 | More by spinrsx
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Brent

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a bright golden-orange, very little suspended yeast haze, even after a final swirl in an effort to decant sediment. Aroma was a bit citric acidic. Up front there was moderate citric tartness - as though a dash of lemon had been added to the beer. Some wispy banana notes hung in the background. For a hefe weizen, the yeast was uncharacteristically muted, contributing no breadyness or particularly spicy phenols to the party. More like a plain weizen. Couldn't figure out the date stamp, so it may have been a bit over the hill.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 15:16:46 | More by Brent
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GClarkage

California

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/19/04- Purchased at Whole Foods in San Mateo, CA

Presentation- 16.9 oz bottle with a bottled date of 08/30. Poured into one of my weizen glasses.

Appearance- Nice and foamy head with large bubbles, semi cloudy golden pour and decent lacing.

Smell- Kind of a funky yeast smell with some citrus involved.

Taste- More yeast and lemon than anything. No cloves or bananas that I am used to with my favorite hefe's.

Mouthfeel- Ultra carbonated as many hefe's. Mid to light feel to it.

Drinkability- Acceptable hefeweizen, but have had many better and more worthy of drinking. Run of the mill IMO.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2004 02:08:31 | More by GClarkage
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle $2.49 poured into a pilsener glass. Hazy golden orange color, decent head. Super yeasty smell, mostly bananas but a little gum. Taste is mostly yeast, yeast, more yeast. Its oddly not offensive, easy to drink but I don;t see myself purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 01:27:09 | More by ArrogantB
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