Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
88
very good

689 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 23
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-25-2002)
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Photo of GRPunk
4.25/5  rDev +9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of SheepNutz
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy medium yellow color with three big fingers of head. There is a good amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is a little skunky at first, but once you let it sit for a minute, lots of great aromas come through. There's a lot of citrus fruit. Lemon and orange, not much of the classic banana and clove aromas. The taste is a bit on the citrus side as well, with a little bit more spice. Nice and refreshing. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and heavy. The drinkability is really good. A decent weizen.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Traquairlover
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 pint, 0.9 oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A = It is possible I did a poor job pouring this beer because it was pretty enjoyable otherwise, but I found the almost complete lack of a head very of-putting. However, I do not think I deviated from my normal pour and usually with a hefe I get a huge white head, with this I got maybe half an inch. Otherwise a nice hazy golden liquid and light steady carbonation of medium bubbles.

S = Things pick up for this beer in the nose. I get some smells of ripe banana, orange zest, nutmeg, lemon juice. A lot going on, got a lower score than it could have simply because it was not strong enough.

T = Nice lemon flavor hits first followed quickly by a strong flavor of wheat and the standard overripe banana, some good hops bitterness shows up next and follows the other flavors into the finish. Main criticism of this one is that the flavors pass too quickly and the finish is not as long as I would like. Otherwise, this definitely tastes the way I think a good hefe should.

M = Light-medium body, carbonation feel on tongue is a little to strong, mouthcoating is average.

D = This is a perfectly enjoyable beer. I would gladly drink this on a hot summer's day but it would probably not be my first choice. Only slightly better than average for this one.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of StevieW
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hofbrauhaus Newport,KY. (Cincinnati, OH.)
Medium cloudy yellow color. Foamy rich white head. Nicel lacing down the glass. Lots of clove and sweet sugar yeasty weissbier smells. Loads of bananas and herbs. Pretty spot on flavors, freshness is evident, nice yeasty richness, and crisp herbal finish. Very good weissbeir. Crisp, light to medium bodied, plenty of tangy sweetness. I would really like to pair this with some potato pancakes or something else thick and heavy. A good example of the style.

Photo of jettjon
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bomber with no date into a pint glass. Cloudy yellow-orange with a small amount of carbonation. One-finger pale white creamy hade fads moderately leaving a thick cap and scattered lace. Nose of light coriander, faint citrus, and faint cloves/spice. Taste is crisp and clean, with light bready wheat and subtle coriander herb flavors. Mouth is crisp and sharp with full carbonation, gentle on the palate. Very smooth and thirst quenching. Drinkability is good to very good; it’s easygoing, thirst-quenching and enjoyable. Subdued and easily sessionable.

Overall: A capable hefe, enjoyable anytime. Recommended.

Photo of ajs4bd
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of nomad
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours muddy orange and does without the yeast poured in. Surprisingly low carbonation hurts both the head (which is not well retained by any means) and the mouthfeel.

Smells of clove and wheat dust with a full malty sweetness in time. The barest of banana esters arive late though temper the other scents quite well. Though usually an ester-fanatic, the phenols are deftly integrated in to the large pale malt presence quite nicely.

Taste shows a thin core of wheat and malt though with hearty decoction caramelization and a beautiful kiss of vanilla in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite slick and full though the lack of carbonation hurts a lot. A satisfying beer even when lacking some of the fireworks I tend to favor.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured from 12 oz bottle into weizen glass. Slightly cloudy golden, but more clear than what i am used to seeing from this style. Calm bubbles, good lacing average retention.

S- earthy yeasts. Wheat. Slight fuitiness and clove. A nice amount of spice to go along with it too. I like what is going on here.

T- Earthy yeast again, some buttery and taffy flavor, then a huge rush of German tasting wheat malt. Very tart finish that is a nice touch. Just a little off on the balance with the dominance of the wheat.

M- A little thin compared to some others of this style, but still quite drinkable. Touch of dryness in the finish. Moderate carbonation.

O- A good beer. Would have loved more clove flavor and was a little dissapointed the taste didn't follow the pepper i detected in the smell. Not spectacular, but a good beer none the less. A spirited effort for this style.

Photo of dstc
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle pours a cloudy, pale gold cold with a foamy, white head. Head falls slow leaving a decent ring of lace.

Aroma is of malted wheat as expected. Hints of clove, banana and yeast make it smell appealing.

Smooth, mild, pleasant wheat taste. Hints of clove is the taste as well with mild alcohol tones, odd since this is not a high alcohol beer.

Medium bodied in the mouthfeel and rather smooth.

Nice beer. Very easy to drink and very refreshing. Good stuff.

Photo of xdefeatsy
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Risser09
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2009

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow with a 2.5" white head. No signs of carbonation activity. Good retention but not really any lace because it all sinks down the glass along with the head.

Smell: Popping the cap reveals that typical green bottle skunk aroma that turns everyone off. Good aromas include wheat and yeast with a faint sweet honeysuckle in the background.

Taste: Rich, buttery and creamy flavor combines with banana and yeast to create that traditional German hefeweizen flavor. A pale malt and wheat backbone hold the beer together. Crisp, bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Buttery, yeasty, moderate sweetness combine to make a delightful summer quencher. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable but the beer goes down nicely. Some snappy carbonation, too.

Drinkability: A great hefe that is hindered by that green bottle skunkiness. When will those silly Germans learn to stick with dark brown bottles?

Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
88 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.