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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
88
very good

644 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 18
Gots: 29 | 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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Murchmac

California

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%

Big Cloudy body and head with a light lemony yellow and a chance of Reinheitsgebot moving in on this high pressure carbonation system in the east.

The wind blows in yeasty banana smell with 90% farfugnugen waif on the air.

I remember going to the Hofbrau house as a teenager. I just remember seeing a busty blond german with six steins in her hand, throw them down on the table and they each landed in front of us all, like some shot out of an old west saloon. This, tastes like that.

Good Hefeweizen, did you expect a bad one from Ze germans?

06-20-2009 04:19:51 | More by Murchmac
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jackndan

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Hofbrau Munchner Kindl Hefe Weizen: In a classic half liter brown bottle. Fantastic looking beer, with a thick white head, with great Belgian lace, and a deep amber glow. Not as cloudy as some other Weiss I’ve had lately. Nice aroma of yeast and bananas. Nice sweet taste, with hints of cloves, bananas and apples. More carbonation than others of the style. Nicely balanced with a sweet malt aftertase. Very nice and refreshing.

08-26-2002 18:54:19 | More by jackndan
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RedHaze

Nebraska

3.33/5  rDev -14.6%

500ml bottle.

Pours a fairly clear pale orange with a frothy one finger head that takes a very long time to fade to a thick cap. Even with all of that foam, there's very little of it sticking to the glass. Also, this is much more clear than I'm used to seeing for a hefe-weizen.

Smell; bananas and cloves are definitely the dominant aromas, with a little yeasty spiciness in the background. There's also some sweet malts coming through as well. Overall pretty good, but nothing spectacular.

Taste; damn near identical to the aroma, with the bananas and cloves coming through clearly, with some sweet, bready malts, fading to a nice spiciness. It's by no means a great hefe-weizen, but it's still a pretty good beer that I wouldn't mind having again, especially when the weather is warmer.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a pretty good drinkability.

04-06-2007 00:55:48 | More by RedHaze
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-04-2013 01:21:38 | More by jrfehon33
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Pours a hazy yellow/orange body with a white cap of creamy head. Not a lot of carbonation here, but I suppose it does the job. The body is rather lacking in activity, I recall hefs being a bit more active.

The nose is classic hef with vanilla, cloves, bubble gum, and bananas all standing out.

The taste isn’t nearly as strong or sweet as the nose. Sure cloves, bananas, bubble gum are all here, but this one isn’t taking on the right balance and there is a lot of chalky yeast in here which is out of place. The yeast gives this one a similar bready flavor comparable to their Original. It was different and drying there, but in this hef it just seems grossly out of place. I have a feeling this is a result of a certain yeast strain being used across all their beers, but just guessing. I believe if you enjoy the effects of this yeast flavor this beer might be for you, but this one misses the boat for good German made Hefs by a pretty hide margin.

The dry effects of the yeast are taking away from this one a lot. It is still drinkable, but the mouth is just thrown off by the drying effects. Add in this just isn’t the perfect creamy hef body that the better hefs pull off.

There’s nothing “wrong” with this beer. I don’t think it is an exceptional example of the style and certainly don’t think it is a beer I’ll go back to. Still the price at about 2.15 for a 16.6 is lower than most Germans and I believe they do 6 packs for around 10-11 so the price here is justifiable.

10-30-2011 04:04:55 | More by bobhits
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-23-2014 01:42:35 | More by Birdlegs
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Andreji

Colombia

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

I gave the Munchner Kindl a try on a balcony facing Fuencarral in madrid on christmas eve.

The pour was rather thin for a Weizen. it seemed to have a very poor head, more aming towards the aspect of a witbier than that of a frothy weizen. it was an interesting change from what i expected, so I welcomed it.

In general, in fact, the whole beer seemed far less a weizen than it seemed a wit. the nose was more citrusy than it was clovey and aged, the usual weizen feel. still pleasant, the wheat was very weak.

the taste was good, not exaggerate but ressembling a weizen more there. a banana-like feel was present, but not overwhelming. the citrus sensation was more dominant, refreshing, pleasant.

the mouthfeel I wasn´t thrilled about because I found it to be a bit too thin, moving considerably out of the usual weissbier protocol IMO- still nothing too bad.

The whole beer in general combines flavour yet lightness to make it a good one-after-another session.

01-16-2006 01:21:23 | More by Andreji
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OgreSanchez

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-27-2013 19:17:21 | More by OgreSanchez
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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-27-2011 02:34:11 | More by Amp
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

looks real nice in the glass with a two finger head cloudy pale golden color and a light sticky lace as you drink.

smells of fresh wheat malt, hint of lemon and yeast just waiting to be tasted.

and what a great taste, wheat malt, yeast, banana, with hints of spice and clove and big tangy finish and a tight crisp carbonation and medium body.

love hefe weizen beer and this one is right at the top.

06-06-2009 23:08:36 | More by billybob
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-03-2012 14:38:42 | More by KC9LDB
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-27-2011 11:11:42 | More by Grebdioz
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DavidST

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured from a green 330ml bottle into a pint glass, coded freshness date.

This pours a nice light yellow with a massive head. Right off the bat I do get a little Heineken type of smell, but under that I get some more traditional wheat beer smells, a little sweet some banana and cloves. Feel is medium with good carbonation. Taste is of wheat, some dryness, not as sweet as the nose, maybe a little of the banana. Overall this isn't bad but there are far better wheats out there and I don't see the need to get this one again.

09-17-2011 18:49:59 | More by DavidST
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Poured into a Weizen glass. Pours a hazy golden color. Nice white head and lacing. Lots of bubbles coming up the glass.

Aroma isn't as strong as it is in other weizens. Kinda clover and wheaty.

Taste is also lighter than other weizens. Cinda wheaty and clovy. Slight banana.

Mouthfeel is refreshing. Mild carb.

Overall an ok Weizen. There are others I would rather have.

07-13-2011 00:56:06 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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gmfessen

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a murky, rusty-gold color with a huge, frothy, white head. Smell is what you would expect from a hefe, a bit of yeast, wheat and clove. The taste is pretty clovey, a bit of banana bread. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a foamy carbonation. This is a drinkable Hefe Weizen, better than your average hefe.

02-21-2007 05:13:53 | More by gmfessen
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acrawf6

Louisiana

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

03-20-2006 05:34:38 | More by acrawf6
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.08/5  rDev -21%

Pours a hazy golden color with a big, fluffy white head taht lasts for a long time. Not a bad start.

Aroma was of wheat and rather dusty. Some hints of clove, but that was all. Rather dissapointing.

Taste was dry, citrus, wheat and some spices. Again, it did not deliver a powerful statement.

Mouthfeel was dry, lightly cleansing. It was very spritzy on the tongue.

Overall, this beer is drinkable, but not a great beer of the style by any stretch of the imagination.

10-12-2006 23:15:36 | More by atigerlife
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

12-30-2006 06:01:48 | More by EPICAC
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

08-24-2013 01:03:41 | More by Brushkanna
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 15:14:38 | More by webmanspidey
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-05-2012 00:30:55 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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zenithberwyn

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-08-2012 09:16:41 | More by zenithberwyn
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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-13-2014 22:26:43 | More by jmich24
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-10-2014 03:17:00 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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frank4sail

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

Big white head. Light orange in color with a persistant haze. Slightly sweet wheat/malt nose with a touch of lemon. Sweet wheat taste with lemon zest in the finish. Quite a sweet beer to start with a slightly sour finish. Smooth mouth with some sparkle. A good hefe but, not a great hefe...

08-29-2002 12:10:27 | More by frank4sail
Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
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