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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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320 Reviews

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Reviews: 320
Hads: 742
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 18.75%
Wants: 34
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-25-2002

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Photo of canadianbarman
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

--large, brown bottle with freshness date stamped on back.
--nice, large head that slimmed but stayed until the end. Minor lacing.
--cloudy, dirty straw like in color
--a wheat smell, with a slight hint of citric

Overall a nice beer to drink. It didn't jump out in any way but I must say that I liked it. I would drink this one again.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. green bottle not available in the 15.9 oz. brown bottles that would have been preferred, but anyway here we go. Appearance: Cloudy golden tone with a nice billowing highly carbonated effervescent white head leaving behind specks of lace with each sip. Aroma: Starts out very skunky especially after cracking the bottle however, it becomes tamer after pouring in the settlement and letting it sit for a minute. More banana clove tones arise with the sharply sweet malt profile this one comes together, I thought it was a tradgedy but it's not bad at all topped off with a European hop dosage. Taste: Mellow but smooth rolling yeast tones of banana and cloves this has a nice citrusy flow to it as well with the sharp sweetness bringing a bit of a tart tone to the overall profile and balanced with herbal hops nice. Mouthfeel: Spritzy light to medium in body very nice summer brew. Drinkability: Tasty goes down and flavorful this one gets my vote as an authentic Bavarian style weizen.

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Photo of StevieW
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of aaronh
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5


Cloudy yellow body topped by a moderate white head. Aroma was a little hoppy and had nice clove scents, but seemed to lack the banana bread notes that many hefes show. Taste was crisp and satisfying with a nice hop note on the finish. Mouthfeel was lighter but not weak. Drinkability was very good. Overall, tasted very fresh and complimented the food well. A nice beer.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid german hefe. Not at all on the level of Schneider, but certainly worth drinking.

Pours a cloudly straw gold, with a thick, foamy and ebullient head. Nose betrays some banana esters and wheat graininess.... Taste follows suit. Light, pleasant, drinkable, but not exceptional in any real regard. Which is not to knock the beer - I quite like it.

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Photo of ZAP
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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...

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Photo of AaronRed
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Having this beer on tap was incredible. Nice formed white head in a tradtional Hefe glass as Zum Schneider in NYC on a summer night, sitting outside was wonderful. Tasty and smooth, this beer had the perfect balance of tangy flavors combined with other fruity yeast textures. This beer was easy to drink, I could have stayed all night. A fine example, and so fresh, which makes a huge difference.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured a very light golden, almost yellow hue and murky.
Two fisted head which quickly disapated to 3 fingers, and tight high bubbles.
Carbonation seems light but may be disguised by the murky body.
Second glass from this bottle poured with less head but still high.
Aroma is lemony.
The taste is well balanced with a slight malty edge and of short duration.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured slowly into a Weissbier glass, it produced a thick, 2" white slab of foam atop a slightly hazy, rich golden-colored brew. Bubbles of carbonation make a bee-line for the surface in an eruption of activity. Pouring a bit more bier into the glass leaves a small, sinkhole-like depression in the slab of foam. Lacing was minimal, at best.
Best I can say about the nose is that it had a bit of bready malt, though exceedingly mild. Even the later introduction of the yeasties into the glass failed to raise the aroma profile at all.
Body of this bier was leaning a bit towards the lesser side of medium. There was a slight bit of prickliness on the tongue, though not nearly as much as all the carbonation might suggest.
Doesn't seem to be the abundance of flavors here typically present in a Bavarian Hefe. Slightly crackery malt joins with a subtle citrussy flavor. The Bier is crisp and dry throughout. I was unable to detect much, if any, banana or clove flavors, though. I later added the yeasties with about 1/3 of the glass left, yet it made no noticeable change in the taste. In general, a rather un-inspiring bier. Oh well... Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.5
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5


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Photo of Jason
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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Photo of bierman2000
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of BobLuvBeer
2.7/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours with a thick, lasting head. Lace continues through glass. Light, copper in color. Has a very strong sent of wheat.
Had a slight rusting taste to it. Left an acidic taste on the tip of the tongue. Overall disappointing, as it begins with such favorable characteristics (aroma and look). But the taste is 180 degrees off from what I expected. Perhaps I had a bad bottle. Will be willing to give this one a second try.

Served with lemon.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A lesser beer at this location, this brew was disappointing in its presentation, being quite cloudy and missing a decent head. The nose was a bit rude and gave off a sour sense which followed through in the flavor. Not a great fan of this style I was pleased to see that it was less clovish than many others. Definitely my last choice of the Hofbrauhaus beers.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

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Photo of LarryKemp
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy pale yellow with a fair head. The aroma was more subtle than the taste. It would make a very good beer to introduce someone to a wheat beer. There was only a slight smell of cloves and no bananas. The taste was stronger of cloves. It was not the wheat beer that I had last year in Munich, but Arlington, Texas ain't Germany.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Quite cloudy medium golden color with lots of sediment (a portion of the beer was swirled in the bottle prior to pouring). The off-white head was of moderate size with lots of broken lace.

Aroma: Very pronounced clove notes, ripe bananas, other fruits, and a distinct pepper note.

Taste: Begins with wheat malt, and a touch of soft carbonation, soon followed by yeast, lemon, cloves, and ripe banana notes. Finishes dry with a spicy ginger and pepper note.

Mouth feel: Nothing spectacular, but reasonably smooth.

Drinkability/notes: The label on my bottle reads ‘Münchner Kindl Hefe Weizen’, but sources on the web indicate that this is the same beer as ‘Münchner Kindl Weissbier’. Go figure…

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Photo of BierReise
2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a great German wheat but I honestly don't know whether the bottle I sampled was very fresh or not. A little darker than most wheats but not as dark as Schneider Weisse. Nice fluffy head and looks great but the flavor was lacking. A little sweeter for a Weizen and doesn't posess the clove/wheat flavors I've grown to expect. I actually tried this in downtown Munich a few years ago but don't remember it because I drank so many others while there. I'm sure it would be better on draught.

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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy yellow/orange color with big rocky head,smelled clovey and of some ctruis to it.Taste was pretty fresh but I would liked some more spiciness to it,just lacked a little something.I was expecting a little more outta this but wasnt bad by any means.

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Photo of Morris729
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a tremendous rocky white head that slowly fades into a creamy lace leaving spider webs across the glass as it dissipates. Nose is sweet banana, lemony citrus, and a touch of spicy clove. Lots of wheat flavor in the initial taste followed by some lemon fruitiness and spicy clove. A dry yeasty flavor is present in the end. A nice Hefe but nothing special.

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Photo of kbub6f
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a couple of days in my fridge, reviewed 45F-65F. (This is the 500ml brown glass bottle, not the smaller green glass bottle).

A big, dense white head collapses to an uneven, foamy hillscape. Nice! Lacing is soapy, beer is a cloudy, deep gold.

The smell is wonderful: spicy citrus + nuts. The front is fresh citrus with some nice grains. The middle sours slightly (buttery when warm). The finish is hoppy bitter, nice, fresh, crisp. The aftertaste is grainy, nutty, fresh. I really like this beer.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.11/5  rDev +7%
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!

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Photo of Riggo
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold color with a sturdy, creamy off-white head that stands firm, like sea-foam. Quite cloudy, with yeast suspension visible. The nose is musty and yeasty, with elements of pollen, orange, and bubblegum. Taste is surprisingly minerally at first, then tart lemon, banana, and pineapple. A distinctive bitter and somewhat flat finish offers a certain balance but is ultimately a disappointment; the flavor seems to drop off abruptly, though there is a faint lingering fruity bubblegum note. Mouthfeel is okay, though a little thin. Drinkability is high, considering the surprising (inappropriate to the style?) bitter finish.

A very drinkable weisse with some definite quality and character, but just not up to competing with the big boys in this style.

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Photo of AudioGilz
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very cloudy burnt orange in color....the head is enormously white and fluffy at first and then dissipates with some lacing. The aroma is a reserved yeasty, wheaty, a little hoppy, and some bananas as well. Flavor is pretty reserved as well. Bananas and lemon twang are very pleasing, and a very smooth mouthfeel. A decent hop character comes in at the end, and the finish is dry. I'm pretty pleased with this beer. It doesn't jump out at you, but it's worthy.

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Photo of marburg
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent beer to be sure, but hardly a prime representative of the style. While cloudy, it was certainly more clear that I would think a beer of this style would be. I checked the bottle to see if the sediment had stuck, but it hadn't. Oddly though, the taste and carbonation were both a little on the flat side for a beer like this. It was certainly tasty, but the characteristic citrus was muted slightly -- almost more yeasty in flavor (ironic considering the lack of haze in my glass). With a lot of great hefes, I feel an almost pop-rocks feel on my tongue if I roll the beer around in my mouth for a while. That wasn't so much present with this. I'd have tried another, but I've had it before with the same experience. A good beer, especially if you're a wheat beer fan looking for variety. But judged solely on its own merits, I'd place this as an above average beer that's merely average for the style itself.

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Photo of Wildman
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a cloud straw color and formed a nice, foamy white head that left some nice circular lace. I had an aroma of hops and spice/clove. A heavy flavor of spice/clove. The finish is a touch astrigent. Not a bad beer, but flavor could be a little less over the top with the spice.

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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
86 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.