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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: 41 | 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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Photo of nickynick
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a pale straw color, not very cloudy for a hefe. This beer smelled sunky, which might have been because of the green bottle. It lacked the normal hefe aroma The taste however was a good hefe taste. Bread, and fruit, bananas. Mouthfell was good, what a hefe should be. Drinkability was light and refreshing.

Overall, this was a decent hefe. Not the best I have had, but still good. Would buy this one again.

Photo of stcules
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of sleazo
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-An aggressive pour into my weissbier glass produces a huge flowing soapy head. Retention is phenomenol as can be expected for the style. The colour is a pleasant gold that is mildly cloudy.

S-A very clovey weisse. There is also a slight banana scent as well. Not the best, not the worst smelling hefe I have smelled but significantly better than most US interpretations of the style.

T-The yeast is strong in this one, much like the force in the random rebel pilot attacking the death star. Like the smell the cloves are the dominant taste, it is actually kind of spicy. If I could give this a 3.75 for taste I would but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

M-Sort of velvety with a less aggressive carbonation than would be expected from the large head.

D-I had this in Munchen about a month ago and it was much better while fresh. This style can travel but is better at the source. Still all in all a good but not great hefe, Paulaner and Hacker Pschor are better choices.

Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pour a slightly hazy golden color with an acceptable head for a hefe that leaves the occasional splotch of lace

Smell: Clove dominant aroma with considerable banana esters underneath

Taste: Starts out with a pepper and clove spiciness that is quickly joined by the banana flavors; after the swallow, the hops make a brief appearance and then give way to a burgeoning banana flavor; the finish is slightly spicy

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: A decent and flavorful hefe but not in the top tier

My bottle says Hofbräu Hefe Weizen and is packaged in a brown 500ML bottle. I think this is the same beer as the Münchner Kindl Weissbier (and is carried as such in another beer rating website).

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, almost creamy, initially three-finger thick, light tan tinged, off-white colored head. The beer is a hazy, orangish tinged, copper color and it has lots of carbonation bubbles streaming up from the bottom of my tulip glass. Aromas of fresh crushed wheat berries, dusty malt, clove, lemon zest and green apples are all noticeable. Interestingly enough the tart, lemon zest notes become the most noticeable part of the aroma pretty quickly.

Soft and creamy feeling despite a solid carbonation; actually the beer is soft and creamy up front, but the carbonation tends to scrub the palate towards the end. The beer finishes with a tart, almost lemon-like character as well as a lingering phenolic clove character. The clove notes are noticeable up front as well, and somehow they accentuate a note that makes me think of concentrated, sweet plums (though not quite prunes). Touches of apple add to the fruit notes, but the oft times, characteristic banana notes are not found in this beer.

This is a decent example of a Hefe Weizen; it is light and refreshing, yet still full of flavor. I do think that it could be a touch more complex (even on the Hefe Weizen scale of things). Still, as someone who enjoys Hefe Weizen, I am definitely enjoying this tipple; I recommend it if you are of a similar persuasion.

Purchased: Bevmo, Pasadena CA

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 pojo41
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. Good cloudy orange color with a pretty decent head that lasts. Aromas of bubblegum and banana. Tastes of bubblegum and clove. Pretty good mouthfeel. I thought this was a pretty good hefeweizen with a good crisp taste. Maybe not as good as my go-to weissbier, Franziskaner but, pretty good all the same.

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

Found a half-liter of this on sale for $1.69, so I gave this a trial run. On to the beer:

A clearer hefeweizen, it pours white. Light blonde in color, not quite as cloudy, big head, and still sexy! The smell is dominated by yeast, ripe fruit, and subtle spice. Phenols in the taste are light with a lemon zest. There is a touch of tart and malted wheat in the flavor. If you're looking for a cleaner hefeweizen, this would be a good one to look at.

Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a golden/yellow color with a pillowy, white, two-finger head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled slightly skunky, but there was also a strong wheat aroma.

T - It tasted of wheat, clove and yeast. There was no skunkiness, despite the smell.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - A good hefe. Nothing overwhelming but it is a very nice beer.

Photo of RJLarse
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought two 500 ML bottles of Munich wheat beer at a grocery store, while on a business trip Poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a rich straw yellow/gold color and is hazy. A massive billowy foamy white head forms, and can barely be contained in the glass.

The smell is strong, sweet and fruity. There are soft fruit aromas like pears, and melons.

The taste is very good, with a typical authentic hefe flavor of cloves and banana. There is a bit of a sweet bread flavor, and a very mild bitterness about the finish.

Mouthfeel is good, with a zippy carbonated character. The beer is crisp, clean and refreshing.

A very drinkable hefe weizen and an excellent representation of the style. It's not readily available in my area, but I would definitely have this one again and again.

Photo of cjgator3
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat malt, faint banana, clove and yeast. The taste is rather malty with just a touch of banana with a dry yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is heavily carbonated and fits the style. Overall, this is a pretty decent hefeweizen that is recommended. There are certainly some better hefes out there but this one is still interesting enough.

Photo of theopholis
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a lightly clouded, pale straw color with a creamy head. The head had little retention, and left behind no lace whatsover. Not as cloudy as most hefes.

Aroma- The first thing you smell is bubblegum. Some sweetness with a nice malt overtone. No clove, no banana, no hops. The smell is great, despite the weirdness of a beer that smells like bubblegum.

Taste- Nicely balanced. Doesn't taste as fruity as it smells. Again, no banana, no cloves. Not very wheaty. Tastes good, just not like a hefe.

Mouthfeel- Medium body. Carboantion level appropriate.

Drinkability- Very drinkable. Good either as an easy drinking daytime beer, or as a nice light, refreshing evening beer.

Photo of RedHaze
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"eff" the lemon, drink this beer straight up.

Nice look, it looks like a hefe

Sweet/Wheat smell

This is a friggin nice hefe, at the right time of year (late spring/early summer), this is the way a hefe should be.

It goes down easy and has a good German hefe feel.

drink this beer, drink lot's of this beer, it's ok, you can do it!

Photo of billysj
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ML Bottle of Münchner Kindl Weissbier

The appearance is a cloudy yellow with little carbination

The smell has a hint of banana with malt.

The taste of wheat and some banana with barely any carbonation. Mouthfeel is average but smooth.

Overall an above average hefe weizen. I would drink this one again.

Photo of BeerSox
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz green bottle into Weizen glass.

Hazy dark yellow and light orange combination that changes with the shape of the glass. A thick off white head slowly settles to a thick cap. Solid lacing along the glass.

Plenty of soft wheat aromas along with creamy banana and sharp clove.

Crisp mix of wheat and barley malt along with the ubiquitous banana and clove flavor from the yeast. Smooth creaminess clashes with a little bit of bitterness from the hops and a slight twang from the alcohol. Medium bodied with lower carbonation. The finish is smooth with a little bit of lingering grain.

An average hefe weizen. Pretty much standard for a German version of the style. Worth a try.

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draft at the Old German Beer Hall in Milwaukee. I thought it was very similar to Franziskaner, which I've had many times from a bottle, but not quite as spicy nor as good. Still, at least when fresh and on-draft, I'd recommend it (not so much after it sits on a shelf for a year).

Color was a hazy dull yellow with excellent head formation. Served in appropriate glassware, which added to the experience. Aroma was lightly fruity with a good amount of spiciness. Taste was clovey and good, but as I mentioned, not as crisp nor as spicy as Franziskaner. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, and appropriate for the style. Very drinkable.

Photo of gmfessen
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Atron67
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a nice yellow amber foggy with a creamy head that hung around for awhile

S- kind of fruity with a good sweet malt overtone, not much yeast to the smell

T- pretty balanced not much fruit tones in the taste, sweet malty pretty good not much hops in it, enjoyable

M- nice and smooth creamy for a hefe weizen

D- its good gowns down well

A good beer but nothing spectacular, notanything to turn away ,

Photo of PBRstreetgang
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden hue with straw highlights and a murky clarity after the yeast pour. Creamy head fills the glass then sinks to a sturdy cap holding well and leaving some spotty lacing. The aroma shows traits of clove and wheat, with some soft noble hops in the background. The first sip is sweet with pale Munich and Wheat malt, then a deep pilsener flavor takes over and lingers. Clove and spicy saaz flavor compliment eachother and offset the sweetness ofthe malt. Drying aftertaste showcases Tettnanger and Saaz bite without being overly bitter. Light in body with a creamy texture fromthe wheat. Finshes with lots of residual Pilsener malt and buiscuity tones matched by gentle clove notes and fading Saaz flavor. A classic example of a style richly-executed and a remarkable drinkability.

Photo of EPICAC
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of Gmann
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a murky copper brown color, small white head with some noticable lacing. I needed to breakup the yeast sitting at the bottom of the bottle, which took some life out of the head when I did pour it. Has a champagne smell, spicy/peppery. Has a slight banana taste, sweet & spicy almost cider like. Nicely carbonated yet creamy. A very drinkable lager, I can drink many (and so can the wife!). Overall a nice Hefe Weizen, not the best but very flavorful. The first one I tried I forgot to breakup the yeast, I realized my error on the second and it made a big difference in smell and taste.

Photo of Rennpferd
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Served in a 1 liter clear glass stein from tap.

Golden in appearance with a thick pure white head (about 2 inches in height). The body was nearly clear with whisps of carbination rising from the bottle of the stein. As the beer was agitated from movement it became cloudy. The head went down after a while but never shrank below a half of an inch. Trails of the head stuck to the side of the stein as the beverage retreated to the bottom.

It had a slight smell of freshly kneeded bread doh. There was a recognizable smell of alcohol that was breaking through that impressed upon me that it was strong.

A crisp clean taste, very agreeable to the palate. It was very light and went down easy.

I will certainly drink this beer again if given the chance. I wish it were available at a location more near to where I live or work.

Photo of plaztikjezuz
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought the only singlebottle at world martket in lansing michigan. they did not sell six packs and it seend to come out of one of there world beer packs. bottle the classic german tapered green with a cool classic label with a picture of the brewery on it.

the beer poured a hazy copper color with a very good white head.
the aroma is sweet and wheaty hint of banana.
the flavor is very wheaty, not much hop flavor i think this bottle could be old, drops off to a minerial flavor lingering in your mouth.
over a good beer little darker then i expected from a hefe but tastes great.

Photo of atigerlife
3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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