Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
86
very good

317 Reviews
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Reviews: 317
Hads: 728
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 28
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 05-25-2002

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange lemon juice with a a cloudy appeal, invisible carbonations and a finger of white head...

Smells of a lemon garden with strong yeast notes and a

Yum, mouthful of bread and biscuit, a lovely mild fruity citrus as well, not as much as the nose held but truly a decent flavor

Mouth is wet and medium bodied, a light amount of carbonation tingles just right

Very drinkable, you could definitely slam an orange in here if you wanted, I enjoyed it plain and am happy with that choice, a mellow beer you could chill on for hours give to any new beer drinker or your favorite lady (589 characters)

Photo of jsh420
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

pours cloudy golden orange with a 2+ finger that left some spotted lacing

smells of strong banana and yeast

taste is a major let down after such a great nose - very watery and bland

mouthfeel is light with tons of carbonation crisp clean

drinkability is not good - bland watery flavor mixed with $11 sixers - should have bought some SN Keller (347 characters)

Photo of chiccabeer
4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Once again I am still new to the rating process.

Great German beer with a nice easy flavor. If you are looking for a easy going good summer beer, this is for you. It has a great taste, but not packed with tons of different flavors. Just a good old fashioned beer. (265 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This traditionally cloudy golden ale features a prominent and heavy head of bubbles, but no lace to speak of.

Aroma is nice and spiced, anticipating a delicious experience typical of the classic German hefeweizens.

And, no doubt about it, this one's a winner. Flavor is heavy on the spices (coriander, clove) and banana, with more than a hint of lemony zest. Light-bodied and drinkable, this would be superlative as a refreshing Summer session. (446 characters)

Photo of dstc
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of fsimcox
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, straw color. Thick white foamy head dissipates to a thin layer rather quickly. No lacing.

Smells of bananas and orange peel. Some hints of bubblegum, yeast, and maybe a little biscuit.

Tastes of banana, some citrus, fruit and creamy. Some tart sour notes in the finish. Carbonation in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel has some creamyness up front, and some carbonation in the finish.

A good example of the style. (430 characters)

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into 1L stein from the Hofbrahaus in Las Vegas I like this style hefeweizen to be on the thicker side, unfiltered, dense, and cloudy. This was definitely too clear, too thin, and overfiltered for this style. It actually had the typical aromas of banana, clove, and wheat and it also tasted like the forementioned, plus a slight vanilla and fruity note. The mouthfeel was too thin, and the aftertaste lacked. Easy to drink though. (443 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.58/5  rDev -6%
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. (273 characters)

Photo of Sudsy89
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle, chilled.

Pours a transluscent golden, foamy white head that leaves lacing. Has a high level of carbonation. I find it an attractive beer. Aroma is typical for a Hefeweizen, mostly yeast and banana, but still pleasant. Banana, light floral hop taste to it. Body is pretty light, like a lager. Drinkability is high, I think it would be a great pilsner replacement. I've been impressed with the Hofbrau Original, which led me to try this too, and it's equally good. I would love to try this on tap also.

Highly reccommended. (537 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry pilsner and wheat malt scent along with a very mild hefe yeast aroma. It has the character of a Bohemian pilsner, but with a touch of banana and clove. The taste is decent as well. It has a bone dry pale and wheat malt flavor. The yeast character is more pronounced in the taste, but there is a slight metallic off-flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinking hefe, but it's a little too tame for my liking. (606 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - big head, deep yellow, golden color, cloudy.
S - Cloves, wheat, slight banana, little citrus.
T - wheat, cloves, no after taste.
M - nice body, decent amount of carbonation.
D - amazing! Just found my new Summer beer. Could down a 6 pack rather easily. (258 characters)

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

On draft at Hofbrauhaus garden near Wrigley Field (Chicago)

One of the best weizen beers I`ve ever had.

Great smell and taste. Very refreshing.

Poured a usual cloudy golden color (in a HB Weizen glass 0.5l)

Highly recommended, I`ll have another again anytime (262 characters)

Photo of megahurts4
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hofbräu Hefe Weizen

Appearance: Yellow-orange, large fluffy head, and some good lacing.

Smell: Wheat, yeast, and subtle coriander.

Taste: Yeast, wheat, slight coriander, and some very faint banana.

Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated.

Overall:
This is a well balanced brew with some pleasant flavors. It is on the thinner side, but it still has a good amount of flavor. (371 characters)

Photo of gportale
4.72/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Hofbrauhous in Munich Germany, it was delicious. My buddy, and I ate lunch and put down a couple steins, during Oktoberfest 2009.

I am a Wheat beer fan, so I loved the taste. It was quite strong, but incredibly smooth and easy to drink. It was probably served a bit below room temperature, but warmed before I could finish and still had a great taste to it. Felt like it had a hint of banana, orange, and some other fruits, but all around spectacular. (470 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Again I am displeased by the green bottles of Hofbrau, but lets see how the beer is. Only one of the three so far has been good.

It pours a big foamy and thick head that fades at a medium pace, with big bubbles popping all around. The beer is a semi hazy golden orange wheat colored with a little yellow tinge.

The nose is like a typical Bavarian hefe, with plenty of wheat aromas, a nice banana and touch of clove, very light citrus and hint of hops. A light crisp lager aroma with hints of the same style fruit.

The taste is very crisp and refreshing, starts lighter than I want, but then the taste starts to come on strong as it goes. Again typical Bavarian hefe, with lots of wheat, some banana, a little creamy malt taste in this one too, some light grainy like tastes, a little citrus and light bitterness. Still has plenty of lager crispness and fruit flavors. A little orange peel bitterness comes through as it progresses, and the finish brings more earthy mineral like hops that one would typically find in an English bitter. Interesting addition. It has a fairly dry finish but leaves a sticky feel in the mouth lightly.0

The mouth is lighter bodied with decent carbonation, and slightly gritty.

The drinkability is pretty high, with the crisp and very refreshing lager flavors, dry finish, and lighter taste. It leaves a slight sticky feel, but it's tolerable. (1,377 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
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. (936 characters)

Photo of Murphious
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a tulip glass, this looks very nice indeed. Ice-cream float head, nice nose of banana and cloves. It has a slight apple-like tartness in the first sip. Very smooth finish. A quality brew, but it needs a little more flavor/aroma to be one of the best. (253 characters)

Photo of chickencoop
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is right up there with the best (Weihenstephaner) heffes's out there, but it misses on the finish. This is still one of the top knotch heffe out there, big golden pour with that perfect white head (poured into a Franziskaner heffe glass), smell is banana sweetness, taste was more bubbles than flavor like my Weffe. Great beer, but just a runner up to one of the best beers out there, not so bad, i'd take that. (416 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sublime. This is the sublime smell of beer as it can be. You smell this and you have died and gone to heaven.

Hopefully that will convince you to drink this beer. My current tasting is certainly not my first (which could have been when I was 12 or 13, 40 years ago). But in my years of wisdom, I think that one could live off nothing but this beer, and a few other nutrients now and again.

Great stuff. (405 characters)

Photo of Augustiner719
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a HB Weizen glass.

Pours a vigorous hazy yellow orange color with carbonation rushing up from the base of the glass. 4 finger head with never ending retention leaves nice lacing against the glass. The aroma is muted with hints of orange peel, banana and a hint of lemon pepper seasonings. The flavor is light and refreshing. Nice carbonated tingly feel on the palate with loads of lemon zest on the finish. Overall it's a nice hefeweizen, but nothing to go screaming out the door for. Nice sticker price in 6 packs at 8 or 9 bucks but singles at 3$ isn't my cup of tea, even if it's a 500ml. (624 characters)

Photo of NODAK
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Smell here is great...some citrus, fruity esters (banana) and spices. Very appetizing. Also one of the less cloudy beers in this style that I've had.

This is one of the sweeter hefeweizens I've had. Upfront there's some citrus, which is overtaken quickly by sweet banana fruity esters mixed with clove spices. This comprises most of the body of the beer. There's a twinge of tartness on the finish from the lemon, but after the swallow the predominant taste is smacking sweetness. One of the better beers in this style that I've had.

Highly recommended. (555 characters)

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

330ml (11.2oz) into tall weizen glass at about 40 degrees.

Pours with 4f of snow-white head over a very cloudy, white body - more reminiscent of a Witbier than a hefe weizen. Tons of carbonation flowing up. Good amount of foamy lacing

Aromas of lemongrass, and wheat.

Very refreshing on the palate - flavors are light and citrusy - mostly lemon up front, with a light white pepper in the finish. Very wispy/ light (maybe too much so?), and finishes crisp and clean.

I flew through this one and wished I had a five-pack more. (528 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
2.92/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hofbrau Hefe Weizen

I poured into a pint glass to three fingers of fluffy, white head. It is a hazy yellow in color. The aroma is masked by that typical green bottle skunky smell. I haved passed this beer over several times simply for the fact of being in a green bottle. I reluctantly purchased this as I was in the mood for a hefeweizen. The taste is ok. I get some banana and clove. The mouthfeel is great and this would probably be good on tap. I debated about reviewing this beer, but the brewer is the one who chose this bottle. (535 characters)

Photo of weeare138
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear golden color. Huge airy & fluffy 2 finger pillowy head.

S - Freshly cut wheat, honey grain, slightly phenolic, sharp yeast, white bread malt overtones, a hint of sweet skunk musk, clove spice.

T/M - Faint banana yeast, sweet brisk grain, honey malt, elegant vanilla clove, blended spices, touch of floral. The subtle citrus plays on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy. Above average carbonation that tantalizes the taste buds.

This is what a Hefeweizen is suppose to taste like, in my opinion. The palate is literally bursting with fresh flavors. The clove and banana yeast plays a huge role along with the perfect malt. The sweet grain paired with the honey malt and glorious yeast sets this beer apart from the pack. This is a beer to be treasured. This is simply a masterpeice. Bravo! (839 characters)

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