Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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88
very good

723 Ratings
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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 26
Gots: 60 | 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 vtfan77
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Appropriately hazy amber that is unfortunately lacking in the head department. Head never develops past a persistent ring of lace. Otherwise nice, though.

S- Strong banana aroma backed by a tart malt and some lemon notes. Nice, almost a bit funky.

T- Mild, soft ripe fruit notes heavy on banana and apple. Husky grains and earthy yeast notes complement the fruit quite nicely. Finishes with a touch of residual sweetness and very little bitterness.

M- Good medium body that is carbonated well but not aggressively so.

Yet another solid German hefeweizen. This one may be a little better than some of the others I've tried. The flavor is mild but very nice and all its elements combine to form a beer that is extremely drinkable. I could quaff a couple of these on a summer day with ease. I'd certainly get it again. Recommended, especially for fans of the style.

Photo of sweemzander
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a Hefe glass.

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Produced a nice large cap of frothy white foam. Decent retention.

(S)- A really nice dry clove, lemon, and banana with a nice earthy biscuit-like wheat finish.

(T)- Very very dry. A nice clove and lemon profile with tiny bits of banana. A good biscuit and wheat finish.

(M)- A nice crisp yet smooth carbonation level. A nice balance and feel; not overly fruity or dry or wheat but harmonious in all.

(D)- A solid Hefe. Fits the style well and really hits the spot to quench your beer thirst on a hot summer's day.

Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Looking great with an almost nice tight white head of two fingers. Gives great looking rising carbonation from a cloudy glowing yellow/dark lemon body. Looks like a great Hefeweizen.

Smell is a classic. Simple banana and clove, but also a very sense of wet and thin feeling to come.

Taste brings the hint of what is on the nose. A bit wet banana and clove finish. Hints of nutmeg and other brown spices but with very little body. On the swallow there is a hint of bread wheat like finish. Even a little wet lemon aftertaste.

Overall fairly solid and easy drinking and a good representation of the style that will do the job easily.

Photo of patra7
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank at home from a bottle with an Expiration 7 months away (12.01.2012):
Appearance: Huge white head, noticeable lacing. Yellow / gold color; not as cloudy as other hefeweiss beers, until I pour the last part with the yeast.
Smell: Slight banana smell with yeast and some notes of other fruits.
Taste: Yeast, banana and some other fruits (probably peach) together with mild spicy flavors and grains. Nicely balanced by a subtle hoppy character.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and rather low carbonation. Very smooth.
Drinkability: Smooth, refreshing, nothing wrong with anything. Easily drinkable. I like it.

Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a Horbrau weiss beer glass. Beer is yellow and hazy, almost making it brown, with a soft white head of tiny bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Moderate to high carbonation, head has some retention to it.

Aroma is strong and banana-y, lots of bananas up in this guy.

Beer is wet, that's the best descriptor to it, not dry, wet. It is mildly sweet, nice fruit ester presence in the midpalate without any bubblegum esters or anything like that. The finish is wet and completely absent of any bitterness, a great hefe. I'd have it again.

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a murky yellow with great white head.

The smell is of mostly lemon with some slight bready malt.

The taste is on par with the smell and is heavy on the lemon and ever so slight herb taste from the yeast. No banana or strong clove.

Not a bad beer by any means but there are better hefe's out there.

Photo of DCon
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bought from Dierbergs in Ellisville, MO from the "Bomber" Fridge Section. Served from a 1pint, 9oz bottle and poured into a Pint Glass. Best By: Feb 11 2011.

Appearance- Pale Orange Color, Very Cloudy, and 4 fingers of head. Head made a circle and had absolutely no retention and left nothing on the glass.

Smell- The smell has a banana hint and an extreme amount of wheat. Something with it reminds me of a sour/tart beer. Not sure if this supposed to be right...

Taste- Very lemon citrusy. Has a great wheat taste and not sure what else to talk about... Loved in Germany, almost flat when made in the States.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, Light Bodied, and Weak Viscosity. A tart/heaviness continues after the swallow.

Drinkability- I have had better while in Munich. I'm sure this is because of the transaction from Germany to the US and how we process and brew the beer differently. Will recommend this Hefeweizen but not my favorite in the States...

Photo of SanDog
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into traditional German hefe glass
500 ml brown bottle

A: Deep hazy straw with hint of orange. Thick eggshell head, but thins rather quickly. Stringy lace down the glass. Very large bubbles noticed rising from bottom of glass.

S: Initial bubblegum and wheaty/pilsnery grain. Hint of banana, but grainy aspect dominates. Clean. Mildly herbal. Later passes reveal a more bready aroma and more yeast. Complex.

T: Wheaty grain, a little yeast, hint of sweetness, clean finish with a solid bitter (mildy astringent) aftertaste. Hint of citrus. Halfway down glass reveals some bready-doughiness and more citrus. The nose promised more.

M: Medium to medium-light. Carbonation appropriate for the style.

D: Easy to drink. Another "warm day on the patio beer"

Notes: A solid representation of the style that takes no risks, offends no one, but will not have anyone asking you "what was THAT" at the end of the party. Would like to compare this to its draft version next time I go to Las Vegas.

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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

Photo of jsh420
3.07/5  rDev -21.5%
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

Photo of chiccabeer
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Photo of secondtooth
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of dstc
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
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 fsimcox
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of Sudsy89
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Photo of BeerLover99
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Photo of Nrod
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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

Photo of megahurts4
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of gportale
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of DrJay
3.12/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Photo of Murphious
3.91/5  rDev 0%
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.

Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
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