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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
88
very good

671 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 20
Gots: 35 | 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 yelterdow
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$2.19 at Cable Beverage, Bardonia, NY. On a hefe kick, I must try this now.

Served at just over fridge temperature in the appropriate glass.

Appearance- Pours an elegant, rich gold... deeper than any I've had before for the style, with a nice finishing white crown that stands firmly at two fingers. Hazy, but not as unfiltered looking as many others. Clean and active in the glass.

Smell- A perfumy, fresh exhibition of banana and clove... with an interesting, floral bouquet that adds a layer of complexity. Some metallic phenols are evident, especially in the head when the beer is swirled.

Taste- Refreshing, yes... but there is nowhere near the level of taste I was expecting from this beer. The wheat malt is clearly way upfront here, with suggestions of banana bread and clove barely peeking through the fog. The most mild and least flavored hefeweizen I've yet to sample.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The carbonation is surprisingly huge for the style, and the bubbles actually *feel* large in the mouth. It's pretty smooth, yet rough and a little noisy. Good with food, though... the carbonation lifts the flavors and cleanses the palate very well. I'm pairing this with eggs on whole grain bread seasoned with fresh pepper and herbs de Provence.

yelterdow, Apr 29, 2006
Photo of rkuhnel
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured cloudy and yellow from a 500 ml bottle.

Huge white foamy head that left good lacing.

Nose of wheat and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel light and smooth.

Flavor of classic hefe.

Overall easy to drink.

Decent brew in the classic German tradition.

rkuhnel, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of blakelive784
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a murky peach color with a surprisingly creamy 2 finger head. Retention is also good, and the head leaves nice lacing as it dies.

S - Holy yeast. Awesome yeast notes, with some orange peel, spicy wheat, and fruity esters.

T - Strong and spicy yeasty notes play well against the wheat foundation. Orange and lemon compliment the flavors nicely. Refreshing and pleasant.

M - Light bodied and smooth. I wish it were more crisp. Not really tailored to the flavors.

D - Has its flaws, but a good quality, sessionable beer that I'd reach for again.

blakelive784, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Shiloh
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Shiloh, Jul 23, 2003
Photo of argock
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from green 12oz bottle into a short pilsner glass. No freshness date included.

A: Light hazy straw color with heaping frothy white foam head with minimal lace.

S: Plenty of banana, clove, and soft orange aromas after the initial skunkiness passes.

T: A very tangy wheat with an orange-pepper dominated flavor. Taste is stronger with more warming. Reasonably ester-filled with some bready, yeasty flavors in the background.

M: Definitely not the smoothest hefeweizen I have ever had -- carbonation is remarkably light and the end is a bit more astringent than I like.

D: Passable, but there are many better hefeweizens out there.

argock, May 13, 2008
Photo of KMcG
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

KMcG, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of dbaker61
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

dbaker61, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Big_Dave, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Brent
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a bright golden-orange, very little suspended yeast haze, even after a final swirl in an effort to decant sediment. Aroma was a bit citric acidic. Up front there was moderate citric tartness - as though a dash of lemon had been added to the beer. Some wispy banana notes hung in the background. For a hefe weizen, the yeast was uncharacteristically muted, contributing no breadyness or particularly spicy phenols to the party. More like a plain weizen. Couldn't figure out the date stamp, so it may have been a bit over the hill.

Brent, Dec 30, 2004
Photo of TeamUgly
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

TeamUgly, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of marc77
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Turbid light amber hue. Lively carbonation supports a dense, stiff and dogged pure white head. Sheets of lace remain. Mild banana and herbal clove hints upfront in aroma. Secondary hints of tart, grainy wheat and a cleaner lemon like acidity. Tame and functional aromawise. Prevalent in flavor is a note of doughy banana bread, although the thinnish body dilutes and mutes esters overall. Bubblegum and banana hints add depth, but remain understated enough to allow a simple, wheat cracker note to lend dryness. Trace musty yeast undertone. Tartness augments as the beer warms, but all components remain in a prosaic balance. Finishes lightly sweet, with fleeting honeydew melon and lemon drop hints. Kindl is a respectable hefeweizen and overall a couple notches above the middle of the pack.

marc77, Dec 03, 2004
Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

ROGUE16, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of prisoner1572
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

prisoner1572, May 10, 2012
Photo of jsaviflo
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

jsaviflo, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Mattias, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

duff247, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of carlitosbronson1
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

carlitosbronson1, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of bunnyhustle
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very good example of a hefe, not great, but not terrible. It looks great. Hazy orange with massive, creamy, white head with great retention and moderat lacing. Smell was average. Some yeast, some banana, some orange but nothing stood out too much. Taste was avergae too. Yeast, bread, some sweetness, banana, pear and apple. Just what you'd expect. Again, nothing really got my attention though. Mouthfeel was fine, light and somewhat creamy. This was a easy drinker IMO and good example of a hefe. There are certainly better ones I've had but I've had plenty worse too.

bunnyhustle, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of marburg
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

marburg, Feb 27, 2003
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.

theopholis, Apr 27, 2007
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Pale straw color, cloudy appearance. White froth creates a close but lively & poor head. Yeast, banana & fresh bread aromas with slight phenolic notes. Bready & malty flavors at first sip. Medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Dense to watery mouthfeel. Low floral bitterness. biscuit & clove notes linger in a sweet malty/slight bitter finish. Estery aftertaste & bread memories. Refreshing & easy drinkable beer.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of theghost3
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is cloudy golden with a thick, white head. It smells strongly of wheat, yeast with a hint of pears and apples. Not much of a taste--wheat and just a little spicy. No aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp. This is a fairly drinkable beer; somewhat refreshing, but nothing spectacular.

theghost3, May 28, 2008
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.

RedHaze, Apr 06, 2007
Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
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