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Hofbräu München Hefe Weizen - Hofbräuhaus München

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very good

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 08-12-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a different beer than the previous hefeweizens from this brewery. This version has an ABV of 5.4 and I believe it is a new release.

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma is basic hefeweizen with lots of bananas and cloves. The flavor is bananas, cloves and wheat. Pretty basic and as expected, but very well executed. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Aug 12, 2010
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, pale golden straw with a white 3 finger head. Good retention. Resulting lace stretches the surface and sticks well.

Smell - Bready yeast and banana. A bit of wheat. Not much in the way of clove by comparison to some other hefes. Vaguely remindful of banana bread.

Taste - Wheat and banana primarily. A bit of yeast follows through. Tastes slightly watery at times.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy. Carbonation is decent; could use more bite.

Overall - A good hefe, but not great. Fairly tame by comparison to some of the better hefeweizens.

TheSixthRing, Mar 29, 2012
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hofbräu München Hofbräu Hefe Weizen
,33l green glass bottle, dated "L 268 M 11:01"

Appearance: Hazy, not cloudy yellow-gold body beneath a head of bright white foam. Lacing and retention are just about average for a Bavarian Weizen.

Smell: Wheaty malt, yeasty phenolics of bubblegum/clove and mild banana, fruit... some of which is citrus.

Taste: As the aroma suggests. The malt is delicately sweet, and threaded through with a nice balance of yeasty phenolics. More banana appears but it's still not strong, and the other fruits found in the nose are stronger as well (apple, blackberry, some orange... there's a bit of pith as well as tart juice). There's a bit of plastic, or "Band-Aid" as well, and that helps to balance it as it's only moderately bitter. Upfront you find the malt, infused with phenols and fruit, followed by a more sugary-sweetness as it warms across the middle, and then finally, there's residual plastic, a pinch of pepper, dull clove, muted green banana, and a hint of yeasty chalkiness and citrus pith in the surprisingly dry finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium-light, and the carbonation level is elevated and bristling with very-fine bubbles. As it warms it foams in the mouth giving the illusion that it's fuller bodied than it is, and becoming slightly creamy.

Overall: It's kind of hard to fault except for the head retention and lacing. I think it sits halfway between the more phenolic and dry character of Weihenstephaner and one of the more sweet-banana versions. In that sense, it seems as if it would suit anyone who enjoys the style. I personally find the delicate spice and pepper quite nice, and really refreshing. On a hot summer day in the sun I'd most likely choose this over the more formidable maltly sweetness of a Franziskaner. A distinct, overlooked gem that's at least worth trying.

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Pours a hazy amber/straw. A little on the dark side. Not much head. Looks a lot like unfiltered cider. Not a good start.

Distinct smell of skunk upon pouring - damn you, green bottles! It fades quickly, though. It's definitely still there, but there are notes of yeast and wheat as well.

The taste is much better that I was expecting by this point. Light, crisp, just a hint of skunkiness. Very slight metallic aftertaste, but overall not bad.

Ideal carbonation level and thickness.

It is German, and it is a hefeweizen, but it belongs nowhere near the top tier.

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Hofbräu München Hefe Weizen from Hofbräuhaus München
88 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.