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Hofbräu München Hefe Weizen - Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
87
very good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

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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EF4

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-04-2014 16:33:30 | More by EF4
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T100Mark

California

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a 1/2 liter dimpled mug at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas, NV.

Appearance - Big hefeweizen head that disappeared pretty quickly. Extreme clarity.

Smell - Slight sour smell. Bananas.

Taste - Slight sour taste. Bananas. Slightly sweet. Slightly acidic.

Mouth - Fine carbonation. A little oily.

Overall - A fine beer but lacking in any real personality. I repeatedly used the word "slight" in my review because the characteristics of this beer are so subdued. Maybe this is desirable if you plan on throwing back 10 or 15 of these bad boys (which I'm told the Germans are wont to do). A beer that is less than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2014 03:20:06 | More by T100Mark
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-24-2014 19:52:16 | More by Inglewood
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A-Poured perfectly into the towering Hofbrau glass. It's cloudy, yet bright yellow in color. Head is a dense concentration of tight, white foam. Leaves noticeable amounts of lacing.

S-Quite soft in the aroma. Soft banana notes with minimal spice. Some sweetened wheat notes are present as well. A hint of bubblegum.

T-The flavor is also quite tame. It almost seems watered down during some sips. Subtle flavors of banana and banana flavored yogurt are present. The clove and bubblegum are more noticeable in the flavor. Finishes with a mostly sweet wheaty maltiness.

M-Light bodied with large, soft bubbles. A bit watery. Very easy to put away. Flavors do not linger.

O/D-An easy drinking Hefeweizen that I would probably not order again. It failed to pique my interest during any point of consumption.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2014 16:07:59 | More by VelvetExtract
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Danwarr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-13-2014 22:18:50 | More by Danwarr
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-10-2014 00:19:49 | More by cdwil
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-09-2014 21:47:31 | More by kew
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hopmashian

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-04-2014 23:58:46 | More by hopmashian
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-21-2014 23:53:41 | More by mattreitz49
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oakaged88

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-21-2014 00:43:42 | More by oakaged88
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 16:03:51 | More by NeroFiddled
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semaj

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-16-2014 19:34:34 | More by semaj
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PortLargo

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-14-2014 00:01:58 | More by PortLargo
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soupieman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-10-2014 01:26:01 | More by soupieman
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RaulMondesi

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and well. Well and nice. Raul is diggin' into this thang like King Kong on a banana. Clean like Candice Swanopoel after using a bar of Dove and smooth like Raul on a night on the town. Flavor is crisp and flavorful like Kate Upton eating breakfast.

Pretty pretty pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 06:06:07 | More by RaulMondesi
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david18

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-30-2013 15:16:40 | More by david18
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-26-2013 04:49:29 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-26-2013 04:48:29 | More by ryanmcd
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-17-2013 01:50:49 | More by jdkitchi
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2013 15:40:07 | More by BillRoth
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy straw yellow in color with a big one and a half finger fluffy head that has good retention.

Smell has some great traditional hefe aromas. Lots of banana and clove along with more subtle spices. very traditional in a good way.

Taste is great. More clove and spices forward along with some subtle banana like yeast esters. Some very slight sulfur hints which are expected from An imported green bottle beer. Malt is light straw like and grainy.

Mouthfeel is great. Crisp refreshing and high in carbonation leaves this light bodied and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 01:15:47 | More by Fcolle2
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-02-2013 07:08:20 | More by MaxOhle
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gnikola

Serbia

1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

12-01-2013 22:10:12 | More by gnikola
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McGrumpster

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-23-2013 00:56:55 | More by McGrumpster
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Disease

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-16-2013 03:40:35 | More by Disease
Hofbräu München Hefe Weizen from Hofbräuhaus München
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