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Hofbrau Hefe Weisse Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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Hofbrau Hefe Weisse Dunkel
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BA SCORE
88
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 05-29-2011)
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Reviews by lefty:
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4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer on-tap originally at the Hofbrauhaus in Germany and then again at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas. You simply cannot find this beer at any store (in the US) outside of going to one of the Hofbrauhaus restaurants.

Simply put, this is the best beer I have ever had. I sure some of it had to do with how fresh it was in Munich, but everything about this beer is nearly perfect.

The color is a deep brown and it almost looks like it would be extremely heavy like a dopplebock. However, when it hits your lips, you can almost not believe how light and flavorful it is, and it is so smooth on the palate.

I have bought many a dunkle weiss in the states and have been unable to find anything close to how good this beer is. If you ever come across this beer, do yourself a favor and order a full liter.

lefty, Dec 30, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deliciously complex yet delightlfully smooth wheat beer that gives new flavors with each and every sip, but without weighing heavy on the palate or stomach.

Pouring a dark rust color, somewhere between brown and garnet, and with significant yeaty haze. A dense off-white head tops the beer in a mousse-like texture and proves to withstand the session well, while lacing all the while.

Sweet bready wheat notes permiate the nose, along with the fruity/spicy balance of banana, clove, apples, white pepper, appricots, and lemon-like citrus. Medium caramel sweetness and light toast also accompany the ever evolving aromas.

Bready and malty sweet, the wheat makes a big impact with a rich yeasty taste of fresh baked breads, vanilla, almonds, and cookie dough. Caramel, bread crust and light toast give a nutty taste to complement the sweetness. Banana esters are high and dictate the fruity esters, but also allow for rounded esters of apples, appricots, and citrus peel to follow. Low in hops, only an herbal balance of clove, white pepper, and lemongrass offer a much needed reprieve from malty sweetness.

Rich and fuller bodied to start, the early creaminess is high. As carbonation subsides the wheaty malt textures usher the beer into a minty-dry and semi-crisp finish. Banana and caramel linger just a touch, giving a memory of taste while awaiting the next sip.

A classic Dunkelweizen that favors banana esters and malty sweetness over hop balance and acidity. A great variance to many of the the more zesty or lemony wheat beers out there.

BEERchitect, May 29, 2011
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Hofbrau Hefe Weisse Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.