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Hofbrau Hefe Weisse Dunkel - Hofbräuhaus München

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 05-29-2011)
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3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

oriolesfan4, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly deep brown, fairly clear, wIth minimal cream bread that lingers as a thin layer of foam. Aroma is banana, clove, toasted, bready malt, light caramel, and a hint of clove.

Flavor reveals more lightly sweet caramel upfront, with a bready, toasted, dry, and lightly bitter/earthy finish. There's a touch of citrus for complexity, and a lightly banana at the close.

A touch more malt body and lose the light metallic character, and this would be fantastic.

barczar, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jwat, Nov 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

ldhughes3, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

kjyost, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

JoeMans, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Ajlvt, May 26, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed 12 oz. at Beer Revolution. A reddish murky brown, about as dark as some North American brewed weizenbocks, with an unassuming tan head. Smells like the expected banana and clove yeast flavors, with the banana predominating, along with smooth caramel and a tinge of citrus rind. This was just what the doctor ordered after recently trying some fairly sour dunkelweizens that underachieved in the malt department, a nice rich malt complexity, almost smoky, with subtle dried apricot notes ... Potent yet refined. Very banana-forward, with clove present as well but relatively downplayed. I do not taste much in the way of citrus but there is an earthy root cellar spice in the finish. Not super sticky or thick but does have some chew, and pleasingly enough the spice builds on the palate as you go, drying things out and providing a nice contrast to the rich malty and fruity beginning and middle. This is how this style ought to be executed ... Says the non-German amateur beer geek. If nothing else I try to pay close attention, and this was well worth the mental effort.

CalgaryFMC, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

speedvagen, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DamageCase76, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mkennedy119, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Smileitsfreetobehappy, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

lccrunchy, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

beerme626, Jun 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

jonathaniler, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Kevlee722, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

NeverSettle, Jun 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

DaveAnderson, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

lzepplin01, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

lmaduells, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jdkitchi, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

mcss, Jun 11, 2012
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Hofbrau Hefe Weisse Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
89 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.