Hofbräu Hefe Weizen | Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh

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78 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States
hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 03-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of therica
4.87/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh, 1L stein.

A= Huge lovely foamy white head over cloudy yellow.

S= Heavenly delight of bubblegum, banana, clove, lemon, yeasts, hops.

T= Everything that a Hefe fan could ever want in a beer, and bold as well. Hints of coriander dancing around the usual banana, clove, lemon, hops, bubblegum, light grassy traits and nonstop consistency.

M= Clean, refreshed. Full.

D= Until they kick you out.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.76/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful hazy orange due to being unfiltered. Huge white foamy head. Smells exactly how it is supposed to. Banana orange, crisp smell. Awesome breach banana with candied fruit tastes. Incredibly smooth finish. Maybe unfair that it was out of a draft at Chicago HB. I love this stuff!

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Deuane
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Hazy golden tinted orange with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap and left nice lace.

S-Bubblegum and banana up front with a healthy dose of clove supporting in the background. Nicely aromatic.

T-Big bubblegum and banana with light clove notes. a very full-flavoured and of course traditional hefe. A fresh as fresh can be....since it comes from the room next door. I usually prefer a bit of lemon zing in my hefe and this barley has any at all...but somehow this one works for me.

M-Medium-light, crisp, long lasting flavour--burping up bubblegum along the way!

D-Wow! Are you kidding? On a hot summer day in Da' Burgh sitting along the Mon in the biergarten this brew is about a perfect as a sessionable one liter slammer as you can get! Too bad I had this on a cold and blustery early April day! Oh well, next time!

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Pittsburgh's Hofbräuhaus.

A: The weizen was served in the appropriate glass, tall and luxurious. The head was sizeable, nearly cascading out of the glass and consuming half a finger below the 0.5L notch (those bastards). Plenty of rich foam laced around the glass.

S: The nose is heavy with banana and clove. Wheaty tartness is missing, replaced by a full barley malt presence. Very appetizing.

T: I really dig this beer, refreshing and not too strong. Banana and clove flavors are sweet and upfront, thanks to the yeast. They are not cloying but well-suited to the ale. Wheat is present but it doesn't shake things up. Grains have a toasted cereal flavor. The flavor is a spot-on hefe that did get a little heavy at times.

M: Clove and banana make this a great respite on a hot day. The tartness of the wheat is a good compliment to the yeast.

D: I felt pretty full after drinking half a liter, but I really liked it. I bought a six pack to go and am sipping on one now.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another beer I enjoyed recently at the Hofbräu !

A - Pours a hazy copper brown with a hefty amount of head as the bartender often does!

S - Mild banana peel, orange zest, clove, and mild grain on the nose.

T - Like a Weizenbock light it came off with mild banana and clove with a orange hoppy zest that finishes bitter with a sort of bread yeast.

M - Light and crisp. Overall very drinkable.

D - I liked this over the Dunkel (which was only .1% higher in ABV) and it was just teeming with flavor! A must for any visit to the brew pub!

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Photo of stakem
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft offering at the Pittsburgh location served in a weizen glass. The brew appears a clouded yellow color with a thick, dense white cap that perists throughout the experience. It leaves some spotty lace on the glass with patches when swirled.

The aroma is a banana bomb with accenting notes of bubblegum and clove spice coming in secondary. There is some overall wheaty grain touches to this but the overall feel of the nose comes primarily from the yeast and in a very pleasant way.

The taste is sweet with a wheat and fresh grain backing. Spice like clove, bubblegum and banana are all present. This is exactly what I have come to expect of a well made hefeweizen and boy does this deliver with beautiful balance as complexity mostly driven by the yeast.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp and clean and super easy drinking. If I didnt have places to me, I could have drank several of these but opted for one and done. Looking forward to having this again next trip.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hofbräu Hefe Weizen from Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
4.07 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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