Weisses Bräuhaus

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

56 Ratings
Weisses BräuhausWeisses Bräuhaus
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Tal 7
München, 80331
Germany

+49 89 2901380 | map
weisses-brauhaus.de

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
5.8%
 
 
Taps:
7
Bottles/Cans:
8
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Hobbz:
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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Approximately 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2001... As I took pictures from every angle of my standing glass of Aventinus, I must have looked a nut! And of the touristic variety, I might add. The genuine glass, full with the dark offering, topped with a rather large capping of stiff, unrelenting, off-white foam...

But what could I do? (Yes, I know -- drink the stuff, you fool). But see, this was my right-of-passage, my first trip inside the Weisses Brauhaus and, quite literally, my very first Aventinus. I had been heretofore untouched by the stuff due to quite purposeful, headstrong abstinence: I was having it in its time in the proper location first, or not at all (one of the few beers for which I will be willing to submit myself to such torture)! After years of notice, first reading of it in Mr. Jackson's and other noted authors' books and even seeing bottles here and there tempting my resolve, it was finally for my taking.

A beauty of a place. For its beer, for its atmosphere, for its food (noted for some of the best regional-style morsels around -- and non-regional surprises...a huge menu, though I noticed that the English menu was not quite the size of the German).

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Photo of Dactrius
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of BayernTrips
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

In Munich's Tal 7 stands the most traditional and interesting "Wirtshaus" in Bavaria. Roughly translated, a "Wirtshaus" is partly a bar and partly a restaurant. It's an institution and an essential part of any beer lover's visit to Munich. When foreigners enter, they believe they are simply in a restaurant. They slowly figure out that it's strictly seat yourself, and that if you actually want to eat or drink you going to have to sit at common table with others. Even if they figure all this out and actually manage to order food and drink, most will leave without even grasping where it is they have been. Maybe it's the language or maybe it's the culture that is the barrier. Perhaps both.

The beer is the main attraction and the focus is on the Weissbier. The George Schneider and Sons brewery has been in business since 1872 & is currently in the 6th generation - all the proprietors using the name George.

Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original: Starting with George Schneider I, George Schneider VI is now in control of this family run brewery in Kelheim. Still brewed according to the original recipe from 1872, this is a darker colored Weissbier. It's rich, dark amber color has just a wisp of banana and is more associated with its clove aroma. It's a fully bodied beer with sweet, dark bread flavored malt and lingering wheat flavors with light touch of lemon and banana at the finish. Alcohol: 5.4 %.

Schneider Aventinus Tap 6: Aventinus is the quintessential Weizen Bock (Strong Hefe-Weizen). It's dark brown in color with a ruby red tinge and offers an aromatic hint of ripe banana, dried rasins, and plums which plays off its licorice and roast malt profile. It's well balanced nature and rich flavors hide it's true alcohol content, so be careful! Alcohol: 8.2%.

If you still have anything left in the tank, you can try the Eisbock - a super strong version of the Aventinus whereby the mash is frozen, forming ice crystals that can be removed from the beer, driving up the the alcohol level. Then I would go for the aforementioned Hopfenweisse - but only if you can sleep in the next day!

Additionally, Schneider offers a great alcohol free version, and a light version with1/2 the alcohol of an original. Further you can try a "blond" Weissbier, or the "green" one which recreates Schneider's version of an Oktoberfest style beer. If you don't like the yeast,you can also get a filtered version called "Kristall Weizen." If for some incomprehensible reason you don't like Weissbier, you can order a Helles from the Tegernseer brewery, or various soda's produced by Schneider und Söhne. Also, a Rotling or a Silvaner wine would be worthwhile.

Beer Etiquette:
• Wait until everyone has a beverage before you take a sip
• Raise your glass and say "Prost!"
• Leading with bottom of your glass (the rim is much to delicate!), look into each persons eyes as you clink glasses. Failure to do so results in 7 years of bad sex.
• Be sure never to reach over or under other's extended arms. This is a bad omen and all too often results in a broken glass and spilled beer
• Never fail to take a sip after you clink glasses. Failure to drink after saying Prost will be taken as an insult.
• Never play with your cellphone while sitting with others - this is rude behavior and tells your tablemates that they are boring. If you really need to do something, first excuse yourself from the table.
• If you are with others at the table, tick marks are often made on your coaster so you don't screw the others at your table. It is hard to keep track of how many you had!
• The Pretzels are not free. If you touch it, you take it. Don't ever put a half of a pretzel back in the basket.

The kitchen at the Weisses Brauhaus shows continual improvement. Under the leadership of Sepp Nagler, they continue to offer old Bavarian specialties from the "Kronfleischküche." Granted that this isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's reassuring that these old recipes continued to be on offer at the Weisses Brauhaus. On the regular menu, Bavarian dishes dominate, but often are given a slight modern twist. My favorites are the Zwiebelrostbraten and the Kaiserschmarrn, but you can't go astray with any of the items.

If you decide to visit, it's important that you take your time and enjoy the evening. If you have any luck at all, you'll somehow converse with your table mates and have an entertaining and enlightening conversation. The Weisses Bräuhaus is an institution that must be savored!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Best beer selection in Munich in my opinion, loved getting to try the full gamut of Schneider & Sohn brews, so damn tasty. The food was good too, had the peasants feast. Really enjoyed Tap 5 hopfenweisse. Unique combination of hoppy and wheat. Eisbock was great too.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here on Sunday, July 26, after a long wait to get to old town in Munich. The place is spectacular, right in the south-eastern side of old town, pretty close to the Hofbrauhaus. We opted for an outside table since it was so nice out that day. Service was actually pretty good for a German place, and they had English menus. Food was great, I had the butcher's platter which was 5 different sausages. They have pretty much every available Schneider-Weisse beer here except for the really odd stuff like Cuvee Barrique and Mein Nelson Sauvin. Basically, all the "Tap _" beers are here. Would STRONGLY recommend going here.

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Photo of RickyHolden
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mozartandmadnes
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of clarknova
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of pixieskid
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Visited a couple years back, stumbled on it online and thought I should review it. My mouth is watering just thinking about the Tap 5 and meal(s) I had there while in Munich.

Incredibly easy to find but almost always crowded (more locals than tourists). Keep that in mind and hopefully you get a seat.

Beer selection is great as Schneider is one of my favorites in Munich because of the variety. Super fresh beers, nice glassware to match them, service is typical German (simple and effective, if you need something, ask!)

The only thing I was dissapointed with is the fact that they don't offer the special Schneider offerings : Meine Nelson Sauvin for example. Those big fancy bottles of the "rare/now BA" stuff seem to mainly be for export as I have seen them in France, Belgium, and the US.

If in Munich, it is a must visit.

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Photo of hopsandmalt
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of innominat
4.05/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I am a big fan of their beers so for me this is a must. I recommend to any fan of German beer.
Has all there beers available. Also a nice selection of German food. But be warned every night we visited is was very busy and you may need to wait outside for few minutes. We had to on our visits. But worth the short wait and the price is very fair for what you get.

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Photo of burnstar
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Some of my favorite beers are here so it was pretty much a pilgrimage to go to this place in Munich. So nice to sit outside and watch the people while drinking one of my favorite beers of all time. Typical slow paced bavarian atmosphere. Nice selection for this type of place although I stuck to their original and my favorite. We ordered some plates of food just as a snack and ended up with a feast! Great value.

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Weisses Bräuhaus in München, Germany
4.31 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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