Huber Weisses Original
Hofbrauhaus Freising

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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #131
Ranked #27,717
3.79 | pDev: 12.4%
Hofbrauhaus Freising
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Photo of schoolboy
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Although it is one of the better samples in the Brewer's Advent Calendar from Costco, this nice wheat beer still suffers from bad can.

Huber Weisses Original pours a deep golden with nice foam, fizz and lace. The aroma is subdued but fresh. The taste is a nice wheat malty taste with some hops, overpowering a metallic can taste. The yeasty overtones are slightly fruity and funky. It lingers a bit metallic, but still superior to the others from the collection that I've tried thus far.


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Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a moderate, persistent white cloud top head. Elegent Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls. Small streams of fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Wheat malt, white bread, faint cloves, mild phenols, a hint of white pepper, and a mild spicy note, not quite of cloves, define the aroma.

Taste: Opens with hints of overripe banana, soon followed by white bread malt. There are also faint hints of citrus rinds, more of a suggestion, than a presence. The relatively high ABV of 5.6% does not give itself away. Late in the taste, there are hints of bitter apple rind. Finishes with a mild grassy hop note.

Mouth feel: Soft, full, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A quite decent and drinkable example, well worth a try, or two.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a standard Pilsener glass. Beer number fourteen (December 14th) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar. Expiration date on bottom of can is 03/2019.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philly

Hazy yellow liquid crowned by a two finger white foam cap

Aroma is banana , cloves

Taste is subtle cloves , banana , malt

Good beer but a 2nd place finisher to that other in town brewery

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Photo of brureview
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another underrated beer on this site.

It’s important to pour this style correctly. I turn the uncapped bottle 3-4 times vertically then horizontally on the table 3-4 times. Pour down at an angle to 1/8th in Weizen glass. Swirl the bottom 1/8 gently. Pour the rest.

Excellent honey color with a 4F head. Good head retention.

Spicy, licorice aroma and taste.

Light body and very drinkable.

Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml can (advent 14) poured into a hefe glass. A slightly hazy golden orange with one finger head that moves immediately to a thin lace. Aroma is clove, banana, and spices. The taste is right in line with the aroma. Medium carbonation and feel. A hefe worth a go.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly foggy straw yellow with two fingers of stark white head. Head retention is good with great lacing left behind. Aroma is pilsner, bread, and biscuit malts with a touch of yeast and clove in the background. It smells like fresh biscuit dough with a bit of clove and yeast in the background. Flavor profile is biscuit, and bread malts. Clove with a little bit of yeast add a little sweetness to the back end. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a lightly fizzy, but otherwise smooth texture. Overall, a sweet, doughy beer that sips easily in both flavor and feel.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Buck89
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the Advent box. Poured into a snulip. A hazy golden color with a two-finger white head. Nice retention. Lots of bubblegum and banana, faint clove and wheat on the nose. The taste fell a bit below my expectations from the aroma. All the elements were there, but it felt a bit washed out and muddled. The feel was also thin. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
2.78/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass from the can.

Appearance: Looks more like a lager than a hefeweizen, darker but very transparent gold color. Initially a thick white head rising about two finger's length dropping after the first sip wth very sticky lacing.

Smell: Banana skin, and super bland. Worst property of the beer.

Taste: After you let it sit for a bit there's a semi-sweet banana feel to the beer. Lightly bitter and touch malty. Lacks some complexity which I've had with other german hefeweizens.

Mouth: Not really sticky, and lacking complexity when placing the glass down.

Overall: Descent brew, i can think of a few better hefs for a lot cheaper. I got this from an advent calendar

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Photo of josephandbrown
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Huber Weisses poured with a large thick head that was long lasting. As it started to dissipate, the head gained a lot of peaks and valleys. The color was very straw yellow, a 3 or 4 on the SRM scale. It is pretty hazy, but that is common for hefewiezens.

A big yeasty smell is the most present scent, but I swear I detect some licorice lingering in there as well. The flavor is less nuanced than I'd expect from a hefewiezen. There's big, obvious wheat flavor, and some of that yeast comes through as well. I do not get any banana or clove, even though they are common for the style. It's a pretty simple flavor. Also, it's pretty highly astringent; almost immediately after a swallow, my mouth is left feeling dry.

This is a short review, but there just isn't much to this beer. I'm not a fan of Hefeweizens in general, and I can't imagine I'd ever go for this again.

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Photo of txmilligan
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden hue with a nice aroma. The beer is very smooth and mild with just a hint of citrus tones. Great feel and lingers well. This is a strong entry in hefeweizens variety. Nice beer.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a hazy golden amber with a large classic weissbier head. Fluffy and long lasting. Definite banana and clove in the nose. The mouth gets some banana as well. Yum!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy deep golden color with white head. Aroma has the classic banana and cloves plus some vanilla and citrus. Taste is also classic but also has a light marzipan, slightly on the sweet side with a spicy finish. Body is creamy but also well carbonated. A really nice surprise, one of the best hefeweizen I had recently.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-draught at an alphaus near Innsbruck, Austria.

Cost was .5L/3.80 euro. Regrettably brief notes below:

A: Beautifully frothy white head. Soft-looking. Even. ~5 minute retention. Messy lacing.

Body is a bright yellow-orange of nice vibrance. Hazy but translucent. No yeast is visible within. Turbid.

Sm: Banana esters. Fresh wheat. Ideal sweetness. No orange peel, clove, or lemon.

T: Wheat. A hint of banana. Fresh barley. Balanced, though simple even for a hefeweizen, lacking the subtle yeast profile of the best beers in the style. Well built nevertheless.

Mf: Light-bodied and refreshing, with a classic smooth wet texture. High carbonation for the style. Could be softer.

O: Definitely drinkable and enjoyable. A worthwhile wheat beer, though given its country of origin you can do far better. I wouldn't shell out 3.80 euro again, but it's likable stuff.


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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can, PRD 07/01/2015 EXP 09/01/2016. Acquired a single can of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack from the local Binny's. Hefe-Weizenbier, with a lot of text in German on the can.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a cloudy pale golden body, about a finger of frothy soapy white head that leaves nice strands of scattered lacing behind. Appears aptly carbonated. Looks very nice for what it is.

S - A fumey, at times grapey sort of aroma. Heavy presence of cloves. Floral, with a mild alcohol tinge and yeast.

T - Taste follows the nose: creamy & wheaty, notes of clove, oranges, & grain.

M - Smooth & easy-drinking. Crisp, with good carb.

Overall, an authentic stab at the style. Recommended for those interested in this style.

Huber Weisses Original -----3.5/5

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Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml can, day 2 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - uh-huh, more hefeweizen to drink on a thankfully sunny, and not so chilly December afternoon.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some decent splattered bugs on a summer windshield lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of bready and doughy, pale and wheaty malt, banana pudding, a wisp of generic citrus, faintly phenolic yeast, and a touch of clove/white pepper spice. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy wheat malt, wet banana chips, bland orange peel, middling yeast, and a hard to really pin down wan spice character.

The carbonation is quite light on its frothy and occasionally fizzy feet, the body teetering on the light side of yer typical middleweight, and generally smooth, nothing really nosing around, looking for trouble. It finishes off-dry, the wheaty cereal essence continuing to run the show.

Overall, not a bad version of the style, the fruit and spice esters kept well reined-in, and with a suggestion of crispness that makes me actually want to put back the rest of this can - a wonder in itself, yeah, but I'm sure that I've got more of this to 'look forward to' in the coming weeks.

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Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml can stamped on the bottom of the can with a production date of July 2015 and a EXP(iration) date of Sept. 2016.

Appearance: Hazy, nearly cloudy at the pour, golden body topped with a white head of moderate (for style) size and retention that leaves patterned lacing.

Aroma: Yeast and wheat with moderate banana Fruity with relatively faint hints of clove and other spices

Flavor: Lightly sweet up front and all the way into the faintly spicy, lightly fruity and bready aftertaste. Primarily yeast and wheat with banana. Hints of spices.

Feel: Medium-light body and medium-high carbonation.

O: very good for style. Refreshing and generally good with food.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Weissbrau Huber, on to the beer:

This weissbier is almost banana peel yellow with a creamy head when served. The retention on top and lacing around the glass are at good levels. Its aroma brings some lemon to the table and vague fruitiness, not the high level of goodness that I've come to expect out of Bavaria. A little of the hope returns though. The taste offers notes of gala apple, then lemon and banana, and a mild clove spiciness. The beer is lighter-medium, with bubbly carbonation.

Not a bad weissbier out of Huber. Fine afternoon refresher.

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Photo of falloutsnow
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Worldwide Spirits, Germany
Date: Best by 9/8/2012
Glass: Weihenstephaner weizen glass

Huber's hefeweizen includes classic elements of a German wheat beer (wheat malt, bananas, obvious yeast, some phenols, light citrus/herbs) in good proportions. While perhaps not as complex as a few others I've had, this is still a top-notch hefeweizen, and would easily be a solid go-to if it were available in North America.

Pours a huge, fluffy, slightly off-white head made up primarily of small, dense bubbles: the resulting appearance is quite frothy, not quite meringue-like. Head retention is excellent, as I'd expect from any hefeweizen, and gradually leaves significant, large clumps of lacing along sides of the galss. Body is an opaque golden yellow color, with orange hues that are accentuated, along with pale yellow ones, in the light. Carbonation is active and visible, streaming along sides and center of glass.

Aroma is very nice, strongly of ripe banana fruit, peel, and oil along with a sweet, yeasty bread scent as well. Not as complex as others, but still pleasant.

Taste overall is of sweet, ripe banana fruit mixed with yeast, and some light bread. Front of palate detects diluted lemon rind, wheat malt, and banana fruit. Mid-palate of yeasty wheat bread, ripe banana fruit, hints of coriander, and spicy phenols. Back of palate has a slight chemical harshness, but otherwise composed of sweet, ripe bananas, bread, and yeat. Aftertaste is sweet, with ripe banana fruit mixed with yeast.

Body is medium-bodied, with surprisingly soft, but palpable, carbonation. Closes very dry and with a residual sweetness that makes taking another sip quite desirable.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

A- Bright, slightly hazy golden colour. Healty, soft looking, white head; maybe not as huge as for other weizens but nicely persistent. Moderate lacing. Loads of carbonation bubbles going up underneath the head

S- Bready notes on the low side, barely detectable, still dominant sweetness though, with citric/fruity notes, expecially lemon. Slight mineral feel on the back of things

T- Delicate, soft bready malts on the back of things. A pleasant, slightly tart feel opens up the way to a nice wave of citric flavours (lemon, orange), apple also shows up as well as maybe a hint of vanilla. Nice dose of clove-like spiciness to make things more lively

M- Soft mouthfeel on both tongue and palate as to be expected from the style. Average, spot-on carbonation. Nothing remarkable, just nicely fitting with the beer's overall feel

O- Picked up a random weizen as a summer refreshing beer. Turned out quite lucky, this is no doubt a quality weizen: refreshing, quite complex, perfectly balanced

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a fluffy white head that fades rather quickly leaving spotted lacing around the glass.

Smell is zesty with notes of yeast and lemon

Taste is dry, spicy, has some lemon in the mix. Banana toward the end. Dry lingering finish.

Not a bad beer

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Third beer of my German tasting evening, 2nd July 2010. This brown half litre bottle was poured into one of my 'Franziskaner' Weissbier glasses (the beer was best before 3rd Nov 2010).

This is one of the best Hefeweizen I've had, very impressed: The beer had a great cloudy body, leaning towards the orange side of dirty yellow, the cracking white head was a stayer, lasting to the last drop of beer.

The nose was all you'd expect, great waves of vanilla with banana esters following up behind, lovely. Nutmeg appeared in the mix too.

Refreshing and very drinkable, the usual hefeweizen flavours combining to produce a very good beer and one I'll look out for in future.

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Photo of jayjay1976
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall Zwiefalter Kloster Weizen glass. I like to use this glass for reviews because its hourglass shape presents the beer in a voluptuous bulbous form tapering to a shapely waist. In front of a bright window the larger cross section reveals the color in deep hues.

The pour begins with a pale yellow developing into a bright golden orange as the glass fills, with a fine yeast fog. Even with the broken sunshine today this beer has a deep orange honey aspect. Light watery head quickly subsides suggesting this beer might lack the richness I had hoped for. Not so.

Toasted malt, green banana, and more than a hint of mineral/metallic tang.

Begins with a lemony tart flavor quickly rolling into a rich toasted malt with a light dry finish. Moderately sweet without the syrupy aftertaste, and moderately rich. Hops are mildly present the whole time without becoming a nuisance.

Green apple? Mild and pleasant.

Overall, this is a tasty beer nicely balancing tart and rich flavors, and finishing clean. Sweet enough to warrant a spot in my little black book. Light on the palate and very drinkable, especially as part of a balanced Münchner breakfast with Weiss wurst and sweet mustard.

Serving type: 0,5 liter returnable bottle, cost €0.65 at my local drink market.

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4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- The appearance was a nice golden yellow with a nice clean head that remained for much of the beer. Could clearly see the suspended yeast.
S- Smell was very fruity banana, and clove with a hint of yeast and bublegum.
T-Taste was of banana and clove at the first and more yeast came through after. More yeaste and did not detect any hops in the taste.
M- Clean and mellow on the toungue, not sharp like some weizens can feel due to yeaste or over hoppiness.
D- This is a very enjoyable beer that could be easyiable sessioned. In my opinion one of my favorite Hefewiezens.

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Photo of redmagik99
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a yellowish brown with a decent head that recedes rather quickly. smells of the typical tasty hefeweizen. Tastes of the normal banana and clove, with an almost lemony zest and pepper. slight undesirable twang of standard ale doesn't take away too much. Fairly thin in the mouthfeel, carbonation adds to spice and pepper taste. Could definitely finish a couple or more. Maybe not quite as complex as some others of the same style, but very good nonetheless.

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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5l bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to Iain for the hook-up!

A: Pours a cloudy, pale-yellow. Bright white one finger head. Very creamy.

S: Very nice aromas of banana, clove, bubblegum, and lemony citrus.

T: Tart citrus right off the bat with banana, clove, and toasted malt. Very subdued spicyness.

M: Starts tart, turns spicy, and finishes creamy.

D: Excellent, very refreshing!

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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 88 ratings