Huber Weisses Original | Hofbrauhaus Freising

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbrauhaus Freising
Germany
hofbrauhaus-freising.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Photo of SERENGETI
4.8/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The famous Weissbier from Freising-Weihenstephan. That's what brewmaster students drink after lectures or even instead of lectures. Tastes best at the Huber Braustuberl in the former Huber Brewery. The beer is made since about 30 years at the Freisinger hofbrauhaus. Still an excellent Weissbier with high drinkability. Brings back good memories from my time at Weihenstephan!

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Photo of rpardon7
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
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 FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
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 clarknova
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of DKHNOVA
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GbVDave
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
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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Photo of redmagik99
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Photo of DoubleMalt
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
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 skywizzard
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of txmilligan
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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 jayjay1976
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Eyes:
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.

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

Tongue:
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.

Belch:
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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Photo of der_meister
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDBarca10
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jandadeboer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of adityashekhar
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mille_K
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of falloutsnow
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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 bmaggot
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Huber Weisses Original from Hofbrauhaus Freising
3.82 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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