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%
 
 
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Photo of Totalpackage411
1.3/5  rDev -66%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Won't ever get again

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Photo of Tarso
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of josephandbrown
2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
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 derdtheterd
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Day 2 of the Costco Calendar. Probably would be a bit more appropriate if i was sitting outside on a warm summer day. Very average.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stcules
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy appearance, orange in color. Big white fluffy head, very creamy.
Not banana in the smell, but some spices (cloves and green pepper), wheat and yeast,
At the taste again wheat and yeast, pratically non banana. Spicy again, quite evident, and at the end some hint of fresh spices (anise? Juniper?).
Medium body.
The aftertaste is on the same line, with a sharp spicy note.
Relatively less sweet than a classic weizen.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -11%
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.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Ctb6582
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
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 mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
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 HappyHourHero
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma of zesty lemons with banana undertones. Smells like a hefeweizen/witbier hybrid. Dense, creamy, bright white head holds strong leaving patches of solid lace. Hazing, glowing yellow beer. Flavor is on the light side. Light lemon zest underlain by barely detectable dougy banana notes. There is a faint grainy bite at the end that seems out of place. The yeasty flavors are more evident in my burp then in the beer, bummer. Mouthfeel is headed towards watery, and lacks the full fluffy mouthfeel I expect with Hefeweizens. Disappointing. Not bad, but lacking.

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Photo of teraflx
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
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 Bubbawilly88
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SCproUA
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev -5%
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 TheRock7755
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robertas
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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