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 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 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 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 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 Duff27
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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 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 RBorsato
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | 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 FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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 MonkeyBread
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
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 Gregwa
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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 DoubleMalt
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 klipper
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

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 clarknova
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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