Hofbrau Hefe Weisse Dunkel
Hofbräuhaus München

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Dunkelweizen
Ranked #11
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #20,322
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 12.11%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
173
From:
Hofbräuhaus München
 
Germany
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  17
Gots
  35
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 173 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by biboergosum:
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Nice to see more choices than the long-standing (yet of course still drinkable) usual offerings from this most hallowed of beer-producing regions.

This beer pours a hazy, dark chestnut brown-tinged amber colour, with two fingers of fizzy, very tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves a low shoreline of ebbing lace around the glass as it evenly slides away.

It smells of lightly roasted grainy caramelized wheat malt, banana bread, mild cloves, fruity apple and pear, and a slight earthy mustiness. The taste is more bready, wheaty malt, with just a wisp of toasted schwarz character, musty ripe bananas, softly yielding yeast, mildly sweet coriander spice, lilting chewing gum, and faint earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are a tad peppy, and somewhat frothy, and fade at an agreeable rate, the body a decent medium weight, and really quite smooth, in an unsurprisingly fruity manner. It finishes off-dry, the fruit and slight char continuing to play well together.

An adequately enjoyable dunkelweizen, the lack of expected roasted notes, while a concern at first, fades from worry rather quickly, leaving us with a nice fruity quaff, suitable for summertime excursions, and early spring snow days alike.

Mar 03, 2013
More User Reviews:
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Cuervo_PCB from Florida

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 26, 2019
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NeMe from Italy

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Sep 07, 2013
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ZachT from Canada (BC)

4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Oct 26, 2015
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lzepplin01 from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Feb 23, 2014
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atrocity from Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aug 04, 2017
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utfiero from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Jun 08, 2014
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JTuomi from Finland

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 02, 2018
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 29, 2015
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mess2014 from Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle picked up at the Perekrestok; best before 26 June 2014. Hofbrau Munchen is good at all and this particular sort is well. Served chilled not well.

Final Grade: 4.00, overall it is good Dunkel Weizen
Serving type: bottle (which is not good because usual)

500 mL bottle picked up at the Perekrestok; best before 26 June 2014. Hofbrau Munchen is good at all and this particular sort is well. Served chilled not well.

Final Grade: 4.00, overall it is good Dunkel Weizen
Serving type: bottle (which is not good because usual)

Jan 08, 2014
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DOCRW from Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Feb 23, 2014
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Beer-Ed from Netherlands

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 14, 2015
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Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 25, 2015
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FreddieMercuryHayes from Tennessee

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Aug 22, 2014
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops from Australia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

May 08, 2014
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DanLane from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Oct 27, 2018
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Gottesverachter from Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +16%

May 26, 2014
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Saviour from Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Jun 27, 2014
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indirectly_direct from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jun 29, 2014
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Kiro from Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jul 24, 2014
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Smileitsfreetobehappy from Alaska

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Sep 30, 2014
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jt2488 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Jul 16, 2014
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lmaduells from Spain

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beers produced by Hofbrua tend to have much fame but not the best beers of Bavaria. I usually disappointing. This, without being fantastic, but I found the mediocre, like many of this producer. Style is probably one of my favorite German. Repeat.

Aug 05, 2016
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MeLikeyDaBeers

5/5  rDev +28.9%

Jul 23, 2014
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The_Mad_Capper from Japan

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is largely sweet with vanilla and honey along with some wax, clove, and a hint of cocoa. The body is deep copper and fairly hazy with a foamy, off-white head that lasts. The flavor is dominated by spicy clove and stalky bitterness along with light honey, subdued bready/grainy malt, some yeasty sourness, and a light waxy/grainy finish. The carbonation is intense and prickly.

Very crisp and satisfying but with a rather straightforward flavor for the style. It's not at all bad, but it could benefit from greater sweetness, a more notable malt presence, and softer carbonation.

Jan 04, 2015
Hofbrau Hefe Weisse Dunkel from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 173 ratings