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 lefty:
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lefty from Illinois

4.77/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer on-tap originally at the Hofbrauhaus in Germany and then again at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas. You simply cannot find this beer at any store (in the US) outside of going to one of the Hofbrauhaus restaurants.

Simply put, this is the best beer I have ever had. I sure some of it had to do with how fresh it was in Munich, but everything about this beer is nearly perfect.

The color is a deep brown and it almost looks like it would be extremely heavy like a dopplebock. However, when it hits your lips, you can almost not believe how light and flavorful it is, and it is so smooth on the palate.

I have bought many a dunkle weiss in the states and have been unable to find anything close to how good this beer is. If you ever come across this beer, do yourself a favor and order a full liter.

Dec 30, 2012
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