Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice dark amber color, a little cloudy against light, with a two fingers head faint beige that fades not to fast with some residual.Clear wheat aroma, citrus and sour is at hand. Not very intense flavor, very wheat, some bitterness and in the middle the sour. Refreshing at the beginning then the bitterness and sourness that last good enough with a some sticky feeling in the mouth.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of wordemupg
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into Weisse glass 22/4/13

A hazy reddish brown but has more clarity then I expected, two fingers of tan foam sits around for a few sips before falling to a thin film that leaves a single thick ring of lace

S a little bruised banana and brown sugar with a little chocolate covered raisin and sweet dark bread, earthy notes I can't place with a hint of molasses

T a little spice to go with what I smell but quite similar, solid example of the style but not mind-blowing, a little sweet but it works

M silky at first with the bubbles stopping short of creamy but they play their part, not thin but could use a little more body but it's a minor complaint

O pretty smooth easy drinking beer, not the best example of the style but nothing to be ashamed of

My profile pics from the Hofbrauhaus in Munich and I was pretty happy to have this little memory show up on the shelf here in Alberta

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Photo of bark
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The colour os very dark brown, almost black (80 EBC), the liquid is cloudy. The firm four finger head is compact and beige; it sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is a bit roasted and semi-sweet. Low levels of alcohol and bitterness. Christmas spices and tart, dried fruits.

The taste is roasted and a bit similar to a porter in the malt profile. Light bitterness. Some dried fruits and exotic spices, hints of soap. Light to medium body. The aftertaste adds a crispy clean bitterness ans some green fruits. The sweet finish is quite light and short with some spicy flavours.

The carbonation is strong with lots of small long-lived bubbles. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A surprisingly light dunkelwiezen. Much more gulpable than the pale one.

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Photo of Suds
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a half-liter bottle, this beer pours a dark chestnut color with a thick, dense head. The foam is a light shade of tan, and all-in-all, the beer is quite attractive. The aroma clearly has a wheat character, backed by a little caramel and toasted grain. Not bad. The taste is a little drier than expected, but presents a nice wheat twang. There's a little spice and some roastedness in in the flavor was well. Medium in body, with a sharp (slightly acidic) bite in the finish, this is a very engaging and drinkable beer. Enjoyable and worth having again.

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Photo of stcules
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown, dark caramel. Light brown foam, abundant.
Weisse smell, with banana and cloves. Then caramel.
At a second try, the caramel is stronger, and there is also a light roasted (hazelnut), and the fruity notes are lighter.
In the taste the classic notes of wheat and caramel, over all.
There is also some roasted hint.
In the aftertaste, after a start of caramel, there is a roasted and lightly burned finish.
Good and thirst quenching beer, after all, even if I'd like it a little less sweet.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, presented in a 0.5L weisse glass. It was a dark copper color, very hazy, with a light tan (almost white) foam on top that lasted half-way through the session. The aroma was correct in my opinion, bananas and cloves all the way. This translated to the taste as well, nice estery flavors from the yeast and good solid mouthfeel, not thick per se but it coated the mouth very well. Solid and drinkable, I liked this best from the Hofbrauhaus. But I'm partial to weizenbocks and dunkel weisse beers.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting seasonal from Hofbrauhaus (they called it a "DarkWeiz"). Cloudy orange color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a little fruity and a little wheaty. I am not that familiar with the DunkelWeizen style but the flavor was a mixture of malt, cider, banana and caramel. Smooth and mostly drinkable but lopsided. I would go back to the Dunkel next time.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of josanguapo
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From Hipercor. In Bavaria's wheat glass. Perfect foam. Smooth and long-lasting. Great aroma and good taste. This brewery becomes an unexpected favourite of mine. Plenty of nasty sediments at the bottom spoil an otherwise great brew

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Photo of ZachT
4.49/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of david18
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to my wife's step-dad for getting me this beer (he works for Lufthansa).

It pours a nice dark brown, with a light beige, foamy head.

Wheaty type smells, some caramel, overall it's very good.

The taste is of wheat and caramel, with roasted malt at the finish.

Good mouthffel, based on taste.

Who can drink these?... I can drink these!
If you have an opportunity to get your hands on this beer, don't pass it up.
This is one of the finest Dark Wheat beers I have tasted, although I am far from an expert on the style.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light brown/copper cloudy beer with dense head. Yeast, clove, sweet malt in aroma. Taste - expressive, sweet malt, wheat, tints of caramel and banana, light hop finish. A bit harsh aftertaste, it seems not similar to classic dunkelweizen, but pleasant in common.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BretSikkink
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shy of mahogany but past copper. Head is not too timid at first but simmers down quickly and doesn't like much lacing if any. Nose is phenolic with clove and banana evenly balanced. Fruity enough with the hint of wheat.

Flavor is again on par with the style guidelines but in terms of the mouthfeel it's a let-down. Too thin and metallic, not enough good bubbles and the ones present are a little abrasive. Drinkable and decent, but the overall attenuation is off and it takes away from drinking this style.

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Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Poupae
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of SerialTicker
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drink by 9-17-14. 500ml bottle. Dad picked this up in Italy.

Appearance: Diarrhea water never looked so good. Extremely hazy orange/brown color depending on where the light comes through. Small very light tan colored head goes away pretty quickly leaving about 1/16th of an inch of a thin head on top. No lacing that I can see.

Smell: The malts bog down that normally bright dunkelweizen aroma. Caramel malt with a little bit of that banana character typical in the style. Not a strong aroma, but quite nice regardless.

Taste/feel: That's the ticket! This is really nice. The banana character is there plenty, but the caramel malts keep it under control. The after taste is a biscuity flavor with the banana and it's really nice. There's also a very slight tanginess on the end that calls for you to take another sip. The mouthfeel is outstanding with about a medium body with a mid-level amount of carbonation.

I was thinking about going with 3.75s for the taste, feel, and overall rating, but this is an excellent beer for *me* if I want something of the style. Silky feel on it, pleasant lingering slightly spicy and tangy banana biscuit aftertaste... this is some good stuff. My first from Hofbrau, and it won't be my last.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Wide lager glass. Dark brown color, chill hazeappearance. White froth creates a close, thick & lasting crown. Some spots are left. Roasted, lager yeast & flowery aromas rounded by bread & subtle banana notes. Malty, sweet & roasted upfront. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy & dense texture. Low bitterness & slight spicy touch. Long sweet finish. Estery & kind nutty aftertaste. A flavorful beer & nice spot of the Style.

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Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
3.73 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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