Hofbräu Schwarze Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

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Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany | website

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-29-2003

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Reviews:
32
Ratings:
85
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
15.28%
 
 
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 85
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 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 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 rjlemos
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sipped from a 500ml brown bottle with a very nice label showing a picture of the factory, and saying that is a specialty, brewed under the Reinheitsgebot, and so on...

A: It pours light amber, cinnamon brown, witn a thick die-hard dense head. Very nice.

S: Intense, reminding the belgian beers. Banana, caramel, brown bread. One of the strongests of the style.

T: Slight, malt and hops caracters, along with wheat/bread expected taste.

M: It goes really well, controlled, soft and just a little acid, but dense.

D: I could drink this all day under the sun !

Final notes: a really nice option to the style, it has its own personality, a really nice beer.

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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 Sigmund
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(500 ml bottle, bought in Norway.) Pours with the typical large & lingering weissbier head, colour of the beer is brown, not black as the name suggests. Slightly hazy. Pleasant aroma of fresh baked bread and weissbier yeast, hints of dark syrup and caramel. Flavour has a slight roastiness and some farmhouse bread character, smooth and pleasant to drink, but not very complex. Just enough hops to leave a pleasant aftertaste, but like most weissbiers the aftertaste does not last "forever". This is a decent but unpretentious beer, a nice accompaniment with a meal or as a refreshment on its own.

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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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