Hofbräu Münchner Weisse
Hofbräuhaus München

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From:
Hofbräuhaus München
 
Germany
Style:
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #46
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,819
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 11.28%
Ratings:
1,259
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 05:41 AM
Added:
May 25, 2002
Wants:
  59
Gots:
  269
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: The origin of Hofbrau Hefe Weizen dates back to 1589 and since then the "Weisse" has a distinctive place in the history of Hofbrau Munchen. The beer is characterized by its sparkling, by its rich foam and naturally by its unforgettable refreshing taste.
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4 by mpenske from California on Yesterday at 05:41 AM
 
3.54 by Jakepitbull from New York on Mar 27, 2022
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York

Favorite among all other Munich competitors.

Jan 19, 2022
 
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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jonmikel from Spain

Drunk at Getxo Rugby's bar (Spain). Poured into a glass.

-Pale yellow colour. Small foam head.
-Banana smell
-Usual hefe weizen taste but lager reminder. It doesn't seem a Hefe Weizen.
-Light feel. Is not heavy like a usual Hefeweizen

I like it because is a Hefeweizen taste but much less heavy in the drinking feel.

Sep 25, 2021
 
4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Aug 28, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Reidrover from Oregon

500 ml bottle from American Market in Salem OR
$3.50
pours a much clearer golden body than most hefes..the head is large and handsome. Frothy and white.
The aroma though is pure Bavarian hefeweizen though..bubble gum, coriander, bananas it's all there and wonderful.
Taste similar to aroma..but with some sweet fruitiness thrown in. Good.
Mouth feel is slightly too watery but that is OK in the hotter weather.
A nice hefe..

Aug 28, 2021
 
3.79 by Mooslerfitness from Ohio on Aug 25, 2021
 
4.04 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Aug 20, 2021
 
4.24 by Rhetion from Florida on Jul 21, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Cloudy dark yellow with a voluptuous head that rises up and slowly settles to a lid, leaving good lacing behind
Aroma: Freshly baked wheat bread, some clove, banana, yeast, and light wafts of bubblegum
Taste: Rich bready malt and wheat come together with lovely banana and clove in perfect harmony out of the gate. These flavors linger as a little bubblegum phenolic presents itself from time to time and ends how it started – with bold wheat, banana, and clove
Mouthfeel: Full, silky smooth, medium-high carbonation, and soft throughout, especially on the finish
Overall: This is tasty stuff. Of the three Hofbrau offerings I’ve had, this one I’d only previously had a once ever and a single to boot so really wanted to revisit and it does not disappoint. A delicious Weissbier with all the right things going on – wheat, clove, banana, yeast, and bubblegum and I personally like that the banana doesn’t dominate the overall profile. Recommended

Jul 15, 2021
 
4.03 by MFawkes9 from Canada (AB) on Jun 27, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

500 ml brown bottle from the LCBO for around $3.75 CDN. Best before January 28, 2022.

Appearance - Hazy bright golden yellow color with two plus fingers of soft and frothy white head. Excellent staying power and lots of spotty lacing at the edges of the glass.

Smell - Hints of banana and clove, with a small citrusy element, notes are subdued and underlying bready aromas as well.

Taste - Banana for sure with some bubblegum elements, rather sweet initially but tranistions to some clove and more spicy, nearly juicy banana conclusion to the flavors

Mouthfeel - Expressive carbonation bursting at the seams, medium-light body, with a stratifying and fulfilling creamy finish. Kind of has a magical texture and feel to it.

Overall - While just below the top tier hierarchy as far as German Hefe's go, the Hofbrau rendition is quite delicious as well, easy to drink and full of flavors with the spicy finish that really helps the sweetness from becomes overbearing.

Jun 16, 2021
 
4.02 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Mar 04, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by jonphisher from New Jersey

Pours a hazy dark straw with a nice creamy fluffy head. It settles pretty quickly into a nice layer of creamy fluff.

The first aroma I notice is banana and a little bit of bubble gum too. Very good smelling beer.

The taste is where I noticed the spice note, which to me was clove like. There is also a little bubble gum but I do not notice the banana as much.

Mouthfeel is the light end of medium and it has a very creamy carbonation to it. It is very soft and smooth.

Feb 14, 2021
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3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by wtg29 from North Carolina

Pours pale orange, semi transparent with a very thin head which dissipates to a ring fairly quickly. Nose is spicy: cardamom, Coriander, allspice, bits of orange zest. Taste is spice up front with the zest finishing. Thin, crisp, drinkable. Not my favorite style but an above average representation

Jan 26, 2021
 
4.34 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Jan 19, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

My bottle is labelled precisely the same as that photo of 2002 above!
L- Mid amber, poured with very slight haze and impressive 2Cm pillowy off-white head.
S- I certainly get typical Weissen spice notes though they are quite subtle.
T- Quite bready with hints of richer malts, certainly when compared to 'regular lager', pilseners and similar. There is hopping of course, but it's not pronounced out from the overall balance.
F- The moderately richer aspects come through in the feel too. You could suggest that 'this is a lager-type beer that you might be happy drinking in winter'.
O- It's nice. If I still lived in Germany I could see myself making an evening session-beer of this one, esp. at German super-low beer prices. Flipside is as a specialist import to the UK it costs more and I'm not sure it stands out vs similar to justify buying via mail order and at £2.79/500ml bottle from BeersOfEurope/UK. BB: 23/06/2021. ... I think the conclusion just made itself there, it's not that special for me (versus others of it's style) so I can imagine sessioning it at a cheaper price, rather than savouring one or two for intrinsic stand-out quality.

Nov 06, 2020
 
4.13 by raust from Texas on Sep 21, 2020
 
4 by pkalix from California on Sep 20, 2020
 
3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Aug 14, 2020
 
4.27 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Aug 02, 2020
 
4.4 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2020
 
3.75 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Jul 18, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Pivopijak from Washington

draught
Mostly cloudy, dark golden apricot juice look. Medium thick, quickly dissipating head. Malted clove and allspice smell. Has a good spiced malt flavor but is thin and so is the body. Has a quickly fading, faint clove like aftertaste.

Jul 17, 2020
 
4.28 by Shatik from California on Jun 19, 2020
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3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a thick collar; OK lacing;

S: clove with a hint of bubblegum;

T: clove with a hint of bubblegum; from the middle through the finish, some sweetness builds;

M: light bodied; moderate, soft carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: too much clove at the expense of banana or bubblegum;

Apr 29, 2020
 
3 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia on Apr 13, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 06, 2020
 
3.75 by Robertas from Lithuania on Mar 22, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jkrich from Florida

Poured from a freshness coded 11.2 oz. bottle: hazy, deep golden hue with a sustained and foamy white head. I am not sure how to interpret the code on the label, so I cannot determine the age of the product.

Very nice aromas of malt and mild bananas.

This is your typical south German Hefe-Weizen taste: bananas, faint bubble gum and, of course, mild cloves. Light to medium body with refreshing carbonation, though the flavors really don't linger on the palate as I would like. All in all, this is a good choice if you are in the mood for a German wheat ale - I only wish the brewery would use an understandable freshness date.

Feb 21, 2020
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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ProfessrJoe

Had the beer in Germany when I was there and loved it. Was so pleased when I found a place near me that sells it. Realize how much I love German wheat beers.

Feb 08, 2020
 
4.27 by RV109106 from Pennsylvania on Jan 04, 2020
 
4.13 by Hophazzard from California on Dec 28, 2019
 
4 by Lanas from Greece on Nov 27, 2019
 
3.91 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Nov 07, 2019
 
3.76 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Oct 14, 2019
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothman from Minnesota

On tap in Munich. White head with some lace. Cloudy golden color.

Bananas, cloves, spices, and a light nutty flavor. Wheat and lemon zest. Light to medium bodied. Solid hefe.

Oct 03, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(330 ml bottle, L 065 S; purchased single off shelf... poured into 500 ml mug)

L: crystal-clear golden amber liquid, until sediment swirled in - tornado murk; tall, persistent head... only one lonely streak of lace

S: excellent balance of banana, proofing dough, and cidery spice - also excellent, long-lasting potency

T: baguette-doughy up front, rivulets of banana cake swell through the finish... lightly-spiced banana muffin lingering in aftertaste... yeast carries a mellow bitter, pithy bite, but luckily does not express any harsh, peppery spice

F: delicately plush foamy touch; the approach suggests more chewiness, but the finish feathers away, even eschewing silky yeast residue, instead lifting (via hidden spritz) off the palate; leaves behind soft (spicy) warmth

O: stellar job! - nothing particularly unique, but all flavors are on high volume, textbook example... after some lame marzen earlier, even some bland helles, this was lovely way to close out the evening - would get this again (1511)

Sep 23, 2019
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