Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
86
very good
787 Ratings
Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräu Münchner Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 05-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
787
Reviews:
328
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
115
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 787 |  Reviews: 328
Photo of Capitals82
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of jonathaniler
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Stobin
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Tarso
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Disease
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of lmaduells
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of OgreSanchez
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of mdavidson
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of dougalderman
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my first review ever, so bear with me.

This is is a summery beer (if you will) in that it is refreshing, tasty, and actually a decent thirst quencher. It is a bit sweet and thus differentiates itself from many of Hofbrau's other offerings.

Hefe Weizen is not for the dunkel crowd or the stout crowd unless members of those crowds simply love all types of excellent beer. You may convert your friend who today drinks Bud Light Lime but only if he doesn't have a vagina.

This is a white beer and thus requires a glass or some clever bottle-rolling or both. Drinking it with neither will result in some nasty dregs in the bottom of the bottle and, thus, in your stomach. Do not do this.

I enjoyed this beverage immensely. I'm enjoying another one right now.

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Photo of Bertossi
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of wc94wc
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of canm8
4.74/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The look may not be so sophisticated, but great taste and goes perfectly with German sausages.

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Photo of insp_gadget61
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good banana clove flavor.

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Photo of gportale
4.72/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Hofbrauhous in Munich Germany, it was delicious. My buddy, and I ate lunch and put down a couple steins, during Oktoberfest 2009.

I am a Wheat beer fan, so I loved the taste. It was quite strong, but incredibly smooth and easy to drink. It was probably served a bit below room temperature, but warmed before I could finish and still had a great taste to it. Felt like it had a hint of banana, orange, and some other fruits, but all around spectacular.

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Photo of billybob
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

looks real nice in the glass with a two finger head cloudy pale golden color and a light sticky lace as you drink.

smells of fresh wheat malt, hint of lemon and yeast just waiting to be tasted.

and what a great taste, wheat malt, yeast, banana, with hints of spice and clove and big tangy finish and a tight crisp carbonation and medium body.

love hefe weizen beer and this one is right at the top.

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Photo of generallee
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a green 11.2oz bottle into a Weizen glass. The bottle has no freshness date or any info other than the style.

Appearance: There is a thick hazy yeast cloud inside of a yellow orange body with light yellow highlights at the edges. Some yeast sediment settles to the bottom of the glass as well. The head on top builds up tall and full on the pour before quickly settling down to a thin cap of foam. It is a soft plain white in color and it hangs on well making lots of spotty slick lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a light fruity yeast character with a light touch of spice and hops.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a solid wheaty and yeasty, medium to full bodied taste with delicate fruit and bubble gum notes. It finishes with dry dusty yeast and spicy mellow hops. The texture is smooth and almost creamy, but not slick with lots of soft carbonation.

Notes: I was very impressed with the outstanding balance, mouth feel and dryer less fruity (sweet/slick) yeast flavor on this Hefeweizen.

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Photo of Vishrut
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KarlHungus
4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is a massive three inches in height, and recedes slowly into a large cap of lacing that sticks around leaving chunky lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of clove, banana, lemon, and a hint of bubblegum. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with slightly less banana. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a chewy texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great hefe that I can see as a regular in my refrigerator.

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Photo of Aquavit
4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: A pale golden color with an orange hue, slightly hazy, thick off white creamy head with slightly yellow tint that persist for about 1 or more minutes and perfectly bubling arise to the surface
Aroma: Wheat malt are a main character with subtle Hop aroma, Banana and clove are also noted and you can feel a yeasty odor at the palate
Taste: Medium body, rounded and Slightly bitter, smooth and well balance with a tiny hint of fruity sweetness
Conclusion: Exeptional drinkability score, smooth and complex. I enjoy this beer very much compare to those other German weisse beer include Weihenstephaner and Schneider

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Photo of Swill5786
4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pilsner Glass

A - One inch head, something smoky drifting about through the copperish body of the beer immediately after the pour then dissipating to a consistent, cloudy gold.
S - Wheat, yeasty, bready.
T - Sweetish wheat then followed by fruity.
M - Slight carbonation up front, fades quickly. Pleasant feel. Light.
D - High. Enjoying on a warm July night.

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Photo of MrMalt27
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful, traditional German hefe weizen- one that doesn't get a ton of exposure but deserves it. Ranks right up there with the others. Apparently, this was the only hefe weizen brewed in Munich for over 200 years. Talk about a captured audience!

Great banana nose, great mouthfeel, perfectly balanced sweetness. Great for a hot summer day. Can't wait to have it on tap.

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Photo of steveh
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I drink this now and again because I like a good Bavarian Weizen -- time to add it to the reviews.

A -- Hazy golden with a very dense white head.

S -- Clove, citrus, fresh yeast and malted wheat. What more can you ask for?

T -- Clove spicy up front with wheat, barley and yeasty breadiness in the middle, finishing slightly tart and citric. Some vague vanilla character back. Very well balanced in all characteristics.

M -- Smooth to crisp mouthfeel with a light to medium light body.

D -- Tops. If anyone ever asks for a good Weizen that defines the style, grab them a fresh HB. All of the Munich breweries make a Weizen, and they're all great in their own way. Prosit to this example.

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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
3.84 out of 5 based on 787 ratings.
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