Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

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86
very good
782 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:
782
Reviews:
327
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
112
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 782 |  Reviews: 327
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly slide into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, spices, and banana aromas. Taste is slightly sour with some wheat, spice, and banana flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good hefeweizen but nothing really stands out with this one.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured cloudy pale yellow in color with a moderate sized head. A high amount of carbonation is visible and this is good head retention.
S: The aroma is rather lemony and has notes of bananas, bubble gum, cloves, yeast and wheat.
T: Like the smell, the initial taste is rather citrusy and has notes of bananas. Flavors of wheat and yeast are also present, but don't stand out that much in the overall taste.
M: It feels light-bodied, well carbonated and very refreshing on the palate.
D: This beer is very thirst quenching and is perfectly sessionable on a hot summer day.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty standard Hefe. Typically canary yellow, murky, and good head retention with lacing. Citrus and estery in the aroma. Flavors of lemons, oranges, banannas, and cloves. A little more zesty and lively in the flavors and mouthfeel than expected. Clean in the finish. Could use a creamier body and bolder flavors, but nice as it is.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, best before Feb 2014. So we're zehr gut, nein?

This beer pours a rather cloudy medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, cushioned eggshell white head, which leaves a few instances of wavecrest lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells very much like banana bubblegum, with some semi-sweet clove, tame earthy yeast, wavering wheat grain, and a bit of buttery reduced caramel toffee. The taste is mildly edgy sweet wheat malt, banana chips, subtle dry yeast, soft indistinct spices, a hint of spent bubblegum, wee citrus notes, and a bit of warm caramel.

The bubbles are tame and faintly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the wheat malt, fruity, and gentle spice keeping things well within reason.

A pleasant, fruit and malt-forward hefe, as the yeast and spice seem content in their background role, which lends itself to a balanced, harmonious beer. Tasty and very drinkable, as summer weekend evenings get into full swing.

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Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pour a slightly hazy golden color with an acceptable head for a hefe that leaves the occasional splotch of lace

Smell: Clove dominant aroma with considerable banana esters underneath

Taste: Starts out with a pepper and clove spiciness that is quickly joined by the banana flavors; after the swallow, the hops make a brief appearance and then give way to a burgeoning banana flavor; the finish is slightly spicy

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: A decent and flavorful hefe but not in the top tier

My bottle says Hofbräu Hefe Weizen and is packaged in a brown 500ML bottle. I think this is the same beer as the Münchner Kindl Weissbier (and is carried as such in another beer rating website).

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light dirty yellow color weizen with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of banana bread with light cloves and some light bubblegum notes. Taste is also dominated by banana bread notes with some light cloves notes and subtle bubblegum ester. Body is full with great carbonation. Vey refreshing notes with great esters.

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Photo of largadeer
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy and straw-colored, typical hefeweizen appearance, with somewhat weak head retention.

Smell: A nice balance of banana, clove and lemon rind with the subtle presence of yeast.

Taste & mouthfeel: Light-bodied, crisp and bready. Plenty of signature clove but more citrus than banana. Moderate dryness in the finish with a hint of citrus and spice remaining on the palate, though it's a touch watery overall.

Notes: Not the best hefeweizen around but certainly a good one.

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Photo of zeff80
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a golden/yellow color with a pillowy, white, two-finger head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled slightly skunky, but there was also a strong wheat aroma.

T - It tasted of wheat, clove and yeast. There was no skunkiness, despite the smell.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - A good hefe. Nothing overwhelming but it is a very nice beer.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big white head that slow recedes into a pretty decent lacing above a clear rich golden colored light bodied beer.

Grains, the wheat is a backdrop for a light lemon citrus hops aroma.

The taste is more of the citrus hops with a very nice honey wheat coming through as well.

A light dry aftertaste that does carry through it some of the citrus and honey of the taste.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 8/1/2014. Pours hazy bright golden color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice and slight bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, banana, pear, apple, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish or a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavor; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Hefeweizen. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy yellow/orange color with big rocky head,smelled clovey and of some ctruis to it.Taste was pretty fresh but I would liked some more spiciness to it,just lacked a little something.I was expecting a little more outta this but wasnt bad by any means.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Again I am displeased by the green bottles of Hofbrau, but lets see how the beer is. Only one of the three so far has been good.

It pours a big foamy and thick head that fades at a medium pace, with big bubbles popping all around. The beer is a semi hazy golden orange wheat colored with a little yellow tinge.

The nose is like a typical Bavarian hefe, with plenty of wheat aromas, a nice banana and touch of clove, very light citrus and hint of hops. A light crisp lager aroma with hints of the same style fruit.

The taste is very crisp and refreshing, starts lighter than I want, but then the taste starts to come on strong as it goes. Again typical Bavarian hefe, with lots of wheat, some banana, a little creamy malt taste in this one too, some light grainy like tastes, a little citrus and light bitterness. Still has plenty of lager crispness and fruit flavors. A little orange peel bitterness comes through as it progresses, and the finish brings more earthy mineral like hops that one would typically find in an English bitter. Interesting addition. It has a fairly dry finish but leaves a sticky feel in the mouth lightly.0

The mouth is lighter bodied with decent carbonation, and slightly gritty.

The drinkability is pretty high, with the crisp and very refreshing lager flavors, dry finish, and lighter taste. It leaves a slight sticky feel, but it's tolerable.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, bananas, light malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of bananas, citrus and a hearty malt character. Then there wheat breadiness quickly follows and there's a touch of spices. There's a mild but complementary hops presence that helps provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is nice beer with some substance that is worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of dcmchew
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy yellow, big fluffy head, so a classic pour. Few floaties. Out of the ordinary is a huge (!) amount of carbonation.
Sweet banana and clove, some honey and freshly baked bread in the smell.
Really fruity, a nice mix of sweet-sour-acidic: apple, banana, oranges, pear, like a tutti-fruit soda pop, but in a good way. Pretty faint hints of floral honey and caramel, but they do enrich the whole taste. Wheaty bread, clove from the dense yeasts, going to some herbal notes in the lightly bittered finish.
The carbonation doesn't feel as aggresive as it looks, but it's still bigger than in other weizens. Crisp, not as chunky as others.
Nice weizen, easy to drink and tasty.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy amber that looks perfectly clear with bright backlighting. I was expecting a little yeast. The off-off-white cap of semi-firm foam is currently two fingers in height and isn't losing digits very quickly. The only lace at present is a thick, slurred collar. Unfortunately, almost nothing sticks in the end.

MKW has a slightly better than average hefe weizen nose that smells more of spice than it does of banana. Clove is on the mild side, but to be fair, it's still fighting through a dense disk of foam. While it isn't quite "yes, we have no bananas", the monkey fruit could be a bigger contributor.

There's slightly more flavor than the aroma suggested. I've dumped the rest of the bottle into the glass and I still don't see any yeast. Filtering your hefe weizens (if that's what they've done) isn't a good idea because this style depends so much on the flavors imparted by the yeast. The brewers don't expect me to get excited about the flavor of wheat, do they?

There's a smidgen of recognizable banana with a light sprinkling of clove. The beer is neither sweet, nor sour, nor bitter; which contributes to the sense that there's nothing to hang your hat on with regard to the flavor profile. The light-medium mouthfeel, while serviceable, is uninspiring as well.

Munchner Kindl Weissbier is hamstrung by a lack of flavor, due to a lack of any true, in-the-bottle yeast. It's a drinkable beer that goes down light and easy in the heat of a summer's day, but I find myself wishing the brewers had left well enough alone and hadn't filtered the hefe out of my hefe.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jason
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with a no freshness date.

Appearance: Cloudy pale golden beige colour with a trademark wheat beer tiny bubbled lace.

Smell: Fresh wheat malt in the nose, hints of lemon and powdery yeast as well.

Taste: So crisp and smooth, there is lots of fresh fermented wheat flavour that it creates bit of a twang. Quite malty with a spicy phenolic and faintly bitter hop to balance. A powdery yeast tries to dry the palate. A touch fruity with pear in the back and vague banana in the front with some alcoholic esters wavering in the finish.

Notes: Perfectly balanced for the style and extremely drinkable, its right up there in greatness with the rest of the quality German wheat beers.

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