Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 05-25-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
772
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
18.75%
 
 
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38
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100
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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"eff" the lemon, drink this beer straight up.

Nice look, it looks like a hefe

Sweet/Wheat smell

This is a friggin nice hefe, at the right time of year (late spring/early summer), this is the way a hefe should be.

It goes down easy and has a good German hefe feel.

drink this beer, drink lot's of this beer, it's ok, you can do it!

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Photo of billysj
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ML Bottle of Münchner Kindl Weissbier

The appearance is a cloudy yellow with little carbination

The smell has a hint of banana with malt.

The taste of wheat and some banana with barely any carbonation. Mouthfeel is average but smooth.

Overall an above average hefe weizen. I would drink this one again.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz green bottle into Weizen glass.

Hazy dark yellow and light orange combination that changes with the shape of the glass. A thick off white head slowly settles to a thick cap. Solid lacing along the glass.

Plenty of soft wheat aromas along with creamy banana and sharp clove.

Crisp mix of wheat and barley malt along with the ubiquitous banana and clove flavor from the yeast. Smooth creaminess clashes with a little bit of bitterness from the hops and a slight twang from the alcohol. Medium bodied with lower carbonation. The finish is smooth with a little bit of lingering grain.

An average hefe weizen. Pretty much standard for a German version of the style. Worth a try.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draft at the Old German Beer Hall in Milwaukee. I thought it was very similar to Franziskaner, which I've had many times from a bottle, but not quite as spicy nor as good. Still, at least when fresh and on-draft, I'd recommend it (not so much after it sits on a shelf for a year).

Color was a hazy dull yellow with excellent head formation. Served in appropriate glassware, which added to the experience. Aroma was lightly fruity with a good amount of spiciness. Taste was clovey and good, but as I mentioned, not as crisp nor as spicy as Franziskaner. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, and appropriate for the style. Very drinkable.

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Photo of gmfessen
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a murky, rusty-gold color with a huge, frothy, white head. Smell is what you would expect from a hefe, a bit of yeast, wheat and clove. The taste is pretty clovey, a bit of banana bread. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a foamy carbonation. This is a drinkable Hefe Weizen, better than your average hefe.

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Photo of Atron67
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a nice yellow amber foggy with a creamy head that hung around for awhile

S- kind of fruity with a good sweet malt overtone, not much yeast to the smell

T- pretty balanced not much fruit tones in the taste, sweet malty pretty good not much hops in it, enjoyable

M- nice and smooth creamy for a hefe weizen

D- its good gowns down well

A good beer but nothing spectacular, notanything to turn away ,

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden hue with straw highlights and a murky clarity after the yeast pour. Creamy head fills the glass then sinks to a sturdy cap holding well and leaving some spotty lacing. The aroma shows traits of clove and wheat, with some soft noble hops in the background. The first sip is sweet with pale Munich and Wheat malt, then a deep pilsener flavor takes over and lingers. Clove and spicy saaz flavor compliment eachother and offset the sweetness ofthe malt. Drying aftertaste showcases Tettnanger and Saaz bite without being overly bitter. Light in body with a creamy texture fromthe wheat. Finshes with lots of residual Pilsener malt and buiscuity tones matched by gentle clove notes and fading Saaz flavor. A classic example of a style richly-executed and a remarkable drinkability.

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Photo of EPICAC
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at Cricket's in Waco.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, straw golden with a white head that fades to a patchy layer.

Smell: Bananas, citrus, bubble-gum, cloves and a light graininess.

Taste: The taste is much like the smell. There are strong bananas, light bubblegum, cloves and a light graininess in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, low carbonation

Drinkability: Tasty and very easy to drink.

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Photo of Gmann
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a murky copper brown color, small white head with some noticable lacing. I needed to breakup the yeast sitting at the bottom of the bottle, which took some life out of the head when I did pour it. Has a champagne smell, spicy/peppery. Has a slight banana taste, sweet & spicy almost cider like. Nicely carbonated yet creamy. A very drinkable lager, I can drink many (and so can the wife!). Overall a nice Hefe Weizen, not the best but very flavorful. The first one I tried I forgot to breakup the yeast, I realized my error on the second and it made a big difference in smell and taste.

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Photo of Rennpferd
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Served in a 1 liter clear glass stein from tap.

Golden in appearance with a thick pure white head (about 2 inches in height). The body was nearly clear with whisps of carbination rising from the bottle of the stein. As the beer was agitated from movement it became cloudy. The head went down after a while but never shrank below a half of an inch. Trails of the head stuck to the side of the stein as the beverage retreated to the bottom.

It had a slight smell of freshly kneeded bread doh. There was a recognizable smell of alcohol that was breaking through that impressed upon me that it was strong.

A crisp clean taste, very agreeable to the palate. It was very light and went down easy.

I will certainly drink this beer again if given the chance. I wish it were available at a location more near to where I live or work.

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Photo of plaztikjezuz
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought the only singlebottle at world martket in lansing michigan. they did not sell six packs and it seend to come out of one of there world beer packs. bottle the classic german tapered green with a cool classic label with a picture of the brewery on it.

the beer poured a hazy copper color with a very good white head.
the aroma is sweet and wheaty hint of banana.
the flavor is very wheaty, not much hop flavor i think this bottle could be old, drops off to a minerial flavor lingering in your mouth.
over a good beer little darker then i expected from a hefe but tastes great.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden color with a big, fluffy white head taht lasts for a long time. Not a bad start.

Aroma was of wheat and rather dusty. Some hints of clove, but that was all. Rather dissapointing.

Taste was dry, citrus, wheat and some spices. Again, it did not deliver a powerful statement.

Mouthfeel was dry, lightly cleansing. It was very spritzy on the tongue.

Overall, this beer is drinkable, but not a great beer of the style by any stretch of the imagination.

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Photo of plaid75
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep murky dark straw hue with a full fist full of foamy white head. There was excellent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a strong yeasty/wheaty aroma with the expected hints of clove and banana. Light citrus aroma as well.

The taste was a very fresh wheatiness. Much fresher tasting than most German Hefes. A nice spiceiness is detected as well.

The mouthfeel was very chewy and finished quite dry.

Overall a very drinkable and fresh tasting hefe. In my opinion, a very underrated hefe.

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Photo of goochpunch
2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a slightly hazy (read: too clear) tamarind drink color. Head is fizzy and wears itself out quickly. Smells malty, and not really very wheaty. There are some esters and phenols here, but they are pretty faint. As with the aroma, this is more of a bready malty brew than a wheaty, citrusy, and phenolic hefe that I was expecting. It has those characteristics as well, but just as pronounced as I'd like. Still, not a bad tasting beer. Mouthfeel is kind of flat and slightly heavy for a weissbier. Overall this is drinkable. Nothing totally offensive.

The flavor here reminded me more of a mix between a decent hefe and Hofbrau's own helles lager. Too malty for my liking of the style, but, nevertheless, this is kind of tasty. I'd definately drink this again, but I wouldn't really seek this out to purchase with my own money.

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Photo of granger10
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lighter pale color with lots of bubbles rising to the top. Good carbonation throughout. Smell is a touch banana, not much spice, and lots of dry wheatiness. Taste lacks the usual yeasty goodness I like in a hefe. A bit bland for what I was expecting. More wheat and less spice and fruitiness than I like. Just not my type of hefe. Good body and carbonation though.

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Photo of ultralarry2006
2.96/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle. Left a big classic h-w head that had excellent retention, but not too much lacing. Body was a cloudy light gold. Looked really good, especially the one finger layer of foam that lasted to the end.

Smell - mostly spicy and herbal hops. A hint of cloves, a hint of plum. Aroma strongly suggested a Pils, and the classic h-w scents were rather faint.

Taste - spicy, herbally hops, crispy lemon, especially on the finish.
Weak wheat and malt did not show up much in the aroma, and not in the taste either. Was not very tasty as an h-w, nor as a beer of any sort.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, slightly fizzy, and surprisingly semi-dry.

Drinkability - this was not bad, just not good. It looked great, but taste was rather weak, with a non h-w-like hop thing going on, which would have been okay if there was some wheat and malt counterbalance. I'd only have this only once in a great while.

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Photo of Phatz
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Recently I have been tackling the Hefe Weizen style and gaining more and more appreciation for it. This beer, however, did not go over well with me. It seemed to have died in the bottle. All the flavors were seriously muted or missing. The beer may have been to cold or too old. I took notes at a German Bar this evening I was underwhelmed with this beer.

Appearance: Beige with hints of orange and massive carbonation.

Smell: The aroma is so reserve that I couldn't find any of the yeasty flavors or banana flavors that I have become accustomed too in Hefe's. There was wheat malts and maybe using a lot of imagination a drop of lemon but that’s it.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The carbonation was so high it was distracting. there was a hint of pepper zesty in the carbonation that has poking me and honestly a bit annoying. The flavor overall was decent. A hint of lemon did show up in the flavor but the beer appears to be filtered or at least not bottle conditioned and there was no sign of the yeasty character. Simply put; uninspired. IMO

Drinkability: If you are thirsty and you can get pasty the zippy spritzer feel then this beer could be quite refreshing. Like Wheat water with a lemon. It is not that this is a bad beer, it's just with all the great Hefe’s available this one is a bit flat and nothing special to me.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of ten selections in the Best Beers of Summer mixed pack. Unfortunatley, came in the 12 ounce green bottle (so was I was a little put off from the start). Beer pours a cloudy golden yellow color, with a nice highly carbonated white head, small streaks of lace left behind. First smell is a bit skunky (especially right after cracking the cap). After that are the more familiar hefe aromas, like banana and clove. A bit thin flavor, but smooth. Lots of yeasty flavor with a nice citrus tartness. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and light making it a nice summer brew. Does go down well after we get past the green-bottle skunk.

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Photo of DogFood11
2.88/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, Yellow body w/ minimal carbonation. Forms an average head that is white and lasts throughout. Lacing is sliding.

Lighter than most true german hefe's, Subdued bananna and clove, leaning towards the wheat aspect. Lemon creeps into the picture to clean things up a bit. There is a sort of rawness to this brew even though its sweet in the end. Malts seem bland and dryed, while the yeast really makes this beer enjoyable.

Notes: Huge fan of Hefe's and this is about average to below average for me.

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Photo of riversider76
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep cloudy golden, with orange hue. Thin white head, with good retention, and lace. Aroma is on the light side, spice,and fruit. Body is medium. not much carbonation. Taste is good and spiced up front,with a fruit spice finish. Very refreshing. recommended.

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Photo of Abita45
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bottle, this beer poured with a nice, thick head that really released the fragrance of the beer. Wheat and yeast predominate the smell, and the beer has a similar taste except with more of a dry sweetness. The fragrance is actually one of the strong points for me with this beer. I smelled it and looked forward to how it tasted.

I hope people don't overpower this beer with some kind of cut of citrus because it has too much going on with the wheat and yeast to cloud it with too much acidity.

Even without the World Cup and movie putting Munich on my mind more often, this is a beer I hope to find at Ludwig's down in Phila.

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

.5liter bottle into a weizen glass. Pour brings a big, fluffy, moussey white head which falls quickly to about a half inch. The beer is a hazy orange-gold with plenty of streaming carbonation. Just as it should be.

Aroma is big on bread with some clove and subdued phenol.

Taste starts out with more fresh bread, some carbonation bite on the tongue, a little orange and lemon with a numbing phenol finish. A little lingering sweetness just makes it through.

Body is medium with high carbonation, a little thicker than some examples. Overall this is a nice representation of the style, very "authentic" with no surprises. If you want a hefe, you won't go wrong with this one.

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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 jwc215
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly murky uneven brown with a two-inch head that almost immediately fizzles down to a bare lacing.
The smell was of a sweetish wheat and a slight yeast aroma. There was hardly the banana/clove that was expected, but it was not bad anyway.
The taste was of wheat malt and some yeast. Nothing special, but pretty good anyway. It had some grainy notes as the drink progressed.
It was refreshing. The appearance made it seem heavier than it was. IMO - it was a clean weiss, but lacked the character and banana/clove taste that most weisses have. Nothing about it made it stand out in particular - but still was pretty good.

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Photo of gosurfobx
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow orange color with a large white head. Smell has hints of wheat, yeast, and some citrus. Taste is has very strong wheat malt taste with some orangy citrus and slight yeasty taste. The mouthfeel has strong carbination and very light feeling in the mouth. A very drinkable hefeweizen.

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