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
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Ratings: 787 |  Reviews: 328
Photo of fsimcox
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, straw color. Thick white foamy head dissipates to a thin layer rather quickly. No lacing.

Smells of bananas and orange peel. Some hints of bubblegum, yeast, and maybe a little biscuit.

Tastes of banana, some citrus, fruit and creamy. Some tart sour notes in the finish. Carbonation in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel has some creamyness up front, and some carbonation in the finish.

A good example of the style.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into 1L stein from the Hofbrahaus in Las Vegas I like this style hefeweizen to be on the thicker side, unfiltered, dense, and cloudy. This was definitely too clear, too thin, and overfiltered for this style. It actually had the typical aromas of banana, clove, and wheat and it also tasted like the forementioned, plus a slight vanilla and fruity note. The mouthfeel was too thin, and the aftertaste lacked. Easy to drink though.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow to orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, dry clove and banana. In the taste, dry banana fruitiness and clove spice. A spice bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry clove like spice in the aftertaste. Nice flavor and nice dryness.

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Photo of Sudsy89
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle, chilled.

Pours a transluscent golden, foamy white head that leaves lacing. Has a high level of carbonation. I find it an attractive beer. Aroma is typical for a Hefeweizen, mostly yeast and banana, but still pleasant. Banana, light floral hop taste to it. Body is pretty light, like a lager. Drinkability is high, I think it would be a great pilsner replacement. I've been impressed with the Hofbrau Original, which led me to try this too, and it's equally good. I would love to try this on tap also.

Highly reccommended.

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Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry pilsner and wheat malt scent along with a very mild hefe yeast aroma. It has the character of a Bohemian pilsner, but with a touch of banana and clove. The taste is decent as well. It has a bone dry pale and wheat malt flavor. The yeast character is more pronounced in the taste, but there is a slight metallic off-flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinking hefe, but it's a little too tame for my liking.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - big head, deep yellow, golden color, cloudy.
S - Cloves, wheat, slight banana, little citrus.
T - wheat, cloves, no after taste.
M - nice body, decent amount of carbonation.
D - amazing! Just found my new Summer beer. Could down a 6 pack rather easily.

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

On draft at Hofbrauhaus garden near Wrigley Field (Chicago)

One of the best weizen beers I`ve ever had.

Great smell and taste. Very refreshing.

Poured a usual cloudy golden color (in a HB Weizen glass 0.5l)

Highly recommended, I`ll have another again anytime

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Photo of megahurts4
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hofbräu Hefe Weizen

Appearance: Yellow-orange, large fluffy head, and some good lacing.

Smell: Wheat, yeast, and subtle coriander.

Taste: Yeast, wheat, slight coriander, and some very faint banana.

Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated.

Overall:
This is a well balanced brew with some pleasant flavors. It is on the thinner side, but it still has a good amount of 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 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 DrJay
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I made sure to agitate the bottom of the bottle before pouring in order to suspend some of the yeast, since the beer was quite clear in the bottle. It poured a cloudy straw yellow with an inch of fine white foam, which promptly collapsed into a collar and thin skim of bubbles coating the surface of the beer. It did leave a bit of streaky lacing on the glass as it fell, but nothing to write home about. Nice aroma, lots of banana and a little lemon, cloves, a bit of bubblegum, some earthy and bready wheat. The flavours weren't as bold as the aroma and it ended up tasting a bit thin. Tastes were limited to fruity sweetness (lemon and banana), dry bready yeast, and faint cloves. The body was light, bordering on thin, but with a pleasant smoothness of texture that made it work. This really isn't a bad beer, I'm just not sold on the flavour profile. If the aromas were more closely duplicated in the taste, I'd like it a lot more.

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Photo of Murphious
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a tulip glass, this looks very nice indeed. Ice-cream float head, nice nose of banana and cloves. It has a slight apple-like tartness in the first sip. Very smooth finish. A quality brew, but it needs a little more flavor/aroma to be one of the best.

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Photo of chickencoop
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is right up there with the best (Weihenstephaner) heffes's out there, but it misses on the finish. This is still one of the top knotch heffe out there, big golden pour with that perfect white head (poured into a Franziskaner heffe glass), smell is banana sweetness, taste was more bubbles than flavor like my Weffe. Great beer, but just a runner up to one of the best beers out there, not so bad, i'd take that.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sublime. This is the sublime smell of beer as it can be. You smell this and you have died and gone to heaven.

Hopefully that will convince you to drink this beer. My current tasting is certainly not my first (which could have been when I was 12 or 13, 40 years ago). But in my years of wisdom, I think that one could live off nothing but this beer, and a few other nutrients now and again.

Great stuff.

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Photo of Augustiner719
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a HB Weizen glass.

Pours a vigorous hazy yellow orange color with carbonation rushing up from the base of the glass. 4 finger head with never ending retention leaves nice lacing against the glass. The aroma is muted with hints of orange peel, banana and a hint of lemon pepper seasonings. The flavor is light and refreshing. Nice carbonated tingly feel on the palate with loads of lemon zest on the finish. Overall it's a nice hefeweizen, but nothing to go screaming out the door for. Nice sticker price in 6 packs at 8 or 9 bucks but singles at 3$ isn't my cup of tea, even if it's a 500ml.

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

Smell here is great...some citrus, fruity esters (banana) and spices. Very appetizing. Also one of the less cloudy beers in this style that I've had.

This is one of the sweeter hefeweizens I've had. Upfront there's some citrus, which is overtaken quickly by sweet banana fruity esters mixed with clove spices. This comprises most of the body of the beer. There's a twinge of tartness on the finish from the lemon, but after the swallow the predominant taste is smacking sweetness. One of the better beers in this style that I've had.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

330ml (11.2oz) into tall weizen glass at about 40 degrees.

Pours with 4f of snow-white head over a very cloudy, white body - more reminiscent of a Witbier than a hefe weizen. Tons of carbonation flowing up. Good amount of foamy lacing

Aromas of lemongrass, and wheat.

Very refreshing on the palate - flavors are light and citrusy - mostly lemon up front, with a light white pepper in the finish. Very wispy/ light (maybe too much so?), and finishes crisp and clean.

I flew through this one and wished I had a five-pack more.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.92/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hofbrau Hefe Weizen

I poured into a pint glass to three fingers of fluffy, white head. It is a hazy yellow in color. The aroma is masked by that typical green bottle skunky smell. I haved passed this beer over several times simply for the fact of being in a green bottle. I reluctantly purchased this as I was in the mood for a hefeweizen. The taste is ok. I get some banana and clove. The mouthfeel is great and this would probably be good on tap. I debated about reviewing this beer, but the brewer is the one who chose this bottle.

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Photo of weeare138
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a hazy light gold with a fluffy white cap that slowly fades into a mild head of foam. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of bananas, tart wheat, vanilla, English biscuit cookies, and hint of skunkweed from the green bottle.
Taste is of the aromas with mild bits of citrus pulling through. Gentle notes of lemongrass flow along the palate.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, zingy, zesty, and chewy with hearty wheat and peppery spice found in the finish.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear golden color. Huge airy & fluffy 2 finger pillowy head.

S - Freshly cut wheat, honey grain, slightly phenolic, sharp yeast, white bread malt overtones, a hint of sweet skunk musk, clove spice.

T/M - Faint banana yeast, sweet brisk grain, honey malt, elegant vanilla clove, blended spices, touch of floral. The subtle citrus plays on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy. Above average carbonation that tantalizes the taste buds.

This is what a Hefeweizen is suppose to taste like, in my opinion. The palate is literally bursting with fresh flavors. The clove and banana yeast plays a huge role along with the perfect malt. The sweet grain paired with the honey malt and glorious yeast sets this beer apart from the pack. This is a beer to be treasured. This is simply a masterpeice. Bravo!

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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 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 BranfordBound
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz green (WHY green?!) bottle into a matching Hofbräu München weizen glass. First time I've matched beer with the glass since Sam Adams.

Pours a staple hefe. Cloudy, golden, carbonated, with a three finger head that settles to a half finger. Good lacing. What's not to like?

Smells of cloves, yeast, malt, lemon. Typical hefe with some lemon. Yummy. No skunkiness from the green bottle.

Tastes like the aroma. Very balanced and refreshing. It does get some points off because the banana isn't too present, but it is still delicious. There is a bready malt, followed by a pronounced spiciness and clove, finished with a slight lemon and creamy yeast.

Typical hefe, but not as wet. Probably one of the driest I've had. Ends up being neutral, not too wet or dry. Tickling carb.

Like a good hefeweizen should be in the summer, you can practically chug the whole .5 L weizen glass. My favorite glass, and finally I've found the beer that's supposed to be in it. Although it doesn't replace my favorites, Weihenstephaner and Paulaner, the price does make this one pop up on my summer rotation.

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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 SamN
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Deep golden straw color. Great big three finger head to start, fades to one after a minute. Deep color and quite hazy.

S- Classic German hefeweizen smell; spices, grass, wheat malts and great lemon zestiness. Strong, aromatic and brilliant.

T- Peppery and citrusy, but also sweet and ridiculously balanced. Less of a dry finish than most hefe's. Refreshing, uplifitng and joyous. A slight touch of chemicasl in the finish, but nothing to bother you in light of this great taste.

M- Quite bubbly and lively, a full mouthful of beer! Medium light body, smoove like silk.

D- Awesome drinkability. Another great hefe to stock up on.

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