Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräu Münchner Weisse
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Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräu Münchner Weisse

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 05-25-2002

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Ratings: 788 |  Reviews: 329
Photo of ArrogantB
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle $2.49 poured into a pilsener glass. Hazy golden orange color, decent head. Super yeasty smell, mostly bananas but a little gum. Taste is mostly yeast, yeast, more yeast. Its oddly not offensive, easy to drink but I don;t see myself purchasing this again.

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Photo of Aquavit
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
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 TubaManJack
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap into branded glassware
Appearance- Nice hef cloudy body with a nice yellow hue. A moderate head with decent retention for the style.
Smell- Nice wheat smell up front with a hint of oranges and banana.
Taste- Like the nose but the orange flavors come through better and the other citrus flavors take a backseat. The wheat and yeast flavors are also toned down, so I could see this holding back some peoples' scores.
Mouthfeel- Light but still thick on the tongue with a little carbonation.
Drinkability- It was very easy drinking even for someone who doesn't necessarily enjoys most hefe.

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Photo of kenito799
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsener glass.

Bright clear yellow brew with nice lace left by a foamy white head.

Aroma is fresh, definite banana-clove characteristics.

The flavor is an excellent balance of the banana, clove spice and lemony tanginess. Very fresh, drinkable. Excellent classic hefe-weizen.

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Photo of BDIMike
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice orange-golden color with a cloudy unfiltered look. The only issue is the nice thick white head that normally appears on a hefeweizen appears on this selection, but dissipates very quick.
Smell is good. There is a strong wheat smell up front and a really strong citrus hop of orange and lemon.
Taste is nice on this hefe. The base of the taste is a nice wheat and barley taste. The base is nicely accented with a good citurs hop taste, primarily of oranges.
Mouthfeel is slightly weak for my liking on a hefeweizen. It is very thin and slightly chewy.
Drinkability is very nice, as it is with most hefeweizens. It is fairly average and nothing to go out of your way to go get. However, this is a solid selection and one of the original houses, so if you get your hands on some of these at a party don't let go...

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Photo of armock
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of wheaty malt with citrus and light clove scents

T - Follows the nose wheaty fruity slight clove

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is a good enjoyable hefe not as much banana and clove as other hefes but still a good beer overall thats worth trying

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Photo of unclejimbay
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hofbrau Muchen, since 1589
Hofbräu Münchner Weisse
Staatliches Hofbräuhaus (Hofbräu München)
Style: Hefeweizen
ABV: 5.10 %
Reviewed 3/8/09, bottle>wheat glass

A 4.5 - light golden cloudy straw in color. Great, head, retention and collar. Thick pillowy foamy head.
S 3.5 - Yeasty citrus notes in aroma. Less to none in banana and clove notes as compared to previous Hefes to date.
T 3.5 More clean and crisp in taste than any Hefeweizen other to date. Wheat is evident, some citrus sneaks in, but less banana and clove notes as compared to other Hefes to date.
MF 3.5 - High carbonation, crisp mouthfeel, a lighter hefe, interesting and unique.
D 4.0 - Unique and interesting example of a hefewiezen, a lighter version with less pronounced tartness. "A lighter more mellow traditional hefeweizen".

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Photo of Frosty80
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: cloudy burnt yellow/dull gold

Smell: very grainy/lots of wheat. little banana peel and just a hint of sweetness

Taste: little bit of maltiness throughout. wheaty and yeasty. little bit of banana and citrus

Mouthfeel: very crisp and smooth. low-med body with little carbonation.

Notes: not one to seek out hefeweizens, or wheat beers in general, but i like this. very flavorful and light.

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Photo of bunnyhustle
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very good example of a hefe, not great, but not terrible. It looks great. Hazy orange with massive, creamy, white head with great retention and moderat lacing. Smell was average. Some yeast, some banana, some orange but nothing stood out too much. Taste was avergae too. Yeast, bread, some sweetness, banana, pear and apple. Just what you'd expect. Again, nothing really got my attention though. Mouthfeel was fine, light and somewhat creamy. This was a easy drinker IMO and good example of a hefe. There are certainly better ones I've had but I've had plenty worse too.

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Photo of Nascartailgatefa
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Very thick head quickly dissapated. Minimal lacing. Straw yellow color, rather hazy, lots of slowly rising bubbles. Scent of banana but not overpowering. Taste has both banana and citrus, slightly bitter on the finish. Smooth and flavorful, definitely a session beer. Glad I have a six-pack, certainly beats Coors or Bud for wathching Daytona 500!

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Photo of GRPunk
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A- It poured with more than a 2-finger, fluffy, off-white head that stuck around and left great sticky spots on the glass. The body was a hazy golden-yellow (much lighter in color than most hefes I've had) with loads of slow rising carbonation.

S- A lot of banana aroma with a hint of vanilla initially. Further investigation showed a bunch of yeasty scents and a touch of citrus.

T- More banana in the flavor, this time mixed with some nice lemony, citrus notes. Spicy flavors come late in the finish.

M- Nice, grainy feel I'd expect of an unfiltered wheat bear. Carbonation is solid, but smooth.

D- This is a very easy drinker. I bust this one out on a late-winter thaw. I could see drinking this one in quantity over the summer months.

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Photo of magictrokini
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe its because this came in a 44-ounce stein, or maybe it was because I was at the Vegas Hofbrauhaus, but I thought this was a really great hefe. Pours cloudy gold with a massive white head. Wheaty and sweet aroma. The taste is very light and clean. No stickiness. Wheaty, yeasty, and sweet. I recommend having one, or four.

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Photo of midaszero
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy straw body with one finger of white head and decent lacing

S - Lots of wheat with some lemon as well

T - Wheat with some light fruit. Good malt presence that is crisp and clean

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - Very enjoyable with a good taste.

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Photo of MrIncognito
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into the proper hefeweizen glass.

A - Nice cloudy beige-orange color beneath a soft fizzy white head. The head dissipates much faster than most hefeweizens but leaves a nice 1/4-inch lace on top for the duration of the beer. Great lacing on the sides of my glass.

S - Great yeasty smell with that wheat background. A bit more clove in this smell than others with some citrus coming through.

T&M - A nice rich hefeweizen. All fresh wheat upfront with the yeast coming in the back of the tongue. Some clove and citrus, just like the smell, follow and not much of a banana taste, just slightly as the beer warms. LIttle bit metallic aftertaste as the beer warms as well.

D - So very drinkable. Something I could have 3 of easily in one sitting. Not as heavy as some hefeweizens.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas, served in a 0.5L weisse glass. The beer was hazy and golden colored, with a thin white head. The smell was OK, some banana and clove but a little mild on each. The taste is maybe a little stronger than the smell, all the appropriate flavors come through OK. Overall a very passable hefeweizen, although not one of my favorites.

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Photo of katan
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass

A - Light golden in color - lots of haze from the yeast. Carbonation is most certainly present, with a huge head forming. Hopefully it is doing its job of keeping the flavors in. The yeast on the bottom was light - makes me wonder if this hefe is filtered.

S - A great combination of the yeast clove and spices with a phenolic background. Fairly potent. A light grainy background is in there somewhere.

T - Starts with the wheat astringency on the center of the tongue. Balanced bitterness with the sugars. Mid-stream the spicy notes begin to build. The banana notes become very overt in the final taste. Rolls up very strong.

M - Creamy and thick in body. The carbonation also has a moderate amount of bite. Coating is thick and consistent.

D - Easy to drink - flavors are very balanced and not overbearing. Carbonation plus body make it more filling than others, but I don't think thats an impediment to me.

Great summer beer - had on beggars night.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
2.8/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I feel many will think I had a bad bottle,so I will say this could be the case.
The look was golden,hazy yellow with a nice head.
The aroma was cloves,lemon and yeast.
The taste was a weak,watered down,bland banana clove, It was a bit creamy and it did go down smoothly. Light carbonation with a crisp sensation.

Note: I did not like this beer very much and I guess I judge every Hefe against the King(Weinstphaner).
I will give it one more try to see if I had a bad bottle,but even if the bottle had been fresh I think it would still be a far cry from the King.

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Photo of Beerislife652854
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - Hazy light yellowish orange with a foamy compact head that lasts the whole drink and laces the inside of the glass finely.

S - Very mild, some citrus, spicy notes.

T - Mild citrus twang, more malty than hoppy. Good balance of flavors.

M - Finely carbonated, not overpowering, fizzyness doesn't fade away too quickly.

I would probably buy it again, when I have some extra cash in my pocket.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a. Served on tap into a 22 oz. glass. Head dissipated to nothing, no lace. Cloudy yellow in appearance.

S. Wheat and a bit of malt.

T. A good malt body supported with a bit of fruity yeast. The wheat is present as well. Slight metallic twang. Noble hops in the distance.

M. On the lighter side of medium bodied and sightly syrupy.

D. A fairly drinkable hefe. Not the best I've had, but true to the style and solid. A little more banana/clove appeal and I'd be hooked.

* Tried this brew again April 18,2009
Metallic twang is gone, much more enjoyable.

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Photo of unHipHopHead
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a usual cloudy golden color with visible textures. The head was suprisingly large bubble with fast disipation. The taste was very flavorful and well balanced compared with other hefs I've had. The mouthfeel was surprising to me, very carbonated and fizzy Bubbles just sizzled out the taste but left a very refreshing aftertaste!

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Photo of surfer4life
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer from a tap at the Hofbrauhaus german resteraunt in Dubai, UAE.

Poured a very hazy golden with a minimal head that managed to hang around for most of the glass.

Strong smell of citrus and cloves with a hint of other spices, close to what I would expect of a good Saison.

Much richer taste than was expected, which followed its smell except for the apricot with a faint note of ginger mixed with the lemons in the end.

Smooth, Crisp and Rich, well carbonated this was exceptional to the pallet.

This was extremely drinkable from the tap and I will most definitely look for this one again.

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Photo of scoobybrew
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was poured from the bottle into a weizen glass.

A - cloudy golden straw-like color with a think foamy head that is very well retained

S - sweet wheaty malt with a noticeable banana & clove aroma

T - strong wheat malt flavor with banana & clove accents, smooth finish with a faint trace of noble hops

M - creamy medium/light body, high carbonation

D - This is a fantastic German-style wheat beer and perhaps one of the best I've had. It has a great taste that doesn't disappoint.

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Photo of kshankar
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy gold with a nice white head that retained well.

Aroma: Wheat, cloves, banana and some citrus.

Taste: Cloves and wheat, but also can detect some bitterness that is a bit more prominent in this, compared to other hefeweizens.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin, but crisp enough because of the carbonation.

Drinkability: Light, crisp and refreshing like a true hefeweizen. Thinner in body than most, but its not too bad. Could have a few of these, but I prefer other hefe's to this one.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Coudy white, slightly gold color. Pored a two finger soapy white head that held nicely. Laced generously all the way down.

S: Clovey weisse with a pleasant banana scent.

T: Very consistent with smell; clove overtakes banana. Yeast flavor is noticeable.

M: Silky and smoot. Carbonation was aggressive.

D: Very easy to drink (a lot of).

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Photo of brewmudgeon
2.69/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

hazy. big head settles to a cap. l 007 h 1313 marked on the green bottle. it was part of a mixed 24 bottle giftpack.
aroma has suggestions of ammonia, oxidation. if this is what it's intended to smell like, not impressed.
taste is lemony, like old lemonade and some pledge mixed in. the mouthfeel, though, is smooth and just about right.

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