Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

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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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Photo of Budlum
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvilKeith
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours into the glass a cloudy murky dark orange color with a thick dense white foamy head. Lace is impressive, thick and sticky. Suprisingly no ring of yeast was found at the bottom of the bottle as expected from this style.

Smell is light and citrusy, lemons, bananas and a hint of clove.

Taste is much as expected for the style. With citrusy fruits, the bready feel of the yeast and an almost lemony hint.

Medium to medium-light bodied. Perhaps a bit high on the carbonation. Pleasant mouthfeel.

Drinkable, yes.

Not my favorite of the style but a respectable offering from Hofbrau.

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Photo of AdamO
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBearForge
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As seems normal for the style, pours a tawny yellow/tangerine with a foamy white head which falls quickly leaving slippery curtains of lacing

The aroma is fruity with banana and clean yeast note.

Taste has the typical banana and clove, though perhaps more muted than in the other hefes I've tried. Has a bready yeast flavor too. Definitely improves on warming with more of the banana and spice comming through.

Mouthfeel seems a bit lighter than the others I've tried so far as well. More thin than creamy with a bit of soapiness. Carbonation is mild. Mouthfeel also improves on warming becoming creamier.

Very drinkable but not much stands out with this beer.

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Photo of Angerhaus
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of budgood1
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours out of the bottle the typical golden and cloudy lemon yellow sun colour with a huge frothy inch high head. huge chunks of sediment added in. certainly looks the part! lots of chunky lace too. subdued banana and clove aroma....with an added citrus and spice kick. the first thing that shocks me upon tasting it is the velvety and creamy smooth mouthfeel. it's unreal how slick this stuff goes down. what disappoints me is the taste...very understated and quite ordinary. a sort of strawberry and cream flavour with a spiciness that never asserts itself. subdued cloviness and wheat flavours, but not bad. seemingly full bodied and highly drinkable...i'd drink this every day of summer if i could afford it. this would be a great hefe to try out on people that aren't accustomed to the bavarian wheat and yeast beers of germany. good stuff...just lacking a bit in the flavour department.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. green bottle to a hefe glass. Moderate head. Swirl and pour the last builds a nice thick rich head.

Smell of fruity yeast, banana, and malt.

Taste is pleasant. real nice and smooth. Grains, spice and banana. Light hop finish.

Mouthfeel is fizzy and light.

drinkability is above ave. as this beer has no offenses. Could use not body. MK

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Photo of BeerSox
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
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 IPA35
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My second weizen ever. Bought at Bennet in Italy.

This is a cloudy, golden beer with a white head.
It smells of banana and hops.

The taste is very much banana, banana and some spicy and hops. Too much banana for me.

Overal probably a good weizen, prehaps I just don't like the style. The weather wasn't too good either, prehaps the taste is better when it is warmer?

Should try more of the style.

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Photo of number1bum
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a somewhat fizzy two fingers of white head. Head settles to a pretty full lace but doesn't leave any stick.

Smell is pretty subtle in all regards, with the usual banana, clove and phenols. It's on the spot but also somewhat weak.

Taste has a bit more flavor, with a light wheat sweetness, some fruity esters, lemon in particular, as well as clove and a hint of banana. It's not bursting with flavor but it's smooth and well balanced, and has enough flavor to make it enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is a crisp medium body, smooth and clean.

This doesn't stand out in any area but it's solid and tasty, and quite drinkable. Not too shabby.

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Photo of BDIMike
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
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 ChivoPepe
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryKemp
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy pale yellow with a fair head. The aroma was more subtle than the taste. It would make a very good beer to introduce someone to a wheat beer. There was only a slight smell of cloves and no bananas. The taste was stronger of cloves. It was not the wheat beer that I had last year in Munich, but Arlington, Texas ain't Germany.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
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 Hanglow
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclejimbay
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
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 dacrza1
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: November 27, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephaner pilsner... OCCASION: Black Friday visit to Hazleton went well--time to celebrate... APPEARANCE: light, almost sallow golden straw body; extremely clear for a hefe--must be filtered...thick, frothy two-finger snow-white head that retains stubbornly; AROMA: wonderful bubblegum pops with vibrant floral impressions; lesser scents of lemongrass, hay, and .... PALATE: light, smooth, swift to the throat; pleasant aftertaste that lingers but does not harsh the mellow... TASTE: the bubblegum is appreciable, with a fair amount of breadiness, but no bitterness... soft banana late, with some pear, perhaps...OVERALL: this my not be a classic, mostly because it is not a truly distinguishable beer, but rather a fresh, pleasantly cleansing hefe, with minimal flavor profiling... as drinkable as they come, with enough character to be remembered--ultra-clean and refreshing...

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Photo of ihscout426
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This wheat pours a clear deep yellow, not the usual cloudy hefe-, but that could be do to the yeast settling. A small head due to the beer being a little too chilled. After it warmed up their was a malty wheat nose true to the style. The carbonation was very refreshing with a slight tart and cookie taste from the wheat. The yeast came through at the end of the beer with fruit sharacter, but not as pawerful as some other German wheats I have tried. A solid presentation of the popular German style.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat malt, faint banana, clove and yeast. The taste is rather malty with just a touch of banana with a dry yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is heavily carbonated and fits the style. Overall, this is a pretty decent hefeweizen that is recommended. There are certainly some better hefes out there but this one is still interesting enough.

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Photo of Daredevil
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

quite muddy look in the glass, not very foamy (so perhaps not much yeast alive in the bottle) ...
smell reminds of grain, harvested crop and tropical forest
taste reminds of tropical fruits (pineapple, guava) and sinagporean laksa soup
medium bodied and well-balanced
the taste is perhaps not to everyones liking (not my very favorite at least), however the mouthfeel is very smooth ... a great thirst quencher

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Photo of the42ndtourist
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid german hefe. Not at all on the level of Schneider, but certainly worth drinking.

Pours a cloudly straw gold, with a thick, foamy and ebullient head. Nose betrays some banana esters and wheat graininess.... Taste follows suit. Light, pleasant, drinkable, but not exceptional in any real regard. Which is not to knock the beer - I quite like it.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big white head. Light orange in color with a persistant haze. Slightly sweet wheat/malt nose with a touch of lemon. Sweet wheat taste with lemon zest in the finish. Quite a sweet beer to start with a slightly sour finish. Smooth mouth with some sparkle. A good hefe but, not a great hefe...

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden yellow body, big creamy head, superb retention. the aroma is clove, lemon, and banana. Wheaty honey flavors first, then comes the spice, clove being most prominent. Crisp carbonation tickles the tongue. Short finish with notes of lemon. Good, classy, classic.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow with a decent white head, no lacing.

Sweet wheat and yeast with a hint of spice. Grain forward in the nose.

Wheat, yeast, some husk. Sweet grain hits the spot. Some light spice, but this is not a big one for anything beyond basics. Finishes clean with light bitterness and some grain husk.

Lighter bodied, easy to drink. Decent version of the style, though a bit imperfect.

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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,165 ratings
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