Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
86
very good
785 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:
785
Reviews:
327
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
112
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 785 |  Reviews: 327
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Gavage
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas. Hazy golden yellow color with a 1" fluffy head. Some lacing developed. The aroma was light as some wheat was detectable. The flavor was of wheat and mild bananas. Some sweetness arrives on the tongue as you swallow this. The flavor was simple and not overpowering as some other hefeweizens are.

This was smooth and had a soft wheat finish. Nicely drinkable and was a nice finish to my stay at the restaurant.

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Photo of canadianbarman
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

--large, brown bottle with freshness date stamped on back.
--nice, large head that slimmed but stayed until the end. Minor lacing.
--cloudy, dirty straw like in color
--a wheat smell, with a slight hint of citric

Overall a nice beer to drink. It didn't jump out in any way but I must say that I liked it. I would drink this one again.

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Photo of seedyone
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Very refreshing. Very little head but the lacing is almost a sheet down the opposite side of the glass from my drinking side. Very nicely balanced taste. A touch of lemon citrus & only enough sweet to keep the bitter & citrus in check. You can always tell a formulation that shows confidence & this is one of those.

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Photo of Risser09
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2009

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow with a 2.5" white head. No signs of carbonation activity. Good retention but not really any lace because it all sinks down the glass along with the head.

Smell: Popping the cap reveals that typical green bottle skunk aroma that turns everyone off. Good aromas include wheat and yeast with a faint sweet honeysuckle in the background.

Taste: Rich, buttery and creamy flavor combines with banana and yeast to create that traditional German hefeweizen flavor. A pale malt and wheat backbone hold the beer together. Crisp, bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Buttery, yeasty, moderate sweetness combine to make a delightful summer quencher. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable but the beer goes down nicely. Some snappy carbonation, too.

Drinkability: A great hefe that is hindered by that green bottle skunkiness. When will those silly Germans learn to stick with dark brown bottles?

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Photo of RossR
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 DrewSnyc667
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a .5l weizen glass

A - Bright yellow to very light amber hue, cloudy as per the style. Has a much smaller head than other hefeweizens

S - Nice soft banana and clove, very delicate, hint of of tart lemon

T - Sweet and sour citrus, light on the spice and yeast

M - Pretty good, decent carbonation

O - A nice bavarian hefeweizen, but there are better

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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in 20oz mug. Poured a hazy, cloudy yellow with over an inch of fluffy white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was the expected banana, clove and yeast you expect from a good Hefe. Yup, you guessed it, the flavor profile was right where you'd expect it as well. Banana, clove and yeast upfront, with a pleasant wheat tang underneath.

The body was little thin for my taste, but was still solid and satisfying. Drinkability was excellent, you could pour these down the hatch all day. Overall, a wonderful beer that's worth your time.

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Photo of Morris729
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a tremendous rocky white head that slowly fades into a creamy lace leaving spider webs across the glass as it dissipates. Nose is sweet banana, lemony citrus, and a touch of spicy clove. Lots of wheat flavor in the initial taste followed by some lemon fruitiness and spicy clove. A dry yeasty flavor is present in the end. A nice Hefe but nothing special.

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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This German Hefe pours mostly clear with a bright golden/amber body. The fluffy white head recede to a thin sheet of suds that leave a uniform ring of lace around the glass. Certainly pleasing in appearance.

Up front the aroma is primarily yeasty grain and a hint of a dry metallic character. This fades into a more appetizing wheat quality with plenty of citrus and grassy notes. Herbal in the finish with some bright lemon.

Initially the yeasty grain hits you, then the wheat kicks in. Very similar to the progression of the nose. Bright refreshing citrus and spice along with mild grassy hops sing backup for the prominent wheat backbone. Hints of banana and cloves are floating around as well. Well constructed and balanced.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a semidry finish. Bright and clean but with a bit of a starchy remnants left on the tongue. fairly refreshing and again well balanced. Lots of German character and a classic, well balanced representation of the style. Definitely a good session beer as well.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ahh, morning beers at the Hofbrauhaus. What better way to start the day. Classic bready banana goodness, not quite the caliber of the Schneiderweiss from the night before. Maybe it's just this bright orb in the sky that seems to be warming my beer rather quickly. Must drink faster...

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3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

being a huge fan of hefes ive avoided this for a while for fear od dissapointment. bad move. its readily available at gas stations around here and found easily. good thing. pours clody and a bit pale. good hefe style head, big and full of carbonation. smells nice and "wheaty" with a very light clove touch. a bit of citrus. taste is alot like the nose. i dont get the big banana hit like some other hefes but it has a strong wheat character. a little spicy and tends to lean on the citrus side of things making it very refreshing. light and quenching, a very repectable beer and can be found everywhere.

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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
3.84 out of 5 based on 785 ratings.
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