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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 785 |  Reviews: 327
Photo of davidfoley
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olimpia84
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured the 16.9oz bottle into my Weizen glass.

A: golden body with orange tones and small one finger foamy head that faded rather quickly. A bit disappointing.

S: wheat, cloves, lemon and hints of banana. A bit plain, but still enjoyable.

T: follows the nose in part with lemon and banana. A bit of apple is also felt and finishes off with spiciness

M: medium body, carbonation was a bit high I thought.

O: I was a bit disappointed with this one. I'm a huge Hefeweizen fan but this one didn't catch my attention. It felt very plain and didn't offer anything that wowed me.

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Photo of BierFan
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce green bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with big white head. Only spots of lacing.

Smell: My first ever skunked hefe. Why oh why do people insist on using green bottles? I can still tell it's a wheat beer past the skunk.

Taste: Very light compared to other German hefes. Skunkiness is still present in the taste but not as bad as it is in the smell.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured a very light golden, almost yellow hue and murky.
Two fisted head which quickly disapated to 3 fingers, and tight high bubbles.
Carbonation seems light but may be disguised by the murky body.
Second glass from this bottle poured with less head but still high.
Aroma is lemony.
The taste is well balanced with a slight malty edge and of short duration.

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Photo of blakelive784
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a murky peach color with a surprisingly creamy 2 finger head. Retention is also good, and the head leaves nice lacing as it dies.

S - Holy yeast. Awesome yeast notes, with some orange peel, spicy wheat, and fruity esters.

T - Strong and spicy yeasty notes play well against the wheat foundation. Orange and lemon compliment the flavors nicely. Refreshing and pleasant.

M - Light bodied and smooth. I wish it were more crisp. Not really tailored to the flavors.

D - Has its flaws, but a good quality, sessionable beer that I'd reach for again.

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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 argock
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from green 12oz bottle into a short pilsner glass. No freshness date included.

A: Light hazy straw color with heaping frothy white foam head with minimal lace.

S: Plenty of banana, clove, and soft orange aromas after the initial skunkiness passes.

T: A very tangy wheat with an orange-pepper dominated flavor. Taste is stronger with more warming. Reasonably ester-filled with some bready, yeasty flavors in the background.

M: Definitely not the smoothest hefeweizen I have ever had -- carbonation is remarkably light and the end is a bit more astringent than I like.

D: Passable, but there are many better hefeweizens out there.

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

$2.19 at Cable Beverage, Bardonia, NY. On a hefe kick, I must try this now.

Served at just over fridge temperature in the appropriate glass.

Appearance- Pours an elegant, rich gold... deeper than any I've had before for the style, with a nice finishing white crown that stands firmly at two fingers. Hazy, but not as unfiltered looking as many others. Clean and active in the glass.

Smell- A perfumy, fresh exhibition of banana and clove... with an interesting, floral bouquet that adds a layer of complexity. Some metallic phenols are evident, especially in the head when the beer is swirled.

Taste- Refreshing, yes... but there is nowhere near the level of taste I was expecting from this beer. The wheat malt is clearly way upfront here, with suggestions of banana bread and clove barely peeking through the fog. The most mild and least flavored hefeweizen I've yet to sample.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The carbonation is surprisingly huge for the style, and the bubbles actually *feel* large in the mouth. It's pretty smooth, yet rough and a little noisy. Good with food, though... the carbonation lifts the flavors and cleanses the palate very well. I'm pairing this with eggs on whole grain bread seasoned with fresh pepper and herbs de Provence.

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

Poured cloudy and yellow from a 500 ml bottle.

Huge white foamy head that left good lacing.

Nose of wheat and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel light and smooth.

Flavor of classic hefe.

Overall easy to drink.

Decent brew in the classic German tradition.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A delightful vibrant, not lazy yellow, cloud and haze just like I like it. Smell, fragrant, break out the lemon zest yo! Taste, no hop quality like I was hoping for a blast of Saaz or something, but its alright, its still decent tasting for a hefe.

Mouthfeel, meh, doesn't develop. Beer goes downhill in the second half. Got me excited there for a bit. Usual mix of estery yeast, banana, clove. . . many of the things I try and avoid in a hefe, which is hard to do since they are hallmarks of the style.

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Photo of Brent
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a bright golden-orange, very little suspended yeast haze, even after a final swirl in an effort to decant sediment. Aroma was a bit citric acidic. Up front there was moderate citric tartness - as though a dash of lemon had been added to the beer. Some wispy banana notes hung in the background. For a hefe weizen, the yeast was uncharacteristically muted, contributing no breadyness or particularly spicy phenols to the party. More like a plain weizen. Couldn't figure out the date stamp, so it may have been a bit over the hill.

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Photo of KMcG
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of dbaker61
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of TeamUgly
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of prisoner1572
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of jsaviflo
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of dalepryor
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of marc77
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Turbid light amber hue. Lively carbonation supports a dense, stiff and dogged pure white head. Sheets of lace remain. Mild banana and herbal clove hints upfront in aroma. Secondary hints of tart, grainy wheat and a cleaner lemon like acidity. Tame and functional aromawise. Prevalent in flavor is a note of doughy banana bread, although the thinnish body dilutes and mutes esters overall. Bubblegum and banana hints add depth, but remain understated enough to allow a simple, wheat cracker note to lend dryness. Trace musty yeast undertone. Tartness augments as the beer warms, but all components remain in a prosaic balance. Finishes lightly sweet, with fleeting honeydew melon and lemon drop hints. Kindl is a respectable hefeweizen and overall a couple notches above the middle of the pack.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Pale straw color, cloudy appearance. White froth creates a close but lively & poor head. Yeast, banana & fresh bread aromas with slight phenolic notes. Bready & malty flavors at first sip. Medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Dense to watery mouthfeel. Low floral bitterness. biscuit & clove notes linger in a sweet malty/slight bitter finish. Estery aftertaste & bread memories. Refreshing & easy drinkable beer.

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Photo of bunnyhustle
3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
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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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
3.84 out of 5 based on 785 ratings.
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