Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

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86
very good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 05-25-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
772
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
18.75%
 
 
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Photo of eric5bellies
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Erdinger weizen glass.

A - Pours a cloudy Golden colour witha White frothy head that retains ok.

S - Plenty of Banana and clove in the background.

T - Nice Banana notes with a little bubblegum. Yeast and bread present. The finisgh is a little sickly sweet.

M - Medium body and low carbonation.

O - Not the best hefe but not the worst either.

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Photo of birchstick
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat clear yellow, with a nice head from a 500 ml bottle. Smells of banana and spices. Make sure to let this warm to its correct temperature before drinking, otherwise it will taste very watery. The most prominent taste is banana, which is followed by yeast, bubblegum, and a faint hop presence at the very end. Overall, this is one of the more bland hefe weizens I have had and I was somewhat disappointed. However, it was definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Zadok
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a perfect deep orange with a medium amount of cloudiness. A 1 finger heads resided on the top and consisted of several peaks and valleys.

Initial aroma is of yeast and coriander mixed with a touch of banana.

Taste had a really watered down aspect and was somewhat disappointing initially. Still had a slight amount of spice such as clove and coriander but were a shadow of what they should have been.

Mouthfeel was solid with a medium amount of carbonation.

Has session beer written all over it due to its weak ABV and taste. Will pass on getting this again.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is banana and grains. A bit faint though.
The taste is mildly sweet fruit with an underlying grain flavor.
The texture is smooth and soft with a little fizz, but moderate carbonation overall.
It's a good weisse beer.

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Photo of RodneyFarva
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

a: pours a golden cloudy orange, puffy three finger head comes down to a half finger

s: a strong wheatiness, clove and pepper spices, some banana and yeastiness, but overall a bit light

t: strong wheat and malts, some spiciness from clove/pepper, not a ton of banana. good carbonation level gives it a nice crispness.

o: very nice, but i wished there was more of a banana aroma/taste to it. very refreshing.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured slowly into a Weissbier glass, it produced a thick, 2" white slab of foam atop a slightly hazy, rich golden-colored brew. Bubbles of carbonation make a bee-line for the surface in an eruption of activity. Pouring a bit more bier into the glass leaves a small, sinkhole-like depression in the slab of foam. Lacing was minimal, at best.
Best I can say about the nose is that it had a bit of bready malt, though exceedingly mild. Even the later introduction of the yeasties into the glass failed to raise the aroma profile at all.
Body of this bier was leaning a bit towards the lesser side of medium. There was a slight bit of prickliness on the tongue, though not nearly as much as all the carbonation might suggest.
Doesn't seem to be the abundance of flavors here typically present in a Bavarian Hefe. Slightly crackery malt joins with a subtle citrussy flavor. The Bier is crisp and dry throughout. I was unable to detect much, if any, banana or clove flavors, though. I later added the yeasties with about 1/3 of the glass left, yet it made no noticeable change in the taste. In general, a rather un-inspiring bier. Oh well... Zum Wohl!!

overall: 3.5
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5

589

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Photo of billysj
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ML Bottle of Münchner Kindl Weissbier

The appearance is a cloudy yellow with little carbination

The smell has a hint of banana with malt.

The taste of wheat and some banana with barely any carbonation. Mouthfeel is average but smooth.

Overall an above average hefe weizen. I would drink this one again.

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Photo of janubio
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml. bottle.Hazy golden color, head doesn´t hold as long as others from this same style, but leaves ar ing that lingers for the while. Earthy aroma, with the usual banana and cloves, coriander and a bit of citrus. There's some peach too. The body is lighter than usual too, making it maybe easier to drink. Taste is more of the same: banana, cloves, citrus, peach. Not bad, but not in the sane league as some others. Anyway, is about to expire, so I'll give it another try to a fresher one.

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Photo of stcules
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very good head, creamy. A hazy orange is the color.
The smell is quite phenolic, with bread crust, and less evident, some banana.
Anyway, a good weizen smell.
The taste is phenolic too, almost spicy. Well amalgamated, pleasant, drinkable, light.
Definitely, weel done beer.

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Photo of konadrinker
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml poured into a weizen glass.

A- Amber orange with a frothy 2 finger head that lasted for a bit.

S- Typical witbier aroma. Mild orange with a little wheat sourness and a musty finish. Changed to what I can only described as melted plastic later on.

T- Banana up front with a slightly sour wheat finish.

M - Decent mouthfeel with soft carbonation.

D- Drinkable but not a stand out. Not one I would seek out.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Weizen glass. Pours a hazy golden color. Nice white head and lacing. Lots of bubbles coming up the glass.

Aroma isn't as strong as it is in other weizens. Kinda clover and wheaty.

Taste is also lighter than other weizens. Cinda wheaty and clovy. Slight banana.

Mouthfeel is refreshing. Mild carb.

Overall an ok Weizen. There are others I would rather have.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Quite cloudy medium golden color with lots of sediment (a portion of the beer was swirled in the bottle prior to pouring). The off-white head was of moderate size with lots of broken lace.

Aroma: Very pronounced clove notes, ripe bananas, other fruits, and a distinct pepper note.

Taste: Begins with wheat malt, and a touch of soft carbonation, soon followed by yeast, lemon, cloves, and ripe banana notes. Finishes dry with a spicy ginger and pepper note.

Mouth feel: Nothing spectacular, but reasonably smooth.

Drinkability/notes: The label on my bottle reads ‘Münchner Kindl Hefe Weizen’, but sources on the web indicate that this is the same beer as ‘Münchner Kindl Weissbier’. Go figure…

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Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of ten selections in the Best Beers of Summer mixed pack. Unfortunatley, came in the 12 ounce green bottle (so was I was a little put off from the start). Beer pours a cloudy golden yellow color, with a nice highly carbonated white head, small streaks of lace left behind. First smell is a bit skunky (especially right after cracking the cap). After that are the more familiar hefe aromas, like banana and clove. A bit thin flavor, but smooth. Lots of yeasty flavor with a nice citrus tartness. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and light making it a nice summer brew. Does go down well after we get past the green-bottle skunk.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Soft gold color, small head, very clear for a weizen. Not much head retention.

Aroma: Grainy malt, with light cloviness.

Flavor: Lot of wheat flavor here, and apple-banana fruit flavors are prominent. Phenols are very restrained.

Body: Creamy, soft mouthfeel, medium-high carbonation.

Not bad, but not a very interesting weizen.

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Photo of Murchmac
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big Cloudy body and head with a light lemony yellow and a chance of Reinheitsgebot moving in on this high pressure carbonation system in the east.

The wind blows in yeasty banana smell with 90% farfugnugen waif on the air.

I remember going to the Hofbrau house as a teenager. I just remember seeing a busty blond german with six steins in her hand, throw them down on the table and they each landed in front of us all, like some shot out of an old west saloon. This, tastes like that.

Good Hefeweizen, did you expect a bad one from Ze germans?

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Photo of DavidST
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 330ml bottle into a pint glass, coded freshness date.

This pours a nice light yellow with a massive head. Right off the bat I do get a little Heineken type of smell, but under that I get some more traditional wheat beer smells, a little sweet some banana and cloves. Feel is medium with good carbonation. Taste is of wheat, some dryness, not as sweet as the nose, maybe a little of the banana. Overall this isn't bad but there are far better wheats out there and I don't see the need to get this one again.

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Photo of TubaManJack
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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 TheLongBeachBum
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1 Pint 0.9 fluid ounce (500ml) standard Teutonic brown glass bottle. Blue and white crown cap has the HB logo on it. My bottle looks just like the one in the BA Database. Described as “Münchner Kindl Hefe Weizen”. No strength or discernable freshness date.

Appearance: Lightly hazed orange golden body that has a large head on the pour as is so often the case, but it settles with a thin white head with some nice looking lacing and a ship-shape solid ½” white head. Average carbonation levels that seem to lack a little of the usual spritzy character.

Smell: Sweet fresh malts and lots of wheat in the nose. Banana’s with a citric clove feel, oranges (?) even. Fruity aromas.

Taste: Starts with a sweet yeasty feel, light Banana’s in the middle, some lemon peel feel racks the end of the drink. Sharp at times but it is sweet with a fruity citric feel throughout the experience.

Mouthfeel: Mid-body presence. Has a cloying toffee feel in the back end but it is nothing that detracts, in fact it adds a solid feel to this brew.

Drinkability: Smooth very drinkable offering that has a creamy feel in the mouth with a thick toffee clove finish. I’m not a huge Hefe fan but I do like this one.

Overall: An attractive Hefe Weizen, not sure I would stock up on this one but decent nevertheless. Better than the usual run-of-the-mill Hefe’s.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/19/04- Purchased at Whole Foods in San Mateo, CA

Presentation- 16.9 oz bottle with a bottled date of 08/30. Poured into one of my weizen glasses.

Appearance- Nice and foamy head with large bubbles, semi cloudy golden pour and decent lacing.

Smell- Kind of a funky yeast smell with some citrus involved.

Taste- More yeast and lemon than anything. No cloves or bananas that I am used to with my favorite hefe's.

Mouthfeel- Ultra carbonated as many hefe's. Mid to light feel to it.

Drinkability- Acceptable hefeweizen, but have had many better and more worthy of drinking. Run of the mill IMO.

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Photo of midaszero
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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 changeup45
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow color with a nice fluffy head after the pour. Aroma is citrus banana, some yeast and just a slight touch of grass. I taste a lot of spices at first, sort of like a seltzer feel, then some citrus and yeast. Finishes a little dry. Crisp and refreshing. Pretty good.

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Photo of ZAP
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another solid German Hefe...although not in the top tier in my opinion...pours a cloudy golden with a big fluffy white head of about two inches...that diminishes to abouit an 1/8 of an inch as you drink but it spiderwebs the sides of the glass nicely...The nose is bready and malty with a hint of lemongrass...body is medium-to-light....a refreshing light lemon flavor set against a bready malt backbone..

A decent enough German Hefe but one I will not buy again because I liked several others better..definitely worth trying...

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Photo of zeff80
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a golden/yellow color with a pillowy, white, two-finger head. It was highly carbonated and left no lace.

S - It smelled slightly skunky, but there was also a strong wheat aroma.

T - It tasted of wheat, clove and yeast. There was no skunkiness, despite the smell.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - A good hefe. Nothing overwhelming but it is a very nice beer.

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Photo of nomad
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours muddy orange and does without the yeast poured in. Surprisingly low carbonation hurts both the head (which is not well retained by any means) and the mouthfeel.

Smells of clove and wheat dust with a full malty sweetness in time. The barest of banana esters arive late though temper the other scents quite well. Though usually an ester-fanatic, the phenols are deftly integrated in to the large pale malt presence quite nicely.

Taste shows a thin core of wheat and malt though with hearty decoction caramelization and a beautiful kiss of vanilla in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite slick and full though the lack of carbonation hurts a lot. A satisfying beer even when lacking some of the fireworks I tend to favor.

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Photo of DCon
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bought from Dierbergs in Ellisville, MO from the "Bomber" Fridge Section. Served from a 1pint, 9oz bottle and poured into a Pint Glass. Best By: Feb 11 2011.

Appearance- Pale Orange Color, Very Cloudy, and 4 fingers of head. Head made a circle and had absolutely no retention and left nothing on the glass.

Smell- The smell has a banana hint and an extreme amount of wheat. Something with it reminds me of a sour/tart beer. Not sure if this supposed to be right...

Taste- Very lemon citrusy. Has a great wheat taste and not sure what else to talk about... Loved in Germany, almost flat when made in the States.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, Light Bodied, and Weak Viscosity. A tart/heaviness continues after the swallow.

Drinkability- I have had better while in Munich. I'm sure this is because of the transaction from Germany to the US and how we process and brew the beer differently. Will recommend this Hefeweizen but not my favorite in the States...

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