Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

BA SCORE
86
very good
787 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:
787
Reviews:
328
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
115
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 787 |  Reviews: 328
Photo of goochpunch
2.89/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a slightly hazy (read: too clear) tamarind drink color. Head is fizzy and wears itself out quickly. Smells malty, and not really very wheaty. There are some esters and phenols here, but they are pretty faint. As with the aroma, this is more of a bready malty brew than a wheaty, citrusy, and phenolic hefe that I was expecting. It has those characteristics as well, but just as pronounced as I'd like. Still, not a bad tasting beer. Mouthfeel is kind of flat and slightly heavy for a weissbier. Overall this is drinkable. Nothing totally offensive.

The flavor here reminded me more of a mix between a decent hefe and Hofbrau's own helles lager. Too malty for my liking of the style, but, nevertheless, this is kind of tasty. I'd definately drink this again, but I wouldn't really seek this out to purchase with my own money.

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Photo of fishguyac
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of ChrisKayler
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A lesser beer at this location, this brew was disappointing in its presentation, being quite cloudy and missing a decent head. The nose was a bit rude and gave off a sour sense which followed through in the flavor. Not a great fan of this style I was pleased to see that it was less clovish than many others. Definitely my last choice of the Hofbrauhaus beers.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A nice cloudy appearance, lighter lemony-yellow color, and a dense rocky white head. Lots of bubbles.

Smell: Banana, clove, skunk, and lemon. Good and balanced.

Taste: Good balance of the above: banana, clove, no skunk this time, some citrus, and the slightest hint of bubblegum.

Mouthfeel: A nice medium-bodied creaminess going on here.

Drinkability: A highly drinkable Hefe from a pretty spot-on brewery, if that's not too beneath them to say. A lot of flavor and balance and something that can be consumed easily and often.

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Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been on a big Hefe kick the last couple of weeks.

Pours a hazy light gold in color, there's a huge four inches of white, pillowy head that forms on top the beer and recedes a bit, but stays the duration.
Smell is yeast, clove and slight lemon. Taste is wheat, more clove. Very smooth, well carbonated and refreshing. Just a no nonsense good wheat beer.

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Photo of erosier
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden yellow color with a short white head that fades pretty quickly. There is some lacing down the sides of the glass. The smell is of sweet toasted malts and some hoppy bitterness. The taste is good too. Nice wheat backbone with some fruity yeast flavors - some banana in the aftertaste. The taste finishes with a nice light hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice - very smooth and somewhat crisp. The drinkability is high as its flavors are very well balanced.

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Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Domingo
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the 'ol Hofbräuhaus Am Platzl in 6/11.
Arrived in a standard fluted weiss glass. The beer is cloudy eggshell color with the prerequisite 2” of foam on top.
I’d say this take on the style falls into the fruitier category. Big banana up-front, and on the back end. Hints of apple and pear, too. The spice notes aren’t too strong, but there is a little bit of a vanilla cream with some sips. Not much clove, but there is a hint of nutmeg.
No chalkiness at all in spite of quite a lot of suspended yeast. You can drink this all day, and on occasion I’ve been guilty of having several. I don’t think I’m alone in that, though.
Not the absolute best weissbier, but still a really good one. If you favor the fruit-focused weizens, this one is absolutely worth seeking out. I’ve heard the bottled version doesn’t really do this justice, but on tap it’s excellent.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of kingmaker
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of clarknova
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of BeerManDan
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When poured it showed a medium golden color with loads of foam and some lace. The smell was the weakest point of this Hefe-weizen. It showed very little in the way of fruit, wheat or yeast. The the flavor after the first sip showed a fair amount of citrus fruit, along with cloves and yeast. Also, a hint of banana. I find out that the warmer this hefe-weizen, the more intense the flavor. The finish was just about right, that the flavor just lingered long enough until the next sip!

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Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gehrig
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Two fingers of off-white head top a cloudy dark lemon body. The head retention is impressive, more than many Hefeweizens I've had. Lots of malt and good fruit confronts the nose, particularly lemon. Nice, crisp and refreshing taste, with ample carbonation coating the tongue. This is quite delicious and smooth, another German offering I'm thankful to have found. This is certainly one that will make it into the warm-weather rotation, for there is nothing better than a cold wheat beer on a warm spring or summer day.

Certainly recommended.

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Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of maxpower
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy hazy pale yellow color, with a small white head that doesn't stick around. Light banana-clove aroma, light wheaty, yeasty flavors, very light in body, somewhat watery mouthfeel, finishes too sweet, bland and uninteresting, not very much going on here.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A good, solid hefe weizen.
$7.99 for a quality six pack of brew and I'm pretty content.
Has a smooth, bubbly mouthfeel.
Has an appropriate wheaty texture throughout.
Mildly spicy and yeasty... not over done at all. Very well balanced.
No shabbyness to be found.
Give it a go, eh?

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Photo of nodder
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
3.84 out of 5 based on 787 ratings.
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