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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

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BA SCORE
86
very good
326 Reviews
Hofbräu Münchner WeisseHofbräu Münchner Weisse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany | website

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
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
768
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
18.75%
 
 
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Reviews: 326 | Ratings: 768
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas, served in a 0.5L weisse glass. The beer was hazy and golden colored, with a thin white head. The smell was OK, some banana and clove but a little mild on each. The taste is maybe a little stronger than the smell, all the appropriate flavors come through OK. Overall a very passable hefeweizen, although not one of my favorites.

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Photo of cbutova
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz green bottle.

A- Pale straw-gold hew into a pint glass, no weizen glass at apartment yet. A fizzy/foamy white head forms with small size and not much in the way of retention. Only a few small splotches of lace.

S- Wheat bread pops out along with hops. The hops are mostly floral and grassy. Some banana and clove.

T- More yeast influence here bringing clove, banana, breadand esters. Hops are nice in the finish lending floral, grassy and a nice lemon bite. Some sweetness, wheat and grainy malt.

MF- Foamy body with a light overall feel. Slightly tart and bitter finish.

A very crisp, light bodied hefeweizen which refreshes and doesn't lack in the flavor department.

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Photo of ccrida
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draught served in a 25 oz mug (~.75L), Hofbräu Hefe Weisse is a cloudy dull gold with a small white head leaving scattered, foamy lace.

Smell is very pithy, minerals, a bit of citrus really, even though there no lemon served thankfully, at this actually authentic German bar.

Taste is pretty spicy, again lots of mineral pith, the wheat brings some spice, not much in the way of the classic Bavarian esters of banana or clove. Not my favorite by any stretch as it's more wheaty then anything else, almost saison like, clean though.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp side, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is average. It's certainly quenching, and while it has some weizen character, it's not bringing the Bavarian yeast notes I love in the style.

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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 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 ArrogantB
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle $2.49 poured into a pilsener glass. Hazy golden orange color, decent head. Super yeasty smell, mostly bananas but a little gum. Taste is mostly yeast, yeast, more yeast. Its oddly not offensive, easy to drink but I don;t see myself purchasing this again.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent dark golden color with a huge, frothy cream colored head. Excellent retention and lacing. Great looking beer, perhaps a shade or two darker than most hefes.

This one is a bit lighter on the banana compared to many of its German brethren. Leans a bit more toward the clove end of the spectrum and has a little bit of wheat husk and bubblegum aroma.

Taste is still more clove oriented and the malts and wheat are less sweet than many hefes. The wheat tang is prevalent and lends a nice crispness to the beer. While still creamy, this beer feels light. Banana flavors come out to play a bit more as it warms. While I dont feel this ranks in the upper echelon of hefes, it is still mighty tasty.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is a massive three inches in height, and recedes slowly into a large cap of lacing that sticks around leaving chunky lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of clove, banana, lemon, and a hint of bubblegum. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with slightly less banana. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a chewy texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great hefe that I can see as a regular in my refrigerator.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stunning appearance, hits the bright yellow notes, perfection in terms of the degree of wheat/haze throughout the beer, almost a full 1" of white head. Aroma was wheat grains and lemon impact. Yeast not overly done with the spice rack phenols.

More of the spice rack in the taste and mouthfeel though. Cabronation high, breadiness ample. Fans of tradition will like this, mine was kind of opposite, I liked how the aroma wasn't overly traditional and smelly of band aids, esters, phenols, but the taste and mouthfeel brought 'em all back into play.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow to orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, dry clove and banana. In the taste, dry banana fruitiness and clove spice. A spice bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry clove like spice in the aftertaste. Nice flavor and nice dryness.

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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 RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is a deep orange in color with a bottle-conditioned haziness and a huge, clumpy, white foamy head. There’s a lot of carbonation going on in this glass, too, making this one a real Hefe.

Smell – The lovely German yeast is right on for the style. I can pick up a light banana and maybe a hint of cherries. The deep, rich yeast though is what does it for me.

Taste – Oh, this is tasty. The yeast steps back a bit at the tongue and the bananas really pick things up. The finish is very soft and fruity.

Mouthfeel – This one is light to medium-bodied with a good, fluffy, Hefe mouthfeel.

Drinkability – The creamy nature of this Weizen helps this one go down like silk. It’s a terrific summer time bier or, as in my case tonight, a good snack when dinner’s still an hour or so away.

Comments – There’s not a lot of variance in my rating of this bottled Weizen as opposed to the on-tap version that I had at the Hofbräuhaus in Las Vegas, but it is far preferable, IMO.

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Photo of Gmann
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a murky copper brown color, small white head with some noticable lacing. I needed to breakup the yeast sitting at the bottom of the bottle, which took some life out of the head when I did pour it. Has a champagne smell, spicy/peppery. Has a slight banana taste, sweet & spicy almost cider like. Nicely carbonated yet creamy. A very drinkable lager, I can drink many (and so can the wife!). Overall a nice Hefe Weizen, not the best but very flavorful. The first one I tried I forgot to breakup the yeast, I realized my error on the second and it made a big difference in smell and taste.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A good weisse beer here. This beer poured a nice cloudy yellow colour out of an old looking green glass bottle. The head was not so big on this beer and this suprised me as hefes usually have very big heads to them. This beer smelled of cloves, bananas, and lemons a perfect hefe-aroma. This tasted like more of the same...a very simple and refreshing hefe-weizen with no frills. The mouthfeel was crisp, the drinkability was great. This sample..may have been a bit old so perhaps this can be even better than when I sampled it. Never-the-less this was still a very nice, tasty, hefe!
Cheers!,
F.

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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 shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Kaizerhof in Yurakucho, Tokyo. Poured into a weisse glass. Say whatever you can about a good hefe and this fits. Beautiful elegant appearance, wonderful smells of wheat and grapefruit, taste matches its looks, it goes down smooth, and has no negative aftertaste or gas. Overall, this is a solid hefe that leans toward a grapefruit side. Grapefruit isn't my favorite, but if you're into that, you'd love it.

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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 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 jsh420
3.07/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

pours cloudy golden orange with a 2+ finger that left some spotted lacing

smells of strong banana and yeast

taste is a major let down after such a great nose - very watery and bland

mouthfeel is light with tons of carbonation crisp clean

drinkability is not good - bland watery flavor mixed with $11 sixers - should have bought some SN Keller

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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

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Photo of buschbeer
2.92/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hofbrau Hefe Weizen

I poured into a pint glass to three fingers of fluffy, white head. It is a hazy yellow in color. The aroma is masked by that typical green bottle skunky smell. I haved passed this beer over several times simply for the fact of being in a green bottle. I reluctantly purchased this as I was in the mood for a hefeweizen. The taste is ok. I get some banana and clove. The mouthfeel is great and this would probably be good on tap. I debated about reviewing this beer, but the brewer is the one who chose this bottle.

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Photo of ADZA
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice cloudy yellow colour with decent carbonation that leaves a two finger slowly sinking head with subtle lacing,it has a real clean crisp bananna,yeasty smell to it,and the taste delivers aswell a very nice beer not to full on or as bananna,clove driven as some other German hefes it starts off with a nice full mouthfeel with a clean crisp taste of yeasty banannas and pears but not too extreme so very easy to drink if ur just getting used to hefes so this is definately a good one for people just getting into beer and people who dont mind a decent easy drinking summer beer.

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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 garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straight out of the fridge (probably too cold) after a workout. But it goes with a pleasant sunny spring day.
Pleasing fresh clove spice aroma. Banana more background. Spicy.
Somewhat cloudy and biggish head. Yellowish too.
Lighter than many and a little softer in both feel but also intensity of flavors. Nice drying and the spices lay on the tongue nicely. More grain character here than in the aroma. Still smooth and very easy to drink.
Very good and solid hefe.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"eff" the lemon, drink this beer straight up.

Nice look, it looks like a hefe

Sweet/Wheat smell

This is a friggin nice hefe, at the right time of year (late spring/early summer), this is the way a hefe should be.

It goes down easy and has a good German hefe feel.

drink this beer, drink lot's of this beer, it's ok, you can do it!

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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
86 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.
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