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Hofbräu Münchner Weisse | Hofbräuhaus München

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3.89/5
Very Good
1,163 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 05-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,288
Reviews:
408
Ratings:
1,163
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
252
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,163 |  Reviews: 408
Photo of GClarkage
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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 LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Bottle labled "Hofbrau Hefe Weizen", and the ABV is 5.1, so I'm guessing this is the same thing. Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet wheat, lemon, a little graininess, clove and a hint of caramel; inviting. Flavor starts with mildly grainy wheat, slight lemon and clove, dries out a little into a wheat finish with lingering light lemon tartness and clove with light residual bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A pleasant hefewiezen with a characteristic flavor profile. A little drier in the finish than others, but overall a good flavor transition. The green bottle got me prepared for skunking, but none was detected here, perhaps because of the low hopping in this style (or luck with dark storage in transportation). A classic German brewery that knows what they are doing. Hofbrau was the dominant brand when I visited Munich in the 1970s and this shows why they are so popular.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of tone77
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bananas and spices. Taste is good, banana and spices, very flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fine quality beer.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a Horbrau weiss beer glass. Beer is yellow and hazy, almost making it brown, with a soft white head of tiny bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Moderate to high carbonation, head has some retention to it.

Aroma is strong and banana-y, lots of bananas up in this guy.

Beer is wet, that's the best descriptor to it, not dry, wet. It is mildly sweet, nice fruit ester presence in the midpalate without any bubblegum esters or anything like that. The finish is wet and completely absent of any bitterness, a great hefe. I'd have it again.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Finally, a real weizen that’s made it this far west without becoming skunked. Oh how I’ve missed these flavors. Banana, bubblegum, cloves, weizen through and through. Only knocks against this are: bottle is too small to fill my half liter weizen glass, body is a bit thin and no sediment. Solid hefe, tastes great!

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden and quite cloudy. Huge white head with nice retention.

Smell: lots of wheat and malt; no fruit or hops character at all. It's still quite good.

Taste: slightly bitter with a very nice malt and wheat flavor. A very solid and tasty hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice level of carbonation. Quite good.

Drinkability: extremely drinkable. A light beer with solid flavor and character.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep murky dark straw hue with a full fist full of foamy white head. There was excellent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a strong yeasty/wheaty aroma with the expected hints of clove and banana. Light citrus aroma as well.

The taste was a very fresh wheatiness. Much fresher tasting than most German Hefes. A nice spiceiness is detected as well.

The mouthfeel was very chewy and finished quite dry.

Overall a very drinkable and fresh tasting hefe. In my opinion, a very underrated hefe.

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Photo of WesWes
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry pilsner and wheat malt scent along with a very mild hefe yeast aroma. It has the character of a Bohemian pilsner, but with a touch of banana and clove. The taste is decent as well. It has a bone dry pale and wheat malt flavor. The yeast character is more pronounced in the taste, but there is a slight metallic off-flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinking hefe, but it's a little too tame for my liking.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a half-liter of this on sale for $1.69, so I gave this a trial run. On to the beer:

A clearer hefeweizen, it pours white. Light blonde in color, not quite as cloudy, big head, and still sexy! The smell is dominated by yeast, ripe fruit, and subtle spice. Phenols in the taste are light with a lemon zest. There is a touch of tart and malted wheat in the flavor. If you're looking for a cleaner hefeweizen, this would be a good one to look at.

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Photo of dar482
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Hofbräu Münchner Weisse from Hofbräuhaus München
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,163 ratings
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