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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany
hofbraeuhaus.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 08-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
420
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
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12
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

the green bottles don't do this any favors. a few of my sixer were skunked out a little bit, but this is a quality brew when handled correctly. the pour is a familiar cloudy pale yellow with a faint orangey hue and a bold white foamy head, thick with nice retention. the nose is clove and banana from the yeast, again, true to style. there is some more hops in the flavor of this than in some other german versions, which makes it a little snappy in the finish. I like that feature a lot, as no sugar really is detectable. I also like that the abv of this beer isn't 4.something, which I often find to be a negative feature of some of the german imports. easy drinking and chock full of flavor. there is a creamy texture to this, and its fuller bodied for the style. overall I think I probably like the paulaner version better, but this is a quality brew by any measure. just be careful of the green bottles that have spent too much time under florescents!

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hofbräu München Hofbräu Hefe Weizen
,33l green glass bottle, dated "L 268 M 11:01"

Appearance: Hazy, not cloudy yellow-gold body beneath a head of bright white foam. Lacing and retention are just about average for a Bavarian Weizen.

Smell: Wheaty malt, yeasty phenolics of bubblegum/clove and mild banana, fruit... some of which is citrus.

Taste: As the aroma suggests. The malt is delicately sweet, and threaded through with a nice balance of yeasty phenolics. More banana appears but it's still not strong, and the other fruits found in the nose are stronger as well (apple, blackberry, some orange... there's a bit of pith as well as tart juice). There's a bit of plastic, or "Band-Aid" as well, and that helps to balance it as it's only moderately bitter. Upfront you find the malt, infused with phenols and fruit, followed by a more sugary-sweetness as it warms across the middle, and then finally, there's residual plastic, a pinch of pepper, dull clove, muted green banana, and a hint of yeasty chalkiness and citrus pith in the surprisingly dry finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium-light, and the carbonation level is elevated and bristling with very-fine bubbles. As it warms it foams in the mouth giving the illusion that it's fuller bodied than it is, and becoming slightly creamy.

Overall: It's kind of hard to fault except for the head retention and lacing. I think it sits halfway between the more phenolic and dry character of Weihenstephaner and one of the more sweet-banana versions. In that sense, it seems as if it would suit anyone who enjoys the style. I personally find the delicate spice and pepper quite nice, and really refreshing. On a hot summer day in the sun I'd most likely choose this over the more formidable maltly sweetness of a Franziskaner. A distinct, overlooked gem that's at least worth trying.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the green 11.2 fl oz. bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Classic creamy off white colored head on the pour, nothing booming or large like a classic Hefe, but manages a half finger puck. Classic body color, not too dull or bright, opaque but a dull apricot orange and yellow, with lots of micro fine carbonation.

Classic hefe nose. A real great solid aroma that is nicely spicy and aromatic. Mild banana and nutmeg sweetness. Hints of cream a bit as well. A real nice simple and very enjoyable nose and we have luckily also avoided the skunk monster.

Real nice simple palate. Spicy hits bubblegum like aftertaste for the flavor. Mid palate washes in a mild chewy malt density with tangy notes of lemon and bubblegum controlled sweetness but not overly so. Some spiced after phenols more on the nutmeg side of sweetness and staying away from hot and classic brown spice. Nice hints of lemon and lime like finish to match. Palate comes into more lighter body with not a good chewy wheat depth but still pretty solid.

This really surprised me, for such an assuming small bottle, and it's packaging. A nice little hefe that comes off with some real surprising character.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of wheat, sweet malt, citrus, hint of coriander, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of hop, and slight citrus. Overall, good appearance, feel, aroma, body, and blend. Nothing extraordinary, but a very solid Hefeweizen.

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I really need to just stop trying to drink beers out of green bottles

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a different beer than the previous hefeweizens from this brewery. This version has an ABV of 5.4 and I believe it is a new release.

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma is basic hefeweizen with lots of bananas and cloves. The flavor is bananas, cloves and wheat. Pretty basic and as expected, but very well executed. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of puboflyons
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 330 ml. green bottle. Sampled on August 22, 2015.

Cloudy straw yellow pour under a huge white, foamy head that fades back.

Aroma of toasted wheat, sweetness, grass, and even a hint of lemon.

Smooth, light to medium body,

Delicious sweet toastiness that I expect from a German Hefe that ends clean and slightly dry.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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