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Hofbrau Hefe Weisse Dunkel | Hofbräuhaus München

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hofbräuhaus München
Germany | website

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 05-29-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
54
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
30.52%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed 12 oz. at Beer Revolution. A reddish murky brown, about as dark as some North American brewed weizenbocks, with an unassuming tan head. Smells like the expected banana and clove yeast flavors, with the banana predominating, along with smooth caramel and a tinge of citrus rind. This was just what the doctor ordered after recently trying some fairly sour dunkelweizens that underachieved in the malt department, a nice rich malt complexity, almost smoky, with subtle dried apricot notes ... Potent yet refined. Very banana-forward, with clove present as well but relatively downplayed. I do not taste much in the way of citrus but there is an earthy root cellar spice in the finish. Not super sticky or thick but does have some chew, and pleasingly enough the spice builds on the palate as you go, drying things out and providing a nice contrast to the rich malty and fruity beginning and middle. This is how this style ought to be executed ... Says the non-German amateur beer geek. If nothing else I try to pay close attention, and this was well worth the mental effort.

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Photo of MattWatson37
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jdkitchi
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Cramerican
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedvagen
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MeLikeyDaBeers
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of lefty
4.77/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer on-tap originally at the Hofbrauhaus in Germany and then again at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas. You simply cannot find this beer at any store (in the US) outside of going to one of the Hofbrauhaus restaurants.

Simply put, this is the best beer I have ever had. I sure some of it had to do with how fresh it was in Munich, but everything about this beer is nearly perfect.

The color is a deep brown and it almost looks like it would be extremely heavy like a dopplebock. However, when it hits your lips, you can almost not believe how light and flavorful it is, and it is so smooth on the palate.

I have bought many a dunkle weiss in the states and have been unable to find anything close to how good this beer is. If you ever come across this beer, do yourself a favor and order a full liter.

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Photo of jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of adityashekhar
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bskrtz
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L) Hazy cola brown, suspended yeast, puffy head dissipates quickly
S) Banana, sweet citrus fruit, mild spice and mild esters. Classic German Heffe
T) Sweet caramel, banana & clove. Delicious
F) Surprisingly light and smooth. Ample carbonation with bottle conditioned fizz
O) Outstanding example of the dunkel weisse category. Unfortunately hard to find but worth the effort

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acelin
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at an Austrian restaurant in Kansas City, on draft.

Pours a dark brown, with a small off white head.

Faint clove and overly ripe banana, however, not a lot of nose to this beer.

Certainly more clove and less banana than other Bavarian dunkelweizens I've had. A little more of the base malts coming through, slightly sweet.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deliciously complex yet delightlfully smooth wheat beer that gives new flavors with each and every sip, but without weighing heavy on the palate or stomach.

Pouring a dark rust color, somewhere between brown and garnet, and with significant yeaty haze. A dense off-white head tops the beer in a mousse-like texture and proves to withstand the session well, while lacing all the while.

Sweet bready wheat notes permiate the nose, along with the fruity/spicy balance of banana, clove, apples, white pepper, appricots, and lemon-like citrus. Medium caramel sweetness and light toast also accompany the ever evolving aromas.

Bready and malty sweet, the wheat makes a big impact with a rich yeasty taste of fresh baked breads, vanilla, almonds, and cookie dough. Caramel, bread crust and light toast give a nutty taste to complement the sweetness. Banana esters are high and dictate the fruity esters, but also allow for rounded esters of apples, appricots, and citrus peel to follow. Low in hops, only an herbal balance of clove, white pepper, and lemongrass offer a much needed reprieve from malty sweetness.

Rich and fuller bodied to start, the early creaminess is high. As carbonation subsides the wheaty malt textures usher the beer into a minty-dry and semi-crisp finish. Banana and caramel linger just a touch, giving a memory of taste while awaiting the next sip.

A classic Dunkelweizen that favors banana esters and malty sweetness over hop balance and acidity. A great variance to many of the the more zesty or lemony wheat beers out there.

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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.97/5  rDev +23.3%

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