Hofbrau Munchner Weisse

Tonight, Katie and her daughter came over. After hanging out with this kid a bunch of times, I can’t imagine how much energy I had at 4 and a half. We had an impromptu dance party and I think I got more of a workout from that than I would have if we hit up the gym. I was legitimately sweating by the end of it. But, it was an absolute blast. So, it’s definitely beer time now.

ABV: 5.1%

Style: Hefeweizen

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Once upon a time, Weissbier could only be brewed by ducal privilege. Hofbräuhaus enjoyed this exclusive right for nearly 200 years, thus holding a monopoly on Weissbier in Bavaria. But even without a monopoly, Hofbräu Hefe Weizen is a really special kind of beer. Characterized by its sparkling rich foam and naturally by its unforgettable refreshing and fruity taste. It is brewed according to an ancient tradition and offers an alcoholic content of approximately 5.1% by volume. Savor the pure, refreshing enjoyment!”

Random: I loved introducing the kid to Michael Jackson. She was seriously rocking out to it.

This brew poured with a thick, two finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow color with generous carbonation visible through the cloudiness. The nose had lemon, some yeast and a bit of skunkiness. I really didn’t get the normal banana notes that I’m used to from a hefeweizen. On the first sip, this definitely did not seem like a hefeweizen. I first got the skunkiness that was in the nose on the taste. Then, I got some citrus brightness to it, but it was relatively subtle for the style. There was no banana on this at all. The yeast came out a little bit on the end. The body was medium thickness with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick and unremarkable. Honestly, probably one of the least impressive beers of the style I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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