Hofbrauhaus Newport Hefe Weizen
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Back in 1602 Weissbier could only be brewed by ducal privilege. It was Munich’s first Hefe Weizen. 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 distinguished 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! FOR OVER 400 YEARS A CLASSIC FAVORITE! Type: Top-fermented Wheat Beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2767) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 29, 2012
Half liter draft - pours like light honey with rich white head and pretty lacing. Nose is banana. Flavor adds the malty wheat qualities. Sweet with a hint of bitterness. I can’t wait for November so I can have their weizenbock for my birthday! I haven’t had a good Hefeweizen in a while and this might make me look for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12128) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
on tap-pours a thin off white head and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is clove, some wheat. Taste is clove, some wheat. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a thick white head. Aroma of lemon and bready malt. Flavor of light clove, sweet fruit Inc banana, and bready malts. Light palate, not too spiced with more emphasis on the bready malts, very drinkable. Good stuff! 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Hazed almost tan with creamy white head and lace. Huge clove, light banana, and wheat. Wheaty malt, paper and a herbal bitter. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
On tap at Hofbrauhaus Newport, March 2010. Hazy yellow/orange colour. Light fruity ester aroma. Quite strong clove and lemon flavour. Not too sweet or bubble gum. Clean and refreshing. A decent rendition. This is a Winter seasonal? Shurely shome mishtake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 TAP @ Newport: cloudy yellow/gold pour, foamy white head. Sweet aroma with wheat, banana, and clove. Smooth taste with flavor similar to the aroma, very nice. Slightly less body than the Weizenbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ContemplateBeer (1973) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Sweet banana nose with some cloves. Appearance of opaque gold with creamy head. Flavor of banana, clove and tart apple. Palate was lively. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Draft liter at Hofbrauhaus Newport. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma of clove, wheat, citrus, banana, yeast, and floral notes. Flavor is banana, clove, wheat, citrus. Medium bodied, smooth, sweet, and just a spot-on hefeweizen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (7870) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Unfortunately I didn’t take down good tasting notes beyond the numbers for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2009
Super cloudy golden and light brown on the pour. The head was short, white and fizzy. The aroma was lots of clove with yeast, malt and some hops. The flavor was clove, spices, yeast, citrus and wheat. The mouthfeel was almost medium in body. Enjoyable for what it is actually.

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