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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12406) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Tap at Newport. Cloudy amber color with medium white head. Aroma and flavor was sweet wheat with strong banana finish. Drinkable brew for midwest tate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Pours a hazy dark yellow with a medium white head. Quick lacing. The aroma is very wheaty and a little floral. Slick body with a wheat flavor along with a little citrus. Finish is clean and wheaty as well. Average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft. Orange, banana, clove, and wheat malt aroma. Murky golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange-banana, clove, and wheat malt flavor. Nice body. A very nice beer - happy to have a solid Hefeweizen I can get anytime I’m having withdrawals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
500ml on tap at Newport Hofbrauhaus. Beauitful totally hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head, leaves good ropes and bits of lace. Medium body. Smooth, crisp, light to moderate carbonation. A good, more full mouthfeel, and a lightly dry finish. Good balance of wheat, banana, and light clove flavors. Hint of vanilla. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. Tasty, well-done hefeweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Draught at the brewery. Has a proper hefeweizen appearance: soft and cloudy yellow colored body with a tall white head. Sour esters in the nose, with some celery and lactic notes. Funky sour cheese and banana flavors abound in this hefeweizen, and it actually tastes a little strange compared to style definitions. Not the classic German hefeweizen, but still tasty and certainly drinkable. Funky is a good word for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8682) - 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 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - 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 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7113) - Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Draft to taster at Hofbrauhaus. This is known as "Hefe Weizen" on the menu now. Looks good for the style; a hazy gold with white lacing. Smells solid; banana and clove. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as pleasant or balanced. Average on the palate. Not bad.

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