Hofbräu München – Münchner Weisse


The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich’s famous “hofbrauhaus”, was founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V. It was originally founded as the brewery to the old Royal Residence, which at that time was situated just around the corner from where the beer hall stands today in Germany. Maximilian I, Wilhelm’s son and heir, did not care much for the popular Braunbier, which was the dark and heavy brown beer. So, in the beginning of the 17th century Maximilian I turned the brewery’s focus onto wheat beers and forbade all other private breweries to brew wheat beer thus creating a monopoly.

I bought this unfiltered weissbier from a wine shop in Rieti, Italy at the price of 4,5 Euro for a 500 ml bottle at 5,1%.

Good looking yellow and orange in the colour.

Medium head with a fine top that disperses slowly.

Sweet fruit and with a hint of hops in the aroma.

Good CO2, sweet fruit with clear taste of banana, balanced, long after taste full of spices and generally a heavy feeling to it.

Overall rating 84 / 100

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