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Hopf Dunkle Weisse - Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-13-2002)
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Photo of Padron4KM
2.73/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bomber, no freshness date.
Pours out cloudy caramel color, with a 2" tan head.
Caramel aromas mixed with some banana and wheat, a little sourness in there too.
Flavors are mostly tart lemon, with a little chalkyness, and some spice.
eh, just okay.

Padron4KM, May 28, 2005
Photo of ronniebruner
2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is one of those beers that look and smell great, but when you actually try to drink it, it leaves a bit to be desired. It pours a beautiful golden brown color, has an excellent malty aroma as well. But when you drink it, the taste is bitter and it is very chunky beer. I was a bit disappointed in this one, but hey, it could of been alot worse!

ronniebruner, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of clickpush
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pour: 1pint 9oz bottle to tulip. Enters the glass with a huge head, about half the glass - everything above the crest of the bulb. This is a foggy, dark brown beer with a gorgeous off-white head that clings to the sides of the glass as the middle disappears.

Nose: Bananas and spicy yeastiness. The aromas of the wheat and malts make this beer smell sweet and bready, but not altogether delicious. Also smells a little acidic.

Mouth: My first reaction is to the sourness of the beer (ech!) but it also comes in with a banana-nut bread taste and a good, tingly smooth mouthfeel and a toffee flavored finish. This beer had a lot of potential, but is ruined by an unacceptable acidic trait that numbs the back of the tongue and cheeks to any other flavors that might be present.

Would not buy this beer again, even if it does look beautiful in its glass.

clickpush, May 11, 2006
Photo of shwami
3/5  rDev -18.7%

shwami, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of stcules
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, almost a stout color. Creamy head, cappuccino colored.
At the smell a decent weizen, with banana notes, malt, wheat, cloves. Besides the appearance, it can seem almost a regular weizen hell.
Weven in the start of the taste, typical weizen notes.
In the aftertaste the malt and caramel notes are stronger.
Anyway, good beer.

stcules, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of chefscott79
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really found myself wanting more flavor from this beer...needs more roasted malt flavor....or wheat flavor
I also did not find too much of the clove or bananna flavors that I have known and loved about german wheat beers...
The malt flavor went quickly...and finished with a semi minerally dry finish....
would match with foods well but....soooo many better beers out there...why drink this?

chefscott79, Oct 25, 2007
Photo of CRJMellor
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a thick, cloudy chestnut color. Big, foamy, bright white head recedes but leaves no lace on the glassware.
Aromas of caramel, clove and light bubblegum are detected.
Flavor has some spicy yeast with some cloves gives way to a mineral water and somewhat vacant body.
Mouthfeel has some spicy hints but overall very dull, vacant and watery. Mineral water notes are a little off-putting.
Drinkability is average. Nothing bad to note here but absolutely nothing that stands out.

CRJMellor, Nov 04, 2004
Photo of BeerManDan
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When poured, it was amber in color with some foam and a little lace. The smel was fruity, with a hint of some spice. The taste was dyr in the palate, fruity and had some spice. Not overly found of this Dunkle Weisse. Sort of a flat taste on the finish.

BeerManDan, Nov 23, 2003
Photo of magictrokini
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours opaque brown with a thick, foamy, rocky off-white head. Metallic wheat aroma, with only a small amount of clove and bubblegum. Sour wheat taste at first, but after 2-3 pulls, it gets a nice cereal taste with a good amount of banana. I've had better, but this is not that bad.

magictrokini, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of dbalsock
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a maroon brown with abundant off white/vanilla head in a weizen glass. The head retention was very poor and the carbonation was weak.

Smell: Noble hop characteristics poke through a sweet malty backbone. It's a little smokey and a little caramelly.

Taste: Very sweet from the smokey caramel, and low profile chocolate malt. Slight banana, but less present than I'm used to. The hops are interesting and strange, but don't contradict the malt despite being kinda intense.

Mouthfeel: Thick bodied for a wheat beer, but still smooth, with very low bitterness. The carbonation feels active on the tongue.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to drink, but the aftertaste kinda weirds me out. I would be happy to have it on tap, but it's too average to get another bottle of when there are so many other brews to try.

dbalsock, Jul 02, 2007
Photo of JamnesCameron
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Franziskaner weisse beer glass. Pours a cloudy deep brown color with a big tan head. Head drops after a few minutes to about a half pinkie's worth of foam.

Aromas of chocolate, banana, and light clove. Good malt sweetness, no hop aroma.

Flavors of grainy wheat, banana, good carbonic bite. All the flavors are there, but no very pronounced, a little weak. A little on the minerally side. Finish is short, with a deep caramel maltiness.

Mouthfeel is light, almost watery, with a good prickle from carbonation.

Overall, not a bad beer, not a great beer. There are many much better options for a Dunkel. But I don't think you'd go wrong giving it a try.

JamnesCameron, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of jmtpi
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

jmtpi, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of RoyFokker
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

RoyFokker, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Luiz0930
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

JoeMans, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of kornkid8600
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

kornkid8600, May 12, 2013
Photo of watchnerd
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottled.

Poured it into a pilsener glass, leaving a tan, foamy, 3 finger head, that settled down into a thing 3 mm layer of foam with lacing on the side.

Aroma was barely there, a slight whiff of wheat, but not nearly as complex and aromatic as the Franziskaner dunkel-weiss from Spaten.

Taste, likewise, was well short of what a really great dunkel-weiss can offer, lacking wheatiness, yeastiness, fruitiness and only a tiny hint of malt. It's actually almost devoid of noteworthy character, and quite forgetable.

Mouthfeel is a bit better, with a lively carbonation that gives it a bit of fizz, which is a gift considering the uninspired taste.

Drinkability is quite high: it's quaffable, has so little character you can drink it like water, and the relatively low ABV means you won't hit your limit too soon. But, really, why would you, when there are so many better dunkel-weiss beers to be had?

I actually poured the rest of the bottle out, not because it was bad, but because I have other, better things to drink than this.

watchnerd, Jan 30, 2008
Photo of Fillpott
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this to compare it to the Franziskaner Dunkelweisse. It was served from a bottle into a pint glass. It poured a cloudy, opaque, brown/caramel color w/ an offwhite head. The smell was wheaty and even sour. The taste was clean and a little sour. The taste wasn't very impressive or complex. I would have almost said insipid, but after letting it warm a little, it gave more flavor. It had good drinkability because it was refreshing and not heavy.

Fillpott, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of Boilermaker88
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy dark brown with a good-sized resilient, creamy off-white head. Large volume of carbonation coming up from the bottom.
Heavy sweet smell of bready malt and dark fruits, with a fainter aroma of banana and clove.
Taste had a kind of bananabread flavor with some prune and clove flavors added in. Not as robust in taste as I would have expected after smelling it.
Feel was rather thin and light with a raw edge to it.
Overall, I was impressed with the attractiveness and smell of this beer. However, I thought it to be coming up short on taste and feel.

Boilermaker88, Sep 13, 2003
Photo of avalon07
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a dark brown color and a murky texture. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular aroma of wheat, banana, and some malt.

T: Tasted of wheat, that bubblegum quality common to wheat beers, banana, caramel, and some mild spices. The main problem with the flavor isn't the ingredients, but rather the fact that it's too thin and weak. Could have been better.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, crisp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Definitely a wildly uneven beer. Had some good qualities, but somehow fell short.

avalon07, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Tupperwolf
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out that dark cloudy root-beer brown Dunkelweizen color that I love - the head starts to build long before I start to right the beer. Don't forget the yeast! I wasn't able to get it all in there, unfortunately, as my swirlings fluffified the liquid left in the bottle.

Smells like slightly sour but honeyish malts; Wheat, slightly caramelly, but with a very small skunky twinge.

Body is kind of thin; Twangy weizen flavors, banana, caramel, and clove.

Again, kind of thin; This has the proper carbonation, but the body of the beer isn't as plump as I like my weizens to be.

A good choice for an easy to drink beer, but if you've got the chance to grab another Dunkel like Franziskaner or Erdinger, it's probably worth the extra few cents.

Tupperwolf, Jan 14, 2006
Photo of theopholis
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Dark cherry with an off-white head. Practiaclly no lace, which would be nice.

Aroma- Sweet, malty, wheaty with elements of over-ripe banana. Smells great.

Taste- Doesn't taste anything like it smells. Like lightly toasted barley and a sour, tangy wheat. Slightly astringent, which seems oddly to fit well. A hint of pine nuts in there to.

Body- Average body for the style. A tad over-carboanted tho.

Drinkability- Like I said earlier, a tad astringent, but not bad overall.

theopholis, Feb 10, 2007
Photo of ikantspel
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

long bottle served into an oblong glass

pours this nutty brown color that leaves a tan head.

heavenly malty yeast, spice and banana in the nose

light grains, malts, clean light finish

this beer leaves a little to be desired. looks and smells wonderful but when you taste it kinda falls flat. not that its not any good just wish the flavor profile matched the look/smell

ikantspel, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of moulefrite
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown with orange hues, good creamy head with ample retention. Aromas of cooked caramel, sweet malt and banana as well as some barnyarn/gamey notes. Somewhat fat in the mouth while soft in texture with mild carbonation. Flavors are a bit gamey and very nutty with some husky and caramal malt flavors. The beer finishes mildly watery.

moulefrite, Aug 01, 2004
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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Hopf Dunkle Weisse from Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.