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Hopf Dunkle Weisse - Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

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BA SCORE
84
good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

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 cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL classic German bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy brown with a firm tan head, good retention and lace. A nice looking dunkelweisse.

S: Great bready German malt with bubblegum and clove.

T: Good malt flavour, not as complex as I thought'd be from the nose. Nice clove and herbal play mid-palate, but very much a malt driven beer.

M: Medium-bodied, a tad chalky with a nice little acidity. Easy but firm carbonation.

O: The early promise of the nose was a letdown in the taste, but this is still a solid beer. The price is a problem, it's pretty much the most expensive dunkelweisse on the shelf, and it's not the best so it's hard to make it a repeat buy even though I like the beer.

Halcyondays, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of rtepiak
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a dunkelweiss that doesn't seem to turn over as often as most. Not suprised at the score for the sake of freshness. I sure to not appreciate a tanin funky hef too. Its a real shame.

This was liquid apple pie. Brown pour. Nice head. About 4 finger in hef glass. Nose of apples and hef yeast. Palate and feel is quite nice. Apples and crisp end both dry from hopping and mineral with a toasty malt note. Although once the carbonation goes its a very plain drink. First half was better than the second. And thats saying a long seeing a good hef is for the thirsty.

rtepiak, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice medium brown pour with a slight reddish touch to the sides yielded a nice head of off white that stuck to the sides of the glass fairly well as it trickled down. aroma is nice and earthy with touches of roasted nuts and caramel coming through as it warms. nice deep flavor, nothing over the top but nice and consistent for the style, about what i would expect from them. deep sweet malts are driven home in the finish with a long taste of caramel that really just drives it home.

mikesgroove, Apr 28, 2011
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 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 chickencoop
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- deep brown with a chunky thick guinness tan head.
S - chocalate banana, much sweeter than I expected.
T - typical weiss with a malty overtone, a little watery on the M - mouthfeel, but very balanced and a clean finish.
This is a very D - drinkable beer, and a grat option for weiss drinker that want the malt, solid beer.

chickencoop, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy dark brownish amber in color and poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away. A high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are light aromas of banana, clove and wheat in the nose.
T: The overall taste is very similar to the smell and also has some associated sweetness and caramel flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly; it is quite sessionable.

metter98, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of eggland
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tops Liquor, Phoenix, AZ

a - nice dark brown

s - clean, not too much on fragrances

t - smooth, a clean light dark beer, not too much of a kicker.

m - clean and nice

d - very easy going down, always a pleasure...

This was my first Hopf, I will try others!

eggland, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of tetonka4kzoo
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown aggressive pour from bottle in pint glass. Tan colored two finger head.

A pleasant wheat smell. Smells nutty and sweet.

A nice balance of wheat and hops. It has a roasted nutty taste. Sweet banana and malts add to the fruitiness.

Medium-bodied and kind of creamy. It's a tasty and drinkable dunkel. Came recommended from Tiffany's.

tetonka4kzoo, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of crossovert
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

Pours into my Weizen glass an amberish brown with a high slightly tannish off white head that billows above the rim.

It smells darker and fruitier than a normal hefe. But underneath that amped up fruitiness is the classic banana and clove combo.

It tastes lightly nutty and roasty with also the banana and clove and a hint of lemon. Pretty much normal hefe with a dash of dark malt flavors. It is very tasty.

The mouthfeel could be better, it is a bit on the watery side and sould use more of that full creamy weizen bier texture.

Overall this is a solid brew, I don't see it around much but it is pretty good.

crossovert, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of NoahSYGG
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is average for a wheat beer, golden brown darker than most hefeweizen. Aroma of the beer gives off hints of fresh banana bread and date nut bread. Not overpowering but very pleasant.

Front is very sweet, with a light taste of banana and a very slight taste of alcohol that is surprisingly pleasant and mixes well with the beer. A big banana flavor with a citrus mixed in for the mid palate and a nice yeasty finish.

This beer was recommended to me at Bierkraft in Brooklyn and I must say it does not disappoint. Overall this is an excellent beer and I recommend it to anyone who likes hefeweizens.

NoahSYGG, Dec 05, 2009
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 danielharper
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown/black appearance, thick brown foamy head that sticks around. Very nice presentation for a dunkel.

Smell: Dark roasty aroma. Malty, slightly nutty. Hints of citrus in the back.

Taste: Strong citrusy yeast up-front, with a dark roast back end and a dry aftertaste. Sweet, refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Thin body, low carbonation, low hops. Pretty standard for a dunkelweizen.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable. Not as nice as some other dunkelweizens, but decent.

danielharper, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of NorCalYeti
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

taste- lively, fresh, complex

color- deep amber brown

clarity- clear

smell- hint of hop, fresh pear and banana

body- medium-full

appearance- off-white head

overall impression- lively beer, firm and smooth with a restrained dryness

notes- solid beer

NorCalYeti, Oct 13, 2009
Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rather decent Dunkleweisse, but nothing special. pours ark brown with offwhite head. Nose is fairly active with some traditional banana/clove of the regular Hefe, but also some fresh baked brownbread maltiness. Palate is somewhat thin bodied, but the fruity flavors come through as well. Nothing spectacular but not worth passing up either.

yemenmocha, Jul 14, 2009
Photo of bigbelcher
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy brown color with a thick billowing head. Really good lacing. Aroma is basically predominantly bananna with some roasted malt. The body is medium. Good carbonation. The flavor is a combination of soft chocolate malt with wheat beer fruitiness. It's very well balanced. A good dark wheat beer.

bigbelcher, Feb 25, 2009
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 mrasskicktastic
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A - A massive pillowy head with no intent to subside sit over a very cloudy deep brown brew.

S - Faint bananas, caramel, cloves, hints of pears and faint earthy yeast.

T - A deep earthy malty flavor with a hint of cloves and very faint chicory. The aftertaste is a strong earthy malty bitterness. It is nice.

M - A tad astringent, medium to thick body. Refreshing.

D - A nice brew. Malty and pleasant, very true to style. If I crave a dunkel, I will likely have this again.

mrasskicktastic, Mar 10, 2008
Photo of monkeybeer
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours cloudy medium boron with a nice head, and almost no lacing.

S- Smell is a mix of a lot of aromas wheat, banana, dried fruits and also sweet characteristics.

T/M- Very mild with not bitterness definite taste of banana and clove

D- Very drinkable, nice balanced wheat would defiantly buy this one again. There might be some better Dunkles out there but this is one not to pass up.

monkeybeer, Mar 05, 2008
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 Gueuzedude
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well carbonated, an easy pour produces an initially three-finger thick, amber-tinged, tan colored head that rests on top of a murky, dark, brownish, concentrated amber colored brew. When held up to the light the beer shows tons of carbonation bubbles as well as a hazy, ruby hue and the head even leaves some spotty lacing as it subsides, but never dissipates. Appetizing aromatic notes of bananas, pear, definite clove and a touch of juicy-fruit are noticed up front. After resting a bit a distinct, sweet, cooked apple notes becomes quite noticeable. Behind these notes is a crusty, toasted bread note, browned-crushed soda crackers and a touch of grassy wheat. I am quite surprised how distinctly fruity this is; it is nice, but a bit atypical.

Soft and creamy feeling up front, but the biting, zippy carbonation soon kicks in and keeps this fairly light as it flows across the palate. The beer is fairly dry, especially for a Dunkle, but does this without coming off as thin. Lightly tart as wheat beers often are, this accentuates an apple like fruit note as well as a touch of apricots. This fruitiness is not as distinct as the aroma was. The beer finishes with a characteristic phenolic character reminiscent of cloves; it is actually a bit spicy when coupled with the zesty carbonation. Also in the finish is a dusty, slightly grassy malt / grain character that is pretty nice, though hard to notice at times. There is also a touch of toasted malt character in the long finish.

As the beer warms a bit a touch of dusty cocoa flavors start to come out, but only just a hint. This is a tasty Dunkle Weizen; it is not a prototypical example, but I like that balance it strikes between fruit & phenolics. Definitely an enjoyable brew. The tartness makes this quite easy drinking.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Gueuzedude, Jan 11, 2008
Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After having it's lighter brother back in the summer, I now turn to the dark side of Hopf. On the label it says "Die Spezialität aus dunklem Malz", roughly translating to "the specialty of dark malts". On to the beer:

Pours out a deep caramel color, settling in the glass as murky brown. In the aroma, there are notes of apple cider and spice. Caramel and raisins appear as it warms. Unfortunately they don't really meld together. As for the taste, it's a smooth taste, one which tends to be more apple dominant. Bitterness is very low, with the spice providing the balance to the apple. Light feel of alcohol is felt when the beer lands in the stomach. Overall, it does the job.

DoubleJ, Nov 28, 2007
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
Hopf Dunkle Weisse from Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.