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Hopf Dunkle Weisse - Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

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BA SCORE
84
good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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DoubleJ

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2007 05:29:01 | More by DoubleJ
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 01:33:13 | More by Gueuzedude
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

(Served in an weizen glass)

A- This beer has a warm opaque hazel brown body with a thick creamy light tan head that turns rocky that last and last. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- This beer has a nice toasted dry malt aroma with a faint banana hint. As it warms there is a soft caramel sweetness that comes through.

T- The taste of dark roasted malt with a soft black roasted malt in the background. The finish is a slight dry carbonic acid note with a clean finish. As it warms there is a faint cherry tanginess and a club soda hint as it warms.

M- There is a light mouthfeel with a big fizz in the finish. There is a slight watery note that comes through as it warms.

D- This beer is very smooth with some good dark flavors with no notes of hops but the big fizz cleans up the finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2006 04:15:16 | More by rhoadsrage
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, dark fruit, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a better smell than flavor in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 22:10:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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WetCoaster

California

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Golden brown, clear, with a pillowy off-white head. Balloons up and has decent retention.

Smell:Nice; a tasty combination of malt, yeast spice, banana and clove. Sweet and dense.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Meh. Thin, crisp mouthfeel. The smell really doesn't translate to the flavor; it's pretty thin, a bit bitter, mildly malty, just mild, period. Finishes sugary bitter dry wheaty... yeah.

Drinkability: Dud of a style, by and large and this is no exception.It looks a lot better than it tastes. More than adequate, less than spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2005 06:35:41 | More by WetCoaster
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mickeymac

California

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pouring a funky sewage brown, it has an off white head that disappears quickly. The usual banana and clove smells are in there but in lesser amounts than others of the style. The same holds true for the taste. It's not unpleasant, but it's a bit on the light side in the taste and also in the mouthfeel. Despite these drawbacks it-like most other weissbiers-goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2003 18:33:49 | More by mickeymac
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keilerdunkel

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On the pour, this is exactly what I expect with a dunkel weiss. A large fluffy white head atop a cloudy dark brown beer. Don't forget to swirl the last 1/4 of the beer to get all the good hefe! It has a nice combination of malt and banana/clove esters on the aroma. The taste is somewhat disapointing. Its a little thinner than I would have expected with how it looks and smells, but it does have a malt/clove taste with the hops being very subtle in the the background. It did have a noticible metallic taste for the 1st half, but I do have to say it improved as I drank it.

Overall, very drinkable. Not the best example of the style but above average.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2004 19:09:19 | More by keilerdunkel
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danielharper

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 03:43:20 | More by danielharper
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 02:07:40 | More by mikesgroove
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2012 17:37:43 | More by JohnK17
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-14-2013 03:32:37 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-29-2011 21:43:53 | More by cdwil
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy, dark copper body; good, long lasting head

Aroma: yeasty, spicy; normal German Wheat aroma profile.

Taste: Spicy; malty; quenching

Remarks: shortened notes due to having it at a party

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 13:45:15 | More by IchLiebeBier
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shivtim

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy deep brown/black, with a 1" off-white foamy head that fades gradually. Looks tasty. Nose is sweet bananas, cloves, and wheat. A bit of spiciness comes through on warming, but mostly it's sweet bananas. Taste is more bananas, some grains, and spicy sweetness. Fits the style, a bit above average but not exceptional. Mouthfeel is good, it's tangy and foamy. Maybe a bit thin. Drinkability is great, this is a good agreeable summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 05:54:34 | More by shivtim
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-27-2014 23:56:00 | More by Latarnik
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-26-2013 23:31:20 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Zorro

California

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark brown brew.

Smell is a big whiff of dunkel bananas and bubble gum. Other smells like spices are present too.

Taste is mostly spice. Not to sweet and the Banana taste practically punches you in the nose.

Mouthfeel is watery.

Very drinkable, just it isn't the top beer of its kind.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2004 06:33:56 | More by Zorro
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rtepiak

Poland

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 16:37:02 | More by rtepiak
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crossovert

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 16:34:58 | More by crossovert
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 Pint, 0.9 fl.oz [500ml] brown glass bottle. Compared to the two other bottles I picked up (the Helle Weiße and Weißer Bock), the Dunkle Weiße has a generic appearance. The Dunkle Weiße has a cream colored label with a dark brown border with a color coordinated crown cap. The neck label has the words ‘Dunkle Weiße Wheat Beer’. The Main label has the word ‘Hopf’ in large black font with the words ‘Helle Weiße’ underneath in brown text. No strength or freshness listed, but I know this was fresh to the Store.

Appearance: Dark brown, but lucid with a light haze. Massive tan head when first poured into my 0,5l sahm Erdinger Glass, and appropriate vessel I thought. Lots of finely dissolved carbon dioxide in this one, nice supportive levels of conditioning in this one. Some light lacing after each swallow but it slides down back into the liquid mass after a short pause and bolsters the head which has good staying power throughout.

Nose: Smells a little like the whiff you get when you open those little packets of brown sugar before you pout the contents into your Coffee. Malty nose with some sweet caramel traits. Some banana-toffee and very light hint of cloves in the back end with a very delicate hint of malty-aniseed.

Taste: Malty start with some light toffee and caramel. Fruity middle with a delicate banana and clove balance. Chewy tastes that are not thick but they are wholesome. Delicate bitterness and a light spice feel in the short yeasty malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Rather average feel, nothing surprising given its Wheat Beer style and 5% alcohol by volume. It starts crisp and clean then builds into a creamy feel as the beer is swirled and swallowed.

Drinkability: Nothing heavy about this one, so it is rather easily drinkable, but even with its average body, the creamy malty feel means that it can also adequately accompany a sharp cheese sandwich late on a night.

Overall: Cost $2.59 for the bottle, as indeed did all three of the Hopfs I picked up recently. A tasty brew, better than most.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2004 04:35:40 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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Halcyondays

California

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 06:35:32 | More by Halcyondays
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 15:05:30 | More by metter98
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NoahSYGG

New York

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2009 03:40:24 | More by NoahSYGG
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monkeybeer

California

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2008 03:52:01 | More by monkeybeer
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tetonka4kzoo

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 02:25:28 | More by tetonka4kzoo
Hopf Dunkle Weisse from Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
84 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.