Hopf Helle Weisse - Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
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Reviews by drewmprs:
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
I had the pleasure of sampling this brew at stuffed sandwich. Quite a tasty brew with a big head and lots of brussel lace. Unfortunately i had to drink it out of a paper cup, i thought i went to my last frat party. Reminded me a bit of the weihenstephaner, which is a solid hefe. I'd consider purchasing this beer again, it seems to be available at most fine wine stores.
01-30-2006 04:19:07 | More by drewmprs
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3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
A definent change of pace for me drinking a hefe weisse in February but wanted something a little different,pours a hazy light goleden with a big fluffy head that turns creamy-like as it settles.Soft clovey aroma most prominent with a little wheaty malt in there not much citrus maybe a light lemon note.Taste is pretty delicate compared to say Schneider weisse a little cloves and some citrus but soft.A good hefe but there are better German and American weisses out there this may be better with yes the dreaded lemon.
02-11-2005 00:16:35 | More by oberon
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance This is a pretty orangish-yellow in color and very murky. The head didnt explode like in most weizens but it came up nicely.
Smell The nose is balanced towards banana. I prefer my weizens with more of a wheaty character, but this is perfectly within acceptable guidelines. The spices, mostly clove, are light and mate well with the rest of the aroma.
Taste The wheat picked up a tad at the taste but the banana still dominates. Im finding a very mild grain flavor as well. Otherwise it tastes just like it smells.
Mouthfeel This is big for a weizen but shy of medium-bodied. The wonderful German carbonation is here in force and theres actually a mild bitter finish.
Drinkability This was clean and refreshing and went down quite well, although as I said my preference is for a wheatier mix.
08-02-2006 03:03:40 | More by RoyalT
3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
A- Straw colored with creamy white head
S- Fruity wheat- Apple-banana baby food
T- Lacking. Good but absent. Kiss of hops. Wheaty (obviously...)
M- Almost feels like the bubbles wont let the beer touch your tongue.
O- Refreshing but not exciting. A beer I would drink again if it was sitting in-front of me, but not one I would go out of my way to purchase
08-20-2013 14:30:27 | More by SanDNigel
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
A very light, crisp and clean wheat beer. A nice refresher.
Initial pour shows a very attractive golden colour with excellent carbonation an a pillowy, fluffy and foaming head. Aroma is light grains and citrus, very mild (perhaps too mild?).
Initial taste is of a highly citric crispness reminiscent of a lightly sweetened grapefruit, but with lower acid. Very little bitterness and a light touch of alcohol to bring out the grains and tasty yeasts that provide the foundation balance the equation. There is little to no aftertaste - again providing a sense of crispness and "clean" drinking. Much lighter than your average Hefeweissen, but with all the same traits - just diminished in strength.
A refreshing and light beer. Inoffensive. This is one of those beers that in no way knocks your socks off, but would be a great beer to have around for when you simply want a refreshing drink after a hot day in the sun.
03-03-2003 18:24:13 | More by SamuraiJack
3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
A- Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a large foamy white head
S- Smell is light with a mix of wheat, spice and fruit.
T/M- A very typical wheat taste with some hint of fruit and spice. Nicely carbonated. Nothing stands out about it.
D- Very easy to drink nice basic wheat beer. I would defiantly get it again because it would be a nice beer to have on hand. Good and balanced
03-19-2008 01:47:13 | More by monkeybeer
4.23/5 rDev +12.5%
Pored from bottle into pint glass.
A- Poured a foggy golden body, small thin head that held great retention and some decent semi-slippery lacing that stuck to the glass as long as it could. Not much carbonation at all which was surprising since its a heff.
S- Kinda reminds me of a crisp belgian... Bananas and yeasty bread, some light malt too. Very unique!
T- Again very unique to me for the style, sweet malt, some banana and light clove, a bit sour in the end, can't put my finger on that. The yeast is really a factor in the sour sweet flavor I am sure though. Delicious!
MF- Medium Bodied with a light-medium carb feel. Very crisp/dry finish.
O- Love this one. I am a big fan of wiehestephaner heffwiess bier, but this is a huge change of pace in flavore and texture. If you want a unique Heff, pick this one up.
10-04-2012 05:19:59 | More by Blackwolf
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
It presents itself exactly as it should. A glowing, smogged goldenrod topped with a breathing and expanding plastic mound of creamed French Vanilla.
Fragrant of bananas drizzled with a lemon glaze, sprinkled with clove and eaten with a flaky wheat biscuit.
Begins as it smells. Forward with banana and lemon elements, tart leaning at times, and especially as it warms. The tartness is offset with a template of doughy wheat and coarser hull. The middle is well spiced, with esters of vanilla pod, ginger, and white pepper. It ends with a congruent lemony hop snap that migrates more herbal as the brew migrates past the tonsils.
Medium hewn with light but boisterous bubbles.
This has a bit more lemon and acid than most, though it never seems out of place, placed upon a very supple and traditional weizen frame.
I'd place this one in my upper tier per the style.
07-05-2005 04:22:35 | More by cokes
3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
Three months past due, but not really worse for the wear. Good foamy head, pure yellow colour. A bit of yeast and off smell. Great mouthfeel, with cotton candy texture of the what and yeast. Taste is a melange of wheat and yeast and assertive carbonation. A nice one. Thanks for the trade, Jan Biegeman.
09-08-2006 00:01:12 | More by Sammy
4.4/5 rDev +17%
Here's another classic German weissbier that follows all of the standards but somehow manages to stand out a bit from the crowd. It's appearance is exactly as might be expected with a billowing, bright-white head above a translucent golden body that teems with effervescent life. It's medium-light bodied, and zesty across the palate. The nose welcomes you with subtle wafts of citrus over sweetish malt. A touch of banana is added into the flavor, but it's a bit more restrained than some; and it's clove-like character is even more tightly reigned in. Fresh, bright, and easy drinking, this is a weizen that's very well suited for quaffing during long summer days. Very well done!
06-21-2004 12:38:16 | More by NeroFiddled
3.33/5 rDev -11.4%
I didn't get to actually drink much of my bottle of this due to a glassware mishap detailed here:
Pours a cloudy golden with orange highlights and a smallish head for a weissbier. Yeasty, hoppy aroma with some banana notes is unmistakably a hefeweizen. Nice, sweet palate lacks a nice hop presence, but there is a good lemony, citrusy zing mixed with the German yeast. Mouthfeel is slightly foamy. This is pretty good, I wish I'd had more than about four ounces left in the bottle after my spill.
02-19-2005 01:42:25 | More by ElGordo
3.23/5 rDev -14.1%
Pours an unfiltered pale yellow color with a huge fluffy head. Smell is right on cue to style with hints of banana and clove. Mouthfeel again is typical of the style with perfect carbonation and body. The taste however is a big letdown. It just does not posess enough body and character and is overly watered down. There are very small hints of the wheat flavor followed by the banana and clove just not enough. It just tastes like a lot is missing. Drinkability would be great on a hot summer day but it is just an average representation of a true hefe.
05-23-2006 00:16:21 | More by cjgator3
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
Into a weiss glass. Two fingers of head on a cloudy, pale straw colored body.
The aroma is banana, lemon and banana bread.
The taste is sweeter for a hefeweizen with all the normal fruit: banana, lemon and a little grapefruit.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a solid hefe.
02-16-2013 05:11:30 | More by Fatehunter
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
Interesting Hefe Weizen I had seen at Hi Times Liquors in costa mesa.
Pours a nice and cloudy yellowish color with a very nice looking head. Looks beautiful.
Smells of strong cloves and bananas. Smells like a great Hefe Weizen.
Taste is pretty good. Better than alot I have had but I have also had a few better. Good clove and banana flvours and a good spice character to it in the finish.
Mouthfeel is good but I wish it was slightly more wheaty feeling and a little more carbonation.
Drinkabiliy is high because it is a pretty good example of the style and who can't put back a few Hef's? Could drink several in a row.
02-05-2009 23:58:02 | More by PeprSprYoFace
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
Pours a beautiful hazy, amber-yellow shade with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma begins with bready malt componenent followed by a big fruity banana yeasty aroma and a slight corriander kick. The flavor is very well balanced, begins with a a malty wheat bread taste followed by a nice banana flavor and a spicy finish of corriander, clove and pepper. Mouthfeel is smooth and drinkability is good.
07-23-2005 06:52:39 | More by silver0rlead
4/5 rDev +6.4%
Paid about 1.50 euro. Not a bad brew for the cost and size of the bottle. Good, standard wheat beer. Hops are well blended and low key. Taste is weisse, heavy on the grainy texture. Not too thick. Hazy light orange brown with good foam and no lace. Nice brew.
12-31-2005 22:02:26 | More by benmiliron
4.15/5 rDev +10.4%
Pours a hazy blond color with moderate carbonation and has a three inch froth.
Has a toasted straw malt aroma with grass, resin, grapefruit, and slightly lemon hops smell.
Lightly sweet, moderately acidic, and lightly bitter taste that has a short duration however the fruit lingers. The taste resembles the smell with a little ginger in the malt and spruce dominated by lemon in the hops.
Mouthfeel has a light body, dry texture, soft carbonation, with a lightly astringent and slightly chalky finish.
Drinkability is great, definitely a session beer, in fact I'll have another.
05-15-2005 10:17:19 | More by Troyone
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours a bright yet cloudy golden color with a huge puffy pure white head that settles fairly quickly into a solid cap. The aroma is pretty one sided with banana, more of a banana creame pie. The taste is of over-rippened bananas, it also has some sort of other unique flavor. I want to say vanilla or perhaps mineral water but it is probably not but it does give way to the banana creame pie flavor. The feel is very smooth, no sharp wheat characteristic. The carbonation is prickly but leads into a silky feel in the end. Overall, a very smooth hefe, could use some more spice flavor. Worth a purchase.
05-10-2009 01:12:19 | More by Gmann
4.13/5 rDev +9.8%
This was one of the first craft beers I remember buying in quantity. It was off the market for awhile, now i'm glad to see it back.
Into a Schwelmer Weizen glass it pours a dull glowing orange. The retention is excellent, and it maintains for at least half an hour. Lightly sweet banana bread and wheat aromas. Creamy feel with some raw wheatiness and more banana in the back. Not really spicy at all, more of a creamy, easy-drinking hefe. Easy carbonation with a mildly fruity yeast ester. Very soft feel, with a lingering banana aftertaste. Quenching on a hot July day like today. My favorite from this brewery is still the Weißer Bock, hope that returns to the market soon also.
07-11-2009 02:12:45 | More by emerge077
2.78/5 rDev -26.1%
16 oz bomber, no freshness date.
Pours out a hazy golden yellow with a thick, but rapidly disapating off white head. Little to no lacing.
aroma is light banana, some wheat, and a little clove.
Flavor is citric, with a nice spicyness on the finish.
05-28-2005 05:39:19 | More by Padron4KM
4.43/5 rDev +17.8%
Had at the Postrio restaurant in the Venetian casion in Vegas. The waiter poured from the bottle into a weizen glass. Had an opaque golden color with some head. The smell was the typical hefe smell with a great overtone of bananas and sweet malt. The banana was just the right mix and not overpowering. Really enjoyed the taste (most have since I ordered 3 of them during dinner) and wish I could get it here in Texas. Highly recommend and will be searching it out online or on trips to Midwest where I know it is available. (HR, 4.5, T, Y)
10-27-2006 15:14:40 | More by TexIndy
Hopf Helle Weisse from Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
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