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Hopf Helle Weisse - Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

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BA SCORE
85
very good

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weissbierbrauerei Hopf visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-2002)
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with moderate haze and effervescence. Head is four fingers of frothy white foam. Quite nice.

Smell: wheaty, with a banana/clove aroma that is a bit more toward the clove scale than I prefer. A little light overall, but nice enough.

Taste: lightly wheaty without even the light phenolic character of the aroma. It's decent, but not a standout.

Mouthfeel: light body with a moderate carbonation. Like the Hopf dunkelweizen, I don't really care for the texture too much.

Overall: a reasonable hefeweizen, but not an outstanding one.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a lightly hazy light straw amber with a big three finger white head with good retention and lots of pillowy lacing. Great aroma from opening through pour of sweet wheat, banana, light clove and citrus. Flavor follows with sweet wheat, light citrus, banana and a touch of clove, finishing with a hint of tartness. Great banana bread aftertaste. Nice light to medium body with sharp active carbonation. A classicly flavored and tasty hefeweizen, with nice wheat and hefeweizen yeast, great balance. One of the best of this style I've had. Glad to have found this, apparently new to my local market.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of wheat, caramel, banana, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel covered banana flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid caramel and banana qualities that work together slightly better in the taste to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of travolta
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Appearance: Slightly opaque pear juice in color with golden hues. Bright white head that looks alive as it moves about. Head retention and lacing are minimal.

Nose: Banana bread, wheat, hint of orange peel.

Taste: Dough, crispy mouthfeel, a little orange and yeast.

Notes: a very nice example of the style.

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dcmchew
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden, with a huge head.
Smells like a nicely spiced hefeweizen, nice clove, banana and nice green herbal notes.
Delivers. Wheaty malts, nice grains. Spice is mainly (heavily) clove, with some vanilla, covering the banana, which is mild, the lower acidic apple and the even lower lemon zest (which is great).
Hops provide the expected bitterness.
A decent, by the book, hefeweizen, nothing to say.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of SanDNigel
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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

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Hopf Helle Weisse from Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.