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Hopf Helle Weisse - Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

Hopf Helle WeisseHopf Helle Weisse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%


Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Twisted Kilt

Pours a hazy pale blonde colour, nearly two fingers of white head, decent retention with little lace. Smell is full of fruity banana, bubble gum, clove and spice as well as a buttery note along with malt, some yeasty points as well. Taste is a little more spice and clove forward, dry upfront with a little bit of sweetness mid palate, banana and bubble gum are there as well, fruity finish. Nice mouthfell, medium carbonation, medium weight. A nice hefe that was really easy to drink, although not a favorite for the style it is something I could see myself ordering again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2012 18:24:07 | More by peensteen
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dcmchew

Romania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 18:18:26 | More by dcmchew
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SanDNigel

California

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

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 14:30:27 | More by SanDNigel
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ToriBug13

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Weisbierbrauerei Hopf Helle Weisse

A- Pale yellow straw color, thick pillowy head, unfiltered and cloudy—looking delicious!

S- Yeast, bread, banana, light vanilla spice.

T- Nice and crisp! Great carbonation for a German beer. Light on the banana which makes it a very refreshing drink. Compared to the nose, this is not as banana-ish as I expected, but the hint of phenols is perfectly balanced. Very clean finish. Pleasant surprise, very much enjoyed!

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 15:25:17 | More by ToriBug13
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 05:11:30 | More by Fatehunter
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acevenom

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours hazy golden with a thick, white head that dissipates at a moderate pace. There are plentiful visible tiny bubbles rising in the beer. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass as the head dissipates. Some lacing is also left on the side of the glass during consumption. The beer smells like a hefeweizen should with plenty of banana and clove. There are also some lemon notes with the wheat malt. Overall, the aromas are all very bright and appealing. The taste absolutely follows the nose. The banana, clove, and lemon notes blend well with the sweet and bready malt notes. There's some mild tartness there as well. The body is medium with lively carbonation, yielding a crisp, dry finish. This is a refreshingly easy to drink beer. This is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 22:47:32 | More by acevenom
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Blackwolf


4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 05:19:59 | More by Blackwolf
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KajII

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a medium golden amber with an average (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated at a good steady pace down to a very light film and a small collar, which did allow for some light streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a grain malt and a light musty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), banana, pineapple and a touch of coriander.

The taste was sweetly acidic throughout and had a sweet-tart pineapple flavor early on, then a yeasty tart fruity taste slowly but surely took over with notes of banana and citrus and a light hint of spice making their presence known towards the finish. The flavor hung around for an average time after consumption with a tart fruity yeast flavor left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was right in the middle of light and medium in body with a watery and slightly dry texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall an extremely flavorful brew, with great body and nice drinkable feel. I definitely see me drinking this one again...

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Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 19:44:00 | More by KajII
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a yellowish color and a cloudy texture. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Fair lacing.

S: A very subdued aroma of wheat and that bubble gum aroma.

T: Tasted of wheat, a bit of malt, a hint of banana, and that bubble gum quality you get with hefeweizens. Not quite strong enough, but still an enjoyable flavor.

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

O: In spite of some bumpy spots, this is a pretty drinkable, likeable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 12:14:27 | More by avalon07
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nickfl

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with three fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, straw colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice rings of lace on the glass.

S - Spicy wheat with lemon and clove notes.

T - Smooth wheat up front with some vanilla notes. Clove and lemon peel in the middle and a finish of pepper, clove and more spicy wheat.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - This is a nice enough weisse, the malt chracter is thick and pleasant, though the yeast is not as fruity as I would like it to be.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 05:42:13 | More by nickfl
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopf Helle Weisse has a very thick, fluffy, slightly off-white head and a hazy yellow-golden appearance, which really clouds up when one swishes the bottom 25% of the contents, bringing in the sediment. Nice lacing is present. The aroma is of bananas, cloves, and water, and the taste is of banana, white bread, cloves, spice, water, and the most minimal amount of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery, and Hopf Helle Weisse finishes very refreshing, semi-dry, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a very good beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 21:04:15 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle from "Lifesource" Salem.$4.49 Pours a gorgeous bright golden yellow,hazed, with a large thick and tight white head.I love the look of a good Hefe. Aroma ,slightly subdued/old?. banana,cherry,bubblegum,slight earthiness,slight clove. After the nice aroma, the taste is quite muted and more on the banana side,carbonation is almost non existent what is there seems natural,bottle conditioned and soft. After a while i got used to the softness and it became a nice smooth beer. A middling hefe..would love to taste fresh

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 02:19:48 | More by Reidrover
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Domingo

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Mesa Grill in LV. I faintly recognized the bottle from a book. Probably worth noting that the beer’s namesake doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re shooting for something like a hofpen-weiss.
Poured a cloudy desert sand color. Hazy and with a billowing head. Carbonation does fade quickly, though.
Bananas and vanilla cream are the standout flavors on both the nose and palate. Unlike some of the spicier or fruitier examples, this one seems sweeter and headed in the creamy direction. Hops are subdued, but keep the flavor from being too sweet and dessert-like. Texture was also great with no grit, although again, the carbonation died a little.
Tasty and easy drinking. I had it with some mildly spicy southwestern food and it made for a great contrast.
I’m not sure what the distribution is like for this beer, but I saw it a few times in the LV area. A pretty fine weissbier that leans in the flavor directions I enjoy most. Reminds me a bit of the one from Mahr’s.
Worth choosing over some of the more common examples in my eyes for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 15:44:51 | More by Domingo
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Halcyondays

California

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Classic 500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a hazy gold with a full white head, good retention, nice thick lace.

S: Notes of banana and pastry, sweet character, true to style.

T: Lots of wheat malt flavour with a lemony tang. Nice true yeast flavour on the back end with a good banana backbone. Just a hint of clove.

M: Light to medium-bodied, refreshing, frothy and creamy. A mouthfeel that invites me to take another drink.

O: This is clearly a well made and delicious hefeweizen. The only problem for me is the price. Ayinger's weissebiers are sitting there at a dollar less and they're just as good if not better. Based on the quality, I'll make an effort to try the dunkleweisse and the weizenbock in the near future, but it's hard to put this into the rotation when it's pushing $5 a bottle when not on sale.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 05:57:01 | More by Halcyondays
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopf Helle Weisse

Pours a cloudy, unfiltered yellow with soapy white head.
Aroma has a nice hoppy nose, with musty wheat elements. In the taste, Bavarian style yeast lending muted banana notes. Earthy hops dial in on the back end, with spicy and grassy elements. Crackery malt character with a nice bitterness. Spritzy feel with a light to medium bodied feel. A fine hefeweizen, and lives up to its namesake, a fair amount of hops come through.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 04:00:14 | More by Stinkypuss
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tony223366

California

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From my beer journal. Originally reviewed in Mid May 2011.

A: Cloudy yellow color with a decent head.

S: Lots of bananas and cloves. Wheat

T: Very bright sweet flavor. Absolutely tastes of bananas and cloves. There was something in this that tasted off though. Almost sulfury. Perhaps this beer wasn't fresh.

M: Light to medium body with lots of carbonation. Very creamy and tasty.

O: Again, there may have been something wrong with my beer. I'm not sure though so I have to review what I was tasting.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 06:42:09 | More by tony223366
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heymikew

California

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Banana milkshake!

Had it at Monk's Kettle during a tasting frenzy after a Giant's win.
Definitely the style of Hefe I like: heavy Banana.
The clove influence could have been a bit stronger

Very smooth thick and refreshing
Thick smooth head, cloudy amber yellow orange

Es schmekt Wunderbar!
Reminds me of the Konig Ludwig Weissbier

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 04:49:32 | More by heymikew
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Heymikew2

Hawaii

4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had out of a bottle at Monk's Kettle in the Mission district of San Francisco, CA. Our waitress used excellent bottle pour technique. Beer poured a rich cloudy amber. Smell was nice and wheaty like a loaf of fresh baked bread. The taste was surprisingly fruity. OMFG it tastes very akin to a banana smoothy. Not only would I have this again, but if you have never had an unfiltered wit-bier I would strongly recommend you try this. I'd buy the brewery if I could only afford it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 00:09:08 | More by Heymikew2
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a half liter bottle into a pint glass.

It's a hazy golden color with a good foamy white head. Good looking beer for the style!

It has a typical banana aroma, with just a hint of wheat and hops as well.

The taste is very much the same, a lot of bananas, creamy and very refreshing! I'm a fan, this is a very good Hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 19:44:11 | More by theboozecruise
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dasenebler

Maine

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5L, best before 11/8/11.

Pours a light and cloudy straw-orange. Three-finger, creamy head with fat lacing.

The aroma is very powdery-yeasty, with sweet floral notes. Banana taffy.

The flavor is fine. Grainy-wheaty sweetness countered by a more rubbery, phenolic and dry yeast character on the finish. Not too fruity and not terribly full or satisfying, but not terribly flawed either. The mouthfeel is well-carbonated, though watery and thin.

Drinkable wheat beer, but not a repeat purchase. Lacked some character in the flavor department.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 19:42:46 | More by dasenebler
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kevanb

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall wine glass. Served with a lemon.

A: Nice golden appearance, bubbly texture. Light carbonated head, not very much retention, with some slight lacing. Doesn't really stand out from other beers, especially some of the watery nasty macrobrews.

S: Smells really nice, just the way to start off a summer. Balanced aromas, bananas, lemons, cloves, vanilla, biscuits.

T: Bananas. Lots of bananas, but its got a well rounded flavor, not too sweet from the bananas, nice tartness from the citrus with the mild breads coming in too. Nice and easy to drink, but also complex enough to satisfy any beernut.

M: A little bubbly, kind of feels like a soda at times, but does go down easy. Really easy to drink.

O: Solid brew here. Got this at a local bar and grille and will surely be back for more as the summer goes on. Wonderful beer to have with friends, sitting outside in the sun.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 19:46:53 | More by kevanb
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle

A- Very cloudy yellow. Generous head with good retention and nice lacing. Visible carbonation

S- Classic hefeweizen aroma, maybe a bit on the fresher side if that may be the right word. Yeast, and then some lemon and banana

T- Taste is again fresh and a peraphs a bit fruity. Not so much of the classic bready flavour but still enough wheat malts to look like a weizen. Then there are citrus, banana and maybe even orange, along with some spiciness. Very fresh but not that complex

M- Light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Carbonation doesn't get prickly though, and gives life and freshness to the foamy mouthfeel

O- So, this beer has a very refreshing character and very good drinkability. It may sure be a nice summer beer. Not a very interesting one though

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 13:03:16 | More by Cozzatoad
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metter98

New York

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high white head that slowly died down and left a thin layer of bubbles consistently covering the surface. A high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of bananas, bubble gum and clove in the nose. The banana flavors stand out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has some flavors of wheat.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink and quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 23:43:24 | More by metter98
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pinkano

Czech Republic

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - very light yellow color with a little haze
S - really good smell.. smells after banana bread, dried banana, lemon and citruses. It is evident hefeweizen.
T - nice easy taste of banana and lemon also with some light wheat end
M - low to medium body with medium carbonation
D - easy and drinkable. Especially in summer time it is a very light and easy beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 17:20:34 | More by pinkano
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IRONRakkasan

California

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a usual fan of hefeweizens, but this one was great. I wouldn't want to say the beer was seriously complex, but it was more then pleasant to drink. It went down smooth, and dare I say, felt like thicker on the tongue then it let on by appearances. If there WAS hops in this brew, I had a hard time detecting it.

A very solid, drinkable/enjoyable hefe. Go for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 06:32:25 | More by IRONRakkasan
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Hopf Helle Weisse from Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
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