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Hopf Helle Weisse - Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

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BA SCORE
85
very good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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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Zorro

California

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an unfiltered cloudy golden brew.

Smell is grain and mild spice scent from the yeast.

Taste is sweet with a little tartness and a banana and spice flavor.
Good grain backbone and a nice balanced hop finish. A bit sweet but not super sweet.

Good Mouthfeel, the wheat gives it a certain thickness.

Very drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2004 01:45:32 | More by Zorro
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czfreeman

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cool little find here, found it in a dwontown grocery here in Munich, a small local brew.
Pours a murky golden straw color, light apricot-orange, rich amount of Hefe murkiness in a Helles. Head is beautiful, full, rocky, fluffy leaving lots of sticky lacing. It holds it retention for quite a long time, off to a great start.
Smells like a pretty solid Hefe. Light citrus fruitness, musty Hefe yeastiness, bit of bitter hoppiness keeping all in check. The mustyness is there, the fruitness as well, but all is a bit subdued, and a tad bit watery, but solid nonetheless.
Flavor is bright, spritzy, exibiting a high level of carbonation a first then ending in a nice citrusy creamy finish. Peppery on the finish, long lingering musty fruitiness. Not so much of the typical "banana cream-o-wheat" flavor here, more of an orange-citrus, with peppery wheat/hefe notes,but the banana is still in the background, used as an underlying flavor, rather than the dominant theme. really good flavor.
Drinkablity is high, as the bright carbonation, light fruity flavor keeps me reaching for my glass frequently.
Overall I have much higher preferences for my Hefe's, but this one was decent, a little too watered down for me, but dont know till you try...

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 18:37:39 | More by czfreeman
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Voss

Italy

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty yellow colour and pretty magnolia persisting foam. Banana dominates the smell and the taste. Very refreshing with just the right carbonation. Very balanced and drinkable, goes down in a while leaving you with the will of another one, especially in the summer days. A good example of this style, but nothing that makes it stand above others good hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2008 13:21:21 | More by Voss
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jettjon

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 500ml bottle with no freshness date, into a hefeweizen glass. Hazy yellow with numerous large bubbles rising up; two-finger white cap that fades at a moderate pace leaving a thin cap and little lacing. Note that there is a large amount of sediment in the bottle. Nose is of citrus hops, tea, and syrupy malt. Tastes tangy, peppery, and wheaty, with citrus notes. Semi-sweet malt, faint coriander, and even some fruity apple flavor in there. Good, fairly complex hefe flavor. Mouth evinces middle-of-the-road viscosity with very light carbonation bordering on flat; smooth and satisfying overall. Drinkability is very good overall.

Overall: A good wheat beer; I think it would benefit from a touch more carbonation. Definitely a great spring/summer quencher. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 00:22:43 | More by jettjon
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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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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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monkeybeer

California

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 01:47:13 | More by monkeybeer
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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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gwood

California

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

Bottle looked a little suspect when I picked it up, no freshness date. Poured into a clean Hefe glass...

Pours a cloudy put still pale yellow. I noticed that I could see yeast in suspension after the bottle was moved from the fridge to the counter, like they'd been there all along...never deciding to settle down. This brew has a nice big bright creamy head that ended up at two plus fingers with some minimal lacing. Smells of mellow banana, stronger citrus, and a very slight hint of spice. Taste is malted wheat in the middle that fades to some very slight hop bitterness followed immediately by yeast esters that linger into spice and fade quicker than expected. The surprising aspect of this beer is what I can only describe as much more dry finish than what I would've expected based on the smell.

Mouthfeel is right in line with a nice mellow level of carbonation. Highly drinkable, right along the style lines. Overall, a good representation. I'm not a huge fan of the style but it's a nice change and I can certainly see the appeal, especially with things warming up here in the southland.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2008 05:38:24 | More by gwood
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LuckySevens82

Florida

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

500ml Bottle
Pours a hazy golden color with a rocky, thick, off white head. Retention is great as is lacing.
Smell is almost pure wheat. Some banana and clove, but not nearly as much as I would have expected. Very slight spicy hop aroma as well.
Taste is slight wheat twang, followed by banana, and clove. Definte hop bitterness/spiciness to this one as well.
Mouthfeel is dead on for the style.
Overall, extremely drinkable, and enjoyable. A little more tart than I might like, but still a damn good wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2005 02:03:44 | More by LuckySevens82
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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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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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BrewMaster

California

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured into a tall, slender Arrogant Bastard glass, this beer presents itself with a big foamy head. I'm not kidding, over half the glass was foamy for a few minutes. The head is creamy, white, sticky, fluffy and long lasting made up of very small bubbles. Exceptionally stiff head could be scooped like ice cream. It leaves very nice, lacy striations on the glass. The beer is a cloudy orange with a light red tint when back lit. Very pretty.

Smell: Sweet malty aroma with a bit of a phenolic note to it. Apple, light alcohol, and chewiness that is a compliment to the malt.

Taste: Sweet with a tight malt flavor. Some biscuity notes with a fruity and spicy undertones. The spiciness is cinnamon and lavender while the fruits suggest banana, orange, and a general citrusy flavor. This beer is slightly syrupy with a tart middle. The flavor weakens at the end and dies off. Watery and slightly disappointing.

Mouthfeel: Very light and fluffy but the tartness tends to bite and make it uncomfortable in my mouth. The watery ending leaves something to be desired.

Drinkability: It is certainly a drinkable beer and is probably better consumed when paired with equally lively foods. Good but not great by any stretch.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2005 17:47:27 | More by BrewMaster
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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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mithrascruor

California

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a very pale peachy color; very hazy. Super thick, smooth, and dense white head which has excellent retention and leaves a nice lacing.

Smell: Really minimal aroma. Over-ripe banana and some vague spices.

Taste: Almost generic heat/banana flavor with some indistinct spices. Nothing stands out. I mostly like it, but it's really unremarkable and unmemorable.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, light-bodied but a bit viscous. Very light tingly carbonation.

Drinkability: Fine ABV and enjoyable to drink, but the flavor isn't so exciting.

Interestingly, I'm most captured by the mouthfeel of this beer. The flavor is pretty ho-hum. Still, I think it's surely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 04:18:43 | More by mithrascruor
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Drew966

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hopf Helle Weisse pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head from a half liter brown bottle. The aroma is mostly over ripe banana. The flavor is on the sweet side, favoring banana as well. There is a touch of clove, but it's not strong. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Overall this is a decent hefe, it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 00:18:13 | More by Drew966
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beerguy101

California

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

Medium brown color. Medium head. Aroma is banana, cloves and cherries. A light to medium bodied dunkel. Lightly roasted malts with a very pronounced banana and clove tones. Pronounced, but not overpowering. Kind of light bodied for a dunkel. Flavor does not live up to the expectations of the aroma. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2003 01:12:16 | More by beerguy101
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scottoale

California

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml. brown bottle with some sort of code on the back label. This pours a slightly hazy (not cloudy) golden-amber with thin white bubble type head. Good carbonation is visable and helps sustain the head yet not much in the way of lace.

Faint, sweet smell mostly banana and some lemon with the wheat barely coming through.

Starts of wheaty and sweet of banana, then get a sour lemony tang with a hint of yeast. Finishes fairly clean, yet kind of dry.

Light to medium in body with the alcohol vaquely evident, a good easy drinker that suits it's style...hot weather beer even with it's dry type finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2006 23:13:05 | More by scottoale
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surfmeister

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: typical Hefe appearance at first, foggy yellow with a fluffy head, but after just a few minutes the head disappeared!, I've never seen a Hefe head disappear before.
Smell: nice banana as expected
Taste: letdown, the taste did not follow with what the smell promised, little fruit/banana, almost no spice/clove taste whatsoever
Mouthfeel: a little bit "peppery" or acidic on the tongue, ouch
Drinkability: inoffensive, but that's about it, weakest Hefe I've tried

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2004 21:38:46 | More by surfmeister
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-23-2012 17:21:07 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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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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Luiz0930

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-31-2013 07:19:15 | More by Luiz0930
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CarlosHinojosa

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-23-2013 03:01:47 | More by CarlosHinojosa
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Agitated before the pour, giving a cloudy lemon-yellow coloured body, with a decent head of large bubbled but meringue-like white foam. Actually looks very light for a weizen, but given they specifically call it a Helle Weisse, I guess this can be forgiven.

Good weizen characters on the nose. Bit of meatiness, fair bit of banana phenols and a light smattering of clove. Quite sweet; what I'm looking for in a weizen, with a nice vanilla character coming through too. Nice.

Taste is something of a let down, with a rather bland flavour profile. Thin, with a lightly sweet yeast character, but not a huge amount, and certainly not a huge amount of spiciness, or true hefe characteristics. Mouthfeel is clean at least. Not amazing, but suitable enough.

It's a drinkable hefe, but a pretty bland one. Nowhere near the peaks of the better examples.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 03:49:51 | More by lacqueredmouse
Hopf Helle Weisse from Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
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