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Hopf Dunkle Weisse | Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

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Brewed by:
Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
Germany
hopfweisse.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-13-2002

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3.7
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Photo of keilerdunkel
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of moulefrite
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown with orange hues, good creamy head with ample retention. Aromas of cooked caramel, sweet malt and banana as well as some barnyarn/gamey notes. Somewhat fat in the mouth while soft in texture with mild carbonation. Flavors are a bit gamey and very nutty with some husky and caramal malt flavors. The beer finishes mildly watery.

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Photo of Zorro
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a cloudy, tawny brown body with a full head of creamy off-white foam that holds exceptionally well but leaves only minor lacing considering the style. Light brown sugar and soft red berries dominate the aroma with only subtle hints of banana and a gentle clove-like spice appear in the nose. The body is medium and it appears initially crisp and then creamy across the palate due to its very fine and effervescent natural carbonation. The flavor delivers a beautiful combination of soft maltiness and gentle fruitiness (berries, apples, bananas). It's very well-balanced by a soft bitterness, and it finishes dry with a short note of fruity yeast. Quite nice! It's weizen yeast character is somewhat restrained, offering a bit more drinkability. Certainly on-par with the better known brands and well worth trying.

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When poured, it was amber in color with some foam and a little lace. The smel was fruity, with a hint of some spice. The taste was dyr in the palate, fruity and had some spice. Not overly found of this Dunkle Weisse. Sort of a flat taste on the finish.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy dark brown with a good-sized resilient, creamy off-white head. Large volume of carbonation coming up from the bottom.
Heavy sweet smell of bready malt and dark fruits, with a fainter aroma of banana and clove.
Taste had a kind of bananabread flavor with some prune and clove flavors added in. Not as robust in taste as I would have expected after smelling it.
Feel was rather thin and light with a raw edge to it.
Overall, I was impressed with the attractiveness and smell of this beer. However, I thought it to be coming up short on taste and feel.

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Photo of mickeymac
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.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Weissbrau Hopf Stuberl in Miesbach, Germany, on the first day of my Sep, 2001 trip. Cloudy, dark brown to copper in color, with a large, creamy head. Plenty of pleasant banana and clove aromas. Drawbacks were the body, which was a bit thin; and the bier was somewhat rough on the tongue. Real nice flavor, though, with malty sweetness coupled with more banana/clove. It smooths out as it warms....

overall: 4.05
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4

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