Hopf Dunkle Weisse | Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
Germany
hopfweisse.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
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2
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8
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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DSkilling
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ikantspel
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

long bottle served into an oblong glass

pours this nutty brown color that leaves a tan head.

heavenly malty yeast, spice and banana in the nose

light grains, malts, clean light finish

this beer leaves a little to be desired. looks and smells wonderful but when you taste it kinda falls flat. not that its not any good just wish the flavor profile matched the look/smell

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Photo of samEBC
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gusler
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours from the 500ml brown bottle a cloudless burnished copper color with a humongous creamy head the is light tan in color, as it ever so slowly fades away the residual lace forms a fine blanket to coat the glass. Nose has a sweet caramel aroma with a nice bit of wheat, fresh and pleasant to the senses, start is lightly sweet with a good grain presence, and the top is light to middling in feel. Finish is benignly hopped and the acidity purposeful, very dry aftertaste, a pleasant enough beer, and one that goes well with the rapidly approaching Arizona summer.

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Photo of Mare
3.56/5  rDev -4%

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

After having it's lighter brother back in the summer, I now turn to the dark side of Hopf. On the label it says "Die Spezialität aus dunklem Malz", roughly translating to "the specialty of dark malts". On to the beer:

Pours out a deep caramel color, settling in the glass as murky brown. In the aroma, there are notes of apple cider and spice. Caramel and raisins appear as it warms. Unfortunately they don't really meld together. As for the taste, it's a smooth taste, one which tends to be more apple dominant. Bitterness is very low, with the spice providing the balance to the apple. Light feel of alcohol is felt when the beer lands in the stomach. Overall, it does the job.

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

Well carbonated, an easy pour produces an initially three-finger thick, amber-tinged, tan colored head that rests on top of a murky, dark, brownish, concentrated amber colored brew. When held up to the light the beer shows tons of carbonation bubbles as well as a hazy, ruby hue and the head even leaves some spotty lacing as it subsides, but never dissipates. Appetizing aromatic notes of bananas, pear, definite clove and a touch of juicy-fruit are noticed up front. After resting a bit a distinct, sweet, cooked apple notes becomes quite noticeable. Behind these notes is a crusty, toasted bread note, browned-crushed soda crackers and a touch of grassy wheat. I am quite surprised how distinctly fruity this is; it is nice, but a bit atypical.

Soft and creamy feeling up front, but the biting, zippy carbonation soon kicks in and keeps this fairly light as it flows across the palate. The beer is fairly dry, especially for a Dunkle, but does this without coming off as thin. Lightly tart as wheat beers often are, this accentuates an apple like fruit note as well as a touch of apricots. This fruitiness is not as distinct as the aroma was. The beer finishes with a characteristic phenolic character reminiscent of cloves; it is actually a bit spicy when coupled with the zesty carbonation. Also in the finish is a dusty, slightly grassy malt / grain character that is pretty nice, though hard to notice at times. There is also a touch of toasted malt character in the long finish.

As the beer warms a bit a touch of dusty cocoa flavors start to come out, but only just a hint. This is a tasty Dunkle Weizen; it is not a prototypical example, but I like that balance it strikes between fruit & phenolics. Definitely an enjoyable brew. The tartness makes this quite easy drinking.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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Photo of mickeymac
3.6/5  rDev -3%
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 rhoadsrage
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

(Served in an weizen glass)

A- This beer has a warm opaque hazel brown body with a thick creamy light tan head that turns rocky that last and last. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles gliding to the surface.

S- This beer has a nice toasted dry malt aroma with a faint banana hint. As it warms there is a soft caramel sweetness that comes through.

T- The taste of dark roasted malt with a soft black roasted malt in the background. The finish is a slight dry carbonic acid note with a clean finish. As it warms there is a faint cherry tanginess and a club soda hint as it warms.

M- There is a light mouthfeel with a big fizz in the finish. There is a slight watery note that comes through as it warms.

D- This beer is very smooth with some good dark flavors with no notes of hops but the big fizz cleans up the finish.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, dark fruit, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a better smell than flavor in my opinion.

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Photo of WetCoaster
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Golden brown, clear, with a pillowy off-white head. Balloons up and has decent retention.

Smell:Nice; a tasty combination of malt, yeast spice, banana and clove. Sweet and dense.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Meh. Thin, crisp mouthfeel. The smell really doesn't translate to the flavor; it's pretty thin, a bit bitter, mildly malty, just mild, period. Finishes sugary bitter dry wheaty... yeah.

Drinkability: Dud of a style, by and large and this is no exception.It looks a lot better than it tastes. More than adequate, less than spectacular.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: medium brown hue with plenty of haze and an inconveniently huge four fingers of frothy tan foam atop. Not bad.

Smell: quite wheaty with what I fancy to be a hint of chocolate. There's a good banana character here as well, which I quite like. It works.

Taste: a light wheatiness with a good phenolic character and a generally refreshing flavor. I like it.

Mouthfeel: kind of disappointingly thin, especially for the style. The carbonation is pretty good which helps, but I feel like a wheat beer should have more to offer here.

Overall: not bad, but the lack of a really good texture hurts this beer for me.

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Photo of keilerdunkel
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
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 danielharper
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown/black appearance, thick brown foamy head that sticks around. Very nice presentation for a dunkel.

Smell: Dark roasty aroma. Malty, slightly nutty. Hints of citrus in the back.

Taste: Strong citrusy yeast up-front, with a dark roast back end and a dry aftertaste. Sweet, refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Thin body, low carbonation, low hops. Pretty standard for a dunkelweizen.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable. Not as nice as some other dunkelweizens, but decent.

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Photo of wc94wc
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy, dark copper body; good, long lasting head

Aroma: yeasty, spicy; normal German Wheat aroma profile.

Taste: Spicy; malty; quenching

Remarks: shortened notes due to having it at a party

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of That_One_Guy
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of shivtim
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy deep brown/black, with a 1" off-white foamy head that fades gradually. Looks tasty. Nose is sweet bananas, cloves, and wheat. A bit of spiciness comes through on warming, but mostly it's sweet bananas. Taste is more bananas, some grains, and spicy sweetness. Fits the style, a bit above average but not exceptional. Mouthfeel is good, it's tangy and foamy. Maybe a bit thin. Drinkability is great, this is a good agreeable summer beer.

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Hopf Dunkle Weisse from Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
3.71 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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