Hopf Weisser Bock | Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

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Weissbierbrauerei Hopf

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hopf Weisser Bock has a thick, light-beige head, a cloudy, orange-gold, bubbly appearance, and a few lacing splotches left behind. The aroma is of banana, bubble gum, white wheat bread, and a touch of coriander. Taste is the same, but one will detect a hint of smoke, which grows as the beer is drank down. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Hopf Weisser Bock finishes semi-wet and highly drinkable.


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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots 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, toffee, banana, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, banana, and slight metallic 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 a nice set of aromas, but the slight metallic flavors I am picking up diminish the drinkability for me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of acevenom
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Pours hazy golden with a thick eggshell colored head. The head dissipates at a moderate pace. The aroma reflects expected weizenbock notes. I get some of of those banana and clove smells along with the sweet and bready malt aromas. The taste follows the nose. The wheat and barley malt offer some bready sweetness and those banana and clove flavors come out as well. The 7% ABV is well-hidden in the flavor. I pick up some of that bubblegum flavor as well. There's some mild spiciness as well. The body is medium with high carbonation. The finish is smooth and clean. The drinkability is very high. This is an excellent weizenbock.

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Photo of crnipeter
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy milky orange-brown body topped by thick, long lasting beige head that sets to a stable collar.
Aroma is a mixture of rich sweet bready wheat-malt, dark fruits , banana esters and clove-like phenols. I even pick up occasional bursts of bubble gum.
Flavor that more or less corresponds to the nose is faintly tart with spicy clove-like phenols and dark fruits wrapped in sweet malted wheat foundations.
Medium body seems lighter than actually is due to high, somewhat prickly carbonation, yet retains some sort of creaminess.

In short, a sweetish Weizenbock with well hidden alcohol. (500 ml, BB date 10-04-2012, into tulip.)

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Photo of atlason
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into half liter Julius Echter vase.

A: Dense hazy amber with large head that dissipates pretty fast and leaves little lacing.

S: Slightly yeasty orange

T: Complex mixture of caramelized malty flavors, cloves and citrus. Very palatable.

M: Medium carbonation level very appropriate. Fairly low attenuation makes for pleasant viscosity.

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Photo of sj660
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber, hazy wheat beer appearance. Thich bubbles that quickly dissipate and leave little trace.

Fruity, herbal, and spicy aroma.

Get your skis shined up, grab a stick of juicy fruit! Pears, melons, and cirtus up front. It is yeast forward, with a maltiness coming in next. The taste is fruity, with cloves, and a touch of bitter in the aftertaste. Mine was a bit papery and might have been old, but I can't seem to decode the production date.

Mouthfeel is faintly astringent, a bit powdery, but a bit slippery for a beer this big.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

$5.49 from Whole Foods. Saw lots of quasi-fresh Germans brews stocked & figured I should buy some or risk buying the exact same bottle a few months from now, ala New Beer.

Weiss glass. Murky honey gold color. Off white head, frozen solid. A good shake, anything less then a 75 degree tip won't make it move.

Smells of bitter greens, dense/crusty loaf, pungent anise, rind, & bubblegum.

Big banana & thick, starchy wheat. Heavy clove & brown sugar. Touch tannic. Bit of bubblegum & Honey Nut Cheerios. Lingering anise/yeast on the finish. Orange rind in there somewhere. Boozy. Flavorful, but heavy-handed.

Decently carbed, but still a heavy, heavy beer. Alcohol hides behind all that residual sugar. I feel every percentage point of that ABV. Warming.

Drinking a 500ml & still wanting a touch more, I feel is deserving, if not respectful. My stamina took a hit though. Price is okay if I figure I can get this for $4.50 from New Beer.

Deserves more attention.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellowish brown in color and poured into a weizen glass with a two finger high off white head that settled down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles completely covering the surface. A high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are moderate aromas of banana, bubble gum, clove and wheat in the nose.
T: The flavors in the taste are quite similar to those in the smell. It also has a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
D: This beer is rather easy to drink for the style because the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing 500 ml., Radek. Fruity yeast aroma. Bannana yeast smooth texture, lots of wheat, bannana taste. Nicely carbonated. More sweet than bitter, enjoyable but a little too bannana fruity for me. Medium yellow body and lots of alce and foam.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

0.5l bottle. Pours a murky dark-orange color with a big, frothy off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is wheat, yeast, caramel malts, yeast, and banana. Flavor is caramel malts, wheat, bread, cloves, banana, and yeast. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, creamy, lightly carbonated, and a little acidic. Good beer.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden with large white head, almost identical in appearance to a typical weissbier. Nose has plenty of fresh yeasty/bready aromas with banana clove as well. On the palate the wheat component comes through for a soft malty profile together with the banana clove. A little bit of extra umph and alcohol warmth are noted at the finish.

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Photo of Gmann
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dirty honey brown color with a nice fluffy off-white head, settles into a nice cap. Kind of an in-between weizenbock, not golden but not dark brown either, just dirty. The aroma is big on banana, some clove and green apple round out the smell. The taste is of banana bread or overripe bananas, nice bready wheat malt. The malt plays nicely with the yeasty flavors, has a nice spicy flavor without the drying wheat characteristic. Moderate to full body with fizzy carbonation, yet it has a smooth feel. Nice yeasty flavors, not very bock-ish, the yeast shines through in this one. A good amped up hefe.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three finger thick off white cranium, with a caramel gold colored hazy body. Nice retention and great lacing too.

Aroma character is of smoke, a faint hint of orange peel and some cloves.

The taste is of banana, hints of vanilla, and maybe some caramel.

This is kind of oily and slick, and seems to be medium to heavy in body. Not too thick, though.

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Photo of cleverbeername
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Used beer mug

appearance: maple brown, good head, lightly sticky, solid small froth

Smell: hefe smell, wheaty and hints of tropical fruit

Taste: banana, similiar fruit, dry back

Mouthfeel: good, but not great. No abrupt flavors, but non-impressive taste curve

Drinkablility: total package drinks well for price, a solid beer.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy and murky brown from a 500 ml. bottle into a weizen glass. A half inch of whitish foam shows moderate retention, holding a surface cap somewhat well yet not quite as robust as others.

Some sweetish malts on the nose accompany some rather muddled banana yeast notes. Touch of dried clove and allspice as nose opens up a bit. My first Hopf brew and the yeast character is just a bit underwhelmng when compared to preferred Bavarian's.

Wheaty tang and yeasty in flavor with a well balanced flavor. Yeast notes are pleasant but light. Straightforward and enjoyable though not too enticing. Nice feel and drink, pretty solid offering.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber with a lovely thick white head.

Sweet fresh big banana nose, candy sugar nose. Very assertive and nice.

Mouth feel is nice, a bit creamy but also a bit thin in body.

Pleasant flavors of malt, banana, candy sugar and cooked fruit. Light on the carbonation and a little short on finish.

Pleasant all around but also a little "short" all around. Overall impression nice but a bit "soda poppy."

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Photo of GClarkage
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/21/09- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with no freshness info. Poured into a weizen style glass.

Appearance- Deep amber unfiltered pour. Good full inch of semi slow receeding head. Leaves some very slight spotty lace.

Smell- All the scents you would like of banana, clove a bit of sugar and maybe even a slight touch of bubble gum.

Taste- Thankfully, this one tastes like it's true to style. Banana carries the show, with a slight note of bubble gum, but clove sneaks in and makes it's appearance at all the right times.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation with a nice lightly creamy mouthfeel and clove aftertaste.

Drinkability- It's hard to find a good weizenbock...make that any weizenbock. Americans need to take a stab at this style more often...anyway, if Aventinus was not at hand, this would probably be my go to per style. Quite good.

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Photo of popery
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy light orange to straw liquid with a good head that dissipates leaving little lacing.

S: Good aroma. Sweet balance of bananas and clove. Lots of bubblegum. Good wheat. However, it could all be amped up a bit.

T: It doesn't quite live up to the smell. The wheat just isn't strong enough. There is a bit too much fusel alcohol flavor. The banana/clove/bubblegum flavors need to be stronger and thicker to cover up these faults.

M: Good mouthfeel but a bit thin and lacks the perfect carbonation of better weizenbocks.

D: Easy to drink. At 7% abv, it's right at the small limit of the style and the lightest weizenbock I've tried so far. This is not to say anything negative, but the beer is easier to drink but less complex than other weizenbocks.

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Photo of illidurit
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours the color of unfiltered apple juice with a big fluffy beige head that displays good retention. Banana smoothie aroma with some vanilla and sweet cream. Also light clove and apple. Flavor is basically identical, but with a slight touch of alcohol in the finish. Body is creamy but light, carbonation is lively. Very drinkable, a solid weizenbock.

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Photo of Troyone
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I opened the bottle this was ready to be poured immediately as the carbonation surged the beer fizz to the top of the bottle.

Pours like an unfiltered apple juice color on the darker side and is cloudy. Carbonation life is evident. Head looks to be white and dissipates to about a sixteenth".

I can smell sweet caramel and bubblegum aromas with maybe some vanilla and banana hints.

Has a sweet spicy clove, banana, bready malt, and more vanilla flavor with a balanced grain (wheat) and alcohol taste.

Has a medium bodied, smooth creamy, and warming sensation mouthfeel with 7% ABV. Carbonation is light and lively with a crisp finish of the smooth, maybe sweet, wheat grain.

Drinkability is good there is a sourness factor with the finish that is somewhat tasty.

This will be added to my change up of beers in my stash. Never noticed this before. I don't think I'll be able to age this one it's to good all around. I've had better at a Brewpub on tap that folded because of location and I'm not sure where the brewer is now.

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Photo of Mryup
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A cloudy deep honey color with 2 1/2 inches of organic off-white head that slowly mellows down. Sparks of CO2 all over. Is this beer bottle fermented? The CO2 says it is, the bottle says nothing at all...slightly annoying as I cooled it on its side which is a no no in my book of BF beers. Oh well.

S: Subtly strong dark caramelized wheat. Even more subtle are the pears, apples, bananas and bread backing it up. Bold earthy spices shout at you with some medicinal notes. Fairly pungent but the medicinalness is a little too strong for my taste. Reminds me a little of the Aventinus Eisenbock.

T: Ooouu...the early notes (clove is in there) calm down and meld into a much more balanced beer then I was expecting. Banana and breadiness come out a tad further helping the balance tremendously. Pears and apples are still there and the wheat becomes subdued yet all encompassing. Very nice.

M: A medium/thick body with the CO2 where it needs to be.

D: Average.

Overall a good beer but I believe there are better options yet out there i.e. Aventinus and Schneider.

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Photo of johnnieoz
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving size:
1 pint .9 fl. oz. or 500ml typical German brown bottle.

A: Poured into a tall pilsner 0.4l glass, generous, thick and foamy head that is typical of German wheat beers. Nice bit of yeast at the bottom, which eventually found its way into glass. The dark gold/orange color is a bit of surprise here. Most weizenbocks are far darker, this one looks more like the amber Schneider Weisse Original...I guess this is a helles weizenbock or a weisser Bock (which can mean both wheat and white bock). First time I have one.

S: A yeasty bread bomb! There are sweet tones here too, so this smells like a croissant baked with mild hops...Less banana and clove than a regular weissbier.

T: A sweet, bready taste with light citrus tones. This is what distinguishes it from the darker weizenbocks, which tend to have raisin, ripe fruit like plum flavors. Still, this is very tasty and may appeal to folks who prefer weissbier to dunkelweissbier. There is also a more pronounced alcoholic touch to the taste.

M: Highly carbonated and very fulsome on the palate. It is a pleasure to down this brew.

D: I feel one is just enough. It was somewhat harder to down than other weizenbocks I've enjoyed. Perhaps this was because I prefer darker wheat beers or that this Hopf had a slight alcohol taste to it

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Photo of monkeybeer
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy dark golden yellow with very little head and some good lacing on the glass.

S- Smell is of banana and clove with a subtle spiciness to it

T/M- Taste is very strong of banana and wheat, beer is well carbonated but leaves a slight spiciness on the tongue

D- This is a good wheat beer, I am not a big fan of wheat's with a very strong banana flavor but this one is very nice.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was eating German tonight, so I decided I might as well drink German too. On to the beer:

The beer pours a cloudy orange-brown color into my weizen glass, creating a huge gush of foam on top befoe it drops to a bubbly head, then to nothing. Retention is poor on this one. Much of the aroma is compounded by a simple mixture of cider and banana. Taste is similar as well, but with a little touch of bubblegum too. It tastes strong as a weizenbock should, and it makes a pretty good palate cleanser. It also makes your head feel a little lighter too, so watch out.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - A very caramel colored brew with a huge, thick foamy head - no lacing.

S - Bananas, thick malt syrup (like the stuff out of the bag/can), caramel, faint cloves. A nice aroma.

T - An initial mild sweetness that has hints of banana, pear and apples along with the malty caramel and bready flavors. The aftertaste has a mild grassy bitterness meshed beautifully with lingering hints of malty sweetness accented by subtle fruits.

M - Carbonation is fairly intense. Though the beer has little more than a medium thickness, it manages to glob up in the back and sides of my mouth.

D - Pretty good. It is no Aventinus but it is an excellent and pleasant choice for a weizenbock.

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