Weissbierbrauerei Hopf
from Germany
377th highest rated brewery (of 635)
Highest RatedHopf Helle Weisse (64 / 100) Average score64 / 100 (Solid)
Lowest RatedHopf Helle Weisse (64 / 100) Number Tried1
Hopf Helle Weisse
Reviewed by Jez on 30.05.09 in bottle
64 / 100

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.

appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 4.0 | taste: 3.0 | feel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4.0