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Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Bock - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Bock
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BA SCORE
89
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%


Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002)
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Reviews by nixhecks:
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nixhecks

Rhode Island

3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bronze-orange in color with visible carbonation, left a bit in the bottle so no sediment made it into the glass. Although head was small it held together well. Sour dough yeast aroma with sweet malts and fruity characteristics. Flavor starts malty and smooth, caramel and dough, and finishes with a crisp bitter, slightly citrusy, wheatyness. I think this is my first of the style, and was not dissappointed if not overly impressed. Pretty decent, and drinkability is good, but I wouldn't say this is my new favorite style - worth the try though.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2004 00:59:50 | More by nixhecks
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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New Jersey

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Ontario (Canada)

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11-11-2012 01:25:28 | More by cfalovo97
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Antonius08

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

01-08-2012 22:19:16 | More by Antonius08
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

01-05-2012 04:10:36 | More by Stoffel
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IRONRakkasan

California

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice cloudy darker amber color with little head from a careful pour.

Light yeast aroma with faint citrus notes. A peach aroma, while light, was the predominate for this brew.

The sweet yeasty flavor worked really well. It was easy to drink, and one could enjoy a few at a time.

Definitely recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 00:17:48 | More by IRONRakkasan
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a great deal on this beer - $4 for a 17oz bottle.

A - Medium-light straw color. Quite a bit of head even with a gentle pour.

S - Light, wheat, bit of citrus - nice smell.

T - Tasted really sweet to me. Nice flavor. Bartender offered me a lemon but I declined.

M - Good medium body, refreshing feel.

D - Very good. My wife was still busy in the flower shop, so I went back to the bar and had another. Really enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 00:47:42 | More by richkrull
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CalhounJohn

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another great German beer. This one is unique to me only in the way I discovered it. I was at a sushi bar looking for a good Japanese beer and had a disastrous American made attempt so I looked at the rest of their offerings and found this one. What a surprise!! It poured a nice, semi-dark color with a great aroma and an initial mouthfeel. The taste was what I would have expected from a great German beer, but I was hoping for more ... Nothing is perfect! This is a truly great beer and I hope to enjoy it again!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 02:17:00 | More by CalhounJohn
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ninaturner

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: About a two finger head. Pours a golden-y brown color.

Aroma: Very much wheat right off the bat. You can smell the citrus backbone, but it is still very light.

Taste: Very slight bitterness. The citrus taste comes through as well as a hint of spices.

Mouthfeel: Very good mouthfeel. Light carbonation compared to other beers of the same style--which is a good thing. Slightly thick.

Drinkability: Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 19:19:21 | More by ninaturner
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in a weizen glass.

L - murky orange/amber color with a fluffy white head that stayed as a layer and left trails and clouds of lacing.

S - earthy wheat with a hint of citrus rind.

T - good blend of spiced wheaty flavors with a zing of citrus and gentle bitterness.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - a very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 01:27:18 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bomber bottle this beer was a cloudy color like raw honey with lots of rising carbonation. The one finger of slightly-yellow head quickly diffused to little more than a tiny collar. No lacing at all. Less than impressive... The aroma was of what, citrus, honey, Belgian yeast and a pleasant residual sweetness. The flavors were on-point for the style even if fairly standard. I tasted Belgian yeast, cloves, coriander, hints of bananas, citrus, crystal malt and wheat. The mouthfeel was good but it a bit oily, the body medium and the carbonation frothy. For an inexpensive import I found this one enjoyable and it would make a s good summer selection.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 00:10:28 | More by thekevlarkid
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Evocatus

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a cider color to it; a darker yellow-orange and opaque. Head was white, thick, and foamy. It was also stable as well as there was head throughout the drinking. Aroma was a little weak, but I could pick up some bready wheat. Taste was a mix of sweet wheat, a light hint of banana bread and cloves, and a good hoppy kick going down. Excellent body and carbonation. I could easily down a couple of these.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 04:06:32 | More by Evocatus
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DoppleJock

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

02/03/2010
12 oz. bottle poured into weizen glass.

A: Poured a cloudy golden yellow/orange with 2-finger foamy head. Nice retention and moderate lacing.

S: Bready yeast with lemon peel and some spices.

T: Lots of bananas and bubblegum with a hint of vanilla and citrus. Really, really nice...

M: Chewy and rich with great carbonation.

D: ABV suggests this is more of a cross between a traditional Hefeweizen and Dunkelweizen than a Weizenbock. Categories aside, this is a really good beer and goes down really easily.

I've tried this one many times but finally sat down and really "tasted" it. Glad I did, because this rates even higher on my list than I previously remember.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 19:43:15 | More by DoppleJock
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maestrophil

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into weizen glass.
I don't think this should be called a weizenbock, since it's basically a cloudy gold and carries only 5.5% alcohol.
A: hazy golden, enormous head fills half of weizen glass, slowly settles to cap. No lacing to speak of. Active carbonation throughout.

S: Spicy, citrusy wheat, bready yeast and faint floral hops.

T: Right where it should be for the style, definite wheat bite, refreshing noble hops and moderate sweetness. I find myself wishing it were a bit more multi-faceted- flavor is nice, but doesn''t really develop into anything.

M: Fairly light but satisfying. Carbonation created the huge head, but is actually soft and nice with tiny active bubbles.

D: Refreshing and smooth, this would go down very easily, particularly on a nice day. I usually do not love wheat beers, and I enjoyed this one better than most. Would recommend it to anyone who wants an authentic, nothing-crazy representation of the style. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 02:13:41 | More by maestrophil
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ekmoody

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a beautiful golden color with nice thick head.

S - A definite citrusy wheat aroma

T - Taste is certainly wheat-dominated, with the yeast coming through as well. A bit sweet, but certainly not too sweet. Hops are present in the background.

M - I thought it was a bit too carbonated, but the feel is otherwise appropriate.

D - Very drinkable. A very flavorful beer that doesn't sit too heavy on the stomach.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 00:53:52 | More by ekmoody
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Bajasith

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark golden with 2.5 finger head... I was impressed with the smooth head with a latte look and feel of the bubbles... Traditional wheat/yeast aroma as is expected... Taste is smooth with an earthy overtone going down and hardly an aftertaste... Really enjoyed this beer along with some tacos...

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 22:40:24 | More by Bajasith
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Amalak

New York

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A- Gold color, basically opaque. It had a thick bubbly head though I didn't see many bubbles. Actually, they are just very small and went away quickly. Excellent lacing.
S- It has a very pungent wheat-citrus scent to it.
T- Very smooth wheat beer with an interesting berry aftertaste. Very well balanced. So smooth, not crisp, but in this case it works well. Nice cold weather wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2009 21:12:20 | More by Amalak
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JayQue

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty beer. At 5.3% alcohol listed on the bottle and tasting the way it did, I would have called this a Dunkleweizen not a Weizenbock.

Poured a hazy amber color with a big bubbly white head and average retention. Little lacing.

Smell and taste were very much like a fortified hefeweizen. The initial smell and taste were very hefe-like. Cloves, citrus and banana were strongly featured. In addition there was a good hint of pepper and stronger malt presence than the typical hefe and a bittering finish. The malt and bitterness were subtle and did not interfere with the overall lightness of the beer, but they were there.

Mouthfeel was rich but light. The pepper and hefe spiciness felt good on the taste buds.

Drinkability is very good. A nice subtle change from most summer wheat beers. Would be a great thirst quencher or session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 22:12:57 | More by JayQue
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NewGeneric

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this a while back but took notes. Poured a cloudy orange color with foamy white head that faded slow and left little lacing. Smelled of bananas, yeast, and malt. Tasted the same with a light hops kick. Smooth, but a little overcarbed leaving the tongue a little dry and bitter. Good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 20:33:47 | More by NewGeneric
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erz316

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.5 liter bottle int Weihenstephan weizen glass

A - beautiful pour with just the right amount of head to fill up the glass. transparent deep honey yellow fills the glass as some bubbles contineu to rise from the bottom. head shrinks down quickly and leaves a solid thin layer on the top.

S - a very grassy smell, some cloves maybe yeast. quite a limited range of notes, but smells good nonetheless.

T - a good strong taste despite the weakness of the nose. initially there is some alcohol, granted not much, and the weat and yeast flavours abound with a tad of the cloves int he back. the finish brings the herbs and some dryness of the alcohol. the aftertaste is wheaty with a lingering herb taste.

MF&D - no problems whatsoever can i find, perfectly well done viscosity and carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2009 23:04:06 | More by erz316
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thefrizzle

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has a nice cloudy honey color that's brought to life by thousands of minute bubbles. This is one of the most carbonated beers that I've had in a while. This beer is a looker.

The smell was slightly fruity with a tinge of alcohol. The smell was more subtle (in terms of sweetness) than the other wheat beers that I've tasted and I found it pleasant.

I'm not usually a fan of wheat beers but I could see myself putting a few of these away. It's got a subtle hops flavor which I enjoyed. The hops were able to tame the sweetness that usually turns me away from wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 05:42:35 | More by thefrizzle
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chcmiller

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a honey color and a short one finger head that was very slightly off-white. Although the head was short, it retained well, and was somewhat lacy on the side of the glass. The aroma was mild, but was a sweet fruity smell. The taste was mild - bananafruit with mild hops and maybe the slightest hint of an evergreen. Pleasant. The mouthfeel was smooth and nice -- not overly carbonated. I would say this beer is quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 01:15:29 | More by chcmiller
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Andbrew

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought at Specs in Austin TX. Poured into a Andechs glass - not a hefe glass.
Good golden orange color. Hazy as it should be but not overly so such that you cannot see through it.

Fantastic nose tons of citric and flower. Very light hop's but only slightly.

Clean and refreshing mouth feel with a slight grassy aftertaste. The yeast comes out fantastically with banana and orange with a slight bitter. This beer tastes like Germany in the summer!

I could drink this all day - and have done so in Bavaria!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 02:09:07 | More by Andbrew
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JohnW

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was not served in the usual Hefe Weiss glassware, so not sure the appearance or head would have been better had it been in the traditional style glass. Colour was as expected, darkish gold and cloudy as usual for an unfiltered Weiss beer, though not much head, and that itself did not last long. Aroma is fruity, cloves and bananas, slightly sweet and inviting. Taste is good, mid range between the sweet and dry styles of a Hefe Weiss, good body and texture, satisfying. Though maybe not the greatest depth of favour of some of the finest examples of the style, but a good beer and easy to drink. Would be more than happy to have this again, though would prefer it to be served in the proper glass style!

cheers!

JohnW
B'ham UK (written and sampled while in Florida Nov 2006)

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2006 18:45:36 | More by JohnW
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