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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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91
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Ratings: 1,555
Reviews: 738
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 74
Gots: 156 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Reviews by 49degrees:
Photo of 49degrees
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an exceptional wheat beer that should easily rank amongst the top Hefeweizen styled brews in the world.

A textbook classic, featuring a cloudy copper toned appearance that allows for a giant foamy (bubble bath style) head to fill the glass. Head takes a considerable amount of time to dissipate and leaves extensive lacing around the glass. (Be sure to drink this one from a traditional Weissbier styled glass for full enjoyment).

Super flowery aroma jam packed with the strength of its wheat base plus hints of citrus fruits, clove and a complex selection of malts.

All of the aromas come through in the taste of this beer with complexities of its fruity palette shining through. A beer with great characteristics and with an extremely consistent behavior from the first sip to the very last drop. Enjoy it in good health.

(NOTE: Based on a 500ml bottle sold under the HEFE WEISSE name in Canada. After much digging on the Internet it would appear that although the beer is often sold throughout the world as either WEISSE and HEFE WEISSE, the brew is supposedly the same thing despite packaging differences and the apparent availability of both versions at the same time from the same retailer.)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seemed a little heavy for the style but its not a bad beer by any means.Poured a deep hazy orange color with nice pillowey head,smell was very clovey and spicey with a slight fruitiness in the background.Nice clovey taste with a good amount of banana also coming thru,pretty tasty.A nice weisse but like I said it seemed a little heavy for the style,would rather have a Tucher or Paulaner if I wanted to have more than a couple.

Photo of Popsinc
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange pour with a generous foamy head. The nose was light, fruity, citrus & floral but maybe only a small hint of banana. The taste was also very light and lacked body and complexity. Again citrus flavours with an almost lemon/tangy finish. Not what i might have expected from a hefe-weizen. However, this beer does serve a purpose as it is an adequate thirst quencher on a warm summers day. Decent but not outstanding by any stretch.

Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This one came out a solid, almost bright orange in color with a good weizen head. The sediment from the bottle left brown drippings on top of the foam.

Smell - The yeast, banana, cherry, and clove are all pretty balanced here.

Taste - This is big for a weizen. All of the smells from the nose are present in the taste, but nothing really dominates.

The yeast is very bready, liked fully-baked bread. The fruits are a collection of banana, cherry, and lemon, although no sourness is present. The banana doesn't dominate like in a lot of weizens. The spicing is clove mostly but, again, not overpoweringly so.

Mouthfeel - This is a solid medium in the body, which is about as big as a weizen will get. The carbonation is effervescent and lightens the feel of the beer in the mouth.

Drinkability - This is a bit heavy-handed for a Hefe Weizen, but it certainly gets the job done.

Update - I first reviewed this beer in 2005 and thought I'd compare notes with a 2010 sampling. It is amazingly consistent and exactly as I remember it. I still think it's a bit heavy-handed for me as I appreciate the delicacy of a German Weizen but all of the components of the style are here and expertly done.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine July 2007.

This is one of the originals--an old-world wheat beer brewed with 60 percent wheat and 40 percent barley.

Served in a traditional wheat beer glass, the pour yields a towering head; the carbonation swirls while the foam slowly dissolves back into the liquid. Amazing head retention. Trademark Hefeweizen appearance: cloudy orange. Big fruity aroma of ripe bananas, soft clove and a waft of wheat. Smoothness is sublime as it rolls around the mouth with moderate body. Solid bread malt flavor with the wheat character obviously dominating, fruitiness coming big in the middle with ripe bananas and a hint of lemon. Very mild hop bitterness pushed down by a medium-sized spicy clove phenols that do most of the balancing. Neutral yeast flavor and lingering wheat appear in the dry finish.

First off, never put a slice of lemon in this beer--that would be committing He- fecide. If the beer supposed to have a lemon in it, don't you think the brewers would have taken care of that for us? Hacker-Pschorr Weisse may be lacking in complexity, but it makes up for that tenfold with drinkability, which is what we look for in He- feweizens. Pair it with an egg salad sandwich on rye bread with kosher dill pickles.

Photo of Todd
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 pint light brown bottle with stamped freshness date.

Appearance: Pours as a cloudy golden orange with a magnificent creamy, chunky white head -- it keeps well and sticks to the glass. Carbonation is fine.

Smell: Light clove and crisp wheat aroma.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing from the very beginning with a lemony hop snap and gentle tingle on the palate. Smoothes out with a slightly buttery caramel flavour (like a butterscotch candy), followed by clove spice and a slightly grain dry finish.

Notes: This weisse is simply sumptuous! What a session beer!

Photo of Jason
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice fat and juicy wheat beer, spicy flavours upfront with a crisp carbonation. Little bit of phenolic activity with suggestions of clove and black pepper. The fruitiness is all over the place ... so nix the lemon wedge please.

Photo of Rifrafboy
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My local store had this on sale at $8.99 for a 12 pack. This pours thick with a nice head. Smell is sweet like cotton candy. Taste is rich and creamy, not too sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth. Finishes very clean for a weisse beer. I like this and will drink it again, although it's not a great session beer.

Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an appropriate murky golden color with a medium ivory head of small tightknit bubbles. Massive sheet lacing. Tantalizing aroma of floral grasses, lemony citrus, coriander and other spices, and wheat. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and medium bodied. Feels very pleasant on the tongue. Taste is excellent. Notes of wheat grain, yeast, tart citrus, and cloves and coriander provide a well balanced and refreshing Weisse. Clean and dry finish leaves me wanting more, but alas..this was my only one. Very nice and refreshing. This probably would've gotten some 5's if I were rating it on a hot, summer day.

Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, pours gold/orange and cloudy, lifts a noble off white, large head, which lasts and lasts. Leaves some lace. Sweat nose of wheat, orange peel and spice. Flavor is dominated by ripe bananas, clove, yeast, bread. Mouthfeel is top notch, creamy and sliky smooth. Fine German wheat. Refreshing, tasty and complex. you cannot go wrong with this brew.

Photo of warriorsoul
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a good friend for opening up my eyes to this one...not a huge wheat beer fan, so this is not one I would normally pick up...glad he did.
A cloudy, citrus color with almost two full fingers of bright white head...a decent layer remains for the duration and leaves some very thin lacing.
Crisp in the nose...a light malt sweetness with a hint of clove spice, banana and bready yeast.
Taste is very enjoyable...just enough of everything. Clove, banana, citrus, sweet malt...very little hop to add any sort of bittering effect.
Mouthfeel is much thicker than I was expecting...not a light beer, as the yeast really adds depth to the brew.
Goes down very easy and could be a summer session brew for me...no doubt.
A pleasant surprise for me...

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A perennial favourite. 500ml bottle from the LCBO, poured into a weizenbier glass.

A very attractive opaque dark gold brew, leaves about an inch thick head that manages to hang on for most of the session.

Smell is wonderful: honey and butterscotch are dominant, followed by citrus, banana, spices and flowers.

The taste is what I've come to expect from a quality hefe: banana, malt, a bit of a bitter kick near the finish. Mouthfeel is medium thickness, good carbonation which leaves a gentle bite at the finish.

A first rate hefe, great for a session.

Photo of NicholasCasber
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer poured an amazing cloudy orange. Left a brilliantly solid head, which lasted nearly the whole drink.

S: Smelled of a traditional wheat bier, very grainy, very rough, very bright. I feel the smell doesn't really showcase the taste that is about to come.

T: While most Weiss's are very strong and very harsh, this tended to provide that rough, fresh taste of grain that I was looking for, but finished smooth, and brilliant as a matter of fact.

M: This was a very full bodied bier for a weisse, which, was more than welcome. Left a buttery, and delicious flavor on the aftertaste.

D: While a decent drink, still not my favorite, but not horrible. As Weisse's go, so far one of my favorites.

Overall, I feel that this beer would be something that I could sit down, with a few rounds, and watch a soccer match, and just relax. Cheers.

Photo of bsp77
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit Weizen/Pint hybrid.

Appearance: Very cloudy light orange with a moderate white head that lasts awhile. Nice lacing.

Smell: Cloves, slightly tart wheat, and mild banana.

Taste: Major cloves upfront, with wheat malt and a touch of banana - slightly tart overall. The cloves carry through to the end of each sip and beyond, with pepper and lemon as well.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light to medium body, exceedingly dry.

Drinkability: Great German Hefeweizen that is very dry and just tart enough to be extra refreshing. This has to be one of the ideal lawnmower beers.

Photo of Stonebreaker
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Looks great to me, dark orange yellow with a nice head that recedes to thin spotty haze with good lacing.

Smell: Citrusy, little pineapple acid maybe, banana. I love the smell of wheat beers.

Taste: I drank this beer with a slice of lemon for years before I knew about the best beers, they had this at my corner bar. The flavor is classic. I didn't taste the hops before but I do now, nestled in just below the wheat, definitely prefer this one to Schneider. Sweetness of the wheat with a lemon zest probably brought on by the hops, a true classic.

Mouthfeel: Good.

Drinkability: Easy to drink yourself silly.

Notes: I have a german friend, who was not a beer snob more of a pothead, but interestingly he told me germans don't drink this stuff. The wonder of advertising I suppose. Oh well, too bad for them.

Photo of magictrokini
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent German hefe, although these ratings do not reflect it. Pours a cloudy light orange with a big, puffy white head. Aroma of bananas, cloves, and wheat. Taste is very balanced, with a lot of the wheat and yeast coming through. Nice bananas and spice in the finish. Nothing is overpowering, but all the flavors you expect are there.

Photo of jsolack
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Hazy yellow-orange color, initial head was thick but it went down quickly. Nice looking.

Smell:
Smells sweet and wheaty with citrus hints.

Taste:
Great flavor... bitterness is balanced nicely with sweetness. Wheat and subtle citrus/banana.

Mouthfeel:
Feels nice and thick in the mouth... releases nice bubbles on the tounge. Flavor lingers for just the right amount of time.

Drinkability:
Very drinkable, goes down smooth without any bitterness.

Photo of Thrasher
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a notch below Paulaner and Franziskaner in my opinion. Head quivers like a poached egg, golden orange cloudy body, terrific beady mouthfeel, aroma a little milky and sour. Banana, cloves, bubble gum flavors. Good healthy yeast comes to the forefront, well supported by perfectly toasty, almost invisible, malts. Quite more-ish, meaning the finish begs for another sip, especially if it is not too cold. Aftertaste is pure pineapple. Everything is here for a great hefe, all the characteristics are in place, just not that intangible divine quality that would push this brew over the edge.

Photo of BranfordBound
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz euro bottle into a weizen glass. Best before 03/11 on the label.

Pours a nice dark golden with some yellow and orange tones. Two finger off white head sticks around and leaves spotty lacing. Good carbonation.

Smells like banana bread. Big sweet banana notes everywhere. Small spice in the back.

Tastes wonderful, very sweet. Nice bready and banana first which fades to a gentle spice. Aftertaste is sweet and yeasty. Very well put together.

Tickling and wet like a good hefe. A little too wet sometimes.

A little heavy bodied, but on a hot day you can put these down. This ties with Paulaner in the hefeweizen world. Nice and sweet.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This stuff was always pretty plentiful in Milwaukee, but now that I'm back on the west side of the country, it is pretty rare to find again. Pours a nice hazy yellow with about 1" even of head on it. Aroma, banana, still smells like belgian yeast, clove.

Same in the taste, banana/clove. Actually enjoyable for my tastes, I wouldn't want to drink this over and over, but one bottle in a day's setting in the summer does the trick. A little sweet and tart in the mouthfeel, just right, doesn't allow clove or yeast to be a massive dominating presence. Somehow can have high carbonation and yet seem creamy at the same time.

Photo of ADR
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker yellow and hazy, generates a good head that glistens and lasts for a medium amount of time. Laces in incomplete dripping rings. Nice aroma. a bit of tartness and estery tones that call mace, pepper, and hot cinnamon to mind. Mouthfeel is agreeable, light but tasting of solid flavors of pie spices, a touch of dark brown sugar, and a bit of grape skin acidity to help cut the fluffiness. Thins at the back to a lightly sugary finish, a little too soft and washed out. Bit of grassiness noticeable by the end of the glass. Good Hefe, another Hacker-Pschorr that I've assumed I'd already rated before.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The tone of this beer is a bright vibrant golden orange unfiltered sunburst with a large carbonated foaming buttered popcorn colored head. The aroma filled with clove, spices, and deep banana tones created by the signature yeast a wonderful weizen one of the original six Munich breweries. What an amazing smell this beer is very inviting to the senses. The flavor is a sharp wheat malt sweetness with some alchol tones trickling through on my palate along with hints of the spices, clove, and banana notes very goo this is up there with the best of the hefeweizens. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and medium bodied almost syrupy from the characteristics from the yeast, very nice. I could drink this on any given day especially a beautiful spring or summer day in the breeze.

Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy golden amber with a good white head. Good lacing.
Lots of banana and vague ripe fruit in the nose.
Taste features more bready malts but still has a solid banana note, along with a bit of clove.
Rather high carbonation, but this seems appropriate for this brew. Near medium body. Crisp.

O: a solid German Weiss, but not a favored style.

Photo of mocktm
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fadeley's Deli Pub in Patchogue, NY. What more can really be said about this beer? A classic...

Pours a hazy orangish hue with plenty of sediment and a tremendous fluffy white head. Doesn't get much better than this. Simply sets the standards for a Hefe.

Nose is full of wheat aromas balanced out perfectly by some very slight lemony hop citrus. Of course the yeast is also very much present as well, dishing out its banana, clove goodness.

Taste shows why this beer has stood the tests of time thus far. Sweet biscuit complemented by lots of banana, bubblegum and moderate spice up front. This is balanced out perfectly by just the slightest amount of tangy citrus in the back end.

Mouthfeel is a tad bit light, but still thoroughly enjoyable. Give the glass a quick swish around to get the carbonation working before you drink to garner a bit more creaminess.

Overall, a great and reliable brew that I can pretty much drink all night. An ideal and widely available session beer, but please don't fruit it. Cheers!

Photo of jeonseh
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing this beer again since my first one was rather short and before I actually had an idea of what to look for. Brewed on 5/07 and poured into a Riedel Weizen glass. Reviewed on 1/17/08

A- A hazy orangey gold color with a nice big, frothy uneven head. Can see a bit of carbonation running up the glass. About two fingers and thick and strong. definitely not going anywhere. Leaves a lot of lacing down the glass. Really a pretty hefe.

S- Rather fragrant beer. Mainly notes of bananas and citrus, more toward orange than lemon I would say. also, has the characteristic Hefe yeasty smell that I have come to expect from a Hefe. Also a hint of cloves mixed in.

T- heavy citrus notes; taste a lot of orange and lemon, a bit of spiciness to this brew as well. After a while, there is another fruit taste that comes in; either apple or possibly grapefruit. Overall, the palate is rather sour tasting as well. have to say the beer tasted much different than it smelled to me. Did not pick up much taste of bananas or anything of that nature. Actually felt the taste was a bit of a let down.

MF- A lot of carbonation on this one. rather tingly in the mouth; almost reminds me of champagne in terms of that. I like the amount of carbonation. After drinking the beer, one is left with a rather crisp and tart feeling in the mouth as if I just bit into a fresh granny smith apple.

D- This is not a bad beer but not a great one either in my opinion. The crisp fruit taste is nice and could it being a good apertif or a beer to drink with cheese to replace champagne. Yet on the whole, it doesn't have any really definite characterisitcs that make it stand out amongst the Hefe world. Worth possibly picking up again but for the price I would venture elsewhere.

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