Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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Reviews by Beric:
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Serving: 12oz bottle into pilsner (no weizen glass yet)
Served: 5 Aug 2013
Appearance: A hazy golden color that doesn't let much light through. A good three finger head that diminishes slowly to a sheen of frothy white bubbles. Nice suspension of yeast in the beer after agitating the bottle before pouring our the last quarter or so. Good lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell: The banana is very assertive here, but not overpowering. The beer smells crisp and clean.
Taste: The banana notes really shine here. I don't get much clove or bubblegum or other flavors people describe when drinking hefeweizens. The taste is nicely balanced- the banana and yeasty notes play center stage, though crisper light malts help balance the setting. Not quite as sublime as Weihenstephaner (which I consider the gold standard of the style).
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is very nicely to style- small, smooth bubbles add just a bit more body to an already 'heavy' feeling beer, due to the yeast.
Overall: A fantastic hefeweizen that is widely available. This one is very good, and easily one of my top five, possibly one of my top three. This one isn't good enough to unseat Weihenstephaner, but it is a great representation of the style and is a beer I would certainly not hesitate to buy again or order when provided in a restaurant.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2013 00:42:09 | More by Beric
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4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Ahhhh a nice wheat beer. I do love my stouts but a good refreshing beer like that right after work is genius. Got a lightning closure on this one. Looks really old school with a picture of Georg Pschorr, the dude that made the brewery what it is today.
Served in a ''Blanche de Chambly'' weizen glass. As the name suggest, the cap just popped like crazy spraying me with a bit of beer when I opened it... Almost felt like good old Georg had just spat in my face to tell you the truth. The Hefe has got a NICE orangy-hay color that looks like an inverted tequila sunrise because of the conic bottom of the glass showcasing the hay at the bottom and leaving it's place for the orange/copper at the top. Cloudy and bright orangy when held up to a light. A thick creamy head that hangs around and almost looks yeasty (is that possible...?). Looks good!
Before even putting the glass up to my nose, I could already smell the banana coming from the beer. A little bit of bread, a little bit of citrus, nothing overpowering. First sip reveals a creaminess that I was not expecting. A good carbonation but really fine. Hits you more in the back of the throat than on the tongue.
I get a light banana taste up front then some earthy/bready notes and the finale is all about the orange. I may get some pear on the mix too. Aftertaste is almost absent and burp just taste like beer... As you drink it, you get some thick lacing that kinda remind me of those animal shaped chicken nugget. It eventually thins out. The alcohol really hides itself well in this smooth beer. But you can definitely feel it once you've finished the whole 500ml bottle.
Mr. Pschorr, you have impressed me. A really good German hefeweizen that you should really give a try.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 20:51:46 | More by BrunoPettipas
3.03/5 rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A German Hefe. Maybe I was expecting too much. Overall appearance was good, smell was ok. First drink hit me at the front with a touch of skunk. It went away fast but kind of turned me off. Overall a nice beer, just though it could use just a touch of smoothing out. Definitely a wheat but almost, just barely fell towards the category of a mass produced, less refined beer. Sorry, just my opinion...
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 02:34:13 | More by hophugger
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