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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,475 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,475
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 65
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001)
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Reviews by eb003:
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this before, but in a bottle. It's a bit more enjoyable from the tap, though.

The appearance is good. It pours pale yellow...not quite as cloudy as other hefes. The smell is good, still sweet with a hint of citrus.

The taste is good, just not quite as flavorful as other hefes...but still a great brew.

The mouthfeel from the tap is very nice...it's a bit more smooth than it comes in the bottle.

The drinkability is high...great taste, smooth feel... could drink it all night.

(The bar where I had it, served it with lemon...and it was ok with the lemon...but better without it IMO. I also had it with an orange slice...and that was a nice compliment...BUT I'd still take it without fruit).

Overall still a great brew...tap or bottle...

eb003, Jul 14, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -12%
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.

oberon, Jun 11, 2003
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.

Popsinc, Jun 04, 2003
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.

RoyalT, Jan 25, 2005
Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev -2.2%

cam477, May 02, 2014
Photo of beerhunter13
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

beerhunter13, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

t2grogan, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of GameOfBeers
4.5/5  rDev +10%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
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.

BeerAdvocate, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of drewkennedy
4.5/5  rDev +10%

drewkennedy, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

csmartin6, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Todd
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
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!

Todd, Feb 24, 2001
Photo of generallee
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

generallee, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Jason
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Jason, Jan 22, 2002
Photo of Rifrafboy
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Rifrafboy, Jun 27, 2003
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.

merlin48, Feb 01, 2004
Photo of Billolick
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Billolick, May 14, 2004
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...

warriorsoul, Apr 17, 2006
Photo of JayEvans813
4/5  rDev -2.2%

JayEvans813, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

olradetbalder, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of Mugenlude
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Mugenlude, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of NicholasCasber
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

NicholasCasber, Dec 08, 2009
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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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