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

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Ratings: 1259
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rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%


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

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001)
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RandomExile

Maryland

4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: giant, fluffy white head, fades into a persistent surface covering; cloudy opaque medium-orange color, scattered cohesive arcs and spatters of lacing
S: orange/lemon citrus, spice, coriander, a hint of bubblegum; intoxicating and compelling; I can see where people detect bananas, but I wouldn't have identified it by myself
T: rich, clovey malt/yeasty banana bread, spiced
M: medium-full bodied, crisp but full, ever so slightly dry
O: I had to really think about not assigning it fives across the board. For me, this is the medium-rare prime ribeye of beer: when I think of beer, when I crave a real, satisfying, transcendent beer ... this is what I needed.

500mL / Weizen Glass / Schmankerl Stube, Hagerstown, MD

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2013 01:31:56 | More by RandomExile
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into pint at sharkeys in Radford VA. Very orange color with a bit of foamy head and lacing. Not a superb looking hefe...
Nice banana hefe yeasty smell with a dose of malt. Simar flavor. Maybe a bit over malty and thick...deff not m ygm fav hefe. Compared to my fav paulaner natrub this is way off...although still good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 21:46:40 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably in my top 3 German, et al, Hefeweizens - 3rd behind Weihenstephaner and Kulmbacher Kapuziner Gold (fighting for #1)

A: huge, generous off-white (beige) foamy head, keeps a cap all the way down - super-cloudy, yellowish brown liquid - looks hearty

S: one of the best! textbook - dinner-roll and more cakey malt - baked banana, though subdued - clove at a higher degree - it smells (as do other H-P beers) like a lightly-spiced sweet roll

T: banana nectar really comes out more, but not overbearing - bit of a balanced bitterness in the finish, clove-y - doughy malt still reigns supreme, yeasty and sooo good - a little bit dirty, overall

M: creamy and nearly silky, wanting just a little more smoothness in body - perfect touch of lift and scrub from the carbonation, aided by some hop bitterness tingling - dry enough - really nice to drink

O: I had no idea how good this was, but considering the fact that I've had some other great beers from H-P, this comes as no surprise - the flavor could bust out a little more but, otherwise, no complaints - highly recommended

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 00:07:21 | More by Bouleboubier
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at Westwood Tavern.

This was one of the few solid offerings at Westwood, as far as draft was concerned, so I went with it. It pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a half-finger of glowing off-tan foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light orange zest, very light coriander, and a touch of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with a light dusting of clove coming through in the background. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a generally solid, if boring, hefe, one that doesn't seem to stack up with its compatriots.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 20:34:04 | More by TMoney2591
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a beautiful, hazy, barely translucent dark amber with a fine-bubbled pale tan head. Wheaty aroma has an overtone of citrus, lemon and orange and a hint of yeast. Flavor has a wheat core with a strong citrus overtone and hints of yeast and even caramel. Smooth texture has good body and fizz, more body than most hefes I have tried. A superior and delicious hefe! Try it on tap if you can.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2012 18:35:09 | More by Cyberkedi
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TTAmod

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes from lunch earlier.

Served in weisse glass with no lemon.

A: Nice, thick, frothing off-white head sits atop a column of a cloudy, bright orange liquid. Loads of carbonation rush to the top and sustain the head quite well.

S: Smell is typical hefe. Lemon, yeast, spices. Yum.

T: Taste is pretty darn good. Lots of lemon, banana and cloves. I don't know if it's just me, but I pick up a bit of cinnamon, too. Ends with a nice wheat twang and slightly spicy.

M: Frothy, creamy...perfect for the style and taste.

O: A go-to hefe for me...a lot of places in the area have this on tap, and I go for it if there's nothing else good. I think the color is a bit funky and the cinnamon taste is pretty odd, but there isn't much here to complain about.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 22:07:18 | More by TTAmod
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soju6

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Served a hazy golden color with a good head and some lacing.

S: Aroma of banana and clove with a bit of citrus.

T: Flavor fruity with banana and spice. A mixture of sweetness and tart with a bit of grainy. Has a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and quite refreshing. Very nice balance.

O: This is a well crafted beer. Not my favorite style but did enjoy this one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2012 03:58:38 | More by soju6
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy golden, big, 3 finger head lasts well and leaves a great deal of lacing.
S- The smell is wheaty at first and then it picks up complexity with more banana, lemon, and a slight pepper componant rounding it out.
T- It comes across as more bubblegum than banana which isnt really what I like. There is a light lemon presence and a bit of spice. But the bubblegum/bandaid flavor just slightly overtakes it.
M- Medium body. Active carbonation.
O- A good hefeweizen, but not quite in the top tier for me. A little more banana or spice and less of the overwhelming bubblegum/bandaid would make it spot on.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 21:26:17 | More by jsprain1
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mocktm

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +9%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2011 12:51:46 | More by mocktm
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Magpie14

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: clouded banana yellow and soft orange with a creamy bone white sticky icky cap. Plenty of invigorating bubbles moving. Great look and very refreshing to the eye. A massive curtain of white coats my glass

S: nose is slightly grassy, minty, wheaty and banana-like. Mild spice wafts as well. A go to brew/standard for the style

T: flavors are soothing and delicious. Very enjoyable flavors of banana wheat pancake tones. Ever so soft clove and nutmeg spiciness offers just the right contrast. Some mild bubblegum, yeast, honey, and sugar notes round things out

M: soft and smooth on the way down. What is most interesting is the understated fuzzy carbonation of the beer. Easy to sip, gulp, and slam. All Hefeweizens should be like this

O: for the style, absolute greatness. Always welcome whenever or where ever I can get it

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 20:05:38 | More by Magpie14
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap here at the Wexford Ale House in Wexford, PA. Pours a moderately cloudy gold color with a thick cap of snow-white foam. Holds its shae well with some faint, stickly lacing.

Lots of traditional Hefe character in nose. German yeast esters mixed with sweet, wheaty grain. Notes of banana, fresh-cut grass and mild clove. Sweet, buttered bread and wildflower honey.

More sweet and floral, orange blossom character in the flavor along with toasty, buttered biscuit. Lots of pleasant German yeast notes; again banana and grass along with even milder clove. All the elements of, what I consider to be, an excellent representation of the style.

Clean and only semidry with a lingering yeast feel on the palate. Moderate carbonation and a medium body for the style. A great summer staple.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 17:31:06 | More by letsgopens
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AndrewNations

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer at the brewery during Oktoberfest 2010. An amazing experience. This was my first beer of the trip.

A - A nice golden and hazy color with a slightly darker tint then most within this same style. A huge, white and fluffy head.

S - Lots of strong yeast and slight citrus. As a home brewer, I was surprised at how much yeast I picked up on the nose. It smelt almost as if it wasn't ready yet.

T - More the same yeast with clove and banana. I couldn't get over how fresh this beer was. I'd love to ask but given the size of the operation and the madness that had already ensued I didn't want to bother the staff. Also, I speak zero German so...

M - Perfect. Not too thin and with the perfect amount of carbonation for my taste. Less is more with me.

D - Great. The low abv and fresh aspects make this one a great one to drink in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-26-2010 16:28:41 | More by AndrewNations
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blackc5

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy golden body with a dense creamy white head. Good retention, moderate lacing.

S - Wheat and clove dominate the aromas which I found a bit muted overall. Masks the banana.

T - Banana is much more forward in taste than smell, and this is a very nice hefe that checks all the boxes - banana, clove, nice bready wheat, and just a hint of bubblegum. Nicely made.

M - Light+ body with a good strong carbonation. No complaints here.

D - Very high overall, a well-crafted hefeweizen that I could drink any summer day. Still finding this on tap - perhaps time to switch it out for something more fall-like, but I can't complain as it is very tasty.

If it wasn't for the mild wheat-first aromas, I would put this right up there with the best.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2010 04:19:59 | More by blackc5
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largadeer

California

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt, 0.5L served in a weissbier glass. Cloudy yet bright golden amber and topped by a large frothy head, this is typical of the style but looks excellent.

The aroma highlights the breadiness of malted wheat and the spiciness of the yeast. Clove and white pepper come through strongly, while fruitiness is a bit more reserved.

Taste and texture is where this beer excels. Dry and spicy with a light but substantial bready malt backbone, this is delicious. Lots of clove and pepper spiciness leads into a clean finish that leaves only a touch of breadiness lingering on the tongue. This isn't as fruity as many hefeweizens, the yeast really highlights the spicy phenols rather than the banana-like notes you'd expect.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2010 23:56:12 | More by largadeer
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Strix

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden yellow, little head.

Wheaty and clovey, but smells a little artificial somehow.

Typical wheat, clove and banana. Heavy on the clove and kind of dense feeling.

Mouthfeel lacking a pop I associate with the style. Uncarbonated and syrupy.

Something was off for me on this one. Maybe it's been sitting around awhile at the bar?

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2010 03:50:23 | More by Strix
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musicman575

California

4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Already being a very simple, fresh wheat beer, being fresh on tap (and served with a slice of orange) made it all the mo' betta. The golden opacity and fluffy head of this brew foretold of its thickness. It's not heavily accented with other grains and spices like some other wheat beers, but it does have a very gentle finish.

I discovered Hacker Pschorr Weisse at Miller's Pub in Chicago, on the ground floor of the Palmer House Hilton. This beer made the entire trip worth it. Since then, I have found HPW in 24-ounce bottles at my local BevMo.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2010 05:32:16 | More by musicman575
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BeerskiBrewski61

Tennessee

4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hacker-Pschorr on tap cannot be beat. If you go to a tavern where Hacker-Pschorr is on tap, DO NOT PASS IT UP !!! The color is superb, the smell goes great along with the lemon wedge, tastes wonderful, by the time the glass falls to the bar; it's time to say, "bartender; another Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weissen !!!
This is truly the "Nectar of the Gods".

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2009 21:25:38 | More by BeerskiBrewski61
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unclejimbay

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Natürtrub
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Style: Hefeweizen, ABV: 5.50 %
Reviewed @ E Street JB, 5/1/09
Draft>tall wheat glass

A 4.0 - Good 1 finger head, nice lacing. Golden cloudy straw in color.
S 3.0 - Had some funkyness going on. I think this may be the glass, I will have to try this one again.
T 4.0 Bannana notes, semi citrus tartness, light wheat malt backbone.
MF 3.0 - Semi thin/light in body, low in carbonation (They are having some issues with the temp of their draft system today)
D 3.5 - Good hefe, but I will need to give this one another try for a more detailed review in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2009 18:56:46 | More by unclejimbay
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spointon

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap tonight at Cabana Charlies in Woodridge.

A= This ale poured a cloudy bright yellow gold color with a 1" white head. Lots of carbonation release evident. The head slowly dropped to a thin skim and eventually to zero. A few streaks of lace left behind.

S= The aroma was all banana, esters, bubblegum, and a hint of clove. A bit too muted for my taste and there was a very slight sulfur note in there that I thought was out of place.

T= Nice wheat and malty sweetness up front with a lot of esters alongside banana, clove, and spice. Nothing over the top - well balanced and tasty.

MF= Lighter side of medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

D= One of my favorite hefeweizens and certainly a classic. I think I prefer this to many American made hefeweizens, but not as much as I appreciate the better German examples. Highly drinkable though and worth going back to again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2009 04:33:29 | More by spointon
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this little douzy at the Newportville Inn PA.
Poured into a Hacker Pschorr pilsner glass.Pours a hazy golden color with a thick fluffy white heading. Lacing pretty much throughout the tasting until about three quarter's down.

Smell is spicey upfront,cloves,nutmeg with a very subtle smell of citrus hops.Also some Chamomile.

Taste is banana kind of shocking I really didn't detect any smell of this so it was a good surprise. The rest is pretty much the same as the nose.

Mouth is very crisp and clean. A light-bodied beverage with great lacing.

Drink is good but I really couldn't see having too many as the seem as a good social beer not for a session.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2009 23:01:32 | More by TheFightfan1
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Bier Markt, in Toronto.

Lightly bronzed orange peel with less buoyant shades of yellow laying beneath. As should be expected for the style, its head is large and creamy, refusing to ever subside. Endless streams of bubbles hectically race through the body, like cars at rush hour on the Friday of a long-weekend. This sea of carbonation is both dizzying and hypnotic.

Its aroma is lively and effervescent, displaying fruity esters and moderately spicy phenols. The wheaty graininess is coated in spices, sugary pink bubblegum and layer upon layer of banana peel. There's a touch of acidity as well as tartness imparted from a prominent citrusy component. The impression I get is that this should be very refreshing.

Right I was! Crisp blades of wheat and warm, freshly baked breads are doused in a special phenolic spicing courtesy of the yeast (which also serves up a wonderful fruit platter that includes mango, melon, orange and both green and yellow apple). There's a generous addition of vanilla bean and lemon zest as well.

The soft, bready malts and grainy wheat flavor amount to something unexpectedly smooth; it's unlikely creamy for a beer this citrusy and refreshing. Hop flavor is none but in its place is light tartness. The beer might benefit from a slightly higher carbonation but its current level is acceptable. With warming, flavours become more pronounced and, as always, a tug-of-war between esters and phenols ensues.

Most German weiss beers fall within the archetypal 'banana-and-clove yeast character' and Hacker-Pschorr's hefe-weisse is no exception. It is a sound, solid and traditional Bavarian wheat beer which alongside such names as Weihenstephan, Schneider and Paulaner, comprises the top echelon of my list for style favourites.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2009 19:53:40 | More by biegaman
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pandashaver

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks hazy and yellow-orange body with very small and quickly dissipating white foamy head (maybe a bad pour?). Fruity smell (lemon, orange) and also some wheat - not overwhelming. Taste is the best quality here, with some nice fresh orange and spices. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, but nice. Very drinkable, though I might get sick of the fruitiness after two of these.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2009 18:25:07 | More by pandashaver
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Zadok

Kansas

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden straw with a thin white head and mild lacing.

Aroma of clove and banana, prototypical but still very pleasing.

Nice flavor of banana and clove with other mild spices.

Smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Refreshing and light.

Very drinkable hefe, nice flavors and well balanced. As with most qaulity hefe's a very sessionable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2008 15:20:41 | More by Zadok
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roblowther

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It arrives a very opaque pale gold with a dense creamy white head. The smell is apples, vanilla, and nutmeg. It tastes of pepper up front, very dry and then morphing to a nice malt with flavors of citrus and then a dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly & creamy. This one is very good, and the balanced flavor makes it very drinkable indeed.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2008 03:14:37 | More by roblowther
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armock

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy orange color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of clove and banana for the most part

T - Is banana flavors at first followed by the spice

M - This beer has a medium body with a lot of carbonation to it

D - Its a pretty god hefe a bit more carbonation than expected but still very drinkable worth a try

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2008 23:27:51 | More by armock
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