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

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BA SCORE
91
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1,440 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 63
Gots: 85 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some malt and dry aftertaste and banana and cloves . Unfiltered adds to taste but subtracts from appearance as murkiness. Unexeptional but smooth standard beer. Had again 1.5 years later, some reranking, and was nice on summer night but think better with food.

Sammy, Jan 11, 2004
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 5/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, spice, and a nice sweet banana aroma. Taste is much the same with a slightly sour quality to it. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen and the best of the Hacker-Pschorr beers I have tried so far.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

djrn2, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +10%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured cloudy golden yellow into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that quickly settled down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of bananas, clove and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has a touch of sweetness and some hints of citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and is very refreshing. A moderate amount of carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is also quite refreshing.

metter98, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an extremely cloudy dark golden color with a marshmallow head that hangs around forever and leaves lots of lacing

Smell: I pick up both the clove and banana tones, although the aroma could be stronger

Taste: Starts out with a wheat bread flavor that is joined by the clove and banana elements at mid-palate; a touch of lemon, as well; there is a bit of grainyness that appears after the swallow which is a distraction; long lasting sweet and spicy/tart flavors in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (could be a bit creamier) with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: This beer is well made but just a notch below the great ones

brentk56, Jun 22, 2006
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rust orange with a haze of superfine yeast; perhaps the darkest hefe weizen that I've yet encountered. The colossal French vanilla colored crown shrank rapidly, but is still a multiple finger presence in the top portion of the glass. It's unfortunate that there isn't more lace, but that barely detracts from what is a wonderful looking beer.

The aroma is classic. There are no surprises, nothing new or different, just pure hefe weizen yeast esters of fresh banana and clove; neither dominating the other. Although a little more olfactory vividness would be welcome, the nose is a solid as a rock.

The flavor profile is also solid and echoes the nose perfectly. Wheat is easily appreciated, but is a trifle too 'grainy' for me to consider this beer among my favorites of the style. A little more sweetness would have effectively papered over that (admittedly) minor shortcoming. The fruit and spice could stand to speak with a louder voice. Don't get me wrong, this is good beer, it just has extremely high standards to live up to.

Banana just edges out clove, but it's a near thing. The hefe weizen banan-o-meter score is a respectable 3.0/5.0. Some hefe weizens are sweet, some are tart. This one is neither really. Neutral is less interesting, but is still good. The finish is short due to a light-medium mouthfeel that doesn't quite make it to creamy. It's soft and smooth with a shortage of carbonation, especially late in the glass.

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrub is clearly a well-crafted beer. It hangs around in the vicinity of my Top-5 German hefes of all-time, but doesn't have 'der hoden' to run with the big boys. Although I enjoyed the bottle, with versions from Brauereien Aying, Weihenstephan and Paulaner a few minutes from my doorstep, I doubt that I'll drink this one again.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 03, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very creamy wheat beer. Looks murky, straw, and icy--Much like many other wheat beers. Has good head retention. White and thick. Smells mildly and citrusy sweet. Hints of banannas, coconunts, and a twang given off by the wheat yeast. Tastes vegetive sweet. Citrus fruits behind. Orange, banannas, and lemon tart. Creamy mouthfeel. Lacks the peppery or spicy that is expected, but the creamyness makes up for it.

BEERchitect, Jul 08, 2005
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice blond wheat beer with a nice head. Very good taste of hweat with a subtle sweet touch. I was very impressed with that brew. It is very simple but very pleasant and well done. A real german mastercraft of a beer. Will be drinking more of this one in the future.

Phyl21ca, Oct 20, 2003
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.2%

kjkinsey, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

ygtbsm94, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is the typically turbid golden orange color with a two finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

S: Lots of banana on the nose along with wheat and a lot of bready notes. There is a touch of lemon and citrus zest. Cloves are present, but not overly intense. There is a little bit of white pepper, too.

T: Not quite as good of a flavor. Sweet bread and wheat are dominant. The banana is somewhat subdued and there is only a little bit of clove. Some light citrus is also present.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: Good hefeweizen, but I think their Oktoberfest is better.

womencantsail, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mild haze with a orange/golden color. Frothy white head

S: citrus dominates the taste. Little malty. Cloves and light banana notes.

T: orange up front and on the back end with little wheat and bready in between.

M: light bodied. Mild carbonation. Smooth.

O: this is a popular member of its category. Refreshing. Goes well with the summer heat.

kylehay2004, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a cloudy looking yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The head was a little soapy looking and as it settled it left a nice looking scattered lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer has the traditional aromas of banana, clove and wheat. The taste is smooth with some nice wheat flavors in there. The mouthfeel is soft, lightly carbonated and very drinkable. Overall it's a good Hefeweizen. I would drink it again.

Knapp85, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -2.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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 largadeer
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

largadeer, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

TMoney2591, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

emerge077, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours out a cloudy, golden-yellow color with a good deal of carboantion. It had a small, white, fizzy, bubbly head that left small traces of lace.

S - Smell was fruity and citrusy. It had some wheat undertones.

T - THe taste was a great blend of wheat, yeast, clove, banana and a lemony kick.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - One of the best hefeweizens around.

zeff80, Aug 06, 2008
Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter swing-top bottle. German penguin-suit front and center on the label.

This beer pours a hazy golden flaxen hue, with three fingers of puffy, and tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves some broadly webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready, and almost musty wheat grain, gritty yeast, and the usual, but of course welcome suspects of ripe banana and spicy clove. The taste is more softly grainy wheat malt, mildly fleshy banana esters, clove - natch, plain fruity orange and apple esters, and subtle earthy yeast.

The carbonation is average in its tight-ass frothiness, the body a decently stoic medium weight, everyday smooth, and yet a bit airily creamy. It finishes off-dry, with a fair bit of residual wheat malt sweetness, and a lesser amount of blended spice and lingering fruitiness.

A nice, mostly understated hefe - the spice and fruit well balanced with that 'other' grain malt. Old World moderation - not too big, not too small, just nice and drinkable. If I were a wheat-head (is that a thing?), I could very well see sipping an afternoon away upon wooden benches in a biergarten somewhere with this.

biboergosum, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep orange-copper color with a solid white head that holds. There's a nice thick lace above the collar that gives the appearance of a mountainous horizon - but nothing above it. The foam across the surface thins but holds throughout the glass. The aroma has a dominant banana note with some grainy malt and clove. The body is light, giving a thinnish - but creamy - mouthfeel. The aroma offers far more banana that the flavor, which is more clovey. There's a light grainy maltiness up front, followed by a gentle tanginess, some clove, a light hop flavor, more spicy clove and a dry refreshing finish with a final swirl of light banana and then a residual hoppiness. This beer is unique in that it has more bitterness than most, with some light hop flavor, and an emphasis on spicy clove.

NeroFiddled, Aug 19, 2002
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 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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 17, 2003
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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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