Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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3.55/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
01-11-2004 02:07:22 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
04-15-2012 06:33:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
08-14-2010 14:40:00 | More by metter98
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
01-03-2006 15:18:08 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
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
06-22-2006 01:08:35 | More by brentk56
3.53/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
07-08-2005 02:54:35 | More by BEERchitect
3.83/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
10-20-2003 14:52:02 | More by Phyl21ca
3.78/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
04-13-2011 22:46:12 | More by womencantsail
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
07-05-2011 15:29:05 | More by kylehay2004
3.85/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
12-25-2011 06:21:03 | More by Knapp85
3.6/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
06-11-2003 07:32:30 | More by oberon
3.38/5 rDev -17.6%
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.
10-15-2012 20:34:04 | More by TMoney2591
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
08-06-2008 18:42:09 | More by zeff80
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
10-19-2010 23:56:12 | More by largadeer
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
12-03-2010 03:23:33 | More by biboergosum
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
08-19-2002 09:17:22 | More by NeroFiddled
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.
A: The beer is a cloudy light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of wheat, bananas, light malts, hints of lemon & spice and a faint touch of hops.
T: The taste starts with bready flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet and complementary flavors of bananas, spices and citrus come in. The hops presence is mild but on-target for the style and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is beer has everything that you look for in a Hefeweizen and is a very good beer to drink for a long time.
10-06-2009 02:16:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.53/5 rDev -13.9%
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a nice, creamy two and a half finger head. The foam has great staying power and leaves nice lace as it settles.
S - Robust, yeasty aroma of mostly cloves with a hint of banana. Lots of spicy wheat malt aroma and a little bit of toasted malt flavor.
T - Surprisingly malty, sweet flavor up front with toasted notes, tangy wheat, and some caramel. Yeast comes in the middle with banana and some muted clove. Mild spicy hop flavors briefly appear towards the finish along with more caramel sweetness.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.
D - A decent weisse beer, but it lacks the outstanding yeast character of other, better examples of the style. There is nothing seriously wrong with this beer, but the flavors are just kind of dull and lifeless. Perhaps it would be better fresh, but I don't recall it being much better than this the last time I was in Germany.
03-06-2009 22:21:42 | More by nickfl
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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