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

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rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%


Brewed by:
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2004 02:07:22 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 06:33:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2006 15:18:08 | More by BuckeyeNation
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womencantsail

California

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 22:46:12 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 01:08:35 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2003 14:52:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2005 02:54:35 | More by BEERchitect
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 14:40:00 | More by metter98
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2003 07:32:30 | More by oberon
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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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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2002 09:17:22 | More by NeroFiddled
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 03:23:33 | More by biboergosum
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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

12 ounce bottle, poured into a Weihenstephaner weisse glass.

...but not very skillfully...we've got 3 inches of beer and 8 inches of foam....now, we play the waiting game..

looks lovely, cloudy tangerine, vast, dotted froth...

aroma: banana, lemon, and orange leap right out the glass and invade the nose, with a kick of spice at the side...traces of cookie dough and soft cinnamon.

Taste: fruity at the fore, sparkly and spicy...then smooth and tasty. Ridiculously drinkable, medium-bodied, with a light, yet lingering citrus & yeast finish.

This beverage easily meets my approval. I could have a hearty session with these in hot weather such as we have now...heck, I'm already on my second bottle!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2005 23:53:00 | More by feloniousmonk
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MasterSki

Illinois

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

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Really attractive beer. Rich golden color, with 2-fingered snow white foam and medium carbonation. Foam dissipates slowly and leaves a dime-sized head that persists.

S - Wheat, yeast, cloves, hint of banana and citrus. Pretty standard wheat beer smell, but nonetheless is rich and tasty.

T - Sweeter than I expected, with banana and malt presence. A little bit of spice keeps things interesting. Solid, but doesn't stand out.

M - Great texture, goes down smooth. Carbonation is just right.

D - Goes down easy, and at 5.5% it's definitely sessionable. The carbonation might put me off having too many in an evening.

Solid Hefeweizen - might be a nice change of pace from Weihenstephaner, Schneider, Ayinger, and Paulaner.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2008 18:03:04 | More by MasterSki
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 02:16:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazed straw/bronze with 3+ fingers of off-white luffed up head. Average lacing & good head retention

S: Cloves, bubblegum, & grainy bread, plus just a little bit of lemons

T: Cloves, grainyness, lemonpeel & juicyfruit gum up front. Peppery notes, phenol & dryness are there as this warms. Finishes tart, spicy (rye, carraway & peppers), clovey & juicy

MF: Medium-bodied, low carbonation, plus great balance

Drinks really easy, hefe freaks will love this, one of the better hefes out there IMO

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 01:45:40 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a subtle wheat scent with a slight malty edge. Hefe yeast peeks through and adds some fruity notes. The taste is fine. It boasts of wheat malts and some fruitiness, but very little. It has a musty finish that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer drinks well. This hefe has good flavor, although it's not as intense as some.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2004 02:27:54 | More by WesWes
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger wheat beer glass. No date on the bottle. Beer is yellow to orange with a lot of haze. Forms a thick white head of small and medium bubbles, mostly small, that falls away leaving a lot of lacing on the glass. Carbonation is high. Served with yeast.

Aroma is good but overall weak. Some banana esters, some wheat.

Beer is medium bodied and has a slight aftertaste. There's a solid wheat flavor and some nice fruit notes on the tongue. Drinkability is high and mouthfeel is OK to good. Could use some more midpalate character, but this is my style and I recommend and would drink this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 02:28:00 | More by drabmuh
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zeff80

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 18:42:09 | More by zeff80
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge 3+ finger head that forces me to stop pouring and sip the overflowing head early and fades slowly as well, over slightly hazy bright orange wheat colored beer with tons of bubbles.

Nose has nice wheat, citrus, light spices like clove, banana, light fruit like apple and pear, and bit of earthy wheat aromas,

Taste comes with fruit, pear, touch of reddish juicy apple, light citrus maybe even nectarine, hint of banana, slight esters, light spices as well with hint of clove, earthy wheat taste. Finishes dry as it started, with a juicy fruit taste and wheats.

Mouth is lighter bodied with tons of carbonation.

Overall a nice summer beer, a bit more gusto than most hefes beers, with tons of fruit flavors and more earthy wheat flavors than a light wheat, but still drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 22:02:25 | More by jlindros
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on draught, it was cloudy with a slight white head that disappeared quickly. Has a fruity aroma and it tasted nice and refreshing. A great summer beer. Nice subtle notes of banana and clove. Not bitter at all, quite smooth with a mellow yeasty fruitiness. A nice balanced example of a weisse beer, though there are much better out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2003 16:56:50 | More by Gueuzedude
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 06:21:03 | More by Knapp85
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a a cloudy amber/orange with a nice thick head.
The smell was very inviting. Yeast, wheat and a touch of citrus.
The taste was outstanding. It was the ideal weisse. Wheat, yeast, clove, bready hops and lemony citrus all combined to make a supurb flavor.
The mouthfeel was a bit thick for this style, but very refreshing.
I had several of these. All very pleasurable. The best weisse I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2006 22:28:10 | More by jwc215
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tall, flip-top half litre bottle, best before 03/2012, poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass in Oct 2011.

Only got three quarters of the bottle into the glass, so huge was the head (and how I poured it I suppose). The body is a moody, dull, murky dishwater brown, the head as already stated was huge and creamy.

The usual Hefeweizen smells, but subdued not in your face vanilla, bananas or explosions of yeast from this beer, a gentler aroma comes out.

The taste is also subdued compared to a lot of the Hefeweizen I've encounted over the years. It's fine, but lacks anything to take it above the stand out ones and is just an average brew in my eyes.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 13:55:36 | More by BlackHaddock
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2003 14:41:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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