Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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4.53/5 rDev +10.5%
Served at 45 degrees from a 500ml bottle.
A: Poured a cloudy dark yellow with 2 fingers of foamy head into a weizen glass. Retention is good as the head settles into a thick film, looks very nice.
S: Very fruity esters of banana and tropical fruits. Clove is also evident.
T: Big wheat crispness with an initial hit of banana followed by a clove takeover and a bit of citrus in the middle. It then ends with another smaller comeback of banana. Very nice taste with bigger clove than most other hefes I've had.
M: Mouthfeel is very crisp and creamy with a good amount of carbonation that accentuates the clove flavors.
D: Extremely drinkable. I find that some hefeweizens finish off with a bit of an acidic note. This one does not and it makes it even more enjoyable.
Overall, a great hefeweizen. I will definately keep a few of these around during the hot summer days to come.
05-09-2008 22:16:16 | More by santa109
3.58/5 rDev -12.7%
12-oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
A = Nice translucent golden liquid a large white head with fair retention, medium lacing on glass.
S = Typical hefe-weizen smells but a little more subdued than I would like. There are the typical banana notes, some almost nutmeg spiciness, light scents of citrus fruits and rinds, mostly orange and lemons. The problem is these are not nearly strong enough and I could wish for some more of the citrus.
T = The taste suffers from the same lack of oomph that the smell did. It is pleasant but just not enough to get a higher score. The one item of note is that there is a very strong taste of baked banana in the back of the mouth that lasts well into the finish. Otherwise, it starts with banana and under cooked wheat bread with yeast flavors, citrus flavors of lemon and organe arrive at mid-palate but quickly fade into the banana finish.
M = Medium bodied, carbonation stings a bit too much, mouthcoating is good.
D = This has decent drinkability, but for the style it is really only average. I give it slightly above average because I think this style as a whole has pretty good drinkability.
05-08-2008 00:04:58 | More by Traquairlover
4.7/5 rDev +14.6%
i have had this beer both in bottle as well as on tap. both on tap and in bottle are divine!
taste" is great! the best wheat beer i have ever had, also one of if not thee best beer ive ever had!
goes down smooth
goes down good
although i must say on a negitive side Hacker pschorr weisse can be very addicting ! everybody ive had try it, seriously its all they want to drink now!
05-06-2008 05:51:03 | More by lordsellers04
4.35/5 rDev +6.1%
Appearance - Cloudy yellow/orange color. Beautiful 3 finger head when poured correctly. Pattern lacing on areas of the glass.
Smell - Yeasty with notes of banana, clove, and citrus.
Taste - Sweet malt with a little clove spice / banana and tanginess. Finishing with a slight bitter hop to balance it out nicely.
Mouthfeel - Wonderful carbonation and good fullness.
Drinkability - So very tasty. No problem drinking a few.
A quality hefeweiss that I will visit again many times...
05-05-2008 21:42:30 | More by rkinsella
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
On-tap, bright, cloudy orange with a soft, fluffy head.
Smell was mild cloves a sweet lemons. Taste followed with more sweet lemons, suprisingly not very acidic tasting despite the citrus flavors. Cloves and wheat bread balance out the beer well. Despite its' popularity, this is a very well crafted beer.
Silky smooth feel and easy to drink.
05-02-2008 02:04:23 | More by ElGrecoVerde
4.47/5 rDev +9%
It poured an orange color with a one finger head. The head retention was a bit weak, but the flavors of the beer really made up for that. Right off the bat I could smell the wheat and hops with hints of orange and citrus. The taste was similar with wheat and citrus being the dominant flavors. It is a very crisp beer and very enjoyable.
04-27-2008 22:38:29 | More by ROMER79
3.35/5 rDev -18.3%
Glowing orange color with very little head on tap. Smell is a bit fruity, with wheat and spiced clove yeast very evident. Taste is wheaty, fairly strong of clove like yeast, and the mouthfeel is quite smooth, creamy and with a bit of a crisp carbonation though. Wheat in the finish, and this is a pretty nice hefeweizen, I thought.
03-24-2008 21:08:25 | More by JDV
4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
500ml brown bottle
bought at the SAQ
A: nice milky wheat color, nice head, lots of foam, good carbonation
S: natural wheat smell, some banana ester,
T: good classic taste, nice yeasty taste.
M: good medium body
D: nice complex but easy drinking white beer.
03-16-2008 18:27:05 | More by rodenbach99
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
Pours a hazy golden yellow into a Hacker glass. Big white head, with good retention, in fact it never fully disappears. Aroma is banana, clove, slightly musty, and spicy. Taste is more of the aroma, banana is the strongest flavor, spicy clove is there but not overdone. Nice fruity flavors in there too. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Drinkability is great. Very good hefe here.
03-13-2008 06:16:04 | More by hckyfn9999
3.4/5 rDev -17.1%
A - Cloudy light orange with a good two finger head.
S - Malts, cloves and citrus. Very strong clove essence.
T - Malts, wheat, and a strong clove background. Almost overpowering.
M - Very carbonated although it doesn't follow down the pipe. Light and crisp.
D - Good dessert beer. I could see my self enjoying with a cigar or cloves. I think they would really accent one another.
03-09-2008 20:59:50 | More by osi
3.65/5 rDev -11%
thanks to a dude that left these in a fridge at a friends house! Danke
This beer pours a decent yellow-orange. The taste is subtle wheat with a nice calm finish. I like this hefe. Ive never tried to many hefe but this is nice.
The mouthfeel is calm and collected. Pretty damn drinkable. I like this brew.
Overall, a lovely free beer to drink! I would drink this again any day!!
03-09-2008 06:08:52 | More by iconoklaztor
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
This beer was sampled on 03/03/08 at Zum Stammtisch German Restaurant in Glendale Queens NY. It was served on tap into a 2 liter Hacker-Pschorr Hefewizen glass.
A - Cloudy golden-orange color. Produced a 2" head of creamy white foam.
S - A yeasty/bready smell with hints of fresh citrus throughout.
T - Crisp clean taste with hints of fresh baked bread and butter. Finished clean with slight hints of citrus.
MF&D - Crisp clean taste. A definate winner any time of the year. This beer was made to be drank with German Cuisine.
***04/22/08 Bottle Review***
Poured from a 1pt.9oz bottle (Adorned with a fellow that looked a lot like Peter Cushing)into a Weiss glass.
Just as good in the bottle. This is a classic summer beer. Enjoy!
03-08-2008 15:36:46 | More by nasty15108
British Columbia (Canada)
4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
Appearance: Billowy white head, cloudy orange beer. Head lingers for a while.
Smell: Sour-yeast aroma. Bready and with a tinge of alcohol.
Taste: A great tangy, bready flavour. Great classic Hefeweissen flavours. A little bit fruity.
Mouthfeel: It's pretty carbonated and prickly on the tongue, but so are most other Hefes. It's not my favourite mouthfeel out there, but appropriate for the style.
Drinkability: Patio+Sun+Me+This Beer=a serious sunburn fter drinking a lot of these. It goes down so smooth and the yeasty tang is so pleasant.
Overall: This beer reminds me of sitting at the base of Neuschwanstein Castle with a Hefe, eating Spatzle in Bavaria last summer. Oh the memories...I have to get back to Germany. They make truly drinkable, dynamic beers and this is one of the best and most readily available. Pick it up if you want something different than your standard daily drinker IPA.
03-07-2008 22:03:23 | More by Hornet2003
4.18/5 rDev +2%
I grabbed this while on break from some research, and was glad to have done so. Strong orange body with a white foamy head, really impressive color and darker than most hefeweizens I've seen. The smell oozes fruit, and is moderately hopped. Thus far, very pleasant. The taste only confirms the good start that this beer and I have had, with a fair degree of spice accompanying the fruit. I like the mix of light citrus and banana with dashes of pepper and cloves. Well done.
Like good German hefeweizen, this has a great mouthfeel--carbonation that will never fizzle, balanced flavor, good finish. Highly drinkable, ordering another was easy to do, extending my modest research break for another cold one. Really good beer, perhaps a notch below the wares from Ayinger and Weihenstephaner, but quite good nonetheless.
02-20-2008 20:31:40 | More by Gehrig
3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
Review in french. Thanks.
Cette bière est opaque et dorée. Une belle et riche mousse se forme tout aussi rapidement qu'elle disparait. Pour une blanche, elle semble définitivement assez charnue.
Au nez, le blé est évident. Des touches d'agrumes parfument aussi la bière.
En bouche, la Hacker-Pschorr est bien ronde. Curaçao, blé, une légère touche d'amertume, le tout bien balancé. Une blanche haut de gamme.
Cette bière est liquoreuse mais très rafraichissante.
02-20-2008 01:38:56 | More by AlexF
4.53/5 rDev +10.5%
Woah! Off a relatively mild pour, I got overfoamed. This bottle was "produced" in June 07, so it's about eight months old. Other that the incredible head (which disappointed to a nice covering of white bubbles) it's a mildly hazy, gold color.
It smells of strong wheat, some orange/lemony notes.
The taste is of a sweet bread, some refreshing citrusy flavors, and a very well balanced bitter finish that just cleans up the palate and departs.
Nice and creamy - more than I expected from a wheat beer. Really, very very nice in the mouth. Very pleasant carbonation.
It's unbelievably drinkable. I had to stop myself from chugging it too quickly.
Without too much experience in the imported aisle, I didn't know what to expect from this, but I'm more than happy with this brew. I'd like to try this one again on a hot summer night.
02-19-2008 02:44:36 | More by MDekker
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
Appearence hazy orange in color huge white head disapeared a bit to quick for my taste. Smell citrus clove and bannana. Taste bread sweeet caramel malt and hints of citrus in the finish. Mouthfeel mediem body high carbonation. Drinkability is good goes down smooth very good hefe.
02-15-2008 01:14:31 | More by BeerTaster
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
It pours a virtually clear and bright golden sunrise yellow with mucho carbonation. Two fingers of spongy white head sustain capably. Flips of lacing tumble about the inside of the glass.
The aroma is doughy yeast and crisp, tangy wheat. Esters conjure up ripe banana and some mellow clove. A fetching peppery spice note strokes lightly.
Upon tasting, an aptly sweet grain presence is earthy and smart-wheat tart. Again there's banana, just ripe enough, and the requisite fine lash of clove. A bready yeast blossom is nicely crisped by a mellow but consistently clean finish. This is a classic case of "less is more."
Between light and medium bodied, its presence is round and creamy, with a velvety slide livened by carbonation.
There are many interpretations of the style, but this standard speaks clearly of Bavarian brewing excellence. It's an up-front delivery on clearly defined expectations. The smooth nature and minimalist blending are clear examples of KISS. It goes down fun and clean and drinks like a wonderful German session beer should. No muss, no fuss, this is just what Herr Doktor ordered.
02-11-2008 17:57:57 | More by Foxman
5/5 rDev +22%
I'm going to start my review with a disclaimer--this is my favorite beer, period. If I had one last beer to drink before I went to the grand bier stube in the sky, it would be this one.
Appearance: When poured correctly, this beer looks magnificent in the glass. Topping off the head with the remainder of the bottle makes this beer a real treat. The color is a typical hefe yellow-gold and the cloudiness of the yeast masks the mystery of the taste inside. The thick head stays for a long time, so get used to drinking the beer through the head, you'll have to wipe your upper lip often.
Smell: The aroma is very welcoming, never bitter or skunky. A little fruity, but understated, not like a lambic or some of the other fruity beers.
Taste: As I stated earlier, this is the best bier in the world (my opinion). It is refreshing, fruity (not much), and very satisfying. No bitter after taste, leaves you refreshed and ready for more.
Mouthfeel: Again, no problems here.
Drinkability: The problem with this bier is that I can keep drinking it--over and over and over.
02-10-2008 18:22:56 | More by nocheinsbitte
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Beer bottle (50cl), tasted in 2007.
Appearance : pale colour, white foam, well saturated
Smell : sweet with cloves
Taste and mouthfell : ginger and cloves, bitterrish finish with wheat
Drinkability : A very good pale unfiltrated wheat beer
Review added 2-1-2008.
02-01-2008 21:04:16 | More by thierrynantes
4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
16oz bottle from the Coop for $2.50.. poured into my smaller weizen glass.
I must pour hefe's more carefully; 3 in 2 nights and all 3, I've left an unfortunate puddle on my kitchen counter... Anyway, 3 finger head.. looks like merengue... descent lacing.. slighest haze to a lite orange/gold colored brew.
Aroma is spicy esters... cloves and bananas up front with a wheat and pale malts in the background.
Mouthfeel is oh so creamy.. light carbonation helps add to the body. Flavor is very German.. more bananas than clove for sure.. with bubblegum on the back side of my tongue. Good sweetness mid palate helps tie everything together with a lingering estery finish... doesn't end as dry as most German Hefe's.
This may be the first time I've taken the time to buy this beer... I am not sure.... I should remember it if I have; it is every bit as good as the other big dogs in the style.
01-24-2008 07:27:38 | More by JohnGalt1
3.75/5 rDev -8.5%
Reviewing this beer again since my first one was rather short and before I actually had an idea of what to look for. Brewed on 5/07 and poured into a Riedel Weizen glass. Reviewed on 1/17/08
A- A hazy orangey gold color with a nice big, frothy uneven head. Can see a bit of carbonation running up the glass. About two fingers and thick and strong. definitely not going anywhere. Leaves a lot of lacing down the glass. Really a pretty hefe.
S- Rather fragrant beer. Mainly notes of bananas and citrus, more toward orange than lemon I would say. also, has the characteristic Hefe yeasty smell that I have come to expect from a Hefe. Also a hint of cloves mixed in.
T- heavy citrus notes; taste a lot of orange and lemon, a bit of spiciness to this brew as well. After a while, there is another fruit taste that comes in; either apple or possibly grapefruit. Overall, the palate is rather sour tasting as well. have to say the beer tasted much different than it smelled to me. Did not pick up much taste of bananas or anything of that nature. Actually felt the taste was a bit of a let down.
MF- A lot of carbonation on this one. rather tingly in the mouth; almost reminds me of champagne in terms of that. I like the amount of carbonation. After drinking the beer, one is left with a rather crisp and tart feeling in the mouth as if I just bit into a fresh granny smith apple.
D- This is not a bad beer but not a great one either in my opinion. The crisp fruit taste is nice and could it being a good apertif or a beer to drink with cheese to replace champagne. Yet on the whole, it doesn't have any really definite characterisitcs that make it stand out amongst the Hefe world. Worth possibly picking up again but for the price I would venture elsewhere.
01-17-2008 18:15:37 | More by jeonseh
4.6/5 rDev +12.2%
Some jerk from Whiteplains NY decided to make a fortune by importing a delicious German beer brewed "Since 1417".... Why didn't I think of that!?!?!
A-This beer pours VERY cloudy... the color of apple cider... Beautifully cloudy... 1 finger head... Nice lacing
S- Wow.... Wheat malt... FRUITY.... APPLE for sure... slight banana... spice... yeast. GREAT scent
T- Yesss... Very fruity... Very juicy... Tasty wheat malt but this brew is all about apple in my opinion. There's not quite the hefe crisp finish that I was expecting, but it doesn't take away from the flavor really. DELICIOUS.
M- Med body... like apple cider! LOL.... LOW carbonation... I wish it had a little more carbonation, it'd have a little more snap in the finish.
D- I could KILL these at the bar... they go down soooo smooth. MORE PLEASE!
01-16-2008 04:45:33 | More by SirSaranac
4.43/5 rDev +8%
This beer pours a hazy pale orange color. The head is massive, billowy, and bright white. The aroma is of banana, a hint of cloves and more bananas. The taste has more clove than the aroma, but the banana is still very strong. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a very good hefe. I will certainly drink this again.
01-07-2008 20:23:42 | More by KarlHungus
4.43/5 rDev +8%
Couldy yellow with a nice head and soft smell, this beer just gives off a first impression of a good beer. Good wheat smell and first taste is soft but yet full of citrus. This would be a great beer in the summer with a nice soft warm taste. Good aftertaste with a light wheat taste. Overall a very good beer and a great session beer, somthing to drink often.
01-03-2008 19:41:38 | More by n0315
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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