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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 67
Gots: 113 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Rayek
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy straw with somewhat active carbonation. Fluffy white head starts strong and has OK, but not great retention. Leaves occasional spots of lace.

S: The banana aromas on this is quite strong. Cloves, lemon and raw grain scents do their part to round things out.

T: Spicy clove and raw grains bite at the tongue. Lemon adds an extra tartness. The banana from the nose is along for the ride as well. This beer is very complex without being overpowering.

M: Medium light body is slightly grainy and has the biting carbonation that Ive come to expect from this style.

T: To me, this is what a Hefe should be. Light and refreshing, this beer goes down easy and is a perfect compliment to a warm day.

Photo of david131
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A luminiscent, cloudy, orange liquid some some visible streams of rising carbonation. The head is thick and creamy with good retention like a dollop of Kool Whip.

S- Bananas, clove, breadiness, and a bit of spice. Very enjoyable and spot on for the style.

T- Bananas, clove, some breadiness. Simple, clean, and enjoyable. All of the flavors are kept in check so nothing becomes overwhelming or itchy like some of the beers of this style seem to get.

M- Creamy and smooth with everything in its right place. Very clean aftertaste.

D- A great session beer. Nice and simple.

Photo of yemenmocha
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautifully with a rocky meringue-like head, and very cloudy off-golden color down below. Nose is assertive like fresh bread right out of the oven with pleasant esters, banana, and light clove. Palate is wheat malt focused for sure, moreso than most Weissbiers that I'm accustomed to lately. Easy drinking.

Photo of berkey
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pils glass (can't seem to find my Weizen glass, which is a sure indicator I don't drink this style often).

Forms a foamy white head with above average retention. Body is a very pale orange. Hazy, but not cloudy like some well known American Hefeweizens.

Nose puts off the typical aromas for the style. Fruity malted wheat brings out plenty of fruit, most notably mild banana and some apple.

More fruity malt on the palate with some mild spice and pepper. Good balance of flavors makes for a nice clean drink. Mouthfeel was a little thinner than I expected but the even carbonation keeps it fairly pleasant. Drinkability is very high on this beer, can picture laying out in the sun and throwing this back like a pilsner.

Have to admit I didn't expect to enjoy this very much. It was a throw in purchase for no other reason than I hadn't reviewed a Weisse/Hefeveizen yet. This beer beat my expectations by a stretch and I'm curious to try other offerings from this brewer.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: my first Hacker-pschorr beer pours a cloudy gold body with a one inch head.

s: cloves and bananas, a classic hefe aroma.

t: sweet malt, honey, wheat, and notes of nutmeg and clove with a lemony finish.

m: smooth, soft, and clean.

d: This is a good hefe, I'll have to enjoy another.

Photo of unclejimbay
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured into a nonic to an inch of head. It was amber in color and cloudy. It smelled of coriander and spice. It tasted of citrus and spice. It is a nice beer for a warm, spring day. It is a nice surprise because I would have never bought it, but it came in a trade with alkemy. We have different preferences and these ratings are helping me log new beers and find new likes.

Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy deep gold with a big frothy white head. Some lacing, but not a ton.

Good solid wheat, yeast, clove, and banana scents, but not super strong -- would have expected more.

Solid yeast and white pepper flavors here. Nice sweet wheat backbone, dry tart finish. Fruity, sweet, tart, and spicy. Good combo's. Again, a little surprised at how reserved this one is. Expected a bit more strength -- almost a touch watered down -- and it still gets a 4.0.

Decent carbonation and enough body to know you are drinking something, but light enough to make this a real quaffing brew. Overall, can't miss. The freshness date on this one was 11/07, so I got a golden oldie. But, it was on sale for $0.95/pint bottle, and it still was very refreshing. Gotta love those close out racks. I'm going to grab 6 or so and fridge 'em. Best deal for quality beer I've seen in a while. Get one.

Photo of alkemy
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden yellow with a about a three finger creamy head. Could really smell the bready yeast coupled with bananas. The taste of bananas comes on most prominently. Maybe a hint of cloves in the finish. I liked the ample carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer. I could have it any time of the year, but I'm especially looking forward to downing quite a few more of these once the weather finally heats up. On a side note, this beer gets added points for showing up on the show My Boys. Once I pointed out that I was drinking the same beer, she (wife) became interested and wanted a sip. Usually she just acts like she's doing me a favor by tasting beers that I like!

Photo of sevopie
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy yellow with a solid fluffy white head.

Smell - Very grainy, almost cereal-like similar to the BMC group. Also has a bit of clove and pear in there.

Taste - Again the cereal grains are present, but the spices accent them pleasantly (as opposed to standard adjunct lagers.) Banana, clove, apple, pear, and possibly nutmeg are evident on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a very active carbonation.

Drinkability - Fairly good here, nothing offends and the spiciness lures you in a bit.

Photo of spointon
4.05/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of MeisterBurger
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice milky orange with an ample, clingy head. Aroma is subtle, musty and yeasty with clove and a hint of banana bread. The first sip is crisp, with tart lemon and a toasted grain in the middle and a dry, peppery finish. There's nice amount of yeast in there which imparts a nice clove flavor all throughout the mouth. The bananas in the aroma are even more scarce in the taste. But it all works well with the medium-to-full mouthfeel which allows a wave of flavor to hit the mouth and then slowly fade away into the ether.

It's a good beer, and there's a lot going on, but at the same time it's like it's happening too far away to really appreciate it.

Photo of biegaman
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of GClarkage
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

04/07/09- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with a bottled on month on the label. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass.

Appearance- Deeper caramel colored pour...almost dunkel-like. About a 3/4 inch head forms on a normal pour. Leaves some light patches and streaks of lace behind.

Smell- Ligher nose of fairly fresh wheat, light banana with a touch of clove. Could be a bit more outright.

Taste- About the same in the taste. Has the basic traditional flavors (bubble gum, clove and banana), but no real strong flavors. Everything melds together decent enough, but the flavors don't really assert themselves.

Mouthfeel- Quite carbonated, very bubbly. Light clove aftertaste.

Drinkability- Good hefe, but I prefer other German ones to this....it is definitely drinkable though.

Photo of pandashaver
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of SingleCell
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 0.5L bottle into a weizen glass after warming out of the fridge for a few minutes. Best before listed is November of 2009.

A: Poured a very hazy straw colour with a very full two inch white head which dissipated very quickly. What was left was a thin creamy white head.

S: Yeasty, grainy, cereal, also very sweet, in your face clove scent and a slight fruity banana scent.

T: Upfront you get a slight banana taste and behind that you get a very funky yeasty bread like taste also with some bitter hops. Nothing very strong going on in this one, the flavours all seem somewhat dulled down like a nitro can beer. There is also a slight metallic taste. The finish is much better as I taste a very fruity apple and banana aftertaste with a hint of yeast (almost like brown bread).

M: Very creamy, medium body and medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is excellent in my opinion and quite possibly the best part about this beer.

D: The flavour was off on this one for me. I could have had a bad bottle so I'll revisit this one eventually to give it another go. With that said the mouthfeel is what had me drawn to this beer while enjoying it, for that reason the beer is quite drinkable.

Overall an alright beer for me. Like I stated this could have been a bad bottle. Hopefully my next encounter with this beer is better. Cheers!

Photo of mdwalsh
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a good 3 finger head, dropped slowly. Hazy, and a little dark with good active carbonation. Head it bright white.

S: Smelled immediately of banana, clove and wheat, fantastic. Filled the whole room just from the bottle. A closer inspection reveals just a hint of alcohol though, but still great.

T: A smooth, light malty flavor still reflective of the smell but without any hint of booziness. Good fruitiness. No real hop presence, maybe just a little bittering. Some apple on the swallow.

M: Incredibly smooth, just the right carbonation. Very close to a 5, but not quite.

D: Very easy to drink, very easy. Nothing overpowering in the nose or taste. And the mouthfeel I said.

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 500-ml bottle into a pub glass.

Appearance - hazy orange colour with notable carbonation and good head. Big bubbles, and lingering lace.

Smell - balanced aromas of citrus, barley, caramel and hops. Hints of wood and nutmeg.

Taste - lots of different complex flavours including spicy and piney hops right at the beginning. As this subsides there is a major grainy flavour which continues right through the swallow and lingers with citrus-orange notes.

Mouthfeel - each sip is definitely an interesting effect, carbonation is substantial.

Drinkability - I'd say that the complex flavours are appreciable at first but I find the beer too active to have more than one.

Photo of thain709
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A bright golden yellow...creamy white head...sticks around for a little and leaves some lacing

S - Nice wheat aroma...some fruits and citrus notes

T - A good tasting hefe...typical wheat flavor up front...some spice but it's rounded out with a touch of sweetness...very well balanced

M - Crisp and refreshing

D - This is a great session beer...I love how refreshing and well balanced it is...can have this any time of the year

Photo of webmanspidey
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Light/golden with loads on fizzy tan head that subsides to an average amount. Smell is peaches, cloves, orange peel, and a sweet brown sugar glaze. Very mellow flavor with a small influence of the cloves and spiciness. I'd like to describe it as sort of a peppery lemonade. Not overly complex but refreshing and smooth. This is a decent session beer and a pretty good hefeweizen.

Photo of magine
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer I have heard about for a while and am finally getting around to try it.

Poured the bottle into a Hefeweizen glass. Looks nice, orange/yellow color nice creamy think white head. Head fades smaller after a while. Some minimal lacing.

Smells of yeast/bread and banana, maybe a hint of orange.

Tastes very smooth with an inital bubble mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste.

Very drinkable beer, could get a case and enjoy during anytime of the year. One of the better Hefeweizen's I have had.

Photo of bobsy
2.98/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

We did a blind tasting of hefeweizens by Schneider, Weihenstephaner, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Weihenstephaner was a clear winner, while the Hacker-Pschorr was the most disappointing of the bunch.

The best thing about this hefe is its classic appearance, which could almost be a template for all other examples. An aggressive pour results in a wonderful glowing gold liquid, with a large frothy white head that lasted well, and put down some spots of lace. Scent is very mild and underplayed, but typical to the style once it emerges. Its like someone has taken the regular hefeweizen scent of bananas and clove, dialled it back, and added a hint of plastic. Definite room for improvement here.

Sweet banana and grain flavour, with a dose of citrus. There's nothing I can particularly criticise the flavour for, but there's also little that stands out for praising. There's perhaps more of an emphasis on the wheat than usual, and the banana is milder than you'll find in a lot of other weizens, which isn't particularly my preference. Any clove and bubblegum notes are so subtle as to be unnoticeable.The carbonation is definitely more assertive than expected, but manages to err away from harshness, and the softness of the impact produces a nice fuller feel.

The crappy aroma and uninspiring flavour make me feel that this bottle is old, though inspection indicates otherwise. With a lot of hefes freshness is key... I'll probably give this one another go yet.

Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Stunner97
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Golden yellow, murky and cloudy, decently white head, low to moderate carbonation

Smell- light wheat, slight citrus tones, yeast, dough, and grain

Taste- wheat and grain up front, slight citrus flavor follows, even a decent amount of malt sweetness in the beer on the finish, very well balanced crisp and simply refreshing

Mouthfeel- light, soft, smoothly carbonated nicely

Drinkability- extreme...., quaff ible and amazingly enjoyable beer, a great session beer that I will be having much more often and am certain glad i tried, on of the best of the german hefes i have tried,its complexity and refreshing nature will keep me coming back for and in the not to far future

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