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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,359 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,359
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 59
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow body with a nice two finger white fluffy head.

Yeasty,some citrus and some fruit notes are in there.Malts and some hops.

Very nice yeast taste and with lemon zest and orange I think.Somewhat of a sour taste in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very light and powdery and awesome.

I think I may have found another style that I really enjoy.I drank this from a pint glass cause I didnt have a weizen glass with me but it was still a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2007 04:35:45 | More by MmmIPA
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ohoove

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy ,deep medium golden, slightly amber color with a tight white head that formed a consistent collar with not much lacing

S- Consistent for the style ,slight , slight hops

T- I don't drink alot of hefe's because I prefer more hops but of the one's i've had, this and Paulaner round out the top of a short list.

M- Nice, not too light, a hefe with a little body

D- An excellent drinking brew any time

Again, this style isn't usually what I seek out but this beer is something that dosen't disappoint. Would love to try on tap.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2007 17:01:38 | More by ohoove
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soupyman10

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this after having it on tap a couple of times at macro-ish restaurants. Pours a nice orange with lighter yellow highlights, a finger of white head that dissolves to a thin white film too fast. No lacing. Nose is light corriander and citurs with lots of wheat. Smells good. Solid flavor. Lots of wheat, a touch of spices and citrus. This one's too carbonated. Body is solid, but too fizzy. Overall, an alright hefe weizen, although not as flavorful as the best hefe's, and that over-zesty carbonation sucks the flavor our even more.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2007 20:06:00 | More by soupyman10
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy amber with a two inch creamy white and tightly packed bubbly head. Carbonation is not very visable if at all

S: Smells of heavy lemon zest and a good bit of yeast funkiness, but is really quite iniviting and fresh.

T/MF: Is quite creamy and smooth in the mouth with a fresh tasting yeast and bready character. There are bits of lemon and grassy notes but this beer is mostly focused on the wheat aspect. A bit on the light side for a 5.5 percent beer, that is, it tastes a bit watery but the mouthfeel tastes a bit fuller.

D: Good but not great hefe, fresh though which is nice when dealing with beers like there.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2007 02:36:05 | More by bluemoonswoon
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donchata

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid refreshing hefe weisse with a strong wheaty nose and a tart robust flavor. The color is a crisp old gold and the head is a perfect sturdy collar. A slow pour is recommended as the head can form rather quickly. This is a very smooth drinkable beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 23:54:09 | More by donchata
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Durge

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served with an orange slice this murky tan brew had a half finger white head with good lacing. The aroma had a hint of pumpkin spice with some yeast. The first taste starts with tangy carbonation and moves to mellow wheat and bread. I detected an apple highlight, pretty drinkable. No significant aftertaste but a solid quality feel, nice consistency. Decent hefe.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2007 06:01:57 | More by Durge
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ralree

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy honey-gold with a white head of 2-fingers that drops down to a 1/2-finger lace - very nice!

S: Smells like a hefe should. Citrus with some malt and background hop action.

T: Not sure if I like this. First taste is very sweet and sour, which I didn't like too much. It has a little too much sour taste for me. The middle flavor brings out some of the malt and bread flavor, but nothing too special. Leaves a very bitter aftertaste for a hefe weisen on your tongue. Tastes alkaline at the end, but is eventually replaced with a simple warm alcohol and bread flavor.

M: A little watery - I was expecting a little thicker drink. Very dry - doesn't linger long after swallowing. Low astringency. Mouth feels clean after drinking.

D: All in all, pretty drinkable, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2007 21:57:21 | More by ralree
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Homerbag

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice fluffy head that does not dissipate. Beautiful cloudy, golden color. Very good citrus aroma that you'ld expect from a quality wheat beer. Dances on the tounge making very easy to drink. I am not a big fan of adding fruit to beer as garnish or enhancement, so any brew that I can drink without modification is fine with me. Heaven is grinning when this stuff is on sale.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2007 10:44:50 | More by Homerbag
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ablaze

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful creamy-cloud head sits on top of this orange brew and sticks to the glass all the way down.

Clean light scent of wheat fields and nectarines.

Soft and creamy texture with a citric zest that quickly moves on to some delicious wheat malt. Nice and mellow with a fantastic lingering taste of apricots and wheat.

Awesome hefe that gives a solid effort in all aspects. I could live out the rest of my summer on this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 01:30:15 | More by ablaze
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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

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

A generous cream coloured head that was never less than a half finger. Cloudy, murky appearance with a honey hue and nicely carbonated with fine bubbles. The smell was of orange peel, perhaps a bit of grapefruit. I found the taste an up front fruitiness, similar to a marmalade. Lively mouthfeel with a smooth, subtle bitterness, not overpowering. Overall, an enjoyable wheat beer that is representative of and a good introduction to the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2007 01:04:36 | More by ThatWineGuy
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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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MillRat

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fine example of a hefe, and great for a 90+ degree F day in the beer garden of Bandito Barney's in East Dundee Illinois listening to the Lenny's play live. A classic hefe in appearance with an enduring white head. Nice light clean aroma of banana and clove, and a nice wheat beer taste with little bitterness or heavy yeast flavors. This is a quintessential summer beer with an appropriately light body that makes it almost dangerously drinkable, but the lower ABV let you keep you thirst quenched without clouding your mind. Every summer deserves a good weizen quaffing session, and this beer won't disappoint.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2007 01:35:22 | More by MillRat
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great looking German hefe. A nice and hazy straw coloured brew with deeper orange hues. A nice tight three finger off white head formed on the pour, with good retention. Did my best to swirl in the yeast. Solid thin sheets of lacing almost stick inside the glass.

Not a whole lot going on as far as aroma goes, especially compared to the Schneider i enjoyed last night. Toasty barley malt, underlying wheat nuttiness, creamy bananna, a touch of bitter clove, and nice grassy hops.

The wheat is more apparent in the taste versus the nose, and blends nicely with the malts which take on more of a crackery character. Nice flavour of whole grain bread, some creamy bananna, and a hint of clove followed by the mildly bitter grassy hops with a hint of lemon.

Light to medium bodied, with a fine, almost fuzzy feel from the carbonation. Somewhat creamy yet almost dry, and decent balance between the wheat, malt, yeast, and hops.

A very drinkable and refreshing brew. Not as complex as other hefe's, but certainly a solid example of the style. Perhaps freshness was an issue, although thats almost impossible to tell from the lack of information on the bottle. Still a very good and refreshing brew for a warm summer day, and certainly sessionable. Would make a very good introduction to the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 22:44:55 | More by demcorhip
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky tangerine orange color with a frothy one and a half finger white head. Nice retention across the mouth of the glass with a foamy build up towards the edges. Hefe yeast esters with notes of banana, orange, and peach. A tad spicy, but ripe fruit takes control of the nose. Grassy hop notes tickle the nose.

Soft and subtle on the palate like the smooth side of a velvet blanket. Banana and fruit notes blend well with the hefe yeast. On the brink of being earthy, but just doesn't have a big enough body to be so. Slight bitter finish with touches of banana and cloves. A nice hefe, but not one that's gonna blow you away. I definitely enjoyed it on this above average temp. day.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2007 22:05:56 | More by bjohnson
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happygnome

Minnesota

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

a: hazy unfiltered golden color with over an inch of head that didnt dissapear fast and had lots of lacing very nice
s: very strong bananna aroma, very sweet little bitterness
t: sweet bananna and cloves little bitterness very nice
m: medium bodied beer with a lot of carbonation

overall, this is truly one of the better hefe's ive had very nice

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2007 18:38:22 | More by happygnome
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BDIMike

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I just drank three traditional hefeweizen beers back-to-back to get a complete review. I know, very tough work. I drank twelve ounces each of Franzinkaner, Hacker-Pschorr, and Paulaner. For some reason Franzinkaner isn't in the beer database. If someone could find it for me and send it to me I would be much obliged. It is a widely sold beer in the Boston area, which is why I find it odd that it is not in the system. However, my results are that Franzinkaner is in fact the best of the three, followed by Paulaner, and then Hacker-Pschorr. I feel, though, that it could have gone any which way as all three beers were delicious and VERY good representations of their style. It was a close match as they scored 91, 89, and 88 respectively...

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2007 01:50:37 | More by BDIMike
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

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

Decided to get this beer after reading the review of it in the newest edition of BA magazine. Poured into an Erdinger glass an orange color, with a large white head with great retention. Smell contained ripe soft bananas clove, bread, and a slight hint of blueberry. Taste was full of bananas and wheat, but also had a slight eggy flavor to it, which I've experienced in a few other wheat beers also. Mouthfeel is light/medium, and slick on the palate. One of the best Hefeweizens I have ever tasted. Cannot wait to try their Dunkelweizen.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 02:39:48 | More by jamie2dope
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect day for it. 90 outside, somewhat humid. $.90 bottle.
Big (not huge) full head. Rather cloudy yellow gold. I love the density of the head and the thick rim it leaves after each sip.
Nice wheat fruitiness in the nose. Fairly strong on banana. Not as complex as some others, put pleasant.
I really like the yeasty character towards the bottom of the bottle. Nice wheat flavor with much less banana than the aroma. Most of the drink has only mild yeast flavor and that's nice too. Mild dryness. A nice amount of sourness (with a touch of lemon flavor - maybe that's where the thought of adding lemon to it comes from) adds to refreshing qualities.
Great soft feel with a moderate body. Just a touch of alcohol warmth in the core.
What a great summer drink. On these hot days I could sip these all day. Yum.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 02:06:06 | More by garymuchow
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Hefe pours a hazy yellow with a creamy white head that does not want to let go and barely hangs on till the end. Just the right amount of carbonation. Smells and tastes of banana, cloves and some fruit (pear maybe I don't eat fruit often so its hard to describe). A highly drinkable summertime refresher.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2007 01:25:16 | More by irishkyle21
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Rehtakul

New York

4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Been hooked on the hefes for a while now, and this one was a very pleasant find. A tad pricey for my budget, (9/6), but after throwing back a few, can't really complain. Poured from a bottle into a frosty pint glass. Nice color, not much head, and minimal retention, but above average aroma and taste. This is a fine hefeweizen, IMO, and I will definitely be back for more. I'm all for trying new things, but to be honest, the ongoing search for quality hefes is surely a hit & miss proposition. That being said, I have no reservations about recommending this one. Forget those coffee clowns, this one is truly 'good to the last drop'. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed.(I guess after 600 years, you're bound to get it right!!)

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 05:02:38 | More by Rehtakul
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eb003

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this before, but in a bottle. It's a bit more enjoyable from the tap, though.

The appearance is good. It pours pale yellow...not quite as cloudy as other hefes. The smell is good, still sweet with a hint of citrus.

The taste is good, just not quite as flavorful as other hefes...but still a great brew.

The mouthfeel from the tap is very nice...it's a bit more smooth than it comes in the bottle.

The drinkability is high...great taste, smooth feel... could drink it all night.

(The bar where I had it, served it with lemon...and it was ok with the lemon...but better without it IMO. I also had it with an orange slice...and that was a nice compliment...BUT I'd still take it without fruit).

Overall still a great brew...tap or bottle...

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2007 22:43:55 | More by eb003
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giblet

Ohio

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

this beer surprised me. a good weizen beer. poured cloudy with a pale color. nice head and carbonation. smell was pleasant.

i like the taste of this beer. has the dry feel that these usually do. i could taste the hops nicely. the weizens are an interesting twist for beer drinkers and this one is easier to drink than some others.

nice beer and one to definately try.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2007 12:12:55 | More by giblet
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GRPunk

Michigan

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

Bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A- It poured a hazy golden-orange with a 1-1/2" off-white head. It had medium carbonantion from the bottom of the glass and it left lots of lacing.

S- Very sweet scent. There was definitely a ripe or candied banana aroma, but sweeter than some other Hefes.

T- Mostly a sweet banana flavor with some bread tones.

M- Mouthfeel was a little thicker than some in the Hefe style, yet it was still quite refreshing.

D- A good warm weather beer. I'm a huge fan of the Hefe style and this one tends to stay in my regular rotation. It is readily available and a decent price. I find it tough to beat a good Hefe while enjoying Brats from the grill.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 21:52:34 | More by GRPunk
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MMansfield

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle part of CanBif3. Thanks Patrick!

Appearance: Pours an unfiltered golden/orange colour with a small white head leaving a thin layer of lace over the drink.

Aroma: Heavy notes of cloves, smoke, bananna, citrusy hops with a good spice.

Taste: Sweet fruit up front with a long lasting bitterness in the finish. Slightly smoky like roasted wheat, cloves and various spics. Subtle bannana notes well after the finish.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light bodied, smooth, satisfying hefe.

Final Statement: This is the best Hefe I've tasted. High drinkability, nice bannana flavours and a great helping of wheat. Those Germans sure can do a wheat beer right.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 05:07:20 | More by MMansfield
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maddogruss

New Jersey

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

Poured a bottle of this into a glass. Poured a nice, dark golden body with a thick, silky white head with decent retention thorughout the body. The smell of the beer was pretty fruity and citrusy. The taste had hints of banana esters but more of a citrusy taste to it than anything else (more than other hefe weizenbeers I've had). The mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, even for a hefe weizen. Overall, it is a decent beer and pretty drinkable. I would recommend it.

As a side note, order some water with this. I'm not sure what it was, but it dried out my mouth rather quickly (no, it wasn't from a lot of alcohol, this was my only beer of the night).

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2007 23:55:52 | More by maddogruss
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