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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,387 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,387
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 60
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001)
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

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

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

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).

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -28%

I tried this beer on June 29, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO store. The aroma is slightly pungent with a wheaty punch. The colour is a cloudy peachy colour with a very large white coloured head. The mouthfeel is thick and fuzzy to the cheeks with mild carbonation. The taste is thick and wheaty as well. Not a beer I will go out of my way to try again.

06-29-2007 21:44:15 | More by cyrenaica
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Atlas1

Texas

4.1/5  rDev 0%

Summertime heat means weisse-bier season. Thank god.

The Hacker-Pschorr Weisse - the label does not call it "Hefe Weisse Naturtrub" as the BA has it listed, which is slightly confusing at first - pours a nice cloudy golden amber color with a mighty thick mound of foam head on top. Over time, the head recedes to a thinner film, but never truly fades from the picture. Leaves trace amounts of lace, but nothing serious. The aroma is light and spirited; an easy reminder of what summertime beer drinking is all about. Lemon scents and grassy earthen smells rise up and invigorate the nostrils. Every summer I am taken in by the intoxicating aroma of a proper hefe weizen, and this one is no exception. I could drink in this aroma all day. Crisp and clean. And the taste follows suit, providing a thirst-quenching accompaniment to just about any chicken or fish meal you might be thinking of serving up; would also go quite nicely with a light summer pasta dish. Crisp, citrusy (heavy again on the lemon), with a touch of oily palate cleansing residue. Slightly soapy too, but not enought to dissuade you from drinking this down in just a few gulps. Thinnish, slightly oily mouthfeel, but this Weisse is a highly drinkable beer. A great way to pass the time away on a hot afternoon in a German biergarten. Cheers.

06-25-2007 22:30:14 | More by Atlas1
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beeragent

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured into a weizen glass from a bottle. The beer pours a hazy dark straw, forming a good three fingers of head. Light lacing on the glass. The aroma is a light mixture of yeast/wheat and fruit. The taste is a nice balance of fruity yeast flavor, wheat malt, and maybe a hint of hops at the end. Smooth light mouthfeel. Balanced brew with good abv. makes for a decent sessionable ale. Overall, not a bad hefe weizen. I'll definitely be trying this again in the future.

06-25-2007 00:42:17 | More by beeragent
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +2%

Bottled 12-06

Bananas and sweet citric floral hops, tart and tasty yeast/wheat smell.

Yellow/orange with medium yeast/wheat haze. Great head.

Sweet and creamy. Protein rich. Banana fruity floral. Medium sweetness. Medium-light malt. Medium-light bitterness. Orange zest. Toasty warm.

Light carbonation. Medium-thin body.

Good. Quite tasty. Clean crisp Hefe.

06-22-2007 04:55:06 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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Maerzen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Beer number 2 of my hot summer day.

A - Unfiltered, dark gold/orange color. Lots of fluffy foam that evaporated slowly. Bits of lacing.

S - Not overpowering. Banana, fruit.

T - Wheat.

MF - Foamy. Carbonation that creates a thickness in the mouth - not spicy or harsh.

D - Very good wheat beer. Once again, great for summer. Though perhaps not year around.

06-17-2007 23:15:50 | More by Maerzen
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rohrbachsfan

New York

3.05/5  rDev -25.6%

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow with a medium head and some lacing left on the glass afterwards.

Smell: Malt and grain.

Taste: Malt with some clove spice flavor but not as pronounced as with other Hefeweizens. Somewhat dry and bitter tasting and lacked the subtle malt sweetness I like in other Hefeweizens.

Drinkability: This was an average Hefeweizen. Definately drinkable but not one of the best out there.

06-17-2007 00:17:15 | More by rohrbachsfan
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

500ml bottle procured for me by pootz. Thanks so much! Poured into a weizen glass.

Pours with an outstandingly beautiful fluffy 2 1/5 inches of head that subsides slowly, slowly, slowly...leaves a little lacing. Carbonation is quite mild in the glass. Murky light copper-orange-peach colour, luminous. Pungent, classic weiss nose, with tons of spice. Banana, clove, summery fruits - peach, nectarine. Bready malt backbone with a hint of vanilla. A little bit of pepperiness. This is not a subtle Hefeweizen at all, it's right out there.

Taste is a bit more muted than the nose, but it's refreshing and extremely relaxing and mellow as well, as a hefeweizen should be in my opinion. A bit of spiciness dances across the tongue before moving into some light vanilla sweetness combined with some yeasty breadiness. Fruity notes of banana and orange with a light citrus zest bitterness to round it off. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, lightly creamy and very wet. A little sticky in the finish. This is an all-day summer beer in my opinion, extremely drinkable, and could easily have a place in my fridge if I could get it in MB.

06-16-2007 02:38:47 | More by trevorwideman
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +11.7%

pours out of the bottle and into a weizen glass a deeply hazy light amber colour. lots of bubbles raises a inch high head which reduces quickly to a thin lace. classic aroma of yeast, tobacco, spice and banana...a good dose of graininess, too. tastes great...a healthy dose of fruit and clove...grassy, grainy,yeasty...lemon and banana...hints of alcohol spice...light bitterness to balance the lightly sweetened malt bill. definitely lots of character. body above medium with spritzy mouthfeel to liven up the flavours. drinkability is great...this is what a hefe lover wants to drink after a hot day in the sun at work...oh yeah like today.

world class hefe...can't believe i haven't tried this before.

06-13-2007 00:49:28 | More by budgood1
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%

Light orane in color, it has a decent white head with good retention, but still not as plentiful a head nor the great retention I expected. Lacing is minimal.
Classic aroma, banana and cloves, yeasty, sweetish. Typical, powerful and pleasant.
Flavor is also classical, wheat, yeasty, bananas and cloves. At times a bit too sweet.
Medium bodied, this is a nice, classical example, but it has nothing to set it appart, except for some excessive sweetness that limits its drinkability.

06-10-2007 21:18:24 | More by brdc
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AustinBeerLvr

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured a half-liter bottle into a traditional Bavarian Wheat style glass.

A: A little better than average for the syle. I expected a little more head and lacing, but still not bad. The body of the beer is a yellowish amber color and looks very inviting.

S: Nose of this brew is a good dose of bannana and wheat malt aromas as well along with estercy fruity flavors that are typically standard for the style, except they come through a bit more in this beer.

T: Starts off with a fairly light wheat flavor and the bananna & a touch of lemon flavor then kicks in and is fairly pronounced throughout the rest of the sip. Estercy flavors kick in right after the bananna flavor and are just a tad too strong, even for style, in my humble opnion. Hops are fairly mild, as they could be a little stronger as well to help balance everything out.

M: Fairly light, even considering the style. I actually kind of like this for the summer, but I might choose a hefe w/a little more mouthfeel for other times. Also, it could use a little more carbonation to enhance the refreshment factor (I realize I am being damn nit picky)!

D: A fairly solid hefe-weizen. This is defenitely not my favorite of the "big six" Bavarian hefe-weizens, but keep in mind I am talking about comparing this brew to the best wheat beers on the planet earth. I defenitely wouldn't turn one of these down in the future. Most important, if you order a hefe-weizen here in the U.S., make sure you get it without a damn lemon.

06-10-2007 00:15:27 | More by AustinBeerLvr
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bonbright7

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

I had just sat down into a deep leather couch with a the orange-amber H-P Weisse in 50cl glass and I just inhaled it for a moment. It resonated with banana and vanilla aromas, which I found to be normal for the kind of beer it is. The first taste was very memorable as the cream elements just came together with slight edges of hops to make them sparkle. Great beer.

I doubt I could tell the difference between this and Paulaner or Franiskaner, but I am left wondering, as usual, what it's like on tap, and then dreaming about a cask.

06-05-2007 02:52:02 | More by bonbright7
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jspruit

Denmark

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Drank on tap from Phil’s in Saugatuck with an orange slice on the side of the glass. Poured a cloudy haze with a small head and smelled great. Great taste that I would expect from a wheat beer with some strong banana flavor. Refreshing and smooth, I thought that this was a great example of a hefeweizen and I would definitely drink it again if I had the opportunity.

05-30-2007 02:47:44 | More by jspruit
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

ok, i have a really difficult time discerning significant differences between the main german hefeweizens. they are really all quite similar to me, as i probably would have difficulty telling what was what (Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Ayinger, etc) without the labels. glowing, straw/peach-colored and hazy in the glass with a beautiful head and lacing. requisite banana and clove notes along with big, doughy, bready wheat/malts. smooth, malty sweetness in the mouth somehow balanced by the lively carbonation and what else, i don't know. but it works. super chewy mouthfeel like the others mentioned above. medium-bodied. if beer were a hunk of fresh bread, a german hefewiezen would be it. very sessionable. just tell them when ordering, NO GARNISH!!!

05-28-2007 02:50:54 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

A: Hazy chilled yellow with a respectable head of white foam. Can't even begin to see through the beer; reminds me of when I can't find my glasses, and everything becomes a blurry haze. Medium high levels of carbonation. Mild lacing inside the glass.

S: Sweet, rich aromas of banana, clove, mild malt, straw and grass, with a healthy twist of yeast. The classic hefe, defined. Very nice.

T: Mild fruity flavor blooms into a plethora of banana and yeasty clove flavors. Mild malt character accents the sharp yet tamed citrus flavors. Finishes with a natural sweetness and wheat note that makes this brew real true winner. Fantastic.

M: Bubbly, smooth, slightly dense. Somewhat chalkey feel reminds the drinker of the wheaty content of the brew. Very nice.

D: Top flight. This is a great hefe, and for the reasonable price, I can't think of many others that can compete. Highly recommended brew.

05-20-2007 02:08:43 | More by Frozensoul327
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BrewSomerville

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%

The aroma was very yeasty. Bannanas & cloves.

Colour is a very hazy golden/yellow. Big white head. Head retention was average. left some lace.

Flavour was on the swweter side. Fruit and spice flavours were dominant. Bannanas & cloves... with some caramel or butterscotch.

Mouthfeel was ok. It was very gassy. Small bubbles though, so it was kind of creamy.

Overall, I like it & I will definately drink it again. A great summer Beer. Also a great Beer for converting non-Beer drinkers.

05-17-2007 18:50:15 | More by BrewSomerville
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scoobybrew

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +9%

This was poured into a pint glass (at a beer bar). It has a light golden straw color with a nice head and excellent retention. I get banana, clove, and bubble-gummy scents in the aroma along with the wheat malt behind, but not ignored. It has a light wheat malt flavor accented by all the fantastic yeasty yumminess found in the aroma. It has a light body with moderately high carbonation.

This is a classic German hefeweizen and a great spring/summer beer. (...and I'm quite pleased that this place knows how to store it properly!)

05-17-2007 01:27:29 | More by scoobybrew
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BretSikkink

Mexico

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

Brewed August 2005, drank May 2007. Numeric rankings were both from memory of other Hackers-Pschorr with specific character reminders from the old beer.

Orange-gold, very hazy with nice white head. Retention is probably poorer than originally, but good appearance overall. A whole lot of sediment, even with a gentle pour.

The aroma may have lost just a hair, but others have noted that the nose is on the light side. Herbal depth, clear wheat.

Light-bodied, good citric rind crispness upfront, and dominated by diacetyl flavors toward the end. Finish is lightly spiced, hint of alcohol, with more grain-husk than quite necessary. Obviously a little "flat", as the carbonation no longer has the will be active.

I have had fresh Hacker-Pschorr, this one is clearly aged. Somewhat surprisingly, there's no real off flavors, nothing offensive. Just a lack of the elan that springy weisse beers require.

05-15-2007 20:52:39 | More by BretSikkink
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +9%

A - Huge four finger fluffy white head rests atop a cloudy orange-honey brew. Lots of bobbles rise to the top, and big white sheets of lace are left on the glass.

S - Honey, clove, sweet banana, bubblegum, and some donut yeast. A little bit of orange citrus is there too. This has every major hefe smell covered, and it leans toward the banana/sweet side of things, which I prefer in a hefe.

T - Sweet donut and banana right up front, with more tangy (but still sweet) orange juice flavors following. Really nicely balanced, and very yeasty and wholesome tasting. This leans far over toward the sweet donut/banana/bubblegum side of the hefe spectrum, but still has a bit of citric wheat twang. Reminds me a bit of banana-orange juice, and I almost taste some carrot juice flavors too.

M - Full and creamy. Nice fine carbonation keeps things from getting too thick or slimy. Sweet initially with some bitterness on the sides of the tongue, and then a really nice cleansing carbonation tingle cleans the palate and you are left with the off-dry feel of yeast.

D - A damn fine hefe. Probably one of my top three hefe favorites so far! This is outstandingly drinkable, and a fine example of the style.

05-15-2007 16:51:43 | More by pmcadamis
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Drew966

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse pours a hazy golden yellow with an enormous white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a nice clove dominated aroma that is completely dead on for the style. There is a really nice thick mouthfeel and the flavors of banana and clove mix nicely. Recommended.

05-08-2007 00:04:14 | More by Drew966
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memory

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +8%

I remember this being a favorite on tap for me at Ludwig's in Philly.
A nice surprise to see case specials for 20 bucks at the beer distributor. With a Julian date of 240/06 on the case I thought it might be nearing staleness. But all was fine. Head poured a high carbonation which settled to a nice lace. Appeared unfiltered with a deep gold color presenting a citrus tang on the tongue. No heavy clove or bannana. Just a well balanced session brew for warmer weather. No need for lemon.

04-27-2007 23:28:43 | More by memory
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

this is a great hefe weizen

A-cloudy pale yellow with thick white head.

S- fruit, wheat, yeast and spices. magnificant.

T- citrus, clove, corriander, yeast, yeast sweet aftertaste.

M-great. light carbonation and light body.

D- I can drink this all day great session beer.

04-16-2007 20:49:47 | More by PittBeerGirl
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.45/5  rDev -15.9%

This beer pours an orange, murky color with a collapsing head.

Smell is rich in cloves and ripe bananas. A good dose of wheat is present and the yeast add a nice complexity to the beer.

Taste is spicy and clovy with less bananas than the smell would suspect. The grainy wheatness is somewhat subdued by the sweetness of the beer. This sweetness is a little too much for me. It covers a lot of the yeast flavors and make the beer less flavorfull.
No bitterness available and mouthfeel is sticky and sweet.

04-14-2007 07:56:28 | More by Absumaster
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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