1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,529 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 70
Gots: 137 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (17) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,529 | Reviews: 733 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rohrbachsfan
3.06/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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

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.

Photo of budgood1
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of brdc
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of AustinBeerLvr
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of bonbright7
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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

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!!!

Photo of Frozensoul327
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of BrewSomerville
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of scoobybrew
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!)

Photo of BretSikkink
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of memory
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Absumaster
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of EPseja
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to yelterdow for hooking me up with this one. Served from a 12oz bottle in a weisse glass at just above fridge temperature. Brewed in 12/2006. Super fresh.

A - Vibrant, pale golden yellow with a massive, pillowy, tightly-packed cream colored head that rises high and just sits. Even after two minutes, the marshmallowy head is still sitting at a full two inches! The beer itself now seems to take on a slight orange cast in the glass, and is nice and hazy from the yeast. Excellent!

S - Floral and light with hints of banana and yeast. Sweet and inviting. Some green hop notes, but subdued.

T - Light, sweet maltiness in the front gives way to a tart and refreshing middle where the yeast comes through amidst notes of lemon and gives it a full body. The finish has a nice crisp bitterness, but refrains from becoming dry after the swallow. Low on the spicy notes that some other hefes can impart, which adds to the overall drinkability.

M - Decently frothy in the mouth with some tongue tingle. Generously expansive swallow, but without being bloating.

D - This beer is so seriously balanced and delicious that it would be cakework to polish off a sixer on any given afternoon. A superb version of this awesome style.

Photo of shadow1961
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse pours out a big creamy head over
a cloudy gold brew. The head is thick and long lasting and
there is considerable carbonation- many tiny bubbles here.
The nose is wheat, yeast, and citrus. The flavor is wheat and
a bit of citrus, with more wheat in the aftertaste. The flavor here
is subtle, maybe a little too subtle, I have had a few hefe's with
more flavor- yet it is bracing and refreshing due to the very active
champagne-like carbonation. Good stuff, and as the label attests,
it's brewed in accordance to German purity laws, so it's the real
old-school thing. Tasty.

Photo of BeerSox
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into weizen glass.

Cloudy amber hue with a thick white frothy head that lasts a long time.

Delicate wheat malts with creamy banana and sharp clove.

The wheat is flavorful and twangy, along with the same creamy banana. A little bit of spice comes in at the middle. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A little bit of bitterness shows up in the finish, along with lingering spice.

An okay hefe weizen, not as smooth as others I have had before. Worth a try.

Photo of hunteraw
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Differently shaped bottle, but appears to be the same beer. Thanks to mymrngjckt for shipping it my way.

Appearance: Hazy peach/gold in color, huge white head with good retention. Appears highly carbonated. Good lacing - exactly like a hefe should look.

Smell: Banana bread - a nice combination of banana esters, bready malts, and clove-like spices.

Taste: Fairly light and easy to drink. Lots of banana. Some bread and spice. Citrusy, acidic finish. Aftertaste is banana bread.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, well-carbonated.

Drinkability: Nice and easy drinking, a great example of the style.

Photo of drinkininthewood
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

served from 500ml bottle

A- pours beautiful white creamy 2 finger thick head that stays and has a very cloudy orange colour ( somewhat like apple cider )

S- bread, spice, slight sweetness, hint of banana smell

T- flavors of biscuit, banana, citrus fruits, it really is a complex tasting beer.

M- medium bodied, near perfect carbonation,

D- ok i guess, dont think of it as a session beer tho, its a little filling.

Overall> Delicious, Refreshing, the hands down best example of the style ive tried to date.

Photo of gottajiboo2
3.06/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured out a very thick foamy head and a cloudy lemon-ish orange color with darker hues swirling through out. took a while for the foaminess to settle down. Aroma was musty, fruity and I hate to say but smelled a bit like a wet dog. It had an slight apple and sour note and finished with a bready musty end. mouth feel was soft and chunky. It was an ok beer, but I felt one would do me just fine.


Photo of mjc410
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour into my Weihenstephaner glass raises a two inch head after an appropriate pour. It falls slowly, and has a nice light cream color. The body is quite hazy, with a deeply yellow core, which has hints of brown. The nose is tangy, lightly bready, and has a bit of a fishy smell, somehow. This is actually quite attractive. The taste is very bready, slightly touched by almond, and quite light. Very refreshing - I wish it were 30 - 40 degrees warmer out for this! The mouth is medium, with high, bubbly carbonation. A killer hefe for refreshment, with a great lighter taste.

Photo of Hautacam
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden...hazy...frothy head that stays.
Smell is kind of faint...typical banana , fruity aroma..mild spice.
Tastes a little watery to me... sweet banana and clove, maybe some lemon in the background. Doesn't improve much on warming.
medium/ light body.
Not in the same class as Weihenstephaner or Franziskahner , but a decent hefe for sure. Good thirst quencher. Went well with a fish dinner.

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.