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

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BA SCORE
91
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1,441 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,441
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 63
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001)
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Photo of kmpitz2
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Being a big hefe fan, I'm excited about this review. I used a nice 0.5l weizen glass for this beer. It poured a nice hazy straw color. It was not quite as cloudy as I would have liked, but its not that important. The nose is more lemony that I would like. There is also a underlying banana fragrance present, which I expect from a hefe. As I let the beer warm, the lemon subsides and the banana comes through more, as I would like it to. The flavor is full on banana. Its creamy and just good. I like the flavor of this beer. The mouthfeel is right where it should be...moderately thick to thick and nicely creamy. For a hefe, this is highly drinkable. I could sit down and have a nice long session wih it, but I could also sit down to one and feel content with that. Just a good beer all around.

kmpitz2, Aug 12, 2004
Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first review and it is fitting that it is of one of my favorite Weisse beers. The beer pours a beautiful, hazy, off yellow that is so welcome on a hot Minnesota summer day. The traditional Heffe flavors of bannana, clove, and a almost lemony fruitiness are present and are perfectly balanced with the carbonation. This is by far one of the best Hefe Weizens I have had.

RushLimbmalt, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of kbub6f
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The head is big, almost white, pretty dense. It leaves soaring lacing. The color of the beer is an ever-so-slightly hazy orange-gold. Aroma of buttered bread and citrus/orange + spice. Awesome. The nice, spicy, fruity front turns very fruity through the full middle. Cold, fresh, milk. Finish is dry, buttery, with some gorgeous hops. Banana burps. This is fantastic. Man, I love a good Bavarian hefe!

kbub6f, Jul 24, 2004
Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy butter amber, almost orange colour with white head. The aroma is slightly spicy with a distinctive banana smell. Some sweetness at the front is followed by an almost clove-like spiciness at the finish. Crispness is assisted by the carbonation. Fruity banana sweetness and some citrus is evident from beginning to end. Smooth texture with a medium body.

DrJay, Jun 27, 2004
Photo of kmo1030
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

hazy amber with a fluffy white head. distinct peachy aromas are present in addition to traditional weisse aromas or bannana, cloves, and citrus (lemon).
dominant cooked bannana flavors and aftertaste. there are caramel flavors that i'm not sure if the are distinct from the bannana or part of it. lemony tartness is present, but not at all unappealing. finished with warm clove flavors and a hop bitterness i can't identify very well. a medium body with a nice stiff carbonation make this very refreshing. very drinkable. it screams summertime beer.

kmo1030, Jun 15, 2004
Photo of granger10
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is definitely a classic version of the German Hefe. Medium bodied and goes down smooth. Lots of fruity flavors (mainly banana and citric), hints of yeast in the background. The clove fits perfectly not being too strong or too weak. All the flavors really meld together well. Finish is somewhat sweet but also a little dry. This is comparable to Paulaner. Definitely a good choice for a session beer.

granger10, Jun 12, 2004
Photo of JustinBathurst
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As soon as this became available at the Beer Store I sought it out. Became a standard in my fridge for quite a few months. Has a wonderful, light amber, cloudy appearance, good pearl-stringed bubbles and a great creamy head that provides a good cover throughout.

The aroma is banana and cut grass.

Mouthfeel is crisp and creamy with a nice medium-high carbonation that gives it some pep.

First taste gives me cloves cloves cloves with a good bite. Theres a sweet banana start and a mild and subdued hoppy bitter to finish that lingers in the aftertaste. The hopped character becomes more prominent as it warms, but to me, this is a real banana cream. I love it.

JustinBathurst, Jun 05, 2004
Photo of scriabin
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice amber color with an orange hue. Pours smoothly with an excellent smell. The taste is very smooth, with overtones of banana and clove and a little caramel. Carbonation level is a bit on the high side, but certainly not too high. This is a very drinkable traditional weissbeir. Cheers!

scriabin, May 27, 2004
Photo of Billolick
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, pours gold/orange and cloudy, lifts a noble off white, large head, which lasts and lasts. Leaves some lace. Sweat nose of wheat, orange peel and spice. Flavor is dominated by ripe bananas, clove, yeast, bread. Mouthfeel is top notch, creamy and sliky smooth. Fine German wheat. Refreshing, tasty and complex. you cannot go wrong with this brew.

Billolick, May 14, 2004
Photo of slitherySOB
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ahh, a very good beer for a long days work. Hefe-Weisse pours an orangish/brown colour that isn't quite cloudy. Perhaps muddled, if that is a word? The head is amazing. Immediately three fingers, that slowly disipate to about 1/2 a finger. Beautiful. Pleasant, enticing aroma. Barley, wheat, cloves, light hops, citrus and sweet grass. After the lips go through the immense amount of foam, the tongue is greeted by a crisp, sweet taste. This is a well balanced beer. The citrus and hops add enough kick to balance the sweet malts and clove. This is meant to be a sweet beer, I know, but it's nice they didn't make it a sugar beer. Mouthfeel is, well, crisp. It's a well carbonated beer. Very drinkable. I'm glad I was sent this.

slitherySOB, Apr 28, 2004
Photo of Beastdog75
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hacker-Pschorr's Weisse is one of the best representations of the style. All of the flavors and elements that we expect out of a good hefeweizen are present in this brew. This one turns out to be dangerously quaffable.

This beer pours a hazy golden color with somewhat of an orange hue. I was expecting a bit more cloudiness but the beer still looked presentable. A good foamy head forms and retains fairly well. The smell was mellow, but carried with it some nice, sweet hefeweizen aromas of banana and spices. This brew feels smooth on the palette and has a lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Classic hefeweizen flavors here folks, mixing equal portions of banana and clove-like spices. A wheaty twang is present too along with a decent citric bitterness. A moderate dryness pops up in the finish. This dryness along with the continued spiciness linger on in the afterflavor and the brew finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

A very well balanced brew, and perhaps the most balanced hefeweizen I've had. The equal portions of banana and spice plus the balance of sweet and dry are very well done. This is about on par with Paulaner's weisse offering, and one could not go wrong choosing either brew.

Beastdog75, Apr 24, 2004
Photo of Tballz420
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a hefe, but a good one at that. Cloudy, darker orange body, big very attractive cream colored foam head. For a scent we have our yeasty, fruity smell. Excellent taste. Some acidic qualities but a very smooth tasting beer. Excellent hefe characteristics, could replace the Weihenstephaner as my favortie hefe. Its beers like this though that make me mad i didnt get into the german wheat beers sooner.

Tballz420, Apr 16, 2004
Photo of vitesse
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in 12 oz. brown bottle.
i bought a case of this after seeing it on sale. best by date was from last year, so this batch certainly wasn't the freshest.
despite the age factor, the beer inside the bottles was in really good shape. not oxidized and no off-flavors were detected.
appearance was kind of a soft brownish color. i think the yeasties that i swirled into the glass might have darkened it. i prefer a more effervescent color in hefeweizen. smells were of cloves/bananas, but a little bit muted.
taste was rock solid. great prototypical munich wheat beer taste in this one. nice blend of dryness and fruity esters. clovey/bananas come through nicely but are restrained. also a slight orange flavor comes through.
very tight, crisp mouthfeel. very little lingering aftertaste.
a supremely drinkable weiss. i recommend hacker-pschorr to anyone looking for a a typical example of a bavarian wheat beer.

vitesse, Apr 12, 2004
Photo of Sixpack595
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow/orange with a sizeable white head. Aroma is a bit more muted than I like, but it is good. Lemony with a faint clove and malt aroma. Taste is very crisp with a spicy note in addition to the fruity bannana and lemon. Very drinkable, very refreshing.

Sixpack595, Apr 11, 2004
Photo of anders36
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange colour into the glass, with a big white head. It has a nice spicy aroma. It has smell of wheat, citrus and banana too. It has a nice wheat taste with hints from coriander, citrus and bananas. The mouthfeel is lovely, thick and mellow, leaving a nice bitterness in the aftertaste. This is one of the best weisse i have ever tasted. Lovely on a warm summer day in Munich.

anders36, Apr 10, 2004
Photo of canucklehead
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is wonderfully cloudy and foamy which match up well with the fruity clovelike nose. the taste is almost spicy as it takes a second for the banana esters to catch up in the taste department. What I like about this Hefe is the authority of flavours involved. This is no approximation of the style but rather one of the benchmarks. who says that summer beers need be tasteless or watered down.

canucklehead, Apr 08, 2004
Photo of ism
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle uncaps with a quick gasp of CO2. Pours with a huge head then crawls up, revealing a misty amber-gold. The head slowly contracts to a cream-like density before forming attractive lace; some excellent retention. Whiffs of fruit and hops just poke through. Medium-light body gently tickles with carbonation, a subtle spice evident. Fruity flavor, almost citrus, with a nice tinge of tartness. Quite smooth and refreshing. A great summer beer.

ism, Mar 28, 2004
Photo of pootz
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Comes in a 1/2 liter long neck crown top with best before code and a lush label with some dickens-era geek on it.

When the crown was cracked, a noticeable whoosh of natural CO2 escapes

The pour produces a delicious looking murky orange-gold liquid capped with a tall frothy cap that lasts as a lace and ring. Noticeable streaking of effervescence and yeast.. very active in the glass.

Odors of fruitsm vanilla and spice and sweet malt...nice !

Starts peppery with bottle-conditioned natural effervescence bombarding the palate then mellows on the palate with a pleasant departure of malt mingling with the clove-banana-vanilla tastes...then the finish on this one is glorious...you get a spiced caramel-biscuit taste then a lingering prickly dryness from the wheat and grassy hops...lustrous!

This could become a favorite summer ale for me I like the pronounced hefeweiss charater better than the moderate Paulaner Heffe-weisse but the margin is pretty thin....both are fine yeasted wheat ales.

pootz, Mar 22, 2004
Photo of Beersignal
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden apricot flesh coloured beer, somewhat hazy, garnished with a plentiful and tenatious frothy white cap of foam looking like whipped egg whites. Neat champagne-like effervescence emanated from the beer to add to its visual aspect.

Aromas of wheat, coriander and non-descript fruits (couldn't quite make them out) were followed by strong hints of bananas and fainter odours of instant vanilla pudding. Not as much olfactive complexity as I would have liked but interesting nonetheless.

The texture was rich, creamy and rounded without being heavy. Flavours of unmalted wheat, orchard fruits (apples and pears mostly but hints of peaches were present) and a quenching acidity were buttressed by a soft yeasty bitterness that lingered for some time.

Very silky and refined beer with harmoniously balanced flavours giving a variety of sensory pleasures. Nothing overdone, nothing flagrantly lacking either. IMO a very good example of the style.

Beersignal, Mar 04, 2004
Photo of soper2000
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid brew and a nice introduction to hefe's. The pour yielded a pleasant looking light orange/yellow beer with a quickly dissipating white head. The first smell gives strong notes of wheat and yeast. As for the taste.... I remember my very first taste of this beer was also my very first taste of any Hefe, it reminded me of my summer working at a golf course mowing cutting greens and fairways. The strong wheat taste really came through and to my surprise I loved this taste, but sadly my palate has changed and whenever i drink this beer now, this wheat profile isn't as dominate. Maybe my palate has changed or it maybe because the first time I imbibed this the temperature of the beer had to be around 70 degrees. Anyways as I taste this beer now I sense hints of wheat balanced strongly with citrus. It's still a solid flavor. Mouthfeel is clean and smooth. Drinkability is decent but after a few of these this beer seems to lose character.

soper2000, Mar 04, 2004
Photo of travolta
2.7/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, 5.5% ABV
Apperance: Nice white rocky head, foamy lace, smooth. Golden wiese color. A little cloudy.

Nose: Lemon, Clean, Wheat.

Taste: Bitter at first, a lot of hops initially on the tounge, the bitterness stays throughout. Not as complex as i thought it would be.

travolta, Mar 01, 2004
Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a subtle wheat scent with a slight malty edge. Hefe yeast peeks through and adds some fruity notes. The taste is fine. It boasts of wheat malts and some fruitiness, but very little. It has a musty finish that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer drinks well. This hefe has good flavor, although it's not as intense as some.

WesWes, Feb 28, 2004
Photo of jsolack
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Hazy yellow-orange color, initial head was thick but it went down quickly. Nice looking.

Smell:
Smells sweet and wheaty with citrus hints.

Taste:
Great flavor... bitterness is balanced nicely with sweetness. Wheat and subtle citrus/banana.

Mouthfeel:
Feels nice and thick in the mouth... releases nice bubbles on the tounge. Flavor lingers for just the right amount of time.

Drinkability:
Very drinkable, goes down smooth without any bitterness.

jsolack, Feb 21, 2004
Photo of Zorro
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy yellow, you can pass light through it easily but you can't see through it.

Very strongly smelling beer, smells of spices and a bit of banana.

Tastes mildly sweet and a bit tart. Prominent banana and spice taste. Many different levels of taste to this, has some malt and vanilla flavors too. Hops shows up for the party too. This is one of the quality beers with many complex flavors and every sip is different. It is closer to a 4.75 in taste.

Mouthfeel is very good.

Very drinkable.

Zorro, Feb 08, 2004
Photo of Cwrw
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A typical, distinctive hefe weisse appearance greets the drinker upon pouring: bombastic, hearty head; exceptional, long-lasting lace; and a cloudiness so dearly loved in all hefe-style beers. That being said, for the style, Hacker-Pschorr's hefe is fairly common looking, as many hefe beers I have consumed appear much the same. In short, the appearance is excellent, but not outstanding or unique for a hefe-style beer. Apple juice colours, with slight hues of orange and light brown. The aroma is succulent: buttery cloves and spices, rich fruits(including apple), and, upon close inhalation, the pleasant tartness and acidity of the wheat malt. The taste does not disappoint, as it is flavourful and well balanced. The fruity, even tangy wheat taste is there in full abundance, as is the musky feel of the yeast, with little bitterness. A clean finish; full bodied. I have also noted that many witbiers, or hefes especially, have a delightful soapy characteristic(especially Hoegaarden), but this adds yet another nuance to a delicious, appetising, mouth-watering style of beer, and Hacker-Pschorr delivers, but I HAVE tasted better hefes(try Paulaner's hefe-weisse). The drinkability of Hacker-Pschorr is, of course, phenomenal: these go down smoothly and refreshingly. This a very fine quality hefe beer, and it is sold at a reasonable price here in Alberta.

Cwrw, Feb 05, 2004
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,441 ratings.