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

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Ratings: 1,528
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 69
Gots: 135 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Photo of jwff
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a creamy thick white head and has a dark orange body. This is very cloudy with streams of carbonation coming up the side. The smell is very spicy with yeast and banana tones. Taste is creamy, but it leaves itself a bit flat in the mouth. The clove really stands out from the banana and spices, which makes the taste a bit underwhelming considering the smell. The mouthfeel starts out fresh and thick, but drops off leaving each sip unbalanced. This is a solid hefe, but could use a bit more evening out. Did not garnish with a lemon.

Photo of plaid75
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cludy dark straw hue with a three finger thick foamy head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell was very much that of banana and clove.

The taste was very banana and clove dominant as well. I really enjoyed this beer's spice. It was extremely dry as well - moreso than any other hefe I have tried.

The mouthfeel was clean and extremely dry. The beer left me salivating.

The spiciness makes this a nice year round hefe.

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

Pours hazy golden yellow with moderate carbonation.. Head is thick and fluffy.

Smell is lemon wheat, banana and cloves. Nice yeastiness.

Taste is rich and fruity. Grainy malt adds pleasant sweetness and peppery yeast spices give the finish a welcome bite. Banana makes a stronger appearance as it warms.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Very nice.

A well crafted Hefe here. I rather enjoy the grainy brashness. I will pick this one up again.

Photo of Fugazme
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting a large, mountain white head... not so... a cloudy/gold beer with a smallish white head... dissipated quickly. Some decent legs and lacing. Swirls prduce the large head.

Aroma is strong of wheat and lemon. A good amount of banana.

Great mouthfeel... full and creamy... bubbly.

Flavor is yeasty and bready. A good amount of wheat and a slight touch of banana. A little spicy. Lemony flavor lingers and lingers on the palate.

Photo of acrawf6
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a hazy orange with a red tint. Foamy white head rises.

Smell. Very rich the banana aroma, creamy smell and sweet. Cloves have a nice present, but the bananas really take over.

Taste. The initial taste i get is sour, then it goes to an green apple tartness. not creamy like the aroma suggested. Cloves come present in the middle of the taste. But the spice flavors i come to love in hefes arent as present in this one. I bit dryer than others. Slightly peppery in the aftertaste and has a very earthy taste.

Mouthfeel. Of course, good amount of carbonation, but i thought this one's body was way to thin, very empty.

Overall, i just dont think this one meets up to the others. I dont want to say its bad, but it doesnt have the characteristics that i look for in a hefe.

Photo of evanackerman
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have been trying a bunch of German hefe-weizens lately, i have yet to have one i didn't like. they are certainly far more alike than they are different but each does have its own nuances.


This beer pours a lovely cloudy orange color with a billowing head, very attractive, especially when poured into my Franziskaner glass.

smell is pretty dull, wheat malt and a hint of lemon, not as fragrant as Franziskaner.

Taste is typical of the style - wheat malt with a touch of lemon and a tiny hint of banana, this one sets itself apart though with just a tinge of smoky flavor that i really like. all this is followed by an exceedingly pleasant mild hop bitterness that lasts long in the finish. exceptional taste overall. a bit cleaner than other hefe-weizens.

mouthfeel is smooth, perfect carbonation, nice level of viscosity.

drinkability is through the roof.

overall, a fabulous beer, this is one style that American brewers have yet to master, the Germans have got it down, and it is a beautiful thing.

Photo of jwc215
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a a cloudy amber/orange with a nice thick head.
The smell was very inviting. Yeast, wheat and a touch of citrus.
The taste was outstanding. It was the ideal weisse. Wheat, yeast, clove, bready hops and lemony citrus all combined to make a supurb flavor.
The mouthfeel was a bit thick for this style, but very refreshing.
I had several of these. All very pleasurable. The best weisse I've had.

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

Poured a cloudy straw color with a thick rocky head that stuck around for the entire beer. The aroma was bready witha lot of malty goodness but not sweet and some nice clove and a bit of banana and just a touch of spicy hops that reminded me of pepper.
The flavor was very smooth as it began with a thick creamy bready malt flavor with almost no bitterness. The yeast character was very evident as the clove and banana flavors are stronger than any hop flavors. It has a very clean finish that i find a little boring.
The mouthfeel is great for the style though i think it could be a bit more viscous and then the carbonation would have less of a bite.
This is a great hefe though not the best i have tried.

Photo of murphysbleachers
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle into a weiss glass...

Appearance: Big white rocky head with a cloudy golden orange beer underneath. Leaves bits of lace on the way down.

Smell: Yeast...rich banana and a hint of clove.

Taste: Peppery with a dry hint of bitter hops in the finish. Slight lemony citrus.

Mouthfeel: Both fizzy and creamy at the same time.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. This is the one that I use as the standard to judge other hefeweizens against.

(notes from an old review)

Photo of warriorsoul
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a good friend for opening up my eyes to this one...not a huge wheat beer fan, so this is not one I would normally pick up...glad he did.
A cloudy, citrus color with almost two full fingers of bright white head...a decent layer remains for the duration and leaves some very thin lacing.
Crisp in the nose...a light malt sweetness with a hint of clove spice, banana and bready yeast.
Taste is very enjoyable...just enough of everything. Clove, banana, citrus, sweet malt...very little hop to add any sort of bittering effect.
Mouthfeel is much thicker than I was expecting...not a light beer, as the yeast really adds depth to the brew.
Goes down very easy and could be a summer session brew for me...no doubt.
A pleasant surprise for me...

Photo of joedon
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a big wheat-beer fan, but this was excellent!

Big white head on a cloudy, golden body.

Strong wheat-malt-yeast aroma.

Taste was very malty-wheaty with a lot of citrus hops.
Nice, clean wheat after-taste.

Very pleasant summery aftertaste of hops and malt.

My favorite wheat-beer on tap.

Photo of TeutonicKnight
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served with a lemon wedge, this beer can really satisfy. This beer had a good body, and the taste was unique. Pours a clouded yellowish color and solid head formation.

I felt it had a peppery start, but had an almost banana bread taste finish. Very good with some sauerkraut balls or spaetzle.

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

I had this at the Hackerhaus on Sendlinger Strasse in Munich.

A: Murky straw, off-white head, good retention and lace.

S: Banana, citrus and biscuit.

T: Banana, a little bread & citrus. Awesome. The flavour is exceptional, but it's maltier than I think a hefe should be.

M: Moderate body is quite creamy (fuller than some hefe's). Moderate carbonation.

D: Very good.

Photo of jbcphilly
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I purchased a case and am currently on my 2nd bottle. I poured it into a pilsner glass...it was all that I had clean. Due to the glass it poured an 1" of head. The head is quite clingy to the glass but goes down in 1 minute or 2.

(stick with this review, it all ties in at the end)

It does have a slight lemon scent which is pleasant. Carries a rich golden color which does get you excited to taste.

The taste however does not live up to the look. Not that it's bad, I do like the taste but it reminds of a car that has a great body but once you take it for a ride its doesn't take the bumps well and it a bit noisy. It goes down nice and easy but once its in your mouth the nice body from the glass goes in hiding. The middle of the beer is where the ride gets a bit bumpy and it gets a bit to wheaty for my liking.

In the final lap, the last quarter of the glass, is where this beer picks up some speed. All of the above is forgotten, the lemon that I intially smelled comes back, the wheaty flavor settles, and the beer goes down nice and easy. When all is said and done I will be on my way back for number 3 of the evening.
Cheers!!!

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

Another good sandwitch brew. They sometimes have $2 bottles of this at my local dive/ghetto watering hole. Light cloudy peach in appearance with a nice tight head of white that lasts and lasts. Aromas of wheat, clove, spice, banana, and some citrus. Taste remains similar but malt complexity and breadiness duke it out in the end. Mouthfeel is ligt but it is enough, drinkability is good. Very well with hearty sandwitches, this one goes, as yoda would put it....bomb diggity right dog.

Photo of weizendoc
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 ozs. poured into my frozen Paulaner glas. This hef pours a darker orange than it's brothers from Munich. A 1.5in foamy head builds as I pour-swish-pour-swish-pour my way through the last 4 ozs. Lots of cloves and bread in the nose, but just as dominant is the smell of bier. Perhaps a bit of citrus as well.

The first few pulls are sublime, with big mouthfeel and a wonderful orange citrus mid palate. Each swallow leaves you wanting another, quickly! I could absolutely pound this nectar. So good, so satisfying, so smooth. This beer barely tops Paulaner for #1 WeissBier in my book.
I generally take my hefe with lemon, but this one is equally smooth and enjoyable without. The reason I like the refreshing taste of lemon is it cuts the spice-cake cloviness typical of the Bavarian hefs. The HP Weisse is refreshing with or without fruit addition. I have enjoyed it with a wedge of orange as well.

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

This weisse beer is tasty but not as complex as some of its brothers. Hacker-Pschorr Weisse pours a deep gold, on the dark end of the weisse beer spectrum, with plenty of tenacious head. The nose is full of clove and a slightly higher note, like that of bread baking. On the palate, this beer opens up a bit. The first taste sensation is a slightly lemony sweetness, with a pretty high acidity felt along the sides of the tongue. The cloves and fruity yeast flavors stay on the front of the tongue throughout, but there's not as much going on here as in some other weisse beers. The mouthfeel of this beer is quite smooth, like the classics of the weisse beer genre. Highly drinkable and highly refreshing.

In the end, this is a very good weisse beer but not a great one. The flavors it has are quite pleasing, but in a more simple kind of way than some of the other representatives of the style.

Photo of 1759dallas
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from draft into a 23oz hefe glass. Wide at the bottom, gets skinny then very wide at the top. Almost a 1/2 inch of white head at the top. Smells like citrius, but that could be the lemon wedge I had to yank off the side. Starts off very good, nice and smooth unfiltered wheat flavor. A little sour in the middle and really finishes strong with a lemon flavor. A good drinkable hefe for those warm summer days.

Photo of clickpush
2.91/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had from a tap in a quiet restaurant/bar.

A beautifully inviting cloudy gold color with a half inch of lasting foam.
The smell was light and citrusy and I found the flavor to lack the depth of additional spiciness found in my favorite wheat beers. The carbonation allowed the beer to penetrate the entire mouth very quickly, but the flavors disappeared just as fast after swallowing.
In all, this is a gorgeous beer to stare at. Maybe better left on the table though, and not in your mouth.

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

Produced on date of 08/05.

Pours a hazy pale orange/gold color with a half inch head, slowly receding to a thin cap that leaves a nice webbing of lace.

Smell; fruity, with bananas and oranges. There's a bit of cloves and the yeast and wheat you expect in a hefe-weizen.

Taste; nice yeasty bread dough at first and then those oranges and bananas really jump out at you, especially the bananas. Towards the finish this has a very nice spicy bite to it that kind of balances out the bready qualities. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and so very drinkable.

Photo of bennetj17
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale orange in color, slight haziness, has two finger white head but dissipation is quick. Lots of active carbonation but overall color looks a bit dull.

S: Not overly strong. Light spice, floral, citrus, banana, bready aroma.

T: Not that sweet, Clean lemon/citrus flavor, slightly bready, finish is rather unremarkable.

MF: Has less body than some other Hefe Weizens, carbonation is adequate.

D: Clean and easy to drink, but I was expecting more from the flavor. It just seemed a bit watery as the malt didn't project itself enough...

Photo of shamus
3.07/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy gold. Some nice lace but the head disipated quickly. Smelled very nice with some floral and spicy notes but these were lost to the breadyness when actually tasted. I've had much better wheat beers than this but I would probably drink it again.

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle

Pours a hazy golden straw with a fluffy white head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

Very bready aroma with hints of vanilla, banana, and clove. A fantastic smelling wheat beer.

Very bready with banana and clove right upfront. The taste subsides quickly and it finishes a bit dry and very clean.

Body seems a little thin.

This goes down with no resistance. A fine hefe indeed.

Photo of bigdeuce
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Boy I'll tell ya, last summer I was in Ft. Myers beach and ran across some of this on tap, remembered it was outstanding, came to beer advocate, and saw Hacker Pschorr made a few weizens so wasn't sure which one it was. Went to the beer distributor where I live and there it was in a bottle. Still unsure if it was the same beer I had had in Ft. Myers, so figured I'd give it a shot. Well...I could never forget that taste. IT IS!!

I am a big fan of Tucher and Penn, but this is the best Hefe-weizen I've ever had. The vanilla and banana mix well together, from start to finish, with the wheat. No aftertaste whatsoever! Not much hoppiness, but shouldn't be. Smells just like what it tastes. Another treat, was only $6.99 a sixer!! Plus, you can drink the daylights outta it. If you want one great hefe-weizen, get this one..fast..if I leave you any!

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a weizen glass)

A-This beer pours a warm hazy deep orange color with a good hazy. The head is a creamy light tan that can be cut with a knife. There are long strands of tiny bubbles rising to the surface but they can only be seen at the base where the glass is the most narrow.

S- Nice light fruit notes of pears and red apples with some faint cloves and no real note of banana. The finish has a smooth spicy note that could be hops. There are faint notes of vanilla and the banana starts to come through as it warms.

T-This beer has a nice clove spice with some faint banana that give more depth to the smooth soft wheat and a hint of light malt flavor. There is some notes of lemon brightness in the malt aswell. Not it's not the garnish I don't even allow fruit in the house when I am drinking wheat beer. The finish has a slight bread quality followed by a good spicy note that balances out the flavors in the beginning. There is a slight carbonic acid bite that enhances the hop spice and gives the finish a dry quality.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a creamy texture and a carbonic bite in the finish.

D- This beer has good depth up front and a nice spicy to balance it in the finish.

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.