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

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Ratings: 1,414
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 62
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
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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 Rifrafboy
3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My local store had this on sale at $8.99 for a 12 pack. This pours thick with a nice head. Smell is sweet like cotton candy. Taste is rich and creamy, not too sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth. Finishes very clean for a weisse beer. I like this and will drink it again, although it's not a great session beer.

Rifrafboy, Jun 27, 2003
Photo of Indybeer
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap in a 20 oz glass. Color was a cloudy golden yellow, with a big frothy head. Aroma was clove, banana, and bread. The taste was like eating a big slice of banana bread, full of flavor, and very filling. Having this on-tap was much better than in a bottle. all the yeasty goodness comes through. I could and did sit and drink many glasses of this wonderful beer.

Indybeer, Jun 26, 2003
Photo of BobLuvBeer
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper color. Rich, hop flavor. Excellent mix of bitterness and fruit. Just enough of a bite to tell you this is more than an average wheat beer. The combo of wheat and hops is defined and shows through in the aroma. This beer is true to its style. Pure weisse.

Excellent head and retention

Served with lemon

BobLuvBeer, Jun 22, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The tone of this beer is a bright vibrant golden orange unfiltered sunburst with a large carbonated foaming buttered popcorn colored head. The aroma filled with clove, spices, and deep banana tones created by the signature yeast a wonderful weizen one of the original six Munich breweries. What an amazing smell this beer is very inviting to the senses. The flavor is a sharp wheat malt sweetness with some alchol tones trickling through on my palate along with hints of the spices, clove, and banana notes very goo this is up there with the best of the hefeweizens. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and medium bodied almost syrupy from the characteristics from the yeast, very nice. I could drink this on any given day especially a beautiful spring or summer day in the breeze.

WVbeergeek, Jun 17, 2003
Photo of mickeymac
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a beatiful golden-orange with a foamy white head that leaves lace all the way down the glass. The smell is typical of the style, with notes of banana and spice, but the smell is faint compared to many others. The taste is also a bit on the bland side. The mouthfeel is pretty chunky and it's quite drinkable. However, I'd pass this for others.

mickeymac, Jun 13, 2003
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seemed a little heavy for the style but its not a bad beer by any means.Poured a deep hazy orange color with nice pillowey head,smell was very clovey and spicey with a slight fruitiness in the background.Nice clovey taste with a good amount of banana also coming thru,pretty tasty.A nice weisse but like I said it seemed a little heavy for the style,would rather have a Tucher or Paulaner if I wanted to have more than a couple.

oberon, Jun 11, 2003
Photo of Popsinc
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange pour with a generous foamy head. The nose was light, fruity, citrus & floral but maybe only a small hint of banana. The taste was also very light and lacked body and complexity. Again citrus flavours with an almost lemon/tangy finish. Not what i might have expected from a hefe-weizen. However, this beer does serve a purpose as it is an adequate thirst quencher on a warm summers day. Decent but not outstanding by any stretch.

Popsinc, Jun 04, 2003
Photo of nomad
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice soft orange color that faded to yellow at the bottom and brown at the top. Had a big rocky head that built to a great mountain and slowly receded. Also had good amounts of carbonation and a good lace that was strong and smooth.

Smelled of a light banana scent, a light clove scent, clean and sweet wheat, and an ounce of lemon. Was very soft edged to quaff and not very strong, but I could sense it was brewed well. Taste was sharp and immediate, of a good fruit flavor, very crisp wheat, and a strong creamy yeast flavor at the finish. Had a good mouthfeel, as it was watery body but slid by with a creamy presence. A decent weisse.

nomad, Jun 03, 2003
Photo of Sheldon
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a standard colored Weisse, cloudy and light brown. The head started out strong but did not last nor did the lace about the glass. The taste is of a strong banana and cloves with some spices in there somewhere. The smell has some citrus and bananas to it. The moth feel is very fulfilling and satisfying. A weiss I will probably have the next time I come across it.

Sheldon, Jun 01, 2003
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The name alone attracted me. It poured a nice golden color with a modest head. It had that dry sensation I crave in a wheat. The citris and cloves were present. A good wheat, not an outstanding one, but drinkable. The price did not justify the beer, a little cheaper and I might drink it more often.

bewareOFpenguin, May 27, 2003
Photo of IronDjinn
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle with freshness date stamped on. Big, big frothy white head, it's here to stay the whole trip. Deep cloudy golden colour. Rich nose, banana and clove, flavour is sweet and spicy. Complex flavour, but watery mouthfeel going down. I've never been a big fan of German wheat's, but this is enough for me to start re-evaluating that former bias. A definite session beer, although I think one is all I could handle at this point in time. Would compliment Autumn evenings very well.

IronDjinn, May 25, 2003
Photo of BierReise
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another great Weizen from Deutschland! Looks a little darker than most somewhere between a Paulaner and a Schneider. Nice thick towering head and cloudy. Very spicy and fragrant, clove standing out and a little banana possibly. Smootha and not as effervescent as the Schneiderweisse. All around good beer.

BierReise, May 23, 2003
Photo of canadianbarman
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

--Poured a standard cloudy, goldon color.
--Poured with a nice thick head that quickly diminished, what was left stayed.
--Smell fresh with some citrus smells.
--Overall this is a very nice example of a German Hefe. I will drink this one again. It left a nice taste in my mouth. For some reason I expected a bitter taste so I was happy.

canadianbarman, May 16, 2003
Photo of RBorsato
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow-ish orange with a nice white head and decent carbonation but head remained low. Nice classic banana-clove aroma and flavor. Medium bodied and creamy. A very tasty and refreshing Hefe-weizen !

Label states: "Traditional Wheat" ... and a very good one at that.

Date on Label: 04.03 (assuming drink by April '03 ?)
Tasted: 04/18/03

($1.99 / 12 oz.)

RBorsato, Apr 28, 2003
Photo of daledeee
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's hard to beat the drinkability of a good Hefe.

This one pours well with at least a 1" head that holds well throughout the drink. Yellow/orange with alot of cloudiness. Citrus and banana are prevelent in the nose. Taste is typical. Lots of carbonation and citrus. Not as much spice as other hefes.

I have been able to buy this for $18.99 a case. This has not influenced my review. I find this hefe quite drinkable. Talk about a session beer.....

daledeee, Apr 19, 2003
Photo of goindownsouth
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am certainly not a fan of weisse brews. This one, however, is a good 'un. Talk about drinkable.

It poured this amazingly cloudy and pale golden color. Fabulous.

The aroma was fragrant, yet not the abrupt-grainy-wheaty- thing that often happens in biers of this type.

It went down so smotth and easy, it was scary. Very cleansing ont he palate, yet not dry to a fault. A great flavor, with a hint of natural sweetness with the earthiness combined.

Well worth seeking out. Great on tap, but try this one wherever and whenever you can.


goindownsouth, Apr 11, 2003
Photo of fattyre
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy slightly yellowish orange with a large creamy off-white head and a moderate silky mouthfeel. The smell is sweet and citric. The taste is malty, sharp citric with a mild peppery alcohol finish. This is certainly one of my favorites in the style and I would drink more if it was more available.

fattyre, Mar 24, 2003
Photo of lipschitz
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Brown 500ml bottle, with a very stoic picture of Georg Pschorr on the label.
Pours cloudy with honey/orange colouring, generous head. Aroma is faint wheat with a touch of citrus
Taste: Quite nice, there is some rather large fruit overtones here; bananas are noticeable as it slides off the back of your tongue. I also detect a subtle hint of pepper as well.
Notes: This would be much more enjoyable on a hot summer day, so I will have to try it again once the snow has left my yard.

lipschitz, Mar 19, 2003
Photo of bierman2000
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A solid refreshing weizen/wheat. Great for refreshment in the summer and always a thirst quencher. Carbonated like all other wheats so let it breath once you pour it form the bottle. An overall excellent German wheat that is hard to beat for quality and taste.

bierman2000, Mar 18, 2003
Photo of Scooter77
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden/orange color. A huge fluffy white head presents itself instantly upon being poured. Aromas of wheat, bananas, lemon zests, and clove come across. I detected a slight crisp tartness of citrus upon the first taste, followed by the spiciness of cloves, finishing off with yeasty bread undertones. This is a great medium bodied hefe.

Scooter77, Mar 18, 2003
Photo of Shiloh
2.53/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is a caramel coloured brew ith clarity consistent with the subject. It pours a very slight island lace and glass ring. The body is full.
This is a very sweet brew that does not cut the thirst, it produces it.
This product certainly left me wanting.

Shiloh, Mar 13, 2003
Photo of Pegasus
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden color with a huge white cloud top head, champagne-like carbonation, lots of sticky lace, a truly superior appearance. Rich aroma of cloves with pronounced wheat notes, quite pleasing. Taste begins with tangy lemon notes, followed by spicy clove flavors and pepper notes, and finishing with mildly bitter hops, all riding atop the solidly bready wheat backbone. The finish is slightly dry. An excellent example of the style.

Pegasus, Mar 07, 2003
Photo of Quaffer
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hazey, golden-orange beer with a white head. It started out coarse, but settled down to a thin, dense layer. It sheeted the glass nicely when tipped, but didn't leave much lace behind as I downed the beer. There was a sustained bead during the entire drink, but it was very heavy at first. It made the beer sparkle nicely in the glass.

Smell: The smell was a combination of spice (mainly clove) and a tart fruitiness. There were some mild yeast aromas as well.

Mouthfeel: This was a light bodied beer with good carbonation. It wasn't overly smooth, but I don't like my wheat beers to be really smooth.

Taste: The first thing that I noticed was a crisp, lemon-like tartness. When that faded, some thick wheat flavors filled the mouth, along with yeast. There was a little bit of spice on the finish, but overall this beer ended pretty dry, leaving me wanting more.

This was my first try at this wheat beer. It is definitely worth picking up.

Quaffer, Mar 01, 2003
Photo of marburg
4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(I've marked this as "on-tap" since that's what my most recent tasting of it was -- though I regularly have it in bottles as well)

It's got a great looking head, so when it's served in the proper glass, it's truly beautiful. I had this most recently served in a Hacker Brau glass with a neat spiral look to the glass...the head was just popping up over the lip of the glass a tiny bit. Just looked great with the light reflecting off the angles in the glass and through the beer's cloudiness.

A lot of people find the sweetness and carbonation of wheat beers like this to be difficult to handle in mass quantities. However, my drinking buddies and I would regularly get a 3L boot of this to pass around the circle and drink it down like a champ. It may seem wasteful to quaff such a fine beer in such a manner. But I relay this story only to emphasize one thing: I can drink this beer over and over and over and over. It's a staple of my drinking and beer purchasing and is, for me, one of the beers I'll regularly by as a 6 pack to go watch football with a friend or something. It's just so easy to drink...

...and so incredibly tasty! Standard zesty wheat beer flavors. Drinking it, especially after you haven't had it in a while, is like dancing through lemon tree groves. One of my favorite wheat beers.

marburg, Feb 05, 2003
Photo of Bunnyhop
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy, slightly yellowish-orange Weiss with a large creamy off-white head. The smell is slightly citrus, slightly banana with a hint of spice. I taste the malt first along with a bit of spice, then pepper, and a citrus bitter finish. It has a moderate body with a slight silky feeling in my mouth. A very good Weiss brewed according to the German Law of Purity of 1516.

(source: Savannah, GA)

Bunnyhop, Feb 05, 2003
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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