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

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Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 68
Gots: 131 | FT: 0
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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
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 allergictomacros
2.79/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance:
Cloudy orange/yellow color. Huge white head with some staying power.

Smell:
A little bit of a fresh, citrusy smell. Not particularly strong.

Taste:
A little sour... somewhat bland. There's a slight bitterness at the end of a sip, but not much at all. Just enough to say it exists.

Mouthfeel:
Carbonation isn't too harsh, but it is slightly watery. Not impressed.

Drinkability:
Again, nothing remarkable. I could drink a lot of these, but there's plenty of other beers I would choose over this one.

N.B. I don't drink hefe weizen's often, but I have had them before, and I recall thinking it was a fairly tasty. This review is of the 2nd of a pair of the same kind I got together. I had thought perhaps something bad had happened to the first one since I didn't think it was particularly good, but the 2nd was the same so... here's my review. :P

Edit: well 2 hrs or so of sipping later, I still had some left in my glass, with no desire to finish it. (Drinkability not so good?)

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

16.9 ounce bottle poured into my Aventinus glass. Yeast was swirled and poured in to the top.

Appearance: A hazy and clody golden yellow due to the yeast poured in. Head is huge, also due to the aforementioned pouring of the yeast. The glass helps though, as each sip almost reboosts the carbonation, so there's always some head on the top. The lacing's thin but bubbly all over the top of the glass.

Smell: Lots of wheat malt and banana, with a faint lemon sourness, maybe lemon zest. Some light vanilla. Little or no bitterness.

Taste: Almost buttery with the wheat sweetness balanced and very tasty. There's also some banana and some almost banana cream pie-like flavors. Some slight citrus sourness and caramel at the end. Finishes sweet, then ends up slightly dry on the back of the tongue. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and medium-bodied. Carbonation is spaced out evenly, not spritzy, and is full enough to help the creaminess by the end, if that makes any sense.

Drinkability: Definitely a session beer or a brew to pair with food if you're so inclined. A solid Hefe Weizen, and I'll definitely be drinking this again.

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

Purchased from Windmill Beverages, Hazel Green, AL.

A: Orange cloudy body, thin white head that sticks around.

S: Hints of clove, strong sweet orange aroma. Very inviting.

T: Oranges mostly, with a yeasty flavor and aftertaste as the beer warms.

M: Thick and interesting, but not too thick as to be difficult to drink.

D: Overall, there are certainly hefes I like more, but this really isn't a bad example of the style.

Photo of 3Vandoo
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice Hefe Weizen, very cloudy orangish in color with a good foamy head that doesnt go away. Lot of carbonation, I mean alot, that are dancing along the walls of my glass.

Smell is very fruity, spicy, with a shy note of cereals.

Taste at first is cereal, clear and crisp, shy hoppish notes, very fruity, esters of banana and apples.

Photo of BeerBeing
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown glass generic longneck bottle, multicolored on yellow label

Appearance: cloudy golden color, big off-white head, very good lacing

Smell: clove, banana, wheat and minor yeast

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, butterscotch, clove, grainess, some lemon, couldn't find any banana in it

Notes: very good

Photo of emilystrange1
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was enjoyable because the fruity taste was not overwhelming at all but does leave you with a hint of banana. Tastes much better from a glass than a bottle, obviously, or else you can't enjoy the beautiful golden color or the tasty yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Soft looking honey orange beer with a generous off white head that settles to heavy film and leaves good lacing. Comfortable looking beer.

Tasty banana-orange-clove nose with some slight sourness or lemon tartness in the background. Appetizing.

Slightly tart to taste. Orange and cloves up front with a nice lingering banana flavour. Noiceable wheat character. Perhaps a little too dry and dusty on the palate to finish up with. Working through the glass leaves a lemony puckering feel. Overall a little thin bodied.

Decent without being really remarkable, but still some interesting flavours and aromas.

Photo of BDTyre
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An overall good hefeweisse. Nice cloudy, glowing orange colour with a fuzzy white head. Scent of spiced-fruit and yeast. Taste is good and complex: spice, yeast, hints of fruit, malts. A bit too yeasty tasting, but this thankfully does not overpower any other flavour. A bit on the sweet side too.

As with most hefeweisse, I find this a bit too fizzy, but enjoyable, especially on a summer day.

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

Has a hazy bright apple juice color and an off white head that dissipated with evident carb action.

Has a sweet banana, cookie dough, and grainy malt smell with a pine and lemon hops aroma.

Lightly sweet, bitter, and moderately acidic grainy wheat malt taste with a grapefruit and lime hops flavor.

Light bodied, dry slightly syrupy texture, soft and lively carbonation, and a smooth slightly metallic and astringent finish.

Easy to drink, the only slight issues are the slightly unbalanced acidic taste and the slight metallic and astringent finish.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, May 30, 2005.

Pretty, cloudy orange-amber beer with a big white head that stands up well.

Wonderful aromas of clove and hay and grass and orange and banana.

Didn't know they could get so many flavors out of just five ingredients! So clovey and floral. The orange and bananas come up as the brew warms.

This was our favorite "normal" beer in our ten days in Germany (the beers we had at the Andechs monastery are not "normal" -- they're supernatural!) Then, when we got back to the states, we were a bit disappointed by the bottled version. Knock off 0.5 on each category, and that's how I'd rate the bottled brew, dropping the rating from the 4.45 for Hacker-Pschorr on-tap to 3.95 for H-P in a bottle.

Photo of Gaisgeil
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another classic German Hefeweizen, score!

Pours cloudy amber gold in color with a fluffy three finger head that had a good bit of retention. Lacing was present in spades. Nose is very full and complex, reminds me more of a dunkel. Notes of spice, clove and banana, very classic. Tastes is similar execept more savory than I expected, this one is heavier in the spice department than in fruitiness overall. Perfectly carbonated with a great mouthfeel for the style.

A very nice example of the style.

Slàinte!

Photo of OatherS
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice plain label with a portrait of Georg Pschorr.

A: nice massive three finger head. cloudy yellow color, somewhat amber.

S: friuty and wheaty

T: nice banana flavor that is often absent in hefes. pretty much spot on style example

M: smooth

D: great hefe and great beer.

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This hefe-weizen is a deep golden color with a billowy 2" off-white head. Nice swirling carbonation. Great head retention and nice lacing.

The aroma was very traditional and very profound. Banana, clove, spice and some ripe fruitiness were all jumping out of the glass. The aroma did its job and had me highly anticipating a big swig of this hefe-weizen.

Unfortunately the taste could not match the appearance or the aroma. Oddly enough this hefe was somewhat non-descript. Very strange for a beer with such a wonderful nose. All I got out of it was some yeastiness and a light,light bubble-gum taste. Dissapointing.

The drinkability is fine--nothing hinders it from going down. It is refreshing and has good carbonation. Very dry finish.

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

A very creamy wheat beer. Looks murky, straw, and icy--Much like many other wheat beers. Has good head retention. White and thick. Smells mildly and citrusy sweet. Hints of banannas, coconunts, and a twang given off by the wheat yeast. Tastes vegetive sweet. Citrus fruits behind. Orange, banannas, and lemon tart. Creamy mouthfeel. Lacks the peppery or spicy that is expected, but the creamyness makes up for it.

Photo of longarm
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw-yellow with white, fluffy and tight carbonation. Head doesn't stay thick for too long giving it the only reason for me to dock points.

Aroma citrus-esque leaning towards orange with a mix of spices as well. The noticeable smell of wheat rules.

Flavor is a little tart with loads of wheat, barely noticeable hops and elements of banana and citrus characteristic of the style.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy up front, but perfect acidity washes the palate clean. An excellent balance. Not perfect, but close.

Drinking this on a hot summer day may bias my results, but what the hell...this is a great wheat beer. It's way too easy to drink on its own but is especially fantastic while sitting in the sun munching soft blue cheese.

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

Pours a beautiful orange/amber yellow with cloudy yeast dispersed throughout. Nice big head which is much more than two fingers. A real eye pleaser.

This brew bursts with a banana-esque, yeasty, crisp grainy aroma that beckons you to drink it.

The taste is pretty sensational. Stats off spicy and chalky with the yeast, with a lot of malty sweetness behind it. Very wheaty, with hints of bananas and citrus. Effin tasty, and not as watery as other German hefes I've tried. My favorite so far! Very easy to drink, light, and yet super delicious.

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

Appearence: Cloudy golden with good head and minor lacing
Smell: Powdery yeasts and lightly sweetened fruits
Taste: Fruity notably light banana with some yeasts. Finishes with some bitterness. Aftertaste kinda leaves you haning.
Mouthfeel: light to medium body.
Drinkability: light alcohol makes this easy to drink. Tastes good so you want some more.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a Weihenstephaner weisse glass.

...but not very skillfully...we've got 3 inches of beer and 8 inches of foam....now, we play the waiting game..

looks lovely, cloudy tangerine, vast, dotted froth...

aroma: banana, lemon, and orange leap right out the glass and invade the nose, with a kick of spice at the side...traces of cookie dough and soft cinnamon.

Taste: fruity at the fore, sparkly and spicy...then smooth and tasty. Ridiculously drinkable, medium-bodied, with a light, yet lingering citrus & yeast finish.

This beverage easily meets my approval. I could have a hearty session with these in hot weather such as we have now...heck, I'm already on my second bottle!

Photo of ypsifly
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz poured into a weizen.

Hazy golden yellow with a fluffy head of white. Decent carbonation.

Smells of cloves, wheat, a little banana, and a slight hop crispness underneath.

Tastes smooth. Wheat and yeast fade into a clean, dry finish. Thirst quenching.

Moderate mouthfeel, sessionable for sure.

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

part of sampler tray at Kclingers. Cloudy orange-copper color with white head. Smell is slighly of spices but nothing outstanding. At first, taste is little too dry for my liking but improves as I finish the glass. Left a dry taste in the mouth that was not overly enjoyable. Was dissapointed overall.

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

12 oz brown bottle, capped, date on bottle.

This beer poured a hazy, golden color with creamy, white foam that settled but clung to the glass at the edges. The smell was malty with a dose of roasted banana. The taste was malty with roasted banana. It was tangy with a touch of citrus, and a low, but noticeable touch of clove-like phenols. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium-light body and good carbonation. Very light aftertaste. This was a nicely drinkable hefeweizen.

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

I just recently ordered 24 different Weisse beers online, and this happened to be the one I chose to drink this evening.

It pours with the typical golden tan hefe-weizen color. Smells of banana, with a small hint of vanilla.
Tastes a little sweeter than the normal weisse beer, but very drinkable.
I would recommend this to any fan of weisse beer, though I would recommend Ayinger before this one.

Photo of Brian700
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 6-pack of this for $12.00. Kind of steep but a good beer. I poured it into the appropriate Hacker-Pschorr glass. It poured a hazy golden/orange color with a nice fluffy white head that sticks around for quite a while. There is a lot of nice lacing going on. The smell is estery. I detected banana with a little citrus. The taste is semi-sweet. Its fruity, light citrus flavor, & clove hints. The mouthfeel is great, perfect carbonation for this type of beer. It's a very drinkable beer. I highly recommend it.

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

Pours a clear golden colour with a thick creamy white head that stays and leaves plenty of lacing. The smell is almost smoky, full of clove.

Before adding yeast; taste is a mix of banana and clove, with a bit of a metallic flavour in there. A bit on the dry side. Not bad, but not exceptional.

After swirling and pouring the yeast; taste is much fuller, metallic flavour fades, sharper clove flavour to the finish. A bit of tartness. Good taste.

The beer is well carbonated, and has some body to it once the yeast is poured. It's a drinkable beer, this 500ml bottle will be gone without much delay.

Decent beer without the yeast, good beer with it. Well worth trying out.

Photo of Dithyramb
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle was purchased ($3.75) with dinner last night at Friend’s in Fells Point and poured into a bar-supplied pint glass. The same labeling was on the bottle as in the photo here on the site, only listing the brew as a weisse. There was no born on or freshness dating available. However, I’ve never gone wrong with the bottled Germans so far.

Poured chill hazy golden amber with a billowy, thick white head, perfectly matching the golden yellows and light browns that were coated on top of some fresh crab dip. There was excellent retention and lacing. Sticky white bubbly rings wrapped around the pint glass and a few rings of carbonation crawled up from the bottom.
Deep sniffs of the pint glass revealed fresh, clean, crisp citrus notes with a bit of grainy malts in the background
Hacker has incredible complex flavors and interesting mouthfeel. Mostly dominated by lemony citrus flavors. There was a helping mix of phenols, malts, light hop bitterness, and cloves. Carbonation was lively on the tongue, but not distracting or overdone. Finished clean after the juicy initial rush. The body was light, but creamy and full of flavor.

Held up well to crab dip and sandwiches. Drinkable? I think this would be scarily drinkable in the summertime. Given that it is complex in flavor without being harsh in any of the various categories, it would be a nice cross over beer to stash in the cooler to initiate some folks into advocacy this summer.

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,516 ratings.