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

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1,500 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,500
Reviews: 725
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 66
Gots: 109 | 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 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
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
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
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
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
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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

Out of the bottle.

Poured a hazy burnt orange, with a rocky head about a finger high. Aroma of bananas and lemon peel, with a slight hint of cloves.

Tastes of bananas, slight phenolic flavors, with a pleasing effervescence and a medium body. Finish is malty sweet, with low hop bitterness.

This beer is very drinkable. Will purchase again.

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

500 ml bottle. This beer is a somewhat murky orange color. I poured the yeast in, as I am wont to do, and the beer became very murky. Lots of bubbles coming up. Big white head. Crisp citrus aroma. Sweet malty flavor, definite wheatiness. Spicy in the finish. A nice fruitiness. Together the high carbonation, the crispness, and the lemony flavor make this an extremely drinkable beer. Would that all beers this drinkable have this much flavor.

Photo of amicar
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours from a 500cc bottle a nice rich just- orange color (cloudy, of course) with a good- sized bright white head that sits around for awhile, and when it goes away, leaves a few memories in the lacing on the glass. A lovely subtle bananna/ clove smell with a crisp citrus undertone. Taste is downright lovely; more bananna again, but not overdone; fruit flavors are there too, with bitterness appropriatlely restrained and the subtle hop flavor nicely balanced. Wonderful silky feel in the mouth that tingles just a tiny bit, with wonderful aftertaste. Easily compliments a wide variety of foods; would pair best on the lighter food end of the spectrum, shying away from gamey meats, etc. Easy to drink, and could easily be followed by another....

In all, very nice. I can see this having a little too much bananna/ fruit for some; but it is sooo easy to drink and so food friendly. Really quite wonderful.

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

Appearance - This one came out a solid, almost bright orange in color with a good weizen head. The sediment from the bottle left brown drippings on top of the foam.

Smell - The yeast, banana, cherry, and clove are all pretty balanced here.

Taste - This is big for a weizen. All of the smells from the nose are present in the taste, but nothing really dominates.

The yeast is very bready, liked fully-baked bread. The fruits are a collection of banana, cherry, and lemon, although no sourness is present. The banana doesn't dominate like in a lot of weizens. The spicing is clove mostly but, again, not overpoweringly so.

Mouthfeel - This is a solid medium in the body, which is about as big as a weizen will get. The carbonation is effervescent and lightens the feel of the beer in the mouth.

Drinkability - This is a bit heavy-handed for a Hefe Weizen, but it certainly gets the job done.

Update - I first reviewed this beer in 2005 and thought I'd compare notes with a 2010 sampling. It is amazingly consistent and exactly as I remember it. I still think it's a bit heavy-handed for me as I appreciate the delicacy of a German Weizen but all of the components of the style are here and expertly done.

Photo of radshoesbro
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance - poured an absolutely delicious looking amber, almost the perfect look for a beer. on top of the color of this beer it had a very large head, which slowly receeded to create a wonderful lace.

smell - a lot of yeast, and a very very slight hint of banana.

taste - this is heaven. it is perhaps one of the smoothest beers i have yet tasted. i taste quite a bit of yeast (but not to much to overpower your palate), a good deal of banana, and (of course) wheat. it is quite sweet, and my roommate turned to me and told me he thought that it didn't even taste like beer....but instead, heaven.

this and franziskaner will most likely be the two beers that i drink most often from now on.

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This one has the true classic wheat beer look. A thick, cloudy gold that pours a 2 finger head. Over a couple minutes, the head dissipates to lace and nothingness. This beer, besides the normal wheat cloudiness, shows a bit of what appears to be a chill haze. I think this one's been in the cooler a while.
Smells of very ripe citrus fruit, grass, bread, and mulch.
The flavor is resemblant of the aroma, as it shows the cirtus fruit in full tilt. People usually drink this with a lemon wedge, and for the life of me, I don't know what the fuck for. The lemon character is already present and accounted for. Importing more into the beer is ludicrous. After the initial lemon and bread and wheat field flavors dissipate on the swallow, a slight cloying sweetness shows in the end. This is a bit of a distraction because it doesn't quite match the other tastes and the mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is everything you look for in a weisse, but with the sweetness, seems a bit discombobulated.
Drinkability takes a hit. I could drink this beer whenever I so desired, the price is right, yet I seldom do. Part of this is style bias probably. Contrary to how many feel, I don't find wheat beers to be all that sessionable. One is great. But one is all I ever want in any particular week. And so it goes....

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

Appearance: Light golden body with surprising clarity for a Weisse. Two finger collar of dense, rocky foam which left a very nice lace pattern

Aroma: Yeast, banana, and clove esters all cloaked within a very Euro earthy malt nose

Taste: Big malt and wheat assault the palate (in a very good way). This could almost be the little sister of a Belgian tripel.Beautiful finish complete with a mouthful of yeast and banana

Mouthfeel: Much heavier than expected...and in the best way possible. Very rich and filling wheat

Drinkability: Nice...and highly recommended

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

From the bottle (not sure how old), poured out a lovely tan orange, with a head that reached awesome proportions *and* hung around a while.

For smell, I detected mostly a sour, yeasty aroma.
But the flavor was much more complex -- starting with a surprisingly rich (but not cloying) banana, moving into some yeastiness, then closing with some nice wheat.
(I also detected a hint of lemon in there, but couldn't place where it fit in exactly.)

I'm not a huge fan of weisses, but this is definitely a beer I'll seek out again, especially in the summer. Well-made, complex, yet easy-drinking.

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

12oz single poured into a tall wheat glass. The body of this beer starts out straw colored but becomes denser and more brown with the accumulation of yeast. Big, robust off white head shoots up a good 3 fingers high into the ample room of the tall glass. This head is sticky, and sturdy…really awesome retention. A wonderful aroma introduces itself to my nose..doughy must, pepper, a tiny lemon zing, clove….all really rich and vibrant. This beer has a great mix of flavors too, light, sweet and mildly astringent across the front of my palate. The beer seems to round out at this point, getting softer and sweeter, reminding me of rye-dough and banana, white pepper, a glimpse of lemon and a spicy little phenolic zip in the finish. This beer is a great, refreshing treat, not short on complexity. I doubt there is a better beer for pizza than this, and I can say with reasonable confidence this is the best hef I’ve had to date.

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

Poured a cloudy wooden orange, with a creamy white head, tremendous lacing. Aroma of banana bread, spices, pepper and clove. Taste was just delicious. One of my favourite wheat beers. Banana, cloves, lemon, phenols, slight bitterness, but overall very sweet and spicy. Just delicious!

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

Hazy, cloudy, fuzzy, dirty peach body with a big, faintly-tan head.
Smells of wheat malt tang, yeast, banana cream pie, and cloves, just like it should.
Tame wheat flavors up front. Dry, light banana notes drop in. Mild sweetness throughout. Finish is wheat-bitter and yeasty. Not bad. Feels a little thinner than some of the elite hefes. Maybe I’m just crazy. Good, but there’s better.

Photo of Reidrover
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ok second Hacker beer of the night.
Have to say its a rather average looking hefe, slighly hazy orange with a large pure white frothy head.
Smell is quite pleasant ..the usual..bananas, clovestec tec.
The after the good aroma I was expecting a nice tasting German hefe..but it was quite flat..the flavours are all there but they are muted..dissapointing.
Quite average on the palate.
Its drinkable but no were near as good as the Dunkle -weissen.

Photo of Padron4KM
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orangish amber, with a decent sized off white head that settles to a thin cap. not much lacing left behind.
Aroma is yeasty, floral, grainy, fruity (bannana, pineapple).
Flavor is griany, spicy, fruity.
finish is lightly grainy, lightly spicy.
Good beer.

Photo of Skidz
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, date: 03.05

Pours out light gold and sits golden amber in the glass with a big, beefy white head.

Smells, quite naturally, of wheat, a twist of lemon, cloves, orange rind and a dab of toastiness.

Flavor is all into the wheat with more lemon, a light hint of cloves and banana peel. Goes into the finish with some citric sourness and a mild hop bitterness, leaving your mouth herbally refreshed.

Smooth, creamy and just plain slick. Loose carbonation caresses your toungue and accentuates it's medium body.

Easy beer to relax with, take out on the porch or whatever, just as long as you're drinking it. Tasty.

Photo of ybnorml
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very cloudy/hazey yellow beer. Has a big foamy white head. The aroma (which was almost completely destroyed by the lemon wedge on the rim, I have to remember to ask for them to hold the lemon in the future) was nicely spicey with ahint of clove. There were great clove and banana highlights in the flavor with the banana smoothing out the finish. A great example of the style.

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

Presentation: 1 Pint 0.9 fl.oz [500ml] brown glass bottle. Looks like the BA avatar, the neck label lists “since 1417” whilst the main label has a picture of ‘Georg Pschorr Sen 17098-1867’, lending a very historic feel to this Weisse. Listed as 5.5% alc. By vol. The lower right hand corner of the label also has the numbers ‘11.04’, which I assume is a Best By Date.

Appearance: Fantastic psychedelic looking back-lit hazed lemon golden body that has a massive but controlled white head that laces well. Average carbonation with

Nose: Big Weisse nose, lots of cloves, sharp clean lemon lines and fresh wheat all contribute to the big fruity bold odors that this exudes from this gorgeous Weisse aplenty.

Taste: Luscious fruity bold Weisse. Rich, juicy and fruity! Cloves build in a massive wheat laden body that has traits of banana which finishes with a crisp clean citric finish that leaves a tangy lemon fresh skid mark on the tongue and hints at pepper and perhaps a delicate spicy feel. I loved this one!!

Mouthfeel: Thick on taste, solid in its feel, yet light enough to drink all night. Fulfilling yet never filling. Quite the Weisse this one. A favorite.

Drinkability: Nicely taken down, even on a reasonably cool night in Long Beach the Drinkability is high; this will most certainly make a great thirst-quenching session brew given its strength and juicy quaffability.

Overall: Very nice, and for $2.19, this is most certainly worth stocking the Fridge with in quantity for those hot days and Sunny Sunday afternoons. Well Recommended.

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 1,500 ratings.