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

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1,477 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,477
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 66
Gots: 95 | 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 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.

ybnorml, Oct 05, 2004
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.

TheLongBeachBum, Sep 29, 2004
Photo of ken3c
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big poofy head settles to a solid layer of foam and laces a little. It has an Orange color and is quite hazy.

Smells like bread and cloves.

Tastes fruity and spicey. There is a sense of orange pith and a hint of resiny hops.

Light body and well carbonated. Very refreshing.

I like this beer. Unfortunately, I had it the same day as a Weihenstephaner, which I found had more smell and taste. There is an interesting hint of bitterness in this beer but not interesting enough to win me over.

ken3c, Sep 22, 2004
Photo of ADR
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker yellow and hazy, generates a good head that glistens and lasts for a medium amount of time. Laces in incomplete dripping rings. Nice aroma. a bit of tartness and estery tones that call mace, pepper, and hot cinnamon to mind. Mouthfeel is agreeable, light but tasting of solid flavors of pie spices, a touch of dark brown sugar, and a bit of grape skin acidity to help cut the fluffiness. Thins at the back to a lightly sugary finish, a little too soft and washed out. Bit of grassiness noticeable by the end of the glass. Good Hefe, another Hacker-Pschorr that I've assumed I'd already rated before.

ADR, Sep 19, 2004
Photo of ceaser
4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I liked this beer alot. I'm sure the Hacker-Pschorr I bought was labeled 'dark' and it was nice and thick. Went down easy and I was able to drink quite a bit in a short time. Taste & drinkability I suppose were the best qualities but it seems like any good beer should have those be its highest points. Definately pick some of this up if you find it at the store.

ceaser, Sep 10, 2004
Photo of allengarvin
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter bottle poured in a clean weizen glass. Served at 45F.

Appearance: Clear golden color, with a big head that settles down after a moment to about a finger's width of foam. Beer is unusually clear for a hefeweizen.

Aroma: Toasty, bread-like malt aroma.

Body/Flavor: Good amount of body, with initial taste being malt with fruity, bubblegum-like overtones. Clove-like spiciness is restrained for the style.

I drink a lot of hefeweizens, and Hacker-Pschorr's, while drinkable and reasonably tasty, lacks distinctiveness; I've tried it a few times in the past, and had the same opinion, that it is among the more bland of the German weizens available in the US.

allengarvin, Sep 09, 2004
Photo of SaunaKing
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer. Nice smell, great taste and goes down unbelievably well.
Pours a hazy golden color with a massive head that eventually settles down without much lacing. Smell is AMAZING - spices and bannana. The smell is nice but difficult to pick up, especially after the first sip. Taste is of bananas but that doesnt do it justice - just tastes awesome - kind of how a banana popsicle tastes way better than a banana.
Great mouthfeel, beer is super smooth with a nice aftertaste and the drinkability is through the roof.
Just a great allround beer.

SaunaKing, Sep 04, 2004
Photo of Bierguy5
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Nice hazy yellow/orange color with a great thick white head. The head lasted almost the entire beer. Small patches of lace on the sides of the glass. Smells like banana, with slight gumball aroma as well. Smells just faintly spicy as well. Good clean tart flavor, but not as tart as others. Slight peppery notes combined with just a small amount of citrus. Carbonation is appropriate for this ligh-bodied and very refreshing beer. I would love more of it, good session beer, and another great example of a German hefeweizen.

Bierguy5, Sep 01, 2004
Photo of Hibernator
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this out of a 12 oz brown bottle and served it in a Hacker-Pschorr wheat glass. 02.05 freshness date (?) was labeled in the right corner.

A very nice and fluffy 2 inch white head sits on top of this beer. Strong aromas of cloves, pepper, and fruit are present.

I taste a sweet lemon flavor mixed with a peppery finish. The yeast is right upfront as well.

This is a great German Hefe. I downed this in a matter of minutes. Very drinkable on a hot August day like today.

Hibernator, Aug 20, 2004
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orangeish straw color with a giant rocky head and a huge web of lace. The aroma is very fruity with banana, melon and cloves. The taste is a complex mix of bananas, melon, strawberry milkshake (I know Im crazy) nutmeg, cloves, with a good dollop of hop bitterness in the finish. Highly drinkable, and more exotic tasting than most hefes. I will pick this one up again.

CAMRAhardliner, Aug 18, 2004
Photo of zjungleist
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my first favorites. Great from a bottle, but better on tap in my opinion. Served in a tall pilsner glass with a lemon wedge. Nice light amber color. Smells heavily of bannana and a little clove, plus the lemon. Not as carbonated as the bottle of course. Somewhat light feel, but a packs a full flavor. Mostly tastes of bannana and yeast, very slighly hopped. I could drink these for weeks on end.

zjungleist, Aug 14, 2004
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
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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