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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,259 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1259
Reviews: 704
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%


Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001)
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Date tasted: July 11, 2013... Glassware: Koenig Pilsener... Occasion: protein for tomorrow's run--and a post-Bynam-signing toast....Appearance: thick, cloudy burnt orange body; equally thick, creamy head that exhibits nooks and crags like a sponge's cross-section--worthy of patience... Aroma: beautiful aroma of orange,, banana, and some subtle spices that round the scent; quite pleasant... Palate: rather dry finish; prominent introduction, with a bit of crunch at the teeth... Taste: a surprisingly malty aftertaste; banana and clove with a comfortably clean consistency--refreshingly subtle... Overall: one of the upper-tier weisse beers I've tasted; a no-frills genre-setting stud; with lemon, my fourth of July wing beer; on a ratings night, a reminder I probably should have reviewed this summers ago....

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 01:52:01 | More by dacrza1
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle for $3.15 from LCBO poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Medium pour yields nearly 2 fingers of head. Slowly dissipates leaving a nice ring of lace as beer is consumed. Golden orange color, very hazy. Impressive Looking

Smell - Wheat, citrus, specifically oranges and lemons and then banana. A bit hoppier than other beers in this style. Clove is also evident. Small amount of sourness or bitterness in the nose prevent me from rating this higher.

Taste – Really nice. Wheat dominates, with clove undercurrents. The fruits, banana and lemon and orange don’t come out as much in the flavor as they do given the aromatics. Orange lingers on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy feel, very smooth, very creamy. Well carbonated to the point that bubbles are apparent long after the pour, but not unpleasant in that they would detract from the beer in any way. This gives it a crispness that would otherwise be lacking in a beer with this much weight.

Overall - In my mind this is an excellent hefeweizen, one step below the wondrous Weihenstephaner, but as good as any other beer in the class. A purchase definitely worth repeating.

EDIT - Had this on tap locally with dinner Dec 11, and was exactly as I remembered it, but didn't have and detrimental aspects on the nose. I've had this a couple of times and more an more I believe this is a great example of the style. As such ratings have been adjusted accordingly.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 20:57:52 | More by DenisKolkin
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into pint at sharkeys in Radford VA. Very orange color with a bit of foamy head and lacing. Not a superb looking hefe...
Nice banana hefe yeasty smell with a dose of malt. Simar flavor. Maybe a bit over malty and thick...deff not m ygm fav hefe. Compared to my fav paulaner natrub this is way off...although still good.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 21:46:40 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Dentist666

Russian Federation

4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy amber orange with astonishing creamy golden head, lingering for a long time and leaving excellent laces. Very good aroma of banana, cloves and wheat, all is typical, but very tender. Full flavour, deep and well-balanced, malts to banana and spices. Medium body and carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 14:23:18 | More by Dentist666
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy; orangish-amber; medium-sized, frothy head; long lasting

Aroma: Spicy; cloves; bananas; good Bavarian wheat aroma

Taste: Creamy, malty on start; zippy carbonation; leads to good, spicy wheat beer flavor (cloves; banana, citrus); very smooth and well balanced

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 13:35:51 | More by IchLiebeBier
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bbluemzbeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The first time , I bought this beer at a local liquor store it was horrible in Southern California. I should of look at beer date before I bought it. It was old beer. The second time I taste it on tap it taste like a world class beer. The third time it suck! I do not what to rate this beer. I give it a C plus. Weihenstephaner and Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse taste great on tap and in a battle.
Appreance: hazy pale orange a white head

Smell: Aroma is a typical wheat beer.

Taste: It has great depth with spices of clove and coriander with the sweet lemons. It is very smooth and balanced malts and mild hop influence without over doing it.

Mouthfeel : Light side to medium bodied with a good, smooth, creamy feel to it. It is Awesome!

Overall: World class beer! Try it on tap do not buy old bottle at local liquor store.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 14:39:13 | More by bbluemzbeer
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STEELERFAN2390

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This hefe is second only to weihenstephaner which is saying a lot!
A bit more malted flavors and less of the clove spice makes it pretty interesting ...the first time i enjoyed this beer I had purchased it in a grocery store in upstate New York for 7$ a sixer,now I pay about 11$ for it in fla ,it's well worth it.
Outstanding stuff!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 02:33:15 | More by STEELERFAN2390
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this from a mug chilled brown 11.2oz purchased at Wegman's

The color is deep amber with moderate haze and thick 3 fingers of white cream head that settles to about an inch leaving thick web-like lace and fine bead with good retention overall. The smell is great, very tropical -lots of banana esters and slight toasted nutty malt scent, not a whole ton of spice but pleasant aroma all around very inviting. The feel is good with moderate creamy and light sweetness with yeasty tanginess and slightly high carbonation with moderately dry finish.

The taste is as good as the smell, very fruity but more yeast complexity with subtle spice and a nice grain flavor from the wheat malt and gentle alcohol in the background, it almost has a metallic edge but as it warm it seems sweeter with more caramel around the edges and some more woody yes even some clove comes forward with a nice dry texture toward the finish when the carbonation relaxes. This is a solid Wheat in the German tradition. I prefer it to some others I have tasted and I just wish it were a little fresher since the bottle says best before 5/14 oh well 6 months past the preferred date -if you blindfolded me I would say it hasn't really suffered that much

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 13:57:13 | More by Slatetank
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MichaelNickerson

Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy, yellow orange with a two finger head

Smell - rotten oranges and heavy yeast notes dominate

Taste - extreme wheat and grass qualities. Has some very spicy notes at the finish

Mouthfeel - very high acidity and low carbonation

Overall - besides the smell of the beer, it's an above average beer with some distinct characteristics

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 15:14:42 | More by MichaelNickerson
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Weli

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Light straw with a nice off white head

S-Reminds me of fresh cut grass, hay and summer

T-Very crisp and dry, little banana or clove, actually kinda neutral, but refreshing. Not a ton of hop bitterness

M-Nice and effervescent, light bodied and dry

O-Easy drinking summer beer with good flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 02:05:13 | More by Weli
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I normally would not buy this for myself but picked one up at a family gathering.
Nice orangey color with a wheaty cloudiness to it. Large foamy head and nice lacing.

Nose is yeasty with clove, coriander, banana and lemony zest.

Bready sweet malts, clove, banana, citrusy and bright. Delectable drinking. Drinks like it smells.

Very refreshing with moderate carbonation.

It's been about twenty years since I've had this. Matter of fact the GA (german-american) restaurant in Chicago on LaSalle St always put a lemon in it. Yea, this takes me back to some great times. Will have to put this into my rotation. Very accessible brew. Will be great as a summer quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 04:16:53 | More by joeseppy
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duffalo


4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice and cloudy - great head for a wheat beer, but it dissolves quickly. Slightly darker than most wheats, which feels very promising. Smell is nice. Spicy smell with the hints of cloves/bananas typical in a lot of wheats/ hefe's - smell is not incredibly intense though.

Taste - awesome. Very complex for a wheat beer. Starts off mild and wheat-y with a little spice, and finishes with a really cool almost sour (no worries - it's not really a sour taste) flavor, tasting a little bit like apples - almost like a Belgian sour with the finish. The flavor is really cool, and the mouth feel is also really nice - a little heavier and fuller than your average wheat beer.

Overall, this is an excellent wheat beer. If you see it and you like wheat beers, buy it up. This is one of those beers I wouldn't mind stocking up on so that I could always have it around.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 03:40:24 | More by duffalo
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably in my top 3 German, et al, Hefeweizens - 3rd behind Weihenstephaner and Kulmbacher Kapuziner Gold (fighting for #1)

A: huge, generous off-white (beige) foamy head, keeps a cap all the way down - super-cloudy, yellowish brown liquid - looks hearty

S: one of the best! textbook - dinner-roll and more cakey malt - baked banana, though subdued - clove at a higher degree - it smells (as do other H-P beers) like a lightly-spiced sweet roll

T: banana nectar really comes out more, but not overbearing - bit of a balanced bitterness in the finish, clove-y - doughy malt still reigns supreme, yeasty and sooo good - a little bit dirty, overall

M: creamy and nearly silky, wanting just a little more smoothness in body - perfect touch of lift and scrub from the carbonation, aided by some hop bitterness tingling - dry enough - really nice to drink

O: I had no idea how good this was, but considering the fact that I've had some other great beers from H-P, this comes as no surprise - the flavor could bust out a little more but, otherwise, no complaints - highly recommended

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 00:07:21 | More by Bouleboubier
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from The Cave, Glasgow (500ml):

Hazy orange colour with a massive, foamy white head on top that stays at about three and a bit centimetres tall.

Banana and spice to start things off along with some light wheat and orange aromas. There is also a lot of fruit and some clove too.

Banana and spice along with some nice summer fruit flavours that come through stronger than with the nose. There is some orange in the middle and a bit of clove with some coriander thrown in for good measure.

Quite well carbonated, on the light side of medium bodied with a good, smooth and almost creamy feel to it. There is a light citrus tang and a clean finish as well.

An excellent hefeweizen here and a very traditional, unmistakably German taste to this one. It ticks all the boxes for what a hefeweizen should taste like and makes for incredibly easy drinking; I had to slow down some to fully appreciate it.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 17:23:03 | More by flyingpig
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RickS95

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks the style. Milky golden yellow. Opaque, with stuff in it. Constant bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The head is very thick, as thick as you want it to be depending on your pour. White with different sized bubbles. Great retention with the middle gradually falling in on itself.

The definitive smell for the style. All bubble gum and banana with some cloves. You can smell the sweetness and tanginess from the wheat.

Great taste from the wheat and Noble hops. Earthy, biscuity taste. Some clove-like spice.

A bit loose, slightly watery feel. It's crisp from the carbonation and the wheat gives a tangy, spice feel, but it feels slightly watered down or I'd grade it higher. No real hop bitterness, but kind of a buttery feel in the swallow.

Overall, it's a damned fine beer. Only the slightly loose taste and feel hold it back for me. Really, a session beer in that it's so smooth and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 03:15:56 | More by RickS95
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superspak

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 1/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange, lemon, banana, pear, clove, pepper, wheat, earth, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of banana, orange, clove, wheat, pear, bread, pepper, earth, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, banana, clove, wheat, bread, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; nice amount of flavors without being watery; no cloying on the finish at all. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly creamy, chalky, and lightly foamy mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an awesome hefeweizen. Great flavor balance and complexity; extremely smooth to drink. One of the better ones in the style I have ever had for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 05:20:53 | More by superspak
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy orange with visibly high carbonation. Head is white and foamy and stays at a good 1/4 inch. lacing on the glace is med-high.

S: Wheat, hints of oranges, coriander and cloves. None are overpowering, just complementry,

T: Hints of oranges, coriander, toasted bread, wheat. A very balanced sweetness to biterness.

M: Carbonation is med-high, very c lensing on the palate.

O: A great Hefeweizen by all standards.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 18:18:34 | More by Kremlock
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange amber color with a thick and huge with head. The head has good retention, eventually fading to give a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of wheat and yeast with some strong aromas of banana and citrus. When mixed with some spice notes it produces one nice hefeweizen aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and bready nature. The sweetness is mainly of an orange citrus nature with the bready nature being of a wheat flavor. As the taste advances more toward the middle, yeasty and spicy flavors come to the tongue. In the end the wheat flavor intensifies and combines with some banana and more orange flavors to leave a quite sweet and pleasant flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lower then average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is fairly average. These are very appropriate for the style and makes for a quite easy drinking brew.

Overall – Very tasty ad easy drinking. This is a very easy drinking, tasty, affordable and a classic hefenweizen . A nice choice and one to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 01:37:42 | More by Darkmagus82
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at Westwood Tavern.

This was one of the few solid offerings at Westwood, as far as draft was concerned, so I went with it. It pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a half-finger of glowing off-tan foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light orange zest, very light coriander, and a touch of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with a light dusting of clove coming through in the background. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a generally solid, if boring, hefe, one that doesn't seem to stack up with its compatriots.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 20:34:04 | More by TMoney2591
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a beautiful, hazy, barely translucent dark amber with a fine-bubbled pale tan head. Wheaty aroma has an overtone of citrus, lemon and orange and a hint of yeast. Flavor has a wheat core with a strong citrus overtone and hints of yeast and even caramel. Smooth texture has good body and fizz, more body than most hefes I have tried. A superior and delicious hefe! Try it on tap if you can.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2012 18:35:09 | More by Cyberkedi
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Serge

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle Aroma: it has a nice floral bouquet with notes of citrus and hints of yeast. Appearance: a nice robe, cloudy and white as you would expect. Taste: a bit sweet, not overpowered. Palate: feels light bodied, with a think texture, fairly lively and feels astringent on the finish. Very refreshing in summer. Overall: Excellent hefeweizen as well. Great summer!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 06:58:17 | More by Serge
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(4.0) A: Cloudy straw coloured with a dense and creamy stark-white foam head. Well lasting retention with very good lacing.

(4.0) S: Fresh cut grasses, faint seaweed, cloves, pineapple, banana, mango, and sweet cane sugar. After a bit of vigorous swirling the tropical aromas really come out of this nice and cleanly.

(3.5) T: Grainy with a mineral tinge, cloves, and rare hints of those tropical fruits that were so full and robust on the nose. The finish is somewhat lacklustre with a clean and abrupt ending. Mineral qualities are detectable, albeit not glaring, and lean towards metallic.

(3.0) M: Light bodied with a lower carbonation. Fairly thin with a slight chewy texture.

(3.5) D: A decent weisse, and worth a try, but products with more complexity and character are available in this category.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 03:23:59 | More by Digimaika2
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TheSixthRing

California

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured aggressively, a cloudy golden orange with a white, 3 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a thick, creamy and sticky lace.

Smell - Strong toffee notes, with spice sitting behind this, and you can definitely smell the euro hop influence.

Taste - Primarily banana and buttery toffee. Hints of clove spice about midtaste. Delicious. Like drinking liquid candy.

Mouthfeel - Light, but creamy; likely from diacetyl. Decently carbonated. finishes a touch on the dry side.

Overall - This is a fantastic beer, though it doesn't necessarily fit the classic hefe description. A bit rich, but makes for one hell of a dessert beer. I imagine this pairing heavenly well with a slice of cheesecake.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 04:37:50 | More by TheSixthRing
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135dwo

Nebraska

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best German Wheat Beers that I've had the pleasure of trying. The taste was excellent, with no aftertaste that I could discern. Somewhat cloudy in appearance. Pours with just the perfect amount of head. Not heavy on the palate or the stomach.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 16:27:34 | More by 135dwo
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steveh

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Probably my first ever Weizen, and enjoyed it on 2 continents, time to give it a review.

.5l bottle with a best by date of 11/12. Poured into my HB Willi Becker, which is shaped well for a Weizen, no fruit.

A -- Hazy, gold-orange (peach-like) with the perfect, creamy, dense white head that holds up forever.

S -- Spicy clove, banana/bubblegum, mild breadiness back.

T -- Mellow clovey-banana character right up front, spiciness in the finish, mellow breadiness rounding off the aftertaste. Very refreshing on a hot summer day.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and lightly spritzy with a medium body, but not filling.

O -- If you're craving a good Weizen in the Bavarian tradition, you can't go wrong choosing the Hacker-Pschorr -- it delivers everything that the style advertises.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 21:07:41 | More by steveh
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