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

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733 Reviews
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Reviews: 733
Hads: 1,611
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 80
Gots: 191 | FT: 0
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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 chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy golden amber with a good white head. Good lacing.
Lots of banana and vague ripe fruit in the nose.
Taste features more bready malts but still has a solid banana note, along with a bit of clove.
Rather high carbonation, but this seems appropriate for this brew. Near medium body. Crisp.

O: a solid German Weiss, but not a favored style. (345 characters)

Photo of BWED
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass

A- Hazy burnt orange color with a slightly off white head, looking rather creamy, and retains well at that.

S- Spice and notes of banana and some other fruit.

T- Mild wheat flavor, with some spice. The banana is subdued here but notable.

M- Smooth and clean. A bit of a creaminess with the head mixed in.

O- This is tasty. It is a beautiful looking beer, and the taste, although mild, is very good. (444 characters)

Photo of JCfirebird
4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've had this beer on tap and a bottle. When I get it in a bottle I always pour in a glass, I've found that leaving it in the bottle keeps the foamy head from receding. On tap well let's just say its great could drink from it all day, "can I get another one please."I was on my third one while my friend was on his first. It's a filling beer, so don't eat to much otherwise your belly will be paying dearly. I've drank other weisse's but none compare to this one. I prefer the Dark Weisse but its hard to find around here. The friends and family I've given to try say the same thing all the time. "It's smooth, tasty, sweet, heavy, but above all stronger than what they drink." Like I tell them "get drunk tonight not the next morning". All I need to do now to complete the experience is get a Weisse glass, it would put the cherry on top of this wonderful desert.

Price: slightly more than your regular imports, worth the extra dollars you pay for it

Availability: depending where you are its available from gas stations to bars, some grocery chains carry them, pricing can be fluctuate accordingly so I recommend to drink it with a couple buddies, if you feel the price is steep.

Taste: superb, you know your drinking great beer when alcohol is the smooth criminal in there, this beer does not need a garnish. Banana nut bread anyone?

After effects: As someone told me a great clean beer that you can wake up tomorrow morning feeling great. (1,449 characters)

Photo of Beric
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12oz bottle into pilsner (no weizen glass yet)
Served: 5 Aug 2013

Appearance: A hazy golden color that doesn't let much light through. A good three finger head that diminishes slowly to a sheen of frothy white bubbles. Nice suspension of yeast in the beer after agitating the bottle before pouring our the last quarter or so. Good lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The banana is very assertive here, but not overpowering. The beer smells crisp and clean.

Taste: The banana notes really shine here. I don't get much clove or bubblegum or other flavors people describe when drinking hefeweizens. The taste is nicely balanced- the banana and yeasty notes play center stage, though crisper light malts help balance the setting. Not quite as sublime as Weihenstephaner (which I consider the gold standard of the style).

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is very nicely to style- small, smooth bubbles add just a bit more body to an already 'heavy' feeling beer, due to the yeast.

Overall: A fantastic hefeweizen that is widely available. This one is very good, and easily one of my top five, possibly one of my top three. This one isn't good enough to unseat Weihenstephaner, but it is a great representation of the style and is a beer I would certainly not hesitate to buy again or order when provided in a restaurant. (1,324 characters)

Photo of Weston19
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this served from a bottle into a Weizen Glass

A: Typical of the German Hefe beers. Hazy, copper color, and a huge head that diminishes into a pinky sized head.

S: Cloves dominated the smell although the banana also came out under it.

T: Taste follows the nose. Not very intense but it definitely has all the flavors you would expect from a Hefe beer.

M: Very smooth and very light. No detectable taste of alcohol.

O: Other than the Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier, this is probably one of the best German wheat beers out there. You can easily drink quite a few of these and not even notice. If wheat beers are your thing, pick up a case of these. (653 characters)

Photo of hopsolutely
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An excellent example of the German "hefe" style.

Pours a hazy golden colour with respectable fine-bubbled carbonation and an attractive white head. Spicy aroma is banana-forward, filled with the typical esters from this German yeast. Coriander and bananas almost dominate the flavour, balanced by the wheat backbone and a hint of bittering hops in the finish.

A classic. And for good reason. (394 characters)

Photo of BethanyB
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Typical haziness, with moussy white head built upon vibrant beads of carbonation. Color is an opalescent light orange.

Smell: Banana bread and spiced orange peel make for an absolutely delicious aroma.

Taste: A bit more bitterness than is typical for the style. The spicy phenols and banana bread remain present in the taste. Crisp and refreshing, but with a puzzling astringency that can be felt on the roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: At first it's crisp and refreshing with a moderate body and moderate carbonation. Later on, however, the carbonation begins to dissipate, preventing the beer from taking on its style's characteristic effervescent character.

Overall: Not as complex as it could be, but a solid Weisse, nonetheless. Would have liked a bit less bitterness and a bit more carbonation, but these were, perhaps, nit-picky desires. (861 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
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.... (812 characters)

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.13/5  rDev +2%
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. (1,442 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (335 characters)

Photo of Dentist666
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
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. (290 characters)

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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 (354 characters)

Photo of bbluemzbeer
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
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. (827 characters)

Photo of STEELERFAN2390
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
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! (335 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
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 (1,233 characters)

Photo of MichaelNickerson
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
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 (357 characters)

Photo of Weli
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (299 characters)

Photo of joeseppy
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (666 characters)

Photo of duffalo
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
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. (861 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
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 (1,082 characters)

Photo of flyingpig
4.21/5  rDev +4%
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. (906 characters)

Photo of RickS95
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (922 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (1,164 characters)

Photo of Kremlock
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (430 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (1,167 characters)

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