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

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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Photo of Gusmotel
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A hallmark old world Hefe Weisse! A blood orange hue breaks with a thick retentive head that takes its time easing back into this fruity wheat medium bodied beer. Fruit and wheat dominate in both aroma and taste. The most complex aspect of this beer is the aftertaste. It seems to go in stages from an immediate fruity taste, that gives way to a lingering wheat, that fades into a final note of dryness and spice. At this stage, I think I can comfortably call this one of the gold standards for the original style Hefe.

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Photo of ranger7
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought from BevMo!
Poured from bottle into a glass.
(Review from notes)

A - Hazy gold, some carbonation, tiny head.

S - Sweet. Orange, pear.

T - Some citrus bitterness and wheat.

M - Thick and tasty.

Summary - Outstanding. One of the best Hefeweizens I've had.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330 mL bottle into flared pilsner glass with a moderate hand. Best before 03/14 printed on the label. Funny, I'm a big fan of the style, but have never had Hacker-Pschorr's version. So, here we go.

A: Beautiful cloudy, copper orange color with 3-4 fingers of off-white head. No notable sediment. Head reduced to about 0.5 finger at 5 minutes. Nice retention and lots of lacing. Looking good!

S: Yep, it's a hefe - smells like a great one. Banana forward, vanilla, fruit esters, typical yeast, bubble gum. Uber nice.

T: Sweet and spicy with a very light hop bitterness on the finish. Nicely balanced. Flavors are similar to the scents with big banana and fruit. Light yeasty spice. Maybe a bit more orange than usual. No notable alcohol presence.

M: Moderate to high carbonation. Typical for the style. Good, crisp body. Goes down like a champ.

O: Excellent hefeweizen. I do love a German hefe and this did not disappoint. I can't say that it is the BEST that I've had, but it's top tier for sure. Nothing bad to say. Superb across the board. Didn't last long - glad I have 5 more.


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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark amber color. The head is supremely fluffy, eggshell in color, and about two fingers high. Retention is impressive, and lacing is thick but inconsistent.

S: This is well hopped for the style. And that I can appreciate. The typical banana and clove notes are a bit muted here, but the healthy serving of noble hops make up for it quite well.

T: Now this is more like it. The hops exist merely as a drying mechanism on the back end, helping to cleanse the pleasant sweet cream-meets-banana flavors introduced to the palate. It's simplistic, but it's smooth balance means...I kind of want to just drink it instead of review it.

M: It's relatively full bodied and a bit sweet, but that finish really does wonders drying the palate out without going overboard. Carbonation is actually a little subdued, which makes it superb drinkability all the more impressive.

O: This is actually one of my favorite styles when done right - and this is definitely done right. In fact, it's one of those beers where I'm glad I got a six pack instead of a single.

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Guinness glass

A- Hazy warm orange egg yolk color with a high white head that holds for a while and slow dissipates to cloud like fluffs.

S- Spicy clove, lemon, and fruity esters, with a light banana character

T- Crisp clean fruity, light banana, fruity esters, very similar to nose.

M- Medium-light mouthfeel, doesn't stay long the mouth and begs for another taste

O- Very refreshing, great with most food, not as good as some of the other German ones like Weihenstaphaner, but still very good. A very reasonably priced beer as well for about 2.50 a bottle.

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Photo of mick303
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a really nice soft white head, pretty solid film retention and lace. Colour is an unfiltered bright orange gold.

S - definitely fruit forward with banana, clove, bubblegum, orange, rich creaminess. Some light pleasant florals, sweet and fruity but enough malt and dryness to balance it nicely.

T - creamy wheat malt, apple, cream, banana, then some nice drying hops bring a mild nutty as well as yeast character that is featured in the crisp creamy ending with lots of banana flavour and some black pepper. Mild spice with estery and pleasant fruity notes, mild toffee, some wheat germ. A fairly standard hefe profile, fruity and creamy, definitely refreshing, a bit sweet.

M - really creamy and textured, full feel with plenty of carbonation. Easy drinking, with a dry fruity ending. Really juicy fruity creaminess.

Pleasant hefe, good example of the style. A good balance of fruity creamy flavours with some dryness and a nice yeast profile. I have a few more and am looking forward to opening them up.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

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Photo of BWED
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of JCfirebird
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

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Photo of Beric
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Weston19
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
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....

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
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

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Photo of bbluemzbeer
3.25/5  rDev -20%
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.

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Photo of STEELERFAN2390
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
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!

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Photo of Slatetank
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
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

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Photo of MichaelNickerson
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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

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Photo of Weli
4.1/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of duffalo
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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