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

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

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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of donmonkey1


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

Appearance: Pours dark, cloudy orange with a nice two-finger white head that laces nicely.

Smell: Orange peel, cloves, corriander.

Taste: Same as smell.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, very nice carbonation.

This is a really good beer for the style, but I don't like the spices often put in wheat beer. This beer is light on the spices though.


Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 23:20:46 | More by donmonkey1
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This stuff was always pretty plentiful in Milwaukee, but now that I'm back on the west side of the country, it is pretty rare to find again. Pours a nice hazy yellow with about 1" even of head on it. Aroma, banana, still smells like belgian yeast, clove.

Same in the taste, banana/clove. Actually enjoyable for my tastes, I wouldn't want to drink this over and over, but one bottle in a day's setting in the summer does the trick. A little sweet and tart in the mouthfeel, just right, doesn't allow clove or yeast to be a massive dominating presence. Somehow can have high carbonation and yet seem creamy at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 17:46:13 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of thecheapies


4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-amber with a well-retained three fingers of head. 4.5

Caramelly wheat malts with some toast. Hints of clove and coriander. Nice bready malt backbone. Clean aroma. 4.0

Some wheat twang among the toasty flavors. Spice notes are milder in the flavor. Some banana in the backend, and thats the extent of the fruit. 4.0

Medium body and light carbonation. Insanely drinkable. 4.0

A simple and dry example. Recommended. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 03:14:21 | More by thecheapies
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 5/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, spice, and a nice sweet banana aroma. Taste is much the same with a slightly sour quality to it. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen and the best of the Hacker-Pschorr beers I have tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 06:33:26 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of gtermi


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

A: This beer pours a nice clody golden orange body with a thick white head that quickly fades. A thin white head does continue to remain ontop of the beer.

S: Wow a lot of hefeweizen yeast! The smell is super fruity and just really nice. There is also a bit of grain on the nose too. Just very pleasant.

T: Perfect combination of of malt and fruity yeast. There is so flavor in this beer, but it is perfectly controlled. The sweet malt lingers on my palate for a long too.

M: Goes down so smooth and just has a nice amount of crispness on the back of the throat. It does leave a full, dry feeling in my mouth.

O: This is just amazing. I never heard of it and grabbed it out of curiousity. Man I hit the jackpot, just an amazing Hefe.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 05:23:37 | More by gtermi
Photo of haazer


3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hard pour yields a thick fluffy white head. The brew itself is a unfiltred, turbid gold color. Some yellow and light brown color throughout. Some bubbles in the glass but not the most carbonated hefe. Subsiding head leaves a little bit of spotty lacing.

S- Big amounts of wheat to start the nose. Becomes fairly fruity, lots of cloves and zesty spice. Maybe some coriander as well.

T- The flavor is strongly tied to pale malt, and bready wheat crust. No hint of hop presence. A lot of cloves as well. This hefe doesn't seem to focus on bubble gum or banana flavor's as much as the basics of what a hefe is. The missing flavors though take away from this somewhat, still pleasant to drink though.

M- Light bodied with medium level carbonation. Very smooth drinking with a crisp dry finish.

O- An appeasing easty drinking hefe. Not on the same level as Weihenstephan by any means, but decent. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 01:18:15 | More by haazer
Photo of RoamingGnome


4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a twelver of this for my son's 2nd B-Day. I would typically serve this in a flute, but on this date it was poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. It was later garnished with a lemon wedge.

A) Cloudy orange, with a fluffy finger of white head. This had fantastic retention, and initially some fine lacing too.

S) Bready, yeast, light spice, a bit floral, some banana.

T) Follows the nose but unlike some beers the flavor is maintained with similar intensity. Nice and bready, some sweetness, spices, banana, a little grassy on the backend. Good aftertaste.

M) Solid medium body, with a good amount of carbonation. This feels real nice, smooth, almost creamy.

O) I have always liked this beer. Sometimes you just need a reminder of how good it really is. Glad I have few leftover to enjoy on my patio.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 02:04:43 | More by RoamingGnome
Photo of DaveJanssen


4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 1-April-2012. Poured into weiss glass.

Ar: Fresh baguette, moderate/mild floral fruit. pleasantly spicy.

Ap: Rich white fluffy head, great retention. Lacing. Hazy orange. Very pretty.

T: Rich fresh bread/dough, yeast spice, pleasant floral. Rich delicious baguette character (fresh from the oven). Moderate banana.

M: high fine carb, silky medium/light body.

O: Excellent and refreshing. Good strong but balanced yeast character. No over the top banana/clove. Excellent balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 19:40:02 | More by DaveJanssen
Photo of DM1293


3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single bottle of this one from a local German-specialized market.

Appearance - A hazy gold with a tinge of orange; interesting, considering most I've seen always are more of the hazy gold to yellow.

Taste - I wasn't expecting an alcoholy taste up-front. Familiar notes of cloves, bananas and citrus come in after and help round out the finish, but the initial sips were rougher than I was expecting.

Overall - The bold alcoholic flavor is balanced and held back, but that still doesn't change the taste not being as appealing to me. Its not bad, but I'm gladly going to stick to Weihenstephaner if I want a stronger, balanced Hefeweizen.

I'll keep this review in mind, because its possible that I just got a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 04:27:12 | More by DM1293
Photo of Intrinsic


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply put - this is an amazing Hefeweizen. It pours so beautifully, a brownish-orange translucent beer with an incredibly creamy head. The smell is fantastic. Citrus, lots of spice, all at perfect levels to create a very tantalizing beer. The taste is just as good. It reminds me quite a bit of Schneider-Weisse Hopfen-weisse but on a milder scale. In fact, it makes it much more drinkable. I'm already in love with this beer. Absolutely amazing.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 23:25:06 | More by Intrinsic
Photo of thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL flip-top bottle from the LCBO; best before July 2012. Of the German-made hefes commonly available around here, this is the only one I have not yet tried.

Pours a muddy brownish-amber colour, completely opaque with haze. A gigantic frothy, creamy white head erupts from the pour, over three fingers tall at first, and taking many minutes to dissipate fully. Plentiful webs of sticky lacing on the sides of the glass are left in its wake. Nice, fresh aroma; good balance between sweet, bready wheat malts, light citrus, clove spiciness and yeast.

I am in love with this stuff after only one sip. A firm bready wheat malt backbone, with the yeast again being quite prominent. Definitely a banana vibe, with fairly subtle hints of lemonpeel and cloves. Yeasty aftertaste, with some lingering clove spiciness. Medium-bodied, with a silky, creamy feel in the mouth, largely due to the relatively soft carbonation for the style.

This is a fabulous beer that I really can't find any gripes with. It is a textbook hefe without a doubt, one to use as a yardstick when comparing others.

Final Grade: 4.18, a very respectable A-. Schneider Weisse has been my favourite hefe for years, but Hacker Pschorr Weisse definitely gives it a run for its money. I will certainly be buying this again in the summer, and any hefe fan would be a fool to not give this one a chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 07:38:10 | More by thehyperduck
Photo of Heffeweizenlover

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich, enveloping hoppy taste that is highly complex, filled with aromas of banana, clove, and vanilla. The first taste of the Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse creates an excitement to the hefeweizen enthusiast, as it is a solid representation of "best in class" beer.

First let me start with its appearance. Great orange-brown colour that is uniform throughout, low head on the pour so you can get right to the flavour, and an even cloudiness one would expect for its type.

Next, aroma. The smell of this beer is equally complex as its taste. While with some beer the taster is affronted with a metallic, singular aroma, the sweetness of the hops and richness of the wheat sends an early signal of the intense enjoyment to come.

Feel. Velvety on the palate, soothing, rich texture. Lower carbonation than say, the Paulaner hefe-weizen makes it a bit heavier. If there was such a thing as "comfort food" in a beer, the Hacker-Pschorr would be it.

And most importantly, taste. As mentioned above, the Hacker-Pschorr has a rich, enveloping hoppy taste. Its sweetness is reminiscent of a hint of molasses. Several intense flavours are presented to the palate at once - I found banana, clove, and vanilla - but this is open to interpretation. An extremely rich yet fresh beer with just enough carbonation to make it tingle on the palate as it goes down smoothly.

If I had to sum up the experience in drinking this beer, I would say that is is rich, complex, and all enveloping. It is my first choice of bottled hefeweizen beer. Sadly, in my area no local brewers have this on tap. But that in Canada it comes in a 500 ml bottle makes it a great value.

I wrote this review within days of tasting the beer and had good notes. Thanks for reading!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 05:33:10 | More by Heffeweizenlover
Photo of TTAmod


3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes from lunch earlier.

Served in weisse glass with no lemon.

A: Nice, thick, frothing off-white head sits atop a column of a cloudy, bright orange liquid. Loads of carbonation rush to the top and sustain the head quite well.

S: Smell is typical hefe. Lemon, yeast, spices. Yum.

T: Taste is pretty darn good. Lots of lemon, banana and cloves. I don't know if it's just me, but I pick up a bit of cinnamon, too. Ends with a nice wheat twang and slightly spicy.

M: Frothy, creamy...perfect for the style and taste.

O: A go-to hefe for me...a lot of places in the area have this on tap, and I go for it if there's nothing else good. I think the color is a bit funky and the cinnamon taste is pretty odd, but there isn't much here to complain about.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 22:07:18 | More by TTAmod
Photo of Murrhey


3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Poured a massive four finger head. Fluffy and white with large, rapidly moving bubbles. The retention is lovely and lacing even more so. Dark golden color with nice carbonation. Nothing looks like a good Hef.

S- Sugar and banana notes. Wheaty lightness floats above all other smells. Some cloves as well.

T- Banana and the sweetness that comes with German Hefs. Citrus flavors to sit on top of the wheat base.

M- Chewy sort of texture, medium bodied. Slight yeasty linger.

O- Hard to beat a good Hefeweizen in my book. Great buy, and for a great price.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 01:33:55 | More by Murrhey
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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

A - Pours with a giant four finger, white fluffy head. Extreme carbonation coming up like a tornado. Golden colour. Cloudy as usual. Great retention with a full, fluffy finger, and spotty lace.

S - Lot's of orange, yeast, and wheat.

T - Much of the same with lot's more wheat and yeast in the finish.. Tons of balance, which seems like an odd thing to say about a wheat beer, but strangely makes sense.

M - Nice carbonation, creamy medium body with a short orangey finish.

O/D - Not as great as I would have expected for a German Hefe. Sorta plain, with those classic hefe notes, but not done all that great. Good but doesn't deserve the respect it gets, at least with this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 01:12:38 | More by tbeckett
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to pint glass. Bottle has a 3/12 date on it.

A - Cloudy yellow/orange colour with 3 fingers of thick cream coloured head.

S - Cloves, banana, Belgian yeast, light citrus.

T - Clove, banana and Belgian yeast are predominant. A very light citrus flavour is evident as well.

M - light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 17:27:05 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a curvy weizen glass.

Appearance (3): Cloudy orange with three fingers of fluffy head. Some nasty black yeast poured as well that looked like a tadpole in the beer until it settled to the bottom and stuck. A quarter inch of head remains until the end, but not more than a few specks of lacing. Pretty good looking sans the tadpoles.

Aroma (4.5): Yeasty, bready, clove. Prototypical hefeweizen. Some orange and banana as well. Clove dominates an impressive nose.

Taste (4): Lots more banana than the nose. Citrus flavors round it out, mostly tangerine but not acidic. A lingering bready, yeasty flavor.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Very smooth and creamy on the tongue. Light to medium bodied and medium carbonation; a bit on the low side for the style. Body is a bit thin too actually - great feel other than that though.

Overall (4): Exactly what you'd expect from this style in almost all aspects and that's why it's good.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 05:47:32 | More by grover37
Photo of soju6


3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Served a hazy golden color with a good head and some lacing.

S: Aroma of banana and clove with a bit of citrus.

T: Flavor fruity with banana and spice. A mixture of sweetness and tart with a bit of grainy. Has a clean finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and quite refreshing. Very nice balance.

O: This is a well crafted beer. Not my favorite style but did enjoy this one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2012 03:58:38 | More by soju6
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer as part of a program at the local bar. They are encouraging trying many different beers, and this was one of the more enjoyable in the 45 beers to try.

You semll banana and wheat off the top of the beer. You get a little bit of cherry taste in the body.

This beer is very refreshing. There is no real after-taste. I could really drink this all day.

Hacker is a legendary brewery with a great history. This beer is a very good example of a white. The quality of the Hacker product really supports why they have done so well.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 03:49:31 | More by ummswimmin
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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a cloudy looking yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The head was a little soapy looking and as it settled it left a nice looking scattered lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer has the traditional aromas of banana, clove and wheat. The taste is smooth with some nice wheat flavors in there. The mouthfeel is soft, lightly carbonated and very drinkable. Overall it's a good Hefeweizen. I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 06:21:03 | More by Knapp85
Photo of DrDemento456


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

Picked this up at my mix a six place "Beer Nutz" best by "01/12" looks fairly fresh

A - Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with at least a half inch of sticky white head.

S - Mild touch of wheat, big fruity yeast notes, a little bit of lemon and peel, with maybe a touch of clove.

T - I can pick up mostly the lemon and slight yeasts which makes it hard to drink since big yest leads me to small sips. The wheat aspect it pretty stellar keeping the whole beer in check. Not sure how some are picking up Banana but if I really try I can get some spicy clove flavors to surface.

M - Medium bodied to me it's hard to drink yeasty Belgium.

Overall it's in the same ballpark as the big dogs but a few dollars cheaper. Would be my go to beer if I was a huge fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 19:08:52 | More by DrDemento456
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Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down very very slowly and leaves nice thick lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of yeast, bananas, fruity and citrusy notes, cloves, wheat and some spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice juicy and wheat character to it, yeast is coming through nicely, lemony spiciness, citrusy and banana notes, some cloves and a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance, feel and complexity.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 20:50:05 | More by SebD
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Hyvee in Council Bluffs, IA.
Best before 12/2011 on the bottle.
Poured into a Schell's weizen glass.

Pours a fairly large, thick head composed of small bubbles. Peering at the body, I notice aggressive streams of carbonation and the opaque character; obviously unfiltered. Copper brown in color away from light, when held up to a source, the body is a golden brown color (wonder what the dunkel looks like, as this is fairly dark for a hefeweizen). Head descends in a few minutes, eventually becoming a 0.5cm cap atop the beer. Some lacing, mostly dots and streaks, are left along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is pungent with ripe banana, freshly cut apple, wheat malt, slight lemon, and very mild yeast. In the same vein as Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, and the like, still good, not as impressive as those, but close.

Taste opens with gentle yeast flavors that dissolve into wheat malt sweetness. Middle of palate picks up hushed banana flavors, more wheat malt, some coriander, clove and vanilla. Aftertaste of satisfying, tart tang combined with applesauce mixed into wheat cereal or wheat bread flavors. Almost like a wheat-bready finish to a white wine.

Beer is medium-bodied, with bit of wateriness around the edges. Carbonation level is high enough that this moves pleasantly along on the palate while sampling. Finish is pleasantly dry, inviting the next sip.

An excellent hefeweizen, with enough character that this is enjoyable to drink across multiple levels, times. More affordable than Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Schneider, and essentially on the same quality to price plane as Franziskaner.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 04:56:33 | More by falloutsnow
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tall, flip-top half litre bottle, best before 03/2012, poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass in Oct 2011.

Only got three quarters of the bottle into the glass, so huge was the head (and how I poured it I suppose). The body is a moody, dull, murky dishwater brown, the head as already stated was huge and creamy.

The usual Hefeweizen smells, but subdued not in your face vanilla, bananas or explosions of yeast from this beer, a gentler aroma comes out.

The taste is also subdued compared to a lot of the Hefeweizen I've encounted over the years. It's fine, but lacks anything to take it above the stand out ones and is just an average brew in my eyes.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 13:55:36 | More by BlackHaddock
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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- ecru colored head is big like a 2x4 and sticky. i'm growing impatient waiting for it to settle because the burnt golden-orange slightly hazy body is calling me.

S- potent tart fruity notes of pineapple, banana, clove, pepper, sour orange (blood orange?) tart cherry and general tropical fruit. this one goes beyond the usual hefe aroma into jungle territory. nice whole grain bread in the background but the yeast here is a superstar.

T- bangin taste as well. tart fruitiness gives way early to soft sweet bready and cookie flavors. reminds me of an unglazed doughnut or greek tsoureki. but not overly sweet, just enough to balance through things. banana and clove flavors continue to linger and mingle and overall the finish is clean, crisp and refreshing.

MF- although the flavor is clean and crisp, the body is anything but. soft, plush, velvety, whatever, it's still refreshing. der. the best way i can describe the carbonation is to call it a blanket of fun. indistinguishable bubbles voltron together and just.. idk.. disperse. like nano-bots?

D- this is just an exceptional example of the style-- a style i've been getting bored with. hacker has revitalized my interest and i'll attribute it to the slightly darker color than other versions and of course the yeast.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 00:23:18 | More by hustlesworth
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