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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 Cwrw
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A typical, distinctive hefe weisse appearance greets the drinker upon pouring: bombastic, hearty head; exceptional, long-lasting lace; and a cloudiness so dearly loved in all hefe-style beers. That being said, for the style, Hacker-Pschorr's hefe is fairly common looking, as many hefe beers I have consumed appear much the same. In short, the appearance is excellent, but not outstanding or unique for a hefe-style beer. Apple juice colours, with slight hues of orange and light brown. The aroma is succulent: buttery cloves and spices, rich fruits(including apple), and, upon close inhalation, the pleasant tartness and acidity of the wheat malt. The taste does not disappoint, as it is flavourful and well balanced. The fruity, even tangy wheat taste is there in full abundance, as is the musky feel of the yeast, with little bitterness. A clean finish; full bodied. I have also noted that many witbiers, or hefes especially, have a delightful soapy characteristic(especially Hoegaarden), but this adds yet another nuance to a delicious, appetising, mouth-watering style of beer, and Hacker-Pschorr delivers, but I HAVE tasted better hefes(try Paulaner's hefe-weisse). The drinkability of Hacker-Pschorr is, of course, phenomenal: these go down smoothly and refreshingly. This a very fine quality hefe beer, and it is sold at a reasonable price here in Alberta.

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Photo of claytri
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Hefe-Weisse poured a nice cloudy light gold, it put up 2 fingers of white head, which settled down to 1. It had a very light citric smell. The taste was tart and citric, neither malty nor hoppy. It was smooth and dry. It had a smooth dry feel and was light bodied. This beer was different and pleasant. Not strong on character, but would make a fine session beer.

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Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an appropriate murky golden color with a medium ivory head of small tightknit bubbles. Massive sheet lacing. Tantalizing aroma of floral grasses, lemony citrus, coriander and other spices, and wheat. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and medium bodied. Feels very pleasant on the tongue. Taste is excellent. Notes of wheat grain, yeast, tart citrus, and cloves and coriander provide a well balanced and refreshing Weisse. Clean and dry finish leaves me wanting more, but alas..this was my only one. Very nice and refreshing. This probably would've gotten some 5's if I were rating it on a hot, summer day.

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Photo of Jables
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy amber with a light white head.

Aroma is banana, lemons, spiciness clove (?) yeah definitely clove. Slightly sour aroma, which heightens the attractiveness of all the other smells.

Flavor is tart slightly, but sweet, fruity and crisp. Excellent per style, or otherwise.

Mouthfeel is adequate.

Drinkability is great as this is a good, refreshing, thirst-quenching, but quality brew. When people tell me they want a miller or bud light in the summer because it's refreshing, I have to wonder if they've never experience a refreshing AND flavorful brew such as this one.

My top pick for beers with light lunch!

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Photo of counselor
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer (see scores). It looks just like a hefe ought to, murkey sand brown with a tall, fluffy head. Smells of mild fruit and doughey yeast. Taste is yeasty, some fruit flavors and mild citrusy hops. Clean bright finish. A good drinking beer very well representative of the style.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some malt and dry aftertaste and banana and cloves . Unfiltered adds to taste but subtracts from appearance as murkiness. Unexeptional but smooth standard beer. Had again 1.5 years later, some reranking, and was nice on summer night but think better with food.

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Photo of flaminghomer
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very good beer, not as bitter as i remember. awsome appearance, awsome head. nice and smooth with lots of flavor. very fruity which makes this one a good summer brew. very drinkable.very well balanced. the best wheat beer that i have had so far. cheers!

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've enjoyed this as a draft a few times, so how does an imported bottle taste after a long journey? Quite the same. I'm enjoying this as a "commuter special" (out of the bottle in a brown paper sack on the train). Good spicy weiss smell, actually a tad understated. Cloudy body. Full banana and clove taste, with a hint of lemon. A nice little head works up in the bottle. And a fine, playful effervescence on the tongue. A fine, fine beer.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hacker Pschorr- Hefe

edited review

A- Hazy cloudy yellow with a big billowy white head. good lacing down the glass.
S- Strong cloves, banana, and wheat.
T- Smooth bubblegum clove and banana with the wheaty/ yeasty backbone.
M- Smooth and slightly spicy (nutmeg) nice and refreshing.

Overall- A solid Hefe. I had to re-review this 1 after slamming it years ago when I was a newbie!

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Photo of DESTRO
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

since im all about the hefe's, lets get it on. this one pours a lovely orange with a medium rocky head. it smells spicy/peppery and of course it has a nice a bready note. the taste? juicy. i know juicy isnt a flavor, but its juicy ok. great yeasty punch with a great clove/spice kick all on that great classic hefe bread-like backbone. very tastey and easy drinking. crisp and refreshing in the mouth, this is a wonderful session/summertime/anytime beer. a damn flavorful beer and extremely drinkable. i love a good hefe, and this is def. a good hefe. cheers!

$2.49 a bottle

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Photo of bditty187
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peachy-pale gold hue, hazy, massive white head, almost three fingers worth on a soft pour. Awesome. The head fades slowly, a modest cap lasts throughout consumption. Spotty lace. Very pleasant nose: banana, cloves, lightly spicy, peppery upfront, a soft kiss of yeastiness, wheat. This is an inviting bouquet for sure, mild potency. The palate is dead-on style-wise, as expected, and extremely enjoyable. In the middle there is a mild but noticeable acidic bite, which only adds balance to the soft yeasty-breadiness upfront and spicy, peppery finish. The fruitiness is ideal, juicy lemons (not bitter) and bananas. Well done! Medium body. Gentle carbonation but zesty… refreshing! The definition of drinkable… lovely… recommended.

Weihenstephaner is a Hall-of-Famer; Hacker-Pschorr is better than Paulaner but both are All-Stars in their own right.

1 pint, 9 oz. bottle, $3.00 in Omaha.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice blond wheat beer with a nice head. Very good taste of hweat with a subtle sweet touch. I was very impressed with that brew. It is very simple but very pleasant and well done. A real german mastercraft of a beer. Will be drinking more of this one in the future.

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Photo of hyuga
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massively cloudy orange brew with touches of brown here and there. Nice big white head that stays well where it should. Spicy and sour fruity bubblegum aroma with a little clove. Spicy and tart on the palate as well. Lots of banana. Sour maltiness dominates the middle and clove shows up in the back. Spiciness makes the tongue tingle. Delicate, but it has that nice spicy punch at the same time. One of my favorites of the hefeweizens I've tried, but oddly enough, it's not a style that I've delved into quite as much as others, so I'll have to see how it stands after I try more. I'd definitely have a few more of these!

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, light caramel color. White head.
Nice aroma. Fruity, yeasty, and clove.

Taste is fruity with banana and slight yeast flavor. Wheat tartness. Plenty tart, almost to what I'd call sour.

Good mouthfeel.
Drinkable enough, but doesn't leave me wanting another.

Overall, a solid wheat beer.

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Photo of goz
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy medium golden, huge pillowy white head, mostly lasting and lacing nicelt. Aroma is sweety, malty, lot's of banana and clove to be found. Flavor is crisp, lot's of banana, and a huge punch of clove spice as well. Medium body, very smooth, crisp, good clean finish.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on draught, it was cloudy with a slight white head that disappeared quickly. Has a fruity aroma and it tasted nice and refreshing. A great summer beer. Nice subtle notes of banana and clove. Not bitter at all, quite smooth with a mellow yeasty fruitiness. A nice balanced example of a weisse beer, though there are much better out there.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle.

This is a nice beer.

Big frothy head. Body is cloudy but bright gold. Foam is persistent and leaves heavy lacing. Nose is spicy. Smells of wheat, with citrus and banana undertones. Taste is lighter than anticipated. Bitter aftertaste lingers on back of tongue. Strong spice/hops flavors, nice bright malt tast down the middle of tongue. Hint of cloves. Is light bodied for sure. Fizzy and slightly bitter. Very good brew although probably better suited for summer than autumn. I was really wanting a good German weisse and this certainly hit the spot.

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Photo of hotstuff
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Dayton, OH AleFest: As much as I luv German beers, this one was a disappointment as there was nothing all that special about it and it lacked character.On to my rating...small sized white head with fine sized bubbles.The body was clear and it contained some carbonation.The nose was malty, hoppy, citrus and spicy.The flavor was lightly bitter tasting and there were notes of malt and hops.The mouthfeel of this beer was smooth and light bodied.

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Photo of beerguy101
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Medium gold color, slightly hazy. Enormous head. Aroma is yeast and malt, with a touch of rye. A medium bodied weisse. Malts are pronounced for a German Wheat. Some of the banana and clove flavor thing going on, but there is some fruitiness and there is a very definite rye spiciness as well. Very smooth. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is very slightly sweet

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy orangish yellow with 4 fingers of foam. There is a good amount of lacing on the glass. The smell is malty with cloves present. A good classic weizen smell. The taste is malty also, with fruity esters such as banana and orange. It also has spices like cloves and a hint of nutmeg. The mouthfeel is nice and strong for a wheat beer. The drinkability is also wonderful, and this is a great session weizen.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid looking hefe, cloudy pale yellow with a tint of orange, large puffy white head that sticks around, hardly fades at all and lacing in lots of strings and spots. Smell is subdued and a little light for a hefe, but what's there is quite complex with a dullish lemon and sweet wheat grain front with lots of herbal things playing in the background of grasses,clove, and spicey yeast. Taste is alot more of the same, very mellow and even balance of dulled lemon and wheat grainy malts, very fresh with a nice herbal flower sense and very mild playing hops. Everything seems softer then I like in a hefe, needs to be a bit more pronounced in flavors for me, but the herbal quality, which I liked alot, is what kept me drinking this, its delicate and softer approach is nice in that respect. Lighter then medium body with a lightly playing crispness of lemon zip and sweet wheat with a nice soft texture which makes for some very easy drinking on this stuff. Not bad at all, a bit more body and flavor and it would have me hooked.

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Photo of ngandhi
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My multiple run-ins with Hacker Pschorr on-tap, climaxing last night at the Cowboy Monkey bar in Champaign, IL, warrant a new review.

We are fortunate to have this in bottles to enjoy at home, but HP is another world on tap. Little head retention, lacing down the glass, but more than enough. You're not going to get a Guinness-style head on this beer nor should you have one; it is so thick and rich with yeast that you don't need anything on top. Bright amber and white in color -- uniformly, deliriously cloudy. Bartenders: Quit with that lemon.

Still very estery, but with a pronounced gumball beginning -- incredible depth that is perhaps the pinnacle of hefe-weiss brewing. Delicate spices of clove and coriander seed marry brilliantly with the sweet lemons. Very smooth and balanced malts expertly balance the mild hop influence without overpowering it.

The result is satin. One of the most pleasurable (and endless) drinking experiences anywhere in the world. Hail to the king.

Relax, relax.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz brown bottle. Cloudy dark golden color. Thick creamy white head that stayed for a while. Moderate amount of carbonation rising to bottom of head.

Smell was strong of cloves and spice. Banana aroma usually associated with this style was notably subdued.

Taste followed smell in that the banana taste was lacking and dominated by the spiciness of cloves. Also had a grainy malt taste.

Feel was light, crisp and refreshing.

Another one I could drink a lot of. Overall, a pretty good example of the style. Not top-tier but still a good summer refresher.

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Photo of Winter
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark golden with a rising fluffy white head that remains throughout comsumption. Wheat, cloves, banana and yeast reveal themselves in the aroma. Medium-bodied and creamy mouthfeel. As the beer warms a crispness develops. The taste consists of wheat malt, cloves and a touch of peppery spiciness. Practically no bitterness. Finishes very smooth with a sweet lingering banana flavor. Very refreshing! Delicious summer beer to seek out and have on hand.

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Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy hazy yellow color, with a huge fluffy white head that sticks around for awhile. Light banana-clove aromas, has a tart wheaty, yeasty flavors, light to medium body, crisp mouthfeel, has a nice clean and crisp citrus finish, this is one of my favorite unfiltered wheats.

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