Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
500ml bottle dated 10/09
A - a rich cloudy amber that welcomes consumption, soapy head which dissipates quickly but lacing lingers for awhile
S - soft scents of yeast with a hint of citrus and banana
T - crisp, not super sweet or fruity but a broad range of flavors, light lemony aftertaste
M - very smooth with crisp bubbly carbonation which accentuates the citrus flavors
D - fits nicely with many deserts or warmer days
06-15-2009 06:33:11 | More by
British Columbia (Canada)
4.9/5 rDev +19.5%
A - soft amber that glows in the glass, soapy head
S - very light citrus hints (pineapple, orange), subtle banana
T - spicy and citrusy at first, banana hits soon after, metallic fiinish
M - nice crisp carbonation, exceedingly smooth
D - I could drink these all day
This is my favorite session beer. Definitely in my top 3 overall.
06-14-2009 04:39:24 | More by Grunewald
4.43/5 rDev +8%
500 ml bottle produced on 10/08 poured into a Sprecher Weizen glass.
A - Hazy golden color. Effervescent carbonation feeding a healthy three finger head. White, rocky, strong retention with mediocre lacing.
S - Strong citrus and banana ester characteristic in the aroma with a very minimal clove spiciness. Hearty wheat backbone.
T - Solid wheat flavors with a hint of spiciness and just a touch of banana. Lingering aftertaste of citrus. Mild alcohol.
M - Smooth and creamy. No harsh carbonation bite. Medium bodied and refreshing.
D - Fantastic weiss beer. Classic one as far as I am concerned. Perfect for a summer refresher or year-round wheat that's incredibly drinkable.
06-12-2009 16:04:55 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
A - golden yellow, nice color with a small, creamy head that stuck around for a while
S - the banana scent was jumping out at me; it is much more prominent in this beer than any other I have smelled. Bubblegum and citrus tones are present as well. There was also a bit of grassy hops.
T - hits the style perfectly. As the nose suggested, there is a lot of banana flavor in there. There was a bit of earthy / grassy hops on the finish. Not too much going in the flavor but it is not supposed to be uberly complex.
M - creaminess of the head translates to the feel
D - this is my first from this brewery. This is a great weisse bier and it definitely fits the style nicely.
06-10-2009 03:58:05 | More by birchstick
3.8/5 rDev -7.3%
Sampled on 6-9-09
Bottled in December 2008
Pours a super thick and cloudy golden orange, with a foamy but quickly-fading white head. Big rings of lacing slide down the sides of the glass.
Smell is a great wheaty/banana, tons of yeast and just the right amount of crisp hops to keep things light. The hops add an almost Pilsner quality right at the end.
Taste is good, very crisp. Not as sweet or fruity as other hefes. Definitely a sharp lemony hop character that really dials things back right in the middle. Bready and yeasty but with a pleasant but slightly adjunct aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is dead-on for the style, great thickness but still light on the palate.
Drinkability is very good, one of the redeeming qualities for the more balanced sweetness.
Overall, a good beer, but I like them a little sweeter and fruitier.
06-09-2009 21:51:01 | More by BMoney575
5/5 rDev +22%
Liquid bread. Absolutely delicious.
Also had it on tap. Also very good, but the 500 ml. bottles are the best. Must be served in a proper, what I call, a weiss beer glass, tall and tapered that can accommodate the full 500 mls. It is somewhat of a acquired taste, but once acquired, it's tough to beat. Already smacking my lips!
06-08-2009 22:19:51 | More by earshplitten
4.65/5 rDev +13.4%
Produced on 01/09 in the 1 litre bottle.
Poured into an Ayinger slender & spiraled authentic wheat beer glass. Cloudy/soapy light copper-yelow with a blossoming white 3" fluffy head. Kinetic visible carbonation arising to greet the head. Simplly breathtaking.
Smell: Spicy clove - check. Banana bread fresh from the oven - check. A smidge of Bazooka Joe bubblegum - check. Lemon zest - check. A little bit of vanilla creme - check. Yeasty esters make it a little sour way in the back make this a worldclass example of the style.
EVERYTHING in the nose translates perfectly in the taste so I won't repeat myself. The swwet & sour that hits the back of the throat totally encompasses the legitimacy of the Bavarian beauty. There's enough malt traction to keep these wonderful flavors alive in the mouth for a long time.
Mouthfeel is soft & airy with the playful bubbly carbonation keeping things hopping right along. The malt backbone to this ale gives its medium body a solid foundation for al of the delicate flavors to stand on right to the end of the long flavorful finish.
Drinkability is perfect.
Overall a grand example of a style that most American brewers just can't seem to nail. This one is a little more sweet than tart, but is very masterfully balanced none-the-less. I swear I'd bath in this if I lived near the brewery. Hefe's are my favorite style and this one does not at all stumble. A truly great example of a German Hefe fo sho!
06-07-2009 23:03:23 | More by malty
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
Presentation: 12oz brown pop top with classy label
Appearance: Hazy rich gold beer capped with a creamy whipped cream ivory cap.
Smell: Rich, classic Hefeweizen all the way. Lemony notes backed with mild spice, light banana, and clove. Straightforward and delicious.
Taste: Tart lemon, banana, ghost of dry malt in the background on the finish. Light, yeasty, refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Medium-crisp and refreshing
Drinkability: A quaffer for sure
Conclusion: Beautiful warm weather beer. Gimme warm summer evenings, German food, and this beer. One of the best German wheats I've had to date. Simple. Solid. Delicious.
06-04-2009 01:52:51 | More by BedetheVenerable
3.78/5 rDev -7.8%
Bright, hazy orange/yellow colour. Nice thick white head.
Smells mostly like yeast, refreshing citrus.
Tangy, yeasty, light citrus and spices, hint of banana. I'd give it a 4 but there's too much metalic flavour in the finish. Not much hops or malt to be found here.
Feels nice and refreshing on the tongue; medium-light bodied.
I feel like the metallic flavour isn't supposed to be there and that it would be much better without this. Still, a really good beer.
05-29-2009 01:42:25 | More by eat
4.18/5 rDev +2%
A: Cloudy straw with somewhat active carbonation. Fluffy white head starts strong and has OK, but not great retention. Leaves occasional spots of lace.
S: The banana aromas on this is quite strong. Cloves, lemon and raw grain scents do their part to round things out.
T: Spicy clove and raw grains bite at the tongue. Lemon adds an extra tartness. The banana from the nose is along for the ride as well. This beer is very complex without being overpowering.
M: Medium light body is slightly grainy and has the biting carbonation that Ive come to expect from this style.
T: To me, this is what a Hefe should be. Light and refreshing, this beer goes down easy and is a perfect compliment to a warm day.
05-25-2009 17:58:44 | More by Rayek
4.18/5 rDev +2%
A- A luminiscent, cloudy, orange liquid some some visible streams of rising carbonation. The head is thick and creamy with good retention like a dollop of Kool Whip.
S- Bananas, clove, breadiness, and a bit of spice. Very enjoyable and spot on for the style.
T- Bananas, clove, some breadiness. Simple, clean, and enjoyable. All of the flavors are kept in check so nothing becomes overwhelming or itchy like some of the beers of this style seem to get.
M- Creamy and smooth with everything in its right place. Very clean aftertaste.
D- A great session beer. Nice and simple.
05-21-2009 02:06:38 | More by david131
4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
Pours beautifully with a rocky meringue-like head, and very cloudy off-golden color down below. Nose is assertive like fresh bread right out of the oven with pleasant esters, banana, and light clove. Palate is wheat malt focused for sure, moreso than most Weissbiers that I'm accustomed to lately. Easy drinking.
05-15-2009 02:48:11 | More by yemenmocha
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured into a Pils glass (can't seem to find my Weizen glass, which is a sure indicator I don't drink this style often).
Forms a foamy white head with above average retention. Body is a very pale orange. Hazy, but not cloudy like some well known American Hefeweizens.
Nose puts off the typical aromas for the style. Fruity malted wheat brings out plenty of fruit, most notably mild banana and some apple.
More fruity malt on the palate with some mild spice and pepper. Good balance of flavors makes for a nice clean drink. Mouthfeel was a little thinner than I expected but the even carbonation keeps it fairly pleasant. Drinkability is very high on this beer, can picture laying out in the sun and throwing this back like a pilsner.
Have to admit I didn't expect to enjoy this very much. It was a throw in purchase for no other reason than I hadn't reviewed a Weisse/Hefeveizen yet. This beer beat my expectations by a stretch and I'm curious to try other offerings from this brewer.
05-12-2009 06:55:46 | More by berkey
4/5 rDev -2.4%
a: my first Hacker-pschorr beer pours a cloudy gold body with a one inch head.
s: cloves and bananas, a classic hefe aroma.
t: sweet malt, honey, wheat, and notes of nutmeg and clove with a lemony finish.
m: smooth, soft, and clean.
d: This is a good hefe, I'll have to enjoy another.
05-11-2009 23:08:38 | More by BradLikesBrew
3.7/5 rDev -9.8%
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Natürtrub
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Style: Hefeweizen, ABV: 5.50 %
Reviewed @ E Street JB, 5/1/09
Draft>tall wheat glass
A 4.0 - Good 1 finger head, nice lacing. Golden cloudy straw in color.
S 3.0 - Had some funkyness going on. I think this may be the glass, I will have to try this one again.
T 4.0 Bannana notes, semi citrus tartness, light wheat malt backbone.
MF 3.0 - Semi thin/light in body, low in carbonation (They are having some issues with the temp of their draft system today)
D 3.5 - Good hefe, but I will need to give this one another try for a more detailed review in the future.
05-05-2009 18:56:46 | More by unclejimbay
4/5 rDev -2.4%
I poured into a nonic to an inch of head. It was amber in color and cloudy. It smelled of coriander and spice. It tasted of citrus and spice. It is a nice beer for a warm, spring day. It is a nice surprise because I would have never bought it, but it came in a trade with alkemy. We have different preferences and these ratings are helping me log new beers and find new likes.
05-02-2009 23:24:04 | More by buschbeer
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Pours a hazy deep gold with a big frothy white head. Some lacing, but not a ton.
Good solid wheat, yeast, clove, and banana scents, but not super strong -- would have expected more.
Solid yeast and white pepper flavors here. Nice sweet wheat backbone, dry tart finish. Fruity, sweet, tart, and spicy. Good combo's. Again, a little surprised at how reserved this one is. Expected a bit more strength -- almost a touch watered down -- and it still gets a 4.0.
Decent carbonation and enough body to know you are drinking something, but light enough to make this a real quaffing brew. Overall, can't miss. The freshness date on this one was 11/07, so I got a golden oldie. But, it was on sale for $0.95/pint bottle, and it still was very refreshing. Gotta love those close out racks. I'm going to grab 6 or so and fridge 'em. Best deal for quality beer I've seen in a while. Get one.
05-02-2009 14:48:57 | More by OtherShoe2
4.1/5 rDev 0%
Poured a hazy golden yellow with a about a three finger creamy head. Could really smell the bready yeast coupled with bananas. The taste of bananas comes on most prominently. Maybe a hint of cloves in the finish. I liked the ample carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer. I could have it any time of the year, but I'm especially looking forward to downing quite a few more of these once the weather finally heats up. On a side note, this beer gets added points for showing up on the show My Boys. Once I pointed out that I was drinking the same beer, she (wife) became interested and wanted a sip. Usually she just acts like she's doing me a favor by tasting beers that I like!
04-22-2009 13:33:04 | More by alkemy
3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
Appearance - Cloudy yellow with a solid fluffy white head.
Smell - Very grainy, almost cereal-like similar to the BMC group. Also has a bit of clove and pear in there.
Taste - Again the cereal grains are present, but the spices accent them pleasantly (as opposed to standard adjunct lagers.) Banana, clove, apple, pear, and possibly nutmeg are evident on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with a very active carbonation.
Drinkability - Fairly good here, nothing offends and the spiciness lures you in a bit.
04-22-2009 10:00:50 | More by sevopie
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
I had this one on tap tonight at Cabana Charlies in Woodridge.
A= This ale poured a cloudy bright yellow gold color with a 1" white head. Lots of carbonation release evident. The head slowly dropped to a thin skim and eventually to zero. A few streaks of lace left behind.
S= The aroma was all banana, esters, bubblegum, and a hint of clove. A bit too muted for my taste and there was a very slight sulfur note in there that I thought was out of place.
T= Nice wheat and malty sweetness up front with a lot of esters alongside banana, clove, and spice. Nothing over the top - well balanced and tasty.
MF= Lighter side of medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.
D= One of my favorite hefeweizens and certainly a classic. I think I prefer this to many American made hefeweizens, but not as much as I appreciate the better German examples. Highly drinkable though and worth going back to again and again.
04-18-2009 04:33:29 | More by spointon
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
I had this little douzy at the Newportville Inn PA.
Poured into a Hacker Pschorr pilsner glass.Pours a hazy golden color with a thick fluffy white heading. Lacing pretty much throughout the tasting until about three quarter's down.
Smell is spicey upfront,cloves,nutmeg with a very subtle smell of citrus hops.Also some Chamomile.
Taste is banana kind of shocking I really didn't detect any smell of this so it was a good surprise. The rest is pretty much the same as the nose.
Mouth is very crisp and clean. A light-bodied beverage with great lacing.
Drink is good but I really couldn't see having too many as the seem as a good social beer not for a session.
04-11-2009 23:01:32 | More by TheFightfan1
3.25/5 rDev -20.7%
Pours a nice milky orange with an ample, clingy head. Aroma is subtle, musty and yeasty with clove and a hint of banana bread. The first sip is crisp, with tart lemon and a toasted grain in the middle and a dry, peppery finish. There's nice amount of yeast in there which imparts a nice clove flavor all throughout the mouth. The bananas in the aroma are even more scarce in the taste. But it all works well with the medium-to-full mouthfeel which allows a wave of flavor to hit the mouth and then slowly fade away into the ether.
It's a good beer, and there's a lot going on, but at the same time it's like it's happening too far away to really appreciate it.
04-11-2009 22:14:13 | More by MeisterBurger
4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
On-tap at The Bier Markt, in Toronto.
Lightly bronzed orange peel with less buoyant shades of yellow laying beneath. As should be expected for the style, its head is large and creamy, refusing to ever subside. Endless streams of bubbles hectically race through the body, like cars at rush hour on the Friday of a long-weekend. This sea of carbonation is both dizzying and hypnotic.
Its aroma is lively and effervescent, displaying fruity esters and moderately spicy phenols. The wheaty graininess is coated in spices, sugary pink bubblegum and layer upon layer of banana peel. There's a touch of acidity as well as tartness imparted from a prominent citrusy component. The impression I get is that this should be very refreshing.
Right I was! Crisp blades of wheat and warm, freshly baked breads are doused in a special phenolic spicing courtesy of the yeast (which also serves up a wonderful fruit platter that includes mango, melon, orange and both green and yellow apple). There's a generous addition of vanilla bean and lemon zest as well.
The soft, bready malts and grainy wheat flavor amount to something unexpectedly smooth; it's unlikely creamy for a beer this citrusy and refreshing. Hop flavor is none but in its place is light tartness. The beer might benefit from a slightly higher carbonation but its current level is acceptable. With warming, flavours become more pronounced and, as always, a tug-of-war between esters and phenols ensues.
Most German weiss beers fall within the archetypal 'banana-and-clove yeast character' and Hacker-Pschorr's hefe-weisse is no exception. It is a sound, solid and traditional Bavarian wheat beer which alongside such names as Weihenstephan, Schneider and Paulaner, comprises the top echelon of my list for style favourites.
04-08-2009 19:53:40 | More by biegaman
3.63/5 rDev -11.5%
04/07/09- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA.
Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with a bottled on month on the label. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass.
Appearance- Deeper caramel colored pour...almost dunkel-like. About a 3/4 inch head forms on a normal pour. Leaves some light patches and streaks of lace behind.
Smell- Ligher nose of fairly fresh wheat, light banana with a touch of clove. Could be a bit more outright.
Taste- About the same in the taste. Has the basic traditional flavors (bubble gum, clove and banana), but no real strong flavors. Everything melds together decent enough, but the flavors don't really assert themselves.
Mouthfeel- Quite carbonated, very bubbly. Light clove aftertaste.
Drinkability- Good hefe, but I prefer other German ones to this....it is definitely drinkable though.
04-07-2009 23:49:01 | More by GClarkage
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
Looks hazy and yellow-orange body with very small and quickly dissipating white foamy head (maybe a bad pour?). Fruity smell (lemon, orange) and also some wheat - not overwhelming. Taste is the best quality here, with some nice fresh orange and spices. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, but nice. Very drinkable, though I might get sick of the fruitiness after two of these.
04-07-2009 18:25:07 | More by pandashaver
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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