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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,499 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,499
Reviews: 725
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 66
Gots: 108 | FT: 0
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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001)
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Photo of samie85
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of thick dense, off-white head.

S-Smells of banana and clove with some light wheat notes.

T-Lots of wheat upfront with some lemon, banana and clove.

M-Light to medium bodied with a pretty decent amount of carbonation.

D-Really easy drinking although the flavor profile just isn't my thing. I could see it being nice to drink a couple in the summer, but the yeast notes a re a little too much for me.

Photo of SanDog
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into traditional German hefe glass

500mL brown bottle

A: Pors hazy deep gold/slight orange. Two finger egg shell. Tight. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Initial notes of citrus, yeast and fluffy, wheaty bread. Clove.

T: Full banana-estery-bubblegumness in the mouth. Finishes with a pleasing hop bitterness. Great balance. 2nd and 3rd sips reveal good citrus character (tangerine?) and a nice wheaty grain flavor. Halfway down glass, a nice doughy, biscuity flavor emerges. Really liking this beer! Add a little more clove... delightful!

M: Medium to medium-light. Perfect balance of carbonation.

D: Very easy. A very drinkable beer with complexity-- what more can you ask for?

Notes: Been awhile since I last had this and it is probably my favorite for the style (in bottle-- I love Schneider weisse on tap). Tried this plus HofBrau (HB) , Franziskaner, and Schneider this weekend. Probably need to grab a Paulaner and a Weinhenstephaner to best assess my current favorite in this style. Regardless of my preference, this H.P. Weisse is a classic.

Photo of KajII
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a cloudy light yellowish brown with an average sized creamy white head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of strawlike malts and an earthy yeast with citrus and banana undertones. It tasted mildly sweet with notes of citrus and a mild banana flavor in the beginning and stayed about the same throughout with the finish being very yeasty with the flavor lingering around for an average amount of time. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and very creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a nice solid wheat beer, perfect with a slice of lemon.

Photo of jrenihan
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before is 12/11 (December 2011, I presume)

Pours a very cloudy (almost opaque) dark orange, with a thick white head which sticks around a long time.

Nose strongly contains bubble gum, with some bright citrus alongside.

The taste is just like the smell. Lots of bubble gum and banana. A bit of clove, and a fairly bitter aftertaste.

Very light bodied, with quite a lot of carbonation. For me, the carbonation is too much, and the beer too watery.

The beer goes down incredibly easily, but isn't terribly exciting.

I remember liking this beer more than I am now. Not sure what has changed, but I am not a big fan this time round.

Photo of Brunite
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Typical hazy orange with massive white cap. Retention is outstanding.

Smell: Slightly sweet. Banana & clove is readily apparent.

Taste: Nice flavor. A dry husky grain flavor along with banana & spice. Finishes with just enough sweetness to keep me wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Medium with ample smoothness and creaminess. Decent carbonation.

Drinkability: Nice!! Very tasty. Not a Weihenstephaner...but pretty darn close in my book! I love that I saw this in a 12-pack for around $ 14.50 at Woodmans. Will be stocking up!!

Photo of AgentMunky
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a Blackthorn pint glass.

A: Voluminous, billowy white head with crazy retention is almost the top third of the beer, the other comprised of a hazy, opaque golden-brown liquid. Glorious.

S: Less obvious that I would have preferred. Gentle cloves and a fruity sweetness.

T: Mmm. Sweeter and fruiter than anticipated, but quite nice. A distinct banana flavour forms the backbone of the taste, complemented by cloves and wheaty grain. The aftertaste is a perfect echo of these flavours, dwindling into a clean nothingness. Were there only a bit more carbonation, this might be a perfect hefeweizen.

M: Smooth, too much so. Still no real complaints beyond a desire for more carbonation.

D: Utterly drinkable, and a damn good hefeweizen. Recommended. I would prefer to drink several on a seasonal summer's day with friends...ideally on a balcony.

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

This is my 5th review, but my first hefeweisse review. I think this could be my favorite style, and it has turned me on to the craft beer scene during last summer 2010. IPA's are comming pretty close though.

Looks as nice as i can see in a dark room, a murky bright orange-yellow with a sustaining 1/4 inch white head as i hold it towards the computer's light.

the smell is very pleasant and seductive, i am getting some light orange spicyiness surrounded by a layer of thick bannana bread. even something like a bubblegum as well adding to the overall appeal of the beer.

tastes great on the buds of fresh bannanas with clove spicyness and bubblegum chewyiness.

mouthfeel has a slight prickle of carbination that fades into a creamy smooth taste of all of the above.

in my opinion this is a very drinkable and affordable hefeweisse that i will keep around for times like these. what a tasty treat

Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with billowing dense white head. Smell: fresh baked bread, a little banana, a big dose of clove. Taste: bready, pear, bubble gum, finishes with tangy wheat and clove. Active but smooth carbonation. Tasty, solid hefe. Best by 4/2011.

Photo of spinrsx
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a murky amber/yellow colour with a very large frothy and fizzy off-white coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the murkiness of the beer and there is an average amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes or so.

Smell - banana/bubblegum, wheat, cloves, citrus

Taste & Mouth - There beer has a slightly above average amount of carbonation and it feels light and creamy on the tongue. Most of the flavour is made up of bananas and cloves mixed with wheat. There are also notes of dark fruits and citrus as well as a slight metallic taste. It finishes with a banana and clove aftertaste.

Drink - This one ranks in at just a few notches below the Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. A decent beer that I'm happy I tried.

Photo of FanofHefe
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a fan of wheats, this one is very solid. Pours a dark yellow/orange body, with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. A little stickly lacing left over.

Nice aroma; light notes of spices, banana, bubble gum, and grain. Not overpowering but inviting.

A bit sweet to start on the flavor. A little more fruity in the flavors than in the aroma. Definitely notice the banana and bubble gum in the flavors as well.

Easy drinking on the palate and a great session brew.

Photo of techfed87
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rather sizable head. Color is semi transparent amber with fine sediment suspended throughout.

Smell definitely tells you this is a wheat beer, as the head has quite a funk to it that usually comes from belgians or other beers within the same genre.

First sip is surprisingly mellow. Mouthfeel is a little less than what I was expecting. It's got a bit of something interesting to it; however there's nothing that really makes this stand out from the pack. A good beer, but not a great one.

Photo of fsimcox
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy off-orange. I can't even see through it when held up to the light. Thick fluffy white foamy head, lingers for the duration. Nice lacing.

Smells of ripe banana, and some cloves. Hints of sweet fruit, and yeasty bread.

Tastes a ripe banana and very creamy up front. Bubble-gum banana flavor stands out with a hint of cloves, I think. Some carbonation in the end, hints of citrus, and a sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very creamy. Full body, with carbonation that lingers on the back of my throat. Smooth, creamy finish.

A very good example of this style.

Photo of AndrewNations
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer at the brewery during Oktoberfest 2010. An amazing experience. This was my first beer of the trip.

A - A nice golden and hazy color with a slightly darker tint then most within this same style. A huge, white and fluffy head.

S - Lots of strong yeast and slight citrus. As a home brewer, I was surprised at how much yeast I picked up on the nose. It smelt almost as if it wasn't ready yet.

T - More the same yeast with clove and banana. I couldn't get over how fresh this beer was. I'd love to ask but given the size of the operation and the madness that had already ensued I didn't want to bother the staff. Also, I speak zero German so...

M - Perfect. Not too thin and with the perfect amount of carbonation for my taste. Less is more with me.

D - Great. The low abv and fresh aspects make this one a great one to drink in the summer.

Photo of paxkey
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Different bottle then one pictured. One in photo is missing 'Hefe' on the label.

pours golden and cloudy, head doesnt stick around.

very fresh on the nose. malt sweetness and hops flower aroma
candied marmalade.
cranberry sour tang.

sharp carbonation with little aftertaste. refreshing. nice mouthfeel.
sweet malt.
a tasty beer.

Photo of Mosstrooper
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330ml bottle into 500ml Weihenstephaner World Cup glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with an orange hue. The head is white, thick, and fluffy, and is absolutely massive- it dissipates at a relatively quick rate, leaving behind spotty lace (the spots are in many shapes and sizes).

Smell: Strong hints of wheat and a slight spiciness are backed up by yeast and faint banana/clove.

Taste: Begins with a wheaty flavor that has slight hints of apple, rounding out to some banana, and finishing with yeast alongside a slight spice. Maybe a few faint citrus notes, as well.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with lively, though not quite sharp, carbonation. Finishes watery and refreshing.

Drinkability: An easy-drinking beer and everything a hefeweizen should be. A great beer for summer days, making it baffling that I had this a week before Christmas. A great example of its style, and a beer I now cannot understand why I put off buying for so long.

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Hazy golden with a nice head. Nose is dominated by banana with hints of citrus and cloves. Flavor is also banana, citrus and yeast. I've never tried this beer before, because I'm not a big fan of wheats. But I was really impressed by this one.

Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter swing-top bottle. German penguin-suit front and center on the label.

This beer pours a hazy golden flaxen hue, with three fingers of puffy, and tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves some broadly webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready, and almost musty wheat grain, gritty yeast, and the usual, but of course welcome suspects of ripe banana and spicy clove. The taste is more softly grainy wheat malt, mildly fleshy banana esters, clove - natch, plain fruity orange and apple esters, and subtle earthy yeast.

The carbonation is average in its tight-ass frothiness, the body a decently stoic medium weight, everyday smooth, and yet a bit airily creamy. It finishes off-dry, with a fair bit of residual wheat malt sweetness, and a lesser amount of blended spice and lingering fruitiness.

A nice, mostly understated hefe - the spice and fruit well balanced with that 'other' grain malt. Old World moderation - not too big, not too small, just nice and drinkable. If I were a wheat-head (is that a thing?), I could very well see sipping an afternoon away upon wooden benches in a biergarten somewhere with this.

Photo of BeerLover99
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy darker gold with fluffy head.

S: Strong wheat, maltiness, nice light citrus, clove.

T: strong wheat, decent body, not too thick, slight banana and clove taste, goes down rather easily.

M: low amount of carbonation

D: Great session beer and must have for any Summer beer party.

Photo of Samp01
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden hue with a nice white fluffy head. Aroma is wheat, light fruitiness, and banana. Taste is same as aroma. Palate is light body and carbonation. Finish is light fruitiness, wheat, some slight nuttiness and banana ending. Overall a nice refreshing wheat ale.

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

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine July 2007.

This is one of the originals--an old-world wheat beer brewed with 60 percent wheat and 40 percent barley.

Served in a traditional wheat beer glass, the pour yields a towering head; the carbonation swirls while the foam slowly dissolves back into the liquid. Amazing head retention. Trademark Hefeweizen appearance: cloudy orange. Big fruity aroma of ripe bananas, soft clove and a waft of wheat. Smoothness is sublime as it rolls around the mouth with moderate body. Solid bread malt flavor with the wheat character obviously dominating, fruitiness coming big in the middle with ripe bananas and a hint of lemon. Very mild hop bitterness pushed down by a medium-sized spicy clove phenols that do most of the balancing. Neutral yeast flavor and lingering wheat appear in the dry finish.

First off, never put a slice of lemon in this beer--that would be committing He- fecide. If the beer supposed to have a lemon in it, don't you think the brewers would have taken care of that for us? Hacker-Pschorr Weisse may be lacking in complexity, but it makes up for that tenfold with drinkability, which is what we look for in He- feweizens. Pair it with an egg salad sandwich on rye bread with kosher dill pickles.

Photo of robnews
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip glass.
Nice light orange cloudy appearance with fine carbonation present.
Light head dissipating into thin white permanent.

Fresh smell of citrus.

High carbonation in taste, faint hints of bittereness with bitter aftertaste, mild banana in there. Pretty good.

Seems like the smell is better than the taste, but a fairly good beer.

Very refreshing going down being dry on the tail end.

Photo of thekanna
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy darker gold with a huge white head.

S: Strong wheat malt sweetness; yeasts are somewhat subdued.

T: Strong wheats and banana in a slightly sweet combination. Bready malts and a slight pepperiness; the sweetness really rounds this out nicely though.

M: A bit thin with lower carbonation.

D: This is delicious; a wonderful weissbier and definitely something I'll head back to.

Photo of rootbeerman
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A:poured a tad heavy creating a fluffly huge two plus finger head. the body is a cloudy dark yellow-orange. also the head leave nice amount of lacing.

S: wheat malt, more banana and bubble gum than clove.
T: nice wheat malt sweetness. banana and bubble gum are nice, clove doesn't show as much if any it is very light.
M: seems almost foamy on the palate. high carbonation.
D: yet another bottle i try that i wish it was not a single. the bubble gum and banana being more prominent over clove is also a nice change.

Photo of blackc5
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy golden body with a dense creamy white head. Good retention, moderate lacing.

S - Wheat and clove dominate the aromas which I found a bit muted overall. Masks the banana.

T - Banana is much more forward in taste than smell, and this is a very nice hefe that checks all the boxes - banana, clove, nice bready wheat, and just a hint of bubblegum. Nicely made.

M - Light+ body with a good strong carbonation. No complaints here.

D - Very high overall, a well-crafted hefeweizen that I could drink any summer day. Still finding this on tap - perhaps time to switch it out for something more fall-like, but I can't complain as it is very tasty.

If it wasn't for the mild wheat-first aromas, I would put this right up there with the best.

Photo of largadeer
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt, 0.5L served in a weissbier glass. Cloudy yet bright golden amber and topped by a large frothy head, this is typical of the style but looks excellent.

The aroma highlights the breadiness of malted wheat and the spiciness of the yeast. Clove and white pepper come through strongly, while fruitiness is a bit more reserved.

Taste and texture is where this beer excels. Dry and spicy with a light but substantial bready malt backbone, this is delicious. Lots of clove and pepper spiciness leads into a clean finish that leaves only a touch of breadiness lingering on the tongue. This isn't as fruity as many hefeweizens, the yeast really highlights the spicy phenols rather than the banana-like notes you'd expect.

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
92 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.