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

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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 69
Gots: 137 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Photo of ChopperSmith
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy deep orange with big creamy foam head that formed to a peak and receded slowly, leaving great sticky lacing.

Smell: Slightly sweet. Banana and clove in the yeast is readily apparent. Smells like a good Hefe should.

Taste: Sweet yeast and wheat are the stars here. It's simple, but Hacker-Pschorr does it to perfection. The yeast has all the things that are great about the Hefe phenols...clove, bubblegum and banana. The wheat gives it a great sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium with great smoothness and creaminess. Perfect carbonation.

Drinkability: Very tasty. Not a "perfect" Hefe, like the Weihenstephaner, but very close. Can't go wrong with the Hacker-Pschorr Hefe.

Photo of Long813
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

BBF: 03.12 , L 07516

A: Pours a beautiful cloudy yellow body with four fingers of white frothy head in a weizen glass. Retention is good with blotchy lacing.

S: Strong notes of cloves and wheat with a interesting spice.

T: Light in flavour, consisting of wheat, clove and banana. Hard to pick out a lot of the flavours though.

M: Light bodied with low carbonation. Texture is very smooth with a faint aftertaste.

O: Mouthfeel is great, but the flavour is very pale and lackluster.

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

Poured from a 500ml bottle.

Appearance: A hazy golden yellow, pours with a good white head that dissipates fast, leaves some lacing.

Smell: Smell is primarily clove and wheat. No bananas that are common from Hefeweizens

Taste: Wheaty bread, lemon, mild hop bitterness, clove, hints of caramel.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, high carbonation, mostly smooth mouthfeel

Overall: Pretty good, but there are a few Hefeweizens that I think are better than this.

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

Grabbed this in a mixed six pack a few weeks ago, finally getting around to trying it.

Poured into my favorite Weizen glass. Great looking beer, an opaque light orange color. I got a good 2 fingers of fluffy head that leaves a small cap on the surface, and minimal lacing. A bit more fruity than most Hefe's, but that's necessarily a bad thing! The nose is big on the wheat, very yeasty, bubble gum, bannana, pears. The fruit seems to really show on the tongue - some citrus upfront, which leads way to the wheat, clove, bannana.

Medium bodied, with adequate carbonation for the style - very refreshing! Nothing better than a good Hefeweizen in the summer months and this is a great example. Definitely something I would drink again.

Photo of Northsider
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in bottle from Jewel. Appearance is awesome, I love the appearance of hefes. Color is clouded yellow, very white head that lasts forever. Smell is fruity and full of banana.

Taste is amazing! Bananas, gum...fruity and sweet. Not bitter at all. Mouthfeel is almost creamy.

Not sure what else this brewery does, but this one is solid! Another great hefeweizen beer that is easily available in my area.

Photo of mocktm
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fadeley's Deli Pub in Patchogue, NY. What more can really be said about this beer? A classic...

Pours a hazy orangish hue with plenty of sediment and a tremendous fluffy white head. Doesn't get much better than this. Simply sets the standards for a Hefe.

Nose is full of wheat aromas balanced out perfectly by some very slight lemony hop citrus. Of course the yeast is also very much present as well, dishing out its banana, clove goodness.

Taste shows why this beer has stood the tests of time thus far. Sweet biscuit complemented by lots of banana, bubblegum and moderate spice up front. This is balanced out perfectly by just the slightest amount of tangy citrus in the back end.

Mouthfeel is a tad bit light, but still thoroughly enjoyable. Give the glass a quick swish around to get the carbonation working before you drink to garner a bit more creaminess.

Overall, a great and reliable brew that I can pretty much drink all night. An ideal and widely available session beer, but please don't fruit it. Cheers!

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

11.2 oz into a snifter...an old favorite of mine, one of the first beers I ever drank regularly because when I was underage there was an Asian grocery store that didn't card me but for some reason they didn't carry any of the piss-water beers I was familiar with from high school and I just kind of gravitated to this beer for some reason over Tsingtao and whatever else they had. It could be justified that this beer deserves straight 5s, since it is essentially the living definition of its style. I'll restrain myself though (a little).

Appearance is perfect. Cloudy yellow body with a vigorous spritzy head. It is simply perfect, it can't get any better for the style. Aroma is heavy wheat sharpness balanced by barley and hops, with a huge and wonderful yeast character. Taste follows through with a generous wheat sharpness and fruitiness without sweetness. Wonderful. Mouthfeel almost deserves a perfect score here too, excellent. Overall, this is a classic among classics, probably one of the oldest beer recipes brewed in the world today. Everyone should drink this brew.

Photo of wahhmaster
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, brownish-orange color. Has a large, rocky head that dissipates slowly and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Smells of wheat, citrus, and some spices.

Taste: Mildly bitter up front, it develops a crisp, wheaty flavor towards the back with some citrus and spice flavors. Not the most flavorful German hefeweizen I've had but that could be because it's bottle and imported.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and a little flat but still enjoyable.

Overall: While Hacker-Pschorr certainly isn't my favorite of Munich's historic breweries (if you can't tell from my avatar, I'm partial to Paulaner), there really is nothing like a traditional Bavarian hefeweizen. I think this one suffers a bit from the travel across the ocean but it's still thoroughly enjoyable and great for this time of year.

Photo of Stocean1
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured from a 500 ml bottle into a wine glass - not much head (surprise) one finger that quickly reduced - no laciness - hazy orange colour - like a light apple cider

S - lots of banana, cloves, and some citrus and of course wheat

T - bananas, cloves, some orange, malty up front and a little bitter in the afterstaste (mild) nicely balanced really quite good (and cheap)

M - more carbonation in the mouth than the pour -plenty of body (medium) for the style - I like this as much as the Scheider version and a little cheaper

O - No corona, brava etc with lime for this man this summer - it's Hefeweizen time!!

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice cloudy deep gold color with solid, foamy, lasting head

Not a ton working on the nose other than citrus, orange peel, wheat

Flavored mostly on the front end with a mild soft finish. Obvious orange and citrus flavors, deep wheat with a little sweetness.

Smooth mouthfeel. Subtle wheat aftertaste

Overall I think its solid typical German Wheat Beer. Not too complex but very drinkable, especially coming up on summer.

Photo of angusdegraosta
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sometimes I wonder what a really good-looking beer is supposed to look like, then I come across something like this, and I understand. The Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse has such an intriguing opaque golden orange appearance. The smell is almost as fun, especially if not overly chilled. I have been comparing wheat styles, which range from a classic complexity (Weihenstephaner) to mild and appealing (Schneider). This beer is not overwhelmingly in your face, but that makes drinking it much easier. A smooth, sessionable party beer with good carbonation and mild tang - very nicely balanced. Highly recommended.

Photo of
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy orange with a huge creamy white head. The head really is impressive; frothy and smooth, actually rising above the rim of the glass, and with amazing retention.

Smell - Big aromas of banana and clove with a little malty wheat and something vaguely earthy in the background.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and creamy. Coats the tongue.

Taste - Soft bubble gum/banana upfront with a bit of spice and a subtle tang. Refreshing and full-flavoured at the same time.

Photo of OlRasputin989
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into patented Boston Lager glass...

A: pours a hazy old gold with a thick cap of white foam. leaves a thin cap after the head settles.

S: spicy: pepper, clove, cinnamon. banana, original bubble gum, white bread crust, and a sweet, candy bar-like honeyed nougat aroma. bold and delicate at the same time.

T: very spicey upfront, very breadsy, with clove and banana coming through, just a hint of lemon peel, and a dusty, earthy flavor.

S: medium body for stlye. low carbonation and the wheat texture give the impression of creaminess. the spiciness of this one gives the tongue a nice tingle as it fades into the dusty dry finish.

Overall, not much I can say that hasn't already been said. Simply a classic.

Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from ?

Not as good as its darker companion, but still a good brew. Poured a hazy golden, with a large white head that recedes fairly well eventually to a thin layer. Banana bread and citrus on the nose. Crisp citrus hop taste, with banana and some light fruits, and a bit of spice. Semi-metallic aftertaste. Light to medium mouthfeel, and pretty drinkable, but a little harsh to my palate.

Photo of Magpie14
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: clouded banana yellow and soft orange with a creamy bone white sticky icky cap. Plenty of invigorating bubbles moving. Great look and very refreshing to the eye. A massive curtain of white coats my glass

S: nose is slightly grassy, minty, wheaty and banana-like. Mild spice wafts as well. A go to brew/standard for the style

T: flavors are soothing and delicious. Very enjoyable flavors of banana wheat pancake tones. Ever so soft clove and nutmeg spiciness offers just the right contrast. Some mild bubblegum, yeast, honey, and sugar notes round things out

M: soft and smooth on the way down. What is most interesting is the understated fuzzy carbonation of the beer. Easy to sip, gulp, and slam. All Hefeweizens should be like this

O: for the style, absolute greatness. Always welcome whenever or where ever I can get it

Photo of letsgopens
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap here at the Wexford Ale House in Wexford, PA. Pours a moderately cloudy gold color with a thick cap of snow-white foam. Holds its shae well with some faint, stickly lacing.

Lots of traditional Hefe character in nose. German yeast esters mixed with sweet, wheaty grain. Notes of banana, fresh-cut grass and mild clove. Sweet, buttered bread and wildflower honey.

More sweet and floral, orange blossom character in the flavor along with toasty, buttered biscuit. Lots of pleasant German yeast notes; again banana and grass along with even milder clove. All the elements of, what I consider to be, an excellent representation of the style.

Clean and only semidry with a lingering yeast feel on the palate. Moderate carbonation and a medium body for the style. A great summer staple.

Photo of axeman9182
3.32/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle, poured into a standard shaped Hacker Pschorr weizen glass.

Hacker Pschorr Weiss pours a completely hazy orange, and with its three fingers of white foam serving as a crown it just fills the glass. Retention is pretty good, but lacing is fairly spotty. The nose is very clove heavy, with some banana also present. There's also a touch of vanilla sweat sweetness, but it's very much in the background,. The yeasty phenols take a bit too much of a backseat to grain flavors though when push comes to shove. The same clove-banana balance that's found in the nose is present, but it's overshadowed by bread and wheat sweetness. It's far too malt centric, whereas I tend to look for my hefeweizens to derive most of their flavors from yeast byproducts. The body is appropriately light and agile for the style, but the carbonation is a bit much, and the result is too much of a spritzy sensation. Hacker Pschorr Weiss wasn't a chore to drain from its glass, but it was also clearly not on the same level as some other hefe offerings.

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

Cloudy pale orange colour, big dense, fluffy white head, good lace. Smell is of banana, yeasty bread, bubble gum, malt comes through, slight citrus, mildly hoppy. Taste is of banana, clove, spicy yeast, fresh bread, bubble gum and lightly bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite light, slightly watery and aggressive carbonation that work well. This was better than I remember, really refreshing and will have again for sure, the mouthfeel is the only weak spot of this brew really.

Photo of ramseye4
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Hefeweizen glass.
A=A beautiful cloudy, hazy, golden orange that looks beautiful in its unfiltered glory. Two finger head that slowly trickles down into a one finger head that stays the rest of the way down the glass, solid rings of lacing as well.
S=A bit of spicy close and wheat, some subtle bubblegum-like sweetness, banana and bread.
T=Not as stellar as the aroma, but still tasty. Clove, wheat, yeast,banana. Very straightforward.
M=Medium bodied and spicy
O=The appearance and aroma are the highlights, but its still a solid beer overall.

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

12 ounce bottle poured into wheat beer glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange with golden edges, 2 fingers of off-white head that dies quick.

Smell - Banana and lots of it followed by yeast with a bit of clove, a strong scent on this one.

Taste - Banana bread, the spices are there but not as powerful as most hefeweizens. Taste is slightly more mild than I'd like as well as it died down after the first few swigs.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied good carbonation and as smooth as any hefeweizen should be and just as refreshing.

Overall - A good example of the style but still not the best. I feel that they could pack a stronger flavor into this. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

Photo of Reaper16
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served into a weissbier glass

Pours a golden poppy shade of yellow with a moderate yeast haze. You can clearly make out the carbonation that screams up to the top of the pour. Only about one finger, very slightly more at its apex, of sterling white head forms. Lacing is a thick wall around the circumference of the glass. This is a textbook example of how a Hefeweizen should look.

Zippy, lemony wheat malt meets aromas of whole wheat bread. This is very wheat-driven, as it should be. The esters provide the mandatory banana bread aromas. There's less clove in this beer than in most other Hefeweizens. But beyond the standard Hefe aromas, Hacker-Pschorr brings some complexity to the table. There's a spritz of fresh-squeezed lemon, some table sugar and most interestingly a flush of ginger powder. It's rounded out with some very light plastic packaging scents, presumably from phenols. Very nice.

This beer doesn't show the same complexity on the palate. It's a very straightforward Hefe: lemonade, honey-wheat bread, banana-flavored Runts. The finish is all lemon and distant clove. There isn't much to say about it beyond that. It tastes like you expect it to taste. I can say that it is has very good balance between lemon and ester.

The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but not exceptional. It seems a little thinned out at first, but it slowly bulks up with carbonation if you swish it around in your mouth. Despite the thinness, it has a pleasing heft during the swallow.

If Drinkability were still one of the scoring categories here on BeerAdvocate then this beer would score a 5.0. But now the category is "Overall," and this is a good-but-not-great example of the Hefeweizen style. Super drinkable, and a great Summer beer to help beat the heat (or, if you live in the South like I do, a great Spring beer).

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

A: The pour is the typically turbid golden orange color with a two finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

S: Lots of banana on the nose along with wheat and a lot of bready notes. There is a touch of lemon and citrus zest. Cloves are present, but not overly intense. There is a little bit of white pepper, too.

T: Not quite as good of a flavor. Sweet bread and wheat are dominant. The banana is somewhat subdued and there is only a little bit of clove. Some light citrus is also present.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: Good hefeweizen, but I think their Oktoberfest is better.

Photo of secondtooth
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden, with a huge (almost overflowing) head that dissipates quickly, thankfully. Little to no lace here.

Delectable nose - ripe banana, orange, the pungent spice.

Flavor is full, spicy, and rich. Perfect mix of tangy fruit, yeast, and spice.

This one's packed with flavor and complexity, and remains a definitive hefeweizen. Will buy again!

Photo of JohnnyP3
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5L swing-top bottle picked up for me from somewhere in Germany. Freshness date of September 2011. Pours a lovely hazy gold with a generous white fluffy head that is easily 2 fingers wide. Gradually simmers down some. Some sediment floating in the beer, which is expected for this style. One of the most appealing Hefeweizens I have had the pleasure to look at.

Smell is an enticing aroma of banana, clove, pepper and mixed nuts.

The taste is quite pleasing and mirrors the nose. Tastes like a slice of banana nut bread with some hints of lemon. Not quite as spicy in the taste as I thought it might be, but respectable nonetheless.

Mouthfeel is very smooth as far as the flavor goes, but punctuated with some lively carbonation. Overall a solid offering and a great spring/summer refresher.

Photo of flipper2gv
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Real hazy yellow colored brew. Really big cream white head, looks creamy. Retention is phenomenal for the ABV and lacing is ok.

S: Really strong smelling brew. Really sweet upfront: brown sugar, banana bread and peach. Obviously banana is the main player here with nuts and spices like: cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Some what of a vanilla ice cream smell to it too.

T: Really good again. Banana is again the main player. It is there with a strong nutty taste with cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Something I didn't notice in the smell was the light lemony twist that is typical to most wheat beers. Brown sugar is still there with the vanilla ice cream. Some light barnyard funk.

M: Quite light feeling beer but it is so creamy and full in the mouth. It is similar in the feel to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier in the feel.

O: This is the second best Hefeweizen I ever had, just before the obvious Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Really awesome brew and considering it cost only 2.75$ here makes it even more awesome. Just lack the WOW factor to get a 5 somewhere.

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