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

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Ratings: 1,539
Reviews: 734
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 72
Gots: 148 | FT: 0
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Germany

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

Imported from my ratebeer.com profile - FEB 2, 2008

500 ml bottle. Pours yellow-orange with particulates. Not much head, almost no visible carbonation, and goes down pretty watery... maybe I got a bad bottle. Smells of citrus, wheat, yeast, and perhaps some other fruit notes. Tastes first of fruity citrus then finishes with a more dry, wheat flavor. Not my favorite of this style, it’s not bad either. Would like to try this on tap.

Photo of jtingue
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weisen glass.

Appearance- Pours a hazy light amber. 3 fingers of head quickly dissipates to about a half a finger.

Smell- At first there is a strong aroma of bread dough, which is followed by clove from the yeast. Slight presence of tart fruit, overall very sweet though.

Taste- Surprisingly tart right up front. Very different yeast character than other hefes I've had. Tartness returns, and some bitterness is added which combines with a bready malt undertone. The finish is very clean with a slight clove yeast flavor lingering.

Mouthfeel- Very interesting transition here, up front there is a nice medium body, though it thins out as the carbonation dissipates. Makes the beer very drinkable.

This one surprised me, very different from some of my favorite hefeweisens. My palate is confusing tartness and bitterness in this brew, though both are an interesting presence in a hefe.

Photo of cbutova
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours out a cloudy apricot-amber hue into my glass. A creamy textured head forms to a nice size and retains well. Random webs of lace.

S- Malty and banana filled with a side of wheat. Clove is a bit more subdued than other hefes. Slight citrus and floral. Overall strength is decent for the style.

T- Citrus and banana jump out at me initially followed by a good dose of yeast, wheat and clove. Somewhat spicy and floral as well. Hints of sweetness and raisins.

MF- Very creamy and silky, like a whipped foam. Carbonation is high but caresses the palate.

Very solid brew, better than most American examples of the style and comparable to many German ones. Light and crisp, refreshing.

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay, this is the beer that started it all for me. Not only did it introduce me to German wheat beers, but it also set me on the righteous path of beer-love in general.

Poured into a Hacker-Pschorr Hefeweizen glass with a spectacular rocky head. Cloudy and deep amber to yellow-orange in color with a steady stream of bubbles rushing from the bottom up. Head is well-retained to the last drop.

Wheat and clove in the nose with hints of orange and lemon.

Taste yields a brisk bite of citrus and mild hops up front with a malty banana bread flavor in the middle. Finishes wheaty and dry with hints of butterscotch and nutmeg. Medium-bodied with nice carbonation.

A beautiful example of the style. Just as delectable as I remember.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Weizen glass. Pours a cloudy honey orange color. Little darker than the other hefe's I've been having today. Nice white head and lacing.

Aroma is different. Maltier than other hefes. Not much clove and stuff like the others.

Taste is similar. Wheaty but subdued clove and hefe flavors. More malty.

Mouthfeel is higher carb than others. Bit more malty.

Overall I like other weizens more than this. It's ok though.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mild haze with a orange/golden color. Frothy white head

S: citrus dominates the taste. Little malty. Cloves and light banana notes.

T: orange up front and on the back end with little wheat and bready in between.

M: light bodied. Mild carbonation. Smooth.

O: this is a popular member of its category. Refreshing. Goes well with the summer heat.

Photo of dhannes
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought at a liquor store in mid-June, this bottle had a "best by" date of July, 2011. Poured cold into a Sam Adams perfect pint on 7/04/11 and paired with sausage and onion pizza.

A=Pleasant, dark yellow...very inviting. Slight cloudy presence that was actually a bit less than expected.

S=Wheat and hops present.

T=First, I typically don't like weisse beers and have not had any within the past year or so. That said, this beer started refreshing light, with just a hint of wheat. After about an hour break, I returned to the beer and found the wheat taste more present, along with another flavor (clove?).

M=Good body, very little carbonation.

O=A must try, especially if you like weisse beers.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark amber- a bit darker than most hefes, primarily from the heavy yeast sediment. Smells of bananas, a bit nutty, and with an underlying breadiness. A bit richer than most hefes as well in the nose. The taste is a bit more gentle, with lots of lemon citrus, some breadiness, and lesser amounts of banana. Light on the clove at first, but it builds until clove becomes the predominant flavor on the finish without being overwhelming. Nicely integrated flavors, a bit of spicy sweetness on the end. Substantial, creamy, and smooth, rather than crisp. Very nice.

Photo of Bestuurder
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This wheat was consumed from a standar 50cl bottle into a standard pint glass, resulting in a cloudy bright yellow gold color with a one-inch thick 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.

The aroma was all banana, esters, bubblegum, and a hint of clove and mandarin. A bit too muted for my taste and there was a very slight sulfur note in there that I thought was out of place.

Taste of wheat and malty sweetness up front with a lot of esters alongside banana, clove, and spice. Nothing over the top - well balanced and tasty.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with a crisp and distinctive mouthfeel.

In terms of drinkability, I would consider this one of my favorite hefeweizens and certainly a classic. I think I prefer this to many Canadian?American made hefeweizens, but not as much as I appreciate the turly better and authentic German brews.

Photo of Allpe45
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a weizen glass

Appears cloudy bright orange with a large white head, great retention, bits of lacing.

Smells like yeasty cloves and banana, wheat and some citrus.

Tastes like citrus and banana up front, some malt and wheaty sweetness, followed by a spicy yeast finish

Light bodied with medium carbonation, fuzzy/prickly mouthfeel, crisp and dry finish.

No of flavors, traditional, full of taste. A great representation of the style.

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

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