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

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1,440 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 63
Gots: 85 | 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:
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(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001)
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Photo of civilizedpsycho
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep gold color that is perfectly cloudy. Has a very nice, thick head that hangs around for a while.

Smell: Has a decently strong banana aroma with just a slight hint of clove just for good measure.

Taste: Strong wheat backbone. The banana flavor, while present, isn't as strong as in other hefeweizens. Quite smooth and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Fair body from the yeast.

Drinkability: Excellent. I love this style and I love this beer. Good stuff.

civilizedpsycho, May 02, 2010
Photo of bsp77
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit Weizen/Pint hybrid.

Appearance: Very cloudy light orange with a moderate white head that lasts awhile. Nice lacing.

Smell: Cloves, slightly tart wheat, and mild banana.

Taste: Major cloves upfront, with wheat malt and a touch of banana - slightly tart overall. The cloves carry through to the end of each sip and beyond, with pepper and lemon as well.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light to medium body, exceedingly dry.

Drinkability: Great German Hefeweizen that is very dry and just tart enough to be extra refreshing. This has to be one of the ideal lawnmower beers.

bsp77, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of keithmurray
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bottle poured into a chalice

apprearance is a hazy orange colour

aroma is a bit faint, but i can detect wheat, citrus

taste - this is nice - floral,wheat, citrus (lemons), fruits (peaches)

mouthfeel - light bodied, good carbonation, smooth on the way down the hatch, good aftertaste, what a refreshing beverage

Drinkability - these go down so easy and the ABV allows you to easily throw back three or four in one siting and not be in too bad a shape

A high quality hefe that is at the head of the class for the style

keithmurray, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of NA1NSXR
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Typical hefeweizen look but with a more robust head and gushing carbonation in the glass.

Smell - Heavy on that banana/fruity smell.

Taste - Sweet. Mostly the banana/fruity flavor. Lightly wheaty finish. This is almost ideal in my book for a hefeweizen, but I'd probably prefer a bigger wheat finish. The flavor is best when the sedimentary mix is there, so its best right after the pour and loses some of its charm as the beer settles down.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and not prickly compared to the look.

Drinkability - This is very good and is easily in the top tier for the style. It is most like the Franziskaner in character....on the sweeter, fruitier side of the style.

NA1NSXR, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of morebeergood
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered a bottle ($7) at Regal Beagle in Brookline. Served with a Hacker hefe glass, and poured correctly by the waiter. Medium orange shaded color. Not as much of a head as I would expect for a hefeweizen. Bit of a let down there. Smell was definitely a burst of cloves and banana. Taste was quite good: lots of yeast and malt and clove flavor. Mouthfeel was good but seemed to be a bit less silky than other hefes I have enjoyed. Easily drinkable and paired well with my meal. Maybe not the best hefe I have had in a while, but still a quality example of the style.

morebeergood, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This stuff is one of the prettiest looking beers out there. Golden orange and murky...but in a good way. Lighter than a lot of other wheat beers (but not clearer). The murkiness hides the loads of carbonation. A ton of foam, more so than most beers I've seen. On that note, be careful opening the bottle...

Smell: I agree with most people who say it smells like bananas and cloves. Also a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg. It's a strong smell, maybe weird for some, but definitely a good one.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Zero hops. The heavy carbonation can be a bit weird and so can the taste if you are not used to stronger beers like this. Despite this, I love the feel. Definitely tastes like banana bread, something that gives it a bit of maltiness I think. Actually, it would probably make a good substitution for water when baking real banana bread, but that would be an expensive waste of a good beer.

Drinkability: Honestly, after a couple of these you might need a break to clear the palate. Overall though it's an awesome beer to sit down and enjoy.

Overall: While this is a bit more expensive than other wheat beers, it tastes nothing like Blue Moon or Bud Light Golden Wheat. From what I know, these hefeweizens come across a lot like this one, as opposed to Belgian witbiers. Hacker-Pschorr is a good beer to drink when it's a bit cold out and when springs on the way!

tjsdomer2, Apr 10, 2010
Photo of bushbeer75
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz brown bottle poured into a Weihenstephaner Hefe glass

Hacker Pschorr Weisse poured a cloudy and murky gold color displaying a huge white bubbly head that held well...a classic looking Hefe. The aroma was dominated by clove and banana with light lemon hiding in the background. The flavor starts with clove and is followed by banana and light yeast. Mouth feel is medium dominated by effervescent carbonation.

Hacker Pschorr Weisse is a great thirst quenching Hefe as all classic Hefes' should be.
A solid German Hefe Weisse that is welcome at my home anytime of the year.

bushbeer75, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of Kylito87
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my roomies favorite Hefes! I just had to give it a shot myself. Heres We Goes!

Appearance- Burnt orangy amber color with a big puffy creamy white head that settles down into a one inch cap. Decent lacing.

Smell- Nice blend of wheat, clove, banana, and malty sweetness. It has that slight citrusy and coriander blend.

Taste- It has a very mellow wheaty spiciness to it. Nice crisp wheat and citrus notes stay on the tongue for a while.

Mouthfeel- Somewhat sticky. Medium body and carbonation make this beer seem to fit into the style. Definitely a smooth and creamy feel

Drinkability- I have not had too many Hefes but this one sticks out as one of the better ones that I have tried. Very drinkable. I feel like a sixpack wouldn't last me very long on a warm night. Not the pinnacle of the style but a formidable selection if you are trying the style for the first time.

Kylito87, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger wheat beer glass. No date on the bottle. Beer is yellow to orange with a lot of haze. Forms a thick white head of small and medium bubbles, mostly small, that falls away leaving a lot of lacing on the glass. Carbonation is high. Served with yeast.

Aroma is good but overall weak. Some banana esters, some wheat.

Beer is medium bodied and has a slight aftertaste. There's a solid wheat flavor and some nice fruit notes on the tongue. Drinkability is high and mouthfeel is OK to good. Could use some more midpalate character, but this is my style and I recommend and would drink this beer again.

drabmuh, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

0.5L bottle poured in an ordinary glass. Review nr. 69, significant number... :P Another one from the series "Reviewing beer in the train back home" (Season 1).

A: Orange hazy color. With a huge, dense and creamy head.
S: Cloves and banana first and also malt. Smooth.
T: Good. Spicy and, at the same time, very traditional weisse taste. Cloves and fruity banana first. Followed by a "bready" taste. Malt and wheat and a bit of yeasts in the end.
M: Pleasant. Very creamy beer: Full body. Medium carbonation. very light bitterness.
D: High. Delicious beer. Traditional German weisse with strong personality.

eduardolinhalis, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of DrDoitchbig
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I just got done finishing off the Russian interpretation of a Hefeweizen in Baltika #8 and I figured it would be a good idea to cap off the night with this Hacker-Pschorr to confirm the areas in which the Baltika lacked.

Appearance: The color is somewhere in between a straw yellow and amber. Poured with a decently sized two finger head that stuck around for about half of the glass and then faded down to just a collar.

Smell: The dominant smell seems to be clove, there's an overall spiciness that was completely lacking in the Baltika I just had. Following up the clove are some banana-esque aromas.

Taste: Following the smell the Hacker strikes a good balance between the spiciness of the clove and the fruity banana tones. They complement each other very well. After the two dominant tones there is some apparent yeast and just the faintest hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to borderline full bodied. Kind of surprised here, this is richer and more creamy than most wheat beers I've had. Nice crisp finish, highly enjoyable.

Drinkability: As I mentioned this beer to me strikes a very good balance between it's sweeter fruity side and the spicy, yeasty side. It's definitely a solid Hefeweizen and has inspired me to further explore the catagory.

Overall I pretty much said it all in drinkability. Based on the strengths of this brew I will definitely be picking up some more Hefeweizens. It'll be a nice departure from the big beers I usually set my sights on.

DrDoitchbig, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of wheatyweiss
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 25 ounce bottle into a weiss glass.

Pours a medium apricot with a generous could and a frothy thick, rich head with decent lasting power. Average for a hefe.

Aroma is wheat and weiss yeast. Astringent band-aid aromas with a slight hop hint. Coriander and a little lemon

Flavor is wheaty malt, crisp with a nice citrus zest rider. Sweetness of honey and spices ride the middle. Black licorice and bitter rind. Finishes clean but sweet, crisp.

Mouthfeel is decent, medium with a nice amount of carbonation .

Drinkability is very good. A flavorful beer that is infinitely sessionable.

As traditional as a hefe can get.

wheatyweiss, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of seand
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thick foamy white head. Some amount of head retains, and leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Almost like Belgian-style spices, yeasty and sweet with banana notes.

T: Sweet and pleasant, some yeast, but a relatively simple flavor profile.

M: Medium body, fairly carbonated, some near chewiness and a nicely dry finish. Works pretty well over all, if a touch high on the carbonation.

D: Drinks quite easily -- I'd probably have another if I had one on hand.

seand, Feb 05, 2010
Photo of washburnkid
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a weizen.

A: A lovely burnt tangerine hue; the head is beige and fills up the weizen glass beautifully. Very hazy, good retention, and deliciously frothy lace.
S: Coriander, spices, ripe citrus and zest, hints of vanilla. This smells so amazing.
T: Oranges and coriander dominate. Refreshing crisp wheat. The malt seems slightly toasted, which is a nice touch. Tang at the very tail end of the sip. This is what I expect in a hefe.
M: Fitting medium to high carbonation. Medium body and good residuals.
D: Nothing makes me happier than having a 12oz bottle of weisse fill up a .5L glass. It fills me up with happiness. :) What an incredible beer. An easy weizen favorite!

washburnkid, Jan 18, 2010
Photo of icetraxx
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my third time having this beer.

A: Pours a nicely hazy, almost opaque, pale hay color. The pour produces a 4-5 finger head that fizzles down to a one finger head by the time you finish the beer. The head is extremely rich and creamy. This is the best looking beer of the style that I have had and may be one of the best looking beers I've ever seen. There is some lacing, but not too much, I feel this does not distract from the fact this has a virtually perfect appearance for the style.

S: Clove is dominate, but the other complexities of the smell are completely lost due to the lack of aroma in this beer.

T: The flavors seem unusually muted compared to the on-tap version of this beer. Clove is very noticeable with banana lingering on the after-taste, malt is the dominating character in the flavor of this beer. There is a nice muted tart sensation and the slightest tingle of crisp dryness on the finish. Hops are muted, but thankfully not missing. The yeasty characters of this beer are muted compared to other examples of this style. I feel this beer also lacks the "heartiness" of other examples of this style. Complexities are missing.

M: Starchy and rather thick for the style, on par with Weihenstephan yet the creamy head gives this beer a mouthfeel advantage over others.

D: Extremely high, extremely refreshing. I could put away a "big gulp" of this!

O: A relatively available weisse that won't blow you away, but it doesn't quite come up short. This beer could be a great gateway Hefeweizen to entice your palate to try more flavorful (yet usually more expensive) beers of the style. Expect better things to come out of the tap than in the bottle.

icetraxx, Jan 16, 2010
Photo of WeezyBoPeep
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What an unexpected surprise this one was. Poured from a bottle into an Allagash tulip glass.

A: Gorgeous cloudy gold with amber hues. A big, off-white creamy head.

S: Malt, wheat, toasted bananas, apple juice and a faint note of fresh orange peel. Smells complex.

T: Starts out with lemons and finishes with apples. In between we have lots of wheat, toasted bananas and citrus. A light alcohol burn in the finish produces an almost "numbness" in the back of the mouth.

D: A beer you sip and enjoy. For an entire evening.

Value: Excellent. I picked up a six pack for $8.99. This beer is on par with Belgians that cost twice that. Go Germany!

WeezyBoPeep, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful cloudy peach hef color with a nice white head that lingers unusually well for the style and leaves ok lacing.

Nose is mostly a straight up nostril raping of big bavarian banana bubble gum badassness. Huge wheat yeast, and slight clove spice are prominent.

Taste follows. Excellent german hef. Humungous wheat yeast flavors of banana and bubble gum mix well with subtle hints of clove and a mild dryness. The finish is nice and crisp without being too thin, and the aftertaste lingers for quite some time. Excellent.

Mouthfeel is damn close to ideal, if anything its ever so slightly too viscous. Nice medium high carbonation, and a great medium dryness.

As far as drinkability is concerned, this one has all the sessionability of a good hefeweizen. Could easily put away a few of these 500ml bottles and still be able to slap my belly and rub my head at the same time.

Overall, an excellent example of the style, and a very tasty hef. Definitely going to invest in a few more bottles of this as i will likely finish the three i bought tonight within the next couple hours. If you're looking to introduce someone to real hefeweizen, or just want to session some on your own, you can't go wrong with this one. Great price too. Great beer.

AKBelgianBeast, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of TheHammer
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nice cloudy orange with yellow notes that boasts a great deal of carbonation and a thumbs worth of head. The head sustained quite well, but sadly did not lace.

Smell: Banana smell dominates the nose, but only just barely as grain a wheat malt make and appearance with only the barest hint of cloves. Something however smells off, as an almost seltzer like quality seems to be present.

Taste: Starts with fairly tame wheat malt that is quickly turns to a banana flavor with notes of clove which progress through the beer as a citrus end eases the beer away nicely.

Mouthfeel: There is way too much carbonation going on with this beer and seems to hamper it a bit. It does transition well enough, but there is little in the way of aftertaste, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Drinkability: Yeah, this stuff would be great during the summer. Sweet but not too sweet, light, refreshing and goes down smoothly. The only issue is the excessive carbonation, which means the beer doesn't quite sit right.

Final Thoughts: All in all, a fairly good and well rounded Hefe. There are certainly better ones out there, but you certainly could do worse. The carbonation needs to be reigned in a little bit.

TheHammer, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of Haybeerman
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy orange color. Poured a 2 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention. Laced in thin rings.

S: Wheat malt, bananas and clove.

T: Wheat malt an dwet grains. Light colored fruits and citrus. Clove spice. Evenly bitter finish.

M: Medium body. MEdium carbonation. A fruity, buttery flavor lingered in the bitter finish.

D: Solid Weisse. Very drinkable.

Haybeerman, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of NicholasCasber
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer poured an amazing cloudy orange. Left a brilliantly solid head, which lasted nearly the whole drink.

S: Smelled of a traditional wheat bier, very grainy, very rough, very bright. I feel the smell doesn't really showcase the taste that is about to come.

T: While most Weiss's are very strong and very harsh, this tended to provide that rough, fresh taste of grain that I was looking for, but finished smooth, and brilliant as a matter of fact.

M: This was a very full bodied bier for a weisse, which, was more than welcome. Left a buttery, and delicious flavor on the aftertaste.

D: While a decent drink, still not my favorite, but not horrible. As Weisse's go, so far one of my favorites.

Overall, I feel that this beer would be something that I could sit down, with a few rounds, and watch a soccer match, and just relax. Cheers.

NicholasCasber, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of rtepiak
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great form. one of the milder sweet hefs. wonderful head and color of creamy cloudy yellow/orange yellow. nose is a bit sweet of banana and clove. for a bottle still quite refreshing and dry. crisp for a bottle. sweet but not overly so. very delicate marzipan even. banana is mild. clove and apple is nice. floral finish that cleans the palate.

rtepiak, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of atis
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy light copper with large and dense off white head, sticky and dense patchy lacing. Aroma is cloves, fresh bread, some banana.

Taste is spicy wheat, followed by spicy and light sweet fruit, mostly banana and some citrus. The taste is quite complex, but on more on the milder side. Mouthfeel is smooth light-medium with moderate carbonation.

Simply excellent and one of my favourite Hefeweizens, I always buy a couple of these whenever I am in Germany.

atis, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of bashiba
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy orange/yellow with a very thin white head with no retention or lacing to speak of.

The smell was light and lemony with a touch of bubblegum.

The flavor is a bit lemony with a light slightly sweet banana yeast flavor with a mild wheat backbone.

The mouthfeel was light and slightly slick.

Easy enough to drink, a very light and mild hefe.

bashiba, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of illidurit
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Hazy yellowish gold with a thick, dense white head. Aroma is fresh bread, bananas, citrus and clove. Flavor is bananas and lighter citrus with a wheaty twang, vanilla, and clove. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than the best hefeweizens. Nice depth, easy to drink. Good beer.

illidurit, Nov 02, 2009
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A perennial favourite. 500ml bottle from the LCBO, poured into a weizenbier glass.

A very attractive opaque dark gold brew, leaves about an inch thick head that manages to hang on for most of the session.

Smell is wonderful: honey and butterscotch are dominant, followed by citrus, banana, spices and flowers.

The taste is what I've come to expect from a quality hefe: banana, malt, a bit of a bitter kick near the finish. Mouthfeel is medium thickness, good carbonation which leaves a gentle bite at the finish.

A first rate hefe, great for a session.

JohnnyBarman, Oct 22, 2009
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