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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,474 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,474
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 65
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 kbutler1
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a slightly hazed yellow color with a nice 2 finger fluffy white head. Nice aroma of banana, clove, wheat, and slight malt. Slight grassy, sweet, clove, and banana taste. Lingering sweet biscuit flavor that carries on for a while. A very easy drinking beer but nothing overally special either. Medium mouthfeel.

kbutler1, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: cloudy orange hue with a smashingly huge 4+ finger soft white head. Retention is inconveniently good; I want to start drinking! This is basically a prototypical hefeweizen look. Just grand.

Smell: slightly sweet wheaty aroma with a nice clove component. Quite good, although it's not my favorite.

Taste: tasty wheat flavor with a fair bit of breadiness. Fruity and clovey characteristics are both present, but pretty mild. Not bad at all, although I like the fruitiness of a Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner a little more than this. Still a damn tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: light-medium body with a darn good carbonation. A decent amount of cream to this one, even if it doesn't have all that much heft.

Drinkability: a tasty, quaffable hefeweizen. As I said, not my favorite, but still a class-A beer.

flagmantho, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of RuudJH
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recommended to me, this Hacker-Pschorr... this one to conclude this year's explorations of the German hefe style.
0.5 l. bottle.

Big head on a orange golden beer, hazy, modest carbonation, but nice lacing in my hefe glass.
Smell clearly of banana-yeast. Sweet and pleasantly malty overall.
Taste is equal. Smooth and easy yeasty, malty and mildly spicy, with banana dominance.
Very drinkable, as a usual hefeweissbier, but it has real depth too: spice and banana, citrus and hops, yeast and malts. No real way to go wrong with this particular brew.

RuudJH, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of NODAK
2.78/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is a bit of citrus and banana woven together. Pretty dead on for style, if not a little muted.

A little bit of banana esters and clove spices are evident at the front of the beer, but they are fairly weak and don't add all that much to the flavor. Carbonation seems fairly high in this beer. There's a sweetness with a bit of an off flavor on the finish, which reminds me a bit of honey. No hops are detected in this beer.

As far as hefe's go, I've definitely had better. I can't color myself impressed with the muted tastes up front and the odd taste in the back.

NODAK, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of Strix
2.95/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden yellow, little head.

Wheaty and clovey, but smells a little artificial somehow.

Typical wheat, clove and banana. Heavy on the clove and kind of dense feeling.

Mouthfeel lacking a pop I associate with the style. Uncarbonated and syrupy.

Something was off for me on this one. Maybe it's been sitting around awhile at the bar?

Strix, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of eric5bellies
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Erdinger Weizen glass

A - Slight coppery honey clody lemon colour.A large head that laces and retains.

S - Slight lemon grainy wheat flavour with a predominant banana clove taste.

T - Really heavy wheat flavour that balances out the clove and banana, absolutely spot on.

M - Medium body a nd cabonation.Very creamy and smooth.

D - Has to equal the Andesher Heffe as the best that I have tried till now

eric5bellies, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of musicman575
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Already being a very simple, fresh wheat beer, being fresh on tap (and served with a slice of orange) made it all the mo' betta. The golden opacity and fluffy head of this brew foretold of its thickness. It's not heavily accented with other grains and spices like some other wheat beers, but it does have a very gentle finish.

I discovered Hacker Pschorr Weisse at Miller's Pub in Chicago, on the ground floor of the Palmer House Hilton. This beer made the entire trip worth it. Since then, I have found HPW in 24-ounce bottles at my local BevMo.

musicman575, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of BBP
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- Translucent mango colour with a very foamy head. Reminded me of desert topping.

S- Sweet malts, clove and banana, slight wheat and skunk.

T- Banana, cloves, and malt, and then a bunch more cloves.

M- Very creamy and smooth. Only felt slightly carbonated.

D- An alright beer. I think they emphasized the cloves far too much, and I think it's a big flaw. Aside from that it has some good characteristics. Won't be buying it again though.

BBP, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Near perfect for the style, orange-amber, cloudy with a persistent two-inch head.

S - A lot of semi-sweet wheat, some spicy esters, clove, but all balanced and subdued. No banana in the nose.

T - The taste is where the banana comes in. Nicely balanced. Dry and reserved for the style, but still fully flavored and enjoyable.

M - Crisp and refreshing, squarely in the medium-bodied range.

D - I like. Very quaffable.

ktrillionaire, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of cnally
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This pours a fantastic pumpkin orange with a sparkling silver white head. Awesome.

Aroma is a fantastic spicy malt, floral an sweet all the same.

Flavor is a blast of spice, a very caramel malt. You knowe how there are hop bombs? This is a clove bomb. Finsishes yeasty and slightly sour. Yum.

Frothy and creamy mouthfeel, sticky and even.

This was further confirmation that hefes are awesome, but this is a great example of a style I am beginning to truly love.

cnally, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of WhiteOak
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, hazy amber with a finely-foamed white head.

S - The requisite hefe banana and clove notes were quite subdued, unfortunately. Mostly smells of malt, wheat.

T - Light, fresh slightly-sweet malt up front -- straightforward and unispiring. But the thin finish falls off too quickly, leaving only a hollow sourness and a hint of hops. I can only compare this to the complex finish of the Weihenstephaner which is sweet, sour, spicy, fruity, and long and lingering.

M, D - Light, sadly too light bodied. Good CO2 level. Drinkable, but with nowhere near the level of satisfaction provided by Weihenstephaner & Franziskaner.

WhiteOak, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of trbergman
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy amber-gold with an inch of fluffy off-white head. Darker than expected.

S - Smells a little watered down, with muted banana and clove. Not much wheat or citrus, either.

T - Better in the mouth, with some banana and sweet vanilla. Clove follows closely behind. There's a hint of lemon zest and very mild hop bitterness. It's nice, but falls far short of the benchmark set by Weihenstephaner.

M - Medium body, with creamy effervescence.

D - While this is a decent hefeweizen, I probably wouldn't go for it unless it were one of the better options available. I will say, however, that it does offer a reasonable value for a German-made hefe, with 12 packs in the $18 range here in Chicagoland. That said, when I'm in the mood for the style, I'd rather go with the similarly-priced SN Kellerweiss or spend a bit more for the quality of Ayinger/Weihenstephaner.

trbergman, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of milkbaby9
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by 03/11 (this review is 08/10). Poured into a 0.5L weizen glass, producing a huge white foam head that rises to the top of the glass. Settles down to maybe half a finger with only a couple splotches clinging to the glass. Color is a hazy bright very light new copper penny color, a little darker than I expected.

Aroma was a bit of metallic citrus plus yeasty bread. The taste had a slight initial fruity tangy-ness which gives way to a yeasty french bread taste with slight peppery note. Maybe just the slightest bit of butterscotch. Absolutely zero bitterness to offset the slight bready sweetness. After warming up some, a bit of a sweet floral tinge becomes evident in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is creamy but with surprisingly low carbonation, almost like a thin yogurt drink, palate stays very wet. Not very crisp, has a syrupy lingering feel.

I rate the drinkability high just because I like the mellow taste, rather inoffensive. However, I think it would feel a little too filling after 2 or 3 bottles worth. I could see this one going down easy for friends who don't necessarily like beer or who are BMC drinkers looking to try something different.

For some reason I was expecting more, and this brew is nice but not slap-me-in-the-face-outstanding. Maybe my lower rating versus the average is a reflection of higher expectations.

Not the greatest, but I don't hate, gotta appreciate...

milkbaby9, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Fully hazed orange botty with an inch of soft white foam. Average retention and light lacing. Nice.

S: Clove, banana, bubblegum, and grainy malt. Pretty good, and truly to style.

T: Lots of bubblegum and malt. Banana on the finish. Again, classic hefe without being truly outstanding.

M: A little thinner than I'd like, but the carbonation is nice and soft.

D: It's slightly more intense with the malt than many hefes I've had, and I think that makes it slightly less easy to drink - but only slightly. Very drinkable.

Notes: This is the best beer available at the White Stag Inn in Sugar Camp, WI, which happens to be my favorite restaurant (and former employer); therefore I've had it many times over the last few years, and have always found it to be a reliably enjoyable, but never amazing, hefeweizen. Very true to the style, but not as memorable as several others, both Bavarian and American. I'm always happy to order another one, but I rarely buy it for home consumption.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured cloudy golden yellow into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that quickly settled down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of bananas, clove and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has a touch of sweetness and some hints of citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and is very refreshing. A moderate amount of carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is also quite refreshing.

metter98, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of BranfordBound
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz euro bottle into a weizen glass. Best before 03/11 on the label.

Pours a nice dark golden with some yellow and orange tones. Two finger off white head sticks around and leaves spotty lacing. Good carbonation.

Smells like banana bread. Big sweet banana notes everywhere. Small spice in the back.

Tastes wonderful, very sweet. Nice bready and banana first which fades to a gentle spice. Aftertaste is sweet and yeasty. Very well put together.

Tickling and wet like a good hefe. A little too wet sometimes.

A little heavy bodied, but on a hot day you can put these down. This ties with Paulaner in the hefeweizen world. Nice and sweet.

BranfordBound, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - bubbly and slightly hazy golden, generous soapy white head retains and laces nicely
S - wheat malt and fruity yeast scents, hints of rich banana and clove spiciness with light floral hop notes
T - the classic yeasty flavours of banana and clove mix very well with the grainy wheat, and the floral hops add to the complexity
M - medium to high carbonation, somewhat tart as expected, finishing with a nice bitter
D - very full and balanced flavours throughout, the carbonation may make you pause to belch often, but it is a refreshing and tasty brew

joemcgrath27, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of btorsdog
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good ol' down home Hefe! Nothing more really needs to be said. A great quality brew that sets a standard for the style! Everything your looking for in a hefeweizen is found here,hazy golden straw with the cloves/banana scent mixed in with the hops presence. A highly drinkable brew with a trid and true tested taste,THIS IS GOOD BEER!

btorsdog, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of hockeyhead
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: from the first pour this beer appears nice hazy orange with a amber hugh also with a fine mesh white fluffy head
S:lots of bannanna and clove coming through also faint hints of lemon and bubblegum suger kinda smell very appealing though
T:nice sweet malty wheat taste up front then goes to alot of bannanas and bready sweetness and leaves a bubble gum fruityness that lingers in your mouth no hops really but well balanced too
M: medium body with lots of carbination a really refreshing feel on the tongue on a hot summer day
D: i can drink these all day with no problem not to filling but still stands up to a nice meal overall and amazing beer to say the least

hockeyhead, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500mL bottle porued into a weisse glass. Best before 03/2011.

(A)- Pours a hazy orange/yellow color that produced a wonderful white fluffy head with solid retention behind it too. Left tiny clumps of lacing behind.

(S)- Wonderful fruity esters of lemon peel, banana, baked bread and a touch of clove. A nice yeasty earthy; dry finish.

(T)- A fresh crisp lemon peel and banana fruit profile with the classic bubblegum flavor in the middle. Finishes dry and yeasty.

(M)- A lively carbonation level and a good balance. Smooth, crisp, and damn refreshing.

(D)- A solid to great Hefeweizen with everything in the right place. Crisp, fresh, and a joy to drink. One of my favorite session beers due to how easy it is to put these away. The epitome of the best beer for summer; sunlight in a bottle.

sweemzander, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of BobZ
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into my Ayinger Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Beautiful cloudy amber yellow/orange color, good head, decent lacing.

Smell: Very mild with hits of clove.

Taste: Yeasty, with banana flavor up front and dominant.

Mouth feel: Smooth with a nice creamy finish.

Drinkability: Another easy drinking Bavarian Hefe.

Another solid example of what a Hefe should be, less flavor overall than Ayinger or Schneider, and much less than Weihenstephaner.

BobZ, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of boss302
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A This beer is an orange gold color, not clear, and typical of the style. NIce thick head that stayed for the whole glass.

S Bready, no hop aroma, estery aromas.

T Estery sweetness, but has good balance with hops and CO2 level. This beer is smooth, clean and has no off-flavors. Not too sweet and kind of thin. Drier than other weiss beers.

M Medium body, good carbonation.

O A good typical example of the style. It is not as sweet and lacks the banana clove characteristics of other Hefes. It is a good clean beer. I like and would recommend.

boss302, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of bogus564
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz poured into a tall weizen glass.

Cloudy orange color, with a bleached wheat colored head that lasts for longer than two minutes. Encouraging.

At first smell, I'm catching cloves, grass, and maybe honey. So far, so good...

First drink - confirms my like for hefe weizens. The clove taste is there, as well as the grassy notes. After that, some lemon, some honey, not overwhelming, but nice. Nicely balanced between its natural elements.

Not the best hefe weizen I've had to this point, but it's not bad. I'd have a few of these on a lazy afternoon, with some picnic fare.

bogus564, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of JosiahS
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Class: Guiness pint glass

Body is a cloudy orange with a little brown. It gave off a 2-3 finger, pillow-like head.

Aroma has intense clove and bubblegum. When swirled, lemon and grapefruit rind are revealed along with light banana. The faintest hops are also present when swirled vigerously.

Taste is very peppery and dry up front, clove-like flavor mostly. It opens up more in the middle to very muted fruit flavors like orange and lemon along with citrus fruit rind all throughout. Finishes just slightly bitter but relatively clean. All interpretation of the yeast.

Mouthfeel is light with moderate CO2 that gives it a nice bite on the back-end.

Very drinkable and probably the best German wheat beer i've had. I've come to find that i'm not that big on the style but it is refreshing and in the summer, nothing beats it.

JosiahS, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of PintOHops
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Pint

A - It produced a massive 3-4 finger head over a clouded orange brew. Some moderate Co2 can be seen through the yeast haze, head retention seems decent, it left a touch of splashy lace but nothing impressive.

S - Very strong aroma of clove, pepper, bubble gum, banana. Upon swirling I get a bit of orange peel. Wheat & bready notes are present but not dominate. Wow very inviting aroma!

T - I get very pronounced clove & bubble gum upfront that unfolds into a semi bright orange peel flavor. Soft banana & bready/yeast flavors follow, it finishes with a bit more orange citrus that cuts through the wheat for just a bit, then a bit more lingering clove on the back of the tongue is there. Very flavorful.

M - Smooth & almost chewy like, soft-moderately crisp. Medium bodied.

D - Very very good. I loved this Hefeweizen, extremely flavorful and drinkable enough to put down 2-3 of em, I'd love to buy this one again sometime. Recommended. Cheers!

PintOHops, Jul 02, 2010
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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