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

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 67
Gots: 114 | 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Photo of DJED69
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome. In a word, the best of its style.

If you haven't tried this brew---do so ASAP.

I like it with a small wedge of lemon in a tall weiss glass---served cool. Great, thick cramy head. Nice smooth carbonation and fantastic flavor. Nothing better on a hot Summer day than to sip on a few of these. The 500ml bottles are a perfect size too!

Also, at $1.79 to $1.99 per bottle, a great deal!!

Photo of corby112
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle purchased at Vingo's in Whiting, NJ.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with pale yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy, pillowy two finger soapy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves streaks of soapy lacig behind.

Slightly spicy aroma with a prominent clove presence along with some peppery zest. Strong bready yeast character with a lot of light/citrus fruit in the nose. Hints of banana, apple and lemon peel. This beetle smells awesome and I wish that more American interretations of the style aimed for this kind of nose.

Medium body that's on the fuller end of the spectrum with a lot of bready yeast adding complexity and thickness to the body. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with prominent spicy clove and peppery zest character wuichnis balanced out by crisp light and citrus fruit. The spicy cloves up front are quickly countered by the bready yeast as well as hints of banan and citrus peel, giving this beer a slightly tart dry finish. Very refreshing and extremely quaffable, especially in the warmer months.

Photo of irisier
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12 oz brown bottle.

Appearance: Murky apricot coloured body with a nice white head.

Smell: Fruity with some grain scents and wheat spiciness.

Taste: Juicy with a grainy and bready malt backbone. Slight hop prickliness mingles with wheat spice and crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp from medium/high carbonation.

Impressions: Nice and crisp. Flavorful and goes down easy.

Photo of jizdepski
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a maredsous 8 goblet. very opaque, cloudy orange appearance under a solid white cap. smells like baked bread with spices (citrus and peppery), with some mild fruit notes. the taste is fairly aggressive on the spice compared to other hefeweizens im used to. has a solid yeast profile, and you mainly get clove and pepper right up front. i also notice some lemon-like bitter citrus, with a very subdued banana flavor. yeast and clove take over on the finish, which has a good "bite" to it, despite its mild carbonation. mouthfeel is nice, its medium bodied and smooth, right on for the style of course. i expected a little more malt and banana sweetness, but its really more about the spice, wheat and yeast than anything else. that it was different than anticipated i found refreshing, as was the whole drinking experience of this one.

Photo of nategp
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into my Ayinger Weizen glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy orange color with a nice head that slowly dissipates with lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves, wheat, heaven.

Taste: You get it all: banana, wheat malt, cloves, slight lemon, a little pepper.

Feel: Lots of carbonation with a nice creamy mouthfeel that coats your mouth and sticks around for a while

Drinkability: This is so tasty and and easy to drink. I can drink a six pack before I know what has happened.

Photo of Ralphus
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the LCBO. Best before date is April 2011.

Pours a fairly murky orange gold colour. The white head dissipated to a thing ring of foam with a small amount of lacing left behind.

The smell is all banana and oranges with hint of clove. I like it.

The taste is simple hefeweiss. Bready, banana and orange fruit and bubblegum sweetness, with a hint of clove at the end. My only complaint is that the volume seems to be turned down a little and it's lacking some compexity.

Mouthfeel is good. I like chewy hefe. Drinkability is high.. no trouble drinking these all day.

Photo of scott451
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy apricot into a weizen glass. Big fluffy cream coloured head. Patchy lacing. Citrus coriander and clove smells. Moderately flavoured. Lemon up front. Spice pepper and as nice hop finish. Mouthfeel was a bit full and sticky for a weizen. The vigorous carbonation at first soon moderated. Drinkability was very good. Could drink these all day.

Photo of berley31
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a large, off-white, moussy, long-lasting head. Thick lacing left on the glass. Body is a dark golden color, and cloudy. A perfect-looking hefeweizen.

S: Even balance of both banana esters and clove phenols.

T: A very freshing beer. The bananas are there, with the scales tilting slightly over to the cloves. A nice touch of bubblegum comes through as well.

M: Light-medium body, slightly creamy, with high carbonation.

D: One of the best (maybe THE best?) hefeweizens I've ever had.

Photo of Jwale73
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen glass. 10/09 indicated on the corner of the label. Poured with a nitro-esque, creamy, off-white head that cascaded and receded before revealing a slightly hazy, orange-hued liquid. Head eventually settles into a one inch cap with some random strands of lacing exposed during the tasting. Nose reveals cloves and banana esters. Taste consistent with nose, with the addition of citrus notes, yeast and a wheaty character - flavors are a bit muted, but not sure if that's due to age or characteristic of the brew itself. Mouthfeel is light and smoothly carbonated with just a hint of astringency. Solid German Hefe - would love to try this one fresh to see how it compares.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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