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

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BA SCORE
91
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1,417 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,417
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 62
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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 biegaman
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Bier Markt, in Toronto.

Lightly bronzed orange peel with less buoyant shades of yellow laying beneath. As should be expected for the style, its head is large and creamy, refusing to ever subside. Endless streams of bubbles hectically race through the body, like cars at rush hour on the Friday of a long-weekend. This sea of carbonation is both dizzying and hypnotic.

Its aroma is lively and effervescent, displaying fruity esters and moderately spicy phenols. The wheaty graininess is coated in spices, sugary pink bubblegum and layer upon layer of banana peel. There's a touch of acidity as well as tartness imparted from a prominent citrusy component. The impression I get is that this should be very refreshing.

Right I was! Crisp blades of wheat and warm, freshly baked breads are doused in a special phenolic spicing courtesy of the yeast (which also serves up a wonderful fruit platter that includes mango, melon, orange and both green and yellow apple). There's a generous addition of vanilla bean and lemon zest as well.

The soft, bready malts and grainy wheat flavor amount to something unexpectedly smooth; it's unlikely creamy for a beer this citrusy and refreshing. Hop flavor is none but in its place is light tartness. The beer might benefit from a slightly higher carbonation but its current level is acceptable. With warming, flavours become more pronounced and, as always, a tug-of-war between esters and phenols ensues.

Most German weiss beers fall within the archetypal 'banana-and-clove yeast character' and Hacker-Pschorr's hefe-weisse is no exception. It is a sound, solid and traditional Bavarian wheat beer which alongside such names as Weihenstephan, Schneider and Paulaner, comprises the top echelon of my list for style favourites.

biegaman, Apr 08, 2009
Photo of GClarkage
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

04/07/09- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with a bottled on month on the label. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass.

Appearance- Deeper caramel colored pour...almost dunkel-like. About a 3/4 inch head forms on a normal pour. Leaves some light patches and streaks of lace behind.

Smell- Ligher nose of fairly fresh wheat, light banana with a touch of clove. Could be a bit more outright.

Taste- About the same in the taste. Has the basic traditional flavors (bubble gum, clove and banana), but no real strong flavors. Everything melds together decent enough, but the flavors don't really assert themselves.

Mouthfeel- Quite carbonated, very bubbly. Light clove aftertaste.

Drinkability- Good hefe, but I prefer other German ones to this....it is definitely drinkable though.

GClarkage, Apr 08, 2009
Photo of pandashaver
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks hazy and yellow-orange body with very small and quickly dissipating white foamy head (maybe a bad pour?). Fruity smell (lemon, orange) and also some wheat - not overwhelming. Taste is the best quality here, with some nice fresh orange and spices. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, but nice. Very drinkable, though I might get sick of the fruitiness after two of these.

pandashaver, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of SingleCell
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 0.5L bottle into a weizen glass after warming out of the fridge for a few minutes. Best before listed is November of 2009.

A: Poured a very hazy straw colour with a very full two inch white head which dissipated very quickly. What was left was a thin creamy white head.

S: Yeasty, grainy, cereal, also very sweet, in your face clove scent and a slight fruity banana scent.

T: Upfront you get a slight banana taste and behind that you get a very funky yeasty bread like taste also with some bitter hops. Nothing very strong going on in this one, the flavours all seem somewhat dulled down like a nitro can beer. There is also a slight metallic taste. The finish is much better as I taste a very fruity apple and banana aftertaste with a hint of yeast (almost like brown bread).

M: Very creamy, medium body and medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is excellent in my opinion and quite possibly the best part about this beer.

D: The flavour was off on this one for me. I could have had a bad bottle so I'll revisit this one eventually to give it another go. With that said the mouthfeel is what had me drawn to this beer while enjoying it, for that reason the beer is quite drinkable.

Overall an alright beer for me. Like I stated this could have been a bad bottle. Hopefully my next encounter with this beer is better. Cheers!

SingleCell, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of mdwalsh
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a good 3 finger head, dropped slowly. Hazy, and a little dark with good active carbonation. Head it bright white.

S: Smelled immediately of banana, clove and wheat, fantastic. Filled the whole room just from the bottle. A closer inspection reveals just a hint of alcohol though, but still great.

T: A smooth, light malty flavor still reflective of the smell but without any hint of booziness. Good fruitiness. No real hop presence, maybe just a little bittering. Some apple on the swallow.

M: Incredibly smooth, just the right carbonation. Very close to a 5, but not quite.

D: Very easy to drink, very easy. Nothing overpowering in the nose or taste. And the mouthfeel I said.

mdwalsh, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 500-ml bottle into a pub glass.

Appearance - hazy orange colour with notable carbonation and good head. Big bubbles, and lingering lace.

Smell - balanced aromas of citrus, barley, caramel and hops. Hints of wood and nutmeg.

Taste - lots of different complex flavours including spicy and piney hops right at the beginning. As this subsides there is a major grainy flavour which continues right through the swallow and lingers with citrus-orange notes.

Mouthfeel - each sip is definitely an interesting effect, carbonation is substantial.

Drinkability - I'd say that the complex flavours are appreciable at first but I find the beer too active to have more than one.

DoctorStrangiato, Apr 02, 2009
Photo of thain709
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A bright golden yellow...creamy white head...sticks around for a little and leaves some lacing

S - Nice wheat aroma...some fruits and citrus notes

T - A good tasting hefe...typical wheat flavor up front...some spice but it's rounded out with a touch of sweetness...very well balanced

M - Crisp and refreshing

D - This is a great session beer...I love how refreshing and well balanced it is...can have this any time of the year

thain709, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of webmanspidey
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Light/golden with loads on fizzy tan head that subsides to an average amount. Smell is peaches, cloves, orange peel, and a sweet brown sugar glaze. Very mellow flavor with a small influence of the cloves and spiciness. I'd like to describe it as sort of a peppery lemonade. Not overly complex but refreshing and smooth. This is a decent session beer and a pretty good hefeweizen.

webmanspidey, Mar 26, 2009
Photo of magine
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer I have heard about for a while and am finally getting around to try it.

Poured the bottle into a Hefeweizen glass. Looks nice, orange/yellow color nice creamy think white head. Head fades smaller after a while. Some minimal lacing.

Smells of yeast/bread and banana, maybe a hint of orange.

Tastes very smooth with an inital bubble mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste.

Very drinkable beer, could get a case and enjoy during anytime of the year. One of the better Hefeweizen's I have had.

magine, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of bobsy
2.98/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

We did a blind tasting of hefeweizens by Schneider, Weihenstephaner, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Weihenstephaner was a clear winner, while the Hacker-Pschorr was the most disappointing of the bunch.

The best thing about this hefe is its classic appearance, which could almost be a template for all other examples. An aggressive pour results in a wonderful glowing gold liquid, with a large frothy white head that lasted well, and put down some spots of lace. Scent is very mild and underplayed, but typical to the style once it emerges. Its like someone has taken the regular hefeweizen scent of bananas and clove, dialled it back, and added a hint of plastic. Definite room for improvement here.

Sweet banana and grain flavour, with a dose of citrus. There's nothing I can particularly criticise the flavour for, but there's also little that stands out for praising. There's perhaps more of an emphasis on the wheat than usual, and the banana is milder than you'll find in a lot of other weizens, which isn't particularly my preference. Any clove and bubblegum notes are so subtle as to be unnoticeable.The carbonation is definitely more assertive than expected, but manages to err away from harshness, and the softness of the impact produces a nice fuller feel.

The crappy aroma and uninspiring flavour make me feel that this bottle is old, though inspection indicates otherwise. With a lot of hefes freshness is key... I'll probably give this one another go yet.

bobsy, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a nice, creamy two and a half finger head. The foam has great staying power and leaves nice lace as it settles.

S - Robust, yeasty aroma of mostly cloves with a hint of banana. Lots of spicy wheat malt aroma and a little bit of toasted malt flavor.

T - Surprisingly malty, sweet flavor up front with toasted notes, tangy wheat, and some caramel. Yeast comes in the middle with banana and some muted clove. Mild spicy hop flavors briefly appear towards the finish along with more caramel sweetness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - A decent weisse beer, but it lacks the outstanding yeast character of other, better examples of the style. There is nothing seriously wrong with this beer, but the flavors are just kind of dull and lifeless. Perhaps it would be better fresh, but I don't recall it being much better than this the last time I was in Germany.

nickfl, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of Stunner97
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Golden yellow, murky and cloudy, decently white head, low to moderate carbonation

Smell- light wheat, slight citrus tones, yeast, dough, and grain

Taste- wheat and grain up front, slight citrus flavor follows, even a decent amount of malt sweetness in the beer on the finish, very well balanced crisp and simply refreshing

Mouthfeel- light, soft, smoothly carbonated nicely

Drinkability- extreme...., quaff ible and amazingly enjoyable beer, a great session beer that I will be having much more often and am certain glad i tried, on of the best of the german hefes i have tried,its complexity and refreshing nature will keep me coming back for and in the not to far future

Stunner97, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of mmmbeer
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half-liter, bottled on 07/07, sampled nine months after that. Brewed with 60% wheat and 40% malted barley, hopped with Hallertau and lagered for six weeks before release. It pours surprisingly dark for a hefe - dark amber - opaque, with medium carbonation and two fingers of pillowy, white head that leaves little lacing. Banana and hops in the nose, with clove, nice wheat, and a pleasing yeast note. Strong clove and banana on the palate, with pretty good hop flavor, a mild bitterness, and a delicious banana finish. Light, tingly and refreshing on the palate. A tasty hefeweizen, but a bit more flavor would help to set it apart from the rest.

mmmbeer, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of Nascartailgatefa
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Color is a very cloudy pale gold color. Thick abundant head which lingers, minor lacing. Aroma has a hint of banana. Taste is very smooth and pleasant. No tartness and no bitterness. A new favorite. Excellent drinkability.

Nascartailgatefa, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of duffextracold
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice looking pale orange color into my UFO glass. huge white head fit perfectly. not too cloudy. looks great.

has the usual bannana/clove weisse smell.

somewhat dry, some spicyness, not bitter at all, very pleasant, refreshing.

medium to heavy carbontion

overall very drinkable, not a bad beer at all.

duffextracold, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy gold with an abundant white head. The aroma is spicy, lots of clove with a hint of banana. The taste is more of the same, clove and spices up front banana on the finish. The finish lingers a bit. The beer is light bodied and has strong carbonation. The beer goes down very easily, and it would be easy to have a few of these.

bonkers, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of CMW
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew poured to a very large four finger foamy head. I was surprised at how quickly the head had risen and disappeared. There was only a small amount of lacing on the glass. The color was a dark yellowish orange and was quite hazy. You can definitely see a high level of carbonation as well.

The nose of the Hacker-Pschorr Weisse was exactly what you would expect. I detect banana and citrus nodes. There is also an aroma of wheat but it seemed to be layered behind the citrus.

There is a slight zest when it first hits your tongue. You can taste the citrus and strong wheat flavors. This beer is a little tart in the finish but not excessive, very enjoyable. This is a medium-bodied brew that is very easy to drink.

CMW, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Opaque, light honey colored cloud. Large white head. Ok retention, no lace.

Smells like yeast, clove, and burnt lemon grass.

Tastes like yeasty lemon and light grain. Mild banana. Sharp, yeasty snap with swallow. Grainy, spicy mouthfeel. I'm down with anything that tastes like banana. I'm good with one though.

donkeyrunner, Jan 24, 2009
Photo of UGADawgGuy
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into my 22-ounce weissbier glass.

Appearance: A good weizen pour (i.e., a careful pour, leaving a little beer in the bottle to dislodge the tasty yeast, followed by a quick "dump" into the glass) yields a hazy, dark golden liquid with a light, quickly dissipating two-finger head.

Smell: Excellent. This stuff smells a lot like Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (the gold standard for the style, in my opinion), only the Hacker-Pschorr is marginally sweeter. I smell yeasty bread, with more than a hint of mild bananas and sugar.

Taste: As should be the case, the taste follows the nose. Bready, vaguely sweet, and thoroughly satisfying. This stuff avoids the weird tartness present in some wheat beers, as well as the metallic flavor found in some others. Hops are not evident, which is exactly how it should be with a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Moderate-to-high carbonation and the ice-cold serving temperature produce a very refreshing drink. The low ABV doesn't hurt, either, in that regard. Very, very good wheat beer -- light in the mouth, but substantial enough to distinguish itself from your average translucent lager or ale.

Drinkability: Again, the low ABV yields a wonderfully drinkable beer. Fantastic. This is my second-favorite beer in my favorite style, and that's saying something. I only wish I had easy access to it -- Hacker-Pschorr hasn't made it into Georgia yet! Anyway, the only non-bock/non-dark wheat beer that beats this one, for me, is Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Truth be told, though, this one is awfully similar to that masterpiece in many respects. Highly recommended.

UGADawgGuy, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 6/27/2006 (500mL bottle):

Pours a humongous head, white, somewhat lasting, creamy looking. Yellow-orangish color, very fizzy looking. Very flowery aroma, reminiscent of a triple. Slight flowery taste. Slightly watery taste. Very light taste.

jujubeast6000, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale gold body with a two-finger head that slowly receeded and minor lace. A fluffy, wheaty aroma with citric notes and some spice (clove) to it. Medium-bodied but fluffy and goes down easily. Mostly lemon and hints of banana (not really any orange) in the flavor but it isn't sharp or sour as this beer is balanced; hints of sweetness from the wheat in there and spices poke through on the backend. An easy to drink hefe that I could have again anytime.

clayrock81, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of strangemusic
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was picked up as a contrast to the darker, stronger styles that I usually look for. It wasn't bad! The pour is really gorgeous, rich cloudy gold and amber, with a head that is thick, foamy and dense but not too tall. The aroma is nothing to rave about, muted wheatiness and hints of Christmas oranges. Take a sip through that sturdy head and... the defining characteristic of this beer is a dry, crisp feel accentuated by wheat, white fruit and Christmas orange notes as in the aroma. The flavour doesn't burst out onto the tongue and is, again, nothing to rave about, but it's still tasty and there's a good amount of carbonation and body in the mouthfeel that I quite like. Fresh and enjoyable and very drinkable! I easily had a few of these in a row. I think I prefer the Belgian-style wheat beers to their German cousins overall, but this is still a nice one to pick up if you're planning to have a few with friends and want something refreshing.

strangemusic, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of smedley
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light orange and cloudy, big thick creamy head. Head stays around for what seems like forever, sticks to the glass beautifully, and forms a bumpy landscape as it disappears.

S - Spices (cloves), wheat, citrus (orange, lemon)

T - First off, crisp and refreshing. Citrus and spice, slightly sweet finish.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation

D - Very drinkable, very refreshing. Complex, but not overwhelming. Excellent!

smedley, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of czfreeman
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just realized Ive never reviewed one of my favorite Hefe's.
Pours out a almost grapefruit-orange apricot toned golden color,one of the darkest Hefes Ive ever seen. Head is fluffy,light slowly settling on the murky brew below. Great looking classic.
Smells of light floral yeasts, light malt, a mixture of apricot,orange,lemon, bananas, a sweetsh herbal bouquet-something along the lines of mint and lavender. Finishes with a nice long sweet-sour yeastiness.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, a very solid represantion of a classic style. Not my #1 but definatley in my top 5. Hacker's Dunkel is even better in my opinion.
Overall very enjoyable, easy to drink, a great session brew.

czfreeman, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of EatsTacos
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a great cloudy dark yellow with a two finger head, great lacing.

The nose is cirtusy, lots of spices, the wheat is present. Apples, figs, and raisins come to mind.

The taste is initially sweet. Very fruity, again apples, figs, and pears. The wheat adds to the sweetness and fits perfectly. There is some tartness as well. The finish is pretty dry. Spiciness all the way through.

Mouthfeel is pretty creamy, full bodied with a medium carbonation.

EatsTacos, Jan 07, 2009
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 1,417 ratings.