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

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92
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1,348 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,348
Reviews: 713
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 59
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
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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babaracas

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with billowing dense white head. Smell: fresh baked bread, a little banana, a big dose of clove. Taste: bready, pear, bubble gum, finishes with tangy wheat and clove. Active but smooth carbonation. Tasty, solid hefe. Best by 4/2011.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 02:30:11 | More by babaracas
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to pint glass. Bottle has a 3/12 date on it.

A - Cloudy yellow/orange colour with 3 fingers of thick cream coloured head.

S - Cloves, banana, Belgian yeast, light citrus.

T - Clove, banana and Belgian yeast are predominant. A very light citrus flavour is evident as well.

M - light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 17:27:05 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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altgeeky1

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Note: My bottle is written as 'Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse'... nothing about 'Natürtrub' on the label, but yes it was unfiltered and as the label image matches the online label, I think it's a match.)

Sweet malt smell, aroma hops almost undetectable.
Pours cloudy, nice 1 inch of foam which settles quickly to lace around the glass.
Tastes very light, fruity with a hint of citrus orange. Carbonation is sharp, but not overdone.
The alcohol takes a back seat to the wheat taste, and levels seem to be much lower than the stated 5.5%.
This would make a great summer session beer, although I'm enjoying it quite nicely with shepherd's pie.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2007 04:14:01 | More by altgeeky1
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thekanna

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy darker gold with a huge white head.

S: Strong wheat malt sweetness; yeasts are somewhat subdued.

T: Strong wheats and banana in a slightly sweet combination. Bready malts and a slight pepperiness; the sweetness really rounds this out nicely though.

M: A bit thin with lower carbonation.

D: This is delicious; a wonderful weissbier and definitely something I'll head back to.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 03:51:45 | More by thekanna
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 07:33:02 | More by DrDoitchbig
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 14:40:00 | More by metter98
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle

Pours a hazy golden straw with a fluffy white head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

Very bready aroma with hints of vanilla, banana, and clove. A fantastic smelling wheat beer.

Very bready with banana and clove right upfront. The taste subsides quickly and it finishes a bit dry and very clean.

Body seems a little thin.

This goes down with no resistance. A fine hefe indeed.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2006 02:32:19 | More by MaltyGoodness
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nicksta

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is a liquid honey-lemon cough drop with great lacing. The smell is big right away on the spice. Then it goes to clove and then to citrus. The taste is also quite spicy, but balanced perfectly by some great dough-like/bready malts and hints of natural citrus sweet. It is a fairly thick, well flowing brew.

BTW, I gave a bottle of this to my friend, who is a lager man, and he loved it. Just FYI.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 23:30:45 | More by nicksta
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Slynger

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hacker's Hefe appears a hazy tangerine hay color with a fine lid of creamy white. Both smell and flavor possess an excelent balance of fresh bananas, creamy wheat, spicy clove, and yeasty yeast. Light with a fine, fine fuzzingly creamy carbonation. Hacker-Pschorr has excellent drinkability and is a classic, tasty, hefeweizen if somewhat uncomplex.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 03:23:42 | More by Slynger
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a virtually clear and bright golden sunrise yellow with mucho carbonation. Two fingers of spongy white head sustain capably. Flips of lacing tumble about the inside of the glass.

The aroma is doughy yeast and crisp, tangy wheat. Esters conjure up ripe banana and some mellow clove. A fetching peppery spice note strokes lightly.

Upon tasting, an aptly sweet grain presence is earthy and smart-wheat tart. Again there's banana, just ripe enough, and the requisite fine lash of clove. A bready yeast blossom is nicely crisped by a mellow but consistently clean finish. This is a classic case of "less is more."

Between light and medium bodied, its presence is round and creamy, with a velvety slide livened by carbonation.

There are many interpretations of the style, but this standard speaks clearly of Bavarian brewing excellence. It's an up-front delivery on clearly defined expectations. The smooth nature and minimalist blending are clear examples of KISS. It goes down fun and clean and drinks like a wonderful German session beer should. No muss, no fuss, this is just what Herr Doktor ordered.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 17:57:57 | More by Foxman
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy golden color body with a decent, lingering white head. very typical of the style

S- banana, clove, yeast, coriander, and bubblegum. just as a hefe should be.

T- just like it smells, but on the strong side. very nice.

M- medium mouth feel and a creaminess from the head. again, very nice

D- a great beer for all things summer. very refreshing after a long day, or just enjoying with friends at a BBQ. well made example of this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 02:51:12 | More by jwinship83
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spointon

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap tonight at Cabana Charlies in Woodridge.

A= This ale poured a cloudy bright yellow gold color with a 1" 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.

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

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

MF= Lighter side of medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

D= One of my favorite hefeweizens and certainly a classic. I think I prefer this to many American made hefeweizens, but not as much as I appreciate the better German examples. Highly drinkable though and worth going back to again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2009 04:33:29 | More by spointon
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-cloudy dark yellow with a nice looking thick white head.

S-good spicy smell of wheat. good strength. there's a good hint of banana.

T-comes in smooth and creamy with a great taste of dark spices and wheats. its a great and flavorful taste that keeps a long lasting matching after-taste. there's some hint of banana to it, but i'm mostly getting spices in this one.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a very creamy finish

O-i've been learning that German brewers have a difficult time making a bad hefe. this is no exception. this isn't as tasty as weihenstephaner, which is just as easy to get, so i doubt i'll be getting this again but i'm not disappointed that i decided to try this. its a great and drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 03:00:22 | More by AdamBear
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow into a Hacker glass. Big white head, with good retention, in fact it never fully disappears. Aroma is banana, clove, slightly musty, and spicy. Taste is more of the aroma, banana is the strongest flavor, spicy clove is there but not overdone. Nice fruity flavors in there too. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Drinkability is great. Very good hefe here.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2008 06:16:04 | More by hckyfn9999
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aychbomb

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a very satisfying brew.
-poured from 500 ml bottle into a tulip glass
a light straw color with a thick rocky head that reduces to a thin lace
-smells citrusy with a slight hoppyness
-slight citrusy tang (coriander?) with a subtle maltyness, hops are notacable but only slightly
-rather thin mouthfeel high carbonation but not agressivly so
-highly drinkable, would be a great hot weather beer

i realy liked this beer, i wish it was more readily avalable in my provence (saskatchewan) reminded me of hoggaden but better
i may have consumed it a bit to cold,(6 c)
cheers
jh

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2006 01:14:03 | More by aychbomb
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pvsob

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a nice golden orange color with a fluffy cloudlike head that hangs around for awhile. Some lacing is present.

Smell - It has some spiciness to it and some yeast, but the wheat and banana are the stars here ladies and gentlemen.

Taste - Big banana flavor with some wheat as well. Some bubblegum makes itself known and right at the end of the experience there is a subtle, smooth, sweet, creaminess that is a little hard to describe, but it's there.

Mouthfeel - A little thin with plenty of carbonation. The carbonation isn't overpowering though.

Overall - I really haven't experienced enough of the German Hefe-Weizens to really compare this one to, but if this is a prelude of what is to come, then I'm pumped. A tasty little Hefe, which will be revisited many times. Prost!!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2006 01:34:53 | More by pvsob
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dnichols

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured a capped 500 ml bottle into a traditional weizen glass.

A: The beer poured a slightly hazy and cloudy yellow body with a washed out two finger head composed of large bubbles. The head dissipated fast leaving a hardly there lacing.

S: It had a malty, yeasty aroma spiced with bananas, pears and white peppers.

T: Creamy and smooth with a sweet malty front with lots of fruit flavors including pears, bananas and white cherries. The back was fairly gentle and dry.

M: Full bodied with a creamy even flavor that ends just as it began. Little carbonation and a dry finish that has a bit of lingering yeast flavor in the mouth after the swing is done.

D: Easy, smooth and balanced brew with a heavy mouth feel that would limit the number consumed in a single session. It is a nice representation of the Bavarian wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 23:32:10 | More by dnichols
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THEBEERBAR0N

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a summer sunrise in a bottle- yellow orange and cloudy. I poured this from a bottle into a weisse glass with some vigor, which produced about 1.5 fingers of head. Splotches of lacing remain on the glass as I sip.

Smells slightly funky, citric, and sweet.

Taste is similar to the smell, with a sour finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, lingering, and full.

This is certainly a beer I could drink a number of. Hmmm... this, Franziskaner, Paulaner, or Weihenstephaner- hard to say.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 06:07:04 | More by THEBEERBAR0N
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Poured a cloudy deep gold-orange color with a puffy 2" head which slowly dissipated. Very good lacing. Looks very appealing.

S - Bananas, sugar and fresh baked bread with a little spice & citrus in the background.

T - Malt sweetness, some citrus sourness, a bit of spiciness and a hint of hop bitterness. Good balance of flavors.

M - Smooth & creamy with tangy carbonation.

D - Very drinkable and quite satisfying.

One of my favorite Hefeweizens.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 16:50:28 | More by decimator
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

cloudy whitish pour from the pint. A substantial sized head will hang around your tall weisse glass for some time. Loads of yeast and citrus jump out of the glass.

Flavor is loaded with lemon and yeast. It is very crisp and refreshing. I have had quite a few of these gems, and I have learned that adding lemon is not the thing to do. It will kill the flavor that you want. This is my favorite weiss.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2002 07:53:44 | More by ElGuapo
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle, date: 03.05

Pours out light gold and sits golden amber in the glass with a big, beefy white head.

Smells, quite naturally, of wheat, a twist of lemon, cloves, orange rind and a dab of toastiness.

Flavor is all into the wheat with more lemon, a light hint of cloves and banana peel. Goes into the finish with some citric sourness and a mild hop bitterness, leaving your mouth herbally refreshed.

Smooth, creamy and just plain slick. Loose carbonation caresses your toungue and accentuates it's medium body.

Easy beer to relax with, take out on the porch or whatever, just as long as you're drinking it. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2004 04:39:32 | More by Skidz
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very good, very refreshing hefe. Pours a nice amber with a white head, lacing and head could be better. Smells of yeasty fruit and tastes almost juicy. No clove or banana detected here, just a slightly bready fruit juice with a touch of spice (well maybe there's a little clove). Very drinkable and tasty, I just wish the flavors were a bit bigger.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2006 17:33:33 | More by tempest
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Backer2004

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried this out as part of the best flight of beers I've ever experienced at the Flying Saucer in Addison, Texas. Never heard of this brewery but went with the choice and pleasantly surprised. Actually, after a family member tried mine, they switched from their macro light to this so I may have coverted one with this. Nice yeasty yellow with a banana scent and taste that is not too much. One of the better hefe's I've tried in a while.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2006 23:50:45 | More by Backer2004
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 03:25:02 | More by dhannes
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz bottle from the Coop for $2.50.. poured into my smaller weizen glass.

I must pour hefe's more carefully; 3 in 2 nights and all 3, I've left an unfortunate puddle on my kitchen counter... Anyway, 3 finger head.. looks like merengue... descent lacing.. slighest haze to a lite orange/gold colored brew.

Aroma is spicy esters... cloves and bananas up front with a wheat and pale malts in the background.

Mouthfeel is oh so creamy.. light carbonation helps add to the body. Flavor is very German.. more bananas than clove for sure.. with bubblegum on the back side of my tongue. Good sweetness mid palate helps tie everything together with a lingering estery finish... doesn't end as dry as most German Hefe's.

This may be the first time I've taken the time to buy this beer... I am not sure.... I should remember it if I have; it is every bit as good as the other big dogs in the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 07:27:38 | More by JohnGalt1
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