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

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Reviews: 736
Hads: 1,633
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 85
Gots: 204 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Photo of baos
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint .9 fluid ounces into my Falstaff goblet.

A: Hazy golden with a 2 finger head that dwindles down to a nice film with decent lacing here and there.

S: That awesome pink bubble gum stick flavor of childhood.

T: Pink bubble gum stick, hint of banana, touch of clove. It has the tingling feel of clove on the tongue as well. A bit like biting into a raw grain of wheat with a nice biscuit sweetness that ends up very dry at the finish. An exceptional brew. I remember drinking one 15 years ago and wondering what was going on with this beer. I've learned that its a goodness going on.

M: It doesn't get much better than this medium/full body with that sweet creamy natural carbonation going on.

D: Well two or three of these bottles would be plenty but you can take your time with these and the flavor gains complexity as it warms. Good stuff try one of these on asap if you haven't already.

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Photo of scoobybrew
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a pint glass (at a beer bar). It has a light golden straw color with a nice head and excellent retention. I get banana, clove, and bubble-gummy scents in the aroma along with the wheat malt behind, but not ignored. It has a light wheat malt flavor accented by all the fantastic yeasty yumminess found in the aroma. It has a light body with moderately high carbonation.

This is a classic German hefeweizen and a great spring/summer beer. (...and I'm quite pleased that this place knows how to store it properly!)

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Photo of ROMER79
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured an orange color with a one finger head. The head retention was a bit weak, but the flavors of the beer really made up for that. Right off the bat I could smell the wheat and hops with hints of orange and citrus. The taste was similar with wheat and citrus being the dominant flavors. It is a very crisp beer and very enjoyable.

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Photo of mocktm
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fadeley's Deli Pub in Patchogue, NY. What more can really be said about this beer? A classic...

Pours a hazy orangish hue with plenty of sediment and a tremendous fluffy white head. Doesn't get much better than this. Simply sets the standards for a Hefe.

Nose is full of wheat aromas balanced out perfectly by some very slight lemony hop citrus. Of course the yeast is also very much present as well, dishing out its banana, clove goodness.

Taste shows why this beer has stood the tests of time thus far. Sweet biscuit complemented by lots of banana, bubblegum and moderate spice up front. This is balanced out perfectly by just the slightest amount of tangy citrus in the back end.

Mouthfeel is a tad bit light, but still thoroughly enjoyable. Give the glass a quick swish around to get the carbonation working before you drink to garner a bit more creaminess.

Overall, a great and reliable brew that I can pretty much drink all night. An ideal and widely available session beer, but please don't fruit it. Cheers!

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Photo of fourstringer
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330 mL bottle into flared pilsner glass with a moderate hand. Best before 03/14 printed on the label. Funny, I'm a big fan of the style, but have never had Hacker-Pschorr's version. So, here we go.

A: Beautiful cloudy, copper orange color with 3-4 fingers of off-white head. No notable sediment. Head reduced to about 0.5 finger at 5 minutes. Nice retention and lots of lacing. Looking good!

S: Yep, it's a hefe - smells like a great one. Banana forward, vanilla, fruit esters, typical yeast, bubble gum. Uber nice.

T: Sweet and spicy with a very light hop bitterness on the finish. Nicely balanced. Flavors are similar to the scents with big banana and fruit. Light yeasty spice. Maybe a bit more orange than usual. No notable alcohol presence.

M: Moderate to high carbonation. Typical for the style. Good, crisp body. Goes down like a champ.

O: Excellent hefeweizen. I do love a German hefe and this did not disappoint. I can't say that it is the BEST that I've had, but it's top tier for sure. Nothing bad to say. Superb across the board. Didn't last long - glad I have 5 more.


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Photo of Dithyramb
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle was purchased ($3.75) with dinner last night at Friend’s in Fells Point and poured into a bar-supplied pint glass. The same labeling was on the bottle as in the photo here on the site, only listing the brew as a weisse. There was no born on or freshness dating available. However, I’ve never gone wrong with the bottled Germans so far.

Poured chill hazy golden amber with a billowy, thick white head, perfectly matching the golden yellows and light browns that were coated on top of some fresh crab dip. There was excellent retention and lacing. Sticky white bubbly rings wrapped around the pint glass and a few rings of carbonation crawled up from the bottom.
Deep sniffs of the pint glass revealed fresh, clean, crisp citrus notes with a bit of grainy malts in the background
Hacker has incredible complex flavors and interesting mouthfeel. Mostly dominated by lemony citrus flavors. There was a helping mix of phenols, malts, light hop bitterness, and cloves. Carbonation was lively on the tongue, but not distracting or overdone. Finished clean after the juicy initial rush. The body was light, but creamy and full of flavor.

Held up well to crab dip and sandwiches. Drinkable? I think this would be scarily drinkable in the summertime. Given that it is complex in flavor without being harsh in any of the various categories, it would be a nice cross over beer to stash in the cooler to initiate some folks into advocacy this summer.

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Photo of k3n
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle, production date stamped as 02/08.

A: Dusky, hazy amber color. Poured up with a tremendous head that lasts for days after petering down to a 1/4" cap. Steady streams of carbonation from the bottom keep the head alive.

S: Banana, cloves. Classic hefeweizen smells. A faint citrus note.

T/M: Snappy wheat malt. Mouth-coating creaminess with a slight prickle from the carbonation.

D: Uber-drinkability. Great for the hot weather.

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Photo of OatherS
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice plain label with a portrait of Georg Pschorr.

A: nice massive three finger head. cloudy yellow color, somewhat amber.

S: friuty and wheaty

T: nice banana flavor that is often absent in hefes. pretty much spot on style example

M: smooth

D: great hefe and great beer.

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Photo of radshoesbro
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance - poured an absolutely delicious looking amber, almost the perfect look for a beer. on top of the color of this beer it had a very large head, which slowly receeded to create a wonderful lace.

smell - a lot of yeast, and a very very slight hint of banana.

taste - this is heaven. it is perhaps one of the smoothest beers i have yet tasted. i taste quite a bit of yeast (but not to much to overpower your palate), a good deal of banana, and (of course) wheat. it is quite sweet, and my roommate turned to me and told me he thought that it didn't even taste like beer....but instead, heaven.

this and franziskaner will most likely be the two beers that i drink most often from now on.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Veiled gold color going for amber. Gorgeous foamy head that dies fast.

Well balanced aromas and flavors of sweetness and bitterness. Slight floral spices.

Super tasty and fresh wheat taste with a dash of honey.

Silky rich and warming. Medium body with champagne like carbonation.

A faint and short finish, but well balanced.

Overall an extremely well crafted beer!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep orange-copper color with a solid white head that holds. There's a nice thick lace above the collar that gives the appearance of a mountainous horizon - but nothing above it. The foam across the surface thins but holds throughout the glass. The aroma has a dominant banana note with some grainy malt and clove. The body is light, giving a thinnish - but creamy - mouthfeel. The aroma offers far more banana that the flavor, which is more clovey. There's a light grainy maltiness up front, followed by a gentle tanginess, some clove, a light hop flavor, more spicy clove and a dry refreshing finish with a final swirl of light banana and then a residual hoppiness. This beer is unique in that it has more bitterness than most, with some light hop flavor, and an emphasis on spicy clove.

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Photo of HalfFull
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a weizen glass. Pours an attractive cloudy golden haze with an inch of white bristling head. Decent retention is offered, settling in to a full surface cap and lodging random lacing upon the glass.

Smell is classic for the style with wheat, light banana, yeast and clove. Enticing and legit with no off or artificial notes. Just a touch of sweetness exudes. Nose becomes cleaner as the carbonation lessens, offering more detail.

Slightly richer on the tongue than expected from the nose but otherwise follows suit. Banana, touch of cinnamon/nutmeg, and with a lingering light malt sweetness. Offers a moderately full body and well balanced carbonation. Finish is crisp and dry without being off-putting. Very drinkable.

A final swirl and dump lets the yeast overpower the pour. The sweetness is hidden now, smooth and comfortable. A nice Hefeweizen.

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Photo of bierman2000
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A solid refreshing weizen/wheat. Great for refreshment in the summer and always a thirst quencher. Carbonated like all other wheats so let it breath once you pour it form the bottle. An overall excellent German wheat that is hard to beat for quality and taste.

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Photo of hyuga
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massively cloudy orange brew with touches of brown here and there. Nice big white head that stays well where it should. Spicy and sour fruity bubblegum aroma with a little clove. Spicy and tart on the palate as well. Lots of banana. Sour maltiness dominates the middle and clove shows up in the back. Spiciness makes the tongue tingle. Delicate, but it has that nice spicy punch at the same time. One of my favorites of the hefeweizens I've tried, but oddly enough, it's not a style that I've delved into quite as much as others, so I'll have to see how it stands after I try more. I'd definitely have a few more of these!

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Photo of ludachris
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice hazy orange in colour. Nice thick, foamy white head. Definate smell of banana and cloves. Very well balanced flavour of fruits and spices and also very smooth. There is some thin lacing and little carbonation. Really liked this beer and would definately buy another.

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Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Hackerhaus on Sendlinger Strasse in Munich.

A: Murky straw, off-white head, good retention and lace.

S: Banana, citrus and biscuit.

T: Banana, a little bread & citrus. Awesome. The flavour is exceptional, but it's maltier than I think a hefe should be.

M: Moderate body is quite creamy (fuller than some hefe's). Moderate carbonation.

D: Very good.

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Photo of FormatKid
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz single poured into a tall wheat glass. The body of this beer starts out straw colored but becomes denser and more brown with the accumulation of yeast. Big, robust off white head shoots up a good 3 fingers high into the ample room of the tall glass. This head is sticky, and sturdy…really awesome retention. A wonderful aroma introduces itself to my nose..doughy must, pepper, a tiny lemon zing, clove….all really rich and vibrant. This beer has a great mix of flavors too, light, sweet and mildly astringent across the front of my palate. The beer seems to round out at this point, getting softer and sweeter, reminding me of rye-dough and banana, white pepper, a glimpse of lemon and a spicy little phenolic zip in the finish. This beer is a great, refreshing treat, not short on complexity. I doubt there is a better beer for pizza than this, and I can say with reasonable confidence this is the best hef I’ve had to date.

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Photo of MDekker
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Woah! Off a relatively mild pour, I got overfoamed. This bottle was "produced" in June 07, so it's about eight months old. Other that the incredible head (which disappointed to a nice covering of white bubbles) it's a mildly hazy, gold color.

It smells of strong wheat, some orange/lemony notes.

The taste is of a sweet bread, some refreshing citrusy flavors, and a very well balanced bitter finish that just cleans up the palate and departs.

Nice and creamy - more than I expected from a wheat beer. Really, very very nice in the mouth. Very pleasant carbonation.

It's unbelievably drinkable. I had to stop myself from chugging it too quickly.

Without too much experience in the imported aisle, I didn't know what to expect from this, but I'm more than happy with this brew. I'd like to try this one again on a hot summer night.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a great hefe weizen

A-cloudy pale yellow with thick white head.

S- fruit, wheat, yeast and spices. magnificant.

T- citrus, clove, corriander, yeast, yeast sweet aftertaste.

M-great. light carbonation and light body.

D- I can drink this all day great session beer.

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Photo of mwrseeley
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best Hefes I have ever had and is one of my regular weekend purchases.

Served in the proper glassware this beer is knockout. The smell and taste reminds me of nothing less than cloves and bubblegum. The head is generous and impressive.

Check it out!

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Photo of Scooter77
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden/orange color. A huge fluffy white head presents itself instantly upon being poured. Aromas of wheat, bananas, lemon zests, and clove come across. I detected a slight crisp tartness of citrus upon the first taste, followed by the spiciness of cloves, finishing off with yeasty bread undertones. This is a great medium bodied hefe.

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Photo of yelterdow
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Freshness date: 04 06. Served in a weissbier glass at just over fridge temperature. The latest in a series of hefe-weizen tastings this summer.

Appearance- Pours a cloudy banana blonde, with nice active carbonation... a billowy and pillowy head easily grows to three fingers, with substantial lacing. The crown subsides to a fat marshmallow after several minutes, securing a great score on the eyes.

Smell- The usual suspects; banana, clove, and some mild phenols... full and fragrant in this beer. Luscious and fat, the aromas are up front here.

Taste- A wonderfully bold banana bread character with soft clove notes riding behind... the mild hops give this beer an easy finish. Delicious. Crisp, satisfying, and full flavored with excellent balance.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Creamy, foamy, very kind in the mouth. The level of crisp activity seems just right for this beer, and drinkability soars as a result. A great example of this traditional style.

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Photo of Intrinsic
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply put - this is an amazing Hefeweizen. It pours so beautifully, a brownish-orange translucent beer with an incredibly creamy head. The smell is fantastic. Citrus, lots of spice, all at perfect levels to create a very tantalizing beer. The taste is just as good. It reminds me quite a bit of Schneider-Weisse Hopfen-weisse but on a milder scale. In fact, it makes it much more drinkable. I'm already in love with this beer. Absolutely amazing.

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Photo of psugrad98
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice slightly cloudy golden in color, with a thick lasting head. Brussles lace is absollute the thickest I've ever seen. Fresh tasting with a fruity clove and wheat fragrance. Slightly carbonated and highly drinkable.

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Photo of kbub6f
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The head is big, almost white, pretty dense. It leaves soaring lacing. The color of the beer is an ever-so-slightly hazy orange-gold. Aroma of buttered bread and citrus/orange + spice. Awesome. The nice, spicy, fruity front turns very fruity through the full middle. Cold, fresh, milk. Finish is dry, buttery, with some gorgeous hops. Banana burps. This is fantastic. Man, I love a good Bavarian hefe!

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 736 ratings.