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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,473 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,473
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 65
Gots: 96 | 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 tempest
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

tempest, Jun 20, 2006
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark amber- a bit darker than most hefes, primarily from the heavy yeast sediment. Smells of bananas, a bit nutty, and with an underlying breadiness. A bit richer than most hefes as well in the nose. The taste is a bit more gentle, with lots of lemon citrus, some breadiness, and lesser amounts of banana. Light on the clove at first, but it builds until clove becomes the predominant flavor on the finish without being overwhelming. Nicely integrated flavors, a bit of spicy sweetness on the end. Substantial, creamy, and smooth, rather than crisp. Very nice.

Georgiabeer, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 1/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange, lemon, banana, pear, clove, pepper, wheat, earth, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of banana, orange, clove, wheat, pear, bread, pepper, earth, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, banana, clove, wheat, bread, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; nice amount of flavors without being watery; no cloying on the finish at all. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly creamy, chalky, and lightly foamy mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an awesome hefeweizen. Great flavor balance and complexity; extremely smooth to drink. One of the better ones in the style I have ever had for sure.

superspak, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev -2.2%

LXIXME, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -2.2%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To commemerate another finish to my Spring Semester, I bring you the Second Unorganized Invitational! For those not familiar, I did an Unorganized Invite at this time last year to celerate the end of school, and this second one may put the roots in place for this to be an annual tradition. Same rules here as the one last year; six random beers over the next several days, and in the end one of them will be the champion of this invite. Hacker-Pschorr Weisse will lead it off here, the bottle cap has been popped, and the Second Unorganized Invitational is underway:

You're going to get a lot of head on this baby, so pour this one carefully. Big sticky head on top a body of blonde and gold, hazy in the middle. Head retention is merely okay. Big dose of phenolic (plastic band aids) and banana in the nose with a litle clove and spice. Traces of malted wheat are there too. Yeah, now we're talking.

The flavors are mixed and balanced in a great way. Carbonation is mild and the body is on the light side with a plastic-like smooth feel. Phenolic flavor at first, but then it goes tart, but more of a sweeter tart. Kind of lemony. In comes the wheat and clove, and when it's done traces of nutmeg linger in the aftertaste.

Hacker-Pschorr sets a high bar as the first entry here in the Second Unorganized Invite. But there are five more beers coming along the way, and I won't be revealing them until it's time to drink them. Come back tomorrow night for the second installment of the Second Unorganized Invite.

DoubleJ, May 18, 2008
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

mdaschaf, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a weizen glass)

A-This beer pours a warm hazy deep orange color with a good hazy. The head is a creamy light tan that can be cut with a knife. There are long strands of tiny bubbles rising to the surface but they can only be seen at the base where the glass is the most narrow.

S- Nice light fruit notes of pears and red apples with some faint cloves and no real note of banana. The finish has a smooth spicy note that could be hops. There are faint notes of vanilla and the banana starts to come through as it warms.

T-This beer has a nice clove spice with some faint banana that give more depth to the smooth soft wheat and a hint of light malt flavor. There is some notes of lemon brightness in the malt aswell. Not it's not the garnish I don't even allow fruit in the house when I am drinking wheat beer. The finish has a slight bread quality followed by a good spicy note that balances out the flavors in the beginning. There is a slight carbonic acid bite that enhances the hop spice and gives the finish a dry quality.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a creamy texture and a carbonic bite in the finish.

D- This beer has good depth up front and a nice spicy to balance it in the finish.

rhoadsrage, Feb 09, 2006
Photo of Zorro
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy yellow, you can pass light through it easily but you can't see through it.

Very strongly smelling beer, smells of spices and a bit of banana.

Tastes mildly sweet and a bit tart. Prominent banana and spice taste. Many different levels of taste to this, has some malt and vanilla flavors too. Hops shows up for the party too. This is one of the quality beers with many complex flavors and every sip is different. It is closer to a 4.75 in taste.

Mouthfeel is very good.

Very drinkable.

Zorro, Feb 08, 2004
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -2.2%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A bit lifeless and dull looking body. Opaque as to be expected, deep apricot orange and a little muddy brown. Nice faint rising carbonation coming up, hitting a very fluffy white colored four finger tall head. Good staying power on that head and manages to make a good long appearance.

Solid hefe nose. Chewy wheat sensations, a hint of clove. Fruit angle is quite mellow on this, and a nice malt crackling grain strangely to go with it also. A nice clean and spritzy quality almost zesty fruit coming out.

Palate seems really dumbed down. Watery bodied malts, and tang like fruit punch flavors. Clean but fleeting. Fruit angle seems more in the aftertaste, but is subtle and a little hint of juiced orange.

Overall though as easy and simple to drink, it comes off pretty weak to style, and really doesn't stack up to much of it's other German counterparts.

smakawhat, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -2.2%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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 rab53
4.5/5  rDev +10%

rab53, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy golden amber with a good white head. Good lacing.
Lots of banana and vague ripe fruit in the nose.
Taste features more bready malts but still has a solid banana note, along with a bit of clove.
Rather high carbonation, but this seems appropriate for this brew. Near medium body. Crisp.

O: a solid German Weiss, but not a favored style.

chinchill, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -2.2%

dmorgan310, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cludy dark straw hue with a three finger thick foamy head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell was very much that of banana and clove.

The taste was very banana and clove dominant as well. I really enjoyed this beer's spice. It was extremely dry as well - moreso than any other hefe I have tried.

The mouthfeel was clean and extremely dry. The beer left me salivating.

The spiciness makes this a nice year round hefe.

plaid75, May 12, 2006
Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

billab914, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Latarnik, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

JohnGalt1, Jan 24, 2008
Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from LCBO. I've had this so many times without reviewing it, its good stuff. Poured into a proper Weiss glass.

Pours a cloudy amber/golden hue, very rich colour, big fluffy white head forms, slowly drops to a thick layer, some lacing on the glass. Smell is nice, honey, wheat, bananas, clove, yeast, bit of herbal/floral, bread, nice. Taste is similar, nice and malty up front, wheat, honey, bread, some yeast, banana, light tropical fruit, clove and spice finish, bit of tartness, goes down easy. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, very refreshing and drinkable. A great easy to find weissbier.

Viggo, Sep 12, 2008
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

rolltide8425, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This stuff was always pretty plentiful in Milwaukee, but now that I'm back on the west side of the country, it is pretty rare to find again. Pours a nice hazy yellow with about 1" even of head on it. Aroma, banana, still smells like belgian yeast, clove.

Same in the taste, banana/clove. Actually enjoyable for my tastes, I wouldn't want to drink this over and over, but one bottle in a day's setting in the summer does the trick. A little sweet and tart in the mouthfeel, just right, doesn't allow clove or yeast to be a massive dominating presence. Somehow can have high carbonation and yet seem creamy at the same time.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy butter amber, almost orange colour with white head. The aroma is slightly spicy with a distinctive banana smell. Some sweetness at the front is followed by an almost clove-like spiciness at the finish. Crispness is assisted by the carbonation. Fruity banana sweetness and some citrus is evident from beginning to end. Smooth texture with a medium body.

DrJay, Jun 27, 2004
Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden/orange color. One and one quarter inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong yeast aromas, banana, clove, and sweet malt. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong yeast characters, banana, clove, some yeast, slight cinnamon, sweet malt, and slight hops. A slight dryness is associated with this brew. Overall, a very good hefeweizen; good blend, good body, and easy drinkability.

Tone, Jun 19, 2009
Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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