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

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Reviews: 733
Hads: 1,610
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 79
Gots: 190 | 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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Photo of rkinsella
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy yellow/orange color. Beautiful 3 finger head when poured correctly. Pattern lacing on areas of the glass.

Smell - Yeasty with notes of banana, clove, and citrus.

Taste - Sweet malt with a little clove spice / banana and tanginess. Finishing with a slight bitter hop to balance it out nicely.

Mouthfeel - Wonderful carbonation and good fullness.

Drinkability - So very tasty. No problem drinking a few.

A quality hefeweiss that I will visit again many times... (485 characters)

Photo of UGADawgGuy
4.74/5  rDev +17%
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. (1,633 characters)

Photo of Newglarusguy
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle I got with a Weisse glass, this bier pours a pale cloudy golden colour with greating lacing and a beautiful head. The taste is of great cloves and spices a hint of bannana I simply just love this bier it is great and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good weisse. (295 characters)

Photo of Weston19
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this served from a bottle into a Weizen Glass

A: Typical of the German Hefe beers. Hazy, copper color, and a huge head that diminishes into a pinky sized head.

S: Cloves dominated the smell although the banana also came out under it.

T: Taste follows the nose. Not very intense but it definitely has all the flavors you would expect from a Hefe beer.

M: Very smooth and very light. No detectable taste of alcohol.

O: Other than the Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier, this is probably one of the best German wheat beers out there. You can easily drink quite a few of these and not even notice. If wheat beers are your thing, pick up a case of these. (653 characters)

Photo of Gusmotel
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A hallmark old world Hefe Weisse! A blood orange hue breaks with a thick retentive head that takes its time easing back into this fruity wheat medium bodied beer. Fruit and wheat dominate in both aroma and taste. The most complex aspect of this beer is the aftertaste. It seems to go in stages from an immediate fruity taste, that gives way to a lingering wheat, that fades into a final note of dryness and spice. At this stage, I think I can comfortably call this one of the gold standards for the original style Hefe. (519 characters)

Photo of BREWS4LA
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome appearance poured from bottle to Duvel Glass.
Great carbonation consistent white head and perfect lacing just like your grandmothers curtains.
Great Taste no overwhelming yeast taste just enough and some banana/citrus
Very easy to drink.

If you like Blue Moon or Shock Top or one of the Macro Wheat beers you have to try the REAL DEAL! (347 characters)

Photo of NA1NSXR
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (686 characters)

Photo of GeneralZod
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE

A nice gold color. Looks like a traditional wheat beer with lots of head retention.

SMELL
Smells excellent. Smells just like banannas.

TASTE
Not much of a taste. It's not bad, but it does not have much flavor. Does not taste like it smells. Taste very plain, but not in a bad way.

MOUTHFEEL
It is coarsed and well carbonated.

DRINKABILITY
It is ok. I will have this beer again, but it is not very flavorful, therefore, it could easily be forgotten. (478 characters)

Photo of NicholasCasber
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer poured an amazing cloudy orange. Left a brilliantly solid head, which lasted nearly the whole drink.

S: Smelled of a traditional wheat bier, very grainy, very rough, very bright. I feel the smell doesn't really showcase the taste that is about to come.

T: While most Weiss's are very strong and very harsh, this tended to provide that rough, fresh taste of grain that I was looking for, but finished smooth, and brilliant as a matter of fact.

M: This was a very full bodied bier for a weisse, which, was more than welcome. Left a buttery, and delicious flavor on the aftertaste.

D: While a decent drink, still not my favorite, but not horrible. As Weisse's go, so far one of my favorites.

Overall, I feel that this beer would be something that I could sit down, with a few rounds, and watch a soccer match, and just relax. Cheers. (848 characters)

Photo of eb003
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this before, but in a bottle. It's a bit more enjoyable from the tap, though.

The appearance is good. It pours pale yellow...not quite as cloudy as other hefes. The smell is good, still sweet with a hint of citrus.

The taste is good, just not quite as flavorful as other hefes...but still a great brew.

The mouthfeel from the tap is very nice...it's a bit more smooth than it comes in the bottle.

The drinkability is high...great taste, smooth feel... could drink it all night.

(The bar where I had it, served it with lemon...and it was ok with the lemon...but better without it IMO. I also had it with an orange slice...and that was a nice compliment...BUT I'd still take it without fruit).

Overall still a great brew...tap or bottle... (765 characters)

Photo of Optimat0r
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance - looks a standard gold color, either appealing amber or piss depending on what kind of beer you like

smell - still dont see how this matters at all

taste - not really sure how to rate this; at first it tastes excellent, it a really rich fruity taste, caramelly, no foul aftertaste or anything. not hoppy or malty at all. really unique. howeverafter about halfway through it starts getting more and more plain...the taste is great at firsat but not that complex so it starts to get old after a while. it really depends on what you like and what your looking for- i personally am into darker more complex beers but i cant really fault this one as its great for what it is.

mouthfeel - stays good throughout...a sweet, nice....oh what does it matter, this category harldy matters.

drinkability - again not sure how to rate it...its a great sampler beer, but also would be great for a party-type drinking marathon as its not too strong and the taste is good, but if im just going to have one beer and really enjoy it, this one is just too simple and uninteresting. (1,084 characters)

Photo of Maerzen
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer number 2 of my hot summer day.

A - Unfiltered, dark gold/orange color. Lots of fluffy foam that evaporated slowly. Bits of lacing.

S - Not overpowering. Banana, fruit.

T - Wheat.

MF - Foamy. Carbonation that creates a thickness in the mouth - not spicy or harsh.

D - Very good wheat beer. Once again, great for summer. Though perhaps not year around. (370 characters)

Photo of AlexF
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review in french. Thanks.

Cette bière est opaque et dorée. Une belle et riche mousse se forme tout aussi rapidement qu'elle disparait. Pour une blanche, elle semble définitivement assez charnue.

Au nez, le blé est évident. Des touches d'agrumes parfument aussi la bière.

En bouche, la Hacker-Pschorr est bien ronde. Curaçao, blé, une légère touche d'amertume, le tout bien balancé. Une blanche haut de gamme.

Cette bière est liquoreuse mais très rafraichissante. (479 characters)

Photo of ifnkovhg
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer, but I found it less complex when compared with other examples of the style. The appearance was darker. Smell was fairly simple: wheat and some citrus. The taste was by no means bad. It had a nice, creamy mouthfeel, and its drinkability is good. But I just didn't get the variety of scent and taste that I find in (e.g.) Paulaner or Ayinger. Mostly just wheat and lemon citrus. (397 characters)

Photo of jizdepski
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (846 characters)

Photo of milkbaby9
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by 03/11 (this review is 08/10). Poured into a 0.5L weizen glass, producing a huge white foam head that rises to the top of the glass. Settles down to maybe half a finger with only a couple splotches clinging to the glass. Color is a hazy bright very light new copper penny color, a little darker than I expected.

Aroma was a bit of metallic citrus plus yeasty bread. The taste had a slight initial fruity tangy-ness which gives way to a yeasty french bread taste with slight peppery note. Maybe just the slightest bit of butterscotch. Absolutely zero bitterness to offset the slight bready sweetness. After warming up some, a bit of a sweet floral tinge becomes evident in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is creamy but with surprisingly low carbonation, almost like a thin yogurt drink, palate stays very wet. Not very crisp, has a syrupy lingering feel.

I rate the drinkability high just because I like the mellow taste, rather inoffensive. However, I think it would feel a little too filling after 2 or 3 bottles worth. I could see this one going down easy for friends who don't necessarily like beer or who are BMC drinkers looking to try something different.

For some reason I was expecting more, and this brew is nice but not slap-me-in-the-face-outstanding. Maybe my lower rating versus the average is a reflection of higher expectations.

Not the greatest, but I don't hate, gotta appreciate... (1,429 characters)

Photo of ENogueira
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

330ml bottle poured in a pint glass. Yellow to orange color, with a healthy white head of foam. Smells like orange. Taste is sweet with the bitterness of lemon. Peach flavor with a hint of banana. Leaves a decent aftertaste, a lot like dry fruit and a bit skunky. Overall, good. Definitely not the best Hefeweizen I've tasted. (333 characters)

Photo of lipschitz
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Brown 500ml bottle, with a very stoic picture of Georg Pschorr on the label.
Pours cloudy with honey/orange colouring, generous head. Aroma is faint wheat with a touch of citrus
Taste: Quite nice, there is some rather large fruit overtones here; bananas are noticeable as it slides off the back of your tongue. I also detect a subtle hint of pepper as well.
Notes: This would be much more enjoyable on a hot summer day, so I will have to try it again once the snow has left my yard. (499 characters)

Photo of Mryup
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Produces an inch of medium white head after a gentle pour. Golden honey with orangish hews poking through. Thoroughly hazy but no lacing to speak of. It has a good presence in its appearance.

S: Very pungent and clear. Combining with the appearance, it trys to bellow an intimidation not often seen in the style. Cloves are there and some banana like sensations.

T: Wow. Not what I was expecting. Light, smooth and well balanced. All bark and no bite. Clove and spice dominate the palate with banana doughyness in the background just a tad. Very clean and enjoyable.

M: Interesting. CO2 is slightly high but fits in nicely...well done. Has a medium bodied mouthfeel and then all the sudden goes airy and wet. Unusual but I like it.

D: Actually a very drinkable beer.

Overall not the best Hefe-Weisse ever but still in the upper echelons. Definitely worth a try. (869 characters)

Photo of SimplySinister
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, straw colored. A good amount of carbonation and a very large head. Minor amounts of lacing.

S - The smell is wheaty and vaguely citrus. Not quite as large of a nose as its fellow Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier Weihenstephaner. It does have its own character though; one which is very pleasing.

M - Crisp and refreshing. Leaves a wheaty aftertaste. It isn't too heavy or too light- its just right.

T - If one was to subtract most of the banana element from Weihenstephaner, leave the clove, add a little more wheat, reduce the carbonation, and reduce the sweetness, one would have Hacker-Pschorr. Truly, a smooth and great tasting Hefeweizen.

D - The drinkability factor is where Hacker excels. Due to reduced sweetness, this beer is more drinkable than Weihenstephaner. In fact, though I prefer the taste of Weienstephaner, if one was to enter the world of Hefeweizens for the first time I would recommend Hacker over Weihenstephaner because of its drinkability. Considering it retains more of a wheaty beer taste, it would be much easier for the non-Hefeweizen beer drinker to relate to. (1,097 characters)

Photo of altgeeky1
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (639 characters)

Photo of casualbeerman
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, I went looking for wheat that was a step above Blue Moon, and found this. I think this was a great product and a great step up to explore wheat beers. It definately replaces Blue Moon as the beer I'd give someone who's just starting to explore beer or who thinks they don't like beer. It is hands down the least "aqquired taste" brew I've ever had. Color was a cloudy gold-tan, smell was overwhelmingly citrus and quite sweet, with a bit of sour accidity to balance it out. Bittnerness was minimal, even to me and of my favorite regulars, only Sam Adams brings anything approaching substantial bitterness to the party. Mouthfeel was medium tending towards light, with the sourness providing a bite that was pleasant, but that I must say I'm not used to. Drinkability is very good, as the taste doesn't get old, but the acidity keeps this from the very top. Incidentally, this style brings up the debate of whether to drink the beer with lemon or plain? My old attitude was that if you need lemon in your beer, you're drinking crap and should probably just buy a Smirnoff Ice or a Margaritta or something. But I have to say lemon compliments this beer beautifully. Mine came with a slice on the glass, and I didn't add it til the end, but I'm glad I did. I've heard the Germans would point and laugh if you did this, but what the hell, I'm just an American philistine and 4000 miles away besides. I say at least try your wheat beer with a lemon, I think Blue Moon with a little lemon is pretty good, and Hacker-Pschorr Wiess was flat out awesome. Think of it like the warm beer vs cold beer. A truly good beer shouldn't NEED to be cold to be palatable. But it doesn't mean you necessarily drink all your beer warm (I'm assuming you're not British). Simmilarly, your beer shouldn't NEED lemon to make it interesting. But with if I did a session with this I would definately add lemon to at least some of my beers. (1,916 characters)

Photo of AndrewNations
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer at the brewery during Oktoberfest 2010. An amazing experience. This was my first beer of the trip.

A - A nice golden and hazy color with a slightly darker tint then most within this same style. A huge, white and fluffy head.

S - Lots of strong yeast and slight citrus. As a home brewer, I was surprised at how much yeast I picked up on the nose. It smelt almost as if it wasn't ready yet.

T - More the same yeast with clove and banana. I couldn't get over how fresh this beer was. I'd love to ask but given the size of the operation and the madness that had already ensued I didn't want to bother the staff. Also, I speak zero German so...

M - Perfect. Not too thin and with the perfect amount of carbonation for my taste. Less is more with me.

D - Great. The low abv and fresh aspects make this one a great one to drink in the summer. (878 characters)

Photo of DontCallMeSurly
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Initially this starts off with a nice dense white head and it quickly collapses into a thin layer of foam. There's a snow-white ring along the outer rim of the glass but inside the ring is are a bunch of darker colored spots, which are kind of pretty, but a quick stir of the glass makes the dark spots disappear. So this beer pours a gorgeous goldenrod and orange color with a good amount of haze to it. When I hold my fingers up behind the glass I can make out the outline, but not the actual fingers. Bread, bread, and more bread dominate this aroma so much so that I can barely detect anything else. There is a bit of clove and...slight hints of citrus, maybe. The taste pretty much follows the aroma with bread like malts, bananas, and cloves. Also there seems to be just the slightest touch of spice lingering in the background. Overall the mouthfeel is medium; not too thick nor too thin. This beer is extremely refreshing and I'm sure I'll go back to it throughout the summer months! (1,039 characters)

Photo of hockeyhead
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: from the first pour this beer appears nice hazy orange with a amber hugh also with a fine mesh white fluffy head
S:lots of bannanna and clove coming through also faint hints of lemon and bubblegum suger kinda smell very appealing though
T:nice sweet malty wheat taste up front then goes to alot of bannanas and bready sweetness and leaves a bubble gum fruityness that lingers in your mouth no hops really but well balanced too
M: medium body with lots of carbination a really refreshing feel on the tongue on a hot summer day
D: i can drink these all day with no problem not to filling but still stands up to a nice meal overall and amazing beer to say the least (665 characters)

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