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Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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BA SCORE
83
good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 05-06-2003)
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Reviews by trancefishy:
Photo of trancefishy
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance is a very light fizzy yellow. tiny white head.

aroma is very light, and smells like beer. like, beer can returns. not so hot.

taste is light as well. a cloudy bitterness and then a fade to finish with some malty sweetness. the finish is the highlight of this beer. there are some interesting sour and caramel flavours going on in the aftertaste.

drinkability is really good. something just makes me want to drink this like i'm really thirsty for it.

alright beer, nothing i would buy if i could see something better sitting around though.

trancefishy, Mar 25, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a a srwaw color with a pretty light but well retained head,aroma is slightly skunked I mak have an older bottle.Taste is light and mineral-like with a nice soft malt backbone very light bittering in the finish.A very light refreshing beer to drink on a nice summer day or when wanting to drink something on the lighter side.

oberon, Nov 19, 2003
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.65/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Something is off from the get go. The color is paler and considerably more muddled then I would like to see. The aroma is overly malted with a sort of rotten hay malt. Its sweet and sweaty, something that carries over from the nose and into the taste. A considerable amount of spicy hops are also in there somewhere and do well for the Mouthfeel in the finish but they don’t help the taste enough to make this one pleasurable to drink. Decent but not clean or crisp enough for me. To sweet and wet to be very drinkable.

DaPeculierDane, Dec 09, 2005
Photo of badturtle
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Warning: This is my first review.

A: Dark, warm yellow. Light head that faded fast. Bottle stated it was bottled on 09/05.

S: Not too impressive, not offensive. Barely there at all.

T: Sweet. If I didn't know better, I would say they put palmetto honey in it. Honey on bread. Taste started out good and improved as the temperature rose.

M: Good carbonation. Not too heavy.

D: I could easily have another couple of these. It isn't amazing, but it would be good for a session.

badturtle, Oct 30, 2005
Photo of Jason
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shining clarity within the pale golden brew, paler than I thought it was going to be. A healthy mark of froth sticks around.

A good amount of clean graininess and spicy hop in the aroma.

The malt and hop flavours seem to have melded well, the malt seems a bit lacking in depth but the hops try to make up for it with some spicy flavour.

A decent lager, clean and fresh but nothing spectacular.

Jason, Sep 20, 2003
Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with very attractive label. Pours a clear, yellow/gold with a nice medium sized white head. Leaves patchy sheets of white lace down the pils glass. Sweet pale malt aroma with a big dose of bittering, grassy, herbal hops. Crisp, clean, and well carbonated in the mouth. Taste is mildly sweet from the light malts, but is well balanced by the bittering hops. The hops profile is a highlight here, wavering constantly between citrus and floral, but always staying clean and easy on the palate. Finishes with a dryness that is slightly bitter, but is fruity in a strange, nonsweet way. I could drink these all afternoon. A very refreshing Bavarian lager here that hits all the right notes for the style.

merlin48, Jan 31, 2004
Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw golden hue with a nice frothing bright white head lacing is thin but spread evenly. Aroma: Grainy, slightly bready with a lemongrass citrus nose to it and a nice European hop profile comes through nicely. Taste: Finishes very clean with there is a balance of hop bitterness and grainy sweetness but overall cleans the palate, a great bier to drink by the liter in my opinion. Helles does mean light but this bier has much more flavor than any American "light/lite" beer, Ein Prosit to that eh? Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body, but overall decent carbonation pretty thin though not as much texture as the Paulaner original Munich formula. Drinkability: Nice grass cutting brew, compelements many summer outdoor activities or if not in the mood for a big beer a nice change of pace in my opinion.

WVbeergeek, Nov 05, 2003
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear body with a thin hue of yellow and a rapid carbonation of tiny bubbles. The head is a thin soapy white mat that is broken in many places but seems to last for about half of the beer.

S- The pale malt and honey malt notes are dry but have a nice freshness with a faint bitter hop finish. The smell is simple but fresh and strong.

T- The dry sulfuric bite that comes with the pale malt is followed by a dry honey malt note and a crisp light hop finish.

M- This beer has a dry crisp mouthfeel that finishes very quickly and cleanly.

D- This beer has nice fresh tasting ingredients that has a good complexity for such a light beer. This is a really well crafted beer and is proof that a light beer can have good flavor.

rhoadsrage, Sep 22, 2006
Photo of thoover
4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this from a cask, at Der Pschor in Munich. It was great to sit there, watching them bring up cask after cask and tap them with a huge wooden mallet. They must have been going through 6 or 7 casks each night.

Appearance: Brilliantly clear golden, small CO2 bubbles. Big white head, slight lacing. A classic Munich Helles look.

Smell: Classic noble hop aroma

Mouthfeel: Refreshing, some C02 bite. Clean.

Taste: CO2 bite up front flowing into noble hop flavors. Grapefruit note. Very dry, clean, crisp, with notes of oak.

Drinkability: Let's just say that I had my share of .5 L glasses.

An amazing beer.

thoover, Apr 19, 2006
Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At Beer Bistro summer beer tasting. Wheaty, light sweet taste and thin even watery mouthfeel. Grass, floral, and light farm fruit aromas. Easy simple tasting summer beer Active carbonation, bit of bitter aftertaste.
Had 3 years later in a bottle and impressions were a bit better, where moderate bitterness comes through and creamy.

Sammy, Jul 01, 2004
Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

cliff1066, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of andjusticeforale
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What really shoched me about this beer was the clarity of color and yet the deceptively perfect body; not too full; not too like; full grain taste; faint caramel, some hop balance, crystal clear finish not a speck of after-taste.

Mine got admittedly a bit warm, and I think you should stay cold with this one.I t goes down so easy it won't have a chance to get warm. Bangers on the grill; some red cabbage, perhaps some german potato salad mit onion for this one.

andjusticeforale, Aug 08, 2006
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer brought me back. I remember when I had my first Beck's or St. Pauli Girl. This was it, in it's purest form. Golden, with a nice head. This beer did not pretend to be anything than what it was: a good beer, with good malts, good hops. It was refreshingly good. I was back in my youth, when a new beer tasted crisp and non-industrial. This was that beer.

bewareOFpenguin, May 27, 2003
Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DOCRW, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color with a nice fluffy white head that dissipated into a small cap, leaving not much lacing. The smell is rather faint, some light grain and hop. The taste is light, light hop, light grain, light malt, doesn't have a pronounced helles taste. The feel is light and well carbonated, very slightly bitter in aftertaste. An average helles but still a fine beer and very drinkable, great for wanting to down a few.

Gmann, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of elricorico
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours very clear gold with a thin white head that fades within a minute of pouring. The colour is nice, but it has nothing to top it off.

Smell is filled with sweet bread and grains. A hint of grassiness shows up as well. Though the smell is not strong, it is nice.

Taste is nice too, though it hasn't floored me. Starts out with that same bready sweetness from the smell and flows into a floral hop finish. The finish has some staying power and is not unpleasant.

The beer is light-medium bodied and well carbonated. I feel the carbonation is a little coarse across the back half of the tongue. Not enough to make it bad, but it does take some of the pleasure away.

This isn't a bad beer, but I don't think its place is on a quiet evening in. Better to have this beer while chatting with a group of friends. With my full attention on it, I am a little bored.

elricorico, Oct 02, 2005
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz Bottle into my antique .5L Pschorr-Brau Bierkrug. I just love that feel.

Pours up pale yellow with a towering white head. Nice, lasting, fluffy & malty.

Smell is of malt and light hops comes up to great you. Very inviting, begs to be tasted, light citrus yeast scent.

Taste is pleasant. Sweet but thin malty taste, mellow hops, cleansing and crisp notes of lemon. Nothing remarkable, nothing offensive. Good sold drinking bier.

Mouthfeel is thinker then the taste, good carbonation, satisfying.

Very drinkable but I may chose something a little more bold. MK

MuenchenerKindl, May 14, 2006
Photo of philipquarles
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours clear yellow with a smallish white head that disappears quickly and leaves very little lacing. Very faint smell that hints at grain; not much going on here. Similarly unimpressive taste; light grain, and that's about it. Barely noticeable hop notes. Feel is light and fizzy. Unoffensive--I guess 'clean' is a nice way to put it. Bland and characterless, and kind of disappointing. Maybe this was an older keg?

philipquarles, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a very clear bright gold color with a moderate lasting sudsy white head.

S: a light herbal hopping, some lemons, and a light grassiness. The aroma was very light.

T: The initial flavor was light fresh cereal grains with a grassy hopping and light malt sweetness sneaking through in the middle. The beer finishes with a light herbal lemon hopping and the flavor ends very cleanly and abruptly.

M: very light with a slight carbonation detection with light grains.

D: A modestly light palate with an ok lemon herbal hopping and drinks well for its style. Clean on the flavor and finish.

beerthulhu, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased at Hollingshead Deli in Orange CA. for $1.99 in September 2006. Bottled on date is 08.05, so this one is over a year old. So much for fresh!

Pours a clear (OK, slightly chill hazy) golden yellow with the thinnest of pure white films of a head.

Aroma is of grain and light lemon fruitiness and spiciness. Flavor intensifies the lemon notes, with a slight hop aftertaste. Moderately creamy mouthfeel adds to the blend. A pretty easy drinker.

Overall a pretty good example of the style- I would love to try this fresh, or *gasp* on tap...

Dukeofearl, Oct 13, 2006
Photo of witster18
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love a good hellas...and this is a good one. Light in color for the style. Sweet start with a bitter/citrus aftertaste. Pours a light golden straw hue with a quickly dissipating 1" head...bubbly...accurate for the style... pleasant overall. Everytime I try a good hellas I wonder why so few good one's are avail from US breweries... THe closest thing to this made near me is Velas Hellas in Gatlinburg....which is about equally as good but a little more color. Edelhell is crisp and refreshing and fairly well done. Far too many reviewers take subtle as bad....this is subtle but good! Aroma lemon with a little alcohol nose as well...very drinkable!

witster18, Jan 19, 2007
Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Big_Dave, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of IronDjinn
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came in a 500 ml brown bottle, the image of a lovely young Bavarian lady on the logo, who must have wrists made of tempered steel to be so casually holding up those three large full steins with only one hand. Looks like the pilates really paid off.

Pours out a vibrant clear medium gold, a tall white head that recedes after a short while, leaving small patches of lacing here and there. The nose, while not overly complex, is what it should be, mild grains, some biscuity malt and rounded off with floral, meadowy hops, nothing seems out of place. The flavour itself starts out with crisp dry grains, a bit of biscuit in the middle that joins up with some grassy hops that lead it to finish of sweet cut grass and a lingering moist grainy aftertaste, crisp, but only becoming dry well along the aftertaste. The mouthfeel for the most part is also crisp and dry, and very thirst-quenching. This would make a wonderful patio beer on hot summer days, a good way to class-up some barbecuing as well. A style and an effort that could very easily slip under the radar as it is not very robust or boisterous in its flavours, but everything is done well and is in the right place. A fine lager that I'll being buying more of while the weather still lasts.

IronDjinn, Aug 30, 2005
Photo of Gusler
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The departs the 355ml brown bottle and takes up residence in my glass a crystal clear gold color with a massive bright white head and lots of fine lace, which desiccates to sticky clumps upon the glass. Nose is malt, fresh, clean and crisp. Front is mostly malt and somewhat sweet, the top is reedy, the finish bitingly acidic, pleasantly hopped, with a dry somewhat bitter aftertaste. Quite quaffable, and one of the handful of “Lagers/Pils”, I can call “Delectable”

Gusler, Jul 29, 2004
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Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
83 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.