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Hacker-Pschorr Anno 1417 - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-10-2003)
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4/5  rDev +2%

AlexAfonin, Nov 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $3.35 CDN. Served cold into glassware.

Appearance - hazy rich golden color with a finger plus of white head. The head recedes quickly back into the beer. A few wisps of white soap linger on top.

Smell - mostly a combination of a ready, dry and slightly earthy aroma. Not a lot else going on. Some cereal grains here.

Taste - hard to describe other than it's like the mass conglomeration of earthy flavours and malt but blended together in the most wonderful fashion. Fully flavoured and delicious. Cereal grains throughout.

Mouthfeel - soft mouthfeel and lower than average carbonation but somehow this works.

Overall - really delicious soft summertime brew on the palate. With lower ABV this would be downright session able, as it is one of the first of the style but definitely something I would buy again.

DenisKolkin, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Hellpop65, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

dmberger, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Gouvernail, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

RafaelPrates, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

EmperorBevis, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

mizx, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

pathman, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

DOCRW, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

dfaranha, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

clarknova, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500 mL swing-top bottle picked up at TBS; bottled July 25 2013. I've only had a handful of beers from this brewery, but all of them have been solid to superb - so when I spotted this offering, from a style I have very little experience with, it immediately and mysteriously made its way into my hands. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy golden-peach colour, topped with one finger of dense, creamy white head that slowly seeps away. A generous curtain of lacing clings to the glass, with a modest cap and collar left at the surface after a few minutes' time. Looks great, but the aroma is merely adequate, with notes of citrus zest, bready malts and floral hops - a simple, fresh bouquet that entices you into a sip, if nothing else.

The flavour is similarly straightforward - lemony citrus zest, with a solid backbone of bready pale malt sweetness. There is also a light, floral dryness toward the finish, accompanied by a faint peppery spice and yeasty fruitiness. It grew on me as I made my way through the bottle, improving with warmth somewhat. I also really like the mouthfeel; it is on the lighter end of medium-bodied, but it almost has the silky-smooth texture of a hefe, with light, prickly carbonation that helps support this image. This is a ridiculously drinkable lager and I really can't say much more than that.

Final Grade: 4.15, a solid A-. Hacker-Pschorr Anno 1417 is the first authentic German-made kellerbier I've ever had the opportunity to try, but it is also now my favourite. This stuff isn't available in my home town (this bottle is from a London shop), but if they ever bother bringing it in locally I will be a regular consumer of it. All lager fans should consider this one a must try, as it combines the easy-drinking, clean nature of a good imported lager with the smooth body and yeasty undertones of a quality German wheat beer. Great stuff, and absolutely worth a try if you spot it.

thehyperduck, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jaydoc, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

RedAleMan, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Shadman, Oct 25, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice flip-top bottle purchased in Costa Rica at Galeria Grecia.

A: blond, hazy beer you can see the yeast residue in the bottom of the bottle. two fingers of head with little retention and no lacing but looks good

S: No hop aromas, predominates a fresh baked bread nose , and yeasty

T: clean taste, rich bread like taste with yeast and slightly fruity end

M: light easy to drink

jcbogantes, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ArthurKoefender, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Peach colored; cloudy; small head

Aroma: Muted citrus; soda smell

Taste: Nothing really jumps out as a flavor; smooth mouthfeel with some carbonation; slightly peppery

Remarks: This would make a good hot-weather session beer; not complex, but smooth and refreshing

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

NandoPereira, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

felipeprates, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Poupae, May 24, 2013
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Hacker-Pschorr Anno 1417 from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.