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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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Reviews by midnite2sixman:
Photo of midnite2sixman
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this from Martha's Vineyard in Grand Rapids, MI.

Looks much like a hefe on the pour. Golden amber, white frothy head. Nice lacing.

Grains on the nose, not very vibrant smells. Slight funky yeast smell.

Tastes also like a hefe, slight banana flavor.

The mouthfeel is where this beer sets itself apart. Cool and refreshing like a lager, yet enough body like a wheat beer. Very thirst quenching.

On a hot summer day I would much prefer this to any lager and definitely rate it to be quite drinkable!

midnite2sixman, Apr 21, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a weizen glass) best before 11/10
A- This beer pours a clear golden yellow body with a big carbonation of racing tiny bubbles and a spongy snow white head pops.
S- The fresh grain aroma has a slight sweetness with a faint honey malt quality that grows as the beer warms.
T- The slight tartness blends into a fresh pale malt flavor with a yeasty note giving way to a green hint in the finish. As the beer opens up there is a bit of an oat and then raw grain note with the pale malt. The finish has a soft sulfury quality to a green Noble hop snap.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slight chewy quality and a crisp finish.
D- This beer has a great fresh flavor with a slight sweetness that adds more freshness. The tartness adds some nice contrast with some nice support from the yeast.

rhoadsrage, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at Chancey Smith's. An orangey colour with a good mouthfeel. A sourness that's well amlted, a good bitterness, some cloves,pepper. I enjoyed the flavours of others of this style, including Creemor, far better. Still a good drinkability.

Sammy, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of pmcadamis
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Nice swing-top with a depiction of a happy guy with a metal or ceramic pitcher of beer. Dig the sideburns! This is a cloudy carrot orange brew (I swirled the yeast in) with a healthy head of beige foam. I served this in a pilsener glass, and the head was way to much for the skinny glassware to handle... should have used an oversized weizen glass.

S - Yeasty and fresh, like a loaf of white bread straight out of the oven. Reminds me of those doughy biscuit things they serve with honey butter at Texas Roadhouse. Glazed donuts.

T - Bread dough with a spritz of sweet orange citrus. Slightly tangy, but this is a very sweet and savory brew.

M - Light bodied, soft, creamy, and silky. A touch of carbonation reminds us that this is indeed a beer, but it's really understated and gentle. The finish is sweet, yeasty, and clean. This is as fresh and clean as a laundry detergent advertisement.

D - Perfect session beer! Creamy, but still light in body. Interesting and flavorful enough to keep ya interested, but not enough to distract you from the party. Would be good with a brat!

pmcadamis, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +2%

DOCRW, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of HalfFull
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I dive into this on good faith from the crew at Hacker-Pschorr knowing they make some great brews yet this is an odd style. Poured from a 500ml. swingtop bottle into a large wine glass. Yes, we'll just call it a mug with a stem I say.

A firm pop is a pleasant start, particularly given the style guidelines. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white cap. Not much retention but holds a surface ring and shows decent carbonation. A second topping off yields notably more lacing.

Aroma of neutral grains and some light hops with a bit of lemon and orange accompanying some fresh hay. Bit musky with an intriguing level of depth.

Flavor matches the nose largely, and is somewhat thinner in body than anticipated on the front of the palate. Lemony hops and a light sweetness continue, followed with a grainy close that offers moderate lingering notes again of lemon and grain. Lightly coarse in texture and easy drinking. Not as far afield as I thought as for the style. Quite nice and hope to explore the style further.

HalfFull, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of Gmann
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dirty golden honey color with a meringue like white head that left some lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is yeasty with some light peppery spice, it also has a doughy munich malt aroma as well. The taste is of a doughy munich malt base with heavy yeast presence. The yeast doesn't seem to add much flavor as it does in a Hefe. The yeast flavor is of light spice with some clove and pepper. There is a touch of lemon that adds a little fruitiness to the brew. The body is big and heavy from it being unfiltered and unpasteurized and lightly carbonated; finishes lightly sweet from the malt presence. A big heavy style, feels like bread in a glass. The flavors are light and fairly sweet so it is easy to drink. Nothing exceptional but has a nice rustic quality to it.

Gmann, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of morimech
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with two fingers of dense white head. The head eventually settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma consists of bready malt and a light citrus note. Almost like lemon. Some grassy aroma from the hops. The flavor is on the sweet side. Could use some bitterness from the hops to balance things out. The yeast adds some mild clove elements in the finish and saves this beer. Light body, watery, and uninteresting texture. A refreshing beer and a nice change of pace from wheat beers. My bottle had some age on it and maybe the hops faded. Have to try a fresher one.

morimech, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of dhannes
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A=Nice dark, golden color; two finger head lasted over a minute.

S=Nice moderate aroma with decent hop aroma and a slight sweetness.

T=Nice hops flavor with a bit of bite...noticed a bit of aftertaste. A bit of sweetness as well with a hint of carbonation. Hint of citrus as well.

M=Nice...smooth and refreshing.

D=Very drinkable...the sweetness prohibits it from being a beer that you would chug, but would stand up well with a meal or by itself on a hot day.

dhannes, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of emerge077
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Produced on 09/08

Pours a murky sunset orange, into a large 22 oz. mug. Sticky lace abounds with a decently lasting head. A pleasant whiff has the bready scent of biscuits. As it warms there is a sense of weedy wildflowers also. First few sips unfortunately have that telltale papery oxidation creeping in, but there's still some decent multigrain bread flavors underneath. An almost imperceptible amount of bitterness in the end. Fairly soft feeling, easy enough to drink. Not the freshest unfortunately, but the only bottles I have access to.

Probably best paired with food, I had it with some smoked pork shoulder from George's Deli & Liquors.

emerge077, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 Ml bottle poured into a Weiss Glass. Produced date of 09/08

A - Slightly hazy golden wheat color with a two finger fluffy head that slowly went down to a lumpy layer with no lacing.

S - A strong mineral smell is instantly present with some musty, wet wheat and earthy smells. Undertones are of malt and slight hops.

T - The Anno has a great balance of malts and hops on the palate followed by earthy and strong wet wheat flavors. Despite the smell I'm impressed with the sweetness of the malt yet noticeable hop.

M - A good level of carbonation levels out the flavors with a crisp, dry, yet refreshing mouthfeel.

D - There really isn't anything outstanding about this beer, It's flavors are good but could possibly get old very quickly. I really like Hacker Pschorr but this isn't one of my favies.

BeerFMAndy, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jaydoc, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BrazilianAussie, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of jcbogantes
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
Photo of BlackHaddock
1.5/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Brown flip-top 0.5 litre bottle, best before Dec 2007, drank July 2007.

Poured into a straight sided Berliner Kindl half litre glass.

Poured the lot in and watched the sediment cloud the whole glass, the head soon left to leave a rim around the glass with bubbles coming to the surface and exploding. It is a dirty straw colour and doesn't look too inviting.

The aroma was of orange groves and farmyards, maybe I should see a doctor?

The taste is of dry cardboard which has been soaked in K9P.

The mouthfeel is fizzy and slightly sour in the aftertaste, nothing else.

I have had beers from this brewery many times over the years and have tried Kellerbiers (in both Munich and Bamberg) before. This bottle however is just about the worst German beer I have ever tasted. A great pity because I had been looking forward to drinking this beer for some time.

BlackHaddock, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of eric5bellies
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Hofbrau Half Stein

A - Pours a pale straw colour with a large white foamy head.

S - Nice earthy grainy aroma that is a little sweet.

T - Plenty of earthy notes up front that transforms into a yeasty grain flavour that finishes a little bitter.

M - Light body a medium carbonation.

D - Nice easy drinking style of beer that I recommend.

eric5bellies, Sep 09, 2010
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Weizen glass. From my notes (may´11). Golden color, foggy appearance. Off-white, small bubbled, crown. Fairly good retention. Moderate mildy malt aromas, bready notes & slightly floral hop. Smooth & well balanced flavor: some sweet maltiness, slightly citric hoppiness, subtle acidic touch & clean bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Sweet notes in the middle. Watery texture. Finishes as started: balanced hops & malts.

GONZALOYANNA, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of losdizzel
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Now this is one my favorite German beers . Soo very drinkable so becarefull 25oz of goodness per pop .5.5 ABV AND one of the coolest bottles, pops open like champagne without the mess might have some on new years . Starting to enjoy German beers alot more these days . so until we meet again enjoy this one .

losdizzel, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of nickynick
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hacker-Pschorr Anno 1417 poured a cloudy amber with almost no head and nice lacing. The smell was of faint malt and fruit. Taste was very malty sweet. Hints of fruit, almost no hops. Mouthfeel was good, a bit gritty. Drinkability was ok. Overall this was an interesting beer. Wanted to give it a try because it is such a rare style.

nickynick, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of Globetrotter
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale gold under a one finger white head with good retention and outstanding lacing. The mild malt nose is accented by a touch of citrus. The mouth is very prickly and medium bodied. The taste is smooth and malty, without the edge one usually finds in an unfiltered beer. There's a hint of sweetness in here, too, but the main experience is barley. A very mild hoppy finish leaves a refreshing aftertaste. Very drinkable.

Globetrotter, Feb 10, 2004
Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

pathman, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of fropones
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured a somewhat cloudy dark orange pumpkin color with a white head that dissipate. Smell is malty and not very strong with a hint of fruit and yeast. Taste is a little fruity, reminds me of Chinese or Thai food for some reason. The mouthfeel is pretty watery with a little carbonation. The drinkability is pretty high, especially in this heat. I could drink a couple more no problem.

fropones, Aug 24, 2009
Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +2%

RedAleMan, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Absumaster
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A murky, orange, golden beer with a frothy, big head.

Smell is yeasty with notes of stock and straw. A pilsner maltiness and a flowery yeast profile. A little diacetyl too.

Taste is green with notes of raw malt. Yeasty with notes of flowers and stock. A slightly fruity twist. Body is quite thin. A pretty standard Zwickelbier.

Absumaster, Oct 27, 2008
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Hacker-Pschorr Anno 1417 from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.