Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Bock | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by nixhecks:
Photo of nixhecks
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bronze-orange in color with visible carbonation, left a bit in the bottle so no sediment made it into the glass. Although head was small it held together well. Sour dough yeast aroma with sweet malts and fruity characteristics. Flavor starts malty and smooth, caramel and dough, and finishes with a crisp bitter, slightly citrusy, wheatyness. I think this is my first of the style, and was not dissappointed if not overly impressed. Pretty decent, and drinkability is good, but I wouldn't say this is my new favorite style - worth the try though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of JohnW
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was not served in the usual Hefe Weiss glassware, so not sure the appearance or head would have been better had it been in the traditional style glass. Colour was as expected, darkish gold and cloudy as usual for an unfiltered Weiss beer, though not much head, and that itself did not last long. Aroma is fruity, cloves and bananas, slightly sweet and inviting. Taste is good, mid range between the sweet and dry styles of a Hefe Weiss, good body and texture, satisfying. Though maybe not the greatest depth of favour of some of the finest examples of the style, but a good beer and easy to drink. Would be more than happy to have this again, though would prefer it to be served in the proper glass style!


B'ham UK (written and sampled while in Florida Nov 2006)

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Photo of richkrull
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a great deal on this beer - $4 for a 17oz bottle.

A - Medium-light straw color. Quite a bit of head even with a gentle pour.

S - Light, wheat, bit of citrus - nice smell.

T - Tasted really sweet to me. Nice flavor. Bartender offered me a lemon but I declined.

M - Good medium body, refreshing feel.

D - Very good. My wife was still busy in the flower shop, so I went back to the bar and had another. Really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of cokes
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasty weizenbock, with an emphasis on weizen.
Pours a stormy looking golden peach, very hazy, almost milky.
Weizen traits on the nose with bananas and clove, there is also a sweet bready maltyness lurking underneath, especially evident as the bier nears room temp.
Basically like a hefe with the malts kicked up about three notches. Fruitiness, clove, and doughy malts make up the taste. Alcohol is not percieved in the taste, but the warming effect and bodily sensation tell otherwise.
NIce and smooth in the mouth, very pleasurable.
I have had other weizenbocks that have more doppelbock traits, as I said, this is a paler version and sticks closer to a hefe. I like this style better.
Very nice. A great spring time brew as a palatal transition from heartier doppels to summer weizens.

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Photo of ekmoody
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a beautiful golden color with nice thick head.

S - A definite citrusy wheat aroma

T - Taste is certainly wheat-dominated, with the yeast coming through as well. A bit sweet, but certainly not too sweet. Hops are present in the background.

M - I thought it was a bit too carbonated, but the feel is otherwise appropriate.

D - Very drinkable. A very flavorful beer that doesn't sit too heavy on the stomach.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A cloudy tawny body is topped by a (surprisingly) short and creamy ivory head that drops shortly to just a thin collar. The nose is also somewhat limited but offers some fruitiness, bubblegum and clove. As suggested by the limited head, the carbonation is not as aggressive as many weizens can be. When combined with the fuller body of the bock, the carbonation starts lightly tingly on the tongue but becomes smoother and creamy as it warms. This seems to add to its malty character. The flavor, however, is anything but restrained. It bursts forth with a rich, mouthfilling fruitiness (apple, pear, grape) and lightly sweet maltiness that warms to reveal sugary bubblegum, ripe banana, alcohol, clove flavor & spice, and a light plastic-like phenolic. It finishes with some lingering malt, swirling touches of light spice, and a drying alcohol. Clearly a strong beer that demands some time for enjoyment! Well done. Rich and satisfying.

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Photo of beerluvr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a firm & massive mousse-like head that just about refuses to settle down, over cloudy brown/red tinged liquid. Nose is quite typical for it's style: sweet malt, fruity yeast esters, clove and banana all mingle together. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with notes of sweet malt sugariness, yeastiness and a very subtle chocolaty dryness is also evident. Finishes sweet, drying slightly in the lightly bitter finish. One of the better wheat bocks currently availiable.

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Photo of Amalak
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A- Gold color, basically opaque. It had a thick bubbly head though I didn't see many bubbles. Actually, they are just very small and went away quickly. Excellent lacing.
S- It has a very pungent wheat-citrus scent to it.
T- Very smooth wheat beer with an interesting berry aftertaste. Very well balanced. So smooth, not crisp, but in this case it works well. Nice cold weather wheat beer.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: About a two finger head. Pours a golden-y brown color.

Aroma: Very much wheat right off the bat. You can smell the citrus backbone, but it is still very light.

Taste: Very slight bitterness. The citrus taste comes through as well as a hint of spices.

Mouthfeel: Very good mouthfeel. Light carbonation compared to other beers of the same style--which is a good thing. Slightly thick.

Drinkability: Very drinkable.

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Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Pegasus
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber color with a massive off-white head that retains quite well, lots of sticky glass-coating lace and slight carbonation. Rich, fruity aroma of apples, pears, cinnamon, cloves and alcohol. Tasting yields slightly tingly carbonation, toasty malts, alcohol, apples, pears, ripe bananas, lingering cloves, and a tinge of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. An offbeat and beguiling brew, simply excellent.

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Photo of Andbrew
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought at Specs in Austin TX. Poured into a Andechs glass - not a hefe glass.
Good golden orange color. Hazy as it should be but not overly so such that you cannot see through it.

Fantastic nose tons of citric and flower. Very light hop's but only slightly.

Clean and refreshing mouth feel with a slight grassy aftertaste. The yeast comes out fantastically with banana and orange with a slight bitter. This beer tastes like Germany in the summer!

I could drink this all day - and have done so in Bavaria!

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Photo of maestrophil
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into weizen glass.
I don't think this should be called a weizenbock, since it's basically a cloudy gold and carries only 5.5% alcohol.
A: hazy golden, enormous head fills half of weizen glass, slowly settles to cap. No lacing to speak of. Active carbonation throughout.

S: Spicy, citrusy wheat, bready yeast and faint floral hops.

T: Right where it should be for the style, definite wheat bite, refreshing noble hops and moderate sweetness. I find myself wishing it were a bit more multi-faceted- flavor is nice, but doesn''t really develop into anything.

M: Fairly light but satisfying. Carbonation created the huge head, but is actually soft and nice with tiny active bubbles.

D: Refreshing and smooth, this would go down very easily, particularly on a nice day. I usually do not love wheat beers, and I enjoyed this one better than most. Would recommend it to anyone who wants an authentic, nothing-crazy representation of the style. Cheers!

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty beer. At 5.3% alcohol listed on the bottle and tasting the way it did, I would have called this a Dunkleweizen not a Weizenbock.

Poured a hazy amber color with a big bubbly white head and average retention. Little lacing.

Smell and taste were very much like a fortified hefeweizen. The initial smell and taste were very hefe-like. Cloves, citrus and banana were strongly featured. In addition there was a good hint of pepper and stronger malt presence than the typical hefe and a bittering finish. The malt and bitterness were subtle and did not interfere with the overall lightness of the beer, but they were there.

Mouthfeel was rich but light. The pepper and hefe spiciness felt good on the taste buds.

Drinkability is very good. A nice subtle change from most summer wheat beers. Would be a great thirst quencher or session beer.

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Photo of RevCraig
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of NewGeneric
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this a while back but took notes. Poured a cloudy orange color with foamy white head that faded slow and left little lacing. Smelled of bananas, yeast, and malt. Tasted the same with a light hops kick. Smooth, but a little overcarbed leaving the tongue a little dry and bitter. Good session beer.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent, Had it on tap. Damn near perfect

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Photo of DoppleJock
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into weizen glass.

A: Poured a cloudy golden yellow/orange with 2-finger foamy head. Nice retention and moderate lacing.

S: Bready yeast with lemon peel and some spices.

T: Lots of bananas and bubblegum with a hint of vanilla and citrus. Really, really nice...

M: Chewy and rich with great carbonation.

D: ABV suggests this is more of a cross between a traditional Hefeweizen and Dunkelweizen than a Weizenbock. Categories aside, this is a really good beer and goes down really easily.

I've tried this one many times but finally sat down and really "tasted" it. Glad I did, because this rates even higher on my list than I previously remember.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

Photo of thefrizzle
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has a nice cloudy honey color that's brought to life by thousands of minute bubbles. This is one of the most carbonated beers that I've had in a while. This beer is a looker.

The smell was slightly fruity with a tinge of alcohol. The smell was more subtle (in terms of sweetness) than the other wheat beers that I've tasted and I found it pleasant.

I'm not usually a fan of wheat beers but I could see myself putting a few of these away. It's got a subtle hops flavor which I enjoyed. The hops were able to tame the sweetness that usually turns me away from wheat beers.

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Photo of Evocatus
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a cider color to it; a darker yellow-orange and opaque. Head was white, thick, and foamy. It was also stable as well as there was head throughout the drinking. Aroma was a little weak, but I could pick up some bready wheat. Taste was a mix of sweet wheat, a light hint of banana bread and cloves, and a good hoppy kick going down. Excellent body and carbonation. I could easily down a couple of these.

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Photo of CalhounJohn
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another great German beer. This one is unique to me only in the way I discovered it. I was at a sushi bar looking for a good Japanese beer and had a disastrous American made attempt so I looked at the rest of their offerings and found this one. What a surprise!! It poured a nice, semi-dark color with a great aroma and an initial mouthfeel. The taste was what I would have expected from a great German beer, but I was hoping for more ... Nothing is perfect! This is a truly great beer and I hope to enjoy it again!

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in a weizen glass.

L - murky orange/amber color with a fluffy white head that stayed as a layer and left trails and clouds of lacing.

S - earthy wheat with a hint of citrus rind.

T - good blend of spiced wheaty flavors with a zing of citrus and gentle bitterness.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - a very drinkable beer.

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