Hefe Weisse
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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From:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
 
Germany
Style:
Hefeweizen
Ranked #8
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,933
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 11.03%
Reviews:
839
Ratings:
1,204
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 12, 2022
Added:
Feb 24, 2001
Wants:
  128
Gots:
  376
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Our unfiltered Hacker-Pschorr Weissbier is naturally cloudy, full-flavoured and uniquely refreshing. Georg Pschorr – in his day owner of the Pschorr brewery and a man of true foresight - spread word of this exquisite and enjoyable Hefe-Weissbier and made it popular beyond the borders of Bavaria.

May also be labeled as: "Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb"
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Yum ! Agree with those comparing it to banana bread. In a subtle way though this is not sweet like actual banana bread. So easy to drink. Very much a German beer. Medium body, copper like color. Light carbonation, had a thin head that dissipated quickly. I'm drinking this fast, wish it was in a big can !
Aug 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Aug 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pretty marginal and lacking flavor TBH. Im used to fatheads goggle goggle which is a potent flavor bomb. Comparatively this is a watery disappointment.
Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
0.33 L bottle
Bottle Date: 10.21 => Oct, 2021
Consumed on: 16-june-2022
Glass: 12 oz Weizen Vase
Pouring Temp: 54.1


Look:
Cloudy and murky opaque golden amber. I can barely see the shadows of my fingers through the narrow part of the glass. 1.5-finger (2") white pillowy and creamy head very slowly dissipates to 3/4 of a finger. Good lacing

Smell:
Bananas and sweet citrus fruits such as oranges. Some honey. Hints of cloves in the background.

Taste:
Mostly bananas along with the sweet citrus, start the sip. Cloves then appear and are more prevalent than in the nose, providing a light spicy bitterness. Honey notes appear here and there in the background. A very light citrus bite appears near the end and lingers thru the finish, along with the lightly spicy cloves.

Feel:
Smooth, and creamy. The body is medium. With maybe a slight lean to the heavier side.

Overall:
8 months past the Best Before date and still pretty good. With no cardboard in the taste. That speaks to the quality of this brew. While not in the very top tier of Hefeweizens (for my palette), this beer is very well-done and quite tasty and enjoyable. And also refreshing. The brew hits all of the classic notes of a good Bavarian Hefeweizen and hits them well.

The only downside (for me) is that this was only a 0.33 L bottle. I would love to find this in a 0.5 L bottle, which is what I prefer for Hefeweizens. And that's bottle - not can. Hefeweizen is a style that does not lend itself very well to canning, IMHO.
Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.32 by chris826 from Mississippi

Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by Jakepitbull from New York

May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Apr 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by faraday326 from California

Apr 09, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.09 by clm9 from North Carolina

Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by Cameron_S from Florida

Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep copper, rusty orange, with an initial thick white creamy head that pales down over the course of 5 minutes. Incredible lacing as the creamy quarter inch thick head slides down the glass.

Smell is quite powerful, especially out of the bottle. Fresh juicy fruit like apples and mild banana, general spices on the nose. Wheat-y and grassy as well.

Taste is great with some subtle flavours. Banana peel and bubblegum and meted out and balanced by some general bitterness that fades into a wheaty malt flavour, again, like banana bread. If you sip this fast you can taste a bit of lemon bitter tang in there too.

Great feel and not over carbonated, but definitely more than typical beers, but average for a Hefeweizen. Very smooth, medium body that isn’t too heavy or too light. Excellent beer, definitely a bit darker than other ones in the top categories for unfiltered wheat beers, and definitely has its own unique taste, making it a very worthy try for anyone!
Feb 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Jan 31, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
"Best by May 2022"; drank 1/13/22 @ the Yarchives.

Mostly opaque dull orange rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE khaki head; sparse, tree-rung lace.

Wheat, banana, mild apple & faint allspice notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Applesauce, mild cinnamon & dry wheat flavors.

Classic flavors and, to me, a Christmas-y vibe here. A beer everyone should have once.
Jan 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
poured from a 500mL can into a tall Kapuziner Weisbier glass. pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with over four fingers of firm white head. wheat, lemon, banana and a touch of clove on the nose. taste follows with a big punch of wheat on the finish. i enjoy the taste more than the aromas. medium-full mouthfeel with a lower level of carbonation that makes for an extremely smooth and flavorful drinking experience. i find these hefeweizens to be about as filling as they are easy to drink which is an odd juxtaposition but i chalk it up to the wheat. this is one of the better ones, though. a classic for sure.
Jan 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Tenebris

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Dec 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.71 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2021
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Rated by Paulkdd

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favourite beer!
Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours cloudy, gold in color with one third inch head. There is a bit of skunk in the smell. Taste is banana, clove and wheat. Medium body and carbonation, slightly sweet. Nice Hefeweissbier. I prefer other German examples but this is good.
Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Robertas from Lithuania

Oct 09, 2021
 
 
Rated: 4.83 by beerrat from Virginia

Sep 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Sep 17, 2021
 
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Smells like banana bread, normal yet nice for this style. Similar taste adds a bread follow through. Some body yet not enough carbonation for me out of a bottle.
Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy gold with a thick, choppy, long lasting head. Smell is typical for a weissbier. Taste hits all the weissbier notes. Milder than some other weissbiers, but flavourful. Mouthfeel is very smooth. The alcohol is only noticeable after swallowing. Overall another great offering from Hacker Pschorr and a solid example of its style.
Aug 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Slightly hazier than I expected, but I forgot it is unfiltered. Head was nice and frothy. With slight lacing. Nice beer to compliment my pizza pot pie.
Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Mitchster from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
$6.99 for a 4 pack of 16oz cans at Total wine. Pours out to a cloudy medium yellow forming a dense bone white head with very good retention and sticky sheets of lace. Carbonation is moderately strong, ~3.0 carbs or so. The nose is really nice, wheat, some lightly yellow, not quite ripe bananas and a nice balance of clove. The mouthfeel is great. Medium light bodied with brisk but not overpowering carbonation and finishes crisp making this an easy drinker. The taste is a recap of the body and there is a very nicely balanced malt sweetness to the mild spicy bitterness. A little bit of hot asphalt/tar/rubber in the finish, but not obtrusive like some weisses can be. Yeast sits well and doesn't have that vegamite tang of overly yeasty brews.

A very nice Hefe. I would definitely buy this again, especially at this price. Recommended
Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Drinking this in an actual Hacker-Pschorr weisse glass at a pub. Great accompaniment to grilled shrimp and celery. Slightly cloudy with a tan/gold color, fluffy and healthy head. Smells of lemon, clove, and bread. Taste is lemony, mild yeast, banana, and bread. Feel is light, easy sipper, mouth watering and refreshing. Excellent example of the style.
Aug 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.86 by stanale from Illinois

Aug 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Jul 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
500ml swingtop bottle. Beautiful burnt orange colour with a persistent head. Pronounced bubblegum aroma. Flavour is as you’d expect from a wheat beer but it’s light and underwhelming. Lacklustre body and a thin mouthfeel. Looks great but body and taste both disappointingly underpowered. Was expecting much better.
Jul 20, 2021
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from tall can a nice I see mid orange 70% transparent color with an inviting 3F off white soft topped foam head. Head fades slowly and leaves little lace.

Orange or sweet lemon note, wheat biscuit shaped morning breakfast cereal and spiced yeast that blends with a sweet honey aroma.

Orange, honey, wheat bread, touch of caramel and hop that works well with the grainy vibe of the wheat. Yeast adds a nice subtle (pinch of allspice or clove) component that works very well. Not too sweet and wonderful wheat body that makes it like a wheat version of a good Helles to me.

Good medium body with a nice roundness to the beer. Not sharp or thin, rather well balanced body with super fine carbonation that is on the lighter side with a nice smooth feel.

Probably the best tasting wheat beer I have had of the few that I have tried. No yeast notes that go off strong in one direction and just the right balance as far as body, sweetness and flavor goes.
Jul 07, 2021
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Rated by eatsluggs from Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep taste, perfect for a roasted veal or pork knuckle. Don't forget to have more than one.
Jul 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.63 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jul 01, 2021
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can stamped with 01.20.2022 4 and 01.20.2021 R. I'm assuming, then, that it was canned on Jan 20, 2021, and destined for export to the USA, given the American mm dd yyyy format.

Aroma is strongly banana with more than a hint of spice and fresh bread.

Appearance brings a golden amber body from the front, changing to a golden yellow with a backlight. Nicely carbonated. The pour develops a tall slightly off-white head, thick and creamy, with excellent retention. It forms a domed top and leaves thick lacing as it recedes.

The taste has more clove than the aroma, and the banana is in the background. There is a tanginess in the middle that lingers into the aftertaste as well. The combination is a refreshing beer, but not one I would rank in the top 10. Perhaps it is suffering due to being canned. The final pour did give some yeast sediment, so it seems it was can-conditioned.

The body is moderate for the style and leaves a nice presence on the tongue.

Overall, as I stated above, an enjoyable hefeweizen, but this canned version would not crack my top hefe list. Unfortunately, I could not find it bottled, or that is what I would have bought in the first place.

Top brewers of hefes should NOT be canning this style. IMO, this is one style where the advantages of canning seem to be vastly outweighed by the effect on the overall flavor of the beer. Perhaps I'm being nostalgic, but that's how I feel. Small brewers with no bottling line, OK, you have to do what you have to do. But Schell's and all of the German brewers need to go back to just bottles for this style.
Jun 30, 2021
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Pours a muddy hazy yellow. Two finger white tightly bubbled head. Great lasting power on the head. Still a half finger at 5 minutes.

Smell: Cloves and banana, with hints of spice.

Taste: Traditional german wheat beer tastes, bubblegum, cloves, light rye bread. Hints of spring flowers and a touch of lemon.

Feel: Round and dry. Medium bodied, and playfully carbonated.

I was very impressed with this beer. World class. It earns a solid A.
Jun 08, 2021
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