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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb

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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews by ranger7:
Photo of ranger7
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought from BevMo!
Poured from bottle into a glass.
(Review from notes)

A - Hazy gold, some carbonation, tiny head.

S - Sweet. Orange, pear.

T - Some citrus bitterness and wheat.

M - Thick and tasty.

Summary - Outstanding. One of the best Hefeweizens I've had.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of nocheinsbitte
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm going to start my review with a disclaimer--this is my favorite beer, period. If I had one last beer to drink before I went to the grand bier stube in the sky, it would be this one.
Appearance: When poured correctly, this beer looks magnificent in the glass. Topping off the head with the remainder of the bottle makes this beer a real treat. The color is a typical hefe yellow-gold and the cloudiness of the yeast masks the mystery of the taste inside. The thick head stays for a long time, so get used to drinking the beer through the head, you'll have to wipe your upper lip often.
Smell: The aroma is very welcoming, never bitter or skunky. A little fruity, but understated, not like a lambic or some of the other fruity beers.
Taste: As I stated earlier, this is the best bier in the world (my opinion). It is refreshing, fruity (not much), and very satisfying. No bitter after taste, leaves you refreshed and ready for more.
Mouthfeel: Again, no problems here.
Drinkability: The problem with this bier is that I can keep drinking it--over and over and over.

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Photo of gottajiboo2
3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured out a very thick foamy head and a cloudy lemon-ish orange color with darker hues swirling through out. took a while for the foaminess to settle down. Aroma was musty, fruity and I hate to say but smelled a bit like a wet dog. It had an slight apple and sour note and finished with a bready musty end. mouth feel was soft and chunky. It was an ok beer, but I felt one would do me just fine.


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Photo of JCfirebird
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've had this beer on tap and a bottle. When I get it in a bottle I always pour in a glass, I've found that leaving it in the bottle keeps the foamy head from receding. On tap well let's just say its great could drink from it all day, "can I get another one please."I was on my third one while my friend was on his first. It's a filling beer, so don't eat to much otherwise your belly will be paying dearly. I've drank other weisse's but none compare to this one. I prefer the Dark Weisse but its hard to find around here. The friends and family I've given to try say the same thing all the time. "It's smooth, tasty, sweet, heavy, but above all stronger than what they drink." Like I tell them "get drunk tonight not the next morning". All I need to do now to complete the experience is get a Weisse glass, it would put the cherry on top of this wonderful desert.

Price: slightly more than your regular imports, worth the extra dollars you pay for it

Availability: depending where you are its available from gas stations to bars, some grocery chains carry them, pricing can be fluctuate accordingly so I recommend to drink it with a couple buddies, if you feel the price is steep.

Taste: superb, you know your drinking great beer when alcohol is the smooth criminal in there, this beer does not need a garnish. Banana nut bread anyone?

After effects: As someone told me a great clean beer that you can wake up tomorrow morning feeling great.

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Photo of nategp
4.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into my Ayinger Weizen glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy orange color with a nice head that slowly dissipates with lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Banana, cloves, wheat, heaven.

Taste: You get it all: banana, wheat malt, cloves, slight lemon, a little pepper.

Feel: Lots of carbonation with a nice creamy mouthfeel that coats your mouth and sticks around for a while

Drinkability: This is so tasty and and easy to drink. I can drink a six pack before I know what has happened.

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seemed a little heavy for the style but its not a bad beer by any means.Poured a deep hazy orange color with nice pillowey head,smell was very clovey and spicey with a slight fruitiness in the background.Nice clovey taste with a good amount of banana also coming thru,pretty tasty.A nice weisse but like I said it seemed a little heavy for the style,would rather have a Tucher or Paulaner if I wanted to have more than a couple.

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Photo of Popsinc
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange pour with a generous foamy head. The nose was light, fruity, citrus & floral but maybe only a small hint of banana. The taste was also very light and lacked body and complexity. Again citrus flavours with an almost lemon/tangy finish. Not what i might have expected from a hefe-weizen. However, this beer does serve a purpose as it is an adequate thirst quencher on a warm summers day. Decent but not outstanding by any stretch.

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

Appearance - This one came out a solid, almost bright orange in color with a good weizen head. The sediment from the bottle left brown drippings on top of the foam.

Smell - The yeast, banana, cherry, and clove are all pretty balanced here.

Taste - This is big for a weizen. All of the smells from the nose are present in the taste, but nothing really dominates.

The yeast is very bready, liked fully-baked bread. The fruits are a collection of banana, cherry, and lemon, although no sourness is present. The banana doesn't dominate like in a lot of weizens. The spicing is clove mostly but, again, not overpoweringly so.

Mouthfeel - This is a solid medium in the body, which is about as big as a weizen will get. The carbonation is effervescent and lightens the feel of the beer in the mouth.

Drinkability - This is a bit heavy-handed for a Hefe Weizen, but it certainly gets the job done.

Update - I first reviewed this beer in 2005 and thought I'd compare notes with a 2010 sampling. It is amazingly consistent and exactly as I remember it. I still think it's a bit heavy-handed for me as I appreciate the delicacy of a German Weizen but all of the components of the style are here and expertly done.

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Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine July 2007.

This is one of the originals--an old-world wheat beer brewed with 60 percent wheat and 40 percent barley.

Served in a traditional wheat beer glass, the pour yields a towering head; the carbonation swirls while the foam slowly dissolves back into the liquid. Amazing head retention. Trademark Hefeweizen appearance: cloudy orange. Big fruity aroma of ripe bananas, soft clove and a waft of wheat. Smoothness is sublime as it rolls around the mouth with moderate body. Solid bread malt flavor with the wheat character obviously dominating, fruitiness coming big in the middle with ripe bananas and a hint of lemon. Very mild hop bitterness pushed down by a medium-sized spicy clove phenols that do most of the balancing. Neutral yeast flavor and lingering wheat appear in the dry finish.

First off, never put a slice of lemon in this beer--that would be committing He- fecide. If the beer supposed to have a lemon in it, don't you think the brewers would have taken care of that for us? Hacker-Pschorr Weisse may be lacking in complexity, but it makes up for that tenfold with drinkability, which is what we look for in He- feweizens. Pair it with an egg salad sandwich on rye bread with kosher dill pickles.

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Photo of drewkennedy
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Todd
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 pint light brown bottle with stamped freshness date.

Appearance: Pours as a cloudy golden orange with a magnificent creamy, chunky white head -- it keeps well and sticks to the glass. Carbonation is fine.

Smell: Light clove and crisp wheat aroma.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing from the very beginning with a lemony hop snap and gentle tingle on the palate. Smoothes out with a slightly buttery caramel flavour (like a butterscotch candy), followed by clove spice and a slightly grain dry finish.

Notes: This weisse is simply sumptuous! What a session beer!

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Photo of generallee
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of petewheeler
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice fat and juicy wheat beer, spicy flavours upfront with a crisp carbonation. Little bit of phenolic activity with suggestions of clove and black pepper. The fruitiness is all over the place ... so nix the lemon wedge please.

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Photo of Rifrafboy
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My local store had this on sale at $8.99 for a 12 pack. This pours thick with a nice head. Smell is sweet like cotton candy. Taste is rich and creamy, not too sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth. Finishes very clean for a weisse beer. I like this and will drink it again, although it's not a great session beer.

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Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an appropriate murky golden color with a medium ivory head of small tightknit bubbles. Massive sheet lacing. Tantalizing aroma of floral grasses, lemony citrus, coriander and other spices, and wheat. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and medium bodied. Feels very pleasant on the tongue. Taste is excellent. Notes of wheat grain, yeast, tart citrus, and cloves and coriander provide a well balanced and refreshing Weisse. Clean and dry finish leaves me wanting more, but alas..this was my only one. Very nice and refreshing. This probably would've gotten some 5's if I were rating it on a hot, summer day.

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Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, pours gold/orange and cloudy, lifts a noble off white, large head, which lasts and lasts. Leaves some lace. Sweat nose of wheat, orange peel and spice. Flavor is dominated by ripe bananas, clove, yeast, bread. Mouthfeel is top notch, creamy and sliky smooth. Fine German wheat. Refreshing, tasty and complex. you cannot go wrong with this brew.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a good friend for opening up my eyes to this one...not a huge wheat beer fan, so this is not one I would normally pick up...glad he did.
A cloudy, citrus color with almost two full fingers of bright white head...a decent layer remains for the duration and leaves some very thin lacing.
Crisp in the nose...a light malt sweetness with a hint of clove spice, banana and bready yeast.
Taste is very enjoyable...just enough of everything. Clove, banana, citrus, sweet malt...very little hop to add any sort of bittering effect.
Mouthfeel is much thicker than I was expecting...not a light beer, as the yeast really adds depth to the brew.
Goes down very easy and could be a summer session brew for me...no doubt.
A pleasant surprise for me...

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