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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Germany
hacker-pschorr.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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4.06
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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some malt and dry aftertaste and banana and cloves . Unfiltered adds to taste but subtracts from appearance as murkiness. Unexeptional but smooth standard beer. Had again 1.5 years later, some reranking, and was nice on summer night but think better with food.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 5/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, spice, and a nice sweet banana aroma. Taste is much the same with a slightly sour quality to it. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good hefeweizen and the best of the Hacker-Pschorr beers I have tried so far.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mild haze with a orange/golden color. Frothy white head

S: citrus dominates the taste. Little malty. Cloves and light banana notes.

T: orange up front and on the back end with little wheat and bready in between.

M: light bodied. Mild carbonation. Smooth.

O: this is a popular member of its category. Refreshing. Goes well with the summer heat.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a cloudy looking yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The head was a little soapy looking and as it settled it left a nice looking scattered lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer has the traditional aromas of banana, clove and wheat. The taste is smooth with some nice wheat flavors in there. The mouthfeel is soft, lightly carbonated and very drinkable. Overall it's a good Hefeweizen. I would drink it again.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured cloudy golden yellow into a weizen glass with a two finger high head that quickly settled down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are light aromas of bananas, clove and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has a touch of sweetness and some hints of citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and is very refreshing. A moderate amount of carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is also quite refreshing.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very creamy wheat beer. Looks murky, straw, and icy--Much like many other wheat beers. Has good head retention. White and thick. Smells mildly and citrusy sweet. Hints of banannas, coconunts, and a twang given off by the wheat yeast. Tastes vegetive sweet. Citrus fruits behind. Orange, banannas, and lemon tart. Creamy mouthfeel. Lacks the peppery or spicy that is expected, but the creamyness makes up for it.

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Photo of largadeer
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt, 0.5L served in a weissbier glass. Cloudy yet bright golden amber and topped by a large frothy head, this is typical of the style but looks excellent.

The aroma highlights the breadiness of malted wheat and the spiciness of the yeast. Clove and white pepper come through strongly, while fruitiness is a bit more reserved.

Taste and texture is where this beer excels. Dry and spicy with a light but substantial bready malt backbone, this is delicious. Lots of clove and pepper spiciness leads into a clean finish that leaves only a touch of breadiness lingering on the tongue. This isn't as fruity as many hefeweizens, the yeast really highlights the spicy phenols rather than the banana-like notes you'd expect.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half-liter swing-top bottle. German penguin-suit front and center on the label.

This beer pours a hazy golden flaxen hue, with three fingers of puffy, and tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves some broadly webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready, and almost musty wheat grain, gritty yeast, and the usual, but of course welcome suspects of ripe banana and spicy clove. The taste is more softly grainy wheat malt, mildly fleshy banana esters, clove - natch, plain fruity orange and apple esters, and subtle earthy yeast.

The carbonation is average in its tight-ass frothiness, the body a decently stoic medium weight, everyday smooth, and yet a bit airily creamy. It finishes off-dry, with a fair bit of residual wheat malt sweetness, and a lesser amount of blended spice and lingering fruitiness.

A nice, mostly understated hefe - the spice and fruit well balanced with that 'other' grain malt. Old World moderation - not too big, not too small, just nice and drinkable. If I were a wheat-head (is that a thing?), I could very well see sipping an afternoon away upon wooden benches in a biergarten somewhere with this.

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Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an extremely cloudy dark golden color with a marshmallow head that hangs around forever and leaves lots of lacing

Smell: I pick up both the clove and banana tones, although the aroma could be stronger

Taste: Starts out with a wheat bread flavor that is joined by the clove and banana elements at mid-palate; a touch of lemon, as well; there is a bit of grainyness that appears after the swallow which is a distraction; long lasting sweet and spicy/tart flavors in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (could be a bit creamier) with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: This beer is well made but just a notch below the great ones

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice blond wheat beer with a nice head. Very good taste of hweat with a subtle sweet touch. I was very impressed with that brew. It is very simple but very pleasant and well done. A real german mastercraft of a beer. Will be drinking more of this one in the future.

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Photo of zeff80
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours out a cloudy, golden-yellow color with a good deal of carboantion. It had a small, white, fizzy, bubbly head that left small traces of lace.

S - Smell was fruity and citrusy. It had some wheat undertones.

T - THe taste was a great blend of wheat, yeast, clove, banana and a lemony kick.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - One of the best hefeweizens around.

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Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a nice, creamy two and a half finger head. The foam has great staying power and leaves nice lace as it settles.

S - Robust, yeasty aroma of mostly cloves with a hint of banana. Lots of spicy wheat malt aroma and a little bit of toasted malt flavor.

T - Surprisingly malty, sweet flavor up front with toasted notes, tangy wheat, and some caramel. Yeast comes in the middle with banana and some muted clove. Mild spicy hop flavors briefly appear towards the finish along with more caramel sweetness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - A decent weisse beer, but it lacks the outstanding yeast character of other, better examples of the style. There is nothing seriously wrong with this beer, but the flavors are just kind of dull and lifeless. Perhaps it would be better fresh, but I don't recall it being much better than this the last time I was in Germany.

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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 jlindros
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge 3+ finger head that forces me to stop pouring and sip the overflowing head early and fades slowly as well, over slightly hazy bright orange wheat colored beer with tons of bubbles.

Nose has nice wheat, citrus, light spices like clove, banana, light fruit like apple and pear, and bit of earthy wheat aromas,

Taste comes with fruit, pear, touch of reddish juicy apple, light citrus maybe even nectarine, hint of banana, slight esters, light spices as well with hint of clove, earthy wheat taste. Finishes dry as it started, with a juicy fruit taste and wheats.

Mouth is lighter bodied with tons of carbonation.

Overall a nice summer beer, a bit more gusto than most hefes beers, with tons of fruit flavors and more earthy wheat flavors than a light wheat, but still drinkable.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, best before 1/2013. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange, lemon, banana, pear, clove, pepper, wheat, earth, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of banana, orange, clove, wheat, pear, bread, pepper, earth, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, banana, clove, wheat, bread, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; nice amount of flavors without being watery; no cloying on the finish at all. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly creamy, chalky, and lightly foamy mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an awesome hefeweizen. Great flavor balance and complexity; extremely smooth to drink. One of the better ones in the style I have ever had for sure.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy golden amber with a good white head. Good lacing.
Lots of banana and vague ripe fruit in the nose.
Taste features more bready malts but still has a solid banana note, along with a bit of clove.
Rather high carbonation, but this seems appropriate for this brew. Near medium body. Crisp.

O: a solid German Weiss, but not a favored style.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep orange-copper color with a solid white head that holds. There's a nice thick lace above the collar that gives the appearance of a mountainous horizon - but nothing above it. The foam across the surface thins but holds throughout the glass. The aroma has a dominant banana note with some grainy malt and clove. The body is light, giving a thinnish - but creamy - mouthfeel. The aroma offers far more banana that the flavor, which is more clovey. There's a light grainy maltiness up front, followed by a gentle tanginess, some clove, a light hop flavor, more spicy clove and a dry refreshing finish with a final swirl of light banana and then a residual hoppiness. This beer is unique in that it has more bitterness than most, with some light hop flavor, and an emphasis on spicy clove.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, bananas, light malts, hints of lemon & spice and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with bready flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet and complementary flavors of bananas, spices and citrus come in. The hops presence is mild but on-target for the style and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is beer has everything that you look for in a Hefeweizen and is a very good beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rust orange with a haze of superfine yeast; perhaps the darkest hefe weizen that I've yet encountered. The colossal French vanilla colored crown shrank rapidly, but is still a multiple finger presence in the top portion of the glass. It's unfortunate that there isn't more lace, but that barely detracts from what is a wonderful looking beer.

The aroma is classic. There are no surprises, nothing new or different, just pure hefe weizen yeast esters of fresh banana and clove; neither dominating the other. Although a little more olfactory vividness would be welcome, the nose is a solid as a rock.

The flavor profile is also solid and echoes the nose perfectly. Wheat is easily appreciated, but is a trifle too 'grainy' for me to consider this beer among my favorites of the style. A little more sweetness would have effectively papered over that (admittedly) minor shortcoming. The fruit and spice could stand to speak with a louder voice. Don't get me wrong, this is good beer, it just has extremely high standards to live up to.

Banana just edges out clove, but it's a near thing. The hefe weizen banan-o-meter score is a respectable 3.0/5.0. Some hefe weizens are sweet, some are tart. This one is neither really. Neutral is less interesting, but is still good. The finish is short due to a light-medium mouthfeel that doesn't quite make it to creamy. It's soft and smooth with a shortage of carbonation, especially late in the glass.

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrub is clearly a well-crafted beer. It hangs around in the vicinity of my Top-5 German hefes of all-time, but doesn't have 'der hoden' to run with the big boys. Although I enjoyed the bottle, with versions from Brauereien Aying, Weihenstephan and Paulaner a few minutes from my doorstep, I doubt that I'll drink this one again.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from ?

Not as good as its darker companion, but still a good brew. Poured a hazy golden, with a large white head that recedes fairly well eventually to a thin layer. Banana bread and citrus on the nose. Crisp citrus hop taste, with banana and some light fruits, and a bit of spice. Semi-metallic aftertaste. Light to medium mouthfeel, and pretty drinkable, but a little harsh to my palate.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Pours a cloudy deep golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass + along the sides of the glass as well as some hints of dark peach + apricot highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer evenly and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of banana + clove over the top of a light aroma of wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of banana and clove as well as a hint of spicy yeast. Slightly sweet with a hint of lemon citrus as well.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and almost creamy.

O: Extremely easy to drink and refreshing, definitely a nice example of the style and one that I could easily enjoy multiple during a single session.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this from a mug chilled brown 11.2oz purchased at Wegman's

The color is deep amber with moderate haze and thick 3 fingers of white cream head that settles to about an inch leaving thick web-like lace and fine bead with good retention overall. The smell is great, very tropical -lots of banana esters and slight toasted nutty malt scent, not a whole ton of spice but pleasant aroma all around very inviting. The feel is good with moderate creamy and light sweetness with yeasty tanginess and slightly high carbonation with moderately dry finish.

The taste is as good as the smell, very fruity but more yeast complexity with subtle spice and a nice grain flavor from the wheat malt and gentle alcohol in the background, it almost has a metallic edge but as it warm it seems sweeter with more caramel around the edges and some more woody yes even some clove comes forward with a nice dry texture toward the finish when the carbonation relaxes. This is a solid Wheat in the German tradition. I prefer it to some others I have tasted and I just wish it were a little fresher since the bottle says best before 5/14 oh well 6 months past the preferred date -if you blindfolded me I would say it hasn't really suffered that much

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Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is the typically turbid golden orange color with a two finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

S: Lots of banana on the nose along with wheat and a lot of bready notes. There is a touch of lemon and citrus zest. Cloves are present, but not overly intense. There is a little bit of white pepper, too.

T: Not quite as good of a flavor. Sweet bread and wheat are dominant. The banana is somewhat subdued and there is only a little bit of clove. Some light citrus is also present.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: Good hefeweizen, but I think their Oktoberfest is better.

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Photo of russpowell
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazed straw/bronze with 3+ fingers of off-white luffed up head. Average lacing & good head retention

S: Cloves, bubblegum, & grainy bread, plus just a little bit of lemons

T: Cloves, grainyness, lemonpeel & juicyfruit gum up front. Peppery notes, phenol & dryness are there as this warms. Finishes tart, spicy (rye, carraway & peppers), clovey & juicy

MF: Medium-bodied, low carbonation, plus great balance

Drinks really easy, hefe freaks will love this, one of the better hefes out there IMO

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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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