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

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Photo of angusdegraosta
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sometimes I wonder what a really good-looking beer is supposed to look like, then I come across something like this, and I understand. The Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse has such an intriguing opaque golden orange appearance. The smell is almost as fun, especially if not overly chilled. I have been comparing wheat styles, which range from a classic complexity (Weihenstephaner) to mild and appealing (Schneider). This beer is not overwhelmingly in your face, but that makes drinking it much easier. A smooth, sessionable party beer with good carbonation and mild tang - very nicely balanced. Highly recommended.

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Photo of
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy orange with a huge creamy white head. The head really is impressive; frothy and smooth, actually rising above the rim of the glass, and with amazing retention.

Smell - Big aromas of banana and clove with a little malty wheat and something vaguely earthy in the background.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and creamy. Coats the tongue.

Taste - Soft bubble gum/banana upfront with a bit of spice and a subtle tang. Refreshing and full-flavoured at the same time.

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Photo of OlRasputin989
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into patented Boston Lager glass...

A: pours a hazy old gold with a thick cap of white foam. leaves a thin cap after the head settles.

S: spicy: pepper, clove, cinnamon. banana, original bubble gum, white bread crust, and a sweet, candy bar-like honeyed nougat aroma. bold and delicate at the same time.

T: very spicey upfront, very breadsy, with clove and banana coming through, just a hint of lemon peel, and a dusty, earthy flavor.

S: medium body for stlye. low carbonation and the wheat texture give the impression of creaminess. the spiciness of this one gives the tongue a nice tingle as it fades into the dusty dry finish.

Overall, not much I can say that hasn't already been said. Simply a classic.

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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 Magpie14
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: clouded banana yellow and soft orange with a creamy bone white sticky icky cap. Plenty of invigorating bubbles moving. Great look and very refreshing to the eye. A massive curtain of white coats my glass

S: nose is slightly grassy, minty, wheaty and banana-like. Mild spice wafts as well. A go to brew/standard for the style

T: flavors are soothing and delicious. Very enjoyable flavors of banana wheat pancake tones. Ever so soft clove and nutmeg spiciness offers just the right contrast. Some mild bubblegum, yeast, honey, and sugar notes round things out

M: soft and smooth on the way down. What is most interesting is the understated fuzzy carbonation of the beer. Easy to sip, gulp, and slam. All Hefeweizens should be like this

O: for the style, absolute greatness. Always welcome whenever or where ever I can get it

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

Drank on-tap here at the Wexford Ale House in Wexford, PA. Pours a moderately cloudy gold color with a thick cap of snow-white foam. Holds its shae well with some faint, stickly lacing.

Lots of traditional Hefe character in nose. German yeast esters mixed with sweet, wheaty grain. Notes of banana, fresh-cut grass and mild clove. Sweet, buttered bread and wildflower honey.

More sweet and floral, orange blossom character in the flavor along with toasty, buttered biscuit. Lots of pleasant German yeast notes; again banana and grass along with even milder clove. All the elements of, what I consider to be, an excellent representation of the style.

Clean and only semidry with a lingering yeast feel on the palate. Moderate carbonation and a medium body for the style. A great summer staple.

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Photo of axeman9182
3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle, poured into a standard shaped Hacker Pschorr weizen glass.

Hacker Pschorr Weiss pours a completely hazy orange, and with its three fingers of white foam serving as a crown it just fills the glass. Retention is pretty good, but lacing is fairly spotty. The nose is very clove heavy, with some banana also present. There's also a touch of vanilla sweat sweetness, but it's very much in the background,. The yeasty phenols take a bit too much of a backseat to grain flavors though when push comes to shove. The same clove-banana balance that's found in the nose is present, but it's overshadowed by bread and wheat sweetness. It's far too malt centric, whereas I tend to look for my hefeweizens to derive most of their flavors from yeast byproducts. The body is appropriately light and agile for the style, but the carbonation is a bit much, and the result is too much of a spritzy sensation. Hacker Pschorr Weiss wasn't a chore to drain from its glass, but it was also clearly not on the same level as some other hefe offerings.

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Photo of peensteen
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale orange colour, big dense, fluffy white head, good lace. Smell is of banana, yeasty bread, bubble gum, malt comes through, slight citrus, mildly hoppy. Taste is of banana, clove, spicy yeast, fresh bread, bubble gum and lightly bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite light, slightly watery and aggressive carbonation that work well. This was better than I remember, really refreshing and will have again for sure, the mouthfeel is the only weak spot of this brew really.

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Photo of ramseye4
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Hefeweizen glass.
A=A beautiful cloudy, hazy, golden orange that looks beautiful in its unfiltered glory. Two finger head that slowly trickles down into a one finger head that stays the rest of the way down the glass, solid rings of lacing as well.
S=A bit of spicy close and wheat, some subtle bubblegum-like sweetness, banana and bread.
T=Not as stellar as the aroma, but still tasty. Clove, wheat, yeast,banana. Very straightforward.
M=Medium bodied and spicy
O=The appearance and aroma are the highlights, but its still a solid beer overall.

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

12 ounce bottle poured into wheat beer glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange with golden edges, 2 fingers of off-white head that dies quick.

Smell - Banana and lots of it followed by yeast with a bit of clove, a strong scent on this one.

Taste - Banana bread, the spices are there but not as powerful as most hefeweizens. Taste is slightly more mild than I'd like as well as it died down after the first few swigs.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied good carbonation and as smooth as any hefeweizen should be and just as refreshing.

Overall - A good example of the style but still not the best. I feel that they could pack a stronger flavor into this. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served into a weissbier glass

Pours a golden poppy shade of yellow with a moderate yeast haze. You can clearly make out the carbonation that screams up to the top of the pour. Only about one finger, very slightly more at its apex, of sterling white head forms. Lacing is a thick wall around the circumference of the glass. This is a textbook example of how a Hefeweizen should look.

Zippy, lemony wheat malt meets aromas of whole wheat bread. This is very wheat-driven, as it should be. The esters provide the mandatory banana bread aromas. There's less clove in this beer than in most other Hefeweizens. But beyond the standard Hefe aromas, Hacker-Pschorr brings some complexity to the table. There's a spritz of fresh-squeezed lemon, some table sugar and most interestingly a flush of ginger powder. It's rounded out with some very light plastic packaging scents, presumably from phenols. Very nice.

This beer doesn't show the same complexity on the palate. It's a very straightforward Hefe: lemonade, honey-wheat bread, banana-flavored Runts. The finish is all lemon and distant clove. There isn't much to say about it beyond that. It tastes like you expect it to taste. I can say that it is has very good balance between lemon and ester.

The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but not exceptional. It seems a little thinned out at first, but it slowly bulks up with carbonation if you swish it around in your mouth. Despite the thinness, it has a pleasing heft during the swallow.

If Drinkability were still one of the scoring categories here on BeerAdvocate then this beer would score a 5.0. But now the category is "Overall," and this is a good-but-not-great example of the Hefeweizen style. Super drinkable, and a great Summer beer to help beat the heat (or, if you live in the South like I do, a great Spring beer).

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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 secondtooth
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden, with a huge (almost overflowing) head that dissipates quickly, thankfully. Little to no lace here.

Delectable nose - ripe banana, orange, the pungent spice.

Flavor is full, spicy, and rich. Perfect mix of tangy fruit, yeast, and spice.

This one's packed with flavor and complexity, and remains a definitive hefeweizen. Will buy again!

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Photo of JohnnyP3
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5L swing-top bottle picked up for me from somewhere in Germany. Freshness date of September 2011. Pours a lovely hazy gold with a generous white fluffy head that is easily 2 fingers wide. Gradually simmers down some. Some sediment floating in the beer, which is expected for this style. One of the most appealing Hefeweizens I have had the pleasure to look at.

Smell is an enticing aroma of banana, clove, pepper and mixed nuts.

The taste is quite pleasing and mirrors the nose. Tastes like a slice of banana nut bread with some hints of lemon. Not quite as spicy in the taste as I thought it might be, but respectable nonetheless.

Mouthfeel is very smooth as far as the flavor goes, but punctuated with some lively carbonation. Overall a solid offering and a great spring/summer refresher.

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Photo of flipper2gv
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Real hazy yellow colored brew. Really big cream white head, looks creamy. Retention is phenomenal for the ABV and lacing is ok.

S: Really strong smelling brew. Really sweet upfront: brown sugar, banana bread and peach. Obviously banana is the main player here with nuts and spices like: cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Some what of a vanilla ice cream smell to it too.

T: Really good again. Banana is again the main player. It is there with a strong nutty taste with cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Something I didn't notice in the smell was the light lemony twist that is typical to most wheat beers. Brown sugar is still there with the vanilla ice cream. Some light barnyard funk.

M: Quite light feeling beer but it is so creamy and full in the mouth. It is similar in the feel to Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier in the feel.

O: This is the second best Hefeweizen I ever had, just before the obvious Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Really awesome brew and considering it cost only 2.75$ here makes it even more awesome. Just lack the WOW factor to get a 5 somewhere.

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Photo of mariposafan
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, best before date 5/11

Pours slightly hazy burnt amber with a nice, creamy head with good retention.

The aroma is fairly classic hefewizen. A little fruity, some banana, some yeastiness. A little more subdued than I wanted, though.

The flavor is less subdued but a little bitter and with more citric tartness than I was expeting. Other than that it follows the aroma very closely - some yeast, some banana, some tropical fruit.

A little thicker mouthfeel than I was expecting but very pleasant. The carbonation is also just right, noticeable but not obtrusive.

Overall it's nice enough but not a danger to my favorite hefeweizens for a place in my refrigerator.

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

11.2 oz bottle poured into a weissbier glass.

Appearance-Medium gold with a firm cast of haze and a giant merengue white head that laces the glass and lasts FOREVER.

Aroma-Typical German weissbier profile, but this one opens with rich, overripe bananas, before revealing clove notes and an underlying spice-cake aroma. Hint of spritzy wheat and bread in the background.

Flavor-Light clove spice pairs with banana bread up front. Flavors in the forefront of palate are moderately light and seem to be washed away by the carbonation, but wheat and toasted bread flavors linger on the palate, adding some interesting complexity.

Mouthfeel-Moderate to moderately light body, with moderately high, prickly carbonation, though not quite effervescent.

Quite good, especially in the aroma. Extremely drinkable, thirst quenching, and refreshing. Everything a good weissbier should be.

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Photo of ferrari29
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into Hefeweizen glass

A - Beer poured with a 3+ finger foam, lets just say there was plenty of head; head was rocky in appearance and white in color; held very well; lots of lacing formed on the glass; the body was cloudy and had a gold color; little carbonation stemmed from the bottom of the glass and in the beer

S - Hefe yeast; lemon sourness; wheat; grains and some sweetness

T - Fruity flavors come from yeast; sugary; slight malt back-end; crisp and refreshing sweet taste

M - Thin consistency and not much body; sweetness lingers on the tongue; crisp finish; well-balanced combination of yeast and malt ingredients to produce a well-rounded brew

D - I was very impressed with this drink, I have to admit that I was very intimated by its apparent 'thickness/heaviness' after my initial pour, but immediately discovered that it was enjoyable, had plenty of taste, was easy to drink and smooth; overall great drink, I would have plenty more; great pairing from heavy dinners

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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 3rd six pack I've had of this wonderful hefeweizen, and I felt it was some to give it a high rating review. From my most recent serving, I poured an 11.2 oz bottle into a pilsner glass which stacked a nice 3 inch head that slowly fell but never dissipated. The smell is superb, spicy, malty, yeasty, bready. Although I do pick up some clove hints in this like many others have stated, I feel that there is a real smell and taste of coriander that I find hard to believe that it was overlooked by many. Anyway, the taste is just as good as the smell, with a little more banana in the flavor than in aroma. Slight hoppiness balance the beer out quite well, and the mouthfeel is excellent. Nicely carbonated and somewhat creamy make it incredibly drinkable. Overall, I loved this beer.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

.5L swing-top, best before the end of November 2011.

Pours the classic and cloudy burnt orange for the style. Creamy eggshell head laces superbly.

The aroma is top-notch as well: banana bread, warm spices, cloves, along with a raw-dough yeast character.

The flavorful promise of the aroma unfortunately doesn't translate to the palate. The drinking experience ends up being a bit lackluster in the end, though far from bad. Yeasty, lightly tangy and bready, just a tad watered-down tasting. The mouthfeel is refined and finely carbonated.

Appearance, aroma, and drinkability are there, but the flavor falls flat for me. Still a very good wheat beer.

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Photo of samie85
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of thick dense, off-white head.

S-Smells of banana and clove with some light wheat notes.

T-Lots of wheat upfront with some lemon, banana and clove.

M-Light to medium bodied with a pretty decent amount of carbonation.

D-Really easy drinking although the flavor profile just isn't my thing. I could see it being nice to drink a couple in the summer, but the yeast notes a re a little too much for me.

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

poured into traditional German hefe glass

500mL brown bottle

A: Pors hazy deep gold/slight orange. Two finger egg shell. Tight. Nice lacing down the glass.

S: Initial notes of citrus, yeast and fluffy, wheaty bread. Clove.

T: Full banana-estery-bubblegumness in the mouth. Finishes with a pleasing hop bitterness. Great balance. 2nd and 3rd sips reveal good citrus character (tangerine?) and a nice wheaty grain flavor. Halfway down glass, a nice doughy, biscuity flavor emerges. Really liking this beer! Add a little more clove... delightful!

M: Medium to medium-light. Perfect balance of carbonation.

D: Very easy. A very drinkable beer with complexity-- what more can you ask for?

Notes: Been awhile since I last had this and it is probably my favorite for the style (in bottle-- I love Schneider weisse on tap). Tried this plus HofBrau (HB) , Franziskaner, and Schneider this weekend. Probably need to grab a Paulaner and a Weinhenstephaner to best assess my current favorite in this style. Regardless of my preference, this H.P. Weisse is a classic.

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Photo of KajII
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Poured a cloudy light yellowish brown with an average sized creamy white head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of strawlike malts and an earthy yeast with citrus and banana undertones. It tasted mildly sweet with notes of citrus and a mild banana flavor in the beginning and stayed about the same throughout with the finish being very yeasty with the flavor lingering around for an average amount of time. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and very creamy in texture with a nice soft carbonation. Overall a nice solid wheat beer, perfect with a slice of lemon.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before is 12/11 (December 2011, I presume)

Pours a very cloudy (almost opaque) dark orange, with a thick white head which sticks around a long time.

Nose strongly contains bubble gum, with some bright citrus alongside.

The taste is just like the smell. Lots of bubble gum and banana. A bit of clove, and a fairly bitter aftertaste.

Very light bodied, with quite a lot of carbonation. For me, the carbonation is too much, and the beer too watery.

The beer goes down incredibly easily, but isn't terribly exciting.

I remember liking this beer more than I am now. Not sure what has changed, but I am not a big fan this time round.

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Photo of Brunite
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Typical hazy orange with massive white cap. Retention is outstanding.

Smell: Slightly sweet. Banana & clove is readily apparent.

Taste: Nice flavor. A dry husky grain flavor along with banana & spice. Finishes with just enough sweetness to keep me wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Medium with ample smoothness and creaminess. Decent carbonation.

Drinkability: Nice!! Very tasty. Not a Weihenstephaner...but pretty darn close in my book! I love that I saw this in a 12-pack for around $ 14.50 at Woodmans. Will be stocking up!!

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,743 ratings.
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