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

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
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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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Added by SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Photo of crayphish
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beer that I've been meaning to review for a long, long time. This Hefe pours a sunny golden yellow in my Sierra Nevada wheat beer glass. A solid amount of carbonation rises to a scant cap. Smell is yeasty banana. Some wet grass. Inviting. Taste is sweet clove with a hit of banana when swirled. Just enough hops to dry this beer up a bit. Tasty. Mouthfeel is outstanding. Smooth, yet dry. Highly drinkable. This is a solid Weiss.

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Photo of bloberglawp
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on June 8th 2008, best before June 8th 2009.

Pours a murky orangish yellow in the weiss glass, lots of thick foamy head, good carbonation and a bit of lazy lacing that drizzles down back into the beer.

Aroma of bread, clove. Hints of pepper and banana. Flavor of bananabread esters and german wheat malt. Bread dough yeasty and dry finish.

Awesome ale, get it as fresh as possible.

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Photo of philbe311
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Two fingers of fluffy off-white head... Super charged carbonation... Very cloudy and hazy... Yellow straw color... Good head retention...

S - Clove... Banana... Wheat... Grain... Apples... Pear...

T - Clove... Pear... Peppery notes... Wheat and grains... Mild malt... Banana... Some mild hops at finish... Complicated and intriguing Hefeweizen...

M - Light bodied with a creamy texture... Very very smooth... Light carbonation on tongue and at swallow...

D - Love it... Very refreshing and easy to drink... Looks good... Smells good... Tastes good... Feels good... It's the total package...

Bottle / Artwork - Stately historic european chap in the center... White label with gold border, subtle font...

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Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from LCBO. I've had this so many times without reviewing it, its good stuff. Poured into a proper Weiss glass.

Pours a cloudy amber/golden hue, very rich colour, big fluffy white head forms, slowly drops to a thick layer, some lacing on the glass. Smell is nice, honey, wheat, bananas, clove, yeast, bit of herbal/floral, bread, nice. Taste is similar, nice and malty up front, wheat, honey, bread, some yeast, banana, light tropical fruit, clove and spice finish, bit of tartness, goes down easy. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, very refreshing and drinkable. A great easy to find weissbier.

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Photo of kenito799
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

>12 oz (didnt read what size) bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

Classic hazy weizen brew with foamy white head. Dark straw color. Aroma is classic and immediately recognizable, bananas and clove, fresh and lively.

Taste is right there with the best, the bananas restrained, the clove a spicy bite, crisp, elegant and refershing. Falls just short of the perfection that is Weihenstephaner, but one of the best German hefe-weizens I have enjoyed.

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Photo of SimplySinister
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, straw colored. A good amount of carbonation and a very large head. Minor amounts of lacing.

S - The smell is wheaty and vaguely citrus. Not quite as large of a nose as its fellow Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier Weihenstephaner. It does have its own character though; one which is very pleasing.

M - Crisp and refreshing. Leaves a wheaty aftertaste. It isn't too heavy or too light- its just right.

T - If one was to subtract most of the banana element from Weihenstephaner, leave the clove, add a little more wheat, reduce the carbonation, and reduce the sweetness, one would have Hacker-Pschorr. Truly, a smooth and great tasting Hefeweizen.

D - The drinkability factor is where Hacker excels. Due to reduced sweetness, this beer is more drinkable than Weihenstephaner. In fact, though I prefer the taste of Weienstephaner, if one was to enter the world of Hefeweizens for the first time I would recommend Hacker over Weihenstephaner because of its drinkability. Considering it retains more of a wheaty beer taste, it would be much easier for the non-Hefeweizen beer drinker to relate to.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served in a weisbier glass.

Appearance: hazy orange with a layered head

Smell: oranges, banana, spicy

Taste: banana, refreshing, flowery

This one wasn't too bad. I had it at Tizley's Euro Pub in Poulsbo, WA. I have had a lot of of weisbiers and this one rates fairly high.

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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a summer sunrise in a bottle- yellow orange and cloudy. I poured this from a bottle into a weisse glass with some vigor, which produced about 1.5 fingers of head. Splotches of lacing remain on the glass as I sip.

Smells slightly funky, citric, and sweet.

Taste is similar to the smell, with a sour finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, lingering, and full.

This is certainly a beer I could drink a number of. Hmmm... this, Franziskaner, Paulaner, or Weihenstephaner- hard to say.

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Photo of brewmudgeon
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

enormous head, most meranguey i've had yet. orange tones.
inviting aroma of banana first, clove second.
more banana flavor than most others. fresh just-ripe bananas as opposed to banana bread (as with tucher).
fairly thin body, but as the glass empties seems to thicken a tad. pleasing mouthfeel even after the carbonation has mostly left the area.
an exceptionally well put together and vibrant hefe. even though it was brewed about 8 months ago, it's living character does not seem subdued at all.


v: oz3 al3 3.7

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a brownish-yellow color and a typically cloudy texture. Big, long-lasting head and a lots of lacing.

S: A nice, subtle aroma of wheat, bananas, and that bubblegum tinge you get with hefeweizens.

T: Well-balanced flavor with wheat, bananas, a bit of yeast and bubblegum. Never obnoxious or overpowering.

M: A solid amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

D: This is a very drinkable beer. It goes down smooth and has all the right components for a good hefeweizen.

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Photo of JRed
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful sunny color that's somewhat cloudy. Clove and banana ester fragrance convinces me that this is one of the greatest smelling beers I have ever had. Smooth through and through and goes down easily making you crave more. Tastes of fruit, especially some banana, with citrus after effect. A pleasant drink that is sweet and beautiful.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours hazy light brown with some orange tints. Great head and great lacing.
The aroma of cloves,wheat and citrus fruits.
The taste was of wheat,cloves,malts and banana hints.There were also the fruit notes that went so well with the overall taste.Nice feel to this beer.Smooth and rich,yet carbonation was moderate with a medium body.Some yeast in the finish.What good balance!

Notes:Great pick and to me this was a treat.I will buy a six pack next time.Excellent.

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Photo of changeup45
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange color with a moderate sized off-white head. I just had the Paulaner the other day and this has several similarities (although I'd prefer the Paulaner). Sweet citrus aroma with a hint of banana and spices. Quite refreshing and very smooth. Very nice for a warm day. Flavor is a lot like others I've tried in the same category recently. Sweet (not too sweet though), with some vanilla, banana and citrus notes in there. All very well balanced.

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Photo of gfreed
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not as cloudy as most other unfiltered Hefeweizens I've tried, and a bit more hoppy than others, too. Lots of citrus in the nose, especially lemon and even a bit of soap. A good taste of malt as it goes down, and rather fizzy for my liking. Decent-- nothing spectacular, but all right.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy golden color body with a decent, lingering white head. very typical of the style

S- banana, clove, yeast, coriander, and bubblegum. just as a hefe should be.

T- just like it smells, but on the strong side. very nice.

M- medium mouth feel and a creaminess from the head. again, very nice

D- a great beer for all things summer. very refreshing after a long day, or just enjoying with friends at a BBQ. well made example of this style.

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Photo of bark
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The colour is warm deep orange-yellow with some beige notes, the liquid is hazy. The three finger off-white head sinks slowly down to an airy finger thick lid, leaving some lacing.

The inviting smell is clean, fresh and mildly sours with notes of green bananas, matured bananas, bakers yeast and wheat dough. Rich notes of minerals, wheat flour and a touch of sour wine gums.

The taste is not as sweet as many Hefeweissens are; it is dry and a little bitter with notes of green bananas, wheat dough, crisp minerals, fruit candy and an earthy flavour. The mild aftertaste is balanced with some sour, almost tart notes, hints of exotic fruits and a touch of dough/bread. Hints of apricots and cherries in the finish.

The carbonation is quite mild for a Weiss, giving more room for the balanced flavours. The liquid is smooth.

A very clean and highly balanced Hefe Weissen. And probably one of the most drinkable wheat beers I have reviewed!

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Photo of BryanCarey
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hacker- Pschorr Weisse looks like hefeweizen, with a pour that is yellow/orange in color with a cloudy body and a nose that offers scents of sweet malt, yeast, clove, some citrus, and banana. The foam level of this beer is average, but it does manage to hold a layer of bubbles throughout the drinking experience.

Hacker- Pschorr Weisse offers the flavors of wheat, citrus, banana, and yeast and there is all sorts of estery character. The wheat/barley mixture offers some biscuit- like flavor as well, with a finish that tingles, but never becomes very bitter.

Hacker- Pschorr Weisse is a wheat beer that has been around for a very long time, and it continues to rank as a classic or near- classic for its style. The tastes of grain, fruity, and yeast with a less- emphasized flavor of clove, make Hacker- Pschorr Weisse a memorable brew with a smooth flavor and very little bitterness.

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Photo of MisterClean
4.97/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From Total wine

A - Pours golden-yellow, lots of head, dissipates slow.

S - Honey, bananas, cloves, and malts.

T - Same as smell.

M - So good. Light hops balance the taste. Hops not bitter though.

D - Best hefeweisse I've drank. So delicious, will need to pick up more.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall weizen glass.

Appears a cloudy dark goldish orange with a big three finger white head.

Aroma is dominantly banana and sweet wheat malt with a bit of spicy cloves in the back.

Flavor is very similar. Starts out sweet and bready then finishes with spicy notes and a very slight touch of hops.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, and refreshing.

I picked up a twelve pack of this on a whim having never tried it because it was on sale for 12.99 and I am sure glad I did. This is one of the best Hefes I have had, very good flavor.

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Photo of k3n
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle, production date stamped as 02/08.

A: Dusky, hazy amber color. Poured up with a tremendous head that lasts for days after petering down to a 1/4" cap. Steady streams of carbonation from the bottom keep the head alive.

S: Banana, cloves. Classic hefeweizen smells. A faint citrus note.

T/M: Snappy wheat malt. Mouth-coating creaminess with a slight prickle from the carbonation.

D: Uber-drinkability. Great for the hot weather.

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Photo of zeff80
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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 nickynick
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hacker-Pschorr poured a nice cloudy amber, with a nice white head. Smell was very fruity, also smelled of banana bread. Taste was of bread and fruit with a banana finish. Mouthfeel was crisp with decent carbonation. Drinkability felt a little filling to me. Overall a nice Hefe.

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Photo of morimech
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden with a large white head that had great retention. Some sticky lacing is left on the glass surface.

Typical Hefeweizen aromas of cloves and bananas.

The taste is likewise typical. The only thing that I found unique is a slight medicinal taste in the finish.

Has a nice creamy mouthfeel but it still seems a bit watery.

Goes down very quickly. I could enjoy many of these on a hot day.

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Photo of roblowther
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It arrives a very opaque pale gold with a dense creamy white head. The smell is apples, vanilla, and nutmeg. It tastes of pepper up front, very dry and then morphing to a nice malt with flavors of citrus and then a dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly & creamy. This one is very good, and the balanced flavor makes it very drinkable indeed.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a lot of white foam, good retention, not a lot of lace.

S: Lots of bubblegum and banana, light berry.

T: Very wheat with a main flavour of sweet bananas and some clove and strawberry. Hit of gum a few seconds after the sip is swallowed.

M: Light on the carbonation feel for a hefe, creamy and light-bodied overall, watery at times.

D: This is one of my favourite hefes, like the wealth of different flavours and easy drinking ability, a great meal beer.

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 85.7% out of 100 with 1,744 ratings
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