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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

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3/9/08. Bottle. Poured a pretty deep yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, citrus. Tastes of light fruits with some spices in the swallow. Pretty carbonated. Very smooth, very refreshing, yum!
Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Flavor: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 15/20

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Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A - Really attractive beer. Rich golden color, with 2-fingered snow white foam and medium carbonation. Foam dissipates slowly and leaves a dime-sized head that persists.

S - Wheat, yeast, cloves, hint of banana and citrus. Pretty standard wheat beer smell, but nonetheless is rich and tasty.

T - Sweeter than I expected, with banana and malt presence. A little bit of spice keeps things interesting. Solid, but doesn't stand out.

M - Great texture, goes down smooth. Carbonation is just right.

D - Goes down easy, and at 5.5% it's definitely sessionable. The carbonation might put me off having too many in an evening.

Solid Hefeweizen - might be a nice change of pace from Weihenstephaner, Schneider, Ayinger, and Paulaner.

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Photo of stcules
3.06/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hay orange in color, with a very beautiful white fluffy head.
The smell is strong, with sharp notes of yeast, cloves, banana.
Same for the taste, strong. Full taste, with a very strong yeastiness, with cloves.
A very in-style weizen, with all the standard notes. Very strong.
Maybe a bit less drinkability for that.

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Photo of ludachris
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice hazy orange in colour. Nice thick, foamy white head. Definate smell of banana and cloves. Very well balanced flavour of fruits and spices and also very smooth. There is some thin lacing and little carbonation. Really liked this beer and would definately buy another.

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Photo of Zadok
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden straw with a thin white head and mild lacing.

Aroma of clove and banana, prototypical but still very pleasing.

Nice flavor of banana and clove with other mild spices.

Smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Refreshing and light.

Very drinkable hefe, nice flavors and well balanced. As with most qaulity hefe's a very sessionable beer.

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Photo of ATPete
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Hacker weisse pours a very hazy orange brown color but very pale and with a huge fluffy snow white head. Minty wheat aromas in the nose. Lemon zest and orange peel, sweet and spicy yeast, cloves, woody and cottony, subtle notes of nuts, pear, banana, smoke. Good complexity overall with a great feel of simplicity and tradition. Very well balanced, medium silky body, no alcohol heat and extremely drinkable. Classic, a perfect representation of the style, c'mon, if you haven't tried this yet do yourself a favor... spend the 1.99 and enjoy!

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Photo of
4.92/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy golden color with plenty of lacing head.

Smelled of citrus and spice. The smell is what I believe attracted me to this beer. It make the taste outstanding.

You can tast the spice and a hint of citrus flavor. This is a beer with more malt and has a hint of sweetness.

It has a bit of coabonation and is so smooth and easy to drink.

This is an easy beer to drink any season. It's pleasing aroma helps make it a delicious beer to share during happy hour or over a meal.

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Photo of BierFan
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: It's a hazy golden orange with a modest white head that has good retention.

Smell: Cloves are the strongest thing that comes through in the smell.

Taste: Very fruity taste, despite not having a fruity smell. Tastes like pears, and it still has that clove character.

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Photo of kshankar
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange/golden with a rocky head that sticks around for a bit. Good looking brew, I must say.

Aroma: Bananas and cloves. Wheat also comes through, as it should. Still impressing me.

Taste: Banana and cloves, with a bit of lemon. Fruity in general. Pretty good, I'd say, but fairly indistinguishable from other hefeweizens. Nothing too special, even though its good.

Mouthfeel: Thin, carbonation is good...refreshing. Good on a hot day as it should be, but since its a wheat beer, its good on any day for me.

Drinkability: Pretty good, refreshing and light...good crisp carbonation.

Overall I'd take Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner, but that's just me. Those do more for me than this one, but I wouldn't avoid buying it/drinking it.

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

A= very cloudy nice faded-yellow, 2-finger head in a glass, some lacing.

S= grassy, banana, light florals

T= slight lemon banana, a bit dry compared to our preferred Paulaner but still outstanding and they compare like 2 alltime classics, Pepsi and Coca-Cola depending on one's preferences at the moment.

M= slightly dry but very clean, slight grassy banana on the tongue.

D= all you can stand

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Photo of scootny
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle. I used to only see this in 500 ml and the six pack of these makes a nice option. Sometimes you only want a little bit. A huge four finger head of tightly carbonated white foam rises up in my UFO glass. A dark gold liquid with the usual cloudiness from the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Columns of bubbles vigorously streaming to the top of my glass. A few spots and streaks of lace on the sides, a foamy cover remains on top as I consume.

Fragrance is thick with banana and clove. Lemon and wheat malt are just as prominent. Grains and yeasty esters, sour apples as well. Not complicated but delicious.

Taste is lemony and tart with sour apples. The sharp wheat structure follows leading to a banana on the back of the palate and throat. Light cloves peek in and out and blend into a gentle hop bittering. Dry and clean with just a hint of crescent roll yumminess you want to savor befor the next swallow.

Mouthfeel is crisp and lively. Smooth and supple on the tongue. Carbonation scrubs the mouth and throat making this a very quenching brew.

Drinkability is excellent and lends itself to long sessions in the backyard grilling or just enjoying a warm day. Heck a cold day is nice with this one around and a yen for a good weiss.

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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
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,755 ratings
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