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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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Added by SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

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Photo of Nascartailgatefa
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Color is a very cloudy pale gold color. Thick abundant head which lingers, minor lacing. Aroma has a hint of banana. Taste is very smooth and pleasant. No tartness and no bitterness. A new favorite. Excellent drinkability.

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Photo of duffextracold
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice looking pale orange color into my UFO glass. huge white head fit perfectly. not too cloudy. looks great.

has the usual bannana/clove weisse smell.

somewhat dry, some spicyness, not bitter at all, very pleasant, refreshing.

medium to heavy carbontion

overall very drinkable, not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy gold with an abundant white head. The aroma is spicy, lots of clove with a hint of banana. The taste is more of the same, clove and spices up front banana on the finish. The finish lingers a bit. The beer is light bodied and has strong carbonation. The beer goes down very easily, and it would be easy to have a few of these.

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Photo of CMW
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew poured to a very large four finger foamy head. I was surprised at how quickly the head had risen and disappeared. There was only a small amount of lacing on the glass. The color was a dark yellowish orange and was quite hazy. You can definitely see a high level of carbonation as well.

The nose of the Hacker-Pschorr Weisse was exactly what you would expect. I detect banana and citrus nodes. There is also an aroma of wheat but it seemed to be layered behind the citrus.

There is a slight zest when it first hits your tongue. You can taste the citrus and strong wheat flavors. This beer is a little tart in the finish but not excessive, very enjoyable. This is a medium-bodied brew that is very easy to drink.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Opaque, light honey colored cloud. Large white head. Ok retention, no lace.

Smells like yeast, clove, and burnt lemon grass.

Tastes like yeasty lemon and light grain. Mild banana. Sharp, yeasty snap with swallow. Grainy, spicy mouthfeel. I'm down with anything that tastes like banana. I'm good with one though.

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Photo of UGADawgGuy
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into my 22-ounce weissbier glass.

Appearance: A good weizen pour (i.e., a careful pour, leaving a little beer in the bottle to dislodge the tasty yeast, followed by a quick "dump" into the glass) yields a hazy, dark golden liquid with a light, quickly dissipating two-finger head.

Smell: Excellent. This stuff smells a lot like Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (the gold standard for the style, in my opinion), only the Hacker-Pschorr is marginally sweeter. I smell yeasty bread, with more than a hint of mild bananas and sugar.

Taste: As should be the case, the taste follows the nose. Bready, vaguely sweet, and thoroughly satisfying. This stuff avoids the weird tartness present in some wheat beers, as well as the metallic flavor found in some others. Hops are not evident, which is exactly how it should be with a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Moderate-to-high carbonation and the ice-cold serving temperature produce a very refreshing drink. The low ABV doesn't hurt, either, in that regard. Very, very good wheat beer -- light in the mouth, but substantial enough to distinguish itself from your average translucent lager or ale.

Drinkability: Again, the low ABV yields a wonderfully drinkable beer. Fantastic. This is my second-favorite beer in my favorite style, and that's saying something. I only wish I had easy access to it -- Hacker-Pschorr hasn't made it into Georgia yet! Anyway, the only non-bock/non-dark wheat beer that beats this one, for me, is Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Truth be told, though, this one is awfully similar to that masterpiece in many respects. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.08/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 6/27/2006 (500mL bottle):

Pours a humongous head, white, somewhat lasting, creamy looking. Yellow-orangish color, very fizzy looking. Very flowery aroma, reminiscent of a triple. Slight flowery taste. Slightly watery taste. Very light taste.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale gold body with a two-finger head that slowly receeded and minor lace. A fluffy, wheaty aroma with citric notes and some spice (clove) to it. Medium-bodied but fluffy and goes down easily. Mostly lemon and hints of banana (not really any orange) in the flavor but it isn't sharp or sour as this beer is balanced; hints of sweetness from the wheat in there and spices poke through on the backend. An easy to drink hefe that I could have again anytime.

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Photo of strangemusic
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was picked up as a contrast to the darker, stronger styles that I usually look for. It wasn't bad! The pour is really gorgeous, rich cloudy gold and amber, with a head that is thick, foamy and dense but not too tall. The aroma is nothing to rave about, muted wheatiness and hints of Christmas oranges. Take a sip through that sturdy head and... the defining characteristic of this beer is a dry, crisp feel accentuated by wheat, white fruit and Christmas orange notes as in the aroma. The flavour doesn't burst out onto the tongue and is, again, nothing to rave about, but it's still tasty and there's a good amount of carbonation and body in the mouthfeel that I quite like. Fresh and enjoyable and very drinkable! I easily had a few of these in a row. I think I prefer the Belgian-style wheat beers to their German cousins overall, but this is still a nice one to pick up if you're planning to have a few with friends and want something refreshing.

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Photo of smedley
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light orange and cloudy, big thick creamy head. Head stays around for what seems like forever, sticks to the glass beautifully, and forms a bumpy landscape as it disappears.

S - Spices (cloves), wheat, citrus (orange, lemon)

T - First off, crisp and refreshing. Citrus and spice, slightly sweet finish.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation

D - Very drinkable, very refreshing. Complex, but not overwhelming. Excellent!

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Photo of czfreeman
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just realized Ive never reviewed one of my favorite Hefe's.
Pours out a almost grapefruit-orange apricot toned golden color,one of the darkest Hefes Ive ever seen. Head is fluffy,light slowly settling on the murky brew below. Great looking classic.
Smells of light floral yeasts, light malt, a mixture of apricot,orange,lemon, bananas, a sweetsh herbal bouquet-something along the lines of mint and lavender. Finishes with a nice long sweet-sour yeastiness.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, a very solid represantion of a classic style. Not my #1 but definatley in my top 5. Hacker's Dunkel is even better in my opinion.
Overall very enjoyable, easy to drink, a great session brew.

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Photo of EatsTacos
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a great cloudy dark yellow with a two finger head, great lacing.

The nose is cirtusy, lots of spices, the wheat is present. Apples, figs, and raisins come to mind.

The taste is initially sweet. Very fruity, again apples, figs, and pears. The wheat adds to the sweetness and fits perfectly. There is some tartness as well. The finish is pretty dry. Spiciness all the way through.

Mouthfeel is pretty creamy, full bodied with a medium carbonation.

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Photo of Augustiner719
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a .5L stein.

Appearance: golden orange yellowish color, almost like a sunset color. Cloudy and milky in appearance and yielded a nice 2.5 finger head... little lacing.

Smell: bananas and cloves strong on the forefront. Nice orange and lemon scents in the background.

Taste: tastes on point to the style. Light, refreshing and the carbonation is on point. Nice and bubbly, but it has the depth to maintain its flavors through the carbonation.

Mouthfeel: nice light and smooth on the palate. Good carbonation, not too overpowering, and excellent texture. Extremely easy flowing.

Drinkability: Top 5 in my session beers all time list. Great, refreshing and smooth are the three words that first come to mind.

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Photo of cvaypai
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into weiss glass.

A- Beautiful orangish yellow with many particles of yeast and wheat floating within. 2 inch head that takes a long time to recede, leaving little residue.

S- Smell is beautiful, including wheat, and many citrus smells.

T- Taste is amazing, one of the tastiest beers I have ever drank.

M- Mouthfeel is pretty good, very smooth.

D- After like 3-4 of these my stomach is just full, I feel like a dead weight, so I gave the drinkability average, everything else is damn near perfect though.

Bought a 6 pack for the night and was pleasantly pleased.

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Photo of nokes
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the first beer I ever had. Never drank in high school. Backpacking through Europe, bought one in Munchen. Very fond memories, but strangely, I've never come back to it since becoming better acquainted with beer. Here goes...

Poured a nice slightly hazy amber with a touch of orange. Nice head dwindling to a lacy film. Pretty bubbles. It's a nice looking beer.

Smells citrusy and fresh, maybe some banana, but not the kind with brown spots...a newer banana with a bit of green still on the peel. Makes me think of summer, somehow. I almost can't tell whether I'm smelling a faint grassy aroma or if I'm imagining it.

The citrusy bit comes through on the taste, too. And if there's banana in there, it's definitely the more tangy kind. I think refreshing would be a very good word for this beer.

What I like best about this beer is the way it feels in my mouth...it's very nicely balanced indeed. I feel like I could drink a scary quantity of this beer without trying. Very drinkable.

All in all, I'm happy with this beer; it was apparently a very good place to start, and I'm glad to be back. Recommended.

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Photo of BigJim5021
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the third Bavarian hefe I've gotten my grubby little mitts on recently, and it's yet another delicious-ass brew.

Pours your usual super-hazy copper with a nice white head that settles (quickly) into a permanent ring. Enough lacing to get the job done.

The smell is typical of the style, but with some extra twang to it.

Flavor is also typical of the style (bananas and cloves), and yet there's also a nice citric bite to it. This sets it apart from other beers within the style that I've tried.

Mouthfeel is about what you would expect, with good carbonation. The finish is pleasantly dry.

Hacker Pschorr joins Weihenstephaner and Paulaner as a bad-ass Bavarian session beer. You could take these puppies down all night.

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Photo of larsee01
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my trusty Hoegaarden glass.

A--Like beautiful, dark, cloudy honey. Decent amount of ascending carbonation. Lots of head. Yeasty sediment in bottom of bottle stays there. Not very much lacing on glass.

S--Ripe banana, some metallic/mineral undertones. Sweet, faintly smoky malt, and undetermined spices. Candied fruits...citrus, cinnamon.

T--Immediately complex, yet so smooth and inviting. Mild veggies/tubers followed by clove and sweetness. Some of that metallic/mineral hint. Mild banana appears. Really just good spices on top of mild, complex fruit and cereal.

M--Between light and medium-bodied. Crisp and not heavy at all. Slightly dry and refreshing.

D--For a beer of this quality, it is highly drinkable. A session 6 no problem.

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Photo of Voonder
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudly hazy yellow colour with one finger white head. Smell - grapefruit, wheat, malts. Typical hefe smell. Taste - same - wheat, grapefruite, orange, some banana perhaps. Very crisp and refreshing, extremely drinkable. Good hefeweizen but nothing outstanding. I would have this on occasion

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Photo of Jeffo
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Bert's Bier Huis in Utrecht.

Poured into my Weizen glass, bar style.

APPEARANCE: Deep golden yellow-orange in colour and nicely opaque. Good amount of carbonation rises from the bottom in the form of medium sized bubbles. Pours a big medium thick white head that slowly dissipates unevenly to a thick head that stays till the end. Good lacing all the way down. Can't imagine it looking much better than this.

SMELL: Strong wheat malt and a good amount of clove. Banana and lemons tones as well. Nose is quite strong and pleasing. Very nice.

TASTE: Wheat malt with banana, lemon, and clove undertones in there as well. After a few seconds a stronger aftertaste of wheat malt and an ever so slight hint of bread arrives. A nice combo.

PALATE: Thicker body for the style and not as much carbonation as you'd expect from looking at it. Goes down very smooth and finishes quite dry. A very good job here.

OVERALL: This might just be the best Hefeweizen I've had yet. Very nicely done. Definitely something to seek out if you've never had it before.

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Photo of ecoastman
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drinkability - this is another great drinking hefeweizen. Better than Erdinger and close to Schneider Weiss. I'll have to taste test against the latter to figure out which I like more.

Appearance - hazy orange-gold with a nice fluffy head and great retention. Small spots of lacing as the beer goes down. This is a nice looking beer in my weizen glass.

Smell - nice malty sweet, caramelly biscuit. Mildly spicy with characteristic cloves. Yeasts also provide expected banana esters in the ale.

Taste - Nice. Banana, bread, cloves and caramel are prominent. The finish in the initial sips had a tiny metallic aftertaste but this disappears quickly as your taste buds adjust to the beer and the mild bubblegum characteristic pulls through. A nicely balanced beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium body that is smooth and creamy and a slightly sticky finish. Good carbonation throughout the drink.

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Photo of magictrokini
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent German hefe, although these ratings do not reflect it. Pours a cloudy light orange with a big, puffy white head. Aroma of bananas, cloves, and wheat. Taste is very balanced, with a lot of the wheat and yeast coming through. Nice bananas and spice in the finish. Nothing is overpowering, but all the flavors you expect are there.

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Photo of baos
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint .9 fluid ounces into my Falstaff goblet.

A: Hazy golden with a 2 finger head that dwindles down to a nice film with decent lacing here and there.

S: That awesome pink bubble gum stick flavor of childhood.

T: Pink bubble gum stick, hint of banana, touch of clove. It has the tingling feel of clove on the tongue as well. A bit like biting into a raw grain of wheat with a nice biscuit sweetness that ends up very dry at the finish. An exceptional brew. I remember drinking one 15 years ago and wondering what was going on with this beer. I've learned that its a goodness going on.

M: It doesn't get much better than this medium/full body with that sweet creamy natural carbonation going on.

D: Well two or three of these bottles would be plenty but you can take your time with these and the flavor gains complexity as it warms. Good stuff try one of these on asap if you haven't already.

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Photo of Vendetta
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
May 17, 2008

Before trying this beer, Franziskaner was probably my favorite wheat beer. The Hacker-Pschorr poured cloudy orange with a thick, white head. Super flowery-sweet aroma with a hint of tropical fruits that really gets me excited to taste this beer. The flavor lives up to the aroma's billing- fabulous, complex and fruity, I tasted some trace apple along with the strong banana/lemon flavor that dominates the beer. This is probably the best hefeweizen I've ever had, the more I drink it the more it grows on me. Update (06.28.08) - Really fantastic, satisfying brew. Anybody asking for a summer beer? This is your beverage. Far and away the best hefeweizen I've ever had- the little things raise it above and beyond Paulaner. Try it.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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 -5.4%
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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Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,778 ratings