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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 czfreeman
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +8.8%
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 +0.7%
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 +2.7%
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 +1.5%
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 +1%
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 -3.9%
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 -2.7%
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 +5.9%
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 +1%
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 +2.7%
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 +9.3%
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 -1.7%
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 -9.5%
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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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,768 ratings