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 chogm54
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - very cloudy, orange/brown, pours nice head with a consistent white lead,

S - nice smells - banana, yeast aroma is there...some citrusy odours around

t - sweet, wheat taste with malt and toffee hints.

m - thin, lightly carbonated - a little too flat

o - nice, refreshing hefe - the perfect weekend beer for me, but a little too flat to be really good. but to be fair it was allowed to warm after being bought chilled so maybe this added to the flatness

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Photo of johnchen1229
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wanted to try a German Beer out.

A: Dark amber gold particulates give this beer a warm, almost orange color. Pours a frothy top initially but quickly subsides into a thin film of froth. A bit of lacing, but the beer is not very bubbly.

S: Clean, crisp smell. Fairly fruity with the likes of apple, citrus, mango as well as some floral notes and a slight smell of honest. No hint of alcohol. Overall, a very pleasant if subdued smell.

T: A boozy body that's with a sweet beginning and ends with a sour apple aftertaste. The water is very refreshing, and the wheat flavor is light but noticeable. Light malting and hops make this beer a bit too sour for my taste.

M: Somewhat fizzy, but flat drink that starts off with a splash of flavor. Watery, creamy, and almost a bit sticky. Coats to your throat, giving you that boozy, sour aftertaste. Warms up the body.

O: My bottle may have been stored improperly, but it nevertheless contained a very drinkable beer. Unfortunately, I'm not a big sour beer fan.

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Photo of bmwats
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a weizen.

A: Hazy dark golden hue. Pours a 3 finger, frothy, white head. Settles very slowly. Craters leaving peaks and valleys and residue behind as it does. Spotty yet persistent lacing.

S: Wheat is prominent, honey and lemon citrus also present.

T: Lightly sweetened wheat and yeast.

M: Light and creamy. Pristine. Slightly starchy feel on the palate and finish.

D: Savory.

Atmosphere is really nice. Giant head, plenty of effervescence, sporadic yet persistent lacing. Nose is wheat accentuated with light hints of honey and lemon. Subtly sweet wheat. Pure ans pristine character. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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Photo of Stanton1680
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So stoked to finally have Hacker Pschorr available in Las Vegas! By far the best Weisse beer on the market. Great head on the pour. Strong sweet smell. Great cloudy unfiltered look. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Highly recommended to any hefe drinkers this is an original munich weisse beer.

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Photo of randallpink
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from 500ml bottle into weizen glass

A - Cloudy, light, golden straw colour. 2 1/2 fingers of beautiful weiss head with great retention and somewhat decent lacing left on the glass. doesn't pass as much light as you'd expect for such a light coloured beer.

S - medium intensity, herbal & spicy hops, banana, cloves, orange, maybe some red berries hiding in there (strawberry?), no alcohol

T - strong aroma of fcloves, banana, & bubblegum off the top, kind of spicy, somewhat floral, light hop bitterness, orange & maybe coriander

M - Medium body, dry, medium-high carbonation, goes down smooth, medium finish

O - really enjoyed this beer, nothing was overpowering, good balance, not sweet and not too bitter for a hefe, excellently crafted, will buy again

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Photo of deadchef
3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

a: cloudy with plenty of head. golden color.

s: typical hefe, slight clove and banana spiciness. had a slight metallic scent.

t: light biscuit. spicey finish. not sure if this 6-pack had been sitting around too long but considering where i live i wouldn't be surprised. the flavor falls flat. not what i would expect from a world class hefe.

m: lively carbonation as expected from a weiss. light, easy drinking beer.

o: i will certainly revisit this beer but i think my sixxer might not have been kept in ideal conditions before my purchase. i've had good examples of hefe's locally and this just felt 'stale'.

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Photo of RandomExile
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: giant, fluffy white head, fades into a persistent surface covering; cloudy opaque medium-orange color, scattered cohesive arcs and spatters of lacing
S: orange/lemon citrus, spice, coriander, a hint of bubblegum; intoxicating and compelling; I can see where people detect bananas, but I wouldn't have identified it by myself
T: rich, clovey malt/yeasty banana bread, spiced
M: medium-full bodied, crisp but full, ever so slightly dry
O: I had to really think about not assigning it fives across the board. For me, this is the medium-rare prime ribeye of beer: when I think of beer, when I crave a real, satisfying, transcendent beer ... this is what I needed.

500mL / Weizen Glass / Schmankerl Stube, Hagerstown, MD

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Photo of USAF77
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Back at the dawn of the beer awakening Pschorr was the first real popular wheat in my area. You could find it only at a few German taverns. The one I used to go to had weisse in bottles and a Lager on tap. It was the first time I ever used a Weizen glass and they served it with a piece of Lemon cause that was the yuppie fad and the rest of us didnt know any better. The Lemons didnt last long.

I'll never forget savoring those big glasses of Pschoor bier, both the weisse and the lager. My weisse still pours beautifully into golden splendor with that rich wheat head. I pour all such wheats and Pils slowly just for pleasure, the smell of the bready yeast slowly filtering into my nose. I love looking at this beer in the light. The carbonation highlights the gold and the rich foam. But the taste and beauty of the foam is well worth an aggressive pour.

Pschoor weisse is a beer you may find yourself gulping if your not careful It has a slight tang at the end of the taste but its one that leaves you impatient for the next gulp. I get a slight bready fruit before a nice dry after taste. This is the kind of dry after taste that leaves you salivating.

Put it this way, after drinking my first Pschoor Weisse I couldnt imagine drinking another beer tonight. Also this is a fabulous brew to wash down food with. I love it most with German pork dishes, sour kraut and a rye bread/good mustard, or like tonight when I will have chicken, a quality sour dough bread, and an excellent chili.

Nothings changed since the days as a young airman i sat in a Bier tent in Germany, or at the bier stube on Irving, drinking a Pschoor weisse. They have cut no short cuts over the decades. this is the weisse others try and copy.

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Photo of Gusmotel
4.81/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A hallmark old world Hefe Weisse! A blood orange hue breaks with a thick retentive head that takes its time easing back into this fruity wheat medium bodied beer. Fruit and wheat dominate in both aroma and taste. The most complex aspect of this beer is the aftertaste. It seems to go in stages from an immediate fruity taste, that gives way to a lingering wheat, that fades into a final note of dryness and spice. At this stage, I think I can comfortably call this one of the gold standards for the original style Hefe.

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Photo of ranger7
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought from BevMo!
Poured from bottle into a glass.
(Review from notes)

A - Hazy gold, some carbonation, tiny head.

S - Sweet. Orange, pear.

T - Some citrus bitterness and wheat.

M - Thick and tasty.

Summary - Outstanding. One of the best Hefeweizens I've had.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330 mL bottle into flared pilsner glass with a moderate hand. Best before 03/14 printed on the label. Funny, I'm a big fan of the style, but have never had Hacker-Pschorr's version. So, here we go.

A: Beautiful cloudy, copper orange color with 3-4 fingers of off-white head. No notable sediment. Head reduced to about 0.5 finger at 5 minutes. Nice retention and lots of lacing. Looking good!

S: Yep, it's a hefe - smells like a great one. Banana forward, vanilla, fruit esters, typical yeast, bubble gum. Uber nice.

T: Sweet and spicy with a very light hop bitterness on the finish. Nicely balanced. Flavors are similar to the scents with big banana and fruit. Light yeasty spice. Maybe a bit more orange than usual. No notable alcohol presence.

M: Moderate to high carbonation. Typical for the style. Good, crisp body. Goes down like a champ.

O: Excellent hefeweizen. I do love a German hefe and this did not disappoint. I can't say that it is the BEST that I've had, but it's top tier for sure. Nothing bad to say. Superb across the board. Didn't last long - glad I have 5 more.


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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark amber color. The head is supremely fluffy, eggshell in color, and about two fingers high. Retention is impressive, and lacing is thick but inconsistent.

S: This is well hopped for the style. And that I can appreciate. The typical banana and clove notes are a bit muted here, but the healthy serving of noble hops make up for it quite well.

T: Now this is more like it. The hops exist merely as a drying mechanism on the back end, helping to cleanse the pleasant sweet cream-meets-banana flavors introduced to the palate. It's simplistic, but it's smooth balance means...I kind of want to just drink it instead of review it.

M: It's relatively full bodied and a bit sweet, but that finish really does wonders drying the palate out without going overboard. Carbonation is actually a little subdued, which makes it superb drinkability all the more impressive.

O: This is actually one of my favorite styles when done right - and this is definitely done right. In fact, it's one of those beers where I'm glad I got a six pack instead of a single.

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Guinness glass

A- Hazy warm orange egg yolk color with a high white head that holds for a while and slow dissipates to cloud like fluffs.

S- Spicy clove, lemon, and fruity esters, with a light banana character

T- Crisp clean fruity, light banana, fruity esters, very similar to nose.

M- Medium-light mouthfeel, doesn't stay long the mouth and begs for another taste

O- Very refreshing, great with most food, not as good as some of the other German ones like Weihenstaphaner, but still very good. A very reasonably priced beer as well for about 2.50 a bottle.

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Photo of mick303
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a really nice soft white head, pretty solid film retention and lace. Colour is an unfiltered bright orange gold.

S - definitely fruit forward with banana, clove, bubblegum, orange, rich creaminess. Some light pleasant florals, sweet and fruity but enough malt and dryness to balance it nicely.

T - creamy wheat malt, apple, cream, banana, then some nice drying hops bring a mild nutty as well as yeast character that is featured in the crisp creamy ending with lots of banana flavour and some black pepper. Mild spice with estery and pleasant fruity notes, mild toffee, some wheat germ. A fairly standard hefe profile, fruity and creamy, definitely refreshing, a bit sweet.

M - really creamy and textured, full feel with plenty of carbonation. Easy drinking, with a dry fruity ending. Really juicy fruity creaminess.

Pleasant hefe, good example of the style. A good balance of fruity creamy flavours with some dryness and a nice yeast profile. I have a few more and am looking forward to opening them up.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy golden amber with a good white head. Good lacing.
Lots of banana and vague ripe fruit in the nose.
Taste features more bready malts but still has a solid banana note, along with a bit of clove.
Rather high carbonation, but this seems appropriate for this brew. Near medium body. Crisp.

O: a solid German Weiss, but not a favored style.

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Photo of BWED
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass

A- Hazy burnt orange color with a slightly off white head, looking rather creamy, and retains well at that.

S- Spice and notes of banana and some other fruit.

T- Mild wheat flavor, with some spice. The banana is subdued here but notable.

M- Smooth and clean. A bit of a creaminess with the head mixed in.

O- This is tasty. It is a beautiful looking beer, and the taste, although mild, is very good.

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Photo of JCfirebird
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've had this beer on tap and a bottle. When I get it in a bottle I always pour in a glass, I've found that leaving it in the bottle keeps the foamy head from receding. On tap well let's just say its great could drink from it all day, "can I get another one please."I was on my third one while my friend was on his first. It's a filling beer, so don't eat to much otherwise your belly will be paying dearly. I've drank other weisse's but none compare to this one. I prefer the Dark Weisse but its hard to find around here. The friends and family I've given to try say the same thing all the time. "It's smooth, tasty, sweet, heavy, but above all stronger than what they drink." Like I tell them "get drunk tonight not the next morning". All I need to do now to complete the experience is get a Weisse glass, it would put the cherry on top of this wonderful desert.

Price: slightly more than your regular imports, worth the extra dollars you pay for it

Availability: depending where you are its available from gas stations to bars, some grocery chains carry them, pricing can be fluctuate accordingly so I recommend to drink it with a couple buddies, if you feel the price is steep.

Taste: superb, you know your drinking great beer when alcohol is the smooth criminal in there, this beer does not need a garnish. Banana nut bread anyone?

After effects: As someone told me a great clean beer that you can wake up tomorrow morning feeling great.

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Photo of Beric
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12oz bottle into pilsner (no weizen glass yet)
Served: 5 Aug 2013

Appearance: A hazy golden color that doesn't let much light through. A good three finger head that diminishes slowly to a sheen of frothy white bubbles. Nice suspension of yeast in the beer after agitating the bottle before pouring our the last quarter or so. Good lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The banana is very assertive here, but not overpowering. The beer smells crisp and clean.

Taste: The banana notes really shine here. I don't get much clove or bubblegum or other flavors people describe when drinking hefeweizens. The taste is nicely balanced- the banana and yeasty notes play center stage, though crisper light malts help balance the setting. Not quite as sublime as Weihenstephaner (which I consider the gold standard of the style).

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is very nicely to style- small, smooth bubbles add just a bit more body to an already 'heavy' feeling beer, due to the yeast.

Overall: A fantastic hefeweizen that is widely available. This one is very good, and easily one of my top five, possibly one of my top three. This one isn't good enough to unseat Weihenstephaner, but it is a great representation of the style and is a beer I would certainly not hesitate to buy again or order when provided in a restaurant.

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Photo of Weston19
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this served from a bottle into a Weizen Glass

A: Typical of the German Hefe beers. Hazy, copper color, and a huge head that diminishes into a pinky sized head.

S: Cloves dominated the smell although the banana also came out under it.

T: Taste follows the nose. Not very intense but it definitely has all the flavors you would expect from a Hefe beer.

M: Very smooth and very light. No detectable taste of alcohol.

O: Other than the Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier, this is probably one of the best German wheat beers out there. You can easily drink quite a few of these and not even notice. If wheat beers are your thing, pick up a case of these.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An excellent example of the German "hefe" style.

Pours a hazy golden colour with respectable fine-bubbled carbonation and an attractive white head. Spicy aroma is banana-forward, filled with the typical esters from this German yeast. Coriander and bananas almost dominate the flavour, balanced by the wheat backbone and a hint of bittering hops in the finish.

A classic. And for good reason.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Typical haziness, with moussy white head built upon vibrant beads of carbonation. Color is an opalescent light orange.

Smell: Banana bread and spiced orange peel make for an absolutely delicious aroma.

Taste: A bit more bitterness than is typical for the style. The spicy phenols and banana bread remain present in the taste. Crisp and refreshing, but with a puzzling astringency that can be felt on the roof of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: At first it's crisp and refreshing with a moderate body and moderate carbonation. Later on, however, the carbonation begins to dissipate, preventing the beer from taking on its style's characteristic effervescent character.

Overall: Not as complex as it could be, but a solid Weisse, nonetheless. Would have liked a bit less bitterness and a bit more carbonation, but these were, perhaps, nit-picky desires.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Date tasted: July 11, 2013... Glassware: Koenig Pilsener... Occasion: protein for tomorrow's run--and a post-Bynam-signing toast....Appearance: thick, cloudy burnt orange body; equally thick, creamy head that exhibits nooks and crags like a sponge's cross-section--worthy of patience... Aroma: beautiful aroma of orange,, banana, and some subtle spices that round the scent; quite pleasant... Palate: rather dry finish; prominent introduction, with a bit of crunch at the teeth... Taste: a surprisingly malty aftertaste; banana and clove with a comfortably clean consistency--refreshingly subtle... Overall: one of the upper-tier weisse beers I've tasted; a no-frills genre-setting stud; with lemon, my fourth of July wing beer; on a ratings night, a reminder I probably should have reviewed this summers ago....

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle for $3.15 from LCBO poured into a pint glass

Appearance - Medium pour yields nearly 2 fingers of head. Slowly dissipates leaving a nice ring of lace as beer is consumed. Golden orange color, very hazy. Impressive Looking

Smell - Wheat, citrus, specifically oranges and lemons and then banana. A bit hoppier than other beers in this style. Clove is also evident. Small amount of sourness or bitterness in the nose prevent me from rating this higher.

Taste – Really nice. Wheat dominates, with clove undercurrents. The fruits, banana and lemon and orange don’t come out as much in the flavor as they do given the aromatics. Orange lingers on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy feel, very smooth, very creamy. Well carbonated to the point that bubbles are apparent long after the pour, but not unpleasant in that they would detract from the beer in any way. This gives it a crispness that would otherwise be lacking in a beer with this much weight.

Overall - In my mind this is an excellent hefeweizen, one step below the wondrous Weihenstephaner, but as good as any other beer in the class. A purchase definitely worth repeating.

EDIT - Had this on tap locally with dinner Dec 11, and was exactly as I remembered it, but didn't have and detrimental aspects on the nose. I've had this a couple of times and more an more I believe this is a great example of the style. As such ratings have been adjusted accordingly.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into pint at sharkeys in Radford VA. Very orange color with a bit of foamy head and lacing. Not a superb looking hefe...
Nice banana hefe yeasty smell with a dose of malt. Simar flavor. Maybe a bit over malty and thick...deff not m ygm fav hefe. Compared to my fav paulaner natrub this is way off...although still good.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy amber orange with astonishing creamy golden head, lingering for a long time and leaving excellent laces. Very good aroma of banana, cloves and wheat, all is typical, but very tender. Full flavour, deep and well-balanced, malts to banana and spices. Medium body and carbonation.

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