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 vitesse
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in 12 oz. brown bottle.
i bought a case of this after seeing it on sale. best by date was from last year, so this batch certainly wasn't the freshest.
despite the age factor, the beer inside the bottles was in really good shape. not oxidized and no off-flavors were detected.
appearance was kind of a soft brownish color. i think the yeasties that i swirled into the glass might have darkened it. i prefer a more effervescent color in hefeweizen. smells were of cloves/bananas, but a little bit muted.
taste was rock solid. great prototypical munich wheat beer taste in this one. nice blend of dryness and fruity esters. clovey/bananas come through nicely but are restrained. also a slight orange flavor comes through.
very tight, crisp mouthfeel. very little lingering aftertaste.
a supremely drinkable weiss. i recommend hacker-pschorr to anyone looking for a a typical example of a bavarian wheat beer.

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Photo of Sixpack595
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow/orange with a sizeable white head. Aroma is a bit more muted than I like, but it is good. Lemony with a faint clove and malt aroma. Taste is very crisp with a spicy note in addition to the fruity bannana and lemon. Very drinkable, very refreshing.

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Photo of anders36
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange colour into the glass, with a big white head. It has a nice spicy aroma. It has smell of wheat, citrus and banana too. It has a nice wheat taste with hints from coriander, citrus and bananas. The mouthfeel is lovely, thick and mellow, leaving a nice bitterness in the aftertaste. This is one of the best weisse i have ever tasted. Lovely on a warm summer day in Munich.

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

This is wonderfully cloudy and foamy which match up well with the fruity clovelike nose. the taste is almost spicy as it takes a second for the banana esters to catch up in the taste department. What I like about this Hefe is the authority of flavours involved. This is no approximation of the style but rather one of the benchmarks. who says that summer beers need be tasteless or watered down.

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Photo of ism
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle uncaps with a quick gasp of CO2. Pours with a huge head then crawls up, revealing a misty amber-gold. The head slowly contracts to a cream-like density before forming attractive lace; some excellent retention. Whiffs of fruit and hops just poke through. Medium-light body gently tickles with carbonation, a subtle spice evident. Fruity flavor, almost citrus, with a nice tinge of tartness. Quite smooth and refreshing. A great summer beer.

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Photo of pootz
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Comes in a 1/2 liter long neck crown top with best before code and a lush label with some dickens-era geek on it.

When the crown was cracked, a noticeable whoosh of natural CO2 escapes

The pour produces a delicious looking murky orange-gold liquid capped with a tall frothy cap that lasts as a lace and ring. Noticeable streaking of effervescence and yeast.. very active in the glass.

Odors of fruitsm vanilla and spice and sweet malt...nice !

Starts peppery with bottle-conditioned natural effervescence bombarding the palate then mellows on the palate with a pleasant departure of malt mingling with the clove-banana-vanilla tastes...then the finish on this one is glorious...you get a spiced caramel-biscuit taste then a lingering prickly dryness from the wheat and grassy hops...lustrous!

This could become a favorite summer ale for me I like the pronounced hefeweiss charater better than the moderate Paulaner Heffe-weisse but the margin is pretty thin....both are fine yeasted wheat ales.

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Photo of Beersignal
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden apricot flesh coloured beer, somewhat hazy, garnished with a plentiful and tenatious frothy white cap of foam looking like whipped egg whites. Neat champagne-like effervescence emanated from the beer to add to its visual aspect.

Aromas of wheat, coriander and non-descript fruits (couldn't quite make them out) were followed by strong hints of bananas and fainter odours of instant vanilla pudding. Not as much olfactive complexity as I would have liked but interesting nonetheless.

The texture was rich, creamy and rounded without being heavy. Flavours of unmalted wheat, orchard fruits (apples and pears mostly but hints of peaches were present) and a quenching acidity were buttressed by a soft yeasty bitterness that lingered for some time.

Very silky and refined beer with harmoniously balanced flavours giving a variety of sensory pleasures. Nothing overdone, nothing flagrantly lacking either. IMO a very good example of the style.

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Photo of soper2000
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid brew and a nice introduction to hefe's. The pour yielded a pleasant looking light orange/yellow beer with a quickly dissipating white head. The first smell gives strong notes of wheat and yeast. As for the taste.... I remember my very first taste of this beer was also my very first taste of any Hefe, it reminded me of my summer working at a golf course mowing cutting greens and fairways. The strong wheat taste really came through and to my surprise I loved this taste, but sadly my palate has changed and whenever i drink this beer now, this wheat profile isn't as dominate. Maybe my palate has changed or it maybe because the first time I imbibed this the temperature of the beer had to be around 70 degrees. Anyways as I taste this beer now I sense hints of wheat balanced strongly with citrus. It's still a solid flavor. Mouthfeel is clean and smooth. Drinkability is decent but after a few of these this beer seems to lose character.

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Photo of travolta
2.71/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, 5.5% ABV
Apperance: Nice white rocky head, foamy lace, smooth. Golden wiese color. A little cloudy.

Nose: Lemon, Clean, Wheat.

Taste: Bitter at first, a lot of hops initially on the tounge, the bitterness stays throughout. Not as complex as i thought it would be.

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Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy dark gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a subtle wheat scent with a slight malty edge. Hefe yeast peeks through and adds some fruity notes. The taste is fine. It boasts of wheat malts and some fruitiness, but very little. It has a musty finish that lingers on the tongue. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer drinks well. This hefe has good flavor, although it's not as intense as some.

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Photo of jsolack
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow-orange color, initial head was thick but it went down quickly. Nice looking.

Smells sweet and wheaty with citrus hints.

Great flavor... bitterness is balanced nicely with sweetness. Wheat and subtle citrus/banana.

Feels nice and thick in the mouth... releases nice bubbles on the tounge. Flavor lingers for just the right amount of time.

Very drinkable, goes down smooth without any bitterness.

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Photo of Zorro
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy yellow, you can pass light through it easily but you can't see through it.

Very strongly smelling beer, smells of spices and a bit of banana.

Tastes mildly sweet and a bit tart. Prominent banana and spice taste. Many different levels of taste to this, has some malt and vanilla flavors too. Hops shows up for the party too. This is one of the quality beers with many complex flavors and every sip is different. It is closer to a 4.75 in taste.

Mouthfeel is very good.

Very drinkable.

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Photo of Cwrw
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A typical, distinctive hefe weisse appearance greets the drinker upon pouring: bombastic, hearty head; exceptional, long-lasting lace; and a cloudiness so dearly loved in all hefe-style beers. That being said, for the style, Hacker-Pschorr's hefe is fairly common looking, as many hefe beers I have consumed appear much the same. In short, the appearance is excellent, but not outstanding or unique for a hefe-style beer. Apple juice colours, with slight hues of orange and light brown. The aroma is succulent: buttery cloves and spices, rich fruits(including apple), and, upon close inhalation, the pleasant tartness and acidity of the wheat malt. The taste does not disappoint, as it is flavourful and well balanced. The fruity, even tangy wheat taste is there in full abundance, as is the musky feel of the yeast, with little bitterness. A clean finish; full bodied. I have also noted that many witbiers, or hefes especially, have a delightful soapy characteristic(especially Hoegaarden), but this adds yet another nuance to a delicious, appetising, mouth-watering style of beer, and Hacker-Pschorr delivers, but I HAVE tasted better hefes(try Paulaner's hefe-weisse). The drinkability of Hacker-Pschorr is, of course, phenomenal: these go down smoothly and refreshingly. This a very fine quality hefe beer, and it is sold at a reasonable price here in Alberta.

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Photo of claytri
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Hefe-Weisse poured a nice cloudy light gold, it put up 2 fingers of white head, which settled down to 1. It had a very light citric smell. The taste was tart and citric, neither malty nor hoppy. It was smooth and dry. It had a smooth dry feel and was light bodied. This beer was different and pleasant. Not strong on character, but would make a fine session beer.

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Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an appropriate murky golden color with a medium ivory head of small tightknit bubbles. Massive sheet lacing. Tantalizing aroma of floral grasses, lemony citrus, coriander and other spices, and wheat. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and medium bodied. Feels very pleasant on the tongue. Taste is excellent. Notes of wheat grain, yeast, tart citrus, and cloves and coriander provide a well balanced and refreshing Weisse. Clean and dry finish leaves me wanting more, but alas..this was my only one. Very nice and refreshing. This probably would've gotten some 5's if I were rating it on a hot, summer day.

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Photo of Jables
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy amber with a light white head.

Aroma is banana, lemons, spiciness clove (?) yeah definitely clove. Slightly sour aroma, which heightens the attractiveness of all the other smells.

Flavor is tart slightly, but sweet, fruity and crisp. Excellent per style, or otherwise.

Mouthfeel is adequate.

Drinkability is great as this is a good, refreshing, thirst-quenching, but quality brew. When people tell me they want a miller or bud light in the summer because it's refreshing, I have to wonder if they've never experience a refreshing AND flavorful brew such as this one.

My top pick for beers with light lunch!

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Photo of counselor
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer (see scores). It looks just like a hefe ought to, murkey sand brown with a tall, fluffy head. Smells of mild fruit and doughey yeast. Taste is yeasty, some fruit flavors and mild citrusy hops. Clean bright finish. A good drinking beer very well representative of the style.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Some malt and dry aftertaste and banana and cloves . Unfiltered adds to taste but subtracts from appearance as murkiness. Unexeptional but smooth standard beer. Had again 1.5 years later, some reranking, and was nice on summer night but think better with food.

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

very good beer, not as bitter as i remember. awsome appearance, awsome head. nice and smooth with lots of flavor. very fruity which makes this one a good summer brew. very drinkable.very well balanced. the best wheat beer that i have had so far. cheers!

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've enjoyed this as a draft a few times, so how does an imported bottle taste after a long journey? Quite the same. I'm enjoying this as a "commuter special" (out of the bottle in a brown paper sack on the train). Good spicy weiss smell, actually a tad understated. Cloudy body. Full banana and clove taste, with a hint of lemon. A nice little head works up in the bottle. And a fine, playful effervescence on the tongue. A fine, fine beer.

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

Hacker Pschorr- Hefe

edited review

A- Hazy cloudy yellow with a big billowy white head. good lacing down the glass.
S- Strong cloves, banana, and wheat.
T- Smooth bubblegum clove and banana with the wheaty/ yeasty backbone.
M- Smooth and slightly spicy (nutmeg) nice and refreshing.

Overall- A solid Hefe. I had to re-review this 1 after slamming it years ago when I was a newbie!

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Photo of DESTRO
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

since im all about the hefe's, lets get it on. this one pours a lovely orange with a medium rocky head. it smells spicy/peppery and of course it has a nice a bready note. the taste? juicy. i know juicy isnt a flavor, but its juicy ok. great yeasty punch with a great clove/spice kick all on that great classic hefe bread-like backbone. very tastey and easy drinking. crisp and refreshing in the mouth, this is a wonderful session/summertime/anytime beer. a damn flavorful beer and extremely drinkable. i love a good hefe, and this is def. a good hefe. cheers!

$2.49 a bottle

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Photo of bditty187
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peachy-pale gold hue, hazy, massive white head, almost three fingers worth on a soft pour. Awesome. The head fades slowly, a modest cap lasts throughout consumption. Spotty lace. Very pleasant nose: banana, cloves, lightly spicy, peppery upfront, a soft kiss of yeastiness, wheat. This is an inviting bouquet for sure, mild potency. The palate is dead-on style-wise, as expected, and extremely enjoyable. In the middle there is a mild but noticeable acidic bite, which only adds balance to the soft yeasty-breadiness upfront and spicy, peppery finish. The fruitiness is ideal, juicy lemons (not bitter) and bananas. Well done! Medium body. Gentle carbonation but zesty… refreshing! The definition of drinkable… lovely… recommended.

Weihenstephaner is a Hall-of-Famer; Hacker-Pschorr is better than Paulaner but both are All-Stars in their own right.

1 pint, 9 oz. bottle, $3.00 in Omaha.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice blond wheat beer with a nice head. Very good taste of hweat with a subtle sweet touch. I was very impressed with that brew. It is very simple but very pleasant and well done. A real german mastercraft of a beer. Will be drinking more of this one in the future.

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Photo of hyuga
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massively cloudy orange brew with touches of brown here and there. Nice big white head that stays well where it should. Spicy and sour fruity bubblegum aroma with a little clove. Spicy and tart on the palate as well. Lots of banana. Sour maltiness dominates the middle and clove shows up in the back. Spiciness makes the tongue tingle. Delicate, but it has that nice spicy punch at the same time. One of my favorites of the hefeweizens I've tried, but oddly enough, it's not a style that I've delved into quite as much as others, so I'll have to see how it stands after I try more. I'd definitely have a few more of these!

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,724 ratings.
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