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 Rifrafboy
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My local store had this on sale at $8.99 for a 12 pack. This pours thick with a nice head. Smell is sweet like cotton candy. Taste is rich and creamy, not too sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth. Finishes very clean for a weisse beer. I like this and will drink it again, although it's not a great session beer.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.22/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ok second Hacker beer of the night.
Have to say its a rather average looking hefe, slighly hazy orange with a large pure white frothy head.
Smell is quite pleasant ..the usual..bananas, clovestec tec.
The after the good aroma I was expecting a nice tasting German hefe..but it was quite flat..the flavours are all there but they are muted..dissapointing.
Quite average on the palate.
Its drinkable but no were near as good as the Dunkle -weissen.

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Photo of Jaguar
3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Amazing head on this beer. explosive.I had to pour this into a twenty ounce glass and still had to dive in nose first to keep it from ending up all over the floor. After seeing that I was expecting a hell of a hefe, but all I got was an average one,at least for a German Import. What's my gripe? It's watery. and that was enough to bring this down at least a point for me. All of the flavors of the style are present,and I like the finish, but when you take that first sip, there's a little disappointment. Personally, I'll stick with Paulaner. Having said all this, and in the interest of fairness, if this was a beer from an American micro brewery I'd be heaping praise upon it, but when you're brewing beer in Munich, you better be able to keep up with the big boys.
The drinkability of this beer is good, and it would be real welcome after a hot day mowing the lawn, but at $9.00 a six pack you won't be sucking down too many of these in your lawn chair.

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3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This one has the true classic wheat beer look. A thick, cloudy gold that pours a 2 finger head. Over a couple minutes, the head dissipates to lace and nothingness. This beer, besides the normal wheat cloudiness, shows a bit of what appears to be a chill haze. I think this one's been in the cooler a while.
Smells of very ripe citrus fruit, grass, bread, and mulch.
The flavor is resemblant of the aroma, as it shows the cirtus fruit in full tilt. People usually drink this with a lemon wedge, and for the life of me, I don't know what the fuck for. The lemon character is already present and accounted for. Importing more into the beer is ludicrous. After the initial lemon and bread and wheat field flavors dissipate on the swallow, a slight cloying sweetness shows in the end. This is a bit of a distraction because it doesn't quite match the other tastes and the mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is everything you look for in a weisse, but with the sweetness, seems a bit discombobulated.
Drinkability takes a hit. I could drink this beer whenever I so desired, the price is right, yet I seldom do. Part of this is style bias probably. Contrary to how many feel, I don't find wheat beers to be all that sessionable. One is great. But one is all I ever want in any particular week. And so it goes....

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Photo of MeisterBurger
3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice milky orange with an ample, clingy head. Aroma is subtle, musty and yeasty with clove and a hint of banana bread. The first sip is crisp, with tart lemon and a toasted grain in the middle and a dry, peppery finish. There's nice amount of yeast in there which imparts a nice clove flavor all throughout the mouth. The bananas in the aroma are even more scarce in the taste. But it all works well with the medium-to-full mouthfeel which allows a wave of flavor to hit the mouth and then slowly fade away into the ether.

It's a good beer, and there's a lot going on, but at the same time it's like it's happening too far away to really appreciate it.

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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 bbluemzbeer
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The first time , I bought this beer at a local liquor store it was horrible in Southern California. I should of look at beer date before I bought it. It was old beer. The second time I taste it on tap it taste like a world class beer. The third time it suck! I do not what to rate this beer. I give it a C plus. Weihenstephaner and Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse taste great on tap and in a battle.
Appreance: hazy pale orange a white head

Smell: Aroma is a typical wheat beer.

Taste: It has great depth with spices of clove and coriander with the sweet lemons. It is very smooth and balanced malts and mild hop influence without over doing it.

Mouthfeel : Light side to medium bodied with a good, smooth, creamy feel to it. It is Awesome!

Overall: World class beer! Try it on tap do not buy old bottle at local liquor store.

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Photo of BBP
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- Translucent mango colour with a very foamy head. Reminded me of desert topping.

S- Sweet malts, clove and banana, slight wheat and skunk.

T- Banana, cloves, and malt, and then a bunch more cloves.

M- Very creamy and smooth. Only felt slightly carbonated.

D- An alright beer. I think they emphasized the cloves far too much, and I think it's a big flaw. Aside from that it has some good characteristics. Won't be buying it again though.

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Photo of ENogueira
3.25/5  rDev -20%

330ml bottle poured in a pint glass. Yellow to orange color, with a healthy white head of foam. Smells like orange. Taste is sweet with the bitterness of lemon. Peach flavor with a hint of banana. Leaves a decent aftertaste, a lot like dry fruit and a bit skunky. Overall, good. Definitely not the best Hefeweizen I've tasted.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a thick rocky slightly tan (off white) head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Cloudy and gold in color. Wheaty nose but not much. Very sweet taste with a sour finish. Distinct malted wheat taste really sticks out.. Very carbonated and effervescent. The mouth has too much body for me... A slightly above average weisse.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a slightly hazed yellow color with a nice 2 finger fluffy white head. Nice aroma of banana, clove, wheat, and slight malt. Slight grassy, sweet, clove, and banana taste. Lingering sweet biscuit flavor that carries on for a while. A very easy drinking beer but nothing overally special either. Medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of marcpal
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

.5L in Milan poured into large weizen glass.

A: Hazy orange with a huge cotton candy head. Retention and lacing both good. Plethora of carbonation

S: Smells like a hefe and a ton of wheat comes through. Banana and spices prevail with the balance of citrus. Snappy to the back of the nose.

T: Even more banana and spices than in the smell and overbearing on the citrus end for me in the flavor. The aromas were better than the taste but heaviness of the bananas and coriander become somewhat annoying. Some hops would have made it nicer.

M: Fairly thick mouthfeel for the style and tingly from the wheat/sparkling.

D: High marks here but the chewiness and spices become a bit much. Definitely not my favorite of the style but still a solid beer.

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Photo of WhiteOak
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, hazy amber with a finely-foamed white head.

S - The requisite hefe banana and clove notes were quite subdued, unfortunately. Mostly smells of malt, wheat.

T - Light, fresh slightly-sweet malt up front -- straightforward and unispiring. But the thin finish falls off too quickly, leaving only a hollow sourness and a hint of hops. I can only compare this to the complex finish of the Weihenstephaner which is sweet, sour, spicy, fruity, and long and lingering.

M, D - Light, sadly too light bodied. Good CO2 level. Drinkable, but with nowhere near the level of satisfaction provided by Weihenstephaner & Franziskaner.

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Photo of bennetj17
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale orange in color, slight haziness, has two finger white head but dissipation is quick. Lots of active carbonation but overall color looks a bit dull.

S: Not overly strong. Light spice, floral, citrus, banana, bready aroma.

T: Not that sweet, Clean lemon/citrus flavor, slightly bready, finish is rather unremarkable.

MF: Has less body than some other Hefe Weizens, carbonation is adequate.

D: Clean and easy to drink, but I was expecting more from the flavor. It just seemed a bit watery as the malt didn't project itself enough...

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Photo of bashiba
3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy orange/yellow with a very thin white head with no retention or lacing to speak of.

The smell was light and lemony with a touch of bubblegum.

The flavor is a bit lemony with a light slightly sweet banana yeast flavor with a mild wheat backbone.

The mouthfeel was light and slightly slick.

Easy enough to drink, a very light and mild hefe.

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Photo of axeman9182
3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle, poured into a standard shaped Hacker Pschorr weizen glass.

Hacker Pschorr Weiss pours a completely hazy orange, and with its three fingers of white foam serving as a crown it just fills the glass. Retention is pretty good, but lacing is fairly spotty. The nose is very clove heavy, with some banana also present. There's also a touch of vanilla sweat sweetness, but it's very much in the background,. The yeasty phenols take a bit too much of a backseat to grain flavors though when push comes to shove. The same clove-banana balance that's found in the nose is present, but it's overshadowed by bread and wheat sweetness. It's far too malt centric, whereas I tend to look for my hefeweizens to derive most of their flavors from yeast byproducts. The body is appropriately light and agile for the style, but the carbonation is a bit much, and the result is too much of a spritzy sensation. Hacker Pschorr Weiss wasn't a chore to drain from its glass, but it was also clearly not on the same level as some other hefe offerings.

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Photo of canadianbarman
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

--Poured a standard cloudy, goldon color.
--Poured with a nice thick head that quickly diminished, what was left stayed.
--Smell fresh with some citrus smells.
--Overall this is a very nice example of a German Hefe. I will drink this one again. It left a nice taste in my mouth. For some reason I expected a bitter taste so I was happy.

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Photo of matty
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange color.Smell is mostly bananna with subtle citrus aromas.Taste is also mainly bananna with an almost sangria like aftertaste.Definetly something I would purchase again.Seems like a warm beach would be the perfect place to put some of these away.Good job by Hacker-Pschorr!!

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Photo of ralree
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy honey-gold with a white head of 2-fingers that drops down to a 1/2-finger lace - very nice!

S: Smells like a hefe should. Citrus with some malt and background hop action.

T: Not sure if I like this. First taste is very sweet and sour, which I didn't like too much. It has a little too much sour taste for me. The middle flavor brings out some of the malt and bread flavor, but nothing too special. Leaves a very bitter aftertaste for a hefe weisen on your tongue. Tastes alkaline at the end, but is eventually replaced with a simple warm alcohol and bread flavor.

M: A little watery - I was expecting a little thicker drink. Very dry - doesn't linger long after swallowing. Low astringency. Mouth feels clean after drinking.

D: All in all, pretty drinkable, but nothing special.

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Photo of barleyroad
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold in color with a smell of weisse beer. Not your blue moon.

Taste is very typical of a weisse beer, not americanized. The feel in the mouth is clean and creamy with a good finish. Would go well with some smoked sausage, we know we did. Not quite fidge worthy but drinkable..

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Photo of doubleipa
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Taco Mac. Nice dense head with great lacing. Aroma is heavier on clove than some other hefe's. It also had a little more of a hint of hope/citrusy. Taste had a little more of a bit than some others and more of malt presence. Definitley a decent hefe, but not quite as good as some others.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at Westwood Tavern.

This was one of the few solid offerings at Westwood, as far as draft was concerned, so I went with it. It pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a half-finger of glowing off-tan foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light orange zest, very light coriander, and a touch of biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with a light dusting of clove coming through in the background. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a generally solid, if boring, hefe, one that doesn't seem to stack up with its compatriots.

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Photo of acrawf6
3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a hazy orange with a red tint. Foamy white head rises.

Smell. Very rich the banana aroma, creamy smell and sweet. Cloves have a nice present, but the bananas really take over.

Taste. The initial taste i get is sour, then it goes to an green apple tartness. not creamy like the aroma suggested. Cloves come present in the middle of the taste. But the spice flavors i come to love in hefes arent as present in this one. I bit dryer than others. Slightly peppery in the aftertaste and has a very earthy taste.

Mouthfeel. Of course, good amount of carbonation, but i thought this one's body was way to thin, very empty.

Overall, i just dont think this one meets up to the others. I dont want to say its bad, but it doesnt have the characteristics that i look for in a hefe.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from ?

Not as good as its darker companion, but still a good brew. Poured a hazy golden, with a large white head that recedes fairly well eventually to a thin layer. Banana bread and citrus on the nose. Crisp citrus hop taste, with banana and some light fruits, and a bit of spice. Semi-metallic aftertaste. Light to medium mouthfeel, and pretty drinkable, but a little harsh to my palate.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A bit lifeless and dull looking body. Opaque as to be expected, deep apricot orange and a little muddy brown. Nice faint rising carbonation coming up, hitting a very fluffy white colored four finger tall head. Good staying power on that head and manages to make a good long appearance.

Solid hefe nose. Chewy wheat sensations, a hint of clove. Fruit angle is quite mellow on this, and a nice malt crackling grain strangely to go with it also. A nice clean and spritzy quality almost zesty fruit coming out.

Palate seems really dumbed down. Watery bodied malts, and tang like fruit punch flavors. Clean but fleeting. Fruit angle seems more in the aftertaste, but is subtle and a little hint of juiced orange.

Overall though as easy and simple to drink, it comes off pretty weak to style, and really doesn't stack up to much of it's other German counterparts.

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4.06 out of 5 based on 1,724 ratings.
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