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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of seanyfo
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Botter served in erdinger weissbier glass. *NOTE* Bottle and glass both served far too cold.

A - After agrressive single pour. 3 finger creamy head sits atop hazy murky amber body, beading is lively with good lacing and excellent head retention

S - Traditional weiss smells, banana, clove, bready malts with hints of vanilla

T - Banana and clove apparent up front, malt a little thin at the back.

M - High carbonation, slightly on the thin side for body

D - A nice hefe, but flavours were subdued and the body thin i feel due to it being served so damn cold! I shall need to review when i can serve it properly.

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Photo of JDV
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Glowing orange color with very little head on tap. Smell is a bit fruity, with wheat and spiced clove yeast very evident. Taste is wheaty, fairly strong of clove like yeast, and the mouthfeel is quite smooth, creamy and with a bit of a crisp carbonation though. Wheat in the finish, and this is a pretty nice hefeweizen, I thought.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on draught, it was cloudy with a slight white head that disappeared quickly. Has a fruity aroma and it tasted nice and refreshing. A great summer beer. Nice subtle notes of banana and clove. Not bitter at all, quite smooth with a mellow yeasty fruitiness. A nice balanced example of a weisse beer, though there are much better out there.

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Photo of osi
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy light orange with a good two finger head.

S - Malts, cloves and citrus. Very strong clove essence.

T - Malts, wheat, and a strong clove background. Almost overpowering.

M - Very carbonated although it doesn't follow down the pipe. Light and crisp.

D - Good dessert beer. I could see my self enjoying with a cigar or cloves. I think they would really accent one another.

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Photo of haazer
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hard pour yields a thick fluffy white head. The brew itself is a unfiltred, turbid gold color. Some yellow and light brown color throughout. Some bubbles in the glass but not the most carbonated hefe. Subsiding head leaves a little bit of spotty lacing.

S- Big amounts of wheat to start the nose. Becomes fairly fruity, lots of cloves and zesty spice. Maybe some coriander as well.

T- The flavor is strongly tied to pale malt, and bready wheat crust. No hint of hop presence. A lot of cloves as well. This hefe doesn't seem to focus on bubble gum or banana flavor's as much as the basics of what a hefe is. The missing flavors though take away from this somewhat, still pleasant to drink though.

M- Light bodied with medium level carbonation. Very smooth drinking with a crisp dry finish.

O- An appeasing easty drinking hefe. Not on the same level as Weihenstephan by any means, but decent. Would drink again.

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3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This hefe-weizen is a deep golden color with a billowy 2" off-white head. Nice swirling carbonation. Great head retention and nice lacing.

The aroma was very traditional and very profound. Banana, clove, spice and some ripe fruitiness were all jumping out of the glass. The aroma did its job and had me highly anticipating a big swig of this hefe-weizen.

Unfortunately the taste could not match the appearance or the aroma. Oddly enough this hefe was somewhat non-descript. Very strange for a beer with such a wonderful nose. All I got out of it was some yeastiness and a light,light bubble-gum taste. Dissapointing.

The drinkability is fine--nothing hinders it from going down. It is refreshing and has good carbonation. Very dry finish.

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Photo of wahhmaster
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a Paulaner weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, brownish-orange color. Has a large, rocky head that dissipates slowly and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Smells of wheat, citrus, and some spices.

Taste: Mildly bitter up front, it develops a crisp, wheaty flavor towards the back with some citrus and spice flavors. Not the most flavorful German hefeweizen I've had but that could be because it's bottle and imported.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and a little flat but still enjoyable.

Overall: While Hacker-Pschorr certainly isn't my favorite of Munich's historic breweries (if you can't tell from my avatar, I'm partial to Paulaner), there really is nothing like a traditional Bavarian hefeweizen. I think this one suffers a bit from the travel across the ocean but it's still thoroughly enjoyable and great for this time of year.

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Photo of Durge
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served with an orange slice this murky tan brew had a half finger white head with good lacing. The aroma had a hint of pumpkin spice with some yeast. The first taste starts with tangy carbonation and moves to mellow wheat and bread. I detected an apple highlight, pretty drinkable. No significant aftertaste but a solid quality feel, nice consistency. Decent hefe.

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Photo of trbergman
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a hazy amber-gold with an inch of fluffy off-white head. Darker than expected.

S - Smells a little watered down, with muted banana and clove. Not much wheat or citrus, either.

T - Better in the mouth, with some banana and sweet vanilla. Clove follows closely behind. There's a hint of lemon zest and very mild hop bitterness. It's nice, but falls far short of the benchmark set by Weihenstephaner.

M - Medium body, with creamy effervescence.

D - While this is a decent hefeweizen, I probably wouldn't go for it unless it were one of the better options available. I will say, however, that it does offer a reasonable value for a German-made hefe, with 12 packs in the $18 range here in Chicagoland. That said, when I'm in the mood for the style, I'd rather go with the similarly-priced SN Kellerweiss or spend a bit more for the quality of Ayinger/Weihenstephaner.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle with freshness date stamped on. Big, big frothy white head, it's here to stay the whole trip. Deep cloudy golden colour. Rich nose, banana and clove, flavour is sweet and spicy. Complex flavour, but watery mouthfeel going down. I've never been a big fan of German wheat's, but this is enough for me to start re-evaluating that former bias. A definite session beer, although I think one is all I could handle at this point in time. Would compliment Autumn evenings very well.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours an orange, murky color with a collapsing head.

Smell is rich in cloves and ripe bananas. A good dose of wheat is present and the yeast add a nice complexity to the beer.

Taste is spicy and clovy with less bananas than the smell would suspect. The grainy wheatness is somewhat subdued by the sweetness of the beer. This sweetness is a little too much for me. It covers a lot of the yeast flavors and make the beer less flavorfull.
No bitterness available and mouthfeel is sticky and sweet.

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Photo of EmoBeerGuy
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a crisp clean weissen, that is really easy going down but has more flavor than the boring lager fare that is readible accessable. Pours fairly clear and with hardly a head, the wheat really comes through and is nice and sharp. A great sessions beer on a warm summer day. Cheers.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before is 12/11 (December 2011, I presume)

Pours a very cloudy (almost opaque) dark orange, with a thick white head which sticks around a long time.

Nose strongly contains bubble gum, with some bright citrus alongside.

The taste is just like the smell. Lots of bubble gum and banana. A bit of clove, and a fairly bitter aftertaste.

Very light bodied, with quite a lot of carbonation. For me, the carbonation is too much, and the beer too watery.

The beer goes down incredibly easily, but isn't terribly exciting.

I remember liking this beer more than I am now. Not sure what has changed, but I am not a big fan this time round.

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Photo of Long813
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

BBF: 03.12 , L 07516

A: Pours a beautiful cloudy yellow body with four fingers of white frothy head in a weizen glass. Retention is good with blotchy lacing.

S: Strong notes of cloves and wheat with a interesting spice.

T: Light in flavour, consisting of wheat, clove and banana. Hard to pick out a lot of the flavours though.

M: Light bodied with low carbonation. Texture is very smooth with a faint aftertaste.

O: Mouthfeel is great, but the flavour is very pale and lackluster.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half-liter bottle poured in a clean weizen glass. Served at 45F.

Appearance: Clear golden color, with a big head that settles down after a moment to about a finger's width of foam. Beer is unusually clear for a hefeweizen.

Aroma: Toasty, bread-like malt aroma.

Body/Flavor: Good amount of body, with initial taste being malt with fruity, bubblegum-like overtones. Clove-like spiciness is restrained for the style.

I drink a lot of hefeweizens, and Hacker-Pschorr's, while drinkable and reasonably tasty, lacks distinctiveness; I've tried it a few times in the past, and had the same opinion, that it is among the more bland of the German weizens available in the US.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This stuff was always pretty plentiful in Milwaukee, but now that I'm back on the west side of the country, it is pretty rare to find again. Pours a nice hazy yellow with about 1" even of head on it. Aroma, banana, still smells like belgian yeast, clove.

Same in the taste, banana/clove. Actually enjoyable for my tastes, I wouldn't want to drink this over and over, but one bottle in a day's setting in the summer does the trick. A little sweet and tart in the mouthfeel, just right, doesn't allow clove or yeast to be a massive dominating presence. Somehow can have high carbonation and yet seem creamy at the same time.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Hazy golden orange color with white head. Aroma has some fermented grains and overripe banana. Taste is slightly sweet with wheat and light banana notes. Medium body with high effervescence. A bit acidic for my taste and the fermented note is also not doing it.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The name alone attracted me. It poured a nice golden color with a modest head. It had that dry sensation I crave in a wheat. The citris and cloves were present. A good wheat, not an outstanding one, but drinkable. The price did not justify the beer, a little cheaper and I might drink it more often.

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Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Soft looking honey orange beer with a generous off white head that settles to heavy film and leaves good lacing. Comfortable looking beer.

Tasty banana-orange-clove nose with some slight sourness or lemon tartness in the background. Appetizing.

Slightly tart to taste. Orange and cloves up front with a nice lingering banana flavour. Noiceable wheat character. Perhaps a little too dry and dusty on the palate to finish up with. Working through the glass leaves a lemony puckering feel. Overall a little thin bodied.

Decent without being really remarkable, but still some interesting flavours and aromas.

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Photo of milkbaby9
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by 03/11 (this review is 08/10). Poured into a 0.5L weizen glass, producing a huge white foam head that rises to the top of the glass. Settles down to maybe half a finger with only a couple splotches clinging to the glass. Color is a hazy bright very light new copper penny color, a little darker than I expected.

Aroma was a bit of metallic citrus plus yeasty bread. The taste had a slight initial fruity tangy-ness which gives way to a yeasty french bread taste with slight peppery note. Maybe just the slightest bit of butterscotch. Absolutely zero bitterness to offset the slight bready sweetness. After warming up some, a bit of a sweet floral tinge becomes evident in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is creamy but with surprisingly low carbonation, almost like a thin yogurt drink, palate stays very wet. Not very crisp, has a syrupy lingering feel.

I rate the drinkability high just because I like the mellow taste, rather inoffensive. However, I think it would feel a little too filling after 2 or 3 bottles worth. I could see this one going down easy for friends who don't necessarily like beer or who are BMC drinkers looking to try something different.

For some reason I was expecting more, and this brew is nice but not slap-me-in-the-face-outstanding. Maybe my lower rating versus the average is a reflection of higher expectations.

Not the greatest, but I don't hate, gotta appreciate...

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Photo of pweis909
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Yellow, cloudy, big head, lacey
S- Moderate banana/bubblegum esters
T- Up front, there is a bit of malty sweetness that nicely complements those estery tones, but the finish seems a bit lacking
M-Light texture with a carbonation that dances around in your mouth.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very creamy wheat beer. Looks murky, straw, and icy--Much like many other wheat beers. Has good head retention. White and thick. Smells mildly and citrusy sweet. Hints of banannas, coconunts, and a twang given off by the wheat yeast. Tastes vegetive sweet. Citrus fruits behind. Orange, banannas, and lemon tart. Creamy mouthfeel. Lacks the peppery or spicy that is expected, but the creamyness makes up for it.

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Photo of BrewSomerville
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma was very yeasty. Bannanas & cloves.

Colour is a very hazy golden/yellow. Big white head. Head retention was average. left some lace.

Flavour was on the swweter side. Fruit and spice flavours were dominant. Bannanas & cloves... with some caramel or butterscotch.

Mouthfeel was ok. It was very gassy. Small bubbles though, so it was kind of creamy.

Overall, I like it & I will definately drink it again. A great summer Beer. Also a great Beer for converting non-Beer drinkers.

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Photo of robnews
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip glass.
Nice light orange cloudy appearance with fine carbonation present.
Light head dissipating into thin white permanent.

Fresh smell of citrus.

High carbonation in taste, faint hints of bittereness with bitter aftertaste, mild banana in there. Pretty good.

Seems like the smell is better than the taste, but a fairly good beer.

Very refreshing going down being dry on the tail end.

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Photo of Gmann
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange color, with a nice white head. It didn't leave much lacing if any and it was not as cloudy as I would have expected. Very faint aroma, some spiciness to it. Tasted peppery, slight banana, flavor seemed to dissipate as it warmed. Nicely carbonated, creamy. Very drinkable beer, overall tasted fine but I have had better hefes. I may need to re-review this beer next time I get it, something seemed to be off.

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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