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

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91
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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse NaturtrübHacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Germany | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SheepNutz on 02-24-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
743
Ratings:
1,698
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
16.54%
 
 
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Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev 0%

A: Pours a cloudy deep golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass + along the sides of the glass as well as some hints of dark peach + apricot highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer evenly and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of banana + clove over the top of a light aroma of wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of banana and clove as well as a hint of spicy yeast. Slightly sweet with a hint of lemon citrus as well.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and almost creamy.

O: Extremely easy to drink and refreshing, definitely a nice example of the style and one that I could easily enjoy multiple during a single session.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 10/31/15

Pours a hazy burnt orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Fruity malts, bananas, cloves, spices, dough, and bready malts. Medium body and high carbonation.

Overall I was a bit surprised to see such a high score on BA for this one....while the nose is very good, I found the taste very light and with much less flavor, and found it a bit too carbonated. Not a bad beer but a lot of better hefeweizens out there to grab off the shelf.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The tone of this beer is a bright vibrant golden orange unfiltered sunburst with a large carbonated foaming buttered popcorn colored head. The aroma filled with clove, spices, and deep banana tones created by the signature yeast a wonderful weizen one of the original six Munich breweries. What an amazing smell this beer is very inviting to the senses. The flavor is a sharp wheat malt sweetness with some alchol tones trickling through on my palate along with hints of the spices, clove, and banana notes very goo this is up there with the best of the hefeweizens. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and medium bodied almost syrupy from the characteristics from the yeast, very nice. I could drink this on any given day especially a beautiful spring or summer day in the breeze.

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Photo of jwc215
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a a cloudy amber/orange with a nice thick head.
The smell was very inviting. Yeast, wheat and a touch of citrus.
The taste was outstanding. It was the ideal weisse. Wheat, yeast, clove, bready hops and lemony citrus all combined to make a supurb flavor.
The mouthfeel was a bit thick for this style, but very refreshing.
I had several of these. All very pleasurable. The best weisse I've had.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a Weihenstephaner weisse glass.

...but not very skillfully...we've got 3 inches of beer and 8 inches of foam....now, we play the waiting game..

looks lovely, cloudy tangerine, vast, dotted froth...

aroma: banana, lemon, and orange leap right out the glass and invade the nose, with a kick of spice at the side...traces of cookie dough and soft cinnamon.

Taste: fruity at the fore, sparkly and spicy...then smooth and tasty. Ridiculously drinkable, medium-bodied, with a light, yet lingering citrus & yeast finish.

This beverage easily meets my approval. I could have a hearty session with these in hot weather such as we have now...heck, I'm already on my second bottle!

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Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
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 smakawhat
3.4/5  rDev -16%
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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Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into an Erdinger wheat beer glass. No date on the bottle. Beer is yellow to orange with a lot of haze. Forms a thick white head of small and medium bubbles, mostly small, that falls away leaving a lot of lacing on the glass. Carbonation is high. Served with yeast.

Aroma is good but overall weak. Some banana esters, some wheat.

Beer is medium bodied and has a slight aftertaste. There's a solid wheat flavor and some nice fruit notes on the tongue. Drinkability is high and mouthfeel is OK to good. Could use some more midpalate character, but this is my style and I recommend and would drink this beer again.

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Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, pours gold/orange and cloudy, lifts a noble off white, large head, which lasts and lasts. Leaves some lace. Sweat nose of wheat, orange peel and spice. Flavor is dominated by ripe bananas, clove, yeast, bread. Mouthfeel is top notch, creamy and sliky smooth. Fine German wheat. Refreshing, tasty and complex. you cannot go wrong with this brew.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

04/07/09- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 16.9oz bottle with a bottled on month on the label. Poured into my Ayinger weizen glass.

Appearance- Deeper caramel colored pour...almost dunkel-like. About a 3/4 inch head forms on a normal pour. Leaves some light patches and streaks of lace behind.

Smell- Ligher nose of fairly fresh wheat, light banana with a touch of clove. Could be a bit more outright.

Taste- About the same in the taste. Has the basic traditional flavors (bubble gum, clove and banana), but no real strong flavors. Everything melds together decent enough, but the flavors don't really assert themselves.

Mouthfeel- Quite carbonated, very bubbly. Light clove aftertaste.

Drinkability- Good hefe, but I prefer other German ones to this....it is definitely drinkable though.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to pint glass. Bottle has a 3/12 date on it.

A - Cloudy yellow/orange colour with 3 fingers of thick cream coloured head.

S - Cloves, banana, Belgian yeast, light citrus.

T - Clove, banana and Belgian yeast are predominant. A very light citrus flavour is evident as well.

M - light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of tempest
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very good, very refreshing hefe. Pours a nice amber with a white head, lacing and head could be better. Smells of yeasty fruit and tastes almost juicy. No clove or banana detected here, just a slightly bready fruit juice with a touch of spice (well maybe there's a little clove). Very drinkable and tasty, I just wish the flavors were a bit bigger.

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Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
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 Tone
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, golden/orange color. One and one quarter inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong yeast aromas, banana, clove, and sweet malt. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong yeast characters, banana, clove, some yeast, slight cinnamon, sweet malt, and slight hops. A slight dryness is associated with this brew. Overall, a very good hefeweizen; good blend, good body, and easy drinkability.

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Photo of Gavage
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy yellow color with a short 1" head that falls slowly. No lacing develops.

Smell: banana and spices are easily picked up.

Taste: mild wheat malt profile with banana, clove, yeast spiciness, pear sweetness, hay, and a soft bitterness. I can only describe this as a bit watered down and thin overall.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. Brief afteraste. Light-medium in body.

Drinkability: this didn't overly excite me for the style as it wasn't really that refreshing and just seemed thin. Overall just an OK beer that looks and smells better than the taste.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To commemerate another finish to my Spring Semester, I bring you the Second Unorganized Invitational! For those not familiar, I did an Unorganized Invite at this time last year to celerate the end of school, and this second one may put the roots in place for this to be an annual tradition. Same rules here as the one last year; six random beers over the next several days, and in the end one of them will be the champion of this invite. Hacker-Pschorr Weisse will lead it off here, the bottle cap has been popped, and the Second Unorganized Invitational is underway:

You're going to get a lot of head on this baby, so pour this one carefully. Big sticky head on top a body of blonde and gold, hazy in the middle. Head retention is merely okay. Big dose of phenolic (plastic band aids) and banana in the nose with a litle clove and spice. Traces of malted wheat are there too. Yeah, now we're talking.

The flavors are mixed and balanced in a great way. Carbonation is mild and the body is on the light side with a plastic-like smooth feel. Phenolic flavor at first, but then it goes tart, but more of a sweeter tart. Kind of lemony. In comes the wheat and clove, and when it's done traces of nutmeg linger in the aftertaste.

Hacker-Pschorr sets a high bar as the first entry here in the Second Unorganized Invite. But there are five more beers coming along the way, and I won't be revealing them until it's time to drink them. Come back tomorrow night for the second installment of the Second Unorganized Invite.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
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 JohnGalt1
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz bottle from the Coop for $2.50.. poured into my smaller weizen glass.

I must pour hefe's more carefully; 3 in 2 nights and all 3, I've left an unfortunate puddle on my kitchen counter... Anyway, 3 finger head.. looks like merengue... descent lacing.. slighest haze to a lite orange/gold colored brew.

Aroma is spicy esters... cloves and bananas up front with a wheat and pale malts in the background.

Mouthfeel is oh so creamy.. light carbonation helps add to the body. Flavor is very German.. more bananas than clove for sure.. with bubblegum on the back side of my tongue. Good sweetness mid palate helps tie everything together with a lingering estery finish... doesn't end as dry as most German Hefe's.

This may be the first time I've taken the time to buy this beer... I am not sure.... I should remember it if I have; it is every bit as good as the other big dogs in the style.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a cloudy orange with a lot of white foam, good retention, not a lot of lace.

S: Lots of bubblegum and banana, light berry.

T: Very wheat with a main flavour of sweet bananas and some clove and strawberry. Hit of gum a few seconds after the sip is swallowed.

M: Light on the carbonation feel for a hefe, creamy and light-bodied overall, watery at times.

D: This is one of my favourite hefes, like the wealth of different flavours and easy drinking ability, a great meal beer.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tall, flip-top half litre bottle, best before 03/2012, poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass in Oct 2011.

Only got three quarters of the bottle into the glass, so huge was the head (and how I poured it I suppose). The body is a moody, dull, murky dishwater brown, the head as already stated was huge and creamy.

The usual Hefeweizen smells, but subdued not in your face vanilla, bananas or explosions of yeast from this beer, a gentler aroma comes out.

The taste is also subdued compared to a lot of the Hefeweizen I've encounted over the years. It's fine, but lacks anything to take it above the stand out ones and is just an average brew in my eyes.

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Photo of biegaman
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Bier Markt, in Toronto.

Lightly bronzed orange peel with less buoyant shades of yellow laying beneath. As should be expected for the style, its head is large and creamy, refusing to ever subside. Endless streams of bubbles hectically race through the body, like cars at rush hour on the Friday of a long-weekend. This sea of carbonation is both dizzying and hypnotic.

Its aroma is lively and effervescent, displaying fruity esters and moderately spicy phenols. The wheaty graininess is coated in spices, sugary pink bubblegum and layer upon layer of banana peel. There's a touch of acidity as well as tartness imparted from a prominent citrusy component. The impression I get is that this should be very refreshing.

Right I was! Crisp blades of wheat and warm, freshly baked breads are doused in a special phenolic spicing courtesy of the yeast (which also serves up a wonderful fruit platter that includes mango, melon, orange and both green and yellow apple). There's a generous addition of vanilla bean and lemon zest as well.

The soft, bready malts and grainy wheat flavor amount to something unexpectedly smooth; it's unlikely creamy for a beer this citrusy and refreshing. Hop flavor is none but in its place is light tartness. The beer might benefit from a slightly higher carbonation but its current level is acceptable. With warming, flavours become more pronounced and, as always, a tug-of-war between esters and phenols ensues.

Most German weiss beers fall within the archetypal 'banana-and-clove yeast character' and Hacker-Pschorr's hefe-weisse is no exception. It is a sound, solid and traditional Bavarian wheat beer which alongside such names as Weihenstephan, Schneider and Paulaner, comprises the top echelon of my list for style favourites.

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Photo of plaid75
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cludy dark straw hue with a three finger thick foamy head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell was very much that of banana and clove.

The taste was very banana and clove dominant as well. I really enjoyed this beer's spice. It was extremely dry as well - moreso than any other hefe I have tried.

The mouthfeel was clean and extremely dry. The beer left me salivating.

The spiciness makes this a nice year round hefe.

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Photo of Zorro
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
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 flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance: cloudy orange hue with a smashingly huge 4+ finger soft white head. Retention is inconveniently good; I want to start drinking! This is basically a prototypical hefeweizen look. Just grand.

Smell: slightly sweet wheaty aroma with a nice clove component. Quite good, although it's not my favorite.

Taste: tasty wheat flavor with a fair bit of breadiness. Fruity and clovey characteristics are both present, but pretty mild. Not bad at all, although I like the fruitiness of a Franziskaner or Weihenstephaner a little more than this. Still a damn tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: light-medium body with a darn good carbonation. A decent amount of cream to this one, even if it doesn't have all that much heft.

Drinkability: a tasty, quaffable hefeweizen. As I said, not my favorite, but still a class-A beer.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark amber- a bit darker than most hefes, primarily from the heavy yeast sediment. Smells of bananas, a bit nutty, and with an underlying breadiness. A bit richer than most hefes as well in the nose. The taste is a bit more gentle, with lots of lemon citrus, some breadiness, and lesser amounts of banana. Light on the clove at first, but it builds until clove becomes the predominant flavor on the finish without being overwhelming. Nicely integrated flavors, a bit of spicy sweetness on the end. Substantial, creamy, and smooth, rather than crisp. Very nice.

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