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 BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -26.1%
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 Derek
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Hackerhaus on Sendlinger Strasse in Munich.

A: Murky straw, off-white head, good retention and lace.

S: Banana, citrus and biscuit.

T: Banana, a little bread & citrus. Awesome. The flavour is exceptional, but it's maltier than I think a hefe should be.

M: Moderate body is quite creamy (fuller than some hefe's). Moderate carbonation.

D: Very good.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale gold body with a two-finger head that slowly receeded and minor lace. A fluffy, wheaty aroma with citric notes and some spice (clove) to it. Medium-bodied but fluffy and goes down easily. Mostly lemon and hints of banana (not really any orange) in the flavor but it isn't sharp or sour as this beer is balanced; hints of sweetness from the wheat in there and spices poke through on the backend. An easy to drink hefe that I could have again anytime.

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

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a murky amber/yellow colour with a very large frothy and fizzy off-white coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the murkiness of the beer and there is an average amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes or so.

Smell - banana/bubblegum, wheat, cloves, citrus

Taste & Mouth - There beer has a slightly above average amount of carbonation and it feels light and creamy on the tongue. Most of the flavour is made up of bananas and cloves mixed with wheat. There are also notes of dark fruits and citrus as well as a slight metallic taste. It finishes with a banana and clove aftertaste.

Drink - This one ranks in at just a few notches below the Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. A decent beer that I'm happy I tried.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours from 500ml bottle a cloudy orange-yellow with a small head of foam.

The smell is of wheat and citrus.

The taste has a very nice wheat flavour with a nice refreshing fruity profile of apricot and banana. A small dose of clove on the side. Very tasty and, yet again, very refreshing. One of the better samples of the style that I've tried. Worth a repurchase, for sure.

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Photo of corby112
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle purchased at Vingo's in Whiting, NJ.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with pale yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy, pillowy two finger soapy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves streaks of soapy lacig behind.

Slightly spicy aroma with a prominent clove presence along with some peppery zest. Strong bready yeast character with a lot of light/citrus fruit in the nose. Hints of banana, apple and lemon peel. This beetle smells awesome and I wish that more American interretations of the style aimed for this kind of nose.

Medium body that's on the fuller end of the spectrum with a lot of bready yeast adding complexity and thickness to the body. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with prominent spicy clove and peppery zest character wuichnis balanced out by crisp light and citrus fruit. The spicy cloves up front are quickly countered by the bready yeast as well as hints of banan and citrus peel, giving this beer a slightly tart dry finish. Very refreshing and extremely quaffable, especially in the warmer months.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy orange color. Poured a 2 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention. Laced in thin rings.

S: Wheat malt, bananas and clove.

T: Wheat malt an dwet grains. Light colored fruits and citrus. Clove spice. Evenly bitter finish.

M: Medium body. MEdium carbonation. A fruity, buttery flavor lingered in the bitter finish.

D: Solid Weisse. Very drinkable.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500mL bottle porued into a weisse glass. Best before 03/2011.

(A)- Pours a hazy orange/yellow color that produced a wonderful white fluffy head with solid retention behind it too. Left tiny clumps of lacing behind.

(S)- Wonderful fruity esters of lemon peel, banana, baked bread and a touch of clove. A nice yeasty earthy; dry finish.

(T)- A fresh crisp lemon peel and banana fruit profile with the classic bubblegum flavor in the middle. Finishes dry and yeasty.

(M)- A lively carbonation level and a good balance. Smooth, crisp, and damn refreshing.

(D)- A solid to great Hefeweizen with everything in the right place. Crisp, fresh, and a joy to drink. One of my favorite session beers due to how easy it is to put these away. The epitome of the best beer for summer; sunlight in a bottle.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks really good, bright yellow, lots of haze, full inch of head. Aroma gives you all that belgian spice rack, banana, cloves and whatnot.

Taste is more of the aroma. Somehow seems to always taste half a grade better in the sun. There's plenty of banana and clove on this one. Always consistent, you know what you're getting into here.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a weizen glass)

A-This beer pours a warm hazy deep orange color with a good hazy. The head is a creamy light tan that can be cut with a knife. There are long strands of tiny bubbles rising to the surface but they can only be seen at the base where the glass is the most narrow.

S- Nice light fruit notes of pears and red apples with some faint cloves and no real note of banana. The finish has a smooth spicy note that could be hops. There are faint notes of vanilla and the banana starts to come through as it warms.

T-This beer has a nice clove spice with some faint banana that give more depth to the smooth soft wheat and a hint of light malt flavor. There is some notes of lemon brightness in the malt aswell. Not it's not the garnish I don't even allow fruit in the house when I am drinking wheat beer. The finish has a slight bread quality followed by a good spicy note that balances out the flavors in the beginning. There is a slight carbonic acid bite that enhances the hop spice and gives the finish a dry quality.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a creamy texture and a carbonic bite in the finish.

D- This beer has good depth up front and a nice spicy to balance it in the finish.

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

500ml bottle july 18 2009

A very nice, almost glowed a crazy golden orange big head with some lacing

S banana, clove, and spice

T tasted as it smells but i got some grapefruit and liked it

M/D fizzed but quite an easy drink, helped out that it was a 29c out side

Loved the look of this beer a great hefe

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

Bottle. Pours a hazy, turbid, murky orange color. Thick, off-white cap. Aroma is quite wheaty and yeasty. Banana and clove and bread. Pleasant. Flavor starts with a sweet breads flavor and also has a good banana yeast injection. Finishes sweeter but with a slightly drying clove flavor. Well made. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Definitely a good Hefe.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright yellow-ish orange with a nice white head and decent carbonation but head remained low. Nice classic banana-clove aroma and flavor. Medium bodied and creamy. A very tasty and refreshing Hefe-weizen !

Label states: "Traditional Wheat" ... and a very good one at that.

Date on Label: 04.03 (assuming drink by April '03 ?)
Tasted: 04/18/03

($1.99 / 12 oz.)

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Photo of barczar
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 1/15.

Aroma is dominated by wheat, with notes of peach, orange, banana, and clove adding complexity.

Flavor reveals more pronounced banana initially, contrasted nicely by sharp orange, with soft peach and coriander leading to a bready, wheaty, dry, peppery finish. Notes of apple and pear surface as it warms.

Fairly complex estery character, but it falls flat in the finish.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a brownish-yellow color and a typically cloudy texture. Big, long-lasting head and a lots of lacing.

S: A nice, subtle aroma of wheat, bananas, and that bubblegum tinge you get with hefeweizens.

T: Well-balanced flavor with wheat, bananas, a bit of yeast and bubblegum. Never obnoxious or overpowering.

M: A solid amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

D: This is a very drinkable beer. It goes down smooth and has all the right components for a good hefeweizen.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my mix a six place "Beer Nutz" best by "01/12" looks fairly fresh

A - Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with at least a half inch of sticky white head.

S - Mild touch of wheat, big fruity yeast notes, a little bit of lemon and peel, with maybe a touch of clove.

T - I can pick up mostly the lemon and slight yeasts which makes it hard to drink since big yest leads me to small sips. The wheat aspect it pretty stellar keeping the whole beer in check. Not sure how some are picking up Banana but if I really try I can get some spicy clove flavors to surface.

M - Medium bodied to me it's hard to drink yeasty Belgium.

Overall it's in the same ballpark as the big dogs but a few dollars cheaper. Would be my go to beer if I was a huge fan of the style.

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

A - Pours with a giant four finger, white fluffy head. Extreme carbonation coming up like a tornado. Golden colour. Cloudy as usual. Great retention with a full, fluffy finger, and spotty lace.

S - Lot's of orange, yeast, and wheat.

T - Much of the same with lot's more wheat and yeast in the finish.. Tons of balance, which seems like an odd thing to say about a wheat beer, but strangely makes sense.

M - Nice carbonation, creamy medium body with a short orangey finish.

O/D - Not as great as I would have expected for a German Hefe. Sorta plain, with those classic hefe notes, but not done all that great. Good but doesn't deserve the respect it gets, at least with this bottle.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't miss the very robust and hearty coulmn of bubbles very steadily rising to the top. Great hazey sunshine color and a srong two finger head after the pour that slowlt recedes to a thick ring of foam after numerous sips. The aroma has a dry banana nut brea quality that is very alluring. The taste is an lomst bone dry fruit, with hints of herbal hops. I would almost say thi bee is the pinnacle of a weiss beer. Fruity flavors, dry palate, but just so easy to drink and readily available.

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Photo of bark
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The colour is warm deep orange-yellow with some beige notes, the liquid is hazy. The three finger off-white head sinks slowly down to an airy finger thick lid, leaving some lacing.

The inviting smell is clean, fresh and mildly sours with notes of green bananas, matured bananas, bakers yeast and wheat dough. Rich notes of minerals, wheat flour and a touch of sour wine gums.

The taste is not as sweet as many Hefeweissens are; it is dry and a little bitter with notes of green bananas, wheat dough, crisp minerals, fruit candy and an earthy flavour. The mild aftertaste is balanced with some sour, almost tart notes, hints of exotic fruits and a touch of dough/bread. Hints of apricots and cherries in the finish.

The carbonation is quite mild for a Weiss, giving more room for the balanced flavours. The liquid is smooth.

A very clean and highly balanced Hefe Weissen. And probably one of the most drinkable wheat beers I have reviewed!

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

Cloudy butter amber, almost orange colour with white head. The aroma is slightly spicy with a distinctive banana smell. Some sweetness at the front is followed by an almost clove-like spiciness at the finish. Crispness is assisted by the carbonation. Fruity banana sweetness and some citrus is evident from beginning to end. Smooth texture with a medium body.

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

A- Pours out a cloudy apricot-amber hue into my glass. A creamy textured head forms to a nice size and retains well. Random webs of lace.

S- Malty and banana filled with a side of wheat. Clove is a bit more subdued than other hefes. Slight citrus and floral. Overall strength is decent for the style.

T- Citrus and banana jump out at me initially followed by a good dose of yeast, wheat and clove. Somewhat spicy and floral as well. Hints of sweetness and raisins.

MF- Very creamy and silky, like a whipped foam. Carbonation is high but caresses the palate.

Very solid brew, better than most American examples of the style and comparable to many German ones. Light and crisp, refreshing.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my Weihenstephan weizen glass. 10/09 indicated on the corner of the label. Poured with a nitro-esque, creamy, off-white head that cascaded and receded before revealing a slightly hazy, orange-hued liquid. Head eventually settles into a one inch cap with some random strands of lacing exposed during the tasting. Nose reveals cloves and banana esters. Taste consistent with nose, with the addition of citrus notes, yeast and a wheaty character - flavors are a bit muted, but not sure if that's due to age or characteristic of the brew itself. Mouthfeel is light and smoothly carbonated with just a hint of astringency. Solid German Hefe - would love to try this one fresh to see how it compares.

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

500 ml bottle from LCBO. I've had this so many times without reviewing it, its good stuff. Poured into a proper Weiss glass.

Pours a cloudy amber/golden hue, very rich colour, big fluffy white head forms, slowly drops to a thick layer, some lacing on the glass. Smell is nice, honey, wheat, bananas, clove, yeast, bit of herbal/floral, bread, nice. Taste is similar, nice and malty up front, wheat, honey, bread, some yeast, banana, light tropical fruit, clove and spice finish, bit of tartness, goes down easy. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, very refreshing and drinkable. A great easy to find weissbier.

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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 barnzy78
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle
A - opaque apricot colored ale with a tall ivory head that holds good retention
S - nice aroma of banana, clove, wheat, spicy hops, yeast, mild citrus and bubblegum
T - well balanced traditional hefe flavors of wheat, clove, banana, bubblegum, yeast, earthy & spicy hops, faint lemon and nuttiness
M - fuller body yet refreshing, finishes dry and fairly crisp
O - one of the better German Hefeweizens in the world. A classic.

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