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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
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

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Photo of Serge
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle Aroma: it has a nice floral bouquet with notes of citrus and hints of yeast. Appearance: a nice robe, cloudy and white as you would expect. Taste: a bit sweet, not overpowered. Palate: feels light bodied, with a think texture, fairly lively and feels astringent on the finish. Very refreshing in summer. Overall: Excellent hefeweizen as well. Great summer!

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Photo of Allpe45
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a weizen glass

Appears cloudy bright orange with a large white head, great retention, bits of lacing.

Smells like yeasty cloves and banana, wheat and some citrus.

Tastes like citrus and banana up front, some malt and wheaty sweetness, followed by a spicy yeast finish

Light bodied with medium carbonation, fuzzy/prickly mouthfeel, crisp and dry finish.

No of flavors, traditional, full of taste. A great representation of the style.

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Photo of mgwagman
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright pale orange. Lacing is excellent. Taste is wheat with hints of orange and lemon. Probably my favorite type of beer. Love it with oranges and in the summer. Hints of spice, lemon, lime. A very good beer from a very old brewery.

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Photo of santa109
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served at 45 degrees from a 500ml bottle.

A: Poured a cloudy dark yellow with 2 fingers of foamy head into a weizen glass. Retention is good as the head settles into a thick film, looks very nice.

S: Very fruity esters of banana and tropical fruits. Clove is also evident.

T: Big wheat crispness with an initial hit of banana followed by a clove takeover and a bit of citrus in the middle. It then ends with another smaller comeback of banana. Very nice taste with bigger clove than most other hefes I've had.

M: Mouthfeel is very crisp and creamy with a good amount of carbonation that accentuates the clove flavors.

D: Extremely drinkable. I find that some hefeweizens finish off with a bit of an acidic note. This one does not and it makes it even more enjoyable.

Overall, a great hefeweizen. I will definately keep a few of these around during the hot summer days to come.

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Photo of n0315
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Couldy yellow with a nice head and soft smell, this beer just gives off a first impression of a good beer. Good wheat smell and first taste is soft but yet full of citrus. This would be a great beer in the summer with a nice soft warm taste. Good aftertaste with a light wheat taste. Overall a very good beer and a great session beer, somthing to drink often.

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Photo of Weli
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Light straw with a nice off white head

S-Reminds me of fresh cut grass, hay and summer

T-Very crisp and dry, little banana or clove, actually kinda neutral, but refreshing. Not a ton of hop bitterness

M-Nice and effervescent, light bodied and dry

O-Easy drinking summer beer with good flavor.

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Photo of Jinholic
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into wheat beer glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange with golden edges, 2 fingers of off-white head that dies quick.

Smell - Banana and lots of it followed by yeast with a bit of clove, a strong scent on this one.

Taste - Banana bread, the spices are there but not as powerful as most hefeweizens. Taste is slightly more mild than I'd like as well as it died down after the first few swigs.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied good carbonation and as smooth as any hefeweizen should be and just as refreshing.

Overall - A good example of the style but still not the best. I feel that they could pack a stronger flavor into this. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

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Photo of UGADawgGuy
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into my 22-ounce weissbier glass.

Appearance: A good weizen pour (i.e., a careful pour, leaving a little beer in the bottle to dislodge the tasty yeast, followed by a quick "dump" into the glass) yields a hazy, dark golden liquid with a light, quickly dissipating two-finger head.

Smell: Excellent. This stuff smells a lot like Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (the gold standard for the style, in my opinion), only the Hacker-Pschorr is marginally sweeter. I smell yeasty bread, with more than a hint of mild bananas and sugar.

Taste: As should be the case, the taste follows the nose. Bready, vaguely sweet, and thoroughly satisfying. This stuff avoids the weird tartness present in some wheat beers, as well as the metallic flavor found in some others. Hops are not evident, which is exactly how it should be with a hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel: Moderate-to-high carbonation and the ice-cold serving temperature produce a very refreshing drink. The low ABV doesn't hurt, either, in that regard. Very, very good wheat beer -- light in the mouth, but substantial enough to distinguish itself from your average translucent lager or ale.

Drinkability: Again, the low ABV yields a wonderfully drinkable beer. Fantastic. This is my second-favorite beer in my favorite style, and that's saying something. I only wish I had easy access to it -- Hacker-Pschorr hasn't made it into Georgia yet! Anyway, the only non-bock/non-dark wheat beer that beats this one, for me, is Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Truth be told, though, this one is awfully similar to that masterpiece in many respects. Highly recommended.

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Photo of EmoBeerGuy
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
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 rkinsella
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy yellow/orange color. Beautiful 3 finger head when poured correctly. Pattern lacing on areas of the glass.

Smell - Yeasty with notes of banana, clove, and citrus.

Taste - Sweet malt with a little clove spice / banana and tanginess. Finishing with a slight bitter hop to balance it out nicely.

Mouthfeel - Wonderful carbonation and good fullness.

Drinkability - So very tasty. No problem drinking a few.

A quality hefeweiss that I will visit again many times...

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

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle I got with a Weisse glass, this bier pours a pale cloudy golden colour with greating lacing and a beautiful head. The taste is of great cloves and spices a hint of bannana I simply just love this bier it is great and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good weisse.

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Photo of Weston19
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this served from a bottle into a Weizen Glass

A: Typical of the German Hefe beers. Hazy, copper color, and a huge head that diminishes into a pinky sized head.

S: Cloves dominated the smell although the banana also came out under it.

T: Taste follows the nose. Not very intense but it definitely has all the flavors you would expect from a Hefe beer.

M: Very smooth and very light. No detectable taste of alcohol.

O: Other than the Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier, this is probably one of the best German wheat beers out there. You can easily drink quite a few of these and not even notice. If wheat beers are your thing, pick up a case of these.

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Photo of Gusmotel
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A hallmark old world Hefe Weisse! A blood orange hue breaks with a thick retentive head that takes its time easing back into this fruity wheat medium bodied beer. Fruit and wheat dominate in both aroma and taste. The most complex aspect of this beer is the aftertaste. It seems to go in stages from an immediate fruity taste, that gives way to a lingering wheat, that fades into a final note of dryness and spice. At this stage, I think I can comfortably call this one of the gold standards for the original style Hefe.

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Photo of BREWS4LA
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome appearance poured from bottle to Duvel Glass.
Great carbonation consistent white head and perfect lacing just like your grandmothers curtains.
Great Taste no overwhelming yeast taste just enough and some banana/citrus
Very easy to drink.

If you like Blue Moon or Shock Top or one of the Macro Wheat beers you have to try the REAL DEAL!

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Photo of NA1NSXR
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Typical hefeweizen look but with a more robust head and gushing carbonation in the glass.

Smell - Heavy on that banana/fruity smell.

Taste - Sweet. Mostly the banana/fruity flavor. Lightly wheaty finish. This is almost ideal in my book for a hefeweizen, but I'd probably prefer a bigger wheat finish. The flavor is best when the sedimentary mix is there, so its best right after the pour and loses some of its charm as the beer settles down.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and not prickly compared to the look.

Drinkability - This is very good and is easily in the top tier for the style. It is most like the Franziskaner in character....on the sweeter, fruitier side of the style.

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Photo of eb003
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this before, but in a bottle. It's a bit more enjoyable from the tap, though.

The appearance is good. It pours pale yellow...not quite as cloudy as other hefes. The smell is good, still sweet with a hint of citrus.

The taste is good, just not quite as flavorful as other hefes...but still a great brew.

The mouthfeel from the tap is very nice...it's a bit more smooth than it comes in the bottle.

The drinkability is high...great taste, smooth feel... could drink it all night.

(The bar where I had it, served it with lemon...and it was ok with the lemon...but better without it IMO. I also had it with an orange slice...and that was a nice compliment...BUT I'd still take it without fruit).

Overall still a great brew...tap or bottle...

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Photo of GeneralZod
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE

A nice gold color. Looks like a traditional wheat beer with lots of head retention.

SMELL
Smells excellent. Smells just like banannas.

TASTE
Not much of a taste. It's not bad, but it does not have much flavor. Does not taste like it smells. Taste very plain, but not in a bad way.

MOUTHFEEL
It is coarsed and well carbonated.

DRINKABILITY
It is ok. I will have this beer again, but it is not very flavorful, therefore, it could easily be forgotten.

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Photo of ifnkovhg
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer, but I found it less complex when compared with other examples of the style. The appearance was darker. Smell was fairly simple: wheat and some citrus. The taste was by no means bad. It had a nice, creamy mouthfeel, and its drinkability is good. But I just didn't get the variety of scent and taste that I find in (e.g.) Paulaner or Ayinger. Mostly just wheat and lemon citrus.

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Photo of NicholasCasber
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer poured an amazing cloudy orange. Left a brilliantly solid head, which lasted nearly the whole drink.

S: Smelled of a traditional wheat bier, very grainy, very rough, very bright. I feel the smell doesn't really showcase the taste that is about to come.

T: While most Weiss's are very strong and very harsh, this tended to provide that rough, fresh taste of grain that I was looking for, but finished smooth, and brilliant as a matter of fact.

M: This was a very full bodied bier for a weisse, which, was more than welcome. Left a buttery, and delicious flavor on the aftertaste.

D: While a decent drink, still not my favorite, but not horrible. As Weisse's go, so far one of my favorites.

Overall, I feel that this beer would be something that I could sit down, with a few rounds, and watch a soccer match, and just relax. Cheers.

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Photo of Optimat0r
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance - looks a standard gold color, either appealing amber or piss depending on what kind of beer you like

smell - still dont see how this matters at all

taste - not really sure how to rate this; at first it tastes excellent, it a really rich fruity taste, caramelly, no foul aftertaste or anything. not hoppy or malty at all. really unique. howeverafter about halfway through it starts getting more and more plain...the taste is great at firsat but not that complex so it starts to get old after a while. it really depends on what you like and what your looking for- i personally am into darker more complex beers but i cant really fault this one as its great for what it is.

mouthfeel - stays good throughout...a sweet, nice....oh what does it matter, this category harldy matters.

drinkability - again not sure how to rate it...its a great sampler beer, but also would be great for a party-type drinking marathon as its not too strong and the taste is good, but if im just going to have one beer and really enjoy it, this one is just too simple and uninteresting.

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Photo of Maerzen
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer number 2 of my hot summer day.

A - Unfiltered, dark gold/orange color. Lots of fluffy foam that evaporated slowly. Bits of lacing.

S - Not overpowering. Banana, fruit.

T - Wheat.

MF - Foamy. Carbonation that creates a thickness in the mouth - not spicy or harsh.

D - Very good wheat beer. Once again, great for summer. Though perhaps not year around.

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Photo of AlexF
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review in french. Thanks.

Cette bière est opaque et dorée. Une belle et riche mousse se forme tout aussi rapidement qu'elle disparait. Pour une blanche, elle semble définitivement assez charnue.

Au nez, le blé est évident. Des touches d'agrumes parfument aussi la bière.

En bouche, la Hacker-Pschorr est bien ronde. Curaçao, blé, une légère touche d'amertume, le tout bien balancé. Une blanche haut de gamme.

Cette bière est liquoreuse mais très rafraichissante.

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Photo of jizdepski
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a maredsous 8 goblet. very opaque, cloudy orange appearance under a solid white cap. smells like baked bread with spices (citrus and peppery), with some mild fruit notes. the taste is fairly aggressive on the spice compared to other hefeweizens im used to. has a solid yeast profile, and you mainly get clove and pepper right up front. i also notice some lemon-like bitter citrus, with a very subdued banana flavor. yeast and clove take over on the finish, which has a good "bite" to it, despite its mild carbonation. mouthfeel is nice, its medium bodied and smooth, right on for the style of course. i expected a little more malt and banana sweetness, but its really more about the spice, wheat and yeast than anything else. that it was different than anticipated i found refreshing, as was the whole drinking experience of this one.

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Photo of milkbaby9
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
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 SimplySinister
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, straw colored. A good amount of carbonation and a very large head. Minor amounts of lacing.

S - The smell is wheaty and vaguely citrus. Not quite as large of a nose as its fellow Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier Weihenstephaner. It does have its own character though; one which is very pleasing.

M - Crisp and refreshing. Leaves a wheaty aftertaste. It isn't too heavy or too light- its just right.

T - If one was to subtract most of the banana element from Weihenstephaner, leave the clove, add a little more wheat, reduce the carbonation, and reduce the sweetness, one would have Hacker-Pschorr. Truly, a smooth and great tasting Hefeweizen.

D - The drinkability factor is where Hacker excels. Due to reduced sweetness, this beer is more drinkable than Weihenstephaner. In fact, though I prefer the taste of Weienstephaner, if one was to enter the world of Hefeweizens for the first time I would recommend Hacker over Weihenstephaner because of its drinkability. Considering it retains more of a wheaty beer taste, it would be much easier for the non-Hefeweizen beer drinker to relate to.

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
91 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.
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