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Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell | Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of beergeek279
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the 12 oz. bottle, into a hefe glass. The color is golden, with a foamy white head. The smell is a sweet light malt. The taste is a nice sweet lighter malt, with just a bit of a more mellow hop in the taste. Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, could have a few.

Not a bad light lager at all; in fact, I'm genuinely enjoying this one. Definitely one that I would have again.

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Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a a srwaw color with a pretty light but well retained head,aroma is slightly skunked I mak have an older bottle.Taste is light and mineral-like with a nice soft malt backbone very light bittering in the finish.A very light refreshing beer to drink on a nice summer day or when wanting to drink something on the lighter side.

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Photo of marc77
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pellucid auric hue. Steadfast, pitted porcelain white head leaves lace. Waft of herbal hops with a grassy twang contrasted by subtle hints of bready pilsner malt and sulfur in aroma. Tame, but not quite immaculate aromawise. Brusque, gentle snap of doughy malt initially in flavor yields to a transient carbonic acid bite. Softens mid palate, with a combination of underbaked cracker and herbaceous sweetness in the forefront. Well attenuated and prickly upfront, but mellows into a lanky, but passably dextrinous mouthfeel. Hints of vegetal, yeast derived DMS surface late, due to lack of noteable malt character. Finishes abrupt, with quickly fleeting simple notes of maltose and trace Vienna malt. Quite a refreshing brew, but certainly not outstanding. Innocuous and quaffable.

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Photo of waughbrew
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I was interested to try this Munich Edelhell ALE. hmmm. (if you look at the bottle, they hide the word "ale" in white next to the UPC)

Yellow-gold, big head but a little sudsy-looking with those big bubbles. Not too much retention.

Smells like decent-quality pils malt went into this brew, no corn or anything like that. The pleasant amount of sulfur aroma must come from a lagering of this ale. Light hopping.

Taste is very smooth and clean. Light sulfur, faint strawberry esters, a little hop bite but lingering malt sweetness.
Very thin mouthfeel with a little butteriness to it.

A pretty good beer meant to be quaffed in large quantities.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straw golden hue with a nice frothing bright white head lacing is thin but spread evenly. Aroma: Grainy, slightly bready with a lemongrass citrus nose to it and a nice European hop profile comes through nicely. Taste: Finishes very clean with there is a balance of hop bitterness and grainy sweetness but overall cleans the palate, a great bier to drink by the liter in my opinion. Helles does mean light but this bier has much more flavor than any American "light/lite" beer, Ein Prosit to that eh? Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body, but overall decent carbonation pretty thin though not as much texture as the Paulaner original Munich formula. Drinkability: Nice grass cutting brew, compelements many summer outdoor activities or if not in the mood for a big beer a nice change of pace in my opinion.

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Photo of Jason
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shining clarity within the pale golden brew, paler than I thought it was going to be. A healthy mark of froth sticks around.

A good amount of clean graininess and spicy hop in the aroma.

The malt and hop flavours seem to have melded well, the malt seems a bit lacking in depth but the hops try to make up for it with some spicy flavour.

A decent lager, clean and fresh but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Med gold color. Large head. Aroma is malty with a touch of floral hoppyness. A medium bodied helles. Malts are mild, nutty and a touch sweet. Mild hops are slightly spicy. Well balanced. Light and refreshing. Malt taste us very full and smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of Bruiser81
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ah well the pour was a very light golden color with a very minimal white head. The carbonation goes on forvever, little bubbles very active through the whole brew. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma department. A little bit of malt, but most notable was the fresh hay/grass smell, add some grain in there and that sums it up. The taste was fairly refreshing although not real flavorful. First impression is the little bit of malt that comes through followed by a very grainy taste. Almost a bit of corn in the finish that leaves a subpar aftertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty thin but this beer isn't terrible. Sort of refreshing.

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Photo of ZAP
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A high quality German lager....I love German beer.....even rgular ol lagers are tasty...this is a bright yellow..very clear and clean looking...whisp of a white head on top....nose is spicy hops...almost saaz like...also some grassy notes on the nose....very nice sweet, malty (for a lager) flavor....mouthfeel is about perfect for this style....finishes with the saaz like hops....a very enjoyable, tasty lager.....For a lager this is close to outstanding....

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer brought me back. I remember when I had my first Beck's or St. Pauli Girl. This was it, in it's purest form. Golden, with a nice head. This beer did not pretend to be anything than what it was: a good beer, with good malts, good hops. It was refreshingly good. I was back in my youth, when a new beer tasted crisp and non-industrial. This was that beer.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This German classic tastes like...beer. That's right, BEER! After a long cold winter and spring of drinking Imperial Stouts, Baltic Porters, Barley Wines, strong Trappists ales and such, it's a real joy to welcome in the sun and a simple, easy-going beer. No chocolate, coffee, berries, raisins, smoked wood, bananas, or fruit soaked in rum, nor overly flamed crème brulee. Just beer…Beer! A nice white head rests atop the shiny gold body. The lace clings for a while then slides into obscurity. A real beer aroma of malt, hops, yeast, and alcohol are easy to identify. The herbal malt body is more substantial than it appears and reveals a slightly grainy and lightly sweet taste. The citrusy hop bitterness matches the smooth malt to perfection. A light fume of alcohol and trace of yeast flavors round out this very drinkable beer. Bring on the summer!

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