Blind tasting review
Hacker-Pschorr Weisse
Hacker-Pschorr Weisse

Family Wheat Beer Style Bavarian Hefeweizen
Country Germany ABV 5.5%
Price $$$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 16.9oz/500ml bottle
Characteristics Malty, refreshing, yeasty

Overview Traditionalist Munich brewery Hacker-Pschorr, one of the stars of the Oktoberfest constellation, traces its origins to 1417; the brewery was split into the separate Hacker and Pschorr breweries a couple hundred years ago, and it was not until 1972 that they were reunited.

Flavors and aromas Spicy cloves, banana, and plenty of wheaty malt fill the unmistakably Bavarian nose of this beer. The estery character is muted until the glass is swirled, then jumps right out. The palate is lightly lemony, with plenty more of the elements of the nose, though the spice tends to outshine the banana character a bit. There’s a hint of chalk in the mouthfeel, and the finish is a bit soft, but this is generally a winner.
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