Hacker-Pschorr Weisse

Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A soft sparkling beer with an aromatic and mild character. The silky shine and intense golden yellow hue of Hacker-Pschorr's Weisse, topped off with a compact and creamy head of froth, is a truly magnificent sight. The yeast evolves gently to deliver a magnificently refreshing fruity and citrus note accompanied by a fine sparkling hint of acidity. The light sweetness of bananas and honey melt on the tongue and mingle with subtle and slightly more bitter notes of nutmeg.

Only the best ingredients are used in the unfiltered Weissbier – brewer’s wheat grown in the Champagne Region and selected certified hops from the Hallertau. Thanks to a special brewing process this beer fulfils its promise and provides an excellent taste.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
13
Served at: 
39 - 45°
Hops: 
Hallertau
Malts: 
Malted Wheat, Two-Row Bavarian Summer Barley
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

German Weissbiers, known as hefeweizens in America, generally range from light and spritzy to dark and a bit fuller. This one is on the fuller side. The aroma is sweet and bready with a touch of banana. In the glass, it’s a dark gold/amber with a fl uffy white head that settles quickly with nice lacing on the glass. Hints of toffee along with the standard ripe banana, and some clove add a pleasant spiciness. A comforting Weissbier, the malt provides a fi rm backbone to the beer and the yeast provides the interesting flavors. With such rich flavors this Weissbier is perhaps suited to early spring rather than a hot summer day.