Review of Hacker-Pschorr Weisse

30 Aug
How’s everyone doing?  I hope all is well.  I thought I would take a few minutes and write another craft beer review for you guys if that’s ok? 

I’ve decided to share with you my tasting experience of the Hacker-Pschorr Weisse produced by Hacker-Pschorr Brau GmbH from Munich, Germany.
I’ve heard many good things about Hacker-Pschorr, however I have never tried anything from them, so I’m looking forward to this review.  
Here’s the commercial description from the website,
Brewed with 60 percent wheat, 40 percent barley – using top fermenting yeast, it is then slowly lagered and remains unfiltered throughout the finish. 
Let’s see how it is.
The Hacker-Pschorr Weisse comes in an 11.2 oz. bottle and has an ABV of 5.5%.
The brew poured a cloudy, deep orange color with burnt yellow highlights throughout.  The crown was large, off white, fluffy and somewhat creamy looking.  The retention was decent and the lacing was very good.  It looks pretty nice in the glass I must say.
Within the nose I found a sufficient aroma of fruity banana with well proportioned spices of clove and light pepper.  Wheat fragrances were noted, although they stayed moderate and mild mannered.  A nice bouquet here.  Well balanced and straight forward.    
The flavor revealed the ever present banana along with the aforementioned spices of clove and pepper.  More wheat and yeasty characteristics were found coinciding with savors reminiscent of light crackers and white bread crusts.  The taste was very pleasing.  No frills here.  
The mouthfeel was medium to medium/light.  Dry, smooth, crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching with some very good carbonation.  A very good dose of flavor was left behind, especially the spices.  
For me, this is one of the better Hefeweisse beers I’ve tried.  It’s very solid, very well made and truly fits the style.  Totally sessionable and easy to drink.  I would recommend giving it a try while the weather is still warm, although I think this could also be enjoyed on into the Fall season.  Even though this particular type of beer is not a favorite of mine, I don’t think that I would hesitate to pick this up or turn it down if it was offered.  I’m much better off having tried it.  
As I’ve said many times before, I really appreciate everyone reading and commenting on the posts.  I hope you are finding them helpful and/or informative.  Please feel free to critique them if necessary.
Score:  4.0 out of 5
Grade:  B+     

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