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Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold

Delighted to find this at Hop City as a 12 oz single. Not sure if I have seen this in the US before now, a welcome addition. Classic golden clarity on the pour, with nice carbonation that produces a bone-white head. Some lace and a little retention. Nose and tastes give plenty of malt based sweetness that manifests itself in a honey, grain and raisin manner. A little organic grass in there too and plenty of freshly mowed hay on the back end. Crisp and thirst quenching, the beer delivers a...

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Natürtrub

500 mL bottle, $1.99 from Tower on Piedmont, Atlanta,, GA, USA. hard to believe that I have never reviewed this. Poured into the Tucher Weizen glass the beer gives the requisite cloudiness but a darker-than-usual deep golden/orange butterscotch color. Head is OK, but lacks real density, retention and much lace. Disappointing would be harsh, but not the best looking Hefe by some distance. Light banana greets the nose. Carbonation seems about right, but the beer itself lacks a bit of depth. Not...

Hacker-Pschorr Edelhell

Butterscotch hazed pour with a small, but fluffy head. Not much lacing. Sweet malts and a little alcohol in the nose - not much but detectable. Tasty hops, against a strong malt backbone with a dry and biting acidic finish. Smooth. The finish is particularly Pils like, with a clean bite. Tasty and a little different. Enjoyable.

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkle Weisse

Disclaimer: I must admit that this style is not one of my favorites. The most disappointing thing about Dunkel Weizens in general to me, is their appearance. I find the brown cloudiness very unappealing, and I think that this puts me off many, otherwise good beers. This was no exception with the appearance reminding me of old washing-up water - not at all attractive. Very poor head as well, which I think was due to the hopeless pour and general non-attention given to presenting the beer at the...