Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Gold

This was a beer that I picked up for an online beer class. I saved one for review purposes. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Intense golden yellow – Full-bodied, mild taste
Very similar in taste to our Münchner Hell, our ‘Munich Gold’ has a slightly stronger original gravity and malty note that has earned it a strong following. It starts with a full-bodied yet smooth taste, then comes a slightly more bitter note that ends in a spicy finish. A real taste sensation for true beer connoisseurs! Barley from the Swabian Alb and the Upper Palatinate are the perfect ingredients for this timeless classic. Since 1417, Hacker Pschorr stands for traditional Bavarian brewing. The quality beers of Hacker-Pschorr are all brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law and contain only hops, malt and water.”

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This beer poured with a two finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, dark straw yellow with high carbonation visible. The nose had lots of sweet malt and caramel to it, with a crisp note of light grass. The taste was really clean and crisp with some sweet caramel malt and then a touch of skunk. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with some sweetness. The beer was $1.50 per bottle, which broke down to $.12 per ounce. This beer was alright, but this style has never really done much for me. I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrub

This was the brew that I ordered for my other half. She ended up liking mine better, so I finished it. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Hefeweizen

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A soft sparkling beer with an aromatic and mild character. The silky shine and intense golden yellow hue of our 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 our 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 fulfills its promise and provides an excellent taste. Hacker-Pschorr has been brewing beer in the traditional Bavarian manner since 1417. The high-quality beers the brewery produces are all brewed in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law and contain only water, malt, yeast and hops.”

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This beer poured with a four finger, incredibly thick egg white head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the hefeweizen glass. The body was a hazy, orange color with lots of carbonation visible. The nose had expected notes of orange and Belgian yeast and clove. The taste was light and has some white pepper along with orange and minimal clove and bubble gum. The body was light with heavy carbonation. It had a quick finish with lemon and bubble gum. This was only an alright hefeweizen. There are many better examples out there…looking at you Fransizkaner.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Marzen

On Monday, the other half had a craving for burgers. So, we headed to Princeton to grab one at Alchemist & Barrister. They had this beer on draft and I ordered it for myself, but the other half ended up liking it, so I switched brews with her. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5.8%

Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our Oktoberfest Amber Märzen is the amber colored version of the traditional Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen. The Original has firmly established itself at the Munich Oktoberfest and meanwhile wins out against the traditional Märzen. The Original boasts a golden amber color, typical malt aromas, defined by the various malting barley from the Bavarian countryside, complemented by a pleasantly light hoppy note — a taste sensation for every beer connoisseur.”

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This brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left slight lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, sienna color with light carbonation visible. The nose was nutty and malty with toast. The taste had sweet notes with caramel malt, toffee and toast with a touch of honey. After it warmed, there were some mineral notes. The body was on the lighter side of medium body with light carbonation. I thought the carbonation should have been dialed up a bit, especially for the style. The finish was long and malty with toast. Although this wasn’t the best beer I’ve had of the style, it was crisp and solid, even if it was on draft well after the season.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0