Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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3.41/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Beautiful clear mahogany pour with a two finger off-white head with decent retention and nice lacing. Very earthy, malty nose with hints of brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, tea, and subtle cocoa. The taste follows suit lots of earthiness and brown bread along with hints of toffee, tea, caramel, tobacco, subtle cocoa, and leather. The mouthfeel is thinner than expected with really low carbonation and a lot of mineral character on the finish. Overall, I was slightly disappointed with this. The mineral taste was really off-putting and it was sweeter than I had expected. Probably won't revisit...
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 17:40:19 | More by beerdrifter
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: I see people are calling the body of this beer as cola brown, and that is appropriate, as it boasts that dark black with brown highlights appearance. However slow carbonation and two fingers of frothy head which both laced fairly and boasted the same retention.
Smell: It has a smokey undercurrent that is backed by a light dark toffee and chocolate undertone. The smokiness becomes more assertive as it warms, which seem a bit much for a dark lager.
Taste: Well roasted toffee malt with touches of herbs becomes more and more roasted and nearly burnt ending with a smokey end. It's simple but robust and well done.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation could use a little work, but the transitioning is exceptional, however that smokey end seems a bit out of place, and leaves a slight dryness, but thankfully it doesn't linger.
Drinkability: Medium to heavy bodied, which I'd expect more from a porter but it works here. The odd smokey pang somewhat hampers the experience, but I wouldn't say it stoped the beer dead. It went great with the schnitzel I had.
Final Thoughts: A good beer that I would recommend, and certainly went exceptionally well with the schnitzel and spatzle I had at the Black Forest Inn in Hamilton. Thumbs up.
Serving type: on-tap
03-22-2013 00:54:49 | More by TheHammer
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draught in a plastic pint
Fast reducing three finger off-white head, with a coca-cola appearance, lacing is noticeable
Smells of hay, bready malt, chocolate, and coffee
Taste: reminiscent of Michelob's Amber Bock. Chocolate, malts, bready toastiness, and a dry finish
Mouthfeel: Thicker than Amber Bock, and Spaten's Muinch Dunkel.
Overall, I would have this again, but I do not know if I would have this beer again.
Serving type: on-tap
09-24-2012 18:07:34 | More by BierStein711
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
86 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.