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Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH

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BA SCORE
89
very good

438 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 50
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-17-2001)
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Reviews by ZoomanCru:
Photo of ZoomanCru
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Weisse Dark – Dark Wheat (5.3%) - Hacker-Pschorr
☆☆☆

App: Pours dark amber to copper brown with a very nice two finger beige head that settles quickly, leaving a lot of high, stringy lacing. Overall retains pretty well, leaving a constant quarter inch head all the way down the glass.

Smell: Strong weisse yeast coming through, with hints of persimmon, banana, and clove. Malt body is pretty noticeable with some biscuit-like notes and hints of sweeter caramel malt. Some volatile phenols with a deep breath.

Taste: Fairly mild in flavor overall. Not nearly as pronounced in its esters as many lighter wheats. Flavors are much less pronounced as suggested by aroma. Slight hints of bread like wheatiness, as well as some sweet banana/clove flavors that are common to style. Malt and hops flavors are more up front in this style, with malts adding more caramelized and rich flavors. Hops come through in that this beer doesn't have the lingering sweetness of a lot of wheats.

Mouth: A little thin on body, though not watery. Carbonation is medium-high, but not stinging.

Home tasting, 11.2oz bottle into Snifter. 1/28/14.

ZoomanCru, Jan 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Lucky Dog Saloon today a nice find on tap,pours a murky brown almost tea-like with a big fluffy head that becomes more creamy as it settles.Aroma is lightly smokey and very spicey and anisy with a nice amount of clove thrown in,the taste hits with a bubble gum flavor at first with a nice subtle spicieness to it.A nice flavorful beer,Iam becoming more hip to this style of beer because of brew like this,well done.

oberon, Jan 26, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Beautiful light brown in color with a good head that laced the glass.

Smell – Rich, chocolaty, toasted malt aroma with some light fruit and a dash of table sugar.

Taste – The deep malt flavors come out nicely at the tongue. The chocolate is there as well, along with some nice, dark fruits and a good helping of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel – Fully carbonated, big body, and not a hint of alcohol helps this one go down smoothly.

Drinkability – I’ll prost with a bottle of this any day of the week. This is a classic, authentic, German Dunkel Weitzen.

Update – I reviewed this beer shortly after joining the site so thought it would be fun to re-review it after having been here over a year and rating 1,200+ beers. It’s a solid “4” all the way around. There are just a handful of imports within the style that I’ve had that I enjoy better than this, and I think the Ramstein Classic is the only American made one to date.

RoyalT, Sep 27, 2003
Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +0.3%

cam477, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty sure this came out of a nitro-tap as it looked much like a pub pint of stout with regards to the head and carbonation. The beer was a mirky tea color and nice thick creamy head just barely pushed out of the weisse glass. Nose was hints of clove and slight yeastiness, and faint alcohol.

A smooth creamy taste with lots of clove character and good malty backbone, but still quite light on the palate. No booziness. This really was rather sublime. I'd almost given up on this style after having lots of bad bottles from the grocery store, including this brand, but fresh on tap is a whole other story. Brilliant.

JudgeRoughneck, Feb 11, 2006
Photo of JMD71
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent! I loved this beer. Nice wheat aroma up front. Very smooth mouthfeel & taste with a crisp, dry finish. This was more highly carbonated that was expecting going into the tasting. I found it very suitable to the beer, though. This was a very smooth beer, easy drinking & light. I would recommend this to any who like wheat beers & even those who don't!

JMD71, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz slender brown bottle with a regal label. Freshness date on the label.

Appearance: Cloudy tawny leather brown with a very healthy creamy frothy white crown that comes from a bubbly carbonation.

Smell: Clove and banana obviously, esters and a brown malt aroma / mild carob. Soft malt sweetness and grain aromas.

Taste: Smooth, full mouthfeel within the medium body. Nice even malt sweetness, like fresh banana bread. Mild clove flavours with hints of alcoholic esters. Toasted malt notes pair well with the fruitiness. Hop bitterness is very mild, tea-like, a bit herbal, spicy. Has a nice grain dryness from the wheat. Finishes dry with a faint medicinal after taste.

Notes: A most extraordinary Weisse beer. For beer drinkers not accustomed to bottle conditioned beers such as this one, it is highly recommend pouring the entire bottle in the glass, including the yeast. The yeast is one of the best parts of this beer, as in it contributes most of the flavour to this beer.

BeerAdvocate, Oct 24, 2001
Photo of Twifiter
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Twifiter, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Jason, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, chestnut body with a tightknit, beige, head that rises two fingers tall. Head retains well, eventually falling into attractive, collar and sheet lace.
Aroma is lemon, banana, cut hay, toffee, and peppery spice.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with relatively high carbonation and a medium body.
Taste mirrors the aroma, with the addition of yeast and hop bitterness. Tangy and tart fruits, mostly banana, caramel, and some mild peppery spice. Very well balanced, and tasty to the palate.
Very nice for style, and a solid addition to anyone's cooler. Good drinkability, and an excellent, all purpose, dark wheat ale.

merlin48, Oct 06, 2004
Photo of fdrich29
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint .9 fl.oz bottle That says "Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark Traditional Dark Wheat" on the label below a picture of Pschorr.

Thick, rich head sits at least two fingers above the beer, which almost resembles an apple cider color, only with a deeper amber tint. Looking at the glass it appears more like pudding than a liquid due to its darkness.

Smells like fruit and grains with a light, sweet aroma.

Taste is light and fruity with the slightest tinge of bitterness on its way down.

Feels smooth and clean, goes down very nicely.

I really enjoyed the bottle, but wouldn't have more than one in a day. Would certainly entertain the thought of purchasing this again, even though I don't usually tend to purchase wheat beers of any kind. Definitely left an impression.

fdrich29, Aug 04, 2004
Photo of warriorsoul
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After tasting Samual Adams' attempt at a dark wheat, which I enjoyed more than anticipate...I had to snag this one to more familiarize myself with the style.
Cloudy, worn-copper in color with two full fingers of light tan head...half of which remains. Thick lacing forms, but eventually slides down into the brew.
Quite pleasant in the nose...sweet malt, sugarcane, and come mild spiced quality.
The taste is less thrilling...was expecting a bit more from the inticing aroma. Fairly bland flavors, but balanced well...even a touch tart (no bottling date).
Mouthfeel is average...carbonation typical for a wheat beer.
Pretty easy drinking here...just not sure I'd go with this one over the hefe.

warriorsoul, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickoff in Waterloo.

Pour is that of a typical dunkel: murky light brown, nice thick head. Good lacing and retention.

The smell is certainly that of a weisse. Like a hay field in the summer, but with some coriander and citrus lingering in the back.

Taste is very smooth, like a muted version of its hefe. Quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is almost too carbonated, but thick enough to be savoured.

I still prefer their hefe, but the Hacker dunkel is certainly a first rate example of the style. Glad I could try it on draught: could drink this all night!

JohnnyBarman, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +0.3%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +19%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of beerkittycat
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't like weisse beers. Having said that, this beer is extraordinary. Appearance is cloudy mocha brown wih a tight beige head. Tons of lace. Aroma has loads of banana and clove esters that dance ever so delicately with that familiar German melanoidin and bready malts along with floral noble hops. Very complex. Flavor is where it's at, though, with a complex palate-full of banana esters, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, bready maltiness and molasses cookies or maybe ginger snaps. Flowery noble hops are moderate here but bitterness is just enough to balance everything together. Medium-full mouthfeel with all that suspended yeast and a bit sweet in the finish. This is a treat to drink on tap if you find it.

beerkittycat, Aug 20, 2008
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good frothy cola brown pour. Weird something like this gives off a banana aroma. I guess the other smell is wheat, although its a little stronger than usual.

Taste was more yeast and clove than I was hoping for. Dark caramel, tea leaves and bready. A good deal of complexities, but not really up my alley. Drank it first from Koppa's in Milwaukee, gave it another try, just can't get into what it brings to the table. Doesn't falter because of lack of taste, I just can't get too much into dunkels still.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of ADR
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive beer, hazy clove-brown with a good 1 inch head that holds shapes well. Sweet grainy smell, some roasted nuts. Estery but also a little back of the mouth chocolate tone along with a little citrus. Nice light body with full flavors. I noticed that more sips bring out more lemon citrus, not an improvement, to me. But, refreshing and drinkable.

ADR, Jun 20, 2002
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

johndonor3, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

sgttibbs, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

20oz pint at the Underground.

This beer appears a clear, bright bronzed amber hue, with one solid finger of tightly foamy, bordering on creamy beige head, which leaves some dense painted limestone wall lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of bready caramel malt, applesauce, a soft minerality, and understated earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more bready, cake-like roasted caramel malt, a slightly edgy wheaty graininess, a hint of banana chips, apple skins, weak clove/coriander spice, and weedy, earthy noble hops.

The bubbles are quite on the down-low, and nothing more, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, in a soft water sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the dark caramel malt and attendant semi-sweet breadiness holding sway, as the fruitiness and weak hops falter.

A decent dunkel, the sweetness definitely the star here, as outlined above. Good, overall, but the barest of upticks in ABV surely isn't enough to justify the hit to my tastebuds. Nice, but unfortunately readily forgettable.

biboergosum, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Loveyourbeer, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of soper2000
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another one of my whim purchases. This is a very interesting beer. It beers a dark amber color with a tan head. Smell is very similar to the Hefe only a tad more sweet. Taste is very grassy but is balanced by some citrus and a small hint of malt. Mouthfeel is good, nothing special but good. Drinkability is pretty decent as well. I like this beer a lot and it was worth the experimentation, I just don't see it reaching my top 10 anytime soon. I would also love to try it fresh, maybe i will in 2006... World Cup!

soper2000, Mar 27, 2004
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hacker- Pschorr- Dunkel Weisse

Appearance- Dark cloudy brown with a thick heavy lacing head.
Smell- Strong malt, clove, and hazelnut.
Taste- Nice smooth, and evenly balanced pepper, clove, and malt. Slight yeasty straw notes thrown in.
Mouthfeel- Light spicy and smooth.

Overall- An excellent beer to drink on the golf course or sitting out on the patio.

NJpadreFan, May 20, 2007
Photo of cclark67789
5/5  rDev +25.3%

cclark67789, Feb 25, 2013
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Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.