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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

275 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 275
Hads: 472
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 60
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-17-2001

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Photo of pzrhsau
4.61/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Opaque brown with reddish hints. Good full head.
Smell: Smells like bananas and cloves. The beer had a slight tang to it.
Taste: Banana flavor mixed heartily with the wheat. Spicy cloves aftertaste. It leaves a nice bread feel to your mouth.
Mouthfeel: It has a weight to it, it goes down smooth. The beer has a nice light carbonation.
Drinkability: Easy to drink on the whole. A good standard for this beer style. (427 characters)

Photo of pootz
4.57/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap:

-- puts a lightly clouded cooper-tea colored ale in the flute, nice puffy off white cap- good retention and glass lacing....lively natural carbonation.

Aroma of dark toffee, roast grains, toasted wheat, big on fruits> banana, exotic fruits, some clove and spice...very pungent aroma.

Flavor profile sees roast malts and dark toffee up front almost instantly balanced with fruity-spicey complexity, some cocoa, some mustiness....long drying finish with some herbal hopping pucker.

This is my favorite H-S Weissbier...just loaded with favor, refreshing and sessionable. (586 characters)

Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange hue, huge two-finger head, thick and foamy, lacing quite noticeable. Ear shattering carbonation, some spices and banana cloves on the nose. Spicy notes up front, refreshing and cleansing, quite tasty; hangs on the chewy side. Some vanilla beans noted, and some wheat notes, rather sweet for the style. Fresh palate, Munich malts noted towards the end, with a rather dry and grainy feeling, leaves you yearning and itching for more. Great, awesome, fill in the blanks, seek-and-destroy, this baby is awesome! (521 characters)

Photo of ibashmuck
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. poured a thick, foamy head on a light caramel colored body. Smelled of a typical weisse, with a nice measure of sweetness. Throw banana and caramel in there as well. Taste was along the same lines, with the caramel and sweetness a touch stronger than the smell led on. Interesting that I detected little or no citrus. Exceptionally smooth, very, very easy to drink. Excellent brew. (445 characters)

Photo of MichaelGreene
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic. Quick note about this beer, The freshness date on my bottle says 04.06....HAH! Hardly, this beer tastes fresh and bubbly and all around great. I guess this is one of those beers that gets better with age. I bought this off the shelf to boot, no fridge. Amazing.

Poured out a rich caramel color with a thick chunky head. Head disapated entirely by about halfway through. But the carbonation stuck around, every time I set the glass down, a new school of bubble erupted in the glass. Smells of caramel, sweet and malty. Creamy mouthfeel. No bitterness for a darker beer, though it is wheat, I was expecting some, just because of how dark it is.

Loved this beer, would and will buy it again. I hope to find a bottle with a recent freshness date so I can see what this tastes like when its young. For how old this bottle was, I was already amazed at the test, I just wonder if its even better when its fresh.

Mike. (927 characters)

Photo of BeerBob
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hacker-Pschorr “Weisse Dark” pours a classic suede brown from a 500ml dark brown glass bottle. Light tan head went to well over three fingers. Nose is a spicy wheat malt with just a hint of alcohol

A refreshing toasted wheat malt sour is first to greet the palate, then waves of clove and banana cover everything with a delicious carbonated repast.

Hacker-Pschorr “Weisse Dark” looks good and tastes good, and I am sure it’s good for you as well! (457 characters)

Photo of TexIndy
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle with bottled on date into a weizen glass. Had the classic dark amber dunkel color with a good head. Smell was awesome with overtones of overripe bananas. Mouthfeel was standard fare. Taste was great - I love dunkels and this ranks up there with the best (Ayinger Ur-Weise). Highly recommend you try and always has a home in my fridge. (4.5,HR,T,Y) (374 characters)

Photo of claytri
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a nice golden brown with a fine tan head that left a good lace. The aroma is of sweet malt flavors with a hint of fire. Then when it hits the tounge you get the full effect of the gently fired malt. There is no hint of hops and the finish is nicely rounded with a cherry taste and a nicely tart back end. The beer is smooth, oily, and just a little bubbly. I'm glad I bought a 6 pack of this beer as I would hate to only drink one at a time. A nice filling dark wheat is always a good find and this definately meets that mark. (542 characters)

Photo of jimbotrost
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was sampled fresh on tap at Kurtz's Deli in Two Rivers Wisconsin. The 22 ounce glass was a feast for the eyes, the dark red color with ruby highlights, the full pinkish head. The nose was not left out of the equation as the slight fruitiness of the aroma shines through the malt backdrop. A slightly vinious flavor preceeded the malty sweet blast for flavor. The mouthfell was lightened by the wheat and was not as heavy as the color would allow you to believe. Short winey finish. The right beer to drink at this place-yum. (529 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy auburn color topped by a marshmallow head; great retention and lacing

Smell: Wheat bread and bananas, with hints of clove

Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor profile is dominated by the wheat bread and banana flavors; by mid-palate, the tangy yeast adds an interesting dimension and the finish adds a bit of clove; nice tartness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; rather creamy; with a slightly prickly carbonation

Overall: A great example of a style that I really enjoy (514 characters)

Photo of ski271
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Murky amber-brown with a small, off-white head the diminishes to a stubborn film.
S- Fruity wheat and yeast aromas dominate over a moderate malt sweetness.
T- Moderately malty to add body and balance to the flavors of berry, banana and spice. Very light hop bitterness on the finish.
M- Medium-full body, lightly dry texture, zippy carbonation
D- Maybe slightly heavy for the style (and I like that!). A satisfying, enjoyable beer. (433 characters)

Photo of zerk
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown with a thick foamy head. The head eventually settles to about 1/4 inch, and leaves a trail down the glass. Full of banana and spice esters in both aroma and flavor, with a toasted bread malt. A touch of nut in the flavor as well. Slightly thin bodied, with medium carbonation. This is a very good dunkel weiss, something I like to come back to often. (367 characters)

Photo of filabrazilia
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light brown with a fluffy tan head that settles slowly in the glass. A good looking beer.

There is a cornucopia of fruit in the nose that is balanced by a touch of rich malt and spice.

The taste is smooth and mellow with a hint of chocolate malt and banana. All the qualities of an alcoholic milk shake, sans the milk. The taste becomes slightly more tart as the beer warms and the hops leave a small impression on the last swallow.

A traditional dunkel weisse with mild mouthfeel that doesn't overwhelm the palate. The balance is near perfect--sweetness followed by a slightly bitter finish. Neither overtaking the other, simply complementing each other in a symphony of give and take.

This style of beer is quickly becoming my favorite and this beer is one of the reasons why. Complex, mellow, mysteriously dark and infinitely thirst quenching. Splendid. (882 characters)

Photo of jovy1097
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Nice cream-colored head that diminishes to a film. Medium brown, opaque liquid.

S: Banana, brown bread, and cloves are noticeable right off.

T: Spicy banana bread with cloves. Not too sweet, which would ruin it. You can really tast the nutty goodness of the roasted wheat. Very nice.

M: Creamy with medium body. Delectable and perfect for the style.

D: One taste and I wanted to guzzle the whole glass down. This is what you want in a brew. Would be good any time of year. Maybe not quite as good as Weihenstephaner's version, but very close. Another wonderful example of my favorite style of beer. (656 characters)

Photo of Evocatus
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark oakish color with a yellow-ish hue. Head was light and khaki in color and bubbly and foamy in texture; it was about 3/4 in thick. Aroma was a relatively strong smell of raisin bread. Taste was a mix of sweet wheat, cloves, and a kick of spiciness to go down. Great body, decent thickness and perfect amount of carbonation. Not too heavy and a great taste, so I could definitely have at least 3 in a row if I wanted. (428 characters)

Photo of horshamguy
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a weizen glass (just like the one in the picture above)
A--Rich, hazy brown color with a thick, creamy head that fizzles off and doesn't really leave lacing. Looks exactly like you'd draw up a dunkle weiss.
S--Malty aroma, overall. Some banana and a trace of clove (less than I was expecting, at least). Some yeast/bready smells as well. Quite nice.
T--Follows the nose, mostly. A bunch of banana with some yeast/bread on top of that. Full malt with minimal hops, giving it a candy taste. A little dry at the end.
M--Rich & full. Carbonation gives it a refreshing feel and balances out the slight dryness.
O--This is the perfect example of the style. The Germans can really get a lot of mileage out of only four ingredients. Others would have to add a couple of ingredients to get this much of a varied flavor profile. (838 characters)

Photo of JMD71
4.42/5  rDev +13%
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! (360 characters)

Photo of albern
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptionally good dark wheat beer that hits all the right notes. The aroma is strong banana, malts, some peach scents, and root beer. This is a slightly cloudy copper color beer with moderate carbonation and light to medium bodied. The taste is malt, root beer, a nice bready grain, mildly balancing hops, and some caramel dash. There is a bit of a bubble gum taste to this beer as well. There is an underlying sweetness to this beer, but overall it isn't that sweet. And the same goes for the dryness as well. This beer is representative of the style and is an essential seeker out if you want a genuine dark wheat beer. L'Chaim. (642 characters)

Photo of goindownsouth
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A superb example of what this style of Bier should be, this hazy brown brew flowed from the bottle to produce a head that left me gazing. The aroma was chewy-kind-of-wheaty, and left notes of malt and residual sweetness to boot. The roasted grains balanced well with the clove and ripe banana notes on the palate. A smooth-dunkelweissbier, this one goes very well with savory dishes with beef or pork, but also pairs well with a chocolate-based dessert.

Zum wohl! (466 characters)

Photo of rkinsella
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy ice tea color. Beautiful 3 finger head when poured correctly. Pattern lacing on areas of the glass.

Smell - Yeast, clove, nuts, notes of banana and citrus.

Taste - Sweet malt with a little clove spice / banana and tanginess. Finishing with a slight bitter hop to balance it out nicely. Definitely a weiss with more body and heartiness.

Mouthfeel - Wonderful carbonation and good fullness.

Drinkability - Being a dunkel weiss doesn't make it any less drinkable...just more flavorful.

A quality hefeweiss that I will visit again many times... (568 characters)

Photo of Pauly2X
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy hazelnut orange, one and a half finger head.

S- Banana, nutmeg and caramel.

T- Spicy, caramelized banana up front lending way to a solid malty backbone where a slight touch of noble hops pop up ever so slightly before the end.

M- Just about right, very light without feeling watery.

D- I'll prolly grab it again.

A fine example of the style. There's enough going on, but not so much that you can't just sit back and enjoy. (437 characters)

Photo of Rennpferd
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It poured dark amber-brown. It had a large four finger head. It was full of carbonation, and clear.

It had a nice scent of malt and clover.

It had a slight flavor of banana. A nice clover taste was present. There was some nice hop, and malt flavor in the finish. It was medium bodied and smooth.

It is very drinkable. I wish there was some more fruity zest; however, it was very good none-the-less. (401 characters)

Photo of beerkittycat
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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. (716 characters)

Photo of bushbeer75
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 9 oz brown bottle

Appearance: Brown with a firm full light beige head that holds well.

Smell: Aroma is of fruit, cloves and bananas galore.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste same as smell, with also caramel type malts and yeast. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with good carbonation. It finishes smooth, sweet and with a hint of alcohol.

Drinkability: This is my first German Dark Weisse and I love Hacker Pschorr . Very drinkable, especially in the warmer months. I am sold on this style and brand! (508 characters)

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a 300 ml weizen glass. The color is a cloudy, deep caramel. Two fingers of eggshell/slightly tanned head dissipated slowly to leave a thick ring around the edge and a thin lacing.

Smell: All the hallmarks of a dunkelweizen: the fruits (ripe banana and apple), the yeast, the cloves, the bread, the bubblegum, and a little caramel and cocoa to make it dark.

Taste: Orgasmic, and the definition of the style. It brings the usual hefeweizen qualities from the aroma (banana, apple, bubblegum, yeast, bread, and spice), and also offers toasted malts, which offer caramel, toffee, and cocoa.

Drinkability: Yowza. This is an incredible brew. I think this may be one of the best dunkelweizens I have ever had. (729 characters)

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.