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

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very good

432 Ratings

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 47
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +25.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

CaptJackHarkness, Dec 11, 2011
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4.9/5  rDev +22.8%

What a great beer. Not as dark as other Weisse Dunkel's, but great flavor and smoothnes. Creamy head, makes it look just wonderful

AaronRed, Nov 10, 2001
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4.83/5  rDev +21.1%

One of the best Dunkles. Great flavor and head retention. Love the malty, clover tase. Not very hoppy....true to style. Wonderful mouthfeel and smooth, malty aftertaste. Cloudy as a summer day in Seattle....and that's a good thing! Enjoy this one in the summer. Some like it with fruit, but I think it's much better straight up!

Krajnyak, Nov 06, 2009
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4.8/5  rDev +20.3%

robgmitch, Aug 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

johndonor3, Feb 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Sudcutter, Sep 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

An Austrian-American neighbor turned me onto this beer over a decade ago back when it was more readily available in bomber size bottles before the Paulaner merger. A most exceptional dunkle-weiss in most respects although I think it has gone down a bit in quality over the years from mass production. I do remember when availability of this beer would be hit or miss back in the day from import shortages here in the States.

Current formulation pours with an extremely thick head into a fluted glass no matter how careful you are. Thick bandy lacing. Mouthfeel is wet and warm. Taste is nice and roasted, thoughts of hot fresh bread with hints of caramel and sweet dried fruits assail me with every sip. A bit of acidicness is prevalent when drinking.

This beer is best experienced when combined with a ligher beer like Hoegaarden White. Enjoy.

Like with current Paulaners a 6 or 12 pack may contain a sour stinker, if you drink this and it's sour or metallic tasting then it's gone over, pour it out and move along to the next.

Riptides, Dec 30, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Ragamuffin1970, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

blazinworm, Jun 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

KSather, Sep 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

zaraspook, Sep 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

dkeav, Dec 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Sampling right now on 3/7/14. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 oz.) bottle. Bottle chiled down to 36 degrees F and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a dark copper-amber in color with a 2-finger off-white foamy head that settles along the top and sides. LOTS of sticky lacing is seen. The aroma is of yeast, caramel malts, wheat with a hint of spice. The taste is about the same with a good mild flavor that goes down very easy with a sweet finish. No bitter aftertaste. A super good brew!

BeerWithMike, Mar 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Griefdog, Dec 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Chav27, Apr 26, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +18.3%

Had this on-tap at Smokeless Joe in Toronto. I hadn't had a Dunkel Weizen in ages, and on tap even! :) Hazy mahogany, with a thick creamy white head, lots of lace. Aroma of cloves and some fruit, definitely inviting. Taste of bananas, with some smokiness and malt coming in second, hint of chocolate crept in and well. The mouthfeel was quite effervescent and full, with the creaminess of a weizen. I think this is one of my favourite draft beers, if not my absolute favourite. I don't think I could drink enough of this.

tatterdash, Oct 05, 2005
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4.72/5  rDev +18.3%

Bananas Foster beer. Thick hunks of banana covered in gooey caramel tickle the nose. Hints of cloves, phenols, and classic hefe yeast emerge from that big, billowing head.

This takes me on a trip down memory lane: When my favorite bar was changing ownership a few years back, the old owner put everything on special to try to get a few bucks back and clear out inventory before taking off. Five dollar pitchers. Only five fucking dollars for this gem of a brew on tap. And it was one of a few select beers that really started me down my path of love...er, obsession.

And why not?

It's near fucking perfect beer. Something akin to a peppery feel -- cloves, perhaps? -- tingles the tongue while the palate is stimulated by the tiniest hints of oak and those same forceful caramel-banana overtones. It's sweet, but it's not sweet. It's flavorful, but it's refreshing. It's drinkable, but it's got some character. This is unquestionably one of my favorite wheat beers on the planet.

marburg, Dec 30, 2003
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4.65/5  rDev +16.5%

poured into goblet. large, rocky white head, rustic reddish brown with golden edges. nicely retained head. smells like wheat, banana, and a fair dose of clove. fairly caramel-malt sweet on the nose as well. i take a nice quaff and its got good spice zip up front that quickly turns sweeter, with banana and malts coming in nicely. very bready all the way through, has good medicinal clove and banana interplay on the mild finish. excellent mouthfeel; very delicate and balanced well with the carbonation. could drink these all day. an excellent dukelweizen.

jizdepski, May 27, 2010
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4.65/5  rDev +16.5%

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.

pzrhsau, Sep 30, 2009
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4.63/5  rDev +16%

Cloudy dark chocolate brown with a beige lofty spectacular head. Smells rich of dark malts mixed with esters, wheat, yeast and clove. Taste is smooth and delicious. Banana bread, caramel and a yeast tang all come together seamlessly. Touch of clove on the finish. Enough carbonation to quench my thirst, and this one was gone way too soon. Exceptional style and an exceptional brew.

chaduvel, Oct 27, 2003
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4.6/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

pootz, Apr 26, 2010
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.