Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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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!
03-07-2014 23:28:32 | More by BeerWithMike
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.
10-05-2005 04:50:48 | More by tatterdash
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.
12-30-2003 17:48:55 | More by marburg
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.
05-27-2010 20:56:13 | More by jizdepski
District of Columbia
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.
09-30-2009 21:32:39 | More by pzrhsau
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.
10-27-2003 14:49:37 | More by chaduvel
4.6/5 rDev +15.3%
-- 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.
04-26-2010 16:23:22 | More by pootz
4.55/5 rDev +14%
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!
01-25-2004 04:16:32 | More by GeoffRizzo
4.55/5 rDev +14%
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.
07-28-2008 18:02:05 | More by ibashmuck
4.55/5 rDev +14%
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.
06-17-2008 05:13:51 | More by MichaelGreene
4.53/5 rDev +13.5%
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 its good for you as well!
03-24-2005 00:34:45 | More by BeerBob
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
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)
09-24-2006 23:07:52 | More by TexIndy
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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