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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

432 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 47
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of waughbrew
2.95/5  rDev -26.1%

Cloudy auburn with a good head and ok retention. Stifled yeast product, bready toasted malts, big toffee, chocolate undertones in aroma. Taste is those toasted malts with munich malt sweetness and a lot of lighter caramels. Some spicy phenolics, but malt dominates. A little harsh on the carbonation at first, but settles down.

Overall an average, enjoyable beer that just fails to stand out.

waughbrew, Nov 18, 2003
Photo of n00tz
3/5  rDev -24.8%

A - Cloudy unfiltered look as is the common detraction from the appearance in wheat ales. Brown body, poured a high head that was a light tan. Not much carbonation to speak of.

S - Wheat and lemony citrus as is expected. Also had a freshwater smell to it.

T - Apples came to mind first, then faded to a lemony citrus with a wheat ale after-taste.

M - Thin bodied, lacks carbonation.. sticks on the palate. Like a flat Heineken.

D - I wouldn't buy it again, but the dark wheat had me curious.. I hadn't seen many around and I was looking for more Hacker offerings because the store had just finished off their Hacker-Pschorr Marzen (Octoberfest) growler filling keg.

n00tz, Oct 21, 2008
Photo of iSip
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Hacker Pschorr Dark Hefewisen: The brown translucent body proves it’s a dark beer. The head forms with large bubbles and settles into a thin layer. The aroma is true to style, with wheat, malts and citrus notes coming through. I must have not been in the mood for a dark wheat, as the malt flavor seemed too much, and there was a bit of metallic ness to the flavor. A regular Hefe would have been preferred. I have had dark Hefe’s on tap in Munich, and they were to die for. But the Hacker Pschorr from the bottle did not do the trick.

iSip, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of phishbone23
3/5  rDev -24.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of sockeye101
3/5  rDev -24.8%

I'm not sure what I was expecting with this one, but overall I wasn't that impressed. It poured a murky brown with little head that faded quickly. Aroma was nice with dried fruits, a bit of banana, and malts. Taste was very thin, just a bit of fruitiness and a malt finish, I was expecting more, and it just wasn't there. Mouthfeel was very watery and not smooth in the slightest. Overall, not great, but not bad, one that I would drink again if someone offered, but not one I'd seek out again.

sockeye101, Oct 19, 2006
Photo of BobScag
3/5  rDev -24.8%

BobScag, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%

12oz. bottle

Potrs a slightly hazy chestnut brown with a creamy tan head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

Very faint aroma. Slightly bready and yeasty with maybe a hint of fruitiness. This was even after it warmed up.

Mild taste. Some breadiness upfront with just a hint of fruitiness. Finishes rather bland with a mild yeastiness at the end.

Light body, good carbonation.

A rather plain brew. Easy enough to drink, but mediocre overall.

MaltyGoodness, Jun 10, 2006
Photo of kevman527
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%

Was looking for something German, and found this one at my local beer store. Poured into a room temp beer mug.

A - A good one finger head which lasted a few minutes until it dissipated into a thin layer. A cloudy light brown color.

S - Has a slight citrusy smell and a little malt smell.

T - The second time i tried the beer, I noticed flavors that I couldn't taste the first time, along with the citrus I tasted some cherry flavor. I don't know if it had to do with how cold it was or not, or if my taste buds weren't working that day, but I definitely tasted the cherry in it the second time around.

M - Medium to heavy carbonation, has a zing to it.

D - Probably woulnd't drink more than the six pack, spread out over a couple of days.

All in all, just an average wheat beer to me, though I haven't had many wheat beers. It was different in the fact it was my first dark wheat beer. I would recommend it to people to try and see how they like it, but I would probably not buy it again.

kevman527, Dec 15, 2007
Photo of DocJitsu
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%

Pours a cider like brown-amber with nearly no head at all. The bouquet is characterized by Rhone apple and cherries. Belgian yeast are noticed first with the initial pull. A dulled, not sweet, apple cider follows. An astrigent pithiness gets the final say in this average dunkel weisse. Hacker-Pschorr did ok with this one.

DocJitsu, May 12, 2012
Photo of ZoomanCru
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%

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
Photo of BARFLYB
3.2/5  rDev -19.8%

On tap at The Buck Hotel in the Philly area. Served in a tall Hacker-Pschorr Glass.

A- H-P Dunkle Weisse is a dark brown color with some dark red hints when held up to the chandelier. This has a thick look to it from the glass. A nice 1/2 inch white cap stayed throughout the 20 or so ounces. No lacing though, oh well.

S- Not a very complex brew as I mostly if not completely only get caramel from the heaping of malts used in this. This gives off a bready appeal and not much else. Warming did not help things but some cinnamon and slight banana creeped through.

T- This tastes exactly like it smells and I hate to write that in my reviews but it's the truth. This one is malt forward leaving no room for other flavors(if there are any) to come through. With that said this is a decent dunkle. Just a bunch of caramel.

M- Just a bit above medium bodied with an apparent thickness to it. A good amount of carbonation which was not present when I had a bottle. Nothing in terms of bitterness making this one a smooth ride. Very sweet and very one sided.

D- Drinking this I could of swore this was in the 7-8% ABV range with all the malts used but I was surprised when I read 5.3%. Sessionable but my tall hacker glass was enough for me. The taste is just very one-demensional leaving me not wanting to order another. This is pretty drinkable though.

BARFLYB, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of RocketWidget
3.23/5  rDev -19%

This beer is average, not outstanding but no serious flaws. Pours a light brown color. Head is off white, light, and drippy. Smell is mild. Taste is mild as well, slightly hoppy, slightly sweet, and light-bodied. Very drinkable due to its light body. A decent beer, but not spectacular.

RocketWidget, Apr 08, 2005
Photo of russpowell
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Poured amber to light copper with a 2" offwhite head with slight effervescence. Good head retention and average lacing for style

Smell: Slight earthy/fruiity notes intertwined with a slight yeast presence

Taste: Some Fruitty notes and slight caramel taste, the yeast adds a little something but not a lot. Finished slighlty sweet and fruity, emphasis on the word slight! Not enough weisse character or clean taste to be memorable (yawn)

MF: Good crisp carbonation but otherwise a little thin

This went down okay, but didn't really do much for me. There certainally better dark wheat beers to be had in germany (Bischoff, Oderdorf & Andech come mind of the top of my head)

russpowell, May 13, 2006
Photo of Jimboe
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Jimboe, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of nicksta
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

A: A nice head dies quickly and leaves only a fair amount of lacing. In the middle the beer is a brown solid, but on the edges it goes from light brown to orange.

S: The smell is slightly clean. I pick up on some big citrus aromas; lemon. There is a little bit of chocolate on the end of a big sniff.

T: The taste really reminds me of a pale wheat. There is a wide array of fruits; citrus mostly, with orange, lemon, and banana. It sets itself apart as a Dunkel Weizen by surpressing the usual spongey sour taste of a Pale Wheat. It does that with a cocoa taste at the beginning and end. The hops could be more defined.

M: This beer is still quite carbonated after letting it sit for a while. I burped a lot.

D: The springy taste of a pale wheats is still there in addition to the carbonation, so the drinkability is lowered.

nicksta, Nov 26, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

HookemHoos, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Ilafan
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Ilafan, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of HardTarget
3.28/5  rDev -17.8%

Bottle Inspection: Brown 500 ml bottle, 5.3% abv. and produced on 11.04 (sampled 04.06).

Aroma: Red grape sweet malts and some mild bubblegum yeast.

Appearance: Clear brown glass with a trace cover and a thin collar

Flavor: Caramel malts, some grain/wheat flavor, all well balanced but hides the hops. Deeper and richer than a Hefe for sure. Hints of peat smoke or just well roasted malt. Some clove flavor noted, but very mild.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body, full carbonation, a bit of a chew and a fading mouth coat.

Overall Impression: A fair beer. Solid taste, no flaws, no signs of age damage in this sample, this would make a good Summer or Fall session with some serious German food, but not really worth it in other situations.
Worth a try.

HardTarget, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.28/5  rDev -17.8%

Out of a bomber bottle this beer was a root-beer-brown color with a finger of khaki head. The retention was poor and the lacing was sparse in scattered, broken bands. The aroma was of caramel malt, chocolate malt, light toasted malt, nuts and (curiously) malt extract. The flavors were of toasted malt, the tang of wheat, caramel malt and hints of crappy coffee. Slightly tart and a bitterness of citrus peel and sharp hops came through on the finish. Didn't exactly land the dismount. The mouthfeel was average, the body medium and the carbonation good.

thekevlarkid, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of Beastdog75
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%

The dunkel-weizen seems to be one of the less common styles of German wheat beer available here in America. Hacker-Pschorr is a brewery that sure knows their wheat beers, but I have to say I was a little bit disappointed with their dunkel-weizen offering. After trying their regular weisse and even their kristall-weisse, this one pales in comparison to both.

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark (as the American labelled version reads) pours a light hazy brown color with a decent off-white head that lasts for about 3 minutes. A very nice smell eminates from the brew, with the classic hefe scents immediately noticable (yeasty spices and banana) along with some roasted malt notes, chocolate and caramel. The mouthfeel is thin and moderately carbonated. The first few sips are just about right, with the aforementioned "classic" hefe flavors present (banana and spices) along with the roasted malt notes. A generic fruitiness is also present. A low-moderate dryness pops up in the finish. After the first few sips, this beer started seeming watery to me, and ended up tasting like a normal, watered down hefeweizen to me. I don't know if this brew wears out the tastebuds quickly or what. (BTW, this was my first brew of the night and was served at cellar temperature). The finish is quite clean with just some wheat-cracker notes and very light spices lingering, and it finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

If a normal hefe, this would have been average, but I expected more out of this dunkel-weisse. Not a bad beer, but just a bit disappointing.

Beastdog75, Apr 30, 2004
Photo of witster18
3.35/5  rDev -16%

another solid offering from hacker. I do prefer the weiss but the dunkel weiss is still good. Pours an amber/orange hue with a huge head with below average retention for its size.... Lots of banana ... lemon ....and is that....it is ... a little caramel hint....unusual for the style... some other florals( a lil clove). PROMINENT wheat...the hops come late....mouthfeel is excellent...grassier than the reg weiss...and not as high on the drinkability...but this still knocks the socks off of most of our domestic imitations...recommended. While some prefer the reg weiss...stating that this has more taste...I disagree...because this is far less consistant for the style...I expected a little more flavor from a dark wheat.

witster18, Jan 26, 2007
Photo of Halcyondays
3.35/5  rDev -16%

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a medium brown with a firm off-white head, average retention for the style, limited lacing.

S: Banana and other dark bread, molasses, cloves.

T: Taste is surprsingly light, just of caramel malt until the beer has been in the mouth for a couple of seconds. The ending has a real nice clove and cinnamon flavour to it.

M: A tad overcarbonated making it difficult to drink at times, overall, smooth, spicy, light/medium body.

D: A solid dunkelweizen, though I've had many better. No problems finishing the bottle, but for this style I'll go elsewhere next time methinks.

Halcyondays, Aug 25, 2008
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3.38/5  rDev -15.3%

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 jdhilt
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%

From my notes 6/7/07 - Pours a two-finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Yeasty/raisin nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is yeasty and bready, clean finish. €2.90 ($3.97) for a 0.5L glass on-tap from Cafe 7 Numero Heidelberg, Germany.

jdhilt, Jun 27, 2007
Photo of teg8612
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%

Poured into a Weisse Glass

A- An un-filtered weiss beer, it appears cloudy. A dark brown not a deep black like most other dunkle's. A lemon with my Dunkle? No spank you.

S- A light, sweet aroma from the wheat malt. Faint.

T&M- Grainy wheat texture, sweet and smooth with no bitterness. Al little fruitiness but wheat malt dominates. Light mouthfeel and slcik with light carbonation. Solid.

D- Not as deep and brooding as other dunkle's but still very good. I like a little roastier malt but this is okay. Could be spicier and more citrus notes. Very sessionable and great on a hot day when the thirst seems unquenchable.

teg8612, Aug 17, 2006
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.