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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

445 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 49
Gots: 9 | 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 BeerResearcher
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised to see this on draft at Todd English's. The bartender stuck a wedge of lemon on the edge of the glass, and I promptly and hopefully, politely removed it. It pours a cloudy brown with a fair-sized fizzy beige head. A yeasty, clovey aroma is easy to notice. A damp earthy and hop aroma appears in the background. It's medium bodied, slightly grainy and loaded with mild to faint flavors. Yeasty, and clovey with a bit of banana, coriander and orange zest. A mild lemony bitterness and a faint flavor of limes emerge as the glass warms. The fizzy effervescence and dryness of the brew remains throughout.

BeerResearcher, Dec 12, 2003
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep golden hue, not so much brown, and is capped with a short-lived head, no lace.

S - Honey and barley malt, lightly toasted bread, granola.

T - Crazy banana pudding nuances abound, in addition to some minerality and contintental hop. Tastes fairly delicious.

M - Silky.

O - This is a very nice beer.

ktrillionaire, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of brakspear
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy light brown body with effervescent and impressive head that lasts. Smells of clove, banana esters with slight wheat sourness. Taste similar to aroma, but followed by malty chocolate undertones. Well balanced dunkel weisse that I would come back to again and again

brakspear, Jul 30, 2002
Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I used to not like this style much. That's because I was drinking a lot of bad Dunkelweissbiers and didn't know it. Apparently a tough style to get right. This one does. It keeps everything that I like in a Dark German Wheat without letting it dominate the finess fruitiness esters and phenols. Both shine well and compliment eachother nicely. The beer is very bready and yeasty, evident in the flavor and texture. Strong on the banannas and hints of bubblegum, then rounds out with a smooth dark malt flavor. The beer never feels weighted...just light and crisp throughout. Slight astringency from the dark grains come into play late. Very nice beer.

BEERchitect, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of beeragent
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass. The beer pours a deep amber, forming a very thin bubbly head that fades very slowly. Light spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is wonderful!! A strong mix of fruit, wheat, along with a hint of alcohol. The taste is very much the same, beginning with a light malt, and finishing with a full fruity wheat flavor. Very smooth and complex. Nice medium and smooth mouthfeel. Full body and flavor, along with decent abv. makes for one extremely drinkable brew. Overall, In my search for better German beer, this is a big step forward in the exploration of the style. I loved this beer, and will definitely be trying it in the future. Try it!!!

beeragent, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Quite cloudy translucent medium brown body that pours with a large white head. Head fades rather quickly to nothing. No lacing left behind in the glass.

S- Mild nose that is heavy on banana. Sour doughy smell in the background.

T- Initial taste is surprisingly tart. Sour yeast upfront with lots of banana and hints of clove. The banana fades for the finish which is a nice combination of tartness and sweetness from the yeast. What lingers is sweet bready yeast and hints of spicy clove.

M- Low carbonation and a nice full-bodied yeastiness to it. Very smooth and creamy.

D- This is a good drinkable beer that I will have again. Nice example of a dunkel weizen. I wish this style was as common as the hefe weizen.

PittBeerGirl, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of FishGetter
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Iced tea apperance, cloudy. Minimal head from easy pour.
Wheat grains fill the nose. Slight sweetness to it. Some earthy tones with clove and maybe lemon grass.
Grain flavors mix with hints of sweet malt. Some grainy astringant flavors mid to finish. A little bannana too. Clove finishes strong and stay on palid.
Hardy mouthfeel, grains seem to beef up drink.
Noticed production date of 11/07. Neverless enjoyable brew and look forward to sampling other offerings from brewer.

FishGetter, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of danielharper
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

A: Pours a dark orange, almost brown color with a very thick tan head. Some brown chunks of yeast fell from the bottom of the bottle into the glass -- I'm not knocking the presentation, but it deserves note.

S: Malty, slightly sweet. Almost like... chocolate? Nah, gotta be imagining things.

T: Citrusy, slightly orangey. Like a good hefeweizen, but with a very slight maltiness that helps to even out the beer. I'm liking it quite a bit.

M: Moderate mouthfeel, to-style for a hefe of dunkel.

D: I'm not always a big fan of dunkels, but I like this one. Good marks.

danielharper, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of alexgash
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wheat hazy, golden-brown body with a big, off-white head.
Smells of tangy grapes and wheat malt (sour Grapenuts), with rich, fresh, toffeeish banana bread and yeast.
Taste is similar to the smell, but not as strong/assertive. There’s more banana, and less banana bread/toffee. Medium-bodied feel. Finish is wheat bitter.

alexgash, Oct 28, 2004
Photo of marc77
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Absolutely appetizing in appearance. There's a tremendous, thick, creamy and persistent head that sits atop of a hazy brownish - orange brew. The carbonation is high and serves to maintain the ample head and add to the effervesence as well. The classic German weizen yeast aroma dominates, and includes lots of banana, bubblegum, and just a touch of clove. A slight hint of smooth, perhaps dehusked chocolate malt adds to the complexity. The body is quite full, due to the high protein content from the wheat (I do feel that residual protein is more important than dextrins in body) Hop bitterness and flavor is nearly nonexistant, but obviously must be there or this beer would be too sweet. The brew finishes w/ Munich malt flavors and just a touch of sweetness. This is a clean, flavorful and drinkable Dunkel Weisse. Tasty stuff.

marc77, Apr 05, 2002
Photo of TastyTaste
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the pour to the bottom of the glass, a truely exceptional beer. It has the smell and taste of unpastuerized apple cider and chocolate. This was the thrid brew by Hacker-Pschorr I have sampled, and I have to say it is the best. Average ABV, but a pint of this got me nice and warm.

TastyTaste, Oct 14, 2003
Photo of fr0wn3r
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

fr0wn3r, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Proteus93
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this served in a Paulaner glass at the Dutchman's Brauhaus on Long Beach Island. Nice German food with a good hefe to celebrate the new spring.

A: Hazy brownish. A soft and creamy white head that rolls a little as it goes down, leaving some stings of lace behind.

S: Some nice, rich notes of clove and even a hint of nutmeg. Banana is there, but not with as big a 'creamy dessert' like presence.

T: More banana sweetness on the flavour. A nice spot of malt and a little spiciness towards the finish.

M + D: A moderate, yet assertive carbonation over a body that holds its own with a little weightiness. An easy going drink, and a good pairing with a sauerbrauten sandwich!

Proteus93, Mar 29, 2009
Photo of Domingo
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Since this is one of my favorite beers (and has been), I figure it's time I review it.
Pours a very cloudy brown color. Think of a really heart hefe-weiss, but with some doppelbock mixed in for good measure. When I think of the term "unfiltered," this brew immediately comes to mind. Head is this and reminds me of merengue
Smell is banana, caramel, cinnamon, and a mild clove.
Flavor is wonderful and fluctuates on the temperature. When fairly cool the maltier flavor comes out. As it warms a bit, then the more traditional hefe flavors of banana and clove appear. There's definitely a little spice and honey thrown in the mix.
Mouthfeel is just right for drinking year round.
Drinkability is only limited by the style. Personally I like to alternate weiss with a lager or even a dark ale, so I don't think I would drink more than 2 of this beer by itself. However when alternating it's wonderful and perfect.

One of the best Dunkel Weiss' around. Easily as good as any from the other "Munich six" It's also easy to find, too!

Domingo, May 24, 2006
Photo of Sixpack595
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet wheat aroma with lemon and clove with a touch of chocolate. Hazy brown with a voluminus tan head. Taste is very well done with a typical array of wheat flavors as well as a cocoa note thrown in. Medium-thin, creamy mouthfeel. Tasty and very drinkable.

Sixpack595, Apr 11, 2004
Photo of Quaffer
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The color of this beer was very hard for me to describe. I think that caramel was the best descriptor that I could come up with, though sometimes amber, bronze, and just plain brown entered my head as well. It was extremely hazy and thick with sediment. A huge head rose up on the pour, but it settled down rather quickly. There wasn't any lacing, but a thick ring of foam remained around the circumference of the glass for the entire drink.

Smell: Classic lemon and citrus wheat beer smells rose up out of my glass. These were combined with light notes of yeast and a nice, grainy aroma. Maybe it was just the color of the beer that caused my nose to be prejudiced, but I thought I detected hints of dark malts and even chocolate on the nose as well.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied, but a little heavier that your typical hefe. There was a nice chewiness along the sides of the tongue, combined with a grainy feeling that covered the entire mouth. It was a little rough on the tongue, but that's how I like my wheat beers.

Taste: The main component of the taste was a lemon zest that was combined with chewy wheat and grain flavors. A small amount of chocolate and "darker" flavors came through, especially on the finish and in the aftertaste, but they were fairly light.

This is a great beer that I pick up on a pretty regular basis. It doesn't have as strong of a dark, roasted malt component as some other dark wheat beers, but it is highly-drinkable and very enjoyable.

Quaffer, Feb 01, 2004
Photo of mynie
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A powerful smell. Electric yeast and apricots. A little bit of grain.

Tastes great. Spicy and fruity esters upfront, and explosive zip of wheat malt in the back. A nice, dry and very fruity aftertaste.

This has one of the most crisp bodies of any weizen I've ever tried. It's very refreshing! This would be a great session beer for the times when you and a group of friends have just got done with some hard work. Like, if I had just built a doghouse and wanted to reward myself this is the beer that I would drink a lot of.

mynie, Dec 04, 2004
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 ypsifly
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint bottle into a weizen. No dates on the label.

Light brown with a nice white head of two inches that fall to a cm and never goes away.

Sweet malt with a classic weisse smell. Pouring in the whole bottle gives it that nice yeasty clove/bananna note. Very clean.

The yeast and malt notes make up most of the taste upfront. There's a hoppy, dry finish that pairs well with the carbonation and overall medium mouthfeel.

This could be a great session beer.

ypsifly, Apr 04, 2005
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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle, poured into my Eisenbahn Weizenbock glass, on to the beer:

The beer makes a fizzing noise in my glass, the head has average retention, the body being a murky orange with a mix of brown. Lovely aroma, phenolic for sure, bits of plastic, apples...juicy golden colored apples, faint banana, Sweet, juicy apples is the first thing to come to mid when in taste this beer. Chalky yeast is the second thing. Some cinnamon makes a presence. Graham crackers? Has a good sturdy mouthfeel with a pretty strong carbonation.

I wonder how this would pair with an apple pie, or if you could cook an apple pie with this beer? I think this beer knocks off one of the "servings" of fruit I should eat every day.

DoubleJ, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of NA1NSXR
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice dark and more importantly, cloudy and gushing with carbonation after the pour.

Smell - Fruity as it should be with good constituents, but I'd love if it was stronger.

Taste - Not as fruity as its Franzy counterpart which I have somewhat often and enjoy. Solid on all counts though, nice wheat background but somewhat plain tasting.

Mouthfeel - Its a bit fizzy and carbonated but its spot on for the style.

Drinkability - Oddly, this may be more drinkable overall than even some other dunkelwizens I enjoy more on a per bottle basis.

Overall the appearance and scent over promise on the taste but its not really a grave offense for this style. Personally I prefer weizens overall which have a more pronounced fruity flavor but I think everyone should try this at least once to see if it caters more to their personal preferences. There is nothing bad about it all.

NA1NSXR, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of trancefishy
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours a muddy orange-brown, with a tall, dimpled creamy brown head (not white, like the picture).

Aroma smells very simliar to the yeast used in ayinger brau-weisse. a very spicy, estery smell, with hints of bread.

Upfront in the taste, there is that certain weisse taste (always makes me think of fresh bread), followed closely behind by subtle spiciness, and the taste of the yeast so prevalent in the aroma. going down, the taste teeters between a bit of spice and a bit of fruit, almost rocking between the two. aftertaste is mildly sweet with a twinge of alcohol.

Mouthfeel on this is excellent. it has such a flowing, gentle quality. you cannot detect carbonation as bubbles at all, it's just smooth. it is just a tad bit thin feeling on the tip of my tongue after the beer has been swallowed, but, this isn't supposed to be a thick beer.

All in all, another excellent offering by Hacker-Pschorr. Get some.

trancefishy, Dec 04, 2004
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 blackie
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge white head out of the bottle. I can smell the hefe already. Color is a light brown, dark amber; somewhat cloudy. Smells of yeast, overripe banana (alot of it), banana bread, some spice and brown sugars. Highly carbonted, very refreshing and smooth mouthfeel. Taste is of banana, wheat, and some spiciness. Finishes with a lingering fruity, sweet spiciness.

blackie, May 31, 2005
Photo of Derek
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the Hackerhaus in Munich.

A: Murky, brownish-orange, off-white head, excellent retention and lace. Couldn't be better.

S: Banana bread.

T: Bready malt, banana, sweet caramel. Well-rounded and smooth, but not exceptional.

M: Moderate body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good.

Derek, Apr 05, 2006
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.