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

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

470 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
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 BlakeAJurgens
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice three finger head on the pour; a dark burnt orange color flirting with brown and red depending on the lighting. Bubbling at the surface following the slow subsiding of the head. Cloudy like a good Dunkleweizen should be.

S - like the Hefeweizen, the aroma of this Weissbier is by no means strong, although the smell that does arise is very good. A nice wheaty smell with citrus overtones and a hint of malt; regrettable that the smell is not slightly stronger.

T - the one downside is the lack of heaviness which should be expected from a good dunkelweizen bier; a thicker consistency would do wonders here. That being said, the flavor is much more telling than the smell. Definitely a malty taste with an overtone of banana and citrus and undertones of malt and a wheat taste. Like the Hefeweizen by HP, the fruit flavor is strong and, at times, may flirt with being too strong at the sacrifice of the hops. Still a very enjoyable taste and like many wheat beers by HP consistently good to the last drop.

Mouthfeel: good carbonation levels; a nice tingle; could use a little more body to the beer but good enough where it would not detach from your enjoyment.

O - To be honest, I would love to give this beer closer to a 4 than a 3.5; it really is a smooth and enjoyable beer, but it lacks the intricacy and higher complexity a 4+ beer deserves. An enjoyable and present beer, but by no means a powerhouse.

Photo of bskrtz
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured cold into tall pilsner stein.

A) Shade lighter than cola. Small lacy head. Hazy but transparent.

S) Malty sweet. Mild alcohol. Fruity undertone.

T) Caramel, cooked malt. Mild, barely detectable hops. Smooth and uncomplicated

M) Carbonation fell quickly until noticably flat.

D) A good example of this category.

Photo of MDekker
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After pouring this out, I realized that it was bottled in March of 2007, 16 months ago. I'm hoping for the best.

My suspicions of age first arose when a massive head started to form. I poured it gently from there on out, into a pint glass. It looks nice - a brownish orange, full of haze, and while some of the off-white head dissipated, much remained. The nose is a little sour (again, suspicious), but very wheaty. The flavor isn't bad, but it isn't great - it's crisp, somewhat lemony, but otherwise mostly wheaty again. It's quite full in the mouth, while all the carbonations hanging around, so it feels good. I'm guessing that something's not quite right with this bottle, so overall this may not be a fair judge of this brew. I really liked their regular Weisse, but this one's letting me down, but maybe not of it's own fault.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The body looks like a brownish/orange color, but when held up to light all traces of brown disappear and are replaced by some nice orange, red, and rust hues. About a finger and a half of tan head has OK retention, but only leaves one or two spots of lacing behind.

The aroma has some slightly roasted darker malts in it, paired with a wheat twang and a bit of banana.

What I thought was a roasted character in the malt really subsides in the flavor. The dark malt takes on more of molasses character, paired with a slight wheat twang to it. Banana and a bit of clove come through also. The banana and clove are very balanced with the dark malts, making a tasty brew.

The mouthfeel is a bit creamy, fairly full. The carbonation is moderate.

Pretty drinkable beer, overall rather good.

Photo of BeerSox
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into weizen glass.

Dark burnt orange color with an off white thick head that slowly settles to a thin cap.

A sweet mix of wheat malt, brown sugar, and clove.

Twangy malts mix with a little bit of caramel. A light bitterness is also present. Medium bodied with good carbonation, and a tingly feel. The finish is lingering grain and clove.

I feel I have had better dunkel weizens that were a little smoother. Worth a try.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 12/2011. Oops.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a 2 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, spice, and some banana aromas. Taste is of wheat, spices, and caramel banana flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good dunkelweizen but I do think this one is past its prime at this point.

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass mug.

A- Pours a rich dark copper with a thick bubbly slightly tanish head. Cloudy only allowing some light penetration. Nice and healthy looking.

S- Hints of spice, slight bubblegum, banana as well as a slight yeasty estheryness. slight caramel/chocolate/candy notes as well.

T- Starts off with a nice sweet candy/ banana start leading into a slightly sweet finish. Slightly spicy near the end. Some dark fruit notes are present. Has a nice complex breadyness to it.

M- Well carbonated with a light mouth feel.

O- Not to impressed at first but after giving it a look over it really is delicious and very drinkable.. Somewhat watery tasting when warm. It tastes much better cold. . Very session-able. Would not necessarily buy again unless I was drinking with someone who only likes wheats.

Photo of shirfan
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Definitely the ugliest beer I have ever poured, but I mean that as a compliment. A murky translucent brown, tannin-laden-runoff looking brew, with a large persistent head.

Smell is mild, but dominated by cloves, wheat, and yeast.

Taste follows suit; light in body, but a nice wheat zing. Hints of roasted grain, cloves, and a typical squeaky-clean wheat beer finish. Slightly sweet.

This would be great filling an oversized stein... but for pure shock value, a clear glass in a room full of swill-lager drinkers would be classic.

Photo of woemad
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at the Alpine Deli in Spokane.

Poured a cloudy dark orange color. Lighter than I expected a dark wheat beer. Big, creamy looking white head. Slight lacing.

Smell was grainy and sweet. The sweetness reminds me of brown sugar.

Taste was of mild, brown sugar sweetness and a grainy "earthiness" from the wheat. Not too much going on here, but it certainly doesn't taste bad.

Mouthfeel is a little thin. Definitely more light-bodied than I would have thought, and I wasn't exactly expecting an imperial stout here.

This is perfectly drinkable, but a little on the plain side. This didn't compare favorably with the Franziskaner version of this style that I had last night. Still, it's not bad, just not worth seeking out.

Photo of megahurts4
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark

Appearance: light brown, small head, and good lacing.

Smell: wheat, spices, and banana.

Taste: wheat, cloves, subtle banana, and faint hops.

Mouthfeel: medium-light and smooth.

Overall:
This isn't a bad dark wheat beer. The flavors are well balanced and plentiful without being watery.

Photo of Atlas1
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy copper apricot color with vibrant hues of yellow and orange mixed in together. Big, thick white head on top with a long shelf life. It eventually settles down a bit but remains a steady half-inch in depth. The nose is strong banana and clove. Very wheaty, but also with heavy fruit content. Bready too. Some spices - maybe nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste is very pleasant. Subdued wheat beer flavor with noticeable banana and citrus taste. Again, nutmeg and maybe some cinnamon. Green apple with pear and light strawberry. Tangy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is tingly, as this sucker contains a lot of carbonation. But it mellows out over time.

I like this beer. Not as much as the Hacker-Pschorr hefe-weizen, though. Still, it's a totally drinkable session beer if you're in the mood for a dunkel. I think it would go very well with a grilled pork chop with apple slices.

Photo of BeerManDan
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy caramel in color with a light brown foam that cling's to the glass. Taste is a hint of banana with little wheat flavor. Not what I expected in a dark weisse. It is just an average dark weisse beer. I've tasted better and worse. It is smooth and flavorful, but, still lacking for a wheat beer!

Photo of Romulus141
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Weisse Glass

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, amber brown. From an aggressive pour, the head is strong and foamy. The head will dissipate over time, but a ring remains and some light foam on top of the beverage. Lacing on the edges of the glass are present.

Smell: Deep, sweet, and full of wheat aromas. The sweet smell is apparent when one is drinking this brew, but it is not overpowering. This is quite pleasant to just smell.

Taste: Sweet and full of wheat. The aftertaste is sweet at first, and then the wheat taste takes over. There is no bitterness to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Not thick. The beer is slick as it travels down one's throat. It does not have the oily texture of macrobrews, even though it is not as thick as an ale or stout. There is body to this, and it is not intrusive.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable. I could enjoy many of these in one session. It quenches the thirst, and is not so thick that it fills one up. Enjoyable, and I would have more.

Overall, this reminds me of Franziskaner Dunkel, although the Franziskaner is better.

Photo of hero27
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Hazy chestnut brown...tight-knit head of foam.
Aroma contains plenty of cloves and various spices, as well as an assortment of toasted malts.
The flavor rounds out much the same, with a more roasted aspect to the rich malt.
Well carbonated and finishes smooth. Certainly a beer I could drink more often.

Photo of mschofield
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy leather brown with a huge four finger bubbly pillowy white head, even in the proper glass. Leaves a ring of lace at the top, but sparse thereafter.
Banana and clove aroma with a touch of apple.
Toasted malt, banana, wheat and caramel tastes. Bready a little tart.
Medium, "chewy" feel. It's an easy drinker.

Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Creamy smooth, sharp wheat and cocoa prominent in nose, medium mouthfeel. Frothy head and some lace. Some cinnamon spice and banana and mostly malts. Understated carbonation. Good with fish. Drinkable. Wouldn't seek out, but an appropriate summer beer.
Had on tap a few months later at Smokeless, much more carbonation which could be them. Fresher, more aroma, so I upgraded my review.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Translucent, murky caramel color. Large off white, foamy head with great retention. No lace.

Smells like apricot, plum and cloves.

Tastes sweet like the black spots on bananas with nutmeg. Clove and a yeasty snap with swallow. Spicy on the tongue, albiet a little thin. I'm down with anything that tastes like bananas.

Photo of bditty187
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered apple cider in appearance (hazy, brownish hue), aside from the massive off-white head of three fingers in height, it was slow to collapse to a loose cap of bubbles. Minimal lace. The nose has a pretty good dose of spicy-cloves, bread, bubblegum (which is oddly hollow). Fair potency. On the palate, the clove influences is noticeable but dull, spicy upfront. In the middle, malty, lightly toasty… clean and enjoyable, the finish is quick and refreshing, the carbonation is high and very cleansing, almost too much so. Only a kiss of spice lingers. Medium body. I’d like to taste more yeast, bread, bananas, etc… without my “beer thinking cap on” I would find little fault in this beer. Very drinkable… a nice Dunkel-Weisse. Try one.

1 pint, 9 oz. bottle, $3.00 in Omaha.

Photo of nmyers
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am sampling this beer out of a 12 oz bottle and into a mason jar. It has a nice dark amber color to it with a nice white 1/2" head on it. The aroma of this beer is very malty with a touch of banana and maybe some clove. Tasting this beer was a joy it has a disticnt malt taste with a touch of sweet candy sugar and some banana flavor as well. This is a very drinkable beer smooth on the palate, but it has a slight bite at the end. The bite doesn't linger though.

Photo of Samp01
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brown amber with a slowly fading beige head. Aroma and tat of wheat, some mild banana notes and grass, light caramel, yeast flavors as well. A medium body with mild carbonation. The finish the same as taste with a bit of a nutty yeast ending, mild wheat flavor. An enjoyable brew

Photo of tgbljb
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cluady copper color with imprerssive white creamy head. Sparse lacing.
Smell is very light,but a mild fruitiness can be detected. Also some banana present.
Taste is dark fruity, spicy and malty.
Finishes with a slight dryness, but mostly sweet malt.
A nice easy drinking refreshing beer.

Photo of beerguy101
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown color, large foamy head. Aroma is spicy and slightly yeasty. Medium bodied German Wheat. Malty and spicy. Lighter taste, yet lots of flavor. Yeasty and citrusy. Nice taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Very drinkable beer.

Photo of rtepiak
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a subtle dunkelweizen of a lot of flavors but little boldness. come forthright a tad sweet. good look... my pour was like the pictures. nose is of citrus and crisp yeast. palate is mild sweet wheat malt. and apple toasty in there somewhere. some apple pie... but very discrete... coriander finish...

Photo of BogleHill
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice hazy brown German beer with a good frothy light tan head. Goes to lacing. Nice even carbonation. The aroma is sweet and nutty. Flavor is very smooth, malty, nutty with a slight buttery finish. Banana too. Medium body and mouthfeel. Flavor is good, but a little "soft" in the finish. Still, a top-notch dunkelweizen.

Photo of Gusler
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a healthy deep amber color with a monstrous head, consistency is frothy, the lace voluminous sheets that cling very tightly to the glass both pleasant beige color. The malted grain and wheat tones show through and give the nose a fresh bread aroma, caramel, also somewhat sweet to the senses.
Begins malt sweet, the top middling in mouth feel, the finish tart, somewhat astringent, the hops powerful they strike your “Taste Buds”, dry lingering aftertaste. Quite a quaffable beer that is well worth the effort to find and sample.

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.