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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

276 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 276
Hads: 474
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 63
Gots: 19 | 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 metter98
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color and has some yellow hues along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that died down a bit, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bananas, clove and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of sweet malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has some nice complexities and is very easy to drink. It is a good representation of the style. (655 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

20oz pint at the Underground.

This beer appears a clear, bright bronzed amber hue, with one solid finger of tightly foamy, bordering on creamy beige head, which leaves some dense painted limestone wall lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of bready caramel malt, applesauce, a soft minerality, and understated earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more bready, cake-like roasted caramel malt, a slightly edgy wheaty graininess, a hint of banana chips, apple skins, weak clove/coriander spice, and weedy, earthy noble hops.

The bubbles are quite on the down-low, and nothing more, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, in a soft water sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the dark caramel malt and attendant semi-sweet breadiness holding sway, as the fruitiness and weak hops falter.

A decent dunkel, the sweetness definitely the star here, as outlined above. Good, overall, but the barest of upticks in ABV surely isn't enough to justify the hit to my tastebuds. Nice, but unfortunately readily forgettable. (1,043 characters)

Photo of fourstringer
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a flared hefe glass with a moderate hand. Best by 11/13 according to the bottle. Hmmmm. That's next month. I recently sucked down a sixer of Hacker Pschorr's regular Weisse offering, so I wanted to try the darker counterpart.

A: Attractive dark amber body. Surprising clarity. Slightly off-white head, about 3 fingers worth. Died down to a thin coat after about 3 minutes and hung around for the full glass. Light lacing.

S: Dark fruit, raisins and malt coupled with a lighter presence of typical hefe scents - banana, subtle spice. Yeast. Hitting the mark pretty well here.

T: Malt and sweet caramel notes up front with a smooth transition into fruity hefe flavors. Toasted bread. Very light bitterness - barely perceivable - on the finish. A wheat tartness develops in the aftertaste after a few gulps. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate to high carbonation. Bit prickly like a hefe. Body is somewhat lighter than I think the flavor profile calls for. Lacks the creaminess I enjoy in the style. Serviceable.

O: Tasty beer, but certainly not blowing me away. Perhaps a bit past its prime. I'm squeaking it in about a month before it's recommended date. Wish I had paid closer attention when I picked it up. I gave HP's Weisse very high marks, but this does not perform at quite the same level. Not bad though, I'll have to try it fresher.

Prost! (1,388 characters)

Photo of horshamguy
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a weizen glass (just like the one in the picture above)
A--Rich, hazy brown color with a thick, creamy head that fizzles off and doesn't really leave lacing. Looks exactly like you'd draw up a dunkle weiss.
S--Malty aroma, overall. Some banana and a trace of clove (less than I was expecting, at least). Some yeast/bready smells as well. Quite nice.
T--Follows the nose, mostly. A bunch of banana with some yeast/bread on top of that. Full malt with minimal hops, giving it a candy taste. A little dry at the end.
M--Rich & full. Carbonation gives it a refreshing feel and balances out the slight dryness.
O--This is the perfect example of the style. The Germans can really get a lot of mileage out of only four ingredients. Others would have to add a couple of ingredients to get this much of a varied flavor profile. (838 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a tall pilsner glass.

A: Pours a clear brown hue with a frothy 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass ending in a solid lace.

S: Sweet tart banana clove aroma.

T: Smooth, sweet, malt flavor with a middle fruitiness followed by the banana cloves. Finishes slightly dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Really good dunkelweizen – went down easy and smooth. (435 characters)

Photo of CreamCity
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass

S- Roasted malt, sweet

A- Dark red amber, rusty almost, thick cream colored head, looks warm and inviting, minimal lacing

T- Nutty, toasted wheat/bread

M- Slightly flat, medium feel, sits heavy, filling

O- Solid dunkel. Was expecting more depth or complexity. Felt slightly watered down. I'll chill the next one a bit. (346 characters)

Photo of iSip
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (539 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle pours a cloudy, light brown color with a fluffy tan head that fades quick and leaves a few streaks of lace.

Nose is hazelnuts, mild cocoa, cake batter and bananas foster. Interesting smell, I really dont get a whole lot of cloves or wheat strangely.

Taste shows more wheat than the nose and is crisp and light despite the color. The choco notes come out much more and the yeast is more nutty than clove and banana. Kinda nice for a switch up. I like it. The mouthfeel is nice and sooo easy to drink. Good stuff! (527 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy, muddy brown color. A dirty cream colored head sits on top, and holds up well with a hard pour. Minimal lacing. The beer smells sweet, bready, malty, and slightly sour. The taste is a reflection of the smell: sweet bready malts up front, with a lot of banana flavors and various fruit peels. The mouthfeel is fairly light.

Overall, and excellent German brew, this one. I could session this easily. (452 characters)

Photo of DocJitsu
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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. (323 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Wow mine does not look like the picture. Not very clear at all but head is a full inch and pillow like. Color is a deep brown almost brown ale looking beer.

S - Well I am glad that the second and third sniff's reviled less of a lager skunk but it does have a sort of metallic or "hard water" smell to it.

T - Thankfully the hard water taste is not existent, maybe a touch in the finish but it has a good body and mild lager yeasts clashing with dark fruit flavors.

M - Spot on for a dunkel it's medium but smooth.

Overall for a mass produced German beer this one is pretty close to style. Prost! (603 characters)

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
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. (837 characters)

Photo of soju6
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy dark bronze color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of banana, cloves and some spice and hint of malt sweetness.

T: Taste of mild chocolate sweetness, with some banana and bit of spice. Has a mild bitterness in the background and a dry finish.

F: fairly light body, smooth a slightly creamy and refreshing. very nicely balanced.

O: This is a good example of a Dunkelweizen. A relaxing beer that goes down way too easy. Well worth a try. (475 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (488 characters)

Photo of budgood1
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a clouded bronzish-brown colour with a thick, creamy dirty white head. pillowy head has some staying power, leaving some thin wisps of lace. cocoa aroma, with some wheat and clove notes. taste profile is typical of the style, lightly scented clove and some background banana punctuated by a cola and cocoa dark maltiness. yeast and floral hop spice adds just enough to be noticed. fairly balanced and easy going. medium bodied with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. nice drinkability, and would be even greater in a warmer season.

overall a definite winner and excellent for the style. yummy stuff! (601 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy auburn color topped by a marshmallow head; great retention and lacing

Smell: Wheat bread and bananas, with hints of clove

Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor profile is dominated by the wheat bread and banana flavors; by mid-palate, the tangy yeast adds an interesting dimension and the finish adds a bit of clove; nice tartness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; rather creamy; with a slightly prickly carbonation

Overall: A great example of a style that I really enjoy (514 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Simply clouded, dark amber body with a medium-small, ivory hued head fed by sporadic bubble streams.

Smell: Malty notes of caramel and toast with a vibrant banana scent (the latter coming through more so here than in the flavor), malted wheat, and a low, low spice hint.

Taste: Sweetish taste of caramel glazed toasted, thick-cut wheat bread topped with a bit of banana. Slight tanginess from the wheat malt. Modest clove-like spice accent. Very lightly bitter with no more than a gentle touch of hops. Drying, neutral finish as the flavors just drop off, scrubbed away by the active suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel.

Overall: As with the other Hacker-Pschorr beers I've had over the years, it's firmly just OK. (818 characters)

Photo of falloutsnow
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Next time:
From: BInny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Best by 2014-03-01 (drank 2014-02-12)
Glass: Weihenstephan weizen glass

Hacker Pschorr's dunkelweizen is not one of their stronger beers, being a bit thin in aroma and feel, but with an above-average, though still not top-tier, flavor.

Head of 2cm in height, good retention of several minutes, lingering cap atop body of beer. Lacing is good, not excellent, a few big patterns and some smaller dots cling to side of glass. Body is dark brown in color, light brings out golden orange and brown hues, with a bit of yellow around the edges. Carbonation visible through nearly opaque body (90% opacity), high in number and activity.

Aroma of very light caramel-like sweetness, some light bread, yeast, and vanilla. Pleasant enough, but not particularly expressive or deep. Above average, but just barely so.

Flavor is of mild toasted bread and nuts, light caramel-like sweetness, banana ester, and yeast. Flavors are moderately upfront and robust, but nothing stands out particularly strongly. Good, but not excellent; also, a bit watery in flavor around the edges.

Beer is medium-light in body, with medium-low carbonation, creating a lightly foamy (1/2) and smooth (1/2) mouthfeel. A bit too thin and undercarbonated for the style, this feels a bit watery around the edges of each sip. Closes dry, with medium-high stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

Bottle purchased at Beertopia, in Omaha, NE.
Best by 6/2011 on bottle (why did I buy this?)
Poured into a Weihenstephaner weizen glass.

Pours a fairly large, thick head composed of small bubbles. Peering at the body, I notice aggressive streams of carbonation and the opaque character; obviously unfiltered. Very dark copper brown in color away from light, when held up to a source, the body is a caramel brown color with orange highlights. Head descends in a few minutes, eventually becoming a 0.5cm cap atop the beer. Some lacing, mostly dots and streaks, are left along the sides of the glass.

Aroma of malt sweetness, some vanilla, bananas, not much clove.

Taste is largely of dark barley and wheat malt, with mildly expressive banana esters and some residual spicy clove phenols. I imagine this was much stronger and enjoyable fresh.

Beer is medium-bodied, with bit of wateriness around the edges. Carbonation level is high enough that this moves pleasantly along on the palate while sampling. Finish is pleasantly dry, inviting the next sip.

I know this was an old beer and I'm somewhat disappointed that I bought it, but did so because it's rarely seen in these parts. Will revisit again when I can find a fresh bottle. (2,641 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2011-11-27 in Columbia, PA

A - Very hazy , leather-brown with a 2-finger light tan head that fades to 1/2 finger quickly.

S - Lots of clove, some banana, touch of apple cider sweetness.

T - Delicious. The roasted, sweet malt mixes with the banana and clove, conjuring again the illusion of fresh-pressed apple cider. Of course, unlike cider, this dries nicely and pretty clean.

M - Medium body and high carbonation give a cleansing and thirst quenching feel.

O - I just finished a vigorous 15-mile hike and sat down to enjoy this beer. It tasted great and sure is a nice start to replacing the electrolytes I crave (see the movie Idiocracy if you don't get this joke). (685 characters)

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

App- It has a honey brown body and a half finger of soapy head. There is a good amount of lacing. This is an attractive beer.

Smell- This one has a leathery, roasted malt scent. There are also earthy herbal notes in it, makes for an interesting nose!

Taste- Wow, I was not expecting such a citrus taste. Is this really lemon and orange in here? It mixes with that same earthy herbal hop noted in the nose. The finish brings out a floral taste too. For such a dark beer, there is little malt character involved.

Mouth feel- This is between a medium and light body. It is just a little bit fizzy. This is about perfect for the flavor profiles.

Overall- An interesting beer for sure, but really, it is 98% hefe and 2% dunkle. Find yourself a good hefe and go with that. (774 characters)

Photo of JMD
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy dark carmel color with big frothy head that fades slowly.

S: Great aroma. Bubblegum and ripe bananas. Hints of clove and spice. Very nice.

T: Sweet carmel malt. Yeasty with hints of light spice. Some banana and toasted wheat. Light hops as it finishes.

M: Low carbonation, slightly watery.

D: This is a very good dunkelweizen, and a perfect great example of the style. I could drink these all night. (417 characters)

Photo of emmasdad
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brilliant orange/amber color, with a smallish beige colored head. A little spicy on the nose, with a bit of caramel, some cereal and rye bread. On the palate, this one is sweet, crisp, gingerbread, mint and medium bodied, with some caramel, toasted malt and cereal. (274 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tapped into its own custom weizen glassware.

Appearance - Very cloudy brown body. Tan one finger head with decent retention.

Smell - Banana. Mild spice. Sweetish.

Taste - Smooth. Corny. Minimal wheatiness.

Mouthfeel - Smooth body as well. Crisp. Very effervescent carbonation breaks up and compliments the creaminess.

Overall Drinkability - Creamy. Smooth. No off elements. Has interesting point like the effervescent carbonation. I like. (443 characters)

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a 300 ml weizen glass. The color is a cloudy, deep caramel. Two fingers of eggshell/slightly tanned head dissipated slowly to leave a thick ring around the edge and a thin lacing.

Smell: All the hallmarks of a dunkelweizen: the fruits (ripe banana and apple), the yeast, the cloves, the bread, the bubblegum, and a little caramel and cocoa to make it dark.

Taste: Orgasmic, and the definition of the style. It brings the usual hefeweizen qualities from the aroma (banana, apple, bubblegum, yeast, bread, and spice), and also offers toasted malts, which offer caramel, toffee, and cocoa.

Drinkability: Yowza. This is an incredible brew. I think this may be one of the best dunkelweizens I have ever had. (729 characters)

Photo of HopsKeepDroppin
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Pours a nice cloudy brown/amber color. Nice khaki head on the top that laces well

S- Roasted malts with a hint of banana

T- You can taste the chocolate malt and roasted malt mixed with a heavy dose of wheat

M- Creamy and silky making it very drinkable

O- Very drinkable without being over-powering on any front. I would definitely recommend this to someone that doesn't normally like "darker beers." (444 characters)

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.