Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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3.65/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
07-10-2005 04:43:44 | More by Sammy
3.6/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
04-14-2012 06:47:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.4/5 rDev -14.6%
Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.
Pour brings a somewhat-muddy light caramel brew that isn't terribly hazy. Off-white head with a bit of lacing and not too much retention. The nose brings some light dark malts and even a hint of chocolate along with clove and a bit of banana. The taste doesn't offer too much more and is a bit plain--it's almost as if the malt was to be the focus in this beer rather than the yeast. Mouthfeel is fairly light with a touch of carbonation. Drinks decently enough, but there was nothing really getting me to finish the bottle.
02-22-2011 00:34:41 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
12-24-2013 22:26:31 | More by metter98
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
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
02-02-2012 21:27:52 | More by brentk56
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
07-14-2006 17:06:02 | More by BEERchitect
3.38/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
01-12-2012 19:42:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Had this at the Lucky Dog Saloon today a nice find on tap,pours a murky brown almost tea-like with a big fluffy head that becomes more creamy as it settles.Aroma is lightly smokey and very spicey and anisy with a nice amount of clove thrown in,the taste hits with a bubble gum flavor at first with a nice subtle spicieness to it.A nice flavorful beer,Iam becoming more hip to this style of beer because of brew like this,well done.
01-26-2004 20:09:37 | More by oberon
4.2/5 rDev +5.5%
A - Poured out a brown color with a tan hue at the bottom of the glass. It had a big, foamy, tan head with big bubbles that slowly receded.
S - It smelled nutty and of wheat and sweet malt. There was also a subtle cherry aroma.
T - The nut and wheat flavor were balanced by a biscuity malt flavor. There was a sweet citrus kick at the back of the tongue.
M - It was smooth and soft. A light to medium-bodied beer.
D - This is a great tasting Dunkel. I've only seen it one place and I only grabbed one - a decision that I regret.
08-29-2008 21:46:39 | More by zeff80
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
12-13-2013 02:03:01 | More by biboergosum
3.9/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a decent on the glass.
S: The aroma is of wheat, caramelized dark malts, some spice and a touch of hops.
T: The taste has sweet flavors of caramel and bananas up front with a touch of spice in the background. Then a bready wheat flavor and a hearty malt character come in. The hops presence is mild as it should be in this type of beer and is strong enough to bring some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer with flavor and substance that is worth drinking for a while.
02-07-2010 04:23:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.25/5 rDev -18.3%
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)
05-13-2006 04:02:09 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: rosy, cloudy, beneath a lush, looming, lovely dollop of a creamy, puddingesque head.
Aroma: creamy, clovey, there's the banana, too, with a whiff of other tropical fruits, sensuous, arousing, inherently likable.
Great grit and grab on the palate with first sip, nice blitz of hops, followed by lush, mellow malt. Great body, long, lingering finish, persistent flavor. Smooth, and very easy on the tongue, Goes down the gullet nice as a dream.
A good dunkel-weisse is a wonderful thing, and Hacker's is a sterling example.
10-18-2004 06:00:07 | More by feloniousmonk
4.15/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured into a stange glass. Beer is brown and hazy with a thick head that falls away leaving very little lacing on the glass. Carbonation moderate. Looks OK.
Aroma is pretty banana-y, I like it.
Beer is medium bodied and really creamy, a very good beer. Finishes nicely, not dry. Good fruit flavors on the midpalate, a really good dunkelweiss, even if its misspelled.
11-05-2010 01:51:45 | More by drabmuh
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It boasts of wheat and caramel malts. It has a average wheat scent with an intense caramel odor. The taste is good. It has a strong dark wheat flavor with a honey type finish. It has a light caramel taste that mixes well and finishes smooth and sweet. The mouthfeel is excellent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation; just right. This dunkel drinks great. It has a smooth taste that goes down easy.
02-28-2004 03:18:01 | More by WesWes
4/5 rDev +0.5%
First had: bottle from [some random liquor store]
"Tastes like cake," a friend once told me. I don't know about that. Well, maybe a little. But I do know this was my favorite beer for about a year back in the day.
Pours hazy brown with a nice off-white head that recedes fairly quickly. Caramel and bread in the aroma (cake?). Similar taste with caramel maltiness up front, some breadiness and earth, some light spice, and an acidic wheat-beer bite. Overall rather smooth, with a medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
05-09-2011 17:37:21 | More by Rifugium
4.33/5 rDev +8.8%
Bottled on 08.06 -- Poured into HP Weizen glass.
I have to say that usually a beer is better on-tap. But, in this case, the beer is just as good, if not better in the bottle. Nice mix of banana-clove and caramel with other candyish malts. Nice malt/yeast balance. Delicious and easily drinkable. See my review of it on-tap (two reviews down).
02-01-2007 23:10:44 | More by jwc215
3.35/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
08-25-2008 04:57:35 | More by Halcyondays
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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