Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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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
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
I've never liked the dunkel weizens as much as a good ole hefe, but this is pretty good. Heck, I like it better than Hacker-Pschorr's normal hefe. It tastes of dark bread and light toffee without any edge. Very very smooth with a touch of banana and clove. A heck of a drinker.
06-15-2007 02:11:24 | More by tempest
3.38/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
06-27-2007 01:01:58 | More by jdhilt
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
02-18-2009 04:52:56 | More by DoubleJ
3.2/5 rDev -19.6%
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.
03-30-2009 01:37:05 | More by BARFLYB
3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
A. Poured from a 17 oz bottle into a beer mug. Appears light brown with a chunky head and some nice lacing.
S. Wheat is in the forefront with some herbal hops in the background.
T. Pretty well balanced here, some wheat is there, not so much banana tasting as some others have reported. Instead the hop bitterness shines through with an almost lemony twang.
M. Pretty smooth and good going down.
D. Fairly drinkable and made for sessions.
06-21-2008 14:13:14 | More by Stinkypuss
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
On-tap at Beer Bistro, in Toronto.
Maybe it's the shape of the glass, who knows, but I don't think any style runs the colour gradient better than Dunkelweizens. At its top, the beer is a somber, sandy brown colour but by its bottom it's a glowing, brightly kindled orange. The head, although sticky and relatively large, is just a tad undersized for a German wheat beer.
When you're talking German Weisse beers - and this is true whether it's Hefeweizen, Weizenbock or Dunkelweizen - that beer's not worth the bottle it's been poured from unless it has at least three things: a thick, mousy, long-lasting head; a good dose of yeasty phenols and esters; and a refreshing and smooth creamy effervescence.
I've already spoken to the first point (the head is acceptable) and the aroma is just that too. The phenols and esters are moderate but backed by complimenting notes of spicy grainy malts, pumpernickel loaf, a mineral-y character and hints of milk chocolate. I'm reminded that sometimes language is of no use to describe the smellable world.
The flavours are a little easier to capture in words, in part because they are so easily discerned. Along with the substantial graininess, which with its light spiciness bares a striking resemblance to rye malt, there is also very perceivable notes of bubblegum and banana as well as lucid hints of granola, toffee and dark fruits.
As for the last item on our checklist, yes, this has that characteristically creamy, full mouthfeel and buzzing, go-getter carbonation. As with all wheat beers, this kind of carbonation can be a godsend with greasy food. The texture is chewy but is well equipped with a savory, well tempered (no fiery, peppery sensation) clove-like piquancy.
Hefeweizens are fantastically suited to hot and sunny days because they are such easy going, refreshing beers; Dunkelweizens sort of carry that same affability over into the cooler, darker evening setting of those same kind of days by adding that extra bit of colour and malty richness. Of course, they're also good at every other time of day, too!
06-11-2010 14:00:54 | More by biegaman
4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
A: Pours a really dark and cloudy ruby red with a 2+ finger light beige head.
S: a good yeasty presence of bananas, cloves, and baked bread with underlying notes of dried fruit.
T: a nice roastedness to it, with dark fruit and yeasty bananas, and clove hints. The palate is bready with a touch of dry chocolate malt. There was a nice spiciness as well dried caramel on the finish.
M: light and creamy with some fizziness from the active carbonation.
D: Oveall a well rounded dark wheat that was balanced quite nicely and drank clean. Really nice experience.
09-07-2008 13:32:29 | More by beerthulhu
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
Pours a hazy reddish brown, huge off white head forms, great retention, and great lacing, really looks fantastic. Smell is sweet, little bit of roast, caramel, banana/clove, wheat. Taste is sweet and toffeelike, chocolate, banana and clove, some citrus, very nice and chewy. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with high carbonation, very refreshing and flavourful.
08-23-2006 00:58:36 | More by Viggo
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
Had this on tap. Beautiful color. Murky and muddy. Copper/bronze tones. Aroma consist of vanilla bean and banana. Taste is very nice. The predominant taste that I pick up is vanilla. There's a nice malt presence too. Hop notes are absent. And some of the other typical weizen characteristics that are present include cloves, tartness and phenolic character. Very nicely done.
05-19-2002 20:27:47 | More by Bighuge
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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