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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

446 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 50
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 KevChiTown
4/5  rDev +0.3%

KevChiTown, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

DeadeyeOTDO, Wednesday at 04:27 AM
Photo of slowdaddy
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Stunner97
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- beautiful look off the pour, just a great thick frothy foamy head, Lots of small bubbles rapidly stream fast up the glass, dark cloudy murky brown with even bits of sediment to be clearly seen, just beautiful look,

Smell- yeast and wheat, slight banana and other sweet malty aromas to be noticed, enjoyable but not overwhelming nose

Taste- nice banana, clove, yeast, wheat, slight malt sweetness, but maintains a nice balance and does not become over the top sweet, very nice and refreshing long finish,

Mouthfeel- Very light and crisply refreshing, very smooth mouth feel with nice carbonation

Drinkability- extraordinary drinkablity, i could drink this all nite long, very thirst quenching and well balanced, really nice finish and flavor, very great example of the style,

Stunner97, Jan 19, 2010
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 BeerAngel
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear amber tea color with a ‘massive’ cream colored head. As hard as I tried, I could not keep the head controlled. But that’s okay too ;-) It has a very nice wheat aroma with cloves being the next in line to dominate the smell. Very nice! I’ve waited some time now, and the head is still 3 fingers and holding. I guess I’m going to have a cream colored mustache. The taste is a nice tart wheat flavor with mild but well-balanced hops and tapers into cloves, wheat, and light yeast to finish each swallow. Very nicely done! This complex brew is light to medium bodied and finishes with a light dry clove flavor left on the tongue. I will have this brew again! Prosit!

BeerAngel, Apr 10, 2003
Photo of Pauly2X
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy hazelnut orange, one and a half finger head.

S- Banana, nutmeg and caramel.

T- Spicy, caramelized banana up front lending way to a solid malty backbone where a slight touch of noble hops pop up ever so slightly before the end.

M- Just about right, very light without feeling watery.

D- I'll prolly grab it again.

A fine example of the style. There's enough going on, but not so much that you can't just sit back and enjoy.

Pauly2X, May 06, 2008
Photo of jmbranum
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm tasting this tonight as part of a comparison tasting of 3 Dunkel Heffeweisens.

Medium head on a brew that is dark brownish-orange.

On the sweetish side of a dunkel heffeweizen, with a mix of apple and orange, spices and a tiny bit of caramel notes.

I think it would be better with more of a hop bite or maybe a tinge more of tartness.

jmbranum, May 08, 2006
Photo of cyrenaica
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz draft
5.3% ABV

I tried this beer on November 1, 2007 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto. The beer was a brownish colour with a thick tan coloured head that lasted throughout the beer. The aroma was malt, caramel, and apple flavours. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was a mixture of malt, and apple.

cyrenaica, May 12, 2008
Photo of BobZ
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Weihenstephaner Weissebier Glass.

Appearance: Dark amber/brown, very little head and little lacing. Darker than any dunkle I've had to date.

Smell: Sweet malty aroma, caramel malt dominates, no real scent of banana or clove that you might expect.

Taste: Sweet caramel malt, some spice, delicious and unique and honestly unexpected for a weissebier.

Mouth feel: Smooth, well carbonated.

Drinkability: Drinkable, nice flavor.

BobZ, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of cjac
4/5  rDev +0.3%

cjac, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of claytri
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a nice golden brown with a fine tan head that left a good lace. The aroma is of sweet malt flavors with a hint of fire. Then when it hits the tounge you get the full effect of the gently fired malt. There is no hint of hops and the finish is nicely rounded with a cherry taste and a nicely tart back end. The beer is smooth, oily, and just a little bubbly. I'm glad I bought a 6 pack of this beer as I would hate to only drink one at a time. A nice filling dark wheat is always a good find and this definately meets that mark.

claytri, Apr 25, 2004
Photo of zerk
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown with a thick foamy head. The head eventually settles to about 1/4 inch, and leaves a trail down the glass. Full of banana and spice esters in both aroma and flavor, with a toasted bread malt. A touch of nut in the flavor as well. Slightly thin bodied, with medium carbonation. This is a very good dunkel weiss, something I like to come back to often.

zerk, Sep 11, 2002
Photo of Nipitato
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Pours with a moussy thick 1 inch + head that dissipates to a nice topping. Dark copper hue. Hazy and opaque.

S: Well balanced between clove and banana aromas. Grainy. Slight metallic aroma - I have no clue where that is coming from.

T: Base is built around grainy sweet malt flavor with caramel hightlights. Clove flavors outweigh the lighter banana and bubblegum flavors.

MF: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Not particularly fluffy or full.

D,notes: I love a good dunklewizen - this one is pretty good but nothing spectacular. The moutfeel was kind of lacking in this one but this did not really hurt drinkability.

Nipitato, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of Beastdog75
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The dunkel-weizen seems to be one of the less common styles of German wheat beer available here in America. Hacker-Pschorr is a brewery that sure knows their wheat beers, but I have to say I was a little bit disappointed with their dunkel-weizen offering. After trying their regular weisse and even their kristall-weisse, this one pales in comparison to both.

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark (as the American labelled version reads) pours a light hazy brown color with a decent off-white head that lasts for about 3 minutes. A very nice smell eminates from the brew, with the classic hefe scents immediately noticable (yeasty spices and banana) along with some roasted malt notes, chocolate and caramel. The mouthfeel is thin and moderately carbonated. The first few sips are just about right, with the aforementioned "classic" hefe flavors present (banana and spices) along with the roasted malt notes. A generic fruitiness is also present. A low-moderate dryness pops up in the finish. After the first few sips, this beer started seeming watery to me, and ended up tasting like a normal, watered down hefeweizen to me. I don't know if this brew wears out the tastebuds quickly or what. (BTW, this was my first brew of the night and was served at cellar temperature). The finish is quite clean with just some wheat-cracker notes and very light spices lingering, and it finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

If a normal hefe, this would have been average, but I expected more out of this dunkel-weisse. Not a bad beer, but just a bit disappointing.

Beastdog75, Apr 30, 2004
Photo of kinger
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice blend of mellow wheat and caramel malt with mild banana and spices. Rather good brew. Nice copper/amber pour clouded with the swirled yeast from the bottom of the bottle, big thick head and moderate lacing. Mouthfeel is a touch thin and watery which sure detracts from the nice aroma and very good flavor.

kinger, Oct 29, 2008
Photo of jreitman
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I did not like this beer all that much as the flavor was a little off to me. The appearance was nice with a hazy brown color and a good amount of head. Odors of bananas and grains. Flavor profile had some cloves, bananas and a dominant flavor that I could not identify but was not really keen on. I will probably try another bottle from another store to see if it is better, but overall I was a bit disappointed.

jreitman, Jun 23, 2002
Photo of dfried
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep coppery orange, with just a little yellow at the edges, thin off white head that lasted well as a cap. Aroma is full of banana and some spicy clove, some chocolatey, bready yeast. Quite a bit of banana in the taste too, banana bread like. More lemony zest shows up as it warms too. Mouthfeel might have been a bit lighter than some dunkels, easy to drink.

Verdict: this beer is very true to style, a fine dunkel weizen. No flavors are too extreme, wouldn't call it the best I have tried of the style, but it's pretty good, and very sessionable.

dfried, Feb 13, 2007
Photo of yen157
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper colored and slightly cloudy from yeast, this beer smelled a lot like banana-nut bread, full of banana esters, a bit nutty, and a little toasted bread. Also, there was a hops aroma coming from the big fluffy head that floated before me.

This is such an incredibly smooth beer to drink. Malt and banana were tasted, as well as toasted grains, maybe a little cocoa, and a slight, perfect amount of bitterness. The yeast in this was perfect! Great brew!

yen157, Sep 26, 2002
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

outsider, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of IceAce
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Explosive carbonation when transferred from the 12 Oz. bottle to a 0.5l beer-clean Weizen glass. The ruddy-orange body begins life with a four-finger rocky cap of foam of egg white consistency

Aroma: Smell is dominated by weizen yeast. Subsequent probing of the nose reveals, well, more yeast. Can't seem to find the banana or clove esters for which these beers are famous

Taste: Earthy malt greets the tongue with the finish a slowly fading mix of roasted malt and yeast. The finish is backed up with just enough hop to lend some semblance of balance

Mouthfeel: Nice full-bodied mouthfeel which leaves with a slick coating on the tongue and cheeks

Drinkability: Above average representation of the style which I'd never turn down...or seek out.

IceAce, Nov 20, 2004
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

CaptJackHarkness, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Brian700
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this one in a tall Hacker-Pschorr Weiss glass identical to the one in the pic of this beer. It pours a nice light brown with an off-white head. The smell is estery/bananas but is pretty mild. The taste is estery as well with kind of a dry yeasty flavor. The fruitiness of the esters gives it a refreshing quality. The mouthfeel could be better but overall not bad. I don't really notice a lack of good mouthfeel until I get about halfway through the beer. I tends to get a little watery about halfway through. I think overall it is a very drinkable beer. I would recommend trying this or any other of the Hacker-Pschorr brews. There is not a bad one that I have tried.

Brian700, Jun 07, 2005
Photo of AudioGilz
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours very cloudy burnt orange with an off-white fluffy head that is large and laces well. The aroma is sweet, grainy, yeasty, and some banana as well. It's a very smooth beer, medium bodied, zingy carbonation, malty sweetness, a little bit of hops in the finish. I really enjoy this style. I love hefe-weizens and this style is even more interesting to me. This beer is worth a try for sure.

AudioGilz, Mar 13, 2003
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.