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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

456 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 51
Gots: 12 | 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 santoslhalper
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: Pours an almost clear coper with a sizable foamy head. Little lacing and carbonation.

Smell: Smells almost entirely of malts. Chocolate and caramel are the most powerful smells.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The flavor of this beer is extremely unique. It tastes like dark fruits fused with cocoa and toffee. I must say I don't think I've experienced a beer like this one before, and I really enjoyed. The mouthfeel is slick and oily.

Drinkability and Overall: The thing I like so much about this beer is its unique flavor. It's complex and well balanced without being overwhelming on the taste buds. As for drinkability, I could continue enjoying these all night without a problem simply because of the great flavor.

Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just had my first one ever and I pretty much agree with everything that the previous reviewer said. Nice beer. Pretty refreshing. Nice complexity. Quite enjoyable. I especially liked the fruity banana notes mingled with the heavier chocolate notes.
I really enjoy these yeasty beers from southern Germany -- lots of character without being thick or syrupy. Dark malt toastiness mixed with the wheat lightness and the yeast tang make for a load of flavors. Yum!

Much better than I had expected from the rather unpleasant sounding name. (har har)

Photo of danielharper
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

A: Pours a dark orange, almost brown color with a very thick tan head. Some brown chunks of yeast fell from the bottom of the bottle into the glass -- I'm not knocking the presentation, but it deserves note.

S: Malty, slightly sweet. Almost like... chocolate? Nah, gotta be imagining things.

T: Citrusy, slightly orangey. Like a good hefeweizen, but with a very slight maltiness that helps to even out the beer. I'm liking it quite a bit.

M: Moderate mouthfeel, to-style for a hefe of dunkel.

D: I'm not always a big fan of dunkels, but I like this one. Good marks.

Photo of Atlas1
3.63/5  rDev -9%
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 BierReise
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium dark and cloudy with mammoth rocky head. Aroma is spicy with clove dominating over wheat malt and yeast. Medium bodied and smooth with no noticable bitterness. Flavor is of roasted wheat malt which is on the sweet side. Overall not a bad Dunkel.

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed/cloudy- amber/peach color, generous frothy head, & sheet lace upon the glass. The aroma that I noticed first was that smoke smell, earthy grainy malt, the start is sweet, the middle is medium, as is the carbonation, & the finish is faintly hopped, dry, acidic & overall a pretty decent beer for the the type. I myself can do w/o it, mostly due to the aroma. There are many other Dunkle Weizens I much better perfer then this one.

Photo of slowdaddy
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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,

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.

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!

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.

Photo of booga73
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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.

Photo of cjac
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.