Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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4.47/5 rDev +12%
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.
09-11-2002 21:00:31 | More by zerk
3.78/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
04-09-2008 16:37:42 | More by Nipitato
3.48/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
10-29-2008 01:22:29 | More by kinger
3.33/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
04-30-2004 05:32:51 | More by Beastdog75
2.93/5 rDev -26.6%
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.
06-22-2002 23:40:48 | More by jreitman
3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
11-22-2010 00:38:38 | More by BobZ
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
02-13-2007 03:53:16 | More by dfried
4.33/5 rDev +8.5%
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!
09-26-2002 18:41:53 | More by yen157
3.43/5 rDev -14%
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.
11-20-2004 07:52:27 | More by IceAce
3.85/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
06-07-2005 04:56:31 | More by Brian700
4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
03-13-2003 15:36:55 | More by AudioGilz
4.53/5 rDev +13.5%
Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark pours a classic suede brown from a 500ml dark brown glass bottle. Light tan head went to well over three fingers. Nose is a spicy wheat malt with just a hint of alcohol
A refreshing toasted wheat malt sour is first to greet the palate, then waves of clove and banana cover everything with a delicious carbonated repast.
Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark looks good and tastes good, and I am sure its good for you as well!
03-24-2005 00:34:45 | More by BeerBob
3.1/5 rDev -22.3%
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.
05-12-2012 01:36:52 | More by DocJitsu
4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Poured with yeast...of course. Color is a hazy, iced tea, brown. An ecru head that pours huge but settles to a modest cap.
S: Banana, clove & bread notes.
T: Tastes like liquid banana bread. I like this much more than the regular version of this beer. The extra malts or toasting of the grains that go into making this a dark version help amp up the taste. Nutty banana bread. Very nice.
M: Medium thin. A tad thinner than ideal. But a quick swirl regenerates a creaminess with a renewed head. Very peasant.
D: This is an great tasting beer. Not quite as good as Weihenstephaner's version, but very close. A great example of one of my favorite styles of beer. Getting this at 13 bucks a case was the deal of the year for me.
05-03-2011 07:49:24 | More by Brunite
4.38/5 rDev +9.8%
1 pint 9 oz brown bottle
Appearance: Brown with a firm full light beige head that holds well.
Smell: Aroma is of fruit, cloves and bananas galore.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste same as smell, with also caramel type malts and yeast. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with good carbonation. It finishes smooth, sweet and with a hint of alcohol.
Drinkability: This is my first German Dark Weisse and I love Hacker Pschorr . Very drinkable, especially in the warmer months. I am sold on this style and brand!
03-07-2007 00:52:24 | More by bushbeer75
3.7/5 rDev -7.3%
A-pours a cloudy muddy brown,until held to a light then it reveals some orange and ruby red highlights,on top sits a healthy layer of almond head that dissapates quickly leaving behind almost no lacing
S-fruity,cinnamon and cloves
T-sweet and malty start that fades rapidly into spices and banana,some wildberry tartness is also in the mix
M-light body(a bit thin),good carbonation,straight forward and soft
D-no fireworks here,but overall a very enjoyable Dark Wheat
04-10-2008 04:31:51 | More by orangemoustache
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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