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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 45
Gots: 6 | 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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dfried

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2007 03:53:16 | More by dfried
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yen157

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2002 18:41:53 | More by yen157
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BobZ

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 00:38:38 | More by BobZ
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IceAce

California

3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2004 07:52:27 | More by IceAce
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KGarrett

New York

5/5  rDev +25.6%

11-19-2011 01:22:03 | More by KGarrett
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sampling right now on 3/7/14. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 oz.) bottle. Bottle chiled down to 36 degrees F and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a dark copper-amber in color with a 2-finger off-white foamy head that settles along the top and sides. LOTS of sticky lacing is seen. The aroma is of yeast, caramel malts, wheat with a hint of spice. The taste is about the same with a good mild flavor that goes down very easy with a sweet finish. No bitter aftertaste. A super good brew!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 23:28:32 | More by BeerWithMike
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-11-2011 20:17:15 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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Brian700

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2005 04:56:31 | More by Brian700
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Phigg1102

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-19-2014 23:15:07 | More by Phigg1102
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outsider

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-11-2013 23:02:49 | More by outsider
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2003 15:36:55 | More by AudioGilz
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.6%

02-25-2013 00:25:24 | More by cclark67789
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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 it’s good for you as well!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2005 00:34:45 | More by BeerBob
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DocJitsu

California

3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 01:36:52 | More by DocJitsu
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weerezboy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-06-2013 21:58:38 | More by weerezboy
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BigBarley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-24-2012 10:57:59 | More by BigBarley
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2012 15:38:40 | More by wakajawaka76
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Brunite

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 07:49:24 | More by Brunite
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bushbeer75

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2007 00:52:24 | More by bushbeer75
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-02-2012 03:21:59 | More by Nutwood
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orangemoustache

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 04:31:51 | More by orangemoustache
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goz

Massachusetts

2.58/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured hazy brown, nice thick white head, slowly diminishing to a strong lace. Aroma seemed a little off, some sour smell, and something else that just smelled bad. Flavor was of strong banana, and then some strong sourness in the end, which stuck around on the palate for for too long. I wasn't impressed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2003 07:51:42 | More by goz
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umustdrink

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very dark mahogany brown color. Head is offwhite and fades to an eight inch, less than I would have liked to see. Minimal lacing.

S - Caramely biscuity malts with some rich yeasty flavor, hints of licorice.

T/M - Starts out with a sharp carbonation bite, medium consistency and a dark grape like malt and yeast flavor. Faintly caramely and bready. Not much else to say about that.

D - Overall an good tasting beer. Flavors are pretty simple but still very solid and traditional.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2007 05:55:04 | More by umustdrink
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hiikeeba

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours up amber with red highlights, A thick off white head dissipates slowly.

S - Sweet malts with caramel notes, and raisins in the background.

T - Sweet malt flavors, some caramel in the background. A hint of banana flavor in the finish.

M - Slightly thin, but well carbonated.

D - A very good beer. Two or three would be fairly easy.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 01:02:55 | More by hiikeeba
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MikalMick

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-08-2012 01:50:59 | More by MikalMick
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.