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

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very good

432 Ratings

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 47
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 yen157
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!

yen157, Sep 26, 2002
Photo of IceAce
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.

IceAce, Nov 20, 2004
Photo of KGarrett
5/5  rDev +25.3%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
5/5  rDev +25.3%

CaptJackHarkness, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of outsider
4/5  rDev +0.3%

outsider, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Brian700
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.

Brian700, Jun 07, 2005
Photo of AudioGilz
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.

AudioGilz, Mar 13, 2003
Photo of cclark67789
5/5  rDev +25.3%

cclark67789, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of BeerBob
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 it’s good for you as well!

BeerBob, Mar 24, 2005
Photo of DocJitsu
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.

DocJitsu, May 12, 2012
Photo of Brunite
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.

Brunite, May 03, 2011
Photo of weerezboy
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of bushbeer75
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!

bushbeer75, Mar 07, 2007
Photo of BigBarley
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

BigBarley, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Aisha, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of wakajawaka76
4/5  rDev +0.3%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of HookemHoos
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

HookemHoos, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of orangemoustache
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

orangemoustache, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of Nutwood
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Nutwood, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of MikalMick
4/5  rDev +0.3%

MikalMick, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of goz
2.58/5  rDev -35.3%

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.

goz, Jan 21, 2003
Photo of umustdrink
4.03/5  rDev +1%

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.

umustdrink, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of hiikeeba
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

hiikeeba, Feb 08, 2008
Photo of mcrawford
3.75/5  rDev -6%

mcrawford, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Sachsenfreude, Jan 14, 2012
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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