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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

275 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 275
Hads: 472
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 60
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-17-2001

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a muddy dark brown with a huge light beige fluffy head. Aroma of wheat, clove, banana, brown bread. Flavor of banana, wheat, brown bread, hint of chocolate malt. (168 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Tap and Growler here in Eugene.

It's hard to imagine a better dunkel weissen, frankly. The nose offers up considerable spice and dark fruits, which is replicated very nicely on the palate. Add to that a completely reasonable abv., and it's hard for me to pass this by, whenever I see it on the tap list. Just an excellent, well crafted dunkel from this always reliable German brewery. (402 characters)

Photo of are_doubleyou
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: The beer pours with a nice foamy head that slowly dissipates into a fine lace. The color description "burnt orange" seems best here. Held up to the light it appears dark orange and away from the light it appears a dark amber. The beer is also very hazy and retains a good number of small bubbles. Nigh perfect for a dunkelweizen.

S: The beer smells creamy with subtle notes. I smell roasted caramel, banana and spices. A bit weak, but what is there is very inviting.

T: The beer starts very smooth, almost creamy and full of rich roasted caramel notes that match the banana and clove notes very nicely. It is both sweet and bitter. An incredibly well balanced beer. The finish is far from clean and leaves you with some of the taste lingering on your palate.

F: The beer is very rich and creamy with a moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel also lingers on after you swallow each sip. Quite delightful.

O: A great example of the dunkelweizen style and a target for any homebrewed dunkelweizens that I attempt. It might well be my favorite example of the style as it exemplifies the the balance between smooth and creamy, sweet and bitter, light and roasted that I feel defines a dunkelweizen. I highly recommend this one.

This beer was poured from an 11.2oz bottle and enjoyed in a Erdinger World Cup weissbier glass at apx. 60F. (1,334 characters)

Photo of BigBry
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, enjoyed on a sunny afternoon at Wurst.
Orange brown, slightly hazed, with a 2 inch foamy tan head. Foam faded to a floating film
leaving small streaks of lace.
Smell is of wheat, a bit of yeast, spice, and some banana aromas.
Taste has all the same elements of wheat, spices, and caramel sweetness. Slightly smoky
(more than the Erdinger Dunkel).
This beer has a lower level of carbonation, finishes with a slightly crisp mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a very good dunkelweizen, too bad I have glanced over it before. (526 characters)

Photo of Samp01
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brown amber with a slowly fading beige head. Aroma and tat of wheat, some mild banana notes and grass, light caramel, yeast flavors as well. A medium body with mild carbonation. The finish the same as taste with a bit of a nutty yeast ending, mild wheat flavor. An enjoyable brew (294 characters)

Photo of glheinz
5/5  rDev +27.9%

This is the smoothest beer I have ever tasted. It also is sweet not bitter which turns me off.
It has a smooth creamy head that makes it even better. I compare it to 30 year old Scotch!
Try it, you will like it. Now if I could just find more like this. My local distributor did not order
enough so my local retailers are out of it. Need some near zip code 54914. (367 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
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! (478 characters)

Photo of BlakeAJurgens
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice three finger head on the pour; a dark burnt orange color flirting with brown and red depending on the lighting. Bubbling at the surface following the slow subsiding of the head. Cloudy like a good Dunkleweizen should be.

S - like the Hefeweizen, the aroma of this Weissbier is by no means strong, although the smell that does arise is very good. A nice wheaty smell with citrus overtones and a hint of malt; regrettable that the smell is not slightly stronger.

T - the one downside is the lack of heaviness which should be expected from a good dunkelweizen bier; a thicker consistency would do wonders here. That being said, the flavor is much more telling than the smell. Definitely a malty taste with an overtone of banana and citrus and undertones of malt and a wheat taste. Like the Hefeweizen by HP, the fruit flavor is strong and, at times, may flirt with being too strong at the sacrifice of the hops. Still a very enjoyable taste and like many wheat beers by HP consistently good to the last drop.

Mouthfeel: good carbonation levels; a nice tingle; could use a little more body to the beer but good enough where it would not detach from your enjoyment.

O - To be honest, I would love to give this beer closer to a 4 than a 3.5; it really is a smooth and enjoyable beer, but it lacks the intricacy and higher complexity a 4+ beer deserves. An enjoyable and present beer, but by no means a powerhouse. (1,421 characters)

Photo of ZoomanCru
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Weisse Dark – Dark Wheat (5.3%) - Hacker-Pschorr
☆☆☆

App: Pours dark amber to copper brown with a very nice two finger beige head that settles quickly, leaving a lot of high, stringy lacing. Overall retains pretty well, leaving a constant quarter inch head all the way down the glass.

Smell: Strong weisse yeast coming through, with hints of persimmon, banana, and clove. Malt body is pretty noticeable with some biscuit-like notes and hints of sweeter caramel malt. Some volatile phenols with a deep breath.

Taste: Fairly mild in flavor overall. Not nearly as pronounced in its esters as many lighter wheats. Flavors are much less pronounced as suggested by aroma. Slight hints of bread like wheatiness, as well as some sweet banana/clove flavors that are common to style. Malt and hops flavors are more up front in this style, with malts adding more caramelized and rich flavors. Hops come through in that this beer doesn't have the lingering sweetness of a lot of wheats.

Mouth: A little thin on body, though not watery. Carbonation is medium-high, but not stinging.

Home tasting, 11.2oz bottle into Snifter. 1/28/14. (1,137 characters)

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber in color and has some yellow hues along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that died down a bit, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bananas, clove and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of sweet malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has some nice complexities and is very easy to drink. It is a good representation of the style. (655 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

20oz pint at the Underground.

This beer appears a clear, bright bronzed amber hue, with one solid finger of tightly foamy, bordering on creamy beige head, which leaves some dense painted limestone wall lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of bready caramel malt, applesauce, a soft minerality, and understated earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more bready, cake-like roasted caramel malt, a slightly edgy wheaty graininess, a hint of banana chips, apple skins, weak clove/coriander spice, and weedy, earthy noble hops.

The bubbles are quite on the down-low, and nothing more, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, in a soft water sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the dark caramel malt and attendant semi-sweet breadiness holding sway, as the fruitiness and weak hops falter.

A decent dunkel, the sweetness definitely the star here, as outlined above. Good, overall, but the barest of upticks in ABV surely isn't enough to justify the hit to my tastebuds. Nice, but unfortunately readily forgettable. (1,043 characters)

Photo of fourstringer
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a flared hefe glass with a moderate hand. Best by 11/13 according to the bottle. Hmmmm. That's next month. I recently sucked down a sixer of Hacker Pschorr's regular Weisse offering, so I wanted to try the darker counterpart.

A: Attractive dark amber body. Surprising clarity. Slightly off-white head, about 3 fingers worth. Died down to a thin coat after about 3 minutes and hung around for the full glass. Light lacing.

S: Dark fruit, raisins and malt coupled with a lighter presence of typical hefe scents - banana, subtle spice. Yeast. Hitting the mark pretty well here.

T: Malt and sweet caramel notes up front with a smooth transition into fruity hefe flavors. Toasted bread. Very light bitterness - barely perceivable - on the finish. A wheat tartness develops in the aftertaste after a few gulps. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate to high carbonation. Bit prickly like a hefe. Body is somewhat lighter than I think the flavor profile calls for. Lacks the creaminess I enjoy in the style. Serviceable.

O: Tasty beer, but certainly not blowing me away. Perhaps a bit past its prime. I'm squeaking it in about a month before it's recommended date. Wish I had paid closer attention when I picked it up. I gave HP's Weisse very high marks, but this does not perform at quite the same level. Not bad though, I'll have to try it fresher.

Prost! (1,388 characters)

Photo of horshamguy
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a weizen glass (just like the one in the picture above)
A--Rich, hazy brown color with a thick, creamy head that fizzles off and doesn't really leave lacing. Looks exactly like you'd draw up a dunkle weiss.
S--Malty aroma, overall. Some banana and a trace of clove (less than I was expecting, at least). Some yeast/bready smells as well. Quite nice.
T--Follows the nose, mostly. A bunch of banana with some yeast/bread on top of that. Full malt with minimal hops, giving it a candy taste. A little dry at the end.
M--Rich & full. Carbonation gives it a refreshing feel and balances out the slight dryness.
O--This is the perfect example of the style. The Germans can really get a lot of mileage out of only four ingredients. Others would have to add a couple of ingredients to get this much of a varied flavor profile. (838 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a tall pilsner glass.

A: Pours a clear brown hue with a frothy 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass ending in a solid lace.

S: Sweet tart banana clove aroma.

T: Smooth, sweet, malt flavor with a middle fruitiness followed by the banana cloves. Finishes slightly dry.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Really good dunkelweizen – went down easy and smooth. (435 characters)

Photo of CreamCity
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass

S- Roasted malt, sweet

A- Dark red amber, rusty almost, thick cream colored head, looks warm and inviting, minimal lacing

T- Nutty, toasted wheat/bread

M- Slightly flat, medium feel, sits heavy, filling

O- Solid dunkel. Was expecting more depth or complexity. Felt slightly watered down. I'll chill the next one a bit. (346 characters)

Photo of iSip
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hacker Pschorr Dark Hefewisen: The brown translucent body proves it’s a dark beer. The head forms with large bubbles and settles into a thin layer. The aroma is true to style, with wheat, malts and citrus notes coming through. I must have not been in the mood for a dark wheat, as the malt flavor seemed too much, and there was a bit of metallic ness to the flavor. A regular Hefe would have been preferred. I have had dark Hefe’s on tap in Munich, and they were to die for. But the Hacker Pschorr from the bottle did not do the trick. (539 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle pours a cloudy, light brown color with a fluffy tan head that fades quick and leaves a few streaks of lace.

Nose is hazelnuts, mild cocoa, cake batter and bananas foster. Interesting smell, I really dont get a whole lot of cloves or wheat strangely.

Taste shows more wheat than the nose and is crisp and light despite the color. The choco notes come out much more and the yeast is more nutty than clove and banana. Kinda nice for a switch up. I like it. The mouthfeel is nice and sooo easy to drink. Good stuff! (527 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy, muddy brown color. A dirty cream colored head sits on top, and holds up well with a hard pour. Minimal lacing. The beer smells sweet, bready, malty, and slightly sour. The taste is a reflection of the smell: sweet bready malts up front, with a lot of banana flavors and various fruit peels. The mouthfeel is fairly light.

Overall, and excellent German brew, this one. I could session this easily. (452 characters)

Photo of DocJitsu
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%
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. (323 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Wow mine does not look like the picture. Not very clear at all but head is a full inch and pillow like. Color is a deep brown almost brown ale looking beer.

S - Well I am glad that the second and third sniff's reviled less of a lager skunk but it does have a sort of metallic or "hard water" smell to it.

T - Thankfully the hard water taste is not existent, maybe a touch in the finish but it has a good body and mild lager yeasts clashing with dark fruit flavors.

M - Spot on for a dunkel it's medium but smooth.

Overall for a mass produced German beer this one is pretty close to style. Prost! (603 characters)

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass mug.

A- Pours a rich dark copper with a thick bubbly slightly tanish head. Cloudy only allowing some light penetration. Nice and healthy looking.

S- Hints of spice, slight bubblegum, banana as well as a slight yeasty estheryness. slight caramel/chocolate/candy notes as well.

T- Starts off with a nice sweet candy/ banana start leading into a slightly sweet finish. Slightly spicy near the end. Some dark fruit notes are present. Has a nice complex breadyness to it.

M- Well carbonated with a light mouth feel.

O- Not to impressed at first but after giving it a look over it really is delicious and very drinkable.. Somewhat watery tasting when warm. It tastes much better cold. . Very session-able. Would not necessarily buy again unless I was drinking with someone who only likes wheats. (837 characters)

Photo of soju6
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy dark bronze color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of banana, cloves and some spice and hint of malt sweetness.

T: Taste of mild chocolate sweetness, with some banana and bit of spice. Has a mild bitterness in the background and a dry finish.

F: fairly light body, smooth a slightly creamy and refreshing. very nicely balanced.

O: This is a good example of a Dunkelweizen. A relaxing beer that goes down way too easy. Well worth a try. (475 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 12/2011. Oops.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a 2 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, yeast, spice, and some banana aromas. Taste is of wheat, spices, and caramel banana flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good dunkelweizen but I do think this one is past its prime at this point. (488 characters)

Photo of budgood1
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a clouded bronzish-brown colour with a thick, creamy dirty white head. pillowy head has some staying power, leaving some thin wisps of lace. cocoa aroma, with some wheat and clove notes. taste profile is typical of the style, lightly scented clove and some background banana punctuated by a cola and cocoa dark maltiness. yeast and floral hop spice adds just enough to be noticed. fairly balanced and easy going. medium bodied with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. nice drinkability, and would be even greater in a warmer season.

overall a definite winner and excellent for the style. yummy stuff! (601 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy auburn color topped by a marshmallow head; great retention and lacing

Smell: Wheat bread and bananas, with hints of clove

Taste: Like the aroma, the flavor profile is dominated by the wheat bread and banana flavors; by mid-palate, the tangy yeast adds an interesting dimension and the finish adds a bit of clove; nice tartness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; rather creamy; with a slightly prickly carbonation

Overall: A great example of a style that I really enjoy (514 characters)

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