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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

453 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 51
Gots: 9 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

ortie, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Tucquan
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2011-11-27 in Columbia, PA

A - Very hazy , leather-brown with a 2-finger light tan head that fades to 1/2 finger quickly.

S - Lots of clove, some banana, touch of apple cider sweetness.

T - Delicious. The roasted, sweet malt mixes with the banana and clove, conjuring again the illusion of fresh-pressed apple cider. Of course, unlike cider, this dries nicely and pretty clean.

M - Medium body and high carbonation give a cleansing and thirst quenching feel.

O - I just finished a vigorous 15-mile hike and sat down to enjoy this beer. It tasted great and sure is a nice start to replacing the electrolytes I crave (see the movie Idiocracy if you don't get this joke).

Tucquan, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of FreshmanPour77
5/5  rDev +25.3%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of KGarrett
5/5  rDev +25.3%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Exiled, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

App- It has a honey brown body and a half finger of soapy head. There is a good amount of lacing. This is an attractive beer.

Smell- This one has a leathery, roasted malt scent. There are also earthy herbal notes in it, makes for an interesting nose!

Taste- Wow, I was not expecting such a citrus taste. Is this really lemon and orange in here? It mixes with that same earthy herbal hop noted in the nose. The finish brings out a floral taste too. For such a dark beer, there is little malt character involved.

Mouth feel- This is between a medium and light body. It is just a little bit fizzy. This is about perfect for the flavor profiles.

Overall- An interesting beer for sure, but really, it is 98% hefe and 2% dunkle. Find yourself a good hefe and go with that.

Pintofbrown, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of JMD
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy dark carmel color with big frothy head that fades slowly.

S: Great aroma. Bubblegum and ripe bananas. Hints of clove and spice. Very nice.

T: Sweet carmel malt. Yeasty with hints of light spice. Some banana and toasted wheat. Light hops as it finishes.

M: Low carbonation, slightly watery.

D: This is a very good dunkelweizen, and a perfect great example of the style. I could drink these all night.

JMD, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of emmasdad
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brilliant orange/amber color, with a smallish beige colored head. A little spicy on the nose, with a bit of caramel, some cereal and rye bread. On the palate, this one is sweet, crisp, gingerbread, mint and medium bodied, with some caramel, toasted malt and cereal.

emmasdad, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tapped into its own custom weizen glassware.

Appearance - Very cloudy brown body. Tan one finger head with decent retention.

Smell - Banana. Mild spice. Sweetish.

Taste - Smooth. Corny. Minimal wheatiness.

Mouthfeel - Smooth body as well. Crisp. Very effervescent carbonation breaks up and compliments the creaminess.

Overall Drinkability - Creamy. Smooth. No off elements. Has interesting point like the effervescent carbonation. I like.

ZenAgnostic, Sep 05, 2011
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.

TheQuietMan22, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of HopsKeepDroppin
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Pours a nice cloudy brown/amber color. Nice khaki head on the top that laces well

S- Roasted malts with a hint of banana

T- You can taste the chocolate malt and roasted malt mixed with a heavy dose of wheat

M- Creamy and silky making it very drinkable

O- Very drinkable without being over-powering on any front. I would definitely recommend this to someone that doesn't normally like "darker beers."

HopsKeepDroppin, Aug 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into glass - thanks to lgandrew

Pours a clouded deep, dark orange, almost browned color. A thicker layering of slightly off-white head rests on top, retaining well. Some streaks of lacing on the glass.

Some roasted malts, but dark fruit forward in the nose. Touches of plum, raisin, and date, with an edge of burnt sugar. Notes of wheat as well.

Wheat and toasty malts, swirled with dark fruit sweetness. Hints of caramelized sugar, some candied fruit. Plum, raisin, and date, but not heavy on the tongue. Roasted malt tones with wheat, slight hop touch towards the finish. Clean and crisp on the end, no alcohol.

Medium bodied, decent carbonation, fairly smooth and easy on the palate. Drinks nicely, solid classic example of the style.

xnicknj, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of flyingpig
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark orange to light brown colour. Nice sized brownish white head that stays pretty well and leaves some good lacing on the glass.

Banana, clove & various spices although none of which are particularly strong on the nose.

An excellent taste of banana and clove upfront with a nice spiciness blended through it. The drink goes down well and has a good lightness to it with a pleasant fruitiness and almost no bitterness in the finish.

Smooth and refreshing feel to it. The drink is incredibly easy to drink with only the faintest fizz on the tongue from the beers carbonation.

A very drinkable dunkelweizen that is smooth and goes down well. Nothing spectacular in any catergory but a good representation of the style.

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flyingpig, Jun 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: bottle from [some random liquor store]

"Tastes like cake," a friend once told me. I don't know about that. Well, maybe a little. But I do know this was my favorite beer for about a year back in the day.

Pours hazy brown with a nice off-white head that recedes fairly quickly. Caramel and bread in the aroma (cake?). Similar taste with caramel maltiness up front, some breadiness and earth, some light spice, and an acidic wheat-beer bite. Overall rather smooth, with a medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Rifugium, May 09, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Brunite, May 03, 2011
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep golden hue, not so much brown, and is capped with a short-lived head, no lace.

S - Honey and barley malt, lightly toasted bread, granola.

T - Crazy banana pudding nuances abound, in addition to some minerality and contintental hop. Tastes fairly delicious.

M - Silky.

O - This is a very nice beer.

ktrillionaire, Apr 23, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good frothy cola brown pour. Weird something like this gives off a banana aroma. I guess the other smell is wheat, although its a little stronger than usual.

Taste was more yeast and clove than I was hoping for. Dark caramel, tea leaves and bready. A good deal of complexities, but not really up my alley. Drank it first from Koppa's in Milwaukee, gave it another try, just can't get into what it brings to the table. Doesn't falter because of lack of taste, I just can't get too much into dunkels still.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 16, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served into a weissbier glass

Pours a burnt-orange color, bordering on amber. It looks a lot like an IPA in some respects. About a finger's worth of chalk-white head bubbles up, lacing in thin arches.

I remember that Bubbalicious used to have a cola flavored bubblegum when I was a kid. Well, this beer smells just like that gum. Coca-Cola sweetness meets estery bubblegum sugaryness. Much, much less banana aroma than I expected. The cloves instead play off of some honest-to-goodness plum.

The taste follows the nose, for the most part. Heavy clove accents the entire drink. Some cola sweetness, some nutty flavors. Plenty of wheat bread or wheat muffins, especially on the toasty finish.

The mouthfeel is dissappointing, though not bad. It's too thin, nearly watery. And it doesn't have enough carbonation to make up for it. It's certainly below average in terms of mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good Dunkelweizen. It's not revelatory by any stretch of the imagination, but it delivers solid flavors.

Reaper16, Apr 16, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle picked up at Chevy Chase in DC. Served in a weizen glass.

Pour brings a somewhat-muddy light caramel brew that isn't terribly hazy. Off-white head with a bit of lacing and not too much retention. The nose brings some light dark malts and even a hint of chocolate along with clove and a bit of banana. The taste doesn't offer too much more and is a bit plain--it's almost as if the malt was to be the focus in this beer rather than the yeast. Mouthfeel is fairly light with a touch of carbonation. Drinks decently enough, but there was nothing really getting me to finish the bottle.

Thorpe429, Feb 22, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark

Appearance: light brown, small head, and good lacing.

Smell: wheat, spices, and banana.

Taste: wheat, cloves, subtle banana, and faint hops.

Mouthfeel: medium-light and smooth.

Overall:
This isn't a bad dark wheat beer. The flavors are well balanced and plentiful without being watery.

megahurts4, Feb 18, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice dark and more importantly, cloudy and gushing with carbonation after the pour.

Smell - Fruity as it should be with good constituents, but I'd love if it was stronger.

Taste - Not as fruity as its Franzy counterpart which I have somewhat often and enjoy. Solid on all counts though, nice wheat background but somewhat plain tasting.

Mouthfeel - Its a bit fizzy and carbonated but its spot on for the style.

Drinkability - Oddly, this may be more drinkable overall than even some other dunkelwizens I enjoy more on a per bottle basis.

Overall the appearance and scent over promise on the taste but its not really a grave offense for this style. Personally I prefer weizens overall which have a more pronounced fruity flavor but I think everyone should try this at least once to see if it caters more to their personal preferences. There is nothing bad about it all.

NA1NSXR, Jan 22, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An Austrian-American neighbor turned me onto this beer over a decade ago back when it was more readily available in bomber size bottles before the Paulaner merger. A most exceptional dunkle-weiss in most respects although I think it has gone down a bit in quality over the years from mass production. I do remember when availability of this beer would be hit or miss back in the day from import shortages here in the States.

Current formulation pours with an extremely thick head into a fluted glass no matter how careful you are. Thick bandy lacing. Mouthfeel is wet and warm. Taste is nice and roasted, thoughts of hot fresh bread with hints of caramel and sweet dried fruits assail me with every sip. A bit of acidicness is prevalent when drinking.

This beer is best experienced when combined with a ligher beer like Hoegaarden White. Enjoy.

Like with current Paulaners a 6 or 12 pack may contain a sour stinker, if you drink this and it's sour or metallic tasting then it's gone over, pour it out and move along to the next.

Riptides, Dec 30, 2010
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.

BobZ, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of russwbeck
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown pour with a two finger brownish white fluffy head. Little lacing and decent retention.

S: Dark fruits and roasted malts. Some sweetness and spiciness in there as well.

T: Spicy banana and dark fruits. Very similar to the smell. Caramel and a bit more watered down than I expected.

MF: Medium bodied, but still not what I wanted from this one.

D: Very high. For all its flaws this beer was very drinkable.

russwbeck, Nov 20, 2010
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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stange glass. Beer is brown and hazy with a thick head that falls away leaving very little lacing on the glass. Carbonation moderate. Looks OK.

Aroma is pretty banana-y, I like it.

Beer is medium bodied and really creamy, a very good beer. Finishes nicely, not dry. Good fruit flavors on the midpalate, a really good dunkelweiss, even if its misspelled.

drabmuh, Nov 05, 2010
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.