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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

422 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 46
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:
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed dark amber color with a two finger yellowed white head that clings to everything. Popping the cap sends sweet wheat malts aromas wafting towards my being. Hints of various fruits, lots of clove and some banana round out the nose quite well. The taste of this pulls me in a couple of directions. I'm first hit with some caramel, burnt sugar, and plums. That is followed up by and hint of lemon, clove and banana. First I think bock then its clear the hefe is in the house. Leaves a lingering spicy wheat taste on the tongue. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, lots of carbonation. Not usually something I would pick up, but I rather enjoyed this one. I could see a few of these on a warm day in my future.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 22:27:11 | More by johnnnniee
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beer Bistro, in Toronto.

Maybe it's the shape of the glass, who knows, but I don't think any style runs the colour gradient better than Dunkelweizens. At its top, the beer is a somber, sandy brown colour but by its bottom it's a glowing, brightly kindled orange. The head, although sticky and relatively large, is just a tad undersized for a German wheat beer.

When you're talking German Weisse beers - and this is true whether it's Hefeweizen, Weizenbock or Dunkelweizen - that beer's not worth the bottle it's been poured from unless it has at least three things: a thick, mousy, long-lasting head; a good dose of yeasty phenols and esters; and a refreshing and smooth creamy effervescence.

I've already spoken to the first point (the head is acceptable) and the aroma is just that too. The phenols and esters are moderate but backed by complimenting notes of spicy grainy malts, pumpernickel loaf, a mineral-y character and hints of milk chocolate. I'm reminded that sometimes language is of no use to describe the smellable world.

The flavours are a little easier to capture in words, in part because they are so easily discerned. Along with the substantial graininess, which with its light spiciness bares a striking resemblance to rye malt, there is also very perceivable notes of bubblegum and banana as well as lucid hints of granola, toffee and dark fruits.

As for the last item on our checklist, yes, this has that characteristically creamy, full mouthfeel and buzzing, go-getter carbonation. As with all wheat beers, this kind of carbonation can be a godsend with greasy food. The texture is chewy but is well equipped with a savory, well tempered (no fiery, peppery sensation) clove-like piquancy.

Hefeweizens are fantastically suited to hot and sunny days because they are such easy going, refreshing beers; Dunkelweizens sort of carry that same affability over into the cooler, darker evening setting of those same kind of days by adding that extra bit of colour and malty richness. Of course, they're also good at every other time of day, too!

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2010 14:00:54 | More by biegaman
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jizdepski

Louisiana

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured into goblet. large, rocky white head, rustic reddish brown with golden edges. nicely retained head. smells like wheat, banana, and a fair dose of clove. fairly caramel-malt sweet on the nose as well. i take a nice quaff and its got good spice zip up front that quickly turns sweeter, with banana and malts coming in nicely. very bready all the way through, has good medicinal clove and banana interplay on the mild finish. excellent mouthfeel; very delicate and balanced well with the carbonation. could drink these all day. an excellent dukelweizen.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 20:56:13 | More by jizdepski
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biggmike

Mississippi

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured an attractive copper color with a fluffy white head that lasted for quite some time. Aroma is of banana, clove, dark fruit and bread. Flavor is very much the same as the aroma. Very smooth and easy to drink. None of the flavors are overdone. Mouthfeel is very pleasant making the drinkability of this beer quite high. Very thirst quenching.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 12:10:09 | More by biggmike
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap:

-- puts a lightly clouded cooper-tea colored ale in the flute, nice puffy off white cap- good retention and glass lacing....lively natural carbonation.

Aroma of dark toffee, roast grains, toasted wheat, big on fruits> banana, exotic fruits, some clove and spice...very pungent aroma.

Flavor profile sees roast malts and dark toffee up front almost instantly balanced with fruity-spicey complexity, some cocoa, some mustiness....long drying finish with some herbal hopping pucker.

This is my favorite H-S Weissbier...just loaded with favor, refreshing and sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2010 16:23:22 | More by pootz
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jovy1097

Louisiana

4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Nice cream-colored head that diminishes to a film. Medium brown, opaque liquid.

S: Banana, brown bread, and cloves are noticeable right off.

T: Spicy banana bread with cloves. Not too sweet, which would ruin it. You can really tast the nutty goodness of the roasted wheat. Very nice.

M: Creamy with medium body. Delectable and perfect for the style.

D: One taste and I wanted to guzzle the whole glass down. This is what you want in a brew. Would be good any time of year. Maybe not quite as good as Weihenstephaner's version, but very close. Another wonderful example of my favorite style of beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 03:48:47 | More by jovy1097
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crossovert

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, produced on 10/09.

Pours a reddish brown with yellow/orange at the thin part of the weizen glass. The head is active, off-white, and large, but it recedes quickly.

There is an abundance of lemon and banana in the scent, with some slight wheat and clove.

The taste is a bit more caramally, but also a bit watery. There is a significant amount of clove in the taste along with a hint of lemon and banana.

Overall it is a pleasant beer, would be a thirst quencher in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 01:45:06 | More by crossovert
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Evocatus

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark oakish color with a yellow-ish hue. Head was light and khaki in color and bubbly and foamy in texture; it was about 3/4 in thick. Aroma was a relatively strong smell of raisin bread. Taste was a mix of sweet wheat, cloves, and a kick of spiciness to go down. Great body, decent thickness and perfect amount of carbonation. Not too heavy and a great taste, so I could definitely have at least 3 in a row if I wanted.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 20:10:19 | More by Evocatus
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy apple cider brown with a fluffy eggshell-white head. Good retention, good lacing.

Spicy fruit and clove aromas, yeast and wheat.

Sweet wheat and yeast flavors, with some spicy notes and light bitter grain husk. Long sweet grainy finish. Typical flavors of the style, although these aren't quite as bright as some other producers of this style.

Lighter bodied and fully carbonated. Perfect.

Overall, quenching and delicious, a very very good dunkelweizen. Worth trying if you like the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 13:02:21 | More by OtherShoe2
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FishGetter

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Iced tea apperance, cloudy. Minimal head from easy pour.
Wheat grains fill the nose. Slight sweetness to it. Some earthy tones with clove and maybe lemon grass.
Grain flavors mix with hints of sweet malt. Some grainy astringant flavors mid to finish. A little bannana too. Clove finishes strong and stay on palid.
Hardy mouthfeel, grains seem to beef up drink.
Noticed production date of 11/07. Neverless enjoyable brew and look forward to sampling other offerings from brewer.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 23:05:42 | More by FishGetter
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ounumberone

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best dark wheat beers in the world. The taste is so smooth for a wheat beer. A lot of wheat beers will leave a funny flavor if your not used to drinking them, but this one is so smooth. Color is exceptional and you have to pour this beer in a tall glass and watch the beautiful bubbles. Its magical.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 01:20:30 | More by ounumberone
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PhilfromPA

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Opaque medium brown with good amount of head. Head diminishes to leave a fair bit of oily lacing.

S-Cloves, Banana, Wheat, Sweet/Gum

T-Wheat, bready, some banana, slight spice, well balanced

M-Great body with only a slight bit of carbonation, remains quite smooth

D-Good, great body, with pleasant smooth taste

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 21:42:11 | More by PhilfromPA
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a decent on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, caramelized dark malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste has sweet flavors of caramel and bananas up front with a touch of spice in the background. Then a bready wheat flavor and a hearty malt character come in. The hops presence is mild as it should be in this type of beer and is strong enough to bring some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer with flavor and substance that is worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 04:23:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.45/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a big giant head. The smell was sour and sweet. The beer cloudy. The beer tasted rotten sour. If you like sour rotten beer the by all means drink this. Beer should not be sour I don't care which country likes it makes it or loves it. It is just wrong.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 19:47:19 | More by Minkybut
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Stunner97

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- beautiful look off the pour, just a great thick frothy foamy head, Lots of small bubbles rapidly stream fast up the glass, dark cloudy murky brown with even bits of sediment to be clearly seen, just beautiful look,

Smell- yeast and wheat, slight banana and other sweet malty aromas to be noticed, enjoyable but not overwhelming nose

Taste- nice banana, clove, yeast, wheat, slight malt sweetness, but maintains a nice balance and does not become over the top sweet, very nice and refreshing long finish,

Mouthfeel- Very light and crisply refreshing, very smooth mouth feel with nice carbonation

Drinkability- extraordinary drinkablity, i could drink this all nite long, very thirst quenching and well balanced, really nice finish and flavor, very great example of the style,

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 23:26:08 | More by Stunner97
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HalfFull

California

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass from a 12 oz. bottle packaged on 06/09. Had had this prior but it had some unwanted age on it, this one is reasonably fresh. Pours a cloudy orange chocolate in color with a full inch of soapy foam. Offers good but not stellar retention and light lacing.

Smells of sweet banana and wheat. Bit of clove spice, becoming more evident with warming. More wheat on the palate, somewhat dry, and with a light toasted grain feel on the finish and just a hint of fig. Smooth close yet a bit thin at times, not offering the body of the more refined Weihenstephaner in my view even though it may be truer to style. Solid nonetheless though not as complex as their standard Weisse with regards to yeast nuances.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 03:03:41 | More by HalfFull
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickoff in Waterloo.

Pour is that of a typical dunkel: murky light brown, nice thick head. Good lacing and retention.

The smell is certainly that of a weisse. Like a hay field in the summer, but with some coriander and citrus lingering in the back.

Taste is very smooth, like a muted version of its hefe. Quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is almost too carbonated, but thick enough to be savoured.

I still prefer their hefe, but the Hacker dunkel is certainly a first rate example of the style. Glad I could try it on draught: could drink this all night!

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2009 00:08:48 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Krajnyak

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the best Dunkles. Great flavor and head retention. Love the malty, clover tase. Not very hoppy....true to style. Wonderful mouthfeel and smooth, malty aftertaste. Cloudy as a summer day in Seattle....and that's a good thing! Enjoy this one in the summer. Some like it with fruit, but I think it's much better straight up!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 00:45:45 | More by Krajnyak
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

2.95/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a frosty mug.

The color is dark amber, slightly hazy with some slight white head. No lacing.

The smell is a hearty wheat flavor. It feels like the the dark labels temple to ray in. It was just what the doctor ordered. A mix of wet hops and some sweet malts.

The taste i just a problematic mineral vice. It has just the right amount of flavor with some roasted malt and well as a wheaty/fruity flavor to this beer as well.

This beer has a medium body and is pretty carbonated. It has some nice drinkability and is pretty easy on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 23:44:01 | More by Duhast500
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Josievan

Iowa

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

Poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Hazy light copper color. Plenty of sediment at the bottom.

Smell: Lots of wheat and a little malt.

Taste: In congruence with the smell. Slight spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Ever so smooth, with just enough zing to keep things interesting.

Drinkability: I could drink this all night. I'm halfway disappointed there's some other beers I wanted to try tonight.

Overall, this is a great dunkleweizen. Pour every drop of sediment out of the bottle to maximize your dunkle-drinking pleasure!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 04:19:09 | More by Josievan
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Opaque brown with reddish hints. Good full head.
Smell: Smells like bananas and cloves. The beer had a slight tang to it.
Taste: Banana flavor mixed heartily with the wheat. Spicy cloves aftertaste. It leaves a nice bread feel to your mouth.
Mouthfeel: It has a weight to it, it goes down smooth. The beer has a nice light carbonation.
Drinkability: Easy to drink on the whole. A good standard for this beer style.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 21:32:39 | More by pzrhsau
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jayfarley3

Nevada

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle poured a slightly cloudy amber colour with a huge frothy off white head. Smells of lighty toasted malts, light fruit and bread. Tastes sweet and smooth, pretty well balanced. I'm usually not a fan of this style of beer but this one is quite good and I could see my self picking it up again.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 09:34:00 | More by jayfarley3
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The body looks like a brownish/orange color, but when held up to light all traces of brown disappear and are replaced by some nice orange, red, and rust hues. About a finger and a half of tan head has OK retention, but only leaves one or two spots of lacing behind.

The aroma has some slightly roasted darker malts in it, paired with a wheat twang and a bit of banana.

What I thought was a roasted character in the malt really subsides in the flavor. The dark malt takes on more of molasses character, paired with a slight wheat twang to it. Banana and a bit of clove come through also. The banana and clove are very balanced with the dark malts, making a tasty brew.

The mouthfeel is a bit creamy, fairly full. The carbonation is moderate.

Pretty drinkable beer, overall rather good.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2009 21:53:03 | More by Hojaminbag
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natasharai

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a small tan bubbly fizzy head that dissipated leaving very little lacing at the top of my glass. The beer is an orangish brown and is slightly hazy.

Smell: Sweet ripe banana and orange, caramelized sugar, tangy yeast, sweet and tangy wheat, and some roasted malt.

Taste: Sweet fruity banana, roasted malt, tangy wheat, sweet caramel, small metallic flavor, ending with a sweet ripe fruit sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, somewhat syrupy, a lot of carbonation, leaves mouth with a sticky coating.

Overall: Really good drinkability, a little high on the carbonation which takes away from the taste. Pretty sweet, but has a nice roasted character and tang from the yeast and wheat to help even things out a bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 04:12:52 | More by natasharai
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Haybeerman

Colorado

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

A: Slightly hazy brown color like dark caramels. Poured a 3 finger bubbly light tan head withi good retention to a half inch cap. Decanted lightly throughout. Lace in rings that fell in thin sheets.

S: Cararmel, chocolate and roasted Nuts blended with banana a clove. Light floral hops came through as the beer warmed.

T: Big toasted malts really came through; chocolate, caramel and roasted nuts. The classic banana and clove came through in the middle. Sharp bitter in the end for a crsip, dry balance.

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Silky, warm and smooth. Sharp bitter finish leaves the mouth clean and dry.

D: Very flavorful, smooth and balanced. Interesting drink that easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 17:13:18 | More by Haybeerman
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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