Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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3.65/5 rDev -8.5%
A nice hazy brown German beer with a good frothy light tan head. Goes to lacing. Nice even carbonation. The aroma is sweet and nutty. Flavor is very smooth, malty, nutty with a slight buttery finish. Banana too. Medium body and mouthfeel. Flavor is good, but a little "soft" in the finish. Still, a top-notch dunkelweizen.
08-07-2010 22:05:50 | More by BogleHill
3.45/5 rDev -13.5%
I picked this bottle up for a very reasonable price, somewhere around $1.75. From looking at the bottom of the bottle (after the pour), the brew appears to have been bottle conditioned. The brew shines a cloudy amber-brown. A pretty white head slims down to a silky rim environment. It smells of yeast, wheat bread, and banana, but the aromas are toasted to a pleasant degree.
A lot of acidity comes out first with the initial sip. Muted fruit, and a buttery finish. Yeasty on the tongue. Thin in the flavor category. Noticeable attenuation. Medium-bodied. Somewhat bland & a little disappointing. I've also discovered a "Produced On" indicator on the bottom-right corner of the label: 10/08. Tell me that's a mistake...
08-03-2010 01:33:10 | More by DerekP
3.68/5 rDev -7.8%
a subtle dunkelweizen of a lot of flavors but little boldness. come forthright a tad sweet. good look... my pour was like the pictures. nose is of citrus and crisp yeast. palate is mild sweet wheat malt. and apple toasty in there somewhere. some apple pie... but very discrete... coriander finish...
07-21-2010 22:17:29 | More by rtepiak
3.28/5 rDev -17.8%
Out of a bomber bottle this beer was a root-beer-brown color with a finger of khaki head. The retention was poor and the lacing was sparse in scattered, broken bands. The aroma was of caramel malt, chocolate malt, light toasted malt, nuts and (curiously) malt extract. The flavors were of toasted malt, the tang of wheat, caramel malt and hints of crappy coffee. Slightly tart and a bitterness of citrus peel and sharp hops came through on the finish. Didn't exactly land the dismount. The mouthfeel was average, the body medium and the carbonation good.
07-17-2010 00:12:11 | More by thekevlarkid
4.3/5 rDev +7.8%
A= My bottle reads Weisse Dark which I assume is the same beer as the Dunkle. If it's not someone let me know so I can save it before it's deleted. The pour is a nice hazy brown color. A beautiful off white head rises up to three fingers and holds excellent retention and great lacing. One of the best dunkles I've ever seen.
S= Loads of bannana is the first thing I notice. I can smell the bannana from a few feet away from the glass. There is a great wheat smell coming from beneath the bannana. It really reminds me of bannana bread. Awesome smell.
T= The taste is just as amazing as the smell. Less bananna in the taste which is a little refreshing otherwise it may just taste like candy. The bannanas are still there however and share equal value as the strong wheat taste. There is a little caramelly malt to it but not much.
M= Quite creamy in feel. Really quite nice. For sure on the creamy side of a dunkel.
D= This beer is an amazing Dunkel. I'll be buying more of this for sure. It's no Vitus but it's up there just as much. A little less intense than the Vitus but worth every penny and it's a little more avalible to me.
06-28-2010 03:39:43 | More by jjanega08
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
06-22-2010 22:27:11 | More by johnnnniee
3.93/5 rDev -1.5%
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!
06-11-2010 14:00:54 | More by biegaman
4.65/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
05-27-2010 20:56:13 | More by jizdepski
4.33/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
05-04-2010 12:10:09 | More by biggmike
4.6/5 rDev +15.3%
-- 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.
04-26-2010 16:23:22 | More by pootz
4.47/5 rDev +12%
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.
04-18-2010 03:48:47 | More by jovy1097
3.75/5 rDev -6%
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.
04-15-2010 01:45:06 | More by crossovert
4.47/5 rDev +12%
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.
04-11-2010 20:10:19 | More by Evocatus
4.15/5 rDev +4%
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.
03-27-2010 13:02:21 | More by OtherShoe2
4.05/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
03-16-2010 23:05:42 | More by FishGetter
5/5 rDev +25.3%
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.
03-08-2010 01:20:30 | More by ounumberone
3.95/5 rDev -1%
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
02-21-2010 21:42:11 | More by PhilfromPA
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
02-07-2010 04:23:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
2.45/5 rDev -38.6%
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.
01-23-2010 19:47:19 | More by Minkybut
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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,
01-19-2010 23:26:08 | More by Stunner97
3.73/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
01-10-2010 03:03:41 | More by HalfFull
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
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!
12-02-2009 00:08:48 | More by JohnnyBarman
4.83/5 rDev +21.1%
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!
11-06-2009 00:45:45 | More by Krajnyak
2.95/5 rDev -26.1%
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.
11-01-2009 23:44:01 | More by Duhast500
4.38/5 rDev +9.8%
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!
10-21-2009 04:19:09 | More by Josievan
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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