Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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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
District of Columbia
4.65/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
09-30-2009 21:32:39 | More by pzrhsau
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
09-11-2009 09:34:00 | More by jayfarley3
3.6/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
08-29-2009 21:53:03 | More by Hojaminbag
3.95/5 rDev -1%
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.
08-16-2009 04:12:52 | More by natasharai
3.85/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
08-09-2009 17:13:18 | More by Haybeerman
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
A- Medium sized off white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Nice lightly hazed brown colored beer.
S- Roasted Nuts, milk chocolate, caramel, bananas, cloves, and a hint of honey, and some light floral hops. I really like all the smells this beer has going on.
T- Chocolate covered bananas with caramel drizzled over it. Also some nice clove spice and roasted nuts in the flavor. The hops are more apparent in the flavor then in the aroma, they add a nice dry bitter crispness to balance the beer out a little. This is a tasty beer.
M- Nice silky mouthfeel with a bit of hop bite at the end. Finishes somewhat dry but leaves a chocolate banana coating in your mouth.
This is one of the best dunklewizens I have ever had. Great beer, I will be buying more of this!
08-09-2009 04:12:53 | More by br3wmeister
3.8/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured from a brown bottle into a weizen glass. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Aroma is mild, a hint of cloves. taste is of malt and wheat with some fruitiness, very flavorfull. Medium bodied in the mouth and highly drinkable. Overall a very enjoyable beer.
07-27-2009 22:40:40 | More by tone77
3.75/5 rDev -6%
Pours a cloudy, copper/maize color. 5/4 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pear, coriander, yeast, sweet malt, and tart malt. Fits the style of a Dunkelweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and acidic with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pear, and tart malt. Overall, a good aroma, good appearance, lacking in complexity, and weak in body.
06-23-2009 05:43:25 | More by Tone
3.48/5 rDev -12.8%
This was pretty good. I think I had my hopes up a bit because it was a dark wheat and I thought I'd get more complexity and body out of it. It seemed a bit thin, but that's just based on my expectations... still a good beer and worth trying.
A - Amber
S - wheat, sweet, yeast, and the usual bananna clove smell of this style.
T - light, clean. A real nice wheat, but I was hoping to get more body and complexity considering it was dark. Still, it's full bodied.
M - Clean, nice soft carb
D - easy to drink.
05-14-2009 23:32:31 | More by HeroJH
3.98/5 rDev -0.3%
Had on-tap at a local German Joint...
- Cloudy brown/amber with a tint of orange.. creamy off-white head that was about an inch thick... took a moment to settle down to a thick stream of gooey lacing.
- Smell of fruit.. ester, banana Belgian yeast scent.. slight creamy malt..
- Rather smooth, fruity, yeasty, little bit of bread... some clove, cinnamon..
- Little dry and left a strong aftertaste... but overall good..
- Very drinkable... was great ice cold, smooth.. perfect carbonation... not bad.
* Just had, but reviewing from memory..
05-12-2009 02:32:59 | More by Docer
4.45/5 rDev +11.5%
It poured dark amber-brown. It had a large four finger head. It was full of carbonation, and clear.
It had a nice scent of malt and clover.
It had a slight flavor of banana. A nice clover taste was present. There was some nice hop, and malt flavor in the finish. It was medium bodied and smooth.
It is very drinkable. I wish there was some more fruity zest; however, it was very good none-the-less.
04-10-2009 00:53:46 | More by Rennpferd
3.2/5 rDev -19.8%
On tap at The Buck Hotel in the Philly area. Served in a tall Hacker-Pschorr Glass.
A- H-P Dunkle Weisse is a dark brown color with some dark red hints when held up to the chandelier. This has a thick look to it from the glass. A nice 1/2 inch white cap stayed throughout the 20 or so ounces. No lacing though, oh well.
S- Not a very complex brew as I mostly if not completely only get caramel from the heaping of malts used in this. This gives off a bready appeal and not much else. Warming did not help things but some cinnamon and slight banana creeped through.
T- This tastes exactly like it smells and I hate to write that in my reviews but it's the truth. This one is malt forward leaving no room for other flavors(if there are any) to come through. With that said this is a decent dunkle. Just a bunch of caramel.
M- Just a bit above medium bodied with an apparent thickness to it. A good amount of carbonation which was not present when I had a bottle. Nothing in terms of bitterness making this one a smooth ride. Very sweet and very one sided.
D- Drinking this I could of swore this was in the 7-8% ABV range with all the malts used but I was surprised when I read 5.3%. Sessionable but my tall hacker glass was enough for me. The taste is just very one-demensional leaving me not wanting to order another. This is pretty drinkable though.
03-30-2009 01:37:05 | More by BARFLYB
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
Had this served in a Paulaner glass at the Dutchman's Brauhaus on Long Beach Island. Nice German food with a good hefe to celebrate the new spring.
A: Hazy brownish. A soft and creamy white head that rolls a little as it goes down, leaving some stings of lace behind.
S: Some nice, rich notes of clove and even a hint of nutmeg. Banana is there, but not with as big a 'creamy dessert' like presence.
T: More banana sweetness on the flavour. A nice spot of malt and a little spiciness towards the finish.
M + D: A moderate, yet assertive carbonation over a body that holds its own with a little weightiness. An easy going drink, and a good pairing with a sauerbrauten sandwich!
03-29-2009 17:22:00 | More by Proteus93
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
Nice looking brew, poured to a cloudy brown color, almost a iced-tea color with a huge thick fluffy off white to very light tan head that has good retention. Some nice lacing down the side of the glass though not as much as I had expected based on the size of the head. The aroma has a nice wheat smell, slightly toasted, fruit flavors highlighted by banana. The flavor is good, wheat malt flavors come to mind right away, nice roast like taste. The middle and tail end see the flavors changing as fruit flavors come out more and more. Banana is the major fruit flavor but I feel that I am also picking up some pear? Has a very smooth feel, ind of silky as it goes down. Real nice brew and for the price you can't beat it. This brew drinks very easily as I am pretty much finished with it already, could be a good session brew.
03-12-2009 01:20:41 | More by Stimack
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured into a pint glass.
A: Came out hazy and chestnut brown. Nice tight off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing was average.
S: Nice breaded yeast aromas along with soft caramel. Dark fruits and clove-like scents also present in decent strength.
T: Tastes of overripe bananas and clove initially. Rounded out by a significant yeasty presence that lends notes of other fruits and spices, as well as bready notes. Quite sweet.
M: Medium bodied and adequately carbonated. Sweet bready aftertaste that lasts only briefly. Coats the tongue nicely.
D: Very smooth and drinkable. Goes down nice and easy.
Pretty damn good wheat beer. Very similar in character to Boulevard's Lunar Ale (which I tasted recently), but the flavors are better blended and the body is noticeably more substantial. Solid all around and worth trying for sure.
02-22-2009 06:24:11 | More by PirateUlf73
3.93/5 rDev -1.5%
On tap at Beerbistro.
A truly beautiful looking beer, which sits picture perfect in its glass. Oak coloured body with ruby highlights, and a huge foaming white head that exhibits excellent retention. The aroma is full of banana, wheat and cloves, demonstrating an intensity missing from the regular hefe. The flavour is somewhat similar, but with pronounced fruity and caramel flavours. The banana is brings a sweetness that's nicely countered by a slight wheat tanginess. Excellent balance. Medium body and carbonation gently tickle the flavours onto the palate. Excellent sessionability.
I'm not a huge fan of the Hacker-Pschorr Hefe, but I've found that with weizens freshness is key, and bottles sitting on unrefrigerated shelves don't cut it. My feeling is that for an kegged import this is still in relatively good shape, and has benefited substantially.
02-21-2009 23:07:26 | More by bobsy
3.83/5 rDev -4%
Reviewed 10/17/2009 (bottle):
Pours a dark brown colored body, somewhat cloudy, with a big foamy white head. Has a somewhat flowery aroma, lots of wheat, dark roasted aroma. Enticing smell. Very bubbly, dark wheat flavor. Some flowers. Very good flavor.
02-19-2009 03:48:58 | More by jujubeast6000
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
355 ml bottle, poured into my Eisenbahn Weizenbock glass, on to the beer:
The beer makes a fizzing noise in my glass, the head has average retention, the body being a murky orange with a mix of brown. Lovely aroma, phenolic for sure, bits of plastic, apples...juicy golden colored apples, faint banana, Sweet, juicy apples is the first thing to come to mid when in taste this beer. Chalky yeast is the second thing. Some cinnamon makes a presence. Graham crackers? Has a good sturdy mouthfeel with a pretty strong carbonation.
I wonder how this would pair with an apple pie, or if you could cook an apple pie with this beer? I think this beer knocks off one of the "servings" of fruit I should eat every day.
02-18-2009 04:52:56 | More by DoubleJ
3.95/5 rDev -1%
Pours a hazy, kinda muddy looking brown with a small tan head. Smells of sweet, toasted wheat, fresh tobacco, and lots of yeast. Tastes like liquified Wheaties (in a good way). This bottle isn't as cold as it should be and so I'll have to update this review later on this week, but it's obvious that this beer is a solid choice.
02-12-2009 08:51:41 | More by droomyster
4.22/5 rDev +5.8%
Served in the brewery's own weissbier glass at between fridge and cellar temperature. Freshness date reads 05/08.
Appearance- Caramel brown, this beer pours elegantly and creates a big, fluffy head right off the bat. With the yeast addition swirled in, the beer hazes and the crown is adorned with peaks and canyons. Minimal lacing, but even after ten minutes the foam is still complete.
Smell- Only slightly fuller than Hacker-Pschorr's regular hefeweizen, the notes of banana and clove blend in a bubblegummy world of traditional aromas well suited for the style. Big wheat malt nose as well.
Taste- No surprises here, just a balanced showing of wheat, banana esters, and gentle malt sweetness that goes down so easily. A subtle, pleasing dunkelweizen that could be sessioned with or without traditional German bratwurst and potato pancakes... or whatever you'd prefer instead.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Gentle carbonation throughout this tasting, playing off of the flavors with a light to medium texture. A very enjoyable, drinkable beer and right for the occasion... whatever that may be.
01-29-2009 03:52:01 | More by yelterdow
3.68/5 rDev -7.8%
Translucent, murky caramel color. Large off white, foamy head with great retention. No lace.
Smells like apricot, plum and cloves.
Tastes sweet like the black spots on bananas with nutmeg. Clove and a yeasty snap with swallow. Spicy on the tongue, albiet a little thin. I'm down with anything that tastes like bananas.
01-24-2009 17:42:12 | More by donkeyrunner
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
Serving Type: 1pt bottle, very nice looking. Oddly enough the picture is the one that is loaded when you look up the Hacker-Pschorr Dunkle Weisse but it is the Weisse Dark but it is not the Dunkle Weisse...
Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown w/ a lovely 1 finger head. Ample lacing...very lovely
Smell: Light wheat, citrus and a touch of banana's I want to say. Very tame but pleasing
Taste/Moutheel: Very smooth and very filling. Goes down very easy w/ a lovely texture. Slighty sweet, but in no way overpowering, Malt at the beginning and ends w/ a fruity taste to end it, apples it seems(banana too). Very subtle and leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste.
Drinability: Fantastic Dukel and extra tasty very enjoyable
11-19-2008 02:42:27 | More by livingregret
3.48/5 rDev -12.8%
Nice blend of mellow wheat and caramel malt with mild banana and spices. Rather good brew. Nice copper/amber pour clouded with the swirled yeast from the bottom of the bottle, big thick head and moderate lacing. Mouthfeel is a touch thin and watery which sure detracts from the nice aroma and very good flavor.
10-29-2008 01:22:29 | More by kinger
3/5 rDev -24.8%
A - Cloudy unfiltered look as is the common detraction from the appearance in wheat ales. Brown body, poured a high head that was a light tan. Not much carbonation to speak of.
S - Wheat and lemony citrus as is expected. Also had a freshwater smell to it.
T - Apples came to mind first, then faded to a lemony citrus with a wheat ale after-taste.
M - Thin bodied, lacks carbonation.. sticks on the palate. Like a flat Heineken.
D - I wouldn't buy it again, but the dark wheat had me curious.. I hadn't seen many around and I was looking for more Hacker offerings because the store had just finished off their Hacker-Pschorr Marzen (Octoberfest) growler filling keg.
10-21-2008 03:39:33 | More by n00tz
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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