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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

276 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 276
Hads: 474
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 63
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-17-2001

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Photo of WesWes
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It boasts of wheat and caramel malts. It has a average wheat scent with an intense caramel odor. The taste is good. It has a strong dark wheat flavor with a honey type finish. It has a light caramel taste that mixes well and finishes smooth and sweet. The mouthfeel is excellent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation; just right. This dunkel drinks great. It has a smooth taste that goes down easy. (531 characters)

Photo of Quaffer
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The color of this beer was very hard for me to describe. I think that caramel was the best descriptor that I could come up with, though sometimes amber, bronze, and just plain brown entered my head as well. It was extremely hazy and thick with sediment. A huge head rose up on the pour, but it settled down rather quickly. There wasn't any lacing, but a thick ring of foam remained around the circumference of the glass for the entire drink.

Smell: Classic lemon and citrus wheat beer smells rose up out of my glass. These were combined with light notes of yeast and a nice, grainy aroma. Maybe it was just the color of the beer that caused my nose to be prejudiced, but I thought I detected hints of dark malts and even chocolate on the nose as well.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied, but a little heavier that your typical hefe. There was a nice chewiness along the sides of the tongue, combined with a grainy feeling that covered the entire mouth. It was a little rough on the tongue, but that's how I like my wheat beers.

Taste: The main component of the taste was a lemon zest that was combined with chewy wheat and grain flavors. A small amount of chocolate and "darker" flavors came through, especially on the finish and in the aftertaste, but they were fairly light.

This is a great beer that I pick up on a pretty regular basis. It doesn't have as strong of a dark, roasted malt component as some other dark wheat beers, but it is highly-drinkable and very enjoyable. (1,490 characters)

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

Had this at the Lucky Dog Saloon today a nice find on tap,pours a murky brown almost tea-like with a big fluffy head that becomes more creamy as it settles.Aroma is lightly smokey and very spicey and anisy with a nice amount of clove thrown in,the taste hits with a bubble gum flavor at first with a nice subtle spicieness to it.A nice flavorful beer,Iam becoming more hip to this style of beer because of brew like this,well done. (431 characters)

Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange hue, huge two-finger head, thick and foamy, lacing quite noticeable. Ear shattering carbonation, some spices and banana cloves on the nose. Spicy notes up front, refreshing and cleansing, quite tasty; hangs on the chewy side. Some vanilla beans noted, and some wheat notes, rather sweet for the style. Fresh palate, Munich malts noted towards the end, with a rather dry and grainy feeling, leaves you yearning and itching for more. Great, awesome, fill in the blanks, seek-and-destroy, this baby is awesome! (521 characters)

Photo of mschofield
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy leather brown with a huge four finger bubbly pillowy white head, even in the proper glass. Leaves a ring of lace at the top, but sparse thereafter.
Banana and clove aroma with a touch of apple.
Toasted malt, banana, wheat and caramel tastes. Bready a little tart.
Medium, "chewy" feel. It's an easy drinker. (315 characters)

Photo of marburg
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bananas Foster beer. Thick hunks of banana covered in gooey caramel tickle the nose. Hints of cloves, phenols, and classic hefe yeast emerge from that big, billowing head.

This takes me on a trip down memory lane: When my favorite bar was changing ownership a few years back, the old owner put everything on special to try to get a few bucks back and clear out inventory before taking off. Five dollar pitchers. Only five fucking dollars for this gem of a brew on tap. And it was one of a few select beers that really started me down my path of love...er, obsession.

And why not?

It's near fucking perfect beer. Something akin to a peppery feel -- cloves, perhaps? -- tingles the tongue while the palate is stimulated by the tiniest hints of oak and those same forceful caramel-banana overtones. It's sweet, but it's not sweet. It's flavorful, but it's refreshing. It's drinkable, but it's got some character. This is unquestionably one of my favorite wheat beers on the planet. (987 characters)

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

Mid-brown, slightly hazy, with a light tan head; adequately carbonated. A pleasant strong fruity, yeasty aroma makes for a good start. A mix of flavours are present, including roasted malt balanced out by sweetness (caramel?); quite assertive on the tongue at first, but the aftertaste was less dominating. A good enough beer, quite complex. (341 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised to see this on draft at Todd English's. The bartender stuck a wedge of lemon on the edge of the glass, and I promptly and hopefully, politely removed it. It pours a cloudy brown with a fair-sized fizzy beige head. A yeasty, clovey aroma is easy to notice. A damp earthy and hop aroma appears in the background. It's medium bodied, slightly grainy and loaded with mild to faint flavors. Yeasty, and clovey with a bit of banana, coriander and orange zest. A mild lemony bitterness and a faint flavor of limes emerge as the glass warms. The fizzy effervescence and dryness of the brew remains throughout. (617 characters)

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

Cloudy syrup brown color with a finger high frothy thick cream colored head that sticks around for a few minutes before crumbling down to a solid skim always present and drippy strings of lace with some minimal stickyness. Secure hefe nose of wheaty toastyness and clove spice with hints of apple skin and banana and some phenolic notes underneath. Taste is a toasted malt forthcoming in a pleasant full softness, playful and fluffy wheatyness with mild spice of clove and small notes of banana and melon husks. Feel is medium bodied with a nice soft fluffyness of nearly full carbonation that floats through the palate with ease and makes for some good drinking. (663 characters)

Photo of waughbrew
2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy auburn with a good head and ok retention. Stifled yeast product, bready toasted malts, big toffee, chocolate undertones in aroma. Taste is those toasted malts with munich malt sweetness and a lot of lighter caramels. Some spicy phenolics, but malt dominates. A little harsh on the carbonation at first, but settles down.

Overall an average, enjoyable beer that just fails to stand out. (395 characters)

Photo of Winter
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brown chestnut in color in appearance with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma consists of bananas & cloves, with a hint of wheat. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied. Rather nice flavor. Banana, clove and vanilla hit the front. Malt sweetness adds depth the the midtones. Finish is mildly yeasty with some grain and lingering chocolate-banana flavor. Pretty enjoyable overall. (383 characters)

Photo of bditty187
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered apple cider in appearance (hazy, brownish hue), aside from the massive off-white head of three fingers in height, it was slow to collapse to a loose cap of bubbles. Minimal lace. The nose has a pretty good dose of spicy-cloves, bread, bubblegum (which is oddly hollow). Fair potency. On the palate, the clove influences is noticeable but dull, spicy upfront. In the middle, malty, lightly toasty… clean and enjoyable, the finish is quick and refreshing, the carbonation is high and very cleansing, almost too much so. Only a kiss of spice lingers. Medium body. I’d like to taste more yeast, bread, bananas, etc… without my “beer thinking cap on” I would find little fault in this beer. Very drinkable… a nice Dunkel-Weisse. Try one.

1 pint, 9 oz. bottle, $3.00 in Omaha. (791 characters)

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

A nice brown brew with an ample white head of foam. The aromas hit you in the nose with a 1-2 punch of spices/cloves and bananas. The taste is fruity and spicy all at once, with no alcohol to be found...anywhere! The mouthfeel is light and airy, yet substantial for a dunkel. The drinkability is endless and that's the way that it should be... (343 characters)

Photo of chaduvel
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy dark chocolate brown with a beige lofty spectacular head. Smells rich of dark malts mixed with esters, wheat, yeast and clove. Taste is smooth and delicious. Banana bread, caramel and a yeast tang all come together seamlessly. Touch of clove on the finish. Enough carbonation to quench my thirst, and this one was gone way too soon. Exceptional style and an exceptional brew. (382 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma has a strong wheat character, including phenol qualities of clove. Hints of dark malt and caramel and nutty sweetness.
Huge tannish head. Amber brown slightly cloudy.
Flavor is much like aroma. Wheat beer qualties incluing some phenol and clean. Ever so slight richness from dark malt with notes of caramel or brown sugar and some nuttiness. Very pleasing.
Little thin but soft and refreshing.
Nice drink. Smooth and thirst quenching. (444 characters)

Photo of TastyTaste
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the pour to the bottom of the glass, a truely exceptional beer. It has the smell and taste of unpastuerized apple cider and chocolate. This was the thrid brew by Hacker-Pschorr I have sampled, and I have to say it is the best. Average ABV, but a pint of this got me nice and warm. (285 characters)

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

Appearance – Beautiful light brown in color with a good head that laced the glass.

Smell – Rich, chocolaty, toasted malt aroma with some light fruit and a dash of table sugar.

Taste – The deep malt flavors come out nicely at the tongue. The chocolate is there as well, along with some nice, dark fruits and a good helping of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel – Fully carbonated, big body, and not a hint of alcohol helps this one go down smoothly.

Drinkability – I’ll prost with a bottle of this any day of the week. This is a classic, authentic, German Dunkel Weitzen.

Update – I reviewed this beer shortly after joining the site so thought it would be fun to re-review it after having been here over a year and rating 1,200+ beers. It’s a solid “4” all the way around. There are just a handful of imports within the style that I’ve had that I enjoy better than this, and I think the Ramstein Classic is the only American made one to date. (955 characters)

Photo of Mustard
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16oz. brown bottle; no "bottled on" or "best before" date; $1.79 from Pavillions; Georg Pschorr's sallow mug on the label. I'm assuming this here beer is in fact the Dunkel Weisse; label actually reads "Weisse Dark" (obv. = "Dunkel Weisse"), the reported ABV being 5.5% not 5.3%.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, caramel brown; huge, pillowy head; looks like someone ladled out a dollop of Bisquick atop this puppy; light-to-moderate lacing of an unprincipled nature; stellar head retention.

Aroma: Sweet and spicy; hints of banana and tart apple.

Taste: Robust, sugary wheat malt profile; firm notes of spicy cloves, bananas and chocolatey roastiness; discernible hints of bubble gum and yeast; sour apple like wheat twang.

Notes: Stellar; thoroughly enjoyed Ayinger's Ur-Weisse the other night and prefer this; not entirely unreminiscent of a toned down Aventinus. (893 characters)

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

Poured from a large 500ml bottle. Brown mahogany in color. The beer was cloudy as some yeast was stirred up while pouring. Large glass, but had to be a double pour because the head on this beer was so massive. The creamy white head on this beer kept bouncing back up after every sip and just wouldn’t recede. Bubble gum and candy like aroma with some fruits and spices. Maybe some unripe bananas there, too. The taste is like a traditional Hefe, with the added caramel and chocolate flavors from the roasted grains. A very nice dunkelweizen and very drinkable. (561 characters)

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

Amber with a bubbly tan head...some dark caramel, cloves, and a hint of lemon on the nose...nice sweet banana and a very light caramel flavor on the buds..creamy texture..easy drinking...a nice carbonation level but not overdone...

One of my "old" all-time favorites that I'm realizing is still good, but not as spectacular as I thought a couple of years ago...still an enjoyable beer I would buy again... (408 characters)

Photo of StevieW
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep dark brown color. Shiny. Foamy light brown head, rich and full. Carmel and toffee smells. Candied fruit sweetness. Tastes follow the nose. Sweet candied fruit yeasty earthy tastes follow. Cotton candy and toasted carmel flavors follow. Beer is full of flavors to the end, no watery finish. Light to medium bodied. Very refreshing. Easy to drink and worth a try. A good version of a dunkel weisse. (406 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown color, large foamy head. Aroma is spicy and slightly yeasty. Medium bodied German Wheat. Malty and spicy. Lighter taste, yet lots of flavor. Yeasty and citrusy. Nice taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Very drinkable beer. (281 characters)

Photo of BierReise
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium dark and cloudy with mammoth rocky head. Aroma is spicy with clove dominating over wheat malt and yeast. Medium bodied and smooth with no noticable bitterness. Flavor is of roasted wheat malt which is on the sweet side. Overall not a bad Dunkel. (252 characters)

Photo of granger10
2.91/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a nice dark color for a weisse. It had an estery aroma that was dominated by bananas. The flavors in this beer however seemed not to mix well. Strong banana taste with some clove but there was also a roasted barley flavor. It ended with a slight acidic sourness that did not seem to be in place. I am going to try this again and maybe change my review if I find the next bottle better. (402 characters)

Photo of KroMagnon
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The label says “Traditional Dark Wheat” and has a picture of some bemused looking fellow; to the left it says “Georg Pschorr” and on the right are the dates 1798 1867. There is a date on it 09.03 which I suspect is a “best by” date. The beer is “brewed according to the German Law of Purity of 1516”. Color wise, it is kind of coppery-orange and had a nice tan head. The aroma was strongly clove and some firm maltiness; not much banana at all, perhaps some hints of fruity esters. Flavorwise, the beer was on the malty sweet side, with some spiciness probably from the phenolic wheat beer yeast notes. The only hops were a slight bitterness which obviously was simply to balance the sweetness. The beer came across as medium-heavy but was pretty smooth and definitely tasty. Although it is a different style of beer, I prefer these (particularly this one) to the more “standard” hefeweizen beers.

For a BJCP dunkelweizen I'd put this at about 4.5/5 - could stand to have a bit more fermentation character to compliment the maltiness. (1,047 characters)

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.