Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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4.2/5 rDev +5.5%
A - Poured out a brown color with a tan hue at the bottom of the glass. It had a big, foamy, tan head with big bubbles that slowly receded.
S - It smelled nutty and of wheat and sweet malt. There was also a subtle cherry aroma.
T - The nut and wheat flavor were balanced by a biscuity malt flavor. There was a sweet citrus kick at the back of the tongue.
M - It was smooth and soft. A light to medium-bodied beer.
D - This is a great tasting Dunkel. I've only seen it one place and I only grabbed one - a decision that I regret.
08-29-2008 21:46:39 | More by zeff80
3.35/5 rDev -15.8%
12 oz. bottle,
A: Pours a medium brown with a firm off-white head, average retention for the style, limited lacing.
S: Banana and other dark bread, molasses, cloves.
T: Taste is surprsingly light, just of caramel malt until the beer has been in the mouth for a couple of seconds. The ending has a real nice clove and cinnamon flavour to it.
M: A tad overcarbonated making it difficult to drink at times, overall, smooth, spicy, light/medium body.
D: A solid dunkelweizen, though I've had many better. No problems finishing the bottle, but for this style I'll go elsewhere next time methinks.
08-25-2008 04:57:35 | More by Halcyondays
4.33/5 rDev +8.8%
This is a great weisse beer, especially because it is dark. It stands a nice dark brown with wonderful Belgium lace left behind on a good pour. I prefer to follow Hacker-Pschorr's pouring instructions for this beer (e.g. clean, wet glass, right tilt, etc.).
The scent is almost sweet, but with a good touch of malt and hops. Makes you want to drink it up quick.
The taste is terrific and somewhat involved. I won't bother repeating the views of other reviewers because they got the descriptions accurate. In short, the taste is well worth the time.
Not as easy to drink as a lighter weisse beer, but much better in the long run. The complexity of this ale is marvelous and should be enjoyed with good friends. Goes well with white meat on the grill.
In summary...try this one, you won't be disappointed.
08-21-2008 16:03:29 | More by bbeerman
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
I don't like weisse beers. Having said that, this beer is extraordinary. Appearance is cloudy mocha brown wih a tight beige head. Tons of lace. Aroma has loads of banana and clove esters that dance ever so delicately with that familiar German melanoidin and bready malts along with floral noble hops. Very complex. Flavor is where it's at, though, with a complex palate-full of banana esters, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, bready maltiness and molasses cookies or maybe ginger snaps. Flowery noble hops are moderate here but bitterness is just enough to balance everything together. Medium-full mouthfeel with all that suspended yeast and a bit sweet in the finish. This is a treat to drink on tap if you find it.
08-20-2008 01:38:55 | More by beerkittycat
3.63/5 rDev -8.8%
Pours a cloudy copper apricot color with vibrant hues of yellow and orange mixed in together. Big, thick white head on top with a long shelf life. It eventually settles down a bit but remains a steady half-inch in depth. The nose is strong banana and clove. Very wheaty, but also with heavy fruit content. Bready too. Some spices - maybe nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste is very pleasant. Subdued wheat beer flavor with noticeable banana and citrus taste. Again, nutmeg and maybe some cinnamon. Green apple with pear and light strawberry. Tangy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is tingly, as this sucker contains a lot of carbonation. But it mellows out over time.
I like this beer. Not as much as the Hacker-Pschorr hefe-weizen, though. Still, it's a totally drinkable session beer if you're in the mood for a dunkel. I think it would go very well with a grilled pork chop with apple slices.
07-30-2008 22:41:35 | More by Atlas1
4.55/5 rDev +14.3%
Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. poured a thick, foamy head on a light caramel colored body. Smelled of a typical weisse, with a nice measure of sweetness. Throw banana and caramel in there as well. Taste was along the same lines, with the caramel and sweetness a touch stronger than the smell led on. Interesting that I detected little or no citrus. Exceptionally smooth, very, very easy to drink. Excellent brew.
07-28-2008 18:02:05 | More by ibashmuck
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured a .5 liter bottle into a traditional Bavarian wheat beer glass.
A: Nice pour, with a dark mahogany color, and a decent amount of head.
S: Nose is full of caramel with some wheat notes and a touch of alcohol. About what one would expect for the style.
T&M: Starts off with a wheat like caramel sweetness and I also picked up on some chocolate and a faint hint of vanilla in there as well. Throughout the sip, the traditional flavors of a weizen beer are also present, with a nice touch of banana and ester like flavors from the yeast well. Finishes up with a nice ample hop bitterness that goes an excellent job of cleaning the palate and leaving you wanting another sip.
Mouthfeel is good for the style, with a medium level of carbonation, and pretty much spot on for the viscosity for the style of the beer; not thin, but not too heavy to prevent it from being a drinkable brew.
D & Notes: I have had this beer before, and I remember it being even better that the one I am drinking right now. The bottle says "produced on 03/07", which, if this is true, obviously means I don't have a fresh beer in front of me. I can taste the fact that the freshness isn't there any longer, but this is still a very good brew that is complex, and would be a great cold weather beer for somebody who is a hefeweizen fan, but doesn't necessarily want a winter brew that will weigh them down.
07-20-2008 00:19:56 | More by AustinBeerLvr
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
A: The beer pours a hazy copper/amber color with about an inch of off-white, pillowy head that falls of a 1/16 inch cap after a few minutes. The cap stays well.
S: Baked bread, a little clove, and a bit of roastiness.
T: Similar to the smell, the breadiness is the big element here with the clove in accompaniment. The roasted component is there a bit too.
M: Medium-bodied, slightly coating, with a crisp finish.
D: This beer is very drinkable, if you like the Dunkle Weisse style, this is definitely one to get your hands on.
07-17-2008 21:48:55 | More by slyke
3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
After pouring this out, I realized that it was bottled in March of 2007, 16 months ago. I'm hoping for the best.
My suspicions of age first arose when a massive head started to form. I poured it gently from there on out, into a pint glass. It looks nice - a brownish orange, full of haze, and while some of the off-white head dissipated, much remained. The nose is a little sour (again, suspicious), but very wheaty. The flavor isn't bad, but it isn't great - it's crisp, somewhat lemony, but otherwise mostly wheaty again. It's quite full in the mouth, while all the carbonations hanging around, so it feels good. I'm guessing that something's not quite right with this bottle, so overall this may not be a fair judge of this brew. I really liked their regular Weisse, but this one's letting me down, but maybe not of it's own fault.
07-13-2008 19:43:21 | More by MDekker
4.25/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured a 3 finger head, diminished to a foamy thick collar which retained well leaving puffs of broken lace all the way through.hazy dark copper appearance.
Smell was clovey, with a wiff of fresh baked bread.
Taste is very similar to smell, no banana or vanilla detected on this one.
Mouthfeel is slightly creamy and tangy at the same time,smooth goodness.
all in all this is a VERY good dunkel...I must have again.
06-27-2008 15:11:41 | More by steinlifter
3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
A. Poured from a 17 oz bottle into a beer mug. Appears light brown with a chunky head and some nice lacing.
S. Wheat is in the forefront with some herbal hops in the background.
T. Pretty well balanced here, some wheat is there, not so much banana tasting as some others have reported. Instead the hop bitterness shines through with an almost lemony twang.
M. Pretty smooth and good going down.
D. Fairly drinkable and made for sessions.
06-21-2008 14:13:14 | More by Stinkypuss
4.55/5 rDev +14.3%
Fantastic. Quick note about this beer, The freshness date on my bottle says 04.06....HAH! Hardly, this beer tastes fresh and bubbly and all around great. I guess this is one of those beers that gets better with age. I bought this off the shelf to boot, no fridge. Amazing.
Poured out a rich caramel color with a thick chunky head. Head disapated entirely by about halfway through. But the carbonation stuck around, every time I set the glass down, a new school of bubble erupted in the glass. Smells of caramel, sweet and malty. Creamy mouthfeel. No bitterness for a darker beer, though it is wheat, I was expecting some, just because of how dark it is.
Loved this beer, would and will buy it again. I hope to find a bottle with a recent freshness date so I can see what this tastes like when its young. For how old this bottle was, I was already amazed at the test, I just wonder if its even better when its fresh.
06-17-2008 05:13:51 | More by MichaelGreene
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
I tried this beer on November 1, 2007 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto. The beer was a brownish colour with a thick tan coloured head that lasted throughout the beer. The aroma was malt, caramel, and apple flavours. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was a mixture of malt, and apple.
05-12-2008 05:10:10 | More by cyrenaica
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
A- Cloudy hazelnut orange, one and a half finger head.
S- Banana, nutmeg and caramel.
T- Spicy, caramelized banana up front lending way to a solid malty backbone where a slight touch of noble hops pop up ever so slightly before the end.
M- Just about right, very light without feeling watery.
D- I'll prolly grab it again.
A fine example of the style. There's enough going on, but not so much that you can't just sit back and enjoy.
05-06-2008 14:49:54 | More by Pauly2X
4.4/5 rDev +10.6%
Appearance - Cloudy ice tea color. Beautiful 3 finger head when poured correctly. Pattern lacing on areas of the glass.
Smell - Yeast, clove, nuts, notes of banana and citrus.
Taste - Sweet malt with a little clove spice / banana and tanginess. Finishing with a slight bitter hop to balance it out nicely. Definitely a weiss with more body and heartiness.
Mouthfeel - Wonderful carbonation and good fullness.
Drinkability - Being a dunkel weiss doesn't make it any less drinkable...just more flavorful.
A quality hefeweiss that I will visit again many times...
05-02-2008 13:15:31 | More by rkinsella
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured whole bottle into my hefe glass and received a one-finger head that really receeded slowly. A nice smell combining citric notes such as lemon, orange and banana with some spices like clove and pepper. A quality lemon-zest taste with a smooth mouthfeel as the spices are balanced in this beer, so there is some crispness hidden in there with the hops. Also a good malt taste is tucked in there, something like cocoa or toffee, and there might be some caramel in there too for that hint of sweetness.
Semi-dry backbite seals the deal, as this is a great dark hefe and I would recommed this beer to anyone to try, not just dunkel fans.
04-30-2008 12:37:47 | More by clayrock81
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
A: Pours a cloud deep orange copper color with a finger of white head. No lacing to speak of.
S: Sweet malt. Dates and raisins. Heavy wheat smell in the back.
T: Sweet wheat up front. The malt balances the wheat nicely and the added dark fruits really give this beer a nice complex taste. Almost like Aventinus light.
M: Med to heavy bod with a nice syrupy feel.
D: Love my wheat beers this time of year and this is no exception. Really nice example of an unappreciated style.
04-27-2008 22:15:05 | More by aerozeppl
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
A- Pours a cloudy, dark yellow-brown. Big creamy head disapates to a small cream-colored head that leaves spotty lacing
S- Malt with banana esters. Hint of apple in the nose
T- Rich malt body with tart apples & sweet plums. Finishes sweet.
M- Medium-bodied. Lingering sweetness
D- Is good.
04-27-2008 22:05:17 | More by Avryle
4.3/5 rDev +8%
12 oz from Total Wine
A - Auburn-brown in color, lots of sediment, orangish moderate head, stays around.
S - Brown sugar and plums.
T - Apples, plum, and sugar.
M - Carbonated, but moist and satisfying.
D - Great tasting beer. Little less sediment might be better, but then again, it's a weiss.
04-20-2008 20:09:51 | More by MisterClean
3.7/5 rDev -7%
A-pours a cloudy muddy brown,until held to a light then it reveals some orange and ruby red highlights,on top sits a healthy layer of almond head that dissapates quickly leaving behind almost no lacing
S-fruity,cinnamon and cloves
T-sweet and malty start that fades rapidly into spices and banana,some wildberry tartness is also in the mix
M-light body(a bit thin),good carbonation,straight forward and soft
D-no fireworks here,but overall a very enjoyable Dark Wheat
04-10-2008 04:31:51 | More by orangemoustache
3.78/5 rDev -5%
Purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.
A: Pours with a moussy thick 1 inch + head that dissipates to a nice topping. Dark copper hue. Hazy and opaque.
S: Well balanced between clove and banana aromas. Grainy. Slight metallic aroma - I have no clue where that is coming from.
T: Base is built around grainy sweet malt flavor with caramel hightlights. Clove flavors outweigh the lighter banana and bubblegum flavors.
MF: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Not particularly fluffy or full.
D,notes: I love a good dunklewizen - this one is pretty good but nothing spectacular. The moutfeel was kind of lacking in this one but this did not really hurt drinkability.
04-09-2008 16:37:42 | More by Nipitato
3.68/5 rDev -7.5%
I am sampling this beer out of a 12 oz bottle and into a mason jar. It has a nice dark amber color to it with a nice white 1/2" head on it. The aroma of this beer is very malty with a touch of banana and maybe some clove. Tasting this beer was a joy it has a disticnt malt taste with a touch of sweet candy sugar and some banana flavor as well. This is a very drinkable beer smooth on the palate, but it has a slight bite at the end. The bite doesn't linger though.
03-25-2008 03:07:06 | More by nmyers
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
This is an exceptionally good dark wheat beer that hits all the right notes. The aroma is strong banana, malts, some peach scents, and root beer. This is a slightly cloudy copper color beer with moderate carbonation and light to medium bodied. The taste is malt, root beer, a nice bready grain, mildly balancing hops, and some caramel dash. There is a bit of a bubble gum taste to this beer as well. There is an underlying sweetness to this beer, but overall it isn't that sweet. And the same goes for the dryness as well. This beer is representative of the style and is an essential seeker out if you want a genuine dark wheat beer. L'Chaim.
03-07-2008 23:20:13 | More by albern
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
A - Pours up amber with red highlights, A thick off white head dissipates slowly.
S - Sweet malts with caramel notes, and raisins in the background.
T - Sweet malt flavors, some caramel in the background. A hint of banana flavor in the finish.
M - Slightly thin, but well carbonated.
D - A very good beer. Two or three would be fairly easy.
02-08-2008 01:02:55 | More by hiikeeba
3.9/5 rDev -2%
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer purchased at the local package store.
A- A deep amber color with a two finger head.
S - Like raisins and irish soda bread, mmm
T- Rich and full, hints of caramel, yeast and safron.
MF -Very nice, sweet but not too sweet.
D- A little above average, only a few of these in the evening.
01-26-2008 04:45:40 | More by mltobin
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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