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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

433 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 47
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-17-2001)
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Photo of witster18
3.35/5  rDev -16%

another solid offering from hacker. I do prefer the weiss but the dunkel weiss is still good. Pours an amber/orange hue with a huge head with below average retention for its size.... Lots of banana ... lemon ....and is that....it is ... a little caramel hint....unusual for the style... some other florals( a lil clove). PROMINENT wheat...the hops come late....mouthfeel is excellent...grassier than the reg weiss...and not as high on the drinkability...but this still knocks the socks off of most of our domestic imitations...recommended. While some prefer the reg weiss...stating that this has more taste...I disagree...because this is far less consistant for the style...I expected a little more flavor from a dark wheat.

witster18, Jan 26, 2007
Photo of nicksta
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

A: A nice head dies quickly and leaves only a fair amount of lacing. In the middle the beer is a brown solid, but on the edges it goes from light brown to orange.

S: The smell is slightly clean. I pick up on some big citrus aromas; lemon. There is a little bit of chocolate on the end of a big sniff.

T: The taste really reminds me of a pale wheat. There is a wide array of fruits; citrus mostly, with orange, lemon, and banana. It sets itself apart as a Dunkel Weizen by surpressing the usual spongey sour taste of a Pale Wheat. It does that with a cocoa taste at the beginning and end. The hops could be more defined.

M: This beer is still quite carbonated after letting it sit for a while. I burped a lot.

D: The springy taste of a pale wheats is still there in addition to the carbonation, so the drinkability is lowered.

nicksta, Nov 26, 2006
Photo of SudNut
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%

Ahh the Mrs. bought me a six-pack of this. I guess I should buy her some flowers or something now. Served in a weizen glass with a murky amber appearance and nice two finger head. Smells of bread with a light smell of roasted malt and hops. Taste is similar to smell bread up front with cloves and roasted malt cutting to just a hint of hops. The mouthfeel is light with plenty of creamy suds, that’s the way I like it! This is beer is very drinkable. It would be great summertime beer, for a hot afternoon.

SudNut, Nov 22, 2006
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%

Approximately $1.99 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange Ca for a 12 oz. bottle. Purchased in October, drunk in November 2006.

Pours a pretty amber-brown with a nice off-white ehad that sticks around through the whole glass. Aroma is kind of weak, but it's caramel malts and maybe a hint of sweet chocolate.

Flavor is nice. Malty goodness with a slight astringency at the end that announces the hops are here. Warm and bready and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but it's OK. Overall I like this and could drink it anytime. Not a favorite, but I think that has to do more with my feelings about the style than this particular offering. Pretty good!

Dukeofearl, Nov 08, 2006
Photo of tgbljb
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%

Poured a cluady copper color with imprerssive white creamy head. Sparse lacing.
Smell is very light,but a mild fruitiness can be detected. Also some banana present.
Taste is dark fruity, spicy and malty.
Finishes with a slight dryness, but mostly sweet malt.
A nice easy drinking refreshing beer.

tgbljb, Oct 24, 2006
Photo of sockeye101
3/5  rDev -24.8%

I'm not sure what I was expecting with this one, but overall I wasn't that impressed. It poured a murky brown with little head that faded quickly. Aroma was nice with dried fruits, a bit of banana, and malts. Taste was very thin, just a bit of fruitiness and a malt finish, I was expecting more, and it just wasn't there. Mouthfeel was very watery and not smooth in the slightest. Overall, not great, but not bad, one that I would drink again if someone offered, but not one I'd seek out again.

sockeye101, Oct 19, 2006
Photo of williamherbert
2.85/5  rDev -28.6%

The color is a clear but dark gold. Has a thin, dishsoap head that suprisingly sticks around for a bit.

It is a sweet but very pungent dark wheat flavor. Very sour.

The beer may be too old (drank in October, brewed in April). It has a stale, cellared flavor. Very sour and pungent, and not in a pleasant way. Apparently this beer doesn't age very well.

You would think that this beer would be thick, but it is much thinner than expected. The aftertaste is sour and not in the way I think the brewer intended. It has too much of an overwhelming alcohol flavor to be the smooth dunkel-weisse I was hoping for. Apparently it doesn't age very well.

williamherbert, Oct 18, 2006
Photo of objectivemonkey
4/5  rDev +0.3%

I have to say, this is an attractive beer, dark reddish copper with enormous head, good lacing, decent lacing that doesn't really stick much. Aroma is pretty nice, a musky and spicy clove and some banana. Taste is good, good touch of husky wheat, some nice spices and clove, tasty. Medium body, good carbonation, an easy drinker, 4s across the board.

objectivemonkey, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of DogFood11
4.03/5  rDev +1%

Ruddy brown body produces a tan head that is gigantic and it leaves behind string lace. I can already smell the clovey makeup of this offering.

First drink and I was a bit surprised by the balance this was able to achieve. Malts have a big role in this offering. Bananna up front countered by sweet malts that have some backbone. Meaning they contribute to the taste with some deeper characteristics, namely chocolate and toast. Fruity esters are laid back. Finish is dry and unfortunately not very clean or crisp with some lingering malty aftertaste.

Notes: A bit of yeast sediment rolls around this unfiltered brew. I liked this one alot. Simple, smooth (until the finish), and tastes great.

DogFood11, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of TexIndy
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Poured from a 500ml bottle with bottled on date into a weizen glass. Had the classic dark amber dunkel color with a good head. Smell was awesome with overtones of overripe bananas. Mouthfeel was standard fare. Taste was great - I love dunkels and this ranks up there with the best (Ayinger Ur-Weise). Highly recommend you try and always has a home in my fridge. (4.5,HR,T,Y)

TexIndy, Sep 24, 2006
Photo of Fish113d
3.55/5  rDev -11%

Pours pale-gold color with a heaping white head the dissipates rather quickly. Merky look when held into light.

Definitely wheat on the nose along with a sour citrus aroma. Maybe a little clove spice sneaks through a bit. Okay. Expected better.

Sweet up front with cloves and a wheaty, but bitter follow-up. The finish is slightly dry with maybe just a bit of a slightly smoke flavor? I found this to be quite interesting to say the least. maybe a little honey on the sip as well. Decent, but quite sweet.

Tingly carbonation to a smooth, almost creamy body. Finish is slightly dry and the tingle from the carbonation sticks around for a while. Interesting.

Overall, this is quite easy to drink and nice for a summers evening on the porch. This isn't my favorite style, but I think this represents the style quite well. Decent.

Fish113d, Aug 23, 2006
Photo of Viggo
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a hazy reddish brown, huge off white head forms, great retention, and great lacing, really looks fantastic. Smell is sweet, little bit of roast, caramel, banana/clove, wheat. Taste is sweet and toffeelike, chocolate, banana and clove, some citrus, very nice and chewy. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with high carbonation, very refreshing and flavourful.

Viggo, Aug 23, 2006
Photo of goochpunch
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours out a cloudy leather brown with a quickly fizzling head. Head eventually faded out into nothing. Smelled of primarily dark malts with banana following and just a hint of clove. Some bready aromas present. Tastes mirror the smells of this beer with a dark malt forwarded flavor accompanied by bananas. Good banana nut bread flavor that I look for in dunkel weizens. Mouthfeel was pleasantly bubbly but lacked any real body to back it up. Kind of thin. The flavors are all there, but the relatively weak mouthfeel kind of hurts the drinkability.

goochpunch, Aug 22, 2006
Photo of KarlHungus
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%

This brew pours a brown color with reddish hues around the edges of the glass. The head is massive last long lasting. The aroma is cloves, chocolate malt, and banana. The taste is like the aroma, but with a little less clove. The mouthfeel is a touch lighter than medium bodied, and the carbonation is high and too style. Overall, this is a pretty good dunkel weizen...not the best, but pretty good.

KarlHungus, Aug 18, 2006
Photo of teg8612
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%

Poured into a Weisse Glass

A- An un-filtered weiss beer, it appears cloudy. A dark brown not a deep black like most other dunkle's. A lemon with my Dunkle? No spank you.

S- A light, sweet aroma from the wheat malt. Faint.

T&M- Grainy wheat texture, sweet and smooth with no bitterness. Al little fruitiness but wheat malt dominates. Light mouthfeel and slcik with light carbonation. Solid.

D- Not as deep and brooding as other dunkle's but still very good. I like a little roastier malt but this is okay. Could be spicier and more citrus notes. Very sessionable and great on a hot day when the thirst seems unquenchable.

teg8612, Aug 17, 2006
Photo of thelagerheads
2.35/5  rDev -41.1%

If this stuff wasn't crafted in 1516 by Martin Luther himself (I'm lying) foretelling the birth and brilliance of Richard Wagner (aka the white Redd Foxx)(Again I'm lying.) I'd say it could pass for a jailhouse beer of bread, water and sugar sifted through a sweaty t-shirt. Not that it's a terribly crafted beer but it tastes like Kroger Wheat Bread liquified into a weak cider and then thickened with whole milk. Very malty and creamy but a copper dark instead of the midnite brown I prefer whilst drinking in the hot flames of hell (In fact if I was standing on Satan's shoulders with my skin peeling off I'd drink a schwarzbier.)(Not lying).

thelagerheads, Aug 11, 2006
Photo of riversider76
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a cloudy amber brown, with orange hue. Thin head, with decent retention,and nice lace. Smell is wheat and sweetness. Body is medium, with some carbionation. Taste is sweet from start to finish. Not overpowering ar all. Fruit,and spice in the finish. Very very good!

riversider76, Jul 25, 2006
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured from a typically big German bottle into a pint glass. Presented a nice foamy head over hazy auburn liquid. The smell was typical weizen, cloves and yeasty aroma.

The taste was a little bitter, a little bit of chocolate, and clove spice.

Pretty good.

TurdFurgison, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%

I used to not like this style much. That's because I was drinking a lot of bad Dunkelweissbiers and didn't know it. Apparently a tough style to get right. This one does. It keeps everything that I like in a Dark German Wheat without letting it dominate the finess fruitiness esters and phenols. Both shine well and compliment eachother nicely. The beer is very bready and yeasty, evident in the flavor and texture. Strong on the banannas and hints of bubblegum, then rounds out with a smooth dark malt flavor. The beer never feels weighted...just light and crisp throughout. Slight astringency from the dark grains come into play late. Very nice beer.

BEERchitect, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of Romulus141
3.63/5  rDev -9%

Poured into a Weisse Glass

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, amber brown. From an aggressive pour, the head is strong and foamy. The head will dissipate over time, but a ring remains and some light foam on top of the beverage. Lacing on the edges of the glass are present.

Smell: Deep, sweet, and full of wheat aromas. The sweet smell is apparent when one is drinking this brew, but it is not overpowering. This is quite pleasant to just smell.

Taste: Sweet and full of wheat. The aftertaste is sweet at first, and then the wheat taste takes over. There is no bitterness to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Not thick. The beer is slick as it travels down one's throat. It does not have the oily texture of macrobrews, even though it is not as thick as an ale or stout. There is body to this, and it is not intrusive.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable. I could enjoy many of these in one session. It quenches the thirst, and is not so thick that it fills one up. Enjoyable, and I would have more.

Overall, this reminds me of Franziskaner Dunkel, although the Franziskaner is better.

Romulus141, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of warriorsoul
3.43/5  rDev -14%

After tasting Samual Adams' attempt at a dark wheat, which I enjoyed more than anticipate...I had to snag this one to more familiarize myself with the style.
Cloudy, worn-copper in color with two full fingers of light tan head...half of which remains. Thick lacing forms, but eventually slides down into the brew.
Quite pleasant in the nose...sweet malt, sugarcane, and come mild spiced quality.
The taste is less thrilling...was expecting a bit more from the inticing aroma. Fairly bland flavors, but balanced well...even a touch tart (no bottling date).
Mouthfeel is average...carbonation typical for a wheat beer.
Pretty easy drinking here...just not sure I'd go with this one over the hefe.

warriorsoul, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%

12oz. bottle

Potrs a slightly hazy chestnut brown with a creamy tan head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

Very faint aroma. Slightly bready and yeasty with maybe a hint of fruitiness. This was even after it warmed up.

Mild taste. Some breadiness upfront with just a hint of fruitiness. Finishes rather bland with a mild yeastiness at the end.

Light body, good carbonation.

A rather plain brew. Easy enough to drink, but mediocre overall.

MaltyGoodness, Jun 10, 2006
Photo of doubleipa
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%

This is my first Dunkel Weisse. Not much aroma initial as it was served waaaay too cold and with a lemon slice. Why do people that know little about beer think that ALL weisse beers should have a slice of lemon. Anyway, there was a slight malt aroma. Not as wheaty as I would've expected. This is, however, a medium to full body brew. I can see myself drinking this on a cool fall day with some game.

doubleipa, Jun 08, 2006
Photo of Domingo
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Since this is one of my favorite beers (and has been), I figure it's time I review it.
Pours a very cloudy brown color. Think of a really heart hefe-weiss, but with some doppelbock mixed in for good measure. When I think of the term "unfiltered," this brew immediately comes to mind. Head is this and reminds me of merengue
Smell is banana, caramel, cinnamon, and a mild clove.
Flavor is wonderful and fluctuates on the temperature. When fairly cool the maltier flavor comes out. As it warms a bit, then the more traditional hefe flavors of banana and clove appear. There's definitely a little spice and honey thrown in the mix.
Mouthfeel is just right for drinking year round.
Drinkability is only limited by the style. Personally I like to alternate weiss with a lager or even a dark ale, so I don't think I would drink more than 2 of this beer by itself. However when alternating it's wonderful and perfect.

One of the best Dunkel Weiss' around. Easily as good as any from the other "Munich six" It's also easy to find, too!

Domingo, May 24, 2006
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance: Hazy deep copper in color with a small, persistent white head, and abundent suspended sediment. The lacing is thick and glass-coating; carbonation is moderate.

Aroma: Sweet aroma of caramel and freshly baked dark bread, with mild chocolate, clove and earth notes as well. The banana note mentioned by other reviewers does not seem to be present.

Taste: Opens with sweet caramel notes, followed by hints of earth, slight toasty and nutty notes, finishes with a mild herbal and medicinal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Soft and quite full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasing example, well-crafted, and quite drinkable.

Presentation: Packaged in a pint brown glass bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Pegasus, May 21, 2006
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.