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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

452 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 51
Gots: 9 | 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 trancefishy
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours a muddy orange-brown, with a tall, dimpled creamy brown head (not white, like the picture).

Aroma smells very simliar to the yeast used in ayinger brau-weisse. a very spicy, estery smell, with hints of bread.

Upfront in the taste, there is that certain weisse taste (always makes me think of fresh bread), followed closely behind by subtle spiciness, and the taste of the yeast so prevalent in the aroma. going down, the taste teeters between a bit of spice and a bit of fruit, almost rocking between the two. aftertaste is mildly sweet with a twinge of alcohol.

Mouthfeel on this is excellent. it has such a flowing, gentle quality. you cannot detect carbonation as bubbles at all, it's just smooth. it is just a tad bit thin feeling on the tip of my tongue after the beer has been swallowed, but, this isn't supposed to be a thick beer.

All in all, another excellent offering by Hacker-Pschorr. Get some.

trancefishy, Dec 04, 2004
Photo of mynie
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A powerful smell. Electric yeast and apricots. A little bit of grain.

Tastes great. Spicy and fruity esters upfront, and explosive zip of wheat malt in the back. A nice, dry and very fruity aftertaste.

This has one of the most crisp bodies of any weizen I've ever tried. It's very refreshing! This would be a great session beer for the times when you and a group of friends have just got done with some hard work. Like, if I had just built a doghouse and wanted to reward myself this is the beer that I would drink a lot of.

mynie, Dec 04, 2004
Photo of IceAce
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Explosive carbonation when transferred from the 12 Oz. bottle to a 0.5l beer-clean Weizen glass. The ruddy-orange body begins life with a four-finger rocky cap of foam of egg white consistency

Aroma: Smell is dominated by weizen yeast. Subsequent probing of the nose reveals, well, more yeast. Can't seem to find the banana or clove esters for which these beers are famous

Taste: Earthy malt greets the tongue with the finish a slowly fading mix of roasted malt and yeast. The finish is backed up with just enough hop to lend some semblance of balance

Mouthfeel: Nice full-bodied mouthfeel which leaves with a slick coating on the tongue and cheeks

Drinkability: Above average representation of the style which I'd never turn down...or seek out.

IceAce, Nov 20, 2004
Photo of allengarvin
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half-liter bottle, in weizen glass.

Appearance: Dark mahogany appearance, with nice frothy white head; brew s somewhat clear appearance for the style.

Aroma: Toasty malt aroma, somewhat cracker-like.

Flavor/Body: Good munich malt flavor, with citrus/banana fruit flavor. Phenols a little on the low side. Finishes tart and acidic. Highly carbonated, with full mouthfeel.

Notes: Decent dunkel, with malt a significant part of the profile. Still, I find it a slight bit lacking.

allengarvin, Nov 09, 2004
Photo of alexgash
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wheat hazy, golden-brown body with a big, off-white head.
Smells of tangy grapes and wheat malt (sour Grapenuts), with rich, fresh, toffeeish banana bread and yeast.
Taste is similar to the smell, but not as strong/assertive. There’s more banana, and less banana bread/toffee. Medium-bodied feel. Finish is wheat bitter.

alexgash, Oct 28, 2004
Photo of Reidrover
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was pleasantly surprised to see this and its lighter sibling at a store in Salem.
Quite a distinguished looking beer, light hazy chesnut brown with a large frothy off white head.
Rather pleasing aroma..the usual germen hefe smells plus a rich maltiness.
Nice taste to this it has the usual esters and spiciness of a regular Hefe and a nice caramel malt sweetness.
Very smooth on the tongue and semi-dry finish.
I found this exceptionally drinkable..I shall be returnin to the store to by a few cases of this stuff.

Reidrover, Oct 22, 2004
Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: rosy, cloudy, beneath a lush, looming, lovely dollop of a creamy, puddingesque head.
Aroma: creamy, clovey, there's the banana, too, with a whiff of other tropical fruits, sensuous, arousing, inherently likable.
Great grit and grab on the palate with first sip, nice blitz of hops, followed by lush, mellow malt. Great body, long, lingering finish, persistent flavor. Smooth, and very easy on the tongue, Goes down the gullet nice as a dream.
A good dunkel-weisse is a wonderful thing, and Hacker's is a sterling example.

feloniousmonk, Oct 18, 2004
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, chestnut body with a tightknit, beige, head that rises two fingers tall. Head retains well, eventually falling into attractive, collar and sheet lace.
Aroma is lemon, banana, cut hay, toffee, and peppery spice.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with relatively high carbonation and a medium body.
Taste mirrors the aroma, with the addition of yeast and hop bitterness. Tangy and tart fruits, mostly banana, caramel, and some mild peppery spice. Very well balanced, and tasty to the palate.
Very nice for style, and a solid addition to anyone's cooler. Good drinkability, and an excellent, all purpose, dark wheat ale.

merlin48, Oct 06, 2004
Photo of putnam
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This sample came from a tragic moving-out-of-business sale. Cryptic dating reads just "06.04." This is meant to mean "expires on:", I assume. It is now 09.04. I smell and taste it from a large bowl and conclude that it is just a little tired. Aromas of artisan bakehouse permeate a thinnish, scraped-metal exterior. Remnants of over-ripe banana and cinnamon rolls lurk within. Pillowy globs of rising brown dough confront austere tannins and simple, light sugar flavors.

Consider this review temporary.

putnam, Sep 12, 2004
Photo of fdrich29
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pint .9 fl.oz bottle That says "Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark Traditional Dark Wheat" on the label below a picture of Pschorr.

Thick, rich head sits at least two fingers above the beer, which almost resembles an apple cider color, only with a deeper amber tint. Looking at the glass it appears more like pudding than a liquid due to its darkness.

Smells like fruit and grains with a light, sweet aroma.

Taste is light and fruity with the slightest tinge of bitterness on its way down.

Feels smooth and clean, goes down very nicely.

I really enjoyed the bottle, but wouldn't have more than one in a day. Would certainly entertain the thought of purchasing this again, even though I don't usually tend to purchase wheat beers of any kind. Definitely left an impression.

fdrich29, Aug 04, 2004
Photo of kbub6f
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge, slightly tan-white, firm head collapses unevenly, leaving lava lamp lacing. The beer is a mostly clear, dark mahogany. Spicy citrus notes in the nose, but not much else. The tangy, citrus front is a little acidic. Middle is milky-malty, with slightly cooked caramel. More tangy fruit in the finish: syrupy, but not sweet. This is very good: quite light and fruity; nicely spicy.

kbub6f, Jul 24, 2004
Photo of filabrazilia
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light brown with a fluffy tan head that settles slowly in the glass. A good looking beer.

There is a cornucopia of fruit in the nose that is balanced by a touch of rich malt and spice.

The taste is smooth and mellow with a hint of chocolate malt and banana. All the qualities of an alcoholic milk shake, sans the milk. The taste becomes slightly more tart as the beer warms and the hops leave a small impression on the last swallow.

A traditional dunkel weisse with mild mouthfeel that doesn't overwhelm the palate. The balance is near perfect--sweetness followed by a slightly bitter finish. Neither overtaking the other, simply complementing each other in a symphony of give and take.

This style of beer is quickly becoming my favorite and this beer is one of the reasons why. Complex, mellow, mysteriously dark and infinitely thirst quenching. Splendid.

filabrazilia, Jul 20, 2004
Photo of gentlebubbles
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slighty hazy, tawny gold with an off-white head that holds up nicely. Sweet caramel scent with a hint of clove. The foam tastes nutty and bitter. Nice yeasty, nutty malt with a fruity finish that suggests bananas on the verge of overripe that have been made into banana bread just in time. Some cidery tartness develops as it warms. Pleasant and easy-going.

gentlebubbles, Jul 02, 2004
Photo of usualpulp
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange/amber color, with a slight cloudyness and a thick white head.

The biggest smells here are fruit and malt.

The beer has a nice crisp taste, common to most weisse beers. There is a big fruit , wheat and clove taste, that is very common to the weisse style, but what makes this different is the maltyness. It helps to balance the beer and blend the tartness of the clove with the fruitiness.

Overall I was very pleased with this beer, a good changeup to drinking hefeweisen's. Definately something I would buy again.

usualpulp, Jun 30, 2004
Photo of BeerBuilder
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a hazy brownish color with a thick, chunky tan head. The aroma is of wheat and malty, with a clovey, slightly fruity aroma as well. The flavor is malty sweet, with the clove and wheat flavors coming through. A highly drinkable, light bodied brew. I like a good Dunkle

Sampled 2/13/04

BeerBuilder, May 26, 2004
Photo of hobbes2112
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Huge off-white head on this one, deep gold with a brown core in appearance.

Sweet and bright taste, hints of iced tea and finishes wheaty. There are a somwhat hidden set of spices in there, but they are quite repressed.

A good beer in the style, but not something I will repeat all that often.

hobbes2112, May 20, 2004
Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden orange with a creamy monster head, citrusy\grassy smell. Wheaty citrus cocktail flavor (banana, orange, grapefuit, even a bit lemony) with a good malty foundation. The carbonation coupled with an additional sugary spicyness makes this almost like a soda in drinkability, it goes down smooth but the fruitiness is a little too pronounced for me compared to others of this style. Still a good beer worth a trip to the corner store (if, that is, you can find it there.)

PopeJonPaul, May 14, 2004
Photo of woemad
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at the Alpine Deli in Spokane.

Poured a cloudy dark orange color. Lighter than I expected a dark wheat beer. Big, creamy looking white head. Slight lacing.

Smell was grainy and sweet. The sweetness reminds me of brown sugar.

Taste was of mild, brown sugar sweetness and a grainy "earthiness" from the wheat. Not too much going on here, but it certainly doesn't taste bad.

Mouthfeel is a little thin. Definitely more light-bodied than I would have thought, and I wasn't exactly expecting an imperial stout here.

This is perfectly drinkable, but a little on the plain side. This didn't compare favorably with the Franziskaner version of this style that I had last night. Still, it's not bad, just not worth seeking out.

woemad, May 12, 2004
Photo of Beastdog75
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The dunkel-weizen seems to be one of the less common styles of German wheat beer available here in America. Hacker-Pschorr is a brewery that sure knows their wheat beers, but I have to say I was a little bit disappointed with their dunkel-weizen offering. After trying their regular weisse and even their kristall-weisse, this one pales in comparison to both.

Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark (as the American labelled version reads) pours a light hazy brown color with a decent off-white head that lasts for about 3 minutes. A very nice smell eminates from the brew, with the classic hefe scents immediately noticable (yeasty spices and banana) along with some roasted malt notes, chocolate and caramel. The mouthfeel is thin and moderately carbonated. The first few sips are just about right, with the aforementioned "classic" hefe flavors present (banana and spices) along with the roasted malt notes. A generic fruitiness is also present. A low-moderate dryness pops up in the finish. After the first few sips, this beer started seeming watery to me, and ended up tasting like a normal, watered down hefeweizen to me. I don't know if this brew wears out the tastebuds quickly or what. (BTW, this was my first brew of the night and was served at cellar temperature). The finish is quite clean with just some wheat-cracker notes and very light spices lingering, and it finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

If a normal hefe, this would have been average, but I expected more out of this dunkel-weisse. Not a bad beer, but just a bit disappointing.

Beastdog75, Apr 30, 2004
Photo of claytri
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a nice golden brown with a fine tan head that left a good lace. The aroma is of sweet malt flavors with a hint of fire. Then when it hits the tounge you get the full effect of the gently fired malt. There is no hint of hops and the finish is nicely rounded with a cherry taste and a nicely tart back end. The beer is smooth, oily, and just a little bubbly. I'm glad I bought a 6 pack of this beer as I would hate to only drink one at a time. A nice filling dark wheat is always a good find and this definately meets that mark.

claytri, Apr 25, 2004
Photo of goindownsouth
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A superb example of what this style of Bier should be, this hazy brown brew flowed from the bottle to produce a head that left me gazing. The aroma was chewy-kind-of-wheaty, and left notes of malt and residual sweetness to boot. The roasted grains balanced well with the clove and ripe banana notes on the palate. A smooth-dunkelweissbier, this one goes very well with savory dishes with beef or pork, but also pairs well with a chocolate-based dessert.

Zum wohl!

goindownsouth, Apr 23, 2004
Photo of Sixpack595
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet wheat aroma with lemon and clove with a touch of chocolate. Hazy brown with a voluminus tan head. Taste is very well done with a typical array of wheat flavors as well as a cocoa note thrown in. Medium-thin, creamy mouthfeel. Tasty and very drinkable.

Sixpack595, Apr 11, 2004
Photo of proc
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours out to the most bizarre color of brown in the glass with a very generous, light brown head. The aroma is that of wheat and malt. The taste is good, with a nutty caramel taste mixing in with the typical weiss, clove/banana flavors. Overall, thirst quenching and easy to drink.

proc, Apr 01, 2004
Photo of soper2000
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another one of my whim purchases. This is a very interesting beer. It beers a dark amber color with a tan head. Smell is very similar to the Hefe only a tad more sweet. Taste is very grassy but is balanced by some citrus and a small hint of malt. Mouthfeel is good, nothing special but good. Drinkability is pretty decent as well. I like this beer a lot and it was worth the experimentation, I just don't see it reaching my top 10 anytime soon. I would also love to try it fresh, maybe i will in 2006... World Cup!

soper2000, Mar 27, 2004
Photo of clvand0
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a murky brown color with a moderate head and left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was very wheaty/yeasty with some citrus - pretty good aroma for a weiss beer. The flavor was a smooth blend of citrus and the wheat. Very enjoyable weiss brew.

clvand0, Mar 26, 2004
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
90 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.