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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

425 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 47
Gots: 6 | 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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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

01-26-2004 20:09:37 | More by oberon
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +14.3%

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!

01-25-2004 04:16:32 | More by GeoffRizzo
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mschofield

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

01-07-2004 22:55:31 | More by mschofield
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marburg

Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

12-30-2003 17:48:55 | More by marburg
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Imbiber

New York

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

12-24-2003 15:38:05 | More by Imbiber
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

12-12-2003 17:15:53 | More by BeerResearcher
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

12-09-2003 18:51:21 | More by tavernjef
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -25.9%

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.

11-18-2003 23:54:09 | More by waughbrew
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Winter

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

11-17-2003 13:54:34 | More by Winter
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bditty187

Nebraska

3.68/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

11-04-2003 23:04:36 | More by bditty187
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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...

10-31-2003 22:11:35 | More by francisweizen
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chaduvel

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

10-27-2003 14:49:37 | More by chaduvel
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +6%

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.

10-26-2003 16:25:42 | More by garymuchow
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

10-14-2003 20:58:10 | More by TastyTaste
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RoyalT

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

09-27-2003 02:15:02 | More by RoyalT
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Mustard

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

09-21-2003 05:32:53 | More by Mustard
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

09-09-2003 05:23:48 | More by pezoids
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ZAP

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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...

09-02-2003 04:33:36 | More by ZAP
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StevieW

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

08-26-2003 01:42:25 | More by StevieW
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beerguy101

California

3.68/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

08-20-2003 16:56:39 | More by beerguy101
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BierReise

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

08-10-2003 20:49:11 | More by BierReise
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granger10

Wisconsin

2.88/5  rDev -27.6%

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.

07-24-2003 14:53:20 | More by granger10
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KroMagnon

Tennessee

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

07-11-2003 19:00:46 | More by KroMagnon
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psugrad98

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +6%

Dark tawny brown with nice head and everlasting lace. Sweet pudding like smell with hints of nutmeg.

Smooth drinking and refreshing. Rich sweet muffin like mouthfeel with hints of banana, vanilla and nutmeg. Nice quaffing brew that finishes unassuming and clean.

06-02-2003 07:43:50 | More by psugrad98
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shirfan

New York

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%

Definitely the ugliest beer I have ever poured, but I mean that as a compliment. A murky translucent brown, tannin-laden-runoff looking brew, with a large persistent head.

Smell is mild, but dominated by cloves, wheat, and yeast.

Taste follows suit; light in body, but a nice wheat zing. Hints of roasted grain, cloves, and a typical squeaky-clean wheat beer finish. Slightly sweet.

This would be great filling an oversized stein... but for pure shock value, a clear glass in a room full of swill-lager drinkers would be classic.

06-01-2003 18:32:54 | More by shirfan
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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