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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

444 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 49
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 tavernjef
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

tavernjef, Dec 09, 2003
Photo of waughbrew
2.95/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

waughbrew, Nov 18, 2003
Photo of Winter
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Winter, Nov 17, 2003
Photo of bditty187
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

bditty187, Nov 04, 2003
Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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...

francisweizen, Oct 31, 2003
Photo of chaduvel
4.63/5  rDev +16%
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.

chaduvel, Oct 27, 2003
Photo of garymuchow
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

garymuchow, Oct 26, 2003
Photo of TastyTaste
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

TastyTaste, Oct 14, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

RoyalT, Sep 27, 2003
Photo of Mustard
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Mustard, Sep 21, 2003
Photo of pezoids
4.15/5  rDev +4%
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.

pezoids, Sep 09, 2003
Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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...

ZAP, Sep 02, 2003
Photo of StevieW
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

StevieW, Aug 26, 2003
Photo of beerguy101
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

beerguy101, Aug 20, 2003
Photo of BierReise
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

BierReise, Aug 10, 2003
Photo of granger10
2.88/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

granger10, Jul 24, 2003
Photo of KroMagnon
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

KroMagnon, Jul 11, 2003
Photo of psugrad98
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

psugrad98, Jun 02, 2003
Photo of shirfan
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

shirfan, Jun 01, 2003
Photo of daledeee
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Being the wheat beer fan that I am....

Pours a heavy duty head. Almost uncontrollable. Not all that dark. More of a cloudy rust. Not that much nose. Little citrus.

Taste is what counts. Caramel or malt mostly; some citrus, not much spice. Fairly sweet. Good carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Malt hangs around awhile afterwards.

I would like to try this made into a Doppelbock. As this is pretty good beer. Note: Updating this review. This is one of the most drinkable beers available. Great session beer.

daledeee, May 04, 2003
Photo of BeerAngel
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear amber tea color with a ‘massive’ cream colored head. As hard as I tried, I could not keep the head controlled. But that’s okay too ;-) It has a very nice wheat aroma with cloves being the next in line to dominate the smell. Very nice! I’ve waited some time now, and the head is still 3 fingers and holding. I guess I’m going to have a cream colored mustache. The taste is a nice tart wheat flavor with mild but well-balanced hops and tapers into cloves, wheat, and light yeast to finish each swallow. Very nicely done! This complex brew is light to medium bodied and finishes with a light dry clove flavor left on the tongue. I will have this brew again! Prosit!

BeerAngel, Apr 10, 2003
Photo of LarryKemp
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a hazy amber brown with a nice white head. The bottle must have layed on its side before I bought it because there was sediment on the cap and on the neck of the bottle. The clove aroma and taste dominates but is not so strong as to overpower. There was a lingering tartness in the finish. The mouthfeel was a little creamy and light. It was a good beer which I have enjoyed but would probably not buy this beer again. The tartness spoils the overall beer for me but I know that it is within style.

LarryKemp, Mar 24, 2003
Photo of Mitchster
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark-amber with orange highlights, slightly hazy, forming a perfect whipped beige head, peaking spontaneously out of the glass. Retention is exceptional with good lacing. Carbonation is moderately strong. Aroma is filled to the rim with spicy phenols..the typical bavarian banana/clove thing, but with toast, and subtle sulfur and hot asphalt notes added. Served mit heife adds a bready note and smooths out the finish. Mouthfeel is smoother than anticipated and not as spritzy as I was expecting. Body is medium. Taste begins with lots of phenols, then gives way to a delicate malt body which looks darker than it tastes...the feel and taste here is pale malt, and not amber. The mild hop finish is fuzzy on the back of the tongue. Damp morning earth is hidden in the delicate malts with some toastiness smoothing out the somewhat dry finish. There is some wheat huskiness towards the end. A good example of the style, but I have to be in that rare certain mood to drink more than one of these. Maybe it's cause I just ate a whole box of Pizza Hamburger Helper and am about ready to explode.
"Oh shit, it's Mister Cleraseaux!"

Mitchster, Mar 20, 2003
Photo of AudioGilz
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours very cloudy burnt orange with an off-white fluffy head that is large and laces well. The aroma is sweet, grainy, yeasty, and some banana as well. It's a very smooth beer, medium bodied, zingy carbonation, malty sweetness, a little bit of hops in the finish. I really enjoy this style. I love hefe-weizens and this style is even more interesting to me. This beer is worth a try for sure.

AudioGilz, Mar 13, 2003
Photo of goz
2.58/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured hazy brown, nice thick white head, slowly diminishing to a strong lace. Aroma seemed a little off, some sour smell, and something else that just smelled bad. Flavor was of strong banana, and then some strong sourness in the end, which stuck around on the palate for for too long. I wasn't impressed with this one.

goz, Jan 21, 2003
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.