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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

469 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 60
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-17-2001

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Photo of jovy1097
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Nice cream-colored head that diminishes to a film. Medium brown, opaque liquid.

S: Banana, brown bread, and cloves are noticeable right off.

T: Spicy banana bread with cloves. Not too sweet, which would ruin it. You can really tast the nutty goodness of the roasted wheat. Very nice.

M: Creamy with medium body. Delectable and perfect for the style.

D: One taste and I wanted to guzzle the whole glass down. This is what you want in a brew. Would be good any time of year. Maybe not quite as good as Weihenstephaner's version, but very close. Another wonderful example of my favorite style of beer.

Photo of Evocatus
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark oakish color with a yellow-ish hue. Head was light and khaki in color and bubbly and foamy in texture; it was about 3/4 in thick. Aroma was a relatively strong smell of raisin bread. Taste was a mix of sweet wheat, cloves, and a kick of spiciness to go down. Great body, decent thickness and perfect amount of carbonation. Not too heavy and a great taste, so I could definitely have at least 3 in a row if I wanted.

Photo of horshamguy
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a weizen glass (just like the one in the picture above)
A--Rich, hazy brown color with a thick, creamy head that fizzles off and doesn't really leave lacing. Looks exactly like you'd draw up a dunkle weiss.
S--Malty aroma, overall. Some banana and a trace of clove (less than I was expecting, at least). Some yeast/bready smells as well. Quite nice.
T--Follows the nose, mostly. A bunch of banana with some yeast/bread on top of that. Full malt with minimal hops, giving it a candy taste. A little dry at the end.
M--Rich & full. Carbonation gives it a refreshing feel and balances out the slight dryness.
O--This is the perfect example of the style. The Germans can really get a lot of mileage out of only four ingredients. Others would have to add a couple of ingredients to get this much of a varied flavor profile.

Photo of JMD71
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent! I loved this beer. Nice wheat aroma up front. Very smooth mouthfeel & taste with a crisp, dry finish. This was more highly carbonated that was expecting going into the tasting. I found it very suitable to the beer, though. This was a very smooth beer, easy drinking & light. I would recommend this to any who like wheat beers & even those who don't!

Photo of albern
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of goindownsouth
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
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!

Photo of rkinsella
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

Photo of Pauly2X
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Rennpferd
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It poured dark amber-brown. It had a large four finger head. It was full of carbonation, and clear.

It had a nice scent of malt and clover.

It had a slight flavor of banana. A nice clover taste was present. There was some nice hop, and malt flavor in the finish. It was medium bodied and smooth.

It is very drinkable. I wish there was some more fruity zest; however, it was very good none-the-less.

Photo of beerkittycat
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bushbeer75
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint 9 oz brown bottle

Appearance: Brown with a firm full light beige head that holds well.

Smell: Aroma is of fruit, cloves and bananas galore.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste same as smell, with also caramel type malts and yeast. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with good carbonation. It finishes smooth, sweet and with a hint of alcohol.

Drinkability: This is my first German Dark Weisse and I love Hacker Pschorr . Very drinkable, especially in the warmer months. I am sold on this style and brand!

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a 300 ml weizen glass. The color is a cloudy, deep caramel. Two fingers of eggshell/slightly tanned head dissipated slowly to leave a thick ring around the edge and a thin lacing.

Smell: All the hallmarks of a dunkelweizen: the fruits (ripe banana and apple), the yeast, the cloves, the bread, the bubblegum, and a little caramel and cocoa to make it dark.

Taste: Orgasmic, and the definition of the style. It brings the usual hefeweizen qualities from the aroma (banana, apple, bubblegum, yeast, bread, and spice), and also offers toasted malts, which offer caramel, toffee, and cocoa.

Drinkability: Yowza. This is an incredible brew. I think this may be one of the best dunkelweizens I have ever had.

Photo of Bighuge
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap. Beautiful color. Murky and muddy. Copper/bronze tones. Aroma consist of vanilla bean and banana. Taste is very nice. The predominant taste that I pick up is vanilla. There's a nice malt presence too. Hop notes are absent. And some of the other typical weizen characteristics that are present include cloves, tartness and phenolic character. Very nicely done.

Photo of Josievan
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Hazy light copper color. Plenty of sediment at the bottom.

Smell: Lots of wheat and a little malt.

Taste: In congruence with the smell. Slight spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Ever so smooth, with just enough zing to keep things interesting.

Drinkability: I could drink this all night. I'm halfway disappointed there's some other beers I wanted to try tonight.

Overall, this is a great dunkleweizen. Pour every drop of sediment out of the bottle to maximize your dunkle-drinking pleasure!

Photo of jackndan
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hacker Pschorr: Big wheat beers are getting to be my favorites, and this is as good as it gets. Wonderful, refreshing summer beer. Huge thick head, with a cascade of beer toward the bottom. Nice hint of banana in the aroma, a little more malt flavor in the taste, but that makes worth the extra buck. Very nice, very refreshing, and the yeast at the end is healthy as well. Buy it now.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy, muddy brown color. A dirty cream colored head sits on top, and holds up well with a hard pour. Minimal lacing. The beer smells sweet, bready, malty, and slightly sour. The taste is a reflection of the smell: sweet bready malts up front, with a lot of banana flavors and various fruit peels. The mouthfeel is fairly light.

Overall, and excellent German brew, this one. I could session this easily.

Photo of StevieW
4.32/5  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.

Photo of OatherS
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Label has picture of Pschorr on the front labeling the beer as Weisse Dark.

A: Immense head that is slow to fad, nice cloudy dark wheat color.

S: Notes of esther and banana but slightly malted, perfect.

T: Banana, yeast, wheat, malty, awesome.

M: Great smooth yeasty feel.

D: One of my favorite examples of one of my favorite styles.

Photo of jjanega08
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A= My bottle reads Weisse Dark which I assume is the same beer as the Dunkle. If it's not someone let me know so I can save it before it's deleted. The pour is a nice hazy brown color. A beautiful off white head rises up to three fingers and holds excellent retention and great lacing. One of the best dunkles I've ever seen.

S= Loads of bannana is the first thing I notice. I can smell the bannana from a few feet away from the glass. There is a great wheat smell coming from beneath the bannana. It really reminds me of bannana bread. Awesome smell.

T= The taste is just as amazing as the smell. Less bananna in the taste which is a little refreshing otherwise it may just taste like candy. The bannanas are still there however and share equal value as the strong wheat taste. There is a little caramelly malt to it but not much.

M= Quite creamy in feel. Really quite nice. For sure on the creamy side of a dunkel.

D= This beer is an amazing Dunkel. I'll be buying more of this for sure. It's no Vitus but it's up there just as much. A little less intense than the Vitus but worth every penny and it's a little more avalible to me.

Photo of jwc215
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 08.06 -- Poured into HP Weizen glass.

I have to say that usually a beer is better on-tap. But, in this case, the beer is just as good, if not better in the bottle. Nice mix of banana-clove and caramel with other candyish malts. Nice malt/yeast balance. Delicious and easily drinkable. See my review of it on-tap (two reviews down).

Photo of soju6
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy dark bronze color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of banana, cloves and some spice and hint of malt sweetness.

T: Taste of mild chocolate sweetness, with some banana and bit of spice. Has a mild bitterness in the background and a dry finish.

F: fairly light body, smooth a slightly creamy and refreshing. very nicely balanced.

O: This is a good example of a Dunkelweizen. A relaxing beer that goes down way too easy. Well worth a try.

Photo of John
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not quite as dark as some other Dunkel Weizen beers but a pretty sight in the proper glassware none the less. Cloudy brown appearance, maybe a notch or two darker than regular Schneider-Weisse. Definitely swirl the yeast in as part of this beer's experience. Nice pillowy tan head. Aroma is of multi-grain bread. Rich mouthfeel with caramel, clove and banana flavors.

Photo of yen157
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper colored and slightly cloudy from yeast, this beer smelled a lot like banana-nut bread, full of banana esters, a bit nutty, and a little toasted bread. Also, there was a hops aroma coming from the big fluffy head that floated before me.

This is such an incredibly smooth beer to drink. Malt and banana were tasted, as well as toasted grains, maybe a little cocoa, and a slight, perfect amount of bitterness. The yeast in this was perfect! Great brew!

Photo of RealityDeviant
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taken from notes written after Capital Ale House—Innsbrook’s Oktoberfest celebration.

Presentation: One liter of this beer was served in a glass Paulaner stein. No indication of freshness, but it does not show any adverse signs of over-aging.

Appearance: The beer pours a dark and murky brown with a frothy, white, and long-lasting head. Decent carbonation was observed. It looks appetizing.

Smell: Heavy on the caramel and banana, with hints of clove. A bit of chocolate and dark fruit seems to creep through as well, albeit more as undertones.

Taste: Fresh banana with wheaty, bready malts. An assault of caramel laced with clove and chocolate. I noticed a tinge of dark fruit falling in with a mild hop bitterness. The beer had a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and creamy. Went down very smoothly from beginning to finish.

Drinkability: Definitely a beer that’s easy to tackle, even in large quantities. I was initially intimidated by the size of the glass handed to me, but I tackled it with gusto. I’d be glad to have this one again and again.

Notes: Since having this beer on tap, I’ve had it repeatedly out of a bottle and my opinion of it has not degraded. I find the flavor somewhat smoother and some of the fruit notes more noticeable on tap, but this remains an excellent beer.

Photo of bbeerman
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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