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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

417 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 45
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:
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(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-17-2001)
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Mitchster

Michigan

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!"

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 18:46:54 | More by Mitchster
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beerbistro.

A truly beautiful looking beer, which sits picture perfect in its glass. Oak coloured body with ruby highlights, and a huge foaming white head that exhibits excellent retention. The aroma is full of banana, wheat and cloves, demonstrating an intensity missing from the regular hefe. The flavour is somewhat similar, but with pronounced fruity and caramel flavours. The banana is brings a sweetness that's nicely countered by a slight wheat tanginess. Excellent balance. Medium body and carbonation gently tickle the flavours onto the palate. Excellent sessionability.

I'm not a huge fan of the Hacker-Pschorr Hefe, but I've found that with weizens freshness is key, and bottles sitting on unrefrigerated shelves don't cut it. My feeling is that for an kegged import this is still in relatively good shape, and has benefited substantially.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2009 23:07:26 | More by bobsy
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a decent on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, caramelized dark malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste has sweet flavors of caramel and bananas up front with a touch of spice in the background. Then a bready wheat flavor and a hearty malt character come in. The hops presence is mild as it should be in this type of beer and is strong enough to bring some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer with flavor and substance that is worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 04:23:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
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kosmoraios

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light brown into my weisse glass, with quite a large head once the yeast has been swirled and poured. The head sticks around for quite some time, never quite going away through the whole experience. The aroma is defininately of wheat and of baking bread. Taste contains hints of bananna, bread, raisins, and overripe apples. Very pleasant. Mouthfeel is very smooth and well carbonated, with just the right amount of oilyness. A very drinkable, very enjoyable ale. The best I've had from Hacker-Pschorr so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2005 03:42:56 | More by kosmoraios
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Stimack

New York

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking brew, poured to a cloudy brown color, almost a iced-tea color with a huge thick fluffy off white to very light tan head that has good retention. Some nice lacing down the side of the glass though not as much as I had expected based on the size of the head. The aroma has a nice wheat smell, slightly toasted, fruit flavors highlighted by banana. The flavor is good, wheat malt flavors come to mind right away, nice roast like taste. The middle and tail end see the flavors changing as fruit flavors come out more and more. Banana is the major fruit flavor but I feel that I am also picking up some pear? Has a very smooth feel, ind of silky as it goes down. Real nice brew and for the price you can't beat it. This brew drinks very easily as I am pretty much finished with it already, could be a good session brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 01:20:41 | More by Stimack
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riversider76

New York

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 23:31:26 | More by riversider76
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer purchased at the local package store.

A- A deep amber color with a two finger head.

S - Like raisins and irish soda bread, mmm

T- Rich and full, hints of caramel, yeast and safron.

MF -Very nice, sweet but not too sweet.

D- A little above average, only a few of these in the evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 04:45:40 | More by mltobin
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

20oz pint at the Underground.

This beer appears a clear, bright bronzed amber hue, with one solid finger of tightly foamy, bordering on creamy beige head, which leaves some dense painted limestone wall lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of bready caramel malt, applesauce, a soft minerality, and understated earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more bready, cake-like roasted caramel malt, a slightly edgy wheaty graininess, a hint of banana chips, apple skins, weak clove/coriander spice, and weedy, earthy noble hops.

The bubbles are quite on the down-low, and nothing more, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, in a soft water sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the dark caramel malt and attendant semi-sweet breadiness holding sway, as the fruitiness and weak hops falter.

A decent dunkel, the sweetness definitely the star here, as outlined above. Good, overall, but the barest of upticks in ABV surely isn't enough to justify the hit to my tastebuds. Nice, but unfortunately readily forgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2013 02:03:01 | More by biboergosum
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tapped into its own custom weizen glassware.

Appearance - Very cloudy brown body. Tan one finger head with decent retention.

Smell - Banana. Mild spice. Sweetish.

Taste - Smooth. Corny. Minimal wheatiness.

Mouthfeel - Smooth body as well. Crisp. Very effervescent carbonation breaks up and compliments the creaminess.

Overall Drinkability - Creamy. Smooth. No off elements. Has interesting point like the effervescent carbonation. I like.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2011 16:58:52 | More by ZenAgnostic
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2006 00:58:36 | More by Viggo
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allengarvin

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2004 03:04:43 | More by allengarvin
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2006 01:06:53 | More by TurdFurgison
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz draft
5.3% ABV

I tried this beer on November 1, 2007 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto. The beer was a brownish colour with a thick tan coloured head that lasted throughout the beer. The aroma was malt, caramel, and apple flavours. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was a mixture of malt, and apple.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2008 05:10:10 | More by cyrenaica
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BobZ

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Weihenstephaner Weissebier Glass.

Appearance: Dark amber/brown, very little head and little lacing. Darker than any dunkle I've had to date.

Smell: Sweet malty aroma, caramel malt dominates, no real scent of banana or clove that you might expect.

Taste: Sweet caramel malt, some spice, delicious and unique and honestly unexpected for a weissebier.

Mouth feel: Smooth, well carbonated.

Drinkability: Drinkable, nice flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 00:38:38 | More by BobZ
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hiikeeba

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours up amber with red highlights, A thick off white head dissipates slowly.

S - Sweet malts with caramel notes, and raisins in the background.

T - Sweet malt flavors, some caramel in the background. A hint of banana flavor in the finish.

M - Slightly thin, but well carbonated.

D - A very good beer. Two or three would be fairly easy.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 01:02:55 | More by hiikeeba
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Avryle

New York

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy, dark yellow-brown. Big creamy head disapates to a small cream-colored head that leaves spotty lacing

S- Malt with banana esters. Hint of apple in the nose

T- Rich malt body with tart apples & sweet plums. Finishes sweet.

M- Medium-bodied. Lingering sweetness

D- Is good.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 22:05:17 | More by Avryle
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Winter

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

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

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2004 16:16:32 | More by BeerBuilder
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Brian700

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this one in a tall Hacker-Pschorr Weiss glass identical to the one in the pic of this beer. It pours a nice light brown with an off-white head. The smell is estery/bananas but is pretty mild. The taste is estery as well with kind of a dry yeasty flavor. The fruitiness of the esters gives it a refreshing quality. The mouthfeel could be better but overall not bad. I don't really notice a lack of good mouthfeel until I get about halfway through the beer. I tends to get a little watery about halfway through. I think overall it is a very drinkable beer. I would recommend trying this or any other of the Hacker-Pschorr brews. There is not a bad one that I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2005 04:56:31 | More by Brian700
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slyke

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a hazy copper/amber color with about an inch of off-white, pillowy head that falls of a 1/16 inch cap after a few minutes. The cap stays well.

S: Baked bread, a little clove, and a bit of roastiness.

T: Similar to the smell, the breadiness is the big element here with the clove in accompaniment. The roasted component is there a bit too.

M: Medium-bodied, slightly coating, with a crisp finish.

D: This beer is very drinkable, if you like the Dunkle Weisse style, this is definitely one to get your hands on.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2008 21:48:55 | More by slyke
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy brown color like dark caramels. Poured a 3 finger bubbly light tan head withi good retention to a half inch cap. Decanted lightly throughout. Lace in rings that fell in thin sheets.

S: Cararmel, chocolate and roasted Nuts blended with banana a clove. Light floral hops came through as the beer warmed.

T: Big toasted malts really came through; chocolate, caramel and roasted nuts. The classic banana and clove came through in the middle. Sharp bitter in the end for a crsip, dry balance.

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Silky, warm and smooth. Sharp bitter finish leaves the mouth clean and dry.

D: Very flavorful, smooth and balanced. Interesting drink that easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 17:13:18 | More by Haybeerman
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle says 5.05, guess I'm a month late. The color is a nice chestnut brown with an average-sized head. Not much carbonation or retention. The aroma has a moderate level of clove with a faint underlying body of malt. The taste features a nice interplay between a moderate malt body and an equally moderate yeast flavor. Drinkability is enhanced by this, but the degree this interests me seems to decrease. Very good beer, but I think it could have been better. I'll be looking for a fresher sample.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2005 21:17:37 | More by Gagnonsux
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Imbiber

New York

3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2003 15:38:05 | More by Imbiber
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle pours a cloudy, light brown color with a fluffy tan head that fades quick and leaves a few streaks of lace.

Nose is hazelnuts, mild cocoa, cake batter and bananas foster. Interesting smell, I really dont get a whole lot of cloves or wheat strangely.

Taste shows more wheat than the nose and is crisp and light despite the color. The choco notes come out much more and the yeast is more nutty than clove and banana. Kinda nice for a switch up. I like it. The mouthfeel is nice and sooo easy to drink. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 02:01:14 | More by twiggamortis420
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served into a weissbier glass

Pours a burnt-orange color, bordering on amber. It looks a lot like an IPA in some respects. About a finger's worth of chalk-white head bubbles up, lacing in thin arches.

I remember that Bubbalicious used to have a cola flavored bubblegum when I was a kid. Well, this beer smells just like that gum. Coca-Cola sweetness meets estery bubblegum sugaryness. Much, much less banana aroma than I expected. The cloves instead play off of some honest-to-goodness plum.

The taste follows the nose, for the most part. Heavy clove accents the entire drink. Some cola sweetness, some nutty flavors. Plenty of wheat bread or wheat muffins, especially on the toasty finish.

The mouthfeel is dissappointing, though not bad. It's too thin, nearly watery. And it doesn't have enough carbonation to make up for it. It's certainly below average in terms of mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good Dunkelweizen. It's not revelatory by any stretch of the imagination, but it delivers solid flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 01:32:59 | More by Reaper16
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.