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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

456 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 51
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown bottle into a weizen glass. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Aroma is mild, a hint of cloves. taste is of malt and wheat with some fruitiness, very flavorfull. Medium bodied in the mouth and highly drinkable. Overall a very enjoyable beer.

Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, copper/maize color. 5/4 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pear, coriander, yeast, sweet malt, and tart malt. Fits the style of a Dunkelweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and acidic with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pear, and tart malt. Overall, a good aroma, good appearance, lacking in complexity, and weak in body.

Photo of HeroJH
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was pretty good. I think I had my hopes up a bit because it was a dark wheat and I thought I'd get more complexity and body out of it. It seemed a bit thin, but that's just based on my expectations... still a good beer and worth trying.

A - Amber

S - wheat, sweet, yeast, and the usual bananna clove smell of this style.

T - light, clean. A real nice wheat, but I was hoping to get more body and complexity considering it was dark. Still, it's full bodied.

M - Clean, nice soft carb

D - easy to drink.

Photo of Docer
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at a local German Joint...

- Cloudy brown/amber with a tint of orange.. creamy off-white head that was about an inch thick... took a moment to settle down to a thick stream of gooey lacing.

- Smell of fruit.. ester, banana Belgian yeast scent.. slight creamy malt..

- Rather smooth, fruity, yeasty, little bit of bread... some clove, cinnamon..

- Little dry and left a strong aftertaste... but overall good..

- Very drinkable... was great ice cold, smooth.. perfect carbonation... not bad.

* Just had, but reviewing from memory..

Photo of Rennpferd
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
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 BARFLYB
3.2/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Buck Hotel in the Philly area. Served in a tall Hacker-Pschorr Glass.

A- H-P Dunkle Weisse is a dark brown color with some dark red hints when held up to the chandelier. This has a thick look to it from the glass. A nice 1/2 inch white cap stayed throughout the 20 or so ounces. No lacing though, oh well.

S- Not a very complex brew as I mostly if not completely only get caramel from the heaping of malts used in this. This gives off a bready appeal and not much else. Warming did not help things but some cinnamon and slight banana creeped through.

T- This tastes exactly like it smells and I hate to write that in my reviews but it's the truth. This one is malt forward leaving no room for other flavors(if there are any) to come through. With that said this is a decent dunkle. Just a bunch of caramel.

M- Just a bit above medium bodied with an apparent thickness to it. A good amount of carbonation which was not present when I had a bottle. Nothing in terms of bitterness making this one a smooth ride. Very sweet and very one sided.

D- Drinking this I could of swore this was in the 7-8% ABV range with all the malts used but I was surprised when I read 5.3%. Sessionable but my tall hacker glass was enough for me. The taste is just very one-demensional leaving me not wanting to order another. This is pretty drinkable though.

Photo of Proteus93
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this served in a Paulaner glass at the Dutchman's Brauhaus on Long Beach Island. Nice German food with a good hefe to celebrate the new spring.

A: Hazy brownish. A soft and creamy white head that rolls a little as it goes down, leaving some stings of lace behind.

S: Some nice, rich notes of clove and even a hint of nutmeg. Banana is there, but not with as big a 'creamy dessert' like presence.

T: More banana sweetness on the flavour. A nice spot of malt and a little spiciness towards the finish.

M + D: A moderate, yet assertive carbonation over a body that holds its own with a little weightiness. An easy going drink, and a good pairing with a sauerbrauten sandwich!

Photo of Stimack
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.

Photo of PirateUlf73
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Came out hazy and chestnut brown. Nice tight off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing was average.

S: Nice breaded yeast aromas along with soft caramel. Dark fruits and clove-like scents also present in decent strength.

T: Tastes of overripe bananas and clove initially. Rounded out by a significant yeasty presence that lends notes of other fruits and spices, as well as bready notes. Quite sweet.

M: Medium bodied and adequately carbonated. Sweet bready aftertaste that lasts only briefly. Coats the tongue nicely.

D: Very smooth and drinkable. Goes down nice and easy.

Pretty damn good wheat beer. Very similar in character to Boulevard's Lunar Ale (which I tasted recently), but the flavors are better blended and the body is noticeably more substantial. Solid all around and worth trying for sure.

Photo of bobsy
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.

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 10/17/2009 (bottle):

Pours a dark brown colored body, somewhat cloudy, with a big foamy white head. Has a somewhat flowery aroma, lots of wheat, dark roasted aroma. Enticing smell. Very bubbly, dark wheat flavor. Some flowers. Very good flavor.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle, poured into my Eisenbahn Weizenbock glass, on to the beer:

The beer makes a fizzing noise in my glass, the head has average retention, the body being a murky orange with a mix of brown. Lovely aroma, phenolic for sure, bits of plastic, apples...juicy golden colored apples, faint banana, Sweet, juicy apples is the first thing to come to mid when in taste this beer. Chalky yeast is the second thing. Some cinnamon makes a presence. Graham crackers? Has a good sturdy mouthfeel with a pretty strong carbonation.

I wonder how this would pair with an apple pie, or if you could cook an apple pie with this beer? I think this beer knocks off one of the "servings" of fruit I should eat every day.

Photo of droomyster
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, kinda muddy looking brown with a small tan head. Smells of sweet, toasted wheat, fresh tobacco, and lots of yeast. Tastes like liquified Wheaties (in a good way). This bottle isn't as cold as it should be and so I'll have to update this review later on this week, but it's obvious that this beer is a solid choice.

Photo of yelterdow
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the brewery's own weissbier glass at between fridge and cellar temperature. Freshness date reads 05/08.

Appearance- Caramel brown, this beer pours elegantly and creates a big, fluffy head right off the bat. With the yeast addition swirled in, the beer hazes and the crown is adorned with peaks and canyons. Minimal lacing, but even after ten minutes the foam is still complete.

Smell- Only slightly fuller than Hacker-Pschorr's regular hefeweizen, the notes of banana and clove blend in a bubblegummy world of traditional aromas well suited for the style. Big wheat malt nose as well.

Taste- No surprises here, just a balanced showing of wheat, banana esters, and gentle malt sweetness that goes down so easily. A subtle, pleasing dunkelweizen that could be sessioned with or without traditional German bratwurst and potato pancakes... or whatever you'd prefer instead.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Gentle carbonation throughout this tasting, playing off of the flavors with a light to medium texture. A very enjoyable, drinkable beer and right for the occasion... whatever that may be.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Translucent, murky caramel color. Large off white, foamy head with great retention. No lace.

Smells like apricot, plum and cloves.

Tastes sweet like the black spots on bananas with nutmeg. Clove and a yeasty snap with swallow. Spicy on the tongue, albiet a little thin. I'm down with anything that tastes like bananas.

Photo of livingregret
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 1pt bottle, very nice looking. Oddly enough the picture is the one that is loaded when you look up the Hacker-Pschorr Dunkle Weisse but it is the Weisse Dark but it is not the Dunkle Weisse...

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown w/ a lovely 1 finger head. Ample lacing...very lovely

Smell: Light wheat, citrus and a touch of banana's I want to say. Very tame but pleasing

Taste/Moutheel: Very smooth and very filling. Goes down very easy w/ a lovely texture. Slighty sweet, but in no way overpowering, Malt at the beginning and ends w/ a fruity taste to end it, apples it seems(banana too). Very subtle and leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Drinability: Fantastic Dukel and extra tasty very enjoyable

Photo of kinger
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice blend of mellow wheat and caramel malt with mild banana and spices. Rather good brew. Nice copper/amber pour clouded with the swirled yeast from the bottom of the bottle, big thick head and moderate lacing. Mouthfeel is a touch thin and watery which sure detracts from the nice aroma and very good flavor.

Photo of n00tz
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Cloudy unfiltered look as is the common detraction from the appearance in wheat ales. Brown body, poured a high head that was a light tan. Not much carbonation to speak of.

S - Wheat and lemony citrus as is expected. Also had a freshwater smell to it.

T - Apples came to mind first, then faded to a lemony citrus with a wheat ale after-taste.

M - Thin bodied, lacks carbonation.. sticks on the palate. Like a flat Heineken.

D - I wouldn't buy it again, but the dark wheat had me curious.. I hadn't seen many around and I was looking for more Hacker offerings because the store had just finished off their Hacker-Pschorr Marzen (Octoberfest) growler filling keg.

Photo of nrpellegrini
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean brown color with a decent off white head that stay around a while. Smelled of sweet malts and some citrus. Tasted of a brown ale with a good malty caramel flavor but with citrus flavors coming through as well. I picked up some orange, it was a very nice blend, and went together perfectly. The best part was the nice creamy rich mouthfeel it had, it went down easy.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a really dark and cloudy ruby red with a 2+ finger light beige head.

S: a good yeasty presence of bananas, cloves, and baked bread with underlying notes of dried fruit.

T: a nice roastedness to it, with dark fruit and yeasty bananas, and clove hints. The palate is bready with a touch of dry chocolate malt. There was a nice spiciness as well dried caramel on the finish.

M: light and creamy with some fizziness from the active carbonation.

D: Oveall a well rounded dark wheat that was balanced quite nicely and drank clean. Really nice experience.

Photo of Rayek
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another excellent beer from Hacker-Pschorr.

A: Slightly hazy deep amber color. Big foamy head has OK retention and leaves bits of lace. Somewhat active carbonation.

S: Caramel, lemon, coriander and cloves interplay nicely.

T: Yeasty and dry. A sharp coriander and clove bitterness bites at the tongue. Sweet toffee and banana flavors mingle in the back ground.

M: Medium body with the high carbonation level associated with this style.

D: Very nice beer that I'd love to visit again. Good for a summer session.

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a brown color with a tan hue at the bottom of the glass. It had a big, foamy, tan head with big bubbles that slowly receded.

S - It smelled nutty and of wheat and sweet malt. There was also a subtle cherry aroma.

T - The nut and wheat flavor were balanced by a biscuity malt flavor. There was a sweet citrus kick at the back of the tongue.

M - It was smooth and soft. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a great tasting Dunkel. I've only seen it one place and I only grabbed one - a decision that I regret.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a medium brown with a firm off-white head, average retention for the style, limited lacing.

S: Banana and other dark bread, molasses, cloves.

T: Taste is surprsingly light, just of caramel malt until the beer has been in the mouth for a couple of seconds. The ending has a real nice clove and cinnamon flavour to it.

M: A tad overcarbonated making it difficult to drink at times, overall, smooth, spicy, light/medium body.

D: A solid dunkelweizen, though I've had many better. No problems finishing the bottle, but for this style I'll go elsewhere next time methinks.

Photo of bbeerman
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of beerkittycat
4.35/5  rDev +9%
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.

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.