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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

276 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 276
Hads: 474
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 63
Gots: 19 | 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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Reviews: 276 | Hads: 474
Photo of BeerManDan
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy caramel in color with a light brown foam that cling's to the glass. Taste is a hint of banana with little wheat flavor. Not what I expected in a dark weisse. It is just an average dark weisse beer. I've tasted better and worse. It is smooth and flavorful, but, still lacking for a wheat beer! (297 characters)

Photo of yen157
4.3/5  rDev +10%
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! (459 characters)

Photo of zerk
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy brown with a thick foamy head. The head eventually settles to about 1/4 inch, and leaves a trail down the glass. Full of banana and spice esters in both aroma and flavor, with a toasted bread malt. A touch of nut in the flavor as well. Slightly thin bodied, with medium carbonation. This is a very good dunkel weiss, something I like to come back to often. (367 characters)

Photo of jackndan
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (390 characters)

Photo of brakspear
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy light brown body with effervescent and impressive head that lasts. Smells of clove, banana esters with slight wheat sourness. Taste similar to aroma, but followed by malty chocolate undertones. Well balanced dunkel weisse that I would come back to again and again (272 characters)

Photo of frank4sail
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wheat malt and nut nose with hints of yeast. Light brown color and cloudy. White head which was very thick on initial pour (11/2 inches).

On initial taste you get a blast of citrus (lemon) and yeast followed by a wheat malt finish. A solid dark wheat beer. Nice smooth mouth. The head is constantly 1/4 inch to the end of the brew. (338 characters)

Photo of jreitman
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I did not like this beer all that much as the flavor was a little off to me. The appearance was nice with a hazy brown color and a good amount of head. Odors of bananas and grains. Flavor profile had some cloves, bananas and a dominant flavor that I could not identify but was not really keen on. I will probably try another bottle from another store to see if it is better, but overall I was a bit disappointed. (416 characters)

Photo of ADR
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive beer, hazy clove-brown with a good 1 inch head that holds shapes well. Sweet grainy smell, some roasted nuts. Estery but also a little back of the mouth chocolate tone along with a little citrus. Nice light body with full flavors. I noticed that more sips bring out more lemon citrus, not an improvement, to me. But, refreshing and drinkable. (358 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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. (383 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice, yeasty, fruity aroma. Billowing white head. Brown color. Refreshing, and true to style. An enjoyable, good beer. This is a safe beer (and representative) to introduce friends to new beer styles. Sometimes seems "light" with an unsatisfying finish, but still worthwhile. (281 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appealing golden-brown color, with a creamy, fine head. Decent head and cloudiness imparted somewhat by a bottle-swirl to pour in the yeasties. Pleasing nose, with the typical Bayerisch banana-clove combo, though not overly spicy. Taste yields more of the flavors picked up in the nose...banana-clove, etc. Medium bodied, and well-recieved on the tongue. Well-pleased by this offering. Zum Wohl!

overall: 4.2
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

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Photo of marc77
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Absolutely appetizing in appearance. There's a tremendous, thick, creamy and persistent head that sits atop of a hazy brownish - orange brew. The carbonation is high and serves to maintain the ample head and add to the effervesence as well. The classic German weizen yeast aroma dominates, and includes lots of banana, bubblegum, and just a touch of clove. A slight hint of smooth, perhaps dehusked chocolate malt adds to the complexity. The body is quite full, due to the high protein content from the wheat (I do feel that residual protein is more important than dextrins in body) Hop bitterness and flavor is nearly nonexistant, but obviously must be there or this beer would be too sweet. The brew finishes w/ Munich malt flavors and just a touch of sweetness. This is a clean, flavorful and drinkable Dunkel Weisse. Tasty stuff. (842 characters)

Photo of John
4.3/5  rDev +10%
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. (368 characters)

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed/cloudy- amber/peach color, generous frothy head, & sheet lace upon the glass. The aroma that I noticed first was that smoke smell, earthy grainy malt, the start is sweet, the middle is medium, as is the carbonation, & the finish is faintly hopped, dry, acidic & overall a pretty decent beer for the the type. I myself can do w/o it, mostly due to the aroma. There are many other Dunkle Weizens I much better perfer then this one. (452 characters)

Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice effort. A huge head, aided in part by the obligatory swirling of the yeast at the bottom with the last inch of the beer. The typical banana/bubblegum weisse flavors and a slight caramel flavor to tell you it's a dunkel. Is it my imagination or have Hacker-Pschorr beers gotten smoother in recent years? I know their Oktoberfest has . . . (348 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Bread, Clove, Banana, Smooth

The beer oozes greatness, this is an excellent benchmark example of the Dunkelweizen that all non-German brewers should strive to match. Ripe banana and clove are at the perfect levels and the maltiness is like having a loaf of bread in your mouth.

STYLE: Dunkelweizen | ABV: 5.3% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Review from Oct 2001:

Presentation: 12 oz slender brown bottle with a regal label. Freshness date on the label.

Appearance: Cloudy tawny leather brown with a very healthy creamy frothy white crown that comes from a bubbly carbonation.

Smell: Clove and banana obviously, esters and a brown malt aroma / mild carob. Soft malt sweetness and grain aromas.

Taste: Smooth, full mouthfeel within the medium body. Nice even malt sweetness, like fresh banana bread. Mild clove flavours with hints of alcoholic esters. Toasted malt notes pair well with the fruitiness. Hop bitterness is very mild, tea-like, a bit herbal, spicy. Has a nice grain dryness from the wheat. Finishes dry with a faint medicinal after taste.

Notes: A most extraordinary Weisse beer. For beer drinkers not accustomed to bottle conditioned beers such as this one, it is highly recommend pouring the entire bottle in the glass, including the yeast. The yeast is one of the best parts of this beer, as in it contributes most of the flavour to this beer. (1,428 characters)

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
88 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.