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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

434 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 49
Gots: 7 | 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 JArami
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another great dunkel weiss.

A: Nice and dark, murky dark brownish amber and orange light with thick two finger off-white/tan head, no lacing on my wheat glass

S: Fruity, like banana bread, roasted bready malts

T: Strong banana, but not as sweet or full as others in the style. Enjoyable all the same with very nice roasted malt flavors, its almost like fresh fruity bread in a glass.

M: Carbonation is smooth, doesn't get in the way of the taste. Leaves my mouth a little sticky or chalky afterward, and the aftertaste is not as sweet as Weihenstephaners.

D: Very drinkable as an aperitif , but i think I'll need something else to wash down this glass of liquid bread as my mouth is still dry, maybe a sandwich and some Hofbräu.

JArami, Nov 05, 2007
Photo of berserker256
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It looks cloudy and brownish like apple cider. Thick long-lasting tan head. I detect some fruity aromas. Maybe banana. Maybe peach. Perhaps a little malty wheaty essence. It tastes smooth with light carbonation and a semi-sweet fruity flavor. Tastes pretty good. Filling beer. I wouldn't take this beer tailgating for a marathon drinking session. Good beer if you just plan on having one or two with a meal... Such as with eggs and toast for breakfast.

berserker256, Oct 15, 2007
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Quite cloudy translucent medium brown body that pours with a large white head. Head fades rather quickly to nothing. No lacing left behind in the glass.

S- Mild nose that is heavy on banana. Sour doughy smell in the background.

T- Initial taste is surprisingly tart. Sour yeast upfront with lots of banana and hints of clove. The banana fades for the finish which is a nice combination of tartness and sweetness from the yeast. What lingers is sweet bready yeast and hints of spicy clove.

M- Low carbonation and a nice full-bodied yeastiness to it. Very smooth and creamy.

D- This is a good drinkable beer that I will have again. Nice example of a dunkel weizen. I wish this style was as common as the hefe weizen.

PittBeerGirl, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of jwff
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/07. Pours out a murky cloud somewhere between brown and orange. Bright body though with a decent head. Smell is dominated by banana and yeast. Clove and a bready molasses background. Appetizing. A banana sweetness stands out in the taste with a mild hop bitterness riding along underneath. Bready malts are present but a bit more understated than in the smell. A little too sweet for my tastes, although the hops do seem to tug back on the reigns a bit. I expected something thicker, but the carbonation level is perfect and makes for a smooth ride.

jwff, Sep 03, 2007
Photo of umustdrink
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very dark mahogany brown color. Head is offwhite and fades to an eight inch, less than I would have liked to see. Minimal lacing.

S - Caramely biscuity malts with some rich yeasty flavor, hints of licorice.

T/M - Starts out with a sharp carbonation bite, medium consistency and a dark grape like malt and yeast flavor. Faintly caramely and bready. Not much else to say about that.

D - Overall an good tasting beer. Flavors are pretty simple but still very solid and traditional.

umustdrink, Aug 18, 2007
Photo of ski271
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Murky amber-brown with a small, off-white head the diminishes to a stubborn film.
S- Fruity wheat and yeast aromas dominate over a moderate malt sweetness.
T- Moderately malty to add body and balance to the flavors of berry, banana and spice. Very light hop bitterness on the finish.
M- Medium-full body, lightly dry texture, zippy carbonation
D- Maybe slightly heavy for the style (and I like that!). A satisfying, enjoyable beer.

ski271, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of jdhilt
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my notes 6/7/07 - Pours a two-finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Yeasty/raisin nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is yeasty and bready, clean finish. €2.90 ($3.97) for a 0.5L glass on-tap from Cafe 7 Numero Heidelberg, Germany.

jdhilt, Jun 27, 2007
Photo of beeragent
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass. The beer pours a deep amber, forming a very thin bubbly head that fades very slowly. Light spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is wonderful!! A strong mix of fruit, wheat, along with a hint of alcohol. The taste is very much the same, beginning with a light malt, and finishing with a full fruity wheat flavor. Very smooth and complex. Nice medium and smooth mouthfeel. Full body and flavor, along with decent abv. makes for one extremely drinkable brew. Overall, In my search for better German beer, this is a big step forward in the exploration of the style. I loved this beer, and will definitely be trying it in the future. Try it!!!

beeragent, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've never liked the dunkel weizens as much as a good ole hefe, but this is pretty good. Heck, I like it better than Hacker-Pschorr's normal hefe. It tastes of dark bread and light toffee without any edge. Very very smooth with a touch of banana and clove. A heck of a drinker.

tempest, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of rowew
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle - label actual reads Weisse Dark (but it matches the pictures, so I assume this is the same beer). Produced on date on the label.

Appearance: Dark orangish brown color, with a good sized head. Just a bit cloudy. Head fades mostly, but leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: Lots of yeasty aroma, banana and just a bit of cloves. Nice malty sweetness undertones.

Taste: Similar to the aroma - nice yeasty flavors, some banana flavors, and a good malt backbone. Carbonation is a bit higher than I would have preferred.

Overall impression: Other than the prickly carbonation, this was a great beer - nice balance of flavors, highly drinkable, should go well with food

rowew, May 22, 2007
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hacker- Pschorr- Dunkel Weisse

Appearance- Dark cloudy brown with a thick heavy lacing head.
Smell- Strong malt, clove, and hazelnut.
Taste- Nice smooth, and evenly balanced pepper, clove, and malt. Slight yeasty straw notes thrown in.
Mouthfeel- Light spicy and smooth.

Overall- An excellent beer to drink on the golf course or sitting out on the patio.

NJpadreFan, May 20, 2007
Photo of hero27
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Hazy chestnut brown...tight-knit head of foam.
Aroma contains plenty of cloves and various spices, as well as an assortment of toasted malts.
The flavor rounds out much the same, with a more roasted aspect to the rich malt.
Well carbonated and finishes smooth. Certainly a beer I could drink more often.

hero27, May 15, 2007
Photo of BeerSox
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into weizen glass.

Dark burnt orange color with an off white thick head that slowly settles to a thin cap.

A sweet mix of wheat malt, brown sugar, and clove.

Twangy malts mix with a little bit of caramel. A light bitterness is also present. Medium bodied with good carbonation, and a tingly feel. The finish is lingering grain and clove.

I feel I have had better dunkel weizens that were a little smoother. Worth a try.

BeerSox, Mar 29, 2007
Photo of bushbeer75
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
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!

bushbeer75, Mar 07, 2007
Photo of dfried
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep coppery orange, with just a little yellow at the edges, thin off white head that lasted well as a cap. Aroma is full of banana and some spicy clove, some chocolatey, bready yeast. Quite a bit of banana in the taste too, banana bread like. More lemony zest shows up as it warms too. Mouthfeel might have been a bit lighter than some dunkels, easy to drink.

Verdict: this beer is very true to style, a fine dunkel weizen. No flavors are too extreme, wouldn't call it the best I have tried of the style, but it's pretty good, and very sessionable.

dfried, Feb 13, 2007
Photo of jwc215
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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).

jwc215, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of witster18
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

another solid offering from hacker. I do prefer the weiss but the dunkel weiss is still good. Pours an amber/orange hue with a huge head with below average retention for its size.... Lots of banana ... lemon ....and is that....it is ... a little caramel hint....unusual for the style... some other florals( a lil clove). PROMINENT wheat...the hops come late....mouthfeel is excellent...grassier than the reg weiss...and not as high on the drinkability...but this still knocks the socks off of most of our domestic imitations...recommended. While some prefer the reg weiss...stating that this has more taste...I disagree...because this is far less consistant for the style...I expected a little more flavor from a dark wheat.

witster18, Jan 26, 2007
Photo of nicksta
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A nice head dies quickly and leaves only a fair amount of lacing. In the middle the beer is a brown solid, but on the edges it goes from light brown to orange.

S: The smell is slightly clean. I pick up on some big citrus aromas; lemon. There is a little bit of chocolate on the end of a big sniff.

T: The taste really reminds me of a pale wheat. There is a wide array of fruits; citrus mostly, with orange, lemon, and banana. It sets itself apart as a Dunkel Weizen by surpressing the usual spongey sour taste of a Pale Wheat. It does that with a cocoa taste at the beginning and end. The hops could be more defined.

M: This beer is still quite carbonated after letting it sit for a while. I burped a lot.

D: The springy taste of a pale wheats is still there in addition to the carbonation, so the drinkability is lowered.

nicksta, Nov 26, 2006
Photo of SudNut
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ahh the Mrs. bought me a six-pack of this. I guess I should buy her some flowers or something now. Served in a weizen glass with a murky amber appearance and nice two finger head. Smells of bread with a light smell of roasted malt and hops. Taste is similar to smell bread up front with cloves and roasted malt cutting to just a hint of hops. The mouthfeel is light with plenty of creamy suds, that’s the way I like it! This is beer is very drinkable. It would be great summertime beer, for a hot afternoon.

SudNut, Nov 22, 2006
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Approximately $1.99 at Hollingshead Deli in Orange Ca for a 12 oz. bottle. Purchased in October, drunk in November 2006.

Pours a pretty amber-brown with a nice off-white ehad that sticks around through the whole glass. Aroma is kind of weak, but it's caramel malts and maybe a hint of sweet chocolate.

Flavor is nice. Malty goodness with a slight astringency at the end that announces the hops are here. Warm and bready and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but it's OK. Overall I like this and could drink it anytime. Not a favorite, but I think that has to do more with my feelings about the style than this particular offering. Pretty good!

Dukeofearl, Nov 08, 2006
Photo of tgbljb
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cluady copper color with imprerssive white creamy head. Sparse lacing.
Smell is very light,but a mild fruitiness can be detected. Also some banana present.
Taste is dark fruity, spicy and malty.
Finishes with a slight dryness, but mostly sweet malt.
A nice easy drinking refreshing beer.

tgbljb, Oct 25, 2006
Photo of sockeye101
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I'm not sure what I was expecting with this one, but overall I wasn't that impressed. It poured a murky brown with little head that faded quickly. Aroma was nice with dried fruits, a bit of banana, and malts. Taste was very thin, just a bit of fruitiness and a malt finish, I was expecting more, and it just wasn't there. Mouthfeel was very watery and not smooth in the slightest. Overall, not great, but not bad, one that I would drink again if someone offered, but not one I'd seek out again.

sockeye101, Oct 19, 2006
Photo of williamherbert
2.85/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The color is a clear but dark gold. Has a thin, dishsoap head that suprisingly sticks around for a bit.

It is a sweet but very pungent dark wheat flavor. Very sour.

The beer may be too old (drank in October, brewed in April). It has a stale, cellared flavor. Very sour and pungent, and not in a pleasant way. Apparently this beer doesn't age very well.

You would think that this beer would be thick, but it is much thinner than expected. The aftertaste is sour and not in the way I think the brewer intended. It has too much of an overwhelming alcohol flavor to be the smooth dunkel-weisse I was hoping for. Apparently it doesn't age very well.

williamherbert, Oct 18, 2006
Photo of objectivemonkey
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to say, this is an attractive beer, dark reddish copper with enormous head, good lacing, decent lacing that doesn't really stick much. Aroma is pretty nice, a musky and spicy clove and some banana. Taste is good, good touch of husky wheat, some nice spices and clove, tasty. Medium body, good carbonation, an easy drinker, 4s across the board.

objectivemonkey, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of DogFood11
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruddy brown body produces a tan head that is gigantic and it leaves behind string lace. I can already smell the clovey makeup of this offering.

First drink and I was a bit surprised by the balance this was able to achieve. Malts have a big role in this offering. Bananna up front countered by sweet malts that have some backbone. Meaning they contribute to the taste with some deeper characteristics, namely chocolate and toast. Fruity esters are laid back. Finish is dry and unfortunately not very clean or crisp with some lingering malty aftertaste.

Notes: A bit of yeast sediment rolls around this unfiltered brew. I liked this one alot. Simple, smooth (until the finish), and tastes great.

DogFood11, Oct 17, 2006
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.