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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

445 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 50
Gots: 9 | 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 KarlHungus
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This brew pours a brown color with reddish hues around the edges of the glass. The head is massive last long lasting. The aroma is cloves, chocolate malt, and banana. The taste is like the aroma, but with a little less clove. The mouthfeel is a touch lighter than medium bodied, and the carbonation is high and too style. Overall, this is a pretty good dunkel weizen...not the best, but pretty good.

KarlHungus, Aug 18, 2006
Photo of teg8612
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Weisse Glass

A- An un-filtered weiss beer, it appears cloudy. A dark brown not a deep black like most other dunkle's. A lemon with my Dunkle? No spank you.

S- A light, sweet aroma from the wheat malt. Faint.

T&M- Grainy wheat texture, sweet and smooth with no bitterness. Al little fruitiness but wheat malt dominates. Light mouthfeel and slcik with light carbonation. Solid.

D- Not as deep and brooding as other dunkle's but still very good. I like a little roastier malt but this is okay. Could be spicier and more citrus notes. Very sessionable and great on a hot day when the thirst seems unquenchable.

teg8612, Aug 17, 2006
Photo of thelagerheads
2.35/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

If this stuff wasn't crafted in 1516 by Martin Luther himself (I'm lying) foretelling the birth and brilliance of Richard Wagner (aka the white Redd Foxx)(Again I'm lying.) I'd say it could pass for a jailhouse beer of bread, water and sugar sifted through a sweaty t-shirt. Not that it's a terribly crafted beer but it tastes like Kroger Wheat Bread liquified into a weak cider and then thickened with whole milk. Very malty and creamy but a copper dark instead of the midnite brown I prefer whilst drinking in the hot flames of hell (In fact if I was standing on Satan's shoulders with my skin peeling off I'd drink a schwarzbier.)(Not lying).

thelagerheads, Aug 11, 2006
Photo of riversider76
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!

riversider76, Jul 26, 2006
Photo of TurdFurgison
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.

TurdFurgison, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I used to not like this style much. That's because I was drinking a lot of bad Dunkelweissbiers and didn't know it. Apparently a tough style to get right. This one does. It keeps everything that I like in a Dark German Wheat without letting it dominate the finess fruitiness esters and phenols. Both shine well and compliment eachother nicely. The beer is very bready and yeasty, evident in the flavor and texture. Strong on the banannas and hints of bubblegum, then rounds out with a smooth dark malt flavor. The beer never feels weighted...just light and crisp throughout. Slight astringency from the dark grains come into play late. Very nice beer.

BEERchitect, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of Romulus141
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Weisse Glass

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, amber brown. From an aggressive pour, the head is strong and foamy. The head will dissipate over time, but a ring remains and some light foam on top of the beverage. Lacing on the edges of the glass are present.

Smell: Deep, sweet, and full of wheat aromas. The sweet smell is apparent when one is drinking this brew, but it is not overpowering. This is quite pleasant to just smell.

Taste: Sweet and full of wheat. The aftertaste is sweet at first, and then the wheat taste takes over. There is no bitterness to this beer.

Mouthfeel: Not thick. The beer is slick as it travels down one's throat. It does not have the oily texture of macrobrews, even though it is not as thick as an ale or stout. There is body to this, and it is not intrusive.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable. I could enjoy many of these in one session. It quenches the thirst, and is not so thick that it fills one up. Enjoyable, and I would have more.

Overall, this reminds me of Franziskaner Dunkel, although the Franziskaner is better.

Romulus141, Jul 13, 2006
Photo of warriorsoul
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After tasting Samual Adams' attempt at a dark wheat, which I enjoyed more than anticipate...I had to snag this one to more familiarize myself with the style.
Cloudy, worn-copper in color with two full fingers of light tan head...half of which remains. Thick lacing forms, but eventually slides down into the brew.
Quite pleasant in the nose...sweet malt, sugarcane, and come mild spiced quality.
The taste is less thrilling...was expecting a bit more from the inticing aroma. Fairly bland flavors, but balanced well...even a touch tart (no bottling date).
Mouthfeel is average...carbonation typical for a wheat beer.
Pretty easy drinking here...just not sure I'd go with this one over the hefe.

warriorsoul, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle

Potrs a slightly hazy chestnut brown with a creamy tan head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

Very faint aroma. Slightly bready and yeasty with maybe a hint of fruitiness. This was even after it warmed up.

Mild taste. Some breadiness upfront with just a hint of fruitiness. Finishes rather bland with a mild yeastiness at the end.

Light body, good carbonation.

A rather plain brew. Easy enough to drink, but mediocre overall.

MaltyGoodness, Jun 10, 2006
Photo of doubleipa
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Dunkel Weisse. Not much aroma initial as it was served waaaay too cold and with a lemon slice. Why do people that know little about beer think that ALL weisse beers should have a slice of lemon. Anyway, there was a slight malt aroma. Not as wheaty as I would've expected. This is, however, a medium to full body brew. I can see myself drinking this on a cool fall day with some game.

doubleipa, Jun 08, 2006
Photo of Domingo
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Since this is one of my favorite beers (and has been), I figure it's time I review it.
Pours a very cloudy brown color. Think of a really heart hefe-weiss, but with some doppelbock mixed in for good measure. When I think of the term "unfiltered," this brew immediately comes to mind. Head is this and reminds me of merengue
Smell is banana, caramel, cinnamon, and a mild clove.
Flavor is wonderful and fluctuates on the temperature. When fairly cool the maltier flavor comes out. As it warms a bit, then the more traditional hefe flavors of banana and clove appear. There's definitely a little spice and honey thrown in the mix.
Mouthfeel is just right for drinking year round.
Drinkability is only limited by the style. Personally I like to alternate weiss with a lager or even a dark ale, so I don't think I would drink more than 2 of this beer by itself. However when alternating it's wonderful and perfect.

One of the best Dunkel Weiss' around. Easily as good as any from the other "Munich six" It's also easy to find, too!

Domingo, May 24, 2006
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy deep copper in color with a small, persistent white head, and abundent suspended sediment. The lacing is thick and glass-coating; carbonation is moderate.

Aroma: Sweet aroma of caramel and freshly baked dark bread, with mild chocolate, clove and earth notes as well. The banana note mentioned by other reviewers does not seem to be present.

Taste: Opens with sweet caramel notes, followed by hints of earth, slight toasty and nutty notes, finishes with a mild herbal and medicinal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Soft and quite full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasing example, well-crafted, and quite drinkable.

Presentation: Packaged in a pint brown glass bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Pegasus, May 21, 2006
Photo of russpowell
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured amber to light copper with a 2" offwhite head with slight effervescence. Good head retention and average lacing for style

Smell: Slight earthy/fruiity notes intertwined with a slight yeast presence

Taste: Some Fruitty notes and slight caramel taste, the yeast adds a little something but not a lot. Finished slighlty sweet and fruity, emphasis on the word slight! Not enough weisse character or clean taste to be memorable (yawn)

MF: Good crisp carbonation but otherwise a little thin

This went down okay, but didn't really do much for me. There certainally better dark wheat beers to be had in germany (Bischoff, Oderdorf & Andech come mind of the top of my head)

russpowell, May 13, 2006
Photo of jmbranum
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm tasting this tonight as part of a comparison tasting of 3 Dunkel Heffeweisens.

Medium head on a brew that is dark brownish-orange.

On the sweetish side of a dunkel heffeweizen, with a mix of apple and orange, spices and a tiny bit of caramel notes.

I think it would be better with more of a hop bite or maybe a tinge more of tartness.

jmbranum, May 08, 2006
Photo of evanackerman
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a lovely color - spiced pumpkin - with a nice yeast haze and a billowing head.

aroma is a bit faint but toasty malt is present as well as that typical wheat beer smell.

taste is of fruity malt, almost a bock flavor followed by a hint of bitter hops, a very pleasant flavor with no overwhelming qualities.

mouthfeel is medium viscosity with nice carbonation, very good.

drinkability is high.

overall, a very pleasant summer beer, nice balance, not the most remarkable brew ever but solid nonetheless.

evanackerman, May 03, 2006
Photo of danielharper
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

A: Pours a dark orange, almost brown color with a very thick tan head. Some brown chunks of yeast fell from the bottom of the bottle into the glass -- I'm not knocking the presentation, but it deserves note.

S: Malty, slightly sweet. Almost like... chocolate? Nah, gotta be imagining things.

T: Citrusy, slightly orangey. Like a good hefeweizen, but with a very slight maltiness that helps to even out the beer. I'm liking it quite a bit.

M: Moderate mouthfeel, to-style for a hefe of dunkel.

D: I'm not always a big fan of dunkels, but I like this one. Good marks.

danielharper, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of HardTarget
3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle Inspection: Brown 500 ml bottle, 5.3% abv. and produced on 11.04 (sampled 04.06).

Aroma: Red grape sweet malts and some mild bubblegum yeast.

Appearance: Clear brown glass with a trace cover and a thin collar

Flavor: Caramel malts, some grain/wheat flavor, all well balanced but hides the hops. Deeper and richer than a Hefe for sure. Hints of peat smoke or just well roasted malt. Some clove flavor noted, but very mild.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body, full carbonation, a bit of a chew and a fading mouth coat.

Overall Impression: A fair beer. Solid taste, no flaws, no signs of age damage in this sample, this would make a good Summer or Fall session with some serious German food, but not really worth it in other situations.
Worth a try.

HardTarget, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of Derek
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the Hackerhaus in Munich.

A: Murky, brownish-orange, off-white head, excellent retention and lace. Couldn't be better.

S: Banana bread.

T: Bready malt, banana, sweet caramel. Well-rounded and smooth, but not exceptional.

M: Moderate body is slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good.

Derek, Apr 05, 2006
Photo of bearrunner44
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- Murky, earthy brown color. Light tan head, with excellent retention. A centimeter's worth of thin, filmy foam lasted throughout the tasting.

Smell- Sweet. Tangy, with dark fruit notes. A little nutty. Slight wheat dryness.

Taste- Mild wheat twang, with a muted dryness. Thin in the middle, with light touches of caramel and vanilla. Clove spice finishes it off. Odd mineral taste in the background; it isn't bad, just a little distracting.

Mouthfeel- Thinly carbonated, with moderate body.

Verdict- Very drinkable and easy on the taste buds, but not quite exceptional.

bearrunner44, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.53/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes on March 1 06. Sampled in the bottle at King Street Grille in Charleston.

Poured into a frosted glass from a 12oz bottle. Head that forms leaves quickly and leaves no lacing or any signs of its presence. Beer is a chill hazed, dark, burnt orange color. Very little carbonation.

Not a whole lot in the aroma department. Quite fruity but pretty much devoid of any other aromas. Citrusy and lemony with orange rinds in the aroma.

For some reason, the immediate flavor that I noticed was sort of a ballpark hotdog with spicy mustard flavor. I know that sounds weird but that is what I tasted. Also tasted some bubble gums. Fruity as well. Hints of yeast. Hotdog was a bit offputting but the overall taste was pleasant.

Carbonation was pretty strong. Soda like in carbonation. I didnt like that. Almost tastes like a Dr Pepper. Fair drinkability. Too many of these beers and bloatiness will take effect.

SaCkErZ9, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of JMD71
4.43/5  rDev +11%
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!

JMD71, Mar 06, 2006
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty sure this came out of a nitro-tap as it looked much like a pub pint of stout with regards to the head and carbonation. The beer was a mirky tea color and nice thick creamy head just barely pushed out of the weisse glass. Nose was hints of clove and slight yeastiness, and faint alcohol.

A smooth creamy taste with lots of clove character and good malty backbone, but still quite light on the palate. No booziness. This really was rather sublime. I'd almost given up on this style after having lots of bad bottles from the grocery store, including this brand, but fresh on tap is a whole other story. Brilliant.

JudgeRoughneck, Feb 11, 2006
Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a somewhat clear bronze color with a thick and creamy off-white head made up of small fluffy bubbles. The head stuck around for a minute or so to be reduced to a small layer on top of the beer. There is quite a bit of lacing on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: Spicy clove phenolics and a rich grainy wheat aroma are the most noticeable through the foam. A subtle floral note along with a bit of sweet caramel are noticeable as you get deeper into the aroma.

Taste: Really grainy flavor initially that has a bit of banana that I didn't pick up in the nose at first. The yeast also contributes quite the bready component to the flavor. There is quite a bit of carbonation to the beer that makes the mouthfeel pretty light and the beer pretty much sails across your palate into the finish. The finish is well attenuated and slightly dry with a grainy lingering aftertaste. There is a candy-like sweetness coming out as the beer warms a bit.

Opinion: I am not the biggest fan of Wheat beers, but the Dunkels are a little easier for me to work into. This beer is really refreshing, and the phenolics are not distracting to me. This is a pretty good beer, and one that I wouldn't mind trying again on draft.

SkeeterHawk, Jan 26, 2006
Photo of kmcnair
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ouces bottle, nice old German chap pictured on the label. It reads, Hacker-Pschorr, Weisse Dark, Traditional Dark Weat. I see... Pours a deep opaque reddish rusted metal color and makes a rocky offwhite head. I like the asymetrical head, always a curious feature to a brew. Aroma brings me to the yeast, oh so much yeast, powdery floral esters, light sweetness, odd hint of wheaty funkyness. Really interesting.. Flavor is a bit bready, and that yeast quality in the aroma comes back again, strong banana and strawberries, spicey cloves, not too shabby. Mouthfeel starts out creamy, but quickly turns into a peppered carbonation all over my mouth, light to medium body and an almost dry finish. Interesting ale, I don't tend to drink too much in the way of wheat beers... however, this one has a few really nice qualities to it. The remainder of the 6 pack will not be going to waste.

kmcnair, Jan 12, 2006
Photo of RealityDeviant
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

RealityDeviant, Dec 21, 2005
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.