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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

433 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 47
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 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
Photo of tatterdash
4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on-tap at Smokeless Joe in Toronto. I hadn't had a Dunkel Weizen in ages, and on tap even! :) Hazy mahogany, with a thick creamy white head, lots of lace. Aroma of cloves and some fruit, definitely inviting. Taste of bananas, with some smokiness and malt coming in second, hint of chocolate crept in and well. The mouthfeel was quite effervescent and full, with the creaminess of a weizen. I think this is one of my favourite draft beers, if not my absolute favourite. I don't think I could drink enough of this.

tatterdash, Oct 05, 2005
Photo of jimbotrost
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was sampled fresh on tap at Kurtz's Deli in Two Rivers Wisconsin. The 22 ounce glass was a feast for the eyes, the dark red color with ruby highlights, the full pinkish head. The nose was not left out of the equation as the slight fruitiness of the aroma shines through the malt backdrop. A slightly vinious flavor preceeded the malty sweet blast for flavor. The mouthfell was lightened by the wheat and was not as heavy as the color would allow you to believe. Short winey finish. The right beer to drink at this place-yum.

jimbotrost, Sep 06, 2005
Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muddy light brown colour topped by a creamy tan head. Served in a weiss glass, it left plenty of lacing and maintained its head through to the end. Banana and cloves are prominent in the aroma, and there's a rich chocolate maltiness here as well. Light fruity banana sweetness and a little bit of a doughy flavour. Some dark grain chocolate character and finishes with a round spiciness. Creamy, slick texture and just off-dry at the end. Slight grain astringency. Very enjoyable and not a style that shows up around here very often.

DrJay, Sep 02, 2005
Photo of TongoRad
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It pours a semi-cloudy brownish copper color with a tall rocky off-white head and a steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is a gentle blend of banana, clove, vanilla and caramel. This is pretty much what you'd expect from this style and it is quite inviting.

The flavor is, again, gentle and mild- this time it favors the vanilla and caramel qualities over all else. Mouthfeel is soft and flabby (it may be undercarbonated for my taste) but the finish has a long and lingering bready character.

A solid effort and an enjoyable beer.

TongoRad, Aug 20, 2005
Photo of WanderingFool
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This dark wheat pours a cloudy dark reddish-brown color with a big off white creamy head on top. The foam dissolves to a thick ring around the surface leaving very little lace behind. A spicy aroma of clove, orange peel, yeast and brown sugar greets you before each sip.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer has a soft tingle on the palate. The flavor reminds me of banana bread. Notes of bananas, raisins, and clove dominate, however you can also taste some bubblegum and yeast mixed in. There's a sweet molases flavor throughout each sip.

This is a very tasty full flavored beer. It didn't seem as spicy as a hefe-weissen. It would go great with a nice hearty meal or dessert.

WanderingFool, Aug 19, 2005
Photo of OatherS
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Label has picture of Pschorr on the front labeling the beer as Weisse Dark.

A: Immense head that is slow to fad, nice cloudy dark wheat color.

S: Notes of esther and banana but slightly malted, perfect.

T: Banana, yeast, wheat, malty, awesome.

M: Great smooth yeasty feel.

D: One of my favorite examples of one of my favorite styles.

OatherS, Jul 11, 2005
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Creamy smooth, sharp wheat and cocoa prominent in nose, medium mouthfeel. Frothy head and some lace. Some cinnamon spice and banana and mostly malts. Understated carbonation. Good with fish. Drinkable. Wouldn't seek out, but an appropriate summer beer.
Had on tap a few months later at Smokeless, much more carbonation which could be them. Fresher, more aroma, so I upgraded my review.

Sammy, Jul 10, 2005
Photo of Gagnonsux
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.

Gagnonsux, Jun 25, 2005
Photo of Brian700
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.

Brian700, Jun 07, 2005
Photo of blackie
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a huge white head out of the bottle. I can smell the hefe already. Color is a light brown, dark amber; somewhat cloudy. Smells of yeast, overripe banana (alot of it), banana bread, some spice and brown sugars. Highly carbonted, very refreshing and smooth mouthfeel. Taste is of banana, wheat, and some spiciness. Finishes with a lingering fruity, sweet spiciness.

blackie, May 31, 2005
Photo of RocketWidget
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is average, not outstanding but no serious flaws. Pours a light brown color. Head is off white, light, and drippy. Smell is mild. Taste is mild as well, slightly hoppy, slightly sweet, and light-bodied. Very drinkable due to its light body. A decent beer, but not spectacular.

RocketWidget, Apr 08, 2005
Photo of ypsifly
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint bottle into a weizen. No dates on the label.

Light brown with a nice white head of two inches that fall to a cm and never goes away.

Sweet malt with a classic weisse smell. Pouring in the whole bottle gives it that nice yeasty clove/bananna note. Very clean.

The yeast and malt notes make up most of the taste upfront. There's a hoppy, dry finish that pairs well with the carbonation and overall medium mouthfeel.

This could be a great session beer.

ypsifly, Apr 04, 2005
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.