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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

422 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 46
Gots: 6 | 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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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

20oz pint at the Underground.

This beer appears a clear, bright bronzed amber hue, with one solid finger of tightly foamy, bordering on creamy beige head, which leaves some dense painted limestone wall lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of bready caramel malt, applesauce, a soft minerality, and understated earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more bready, cake-like roasted caramel malt, a slightly edgy wheaty graininess, a hint of banana chips, apple skins, weak clove/coriander spice, and weedy, earthy noble hops.

The bubbles are quite on the down-low, and nothing more, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, in a soft water sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the dark caramel malt and attendant semi-sweet breadiness holding sway, as the fruitiness and weak hops falter.

A decent dunkel, the sweetness definitely the star here, as outlined above. Good, overall, but the barest of upticks in ABV surely isn't enough to justify the hit to my tastebuds. Nice, but unfortunately readily forgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2013 02:03:01 | More by biboergosum
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-08-2013 07:29:08 | More by Aisha
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dkeav

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

12-03-2013 03:06:49 | More by dkeav
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-29-2013 00:18:33 | More by BodiesLexus
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-24-2013 17:10:28 | More by jaydoc
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-16-2013 23:39:49 | More by brandonld23
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-04-2013 12:08:38 | More by dcmchew
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srw

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-01-2013 05:29:55 | More by srw
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-21-2013 01:00:36 | More by Loveyourbeer
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-19-2013 16:51:13 | More by cam477
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-13-2013 19:44:11 | More by hoppymcgee
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-11-2013 03:08:59 | More by dmorgan310
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fourstringer

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a flared hefe glass with a moderate hand. Best by 11/13 according to the bottle. Hmmmm. That's next month. I recently sucked down a sixer of Hacker Pschorr's regular Weisse offering, so I wanted to try the darker counterpart.

A: Attractive dark amber body. Surprising clarity. Slightly off-white head, about 3 fingers worth. Died down to a thin coat after about 3 minutes and hung around for the full glass. Light lacing.

S: Dark fruit, raisins and malt coupled with a lighter presence of typical hefe scents - banana, subtle spice. Yeast. Hitting the mark pretty well here.

T: Malt and sweet caramel notes up front with a smooth transition into fruity hefe flavors. Toasted bread. Very light bitterness - barely perceivable - on the finish. A wheat tartness develops in the aftertaste after a few gulps. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate to high carbonation. Bit prickly like a hefe. Body is somewhat lighter than I think the flavor profile calls for. Lacks the creaminess I enjoy in the style. Serviceable.

O: Tasty beer, but certainly not blowing me away. Perhaps a bit past its prime. I'm squeaking it in about a month before it's recommended date. Wish I had paid closer attention when I picked it up. I gave HP's Weisse very high marks, but this does not perform at quite the same level. Not bad though, I'll have to try it fresher.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:14:56 | More by fourstringer
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-08-2013 00:36:29 | More by oglmcdgl
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-05-2013 04:22:06 | More by KevinGordon
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cjac

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-01-2013 00:22:27 | More by cjac
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-25-2013 19:44:39 | More by tdm168
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mcrawford

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-19-2013 01:00:26 | More by mcrawford
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-16-2013 01:29:18 | More by jim_carignan
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horshamguy

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a weizen glass (just like the one in the picture above)
A--Rich, hazy brown color with a thick, creamy head that fizzles off and doesn't really leave lacing. Looks exactly like you'd draw up a dunkle weiss.
S--Malty aroma, overall. Some banana and a trace of clove (less than I was expecting, at least). Some yeast/bready smells as well. Quite nice.
T--Follows the nose, mostly. A bunch of banana with some yeast/bread on top of that. Full malt with minimal hops, giving it a candy taste. A little dry at the end.
M--Rich & full. Carbonation gives it a refreshing feel and balances out the slight dryness.
O--This is the perfect example of the style. The Germans can really get a lot of mileage out of only four ingredients. Others would have to add a couple of ingredients to get this much of a varied flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2013 20:56:34 | More by horshamguy
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-15-2013 02:14:16 | More by BeerForMuscle
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zaraspook

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

09-13-2013 22:54:30 | More by zaraspook
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-13-2013 19:02:31 | More by csfcmitchell
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mobilarz85

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-13-2013 17:10:30 | More by mobilarz85
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tommy5

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-13-2013 13:57:17 | More by tommy5
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.