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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 pezoids
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a large 500ml bottle. Brown mahogany in color. The beer was cloudy as some yeast was stirred up while pouring. Large glass, but had to be a double pour because the head on this beer was so massive. The creamy white head on this beer kept bouncing back up after every sip and just wouldn’t recede. Bubble gum and candy like aroma with some fruits and spices. Maybe some unripe bananas there, too. The taste is like a traditional Hefe, with the added caramel and chocolate flavors from the roasted grains. A very nice dunkelweizen and very drinkable.

pezoids, Sep 09, 2003
Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber with a bubbly tan head...some dark caramel, cloves, and a hint of lemon on the nose...nice sweet banana and a very light caramel flavor on the buds..creamy texture..easy drinking...a nice carbonation level but not overdone...

One of my "old" all-time favorites that I'm realizing is still good, but not as spectacular as I thought a couple of years ago...still an enjoyable beer I would buy again...

ZAP, Sep 02, 2003
Photo of StevieW
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep dark brown color. Shiny. Foamy light brown head, rich and full. Carmel and toffee smells. Candied fruit sweetness. Tastes follow the nose. Sweet candied fruit yeasty earthy tastes follow. Cotton candy and toasted carmel flavors follow. Beer is full of flavors to the end, no watery finish. Light to medium bodied. Very refreshing. Easy to drink and worth a try. A good version of a dunkel weisse.

StevieW, Aug 26, 2003
Photo of beerguy101
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown color, large foamy head. Aroma is spicy and slightly yeasty. Medium bodied German Wheat. Malty and spicy. Lighter taste, yet lots of flavor. Yeasty and citrusy. Nice taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Very drinkable beer.

beerguy101, Aug 20, 2003
Photo of BierReise
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium dark and cloudy with mammoth rocky head. Aroma is spicy with clove dominating over wheat malt and yeast. Medium bodied and smooth with no noticable bitterness. Flavor is of roasted wheat malt which is on the sweet side. Overall not a bad Dunkel.

BierReise, Aug 10, 2003
Photo of granger10
2.88/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a nice dark color for a weisse. It had an estery aroma that was dominated by bananas. The flavors in this beer however seemed not to mix well. Strong banana taste with some clove but there was also a roasted barley flavor. It ended with a slight acidic sourness that did not seem to be in place. I am going to try this again and maybe change my review if I find the next bottle better.

granger10, Jul 24, 2003
Photo of KroMagnon
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The label says “Traditional Dark Wheat” and has a picture of some bemused looking fellow; to the left it says “Georg Pschorr” and on the right are the dates 1798 1867. There is a date on it 09.03 which I suspect is a “best by” date. The beer is “brewed according to the German Law of Purity of 1516”. Color wise, it is kind of coppery-orange and had a nice tan head. The aroma was strongly clove and some firm maltiness; not much banana at all, perhaps some hints of fruity esters. Flavorwise, the beer was on the malty sweet side, with some spiciness probably from the phenolic wheat beer yeast notes. The only hops were a slight bitterness which obviously was simply to balance the sweetness. The beer came across as medium-heavy but was pretty smooth and definitely tasty. Although it is a different style of beer, I prefer these (particularly this one) to the more “standard” hefeweizen beers.

For a BJCP dunkelweizen I'd put this at about 4.5/5 - could stand to have a bit more fermentation character to compliment the maltiness.

KroMagnon, Jul 11, 2003
Photo of psugrad98
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark tawny brown with nice head and everlasting lace. Sweet pudding like smell with hints of nutmeg.

Smooth drinking and refreshing. Rich sweet muffin like mouthfeel with hints of banana, vanilla and nutmeg. Nice quaffing brew that finishes unassuming and clean.

psugrad98, Jun 02, 2003
Photo of shirfan
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Definitely the ugliest beer I have ever poured, but I mean that as a compliment. A murky translucent brown, tannin-laden-runoff looking brew, with a large persistent head.

Smell is mild, but dominated by cloves, wheat, and yeast.

Taste follows suit; light in body, but a nice wheat zing. Hints of roasted grain, cloves, and a typical squeaky-clean wheat beer finish. Slightly sweet.

This would be great filling an oversized stein... but for pure shock value, a clear glass in a room full of swill-lager drinkers would be classic.

shirfan, Jun 01, 2003
Photo of daledeee
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Being the wheat beer fan that I am....

Pours a heavy duty head. Almost uncontrollable. Not all that dark. More of a cloudy rust. Not that much nose. Little citrus.

Taste is what counts. Caramel or malt mostly; some citrus, not much spice. Fairly sweet. Good carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Malt hangs around awhile afterwards.

I would like to try this made into a Doppelbock. As this is pretty good beer. Note: Updating this review. This is one of the most drinkable beers available. Great session beer.

daledeee, May 04, 2003
Photo of BeerAngel
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear amber tea color with a ‘massive’ cream colored head. As hard as I tried, I could not keep the head controlled. But that’s okay too ;-) It has a very nice wheat aroma with cloves being the next in line to dominate the smell. Very nice! I’ve waited some time now, and the head is still 3 fingers and holding. I guess I’m going to have a cream colored mustache. The taste is a nice tart wheat flavor with mild but well-balanced hops and tapers into cloves, wheat, and light yeast to finish each swallow. Very nicely done! This complex brew is light to medium bodied and finishes with a light dry clove flavor left on the tongue. I will have this brew again! Prosit!

BeerAngel, Apr 10, 2003
Photo of LarryKemp
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a hazy amber brown with a nice white head. The bottle must have layed on its side before I bought it because there was sediment on the cap and on the neck of the bottle. The clove aroma and taste dominates but is not so strong as to overpower. There was a lingering tartness in the finish. The mouthfeel was a little creamy and light. It was a good beer which I have enjoyed but would probably not buy this beer again. The tartness spoils the overall beer for me but I know that it is within style.

LarryKemp, Mar 24, 2003
Photo of Mitchster
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark-amber with orange highlights, slightly hazy, forming a perfect whipped beige head, peaking spontaneously out of the glass. Retention is exceptional with good lacing. Carbonation is moderately strong. Aroma is filled to the rim with spicy phenols..the typical bavarian banana/clove thing, but with toast, and subtle sulfur and hot asphalt notes added. Served mit heife adds a bready note and smooths out the finish. Mouthfeel is smoother than anticipated and not as spritzy as I was expecting. Body is medium. Taste begins with lots of phenols, then gives way to a delicate malt body which looks darker than it tastes...the feel and taste here is pale malt, and not amber. The mild hop finish is fuzzy on the back of the tongue. Damp morning earth is hidden in the delicate malts with some toastiness smoothing out the somewhat dry finish. There is some wheat huskiness towards the end. A good example of the style, but I have to be in that rare certain mood to drink more than one of these. Maybe it's cause I just ate a whole box of Pizza Hamburger Helper and am about ready to explode.
"Oh shit, it's Mister Cleraseaux!"

Mitchster, Mar 20, 2003
Photo of AudioGilz
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours very cloudy burnt orange with an off-white fluffy head that is large and laces well. The aroma is sweet, grainy, yeasty, and some banana as well. It's a very smooth beer, medium bodied, zingy carbonation, malty sweetness, a little bit of hops in the finish. I really enjoy this style. I love hefe-weizens and this style is even more interesting to me. This beer is worth a try for sure.

AudioGilz, Mar 13, 2003
Photo of goz
2.58/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured hazy brown, nice thick white head, slowly diminishing to a strong lace. Aroma seemed a little off, some sour smell, and something else that just smelled bad. Flavor was of strong banana, and then some strong sourness in the end, which stuck around on the palate for for too long. I wasn't impressed with this one.

goz, Jan 21, 2003
Photo of Gusler
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a healthy deep amber color with a monstrous head, consistency is frothy, the lace voluminous sheets that cling very tightly to the glass both pleasant beige color. The malted grain and wheat tones show through and give the nose a fresh bread aroma, caramel, also somewhat sweet to the senses.
Begins malt sweet, the top middling in mouth feel, the finish tart, somewhat astringent, the hops powerful they strike your “Taste Buds”, dry lingering aftertaste. Quite a quaffable beer that is well worth the effort to find and sample.

Gusler, Dec 04, 2002
Photo of rockdick
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a decent head, but didn't last. Color is a cloudy, light copper color. Smells of sweat maltiness. Taste was slightly sweet with a bit of fruitiness. Fairly easy to drink. I probably won't buy it again though. Average at best.

rockdick, Nov 22, 2002
Photo of BeerManDan
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
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!

BeerManDan, Oct 12, 2002
Photo of yen157
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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!

yen157, Sep 26, 2002
Photo of zerk
4.47/5  rDev +12%
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.

zerk, Sep 11, 2002
Photo of jackndan
4.35/5  rDev +9%
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.

jackndan, Aug 09, 2002
Photo of brakspear
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
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

brakspear, Jul 30, 2002
Photo of frank4sail
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

frank4sail, Jul 07, 2002
Photo of jreitman
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

jreitman, Jun 23, 2002
Photo of ADR
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

ADR, Jun 20, 2002
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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