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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

417 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 45
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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NA1NSXR

California

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice dark and more importantly, cloudy and gushing with carbonation after the pour.

Smell - Fruity as it should be with good constituents, but I'd love if it was stronger.

Taste - Not as fruity as its Franzy counterpart which I have somewhat often and enjoy. Solid on all counts though, nice wheat background but somewhat plain tasting.

Mouthfeel - Its a bit fizzy and carbonated but its spot on for the style.

Drinkability - Oddly, this may be more drinkable overall than even some other dunkelwizens I enjoy more on a per bottle basis.

Overall the appearance and scent over promise on the taste but its not really a grave offense for this style. Personally I prefer weizens overall which have a more pronounced fruity flavor but I think everyone should try this at least once to see if it caters more to their personal preferences. There is nothing bad about it all.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 06:05:28 | More by NA1NSXR
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trancefishy

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours a muddy orange-brown, with a tall, dimpled creamy brown head (not white, like the picture).

Aroma smells very simliar to the yeast used in ayinger brau-weisse. a very spicy, estery smell, with hints of bread.

Upfront in the taste, there is that certain weisse taste (always makes me think of fresh bread), followed closely behind by subtle spiciness, and the taste of the yeast so prevalent in the aroma. going down, the taste teeters between a bit of spice and a bit of fruit, almost rocking between the two. aftertaste is mildly sweet with a twinge of alcohol.

Mouthfeel on this is excellent. it has such a flowing, gentle quality. you cannot detect carbonation as bubbles at all, it's just smooth. it is just a tad bit thin feeling on the tip of my tongue after the beer has been swallowed, but, this isn't supposed to be a thick beer.

All in all, another excellent offering by Hacker-Pschorr. Get some.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2004 22:37:57 | More by trancefishy
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-11-2006 19:56:47 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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blackie

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2005 07:31:03 | More by blackie
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2006 00:54:44 | More by Derek
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2003 05:23:48 | More by pezoids
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

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

Pours a hazy apple cider brown with a fluffy eggshell-white head. Good retention, good lacing.

Spicy fruit and clove aromas, yeast and wheat.

Sweet wheat and yeast flavors, with some spicy notes and light bitter grain husk. Long sweet grainy finish. Typical flavors of the style, although these aren't quite as bright as some other producers of this style.

Lighter bodied and fully carbonated. Perfect.

Overall, quenching and delicious, a very very good dunkelweizen. Worth trying if you like the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 13:02:21 | More by OtherShoe2
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kbub6f

New York

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

A huge, slightly tan-white, firm head collapses unevenly, leaving lava lamp lacing. The beer is a mostly clear, dark mahogany. Spicy citrus notes in the nose, but not much else. The tangy, citrus front is a little acidic. Middle is milky-malty, with slightly cooked caramel. More tangy fruit in the finish: syrupy, but not sweet. This is very good: quite light and fruity; nicely spicy.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2004 17:33:26 | More by kbub6f
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

Poured into a stange glass. Beer is brown and hazy with a thick head that falls away leaving very little lacing on the glass. Carbonation moderate. Looks OK.

Aroma is pretty banana-y, I like it.

Beer is medium bodied and really creamy, a very good beer. Finishes nicely, not dry. Good fruit flavors on the midpalate, a really good dunkelweiss, even if its misspelled.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 01:51:45 | More by drabmuh
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JMD

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy dark carmel color with big frothy head that fades slowly.

S: Great aroma. Bubblegum and ripe bananas. Hints of clove and spice. Very nice.

T: Sweet carmel malt. Yeasty with hints of light spice. Some banana and toasted wheat. Light hops as it finishes.

M: Low carbonation, slightly watery.

D: This is a very good dunkelweizen, and a perfect great example of the style. I could drink these all night.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 21:09:52 | More by JMD
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: Pours an almost clear coper with a sizable foamy head. Little lacing and carbonation.

Smell: Smells almost entirely of malts. Chocolate and caramel are the most powerful smells.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The flavor of this beer is extremely unique. It tastes like dark fruits fused with cocoa and toffee. I must say I don't think I've experienced a beer like this one before, and I really enjoyed. The mouthfeel is slick and oily.

Drinkability and Overall: The thing I like so much about this beer is its unique flavor. It's complex and well balanced without being overwhelming on the taste buds. As for drinkability, I could continue enjoying these all night without a problem simply because of the great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2005 02:24:22 | More by santoslhalper
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was pleasantly surprised to see this and its lighter sibling at a store in Salem.
Quite a distinguished looking beer, light hazy chesnut brown with a large frothy off white head.
Rather pleasing aroma..the usual germen hefe smells plus a rich maltiness.
Nice taste to this it has the usual esters and spiciness of a regular Hefe and a nice caramel malt sweetness.
Very smooth on the tongue and semi-dry finish.
I found this exceptionally drinkable..I shall be returnin to the store to by a few cases of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2004 03:05:28 | More by Reidrover
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br3wmeister

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Medium sized off white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Nice lightly hazed brown colored beer.

S- Roasted Nuts, milk chocolate, caramel, bananas, cloves, and a hint of honey, and some light floral hops. I really like all the smells this beer has going on.

T- Chocolate covered bananas with caramel drizzled over it. Also some nice clove spice and roasted nuts in the flavor. The hops are more apparent in the flavor then in the aroma, they add a nice dry bitter crispness to balance the beer out a little. This is a tasty beer.

M- Nice silky mouthfeel with a bit of hop bite at the end. Finishes somewhat dry but leaves a chocolate banana coating in your mouth.

This is one of the best dunklewizens I have ever had. Great beer, I will be buying more of this!

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 04:12:53 | More by br3wmeister
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HopsKeepDroppin

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A- Pours a nice cloudy brown/amber color. Nice khaki head on the top that laces well

S- Roasted malts with a hint of banana

T- You can taste the chocolate malt and roasted malt mixed with a heavy dose of wheat

M- Creamy and silky making it very drinkable

O- Very drinkable without being over-powering on any front. I would definitely recommend this to someone that doesn't normally like "darker beers."

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 06:56:52 | More by HopsKeepDroppin
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a clouded bronzish-brown colour with a thick, creamy dirty white head. pillowy head has some staying power, leaving some thin wisps of lace. cocoa aroma, with some wheat and clove notes. taste profile is typical of the style, lightly scented clove and some background banana punctuated by a cola and cocoa dark maltiness. yeast and floral hop spice adds just enough to be noticed. fairly balanced and easy going. medium bodied with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. nice drinkability, and would be even greater in a warmer season.

overall a definite winner and excellent for the style. yummy stuff!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 22:51:43 | More by budgood1
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appealing golden-brown color, with a creamy, fine head. Decent head and cloudiness imparted somewhat by a bottle-swirl to pour in the yeasties. Pleasing nose, with the typical Bayerisch banana-clove combo, though not overly spicy. Taste yields more of the flavors picked up in the nose...banana-clove, etc. Medium bodied, and well-recieved on the tongue. Well-pleased by this offering. Zum Wohl!

overall: 4.2
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

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Serving type: bottle

04-14-2002 09:34:56 | More by Bierman9
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LarryKemp

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2003 20:02:12 | More by LarryKemp
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PirateUlf73

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Came out hazy and chestnut brown. Nice tight off-white head with excellent retention. Lacing was average.

S: Nice breaded yeast aromas along with soft caramel. Dark fruits and clove-like scents also present in decent strength.

T: Tastes of overripe bananas and clove initially. Rounded out by a significant yeasty presence that lends notes of other fruits and spices, as well as bready notes. Quite sweet.

M: Medium bodied and adequately carbonated. Sweet bready aftertaste that lasts only briefly. Coats the tongue nicely.

D: Very smooth and drinkable. Goes down nice and easy.

Pretty damn good wheat beer. Very similar in character to Boulevard's Lunar Ale (which I tasted recently), but the flavors are better blended and the body is noticeably more substantial. Solid all around and worth trying for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 06:24:11 | More by PirateUlf73
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livingregret

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 1pt bottle, very nice looking. Oddly enough the picture is the one that is loaded when you look up the Hacker-Pschorr Dunkle Weisse but it is the Weisse Dark but it is not the Dunkle Weisse...

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown w/ a lovely 1 finger head. Ample lacing...very lovely

Smell: Light wheat, citrus and a touch of banana's I want to say. Very tame but pleasing

Taste/Moutheel: Very smooth and very filling. Goes down very easy w/ a lovely texture. Slighty sweet, but in no way overpowering, Malt at the beginning and ends w/ a fruity taste to end it, apples it seems(banana too). Very subtle and leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Drinability: Fantastic Dukel and extra tasty very enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2008 02:42:27 | More by livingregret
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean brown color with a decent off white head that stay around a while. Smelled of sweet malts and some citrus. Tasted of a brown ale with a good malty caramel flavor but with citrus flavors coming through as well. I picked up some orange, it was a very nice blend, and went together perfectly. The best part was the nice creamy rich mouthfeel it had, it went down easy.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 04:32:40 | More by nrpellegrini
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zeff80

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a brown color with a tan hue at the bottom of the glass. It had a big, foamy, tan head with big bubbles that slowly receded.

S - It smelled nutty and of wheat and sweet malt. There was also a subtle cherry aroma.

T - The nut and wheat flavor were balanced by a biscuity malt flavor. There was a sweet citrus kick at the back of the tongue.

M - It was smooth and soft. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a great tasting Dunkel. I've only seen it one place and I only grabbed one - a decision that I regret.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 21:46:39 | More by zeff80
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KroMagnon

Tennessee

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2003 19:00:46 | More by KroMagnon
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2006 02:32:12 | More by KarlHungus
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma has a strong wheat character, including phenol qualities of clove. Hints of dark malt and caramel and nutty sweetness.
Huge tannish head. Amber brown slightly cloudy.
Flavor is much like aroma. Wheat beer qualties incluing some phenol and clean. Ever so slight richness from dark malt with notes of caramel or brown sugar and some nuttiness. Very pleasing.
Little thin but soft and refreshing.
Nice drink. Smooth and thirst quenching.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2003 16:25:42 | More by garymuchow
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emmasdad

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brilliant orange/amber color, with a smallish beige colored head. A little spicy on the nose, with a bit of caramel, some cereal and rye bread. On the palate, this one is sweet, crisp, gingerbread, mint and medium bodied, with some caramel, toasted malt and cereal.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2011 03:04:34 | More by emmasdad
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