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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
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world-class

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 45
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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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MDekker

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After pouring this out, I realized that it was bottled in March of 2007, 16 months ago. I'm hoping for the best.

My suspicions of age first arose when a massive head started to form. I poured it gently from there on out, into a pint glass. It looks nice - a brownish orange, full of haze, and while some of the off-white head dissipated, much remained. The nose is a little sour (again, suspicious), but very wheaty. The flavor isn't bad, but it isn't great - it's crisp, somewhat lemony, but otherwise mostly wheaty again. It's quite full in the mouth, while all the carbonations hanging around, so it feels good. I'm guessing that something's not quite right with this bottle, so overall this may not be a fair judge of this brew. I really liked their regular Weisse, but this one's letting me down, but maybe not of it's own fault.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 19:43:21 | More by MDekker
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steinlifter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 3 finger head, diminished to a foamy thick collar which retained well leaving puffs of broken lace all the way through.hazy dark copper appearance.
Smell was clovey, with a wiff of fresh baked bread.
Taste is very similar to smell, no banana or vanilla detected on this one.
Mouthfeel is slightly creamy and tangy at the same time,smooth goodness.
all in all this is a VERY good dunkel...I must have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 15:11:41 | More by steinlifter
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Poured from a 17 oz bottle into a beer mug. Appears light brown with a chunky head and some nice lacing.

S. Wheat is in the forefront with some herbal hops in the background.

T. Pretty well balanced here, some wheat is there, not so much banana tasting as some others have reported. Instead the hop bitterness shines through with an almost lemony twang.

M. Pretty smooth and good going down.

D. Fairly drinkable and made for sessions.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 14:13:14 | More by Stinkypuss
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MichaelGreene

California

4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic. Quick note about this beer, The freshness date on my bottle says 04.06....HAH! Hardly, this beer tastes fresh and bubbly and all around great. I guess this is one of those beers that gets better with age. I bought this off the shelf to boot, no fridge. Amazing.

Poured out a rich caramel color with a thick chunky head. Head disapated entirely by about halfway through. But the carbonation stuck around, every time I set the glass down, a new school of bubble erupted in the glass. Smells of caramel, sweet and malty. Creamy mouthfeel. No bitterness for a darker beer, though it is wheat, I was expecting some, just because of how dark it is.

Loved this beer, would and will buy it again. I hope to find a bottle with a recent freshness date so I can see what this tastes like when its young. For how old this bottle was, I was already amazed at the test, I just wonder if its even better when its fresh.

Mike.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 05:13:51 | More by MichaelGreene
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz draft
5.3% ABV

I tried this beer on November 1, 2007 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto. The beer was a brownish colour with a thick tan coloured head that lasted throughout the beer. The aroma was malt, caramel, and apple flavours. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was a mixture of malt, and apple.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2008 05:10:10 | More by cyrenaica
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy hazelnut orange, one and a half finger head.

S- Banana, nutmeg and caramel.

T- Spicy, caramelized banana up front lending way to a solid malty backbone where a slight touch of noble hops pop up ever so slightly before the end.

M- Just about right, very light without feeling watery.

D- I'll prolly grab it again.

A fine example of the style. There's enough going on, but not so much that you can't just sit back and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2008 14:49:54 | More by Pauly2X
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rkinsella

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Cloudy ice tea color. Beautiful 3 finger head when poured correctly. Pattern lacing on areas of the glass.

Smell - Yeast, clove, nuts, notes of banana and citrus.

Taste - Sweet malt with a little clove spice / banana and tanginess. Finishing with a slight bitter hop to balance it out nicely. Definitely a weiss with more body and heartiness.

Mouthfeel - Wonderful carbonation and good fullness.

Drinkability - Being a dunkel weiss doesn't make it any less drinkable...just more flavorful.

A quality hefeweiss that I will visit again many times...

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 13:15:31 | More by rkinsella
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured whole bottle into my hefe glass and received a one-finger head that really receeded slowly. A nice smell combining citric notes such as lemon, orange and banana with some spices like clove and pepper. A quality lemon-zest taste with a smooth mouthfeel as the spices are balanced in this beer, so there is some crispness hidden in there with the hops. Also a good malt taste is tucked in there, something like cocoa or toffee, and there might be some caramel in there too for that hint of sweetness.
Semi-dry backbite seals the deal, as this is a great dark hefe and I would recommed this beer to anyone to try, not just dunkel fans.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 12:37:47 | More by clayrock81
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aerozeppl

New York

3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloud deep orange copper color with a finger of white head. No lacing to speak of.

S: Sweet malt. Dates and raisins. Heavy wheat smell in the back.

T: Sweet wheat up front. The malt balances the wheat nicely and the added dark fruits really give this beer a nice complex taste. Almost like Aventinus light.

M: Med to heavy bod with a nice syrupy feel.

D: Love my wheat beers this time of year and this is no exception. Really nice example of an unappreciated style.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 22:15:05 | More by aerozeppl
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Avryle

New York

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy, dark yellow-brown. Big creamy head disapates to a small cream-colored head that leaves spotty lacing

S- Malt with banana esters. Hint of apple in the nose

T- Rich malt body with tart apples & sweet plums. Finishes sweet.

M- Medium-bodied. Lingering sweetness

D- Is good.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 22:05:17 | More by Avryle
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MisterClean

California

4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz from Total Wine

A - Auburn-brown in color, lots of sediment, orangish moderate head, stays around.

S - Brown sugar and plums.

T - Apples, plum, and sugar.

M - Carbonated, but moist and satisfying.

D - Great tasting beer. Little less sediment might be better, but then again, it's a weiss.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 20:09:51 | More by MisterClean
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orangemoustache

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a cloudy muddy brown,until held to a light then it reveals some orange and ruby red highlights,on top sits a healthy layer of almond head that dissapates quickly leaving behind almost no lacing

S-fruity,cinnamon and cloves

T-sweet and malty start that fades rapidly into spices and banana,some wildberry tartness is also in the mix

M-light body(a bit thin),good carbonation,straight forward and soft

D-no fireworks here,but overall a very enjoyable Dark Wheat

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2008 04:31:51 | More by orangemoustache
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Nipitato

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Pours with a moussy thick 1 inch + head that dissipates to a nice topping. Dark copper hue. Hazy and opaque.

S: Well balanced between clove and banana aromas. Grainy. Slight metallic aroma - I have no clue where that is coming from.

T: Base is built around grainy sweet malt flavor with caramel hightlights. Clove flavors outweigh the lighter banana and bubblegum flavors.

MF: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Not particularly fluffy or full.

D,notes: I love a good dunklewizen - this one is pretty good but nothing spectacular. The moutfeel was kind of lacking in this one but this did not really hurt drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 16:37:42 | More by Nipitato
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nmyers

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am sampling this beer out of a 12 oz bottle and into a mason jar. It has a nice dark amber color to it with a nice white 1/2" head on it. The aroma of this beer is very malty with a touch of banana and maybe some clove. Tasting this beer was a joy it has a disticnt malt taste with a touch of sweet candy sugar and some banana flavor as well. This is a very drinkable beer smooth on the palate, but it has a slight bite at the end. The bite doesn't linger though.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2008 03:07:06 | More by nmyers
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albern

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptionally good dark wheat beer that hits all the right notes. The aroma is strong banana, malts, some peach scents, and root beer. This is a slightly cloudy copper color beer with moderate carbonation and light to medium bodied. The taste is malt, root beer, a nice bready grain, mildly balancing hops, and some caramel dash. There is a bit of a bubble gum taste to this beer as well. There is an underlying sweetness to this beer, but overall it isn't that sweet. And the same goes for the dryness as well. This beer is representative of the style and is an essential seeker out if you want a genuine dark wheat beer. L'Chaim.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 23:20:13 | More by albern
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hiikeeba

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours up amber with red highlights, A thick off white head dissipates slowly.

S - Sweet malts with caramel notes, and raisins in the background.

T - Sweet malt flavors, some caramel in the background. A hint of banana flavor in the finish.

M - Slightly thin, but well carbonated.

D - A very good beer. Two or three would be fairly easy.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 01:02:55 | More by hiikeeba
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer purchased at the local package store.

A- A deep amber color with a two finger head.

S - Like raisins and irish soda bread, mmm

T- Rich and full, hints of caramel, yeast and safron.

MF -Very nice, sweet but not too sweet.

D- A little above average, only a few of these in the evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 04:45:40 | More by mltobin
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kevman527

New York

3.1/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Was looking for something German, and found this one at my local beer store. Poured into a room temp beer mug.

A - A good one finger head which lasted a few minutes until it dissipated into a thin layer. A cloudy light brown color.

S - Has a slight citrusy smell and a little malt smell.

T - The second time i tried the beer, I noticed flavors that I couldn't taste the first time, along with the citrus I tasted some cherry flavor. I don't know if it had to do with how cold it was or not, or if my taste buds weren't working that day, but I definitely tasted the cherry in it the second time around.

M - Medium to heavy carbonation, has a zing to it.

D - Probably woulnd't drink more than the six pack, spread out over a couple of days.

All in all, just an average wheat beer to me, though I haven't had many wheat beers. It was different in the fact it was my first dark wheat beer. I would recommend it to people to try and see how they like it, but I would probably not buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2007 21:11:21 | More by kevman527
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JArami

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another great dunkel weiss.

A: Nice and dark, murky dark brownish amber and orange light with thick two finger off-white/tan head, no lacing on my wheat glass

S: Fruity, like banana bread, roasted bready malts

T: Strong banana, but not as sweet or full as others in the style. Enjoyable all the same with very nice roasted malt flavors, its almost like fresh fruity bread in a glass.

M: Carbonation is smooth, doesn't get in the way of the taste. Leaves my mouth a little sticky or chalky afterward, and the aftertaste is not as sweet as Weihenstephaners.

D: Very drinkable as an aperitif , but i think I'll need something else to wash down this glass of liquid bread as my mouth is still dry, maybe a sandwich and some Hofbräu.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2007 17:53:37 | More by JArami
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berserker256

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It looks cloudy and brownish like apple cider. Thick long-lasting tan head. I detect some fruity aromas. Maybe banana. Maybe peach. Perhaps a little malty wheaty essence. It tastes smooth with light carbonation and a semi-sweet fruity flavor. Tastes pretty good. Filling beer. I wouldn't take this beer tailgating for a marathon drinking session. Good beer if you just plan on having one or two with a meal... Such as with eggs and toast for breakfast.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2007 17:08:58 | More by berserker256
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Quite cloudy translucent medium brown body that pours with a large white head. Head fades rather quickly to nothing. No lacing left behind in the glass.

S- Mild nose that is heavy on banana. Sour doughy smell in the background.

T- Initial taste is surprisingly tart. Sour yeast upfront with lots of banana and hints of clove. The banana fades for the finish which is a nice combination of tartness and sweetness from the yeast. What lingers is sweet bready yeast and hints of spicy clove.

M- Low carbonation and a nice full-bodied yeastiness to it. Very smooth and creamy.

D- This is a good drinkable beer that I will have again. Nice example of a dunkel weizen. I wish this style was as common as the hefe weizen.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2007 16:30:07 | More by PittBeerGirl
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jwff

Alaska

3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/07. Pours out a murky cloud somewhere between brown and orange. Bright body though with a decent head. Smell is dominated by banana and yeast. Clove and a bready molasses background. Appetizing. A banana sweetness stands out in the taste with a mild hop bitterness riding along underneath. Bready malts are present but a bit more understated than in the smell. A little too sweet for my tastes, although the hops do seem to tug back on the reigns a bit. I expected something thicker, but the carbonation level is perfect and makes for a smooth ride.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2007 22:21:47 | More by jwff
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umustdrink

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very dark mahogany brown color. Head is offwhite and fades to an eight inch, less than I would have liked to see. Minimal lacing.

S - Caramely biscuity malts with some rich yeasty flavor, hints of licorice.

T/M - Starts out with a sharp carbonation bite, medium consistency and a dark grape like malt and yeast flavor. Faintly caramely and bready. Not much else to say about that.

D - Overall an good tasting beer. Flavors are pretty simple but still very solid and traditional.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2007 05:55:04 | More by umustdrink
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ski271

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Murky amber-brown with a small, off-white head the diminishes to a stubborn film.
S- Fruity wheat and yeast aromas dominate over a moderate malt sweetness.
T- Moderately malty to add body and balance to the flavors of berry, banana and spice. Very light hop bitterness on the finish.
M- Medium-full body, lightly dry texture, zippy carbonation
D- Maybe slightly heavy for the style (and I like that!). A satisfying, enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2007 18:20:20 | More by ski271
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my notes 6/7/07 - Pours a two-finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Yeasty/raisin nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is yeasty and bready, clean finish. €2.90 ($3.97) for a 0.5L glass on-tap from Cafe 7 Numero Heidelberg, Germany.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2007 01:01:58 | More by jdhilt
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