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

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

407 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%


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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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a decent on the glass.

S: The aroma is of wheat, caramelized dark malts, some spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste has sweet flavors of caramel and bananas up front with a touch of spice in the background. Then a bready wheat flavor and a hearty malt character come in. The hops presence is mild as it should be in this type of beer and is strong enough to bring some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer with flavor and substance that is worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 04:23:49 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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)

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 04:02:09 | More by russpowell
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WesWes

New York

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

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It boasts of wheat and caramel malts. It has a average wheat scent with an intense caramel odor. The taste is good. It has a strong dark wheat flavor with a honey type finish. It has a light caramel taste that mixes well and finishes smooth and sweet. The mouthfeel is excellent. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation; just right. This dunkel drinks great. It has a smooth taste that goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2004 03:18:01 | More by WesWes
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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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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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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 08.06 -- Poured into HP Weizen glass.

I have to say that usually a beer is better on-tap. But, in this case, the beer is just as good, if not better in the bottle. Nice mix of banana-clove and caramel with other candyish malts. Nice malt/yeast balance. Delicious and easily drinkable. See my review of it on-tap (two reviews down).

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2007 23:10:44 | More by jwc215
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Halcyondays

California

3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a medium brown with a firm off-white head, average retention for the style, limited lacing.

S: Banana and other dark bread, molasses, cloves.

T: Taste is surprsingly light, just of caramel malt until the beer has been in the mouth for a couple of seconds. The ending has a real nice clove and cinnamon flavour to it.

M: A tad overcarbonated making it difficult to drink at times, overall, smooth, spicy, light/medium body.

D: A solid dunkelweizen, though I've had many better. No problems finishing the bottle, but for this style I'll go elsewhere next time methinks.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 04:57:35 | More by Halcyondays
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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

I've never liked the dunkel weizens as much as a good ole hefe, but this is pretty good. Heck, I like it better than Hacker-Pschorr's normal hefe. It tastes of dark bread and light toffee without any edge. Very very smooth with a touch of banana and clove. A heck of a drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2007 02:11:24 | More by tempest
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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

First had: bottle from [some random liquor store]

"Tastes like cake," a friend once told me. I don't know about that. Well, maybe a little. But I do know this was my favorite beer for about a year back in the day.

Pours hazy brown with a nice off-white head that recedes fairly quickly. Caramel and bread in the aroma (cake?). Similar taste with caramel maltiness up front, some breadiness and earth, some light spice, and an acidic wheat-beer bite. Overall rather smooth, with a medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 17:37:21 | More by Rifugium
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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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DoubleJ

California

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

355 ml bottle, poured into my Eisenbahn Weizenbock glass, on to the beer:

The beer makes a fizzing noise in my glass, the head has average retention, the body being a murky orange with a mix of brown. Lovely aroma, phenolic for sure, bits of plastic, apples...juicy golden colored apples, faint banana, Sweet, juicy apples is the first thing to come to mid when in taste this beer. Chalky yeast is the second thing. Some cinnamon makes a presence. Graham crackers? Has a good sturdy mouthfeel with a pretty strong carbonation.

I wonder how this would pair with an apple pie, or if you could cook an apple pie with this beer? I think this beer knocks off one of the "servings" of fruit I should eat every day.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 04:52:56 | More by DoubleJ
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beer Bistro, in Toronto.

Maybe it's the shape of the glass, who knows, but I don't think any style runs the colour gradient better than Dunkelweizens. At its top, the beer is a somber, sandy brown colour but by its bottom it's a glowing, brightly kindled orange. The head, although sticky and relatively large, is just a tad undersized for a German wheat beer.

When you're talking German Weisse beers - and this is true whether it's Hefeweizen, Weizenbock or Dunkelweizen - that beer's not worth the bottle it's been poured from unless it has at least three things: a thick, mousy, long-lasting head; a good dose of yeasty phenols and esters; and a refreshing and smooth creamy effervescence.

I've already spoken to the first point (the head is acceptable) and the aroma is just that too. The phenols and esters are moderate but backed by complimenting notes of spicy grainy malts, pumpernickel loaf, a mineral-y character and hints of milk chocolate. I'm reminded that sometimes language is of no use to describe the smellable world.

The flavours are a little easier to capture in words, in part because they are so easily discerned. Along with the substantial graininess, which with its light spiciness bares a striking resemblance to rye malt, there is also very perceivable notes of bubblegum and banana as well as lucid hints of granola, toffee and dark fruits.

As for the last item on our checklist, yes, this has that characteristically creamy, full mouthfeel and buzzing, go-getter carbonation. As with all wheat beers, this kind of carbonation can be a godsend with greasy food. The texture is chewy but is well equipped with a savory, well tempered (no fiery, peppery sensation) clove-like piquancy.

Hefeweizens are fantastically suited to hot and sunny days because they are such easy going, refreshing beers; Dunkelweizens sort of carry that same affability over into the cooler, darker evening setting of those same kind of days by adding that extra bit of colour and malty richness. Of course, they're also good at every other time of day, too!

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2010 14:00:54 | More by biegaman
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy reddish brown, huge off white head forms, great retention, and great lacing, really looks fantastic. Smell is sweet, little bit of roast, caramel, banana/clove, wheat. Taste is sweet and toffeelike, chocolate, banana and clove, some citrus, very nice and chewy. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with high carbonation, very refreshing and flavourful.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2006 00:58:36 | More by Viggo
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good frothy cola brown pour. Weird something like this gives off a banana aroma. I guess the other smell is wheat, although its a little stronger than usual.

Taste was more yeast and clove than I was hoping for. Dark caramel, tea leaves and bready. A good deal of complexities, but not really up my alley. Drank it first from Koppa's in Milwaukee, gave it another try, just can't get into what it brings to the table. Doesn't falter because of lack of taste, I just can't get too much into dunkels still.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 02:13:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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

A: Pours a really dark and cloudy ruby red with a 2+ finger light beige head.

S: a good yeasty presence of bananas, cloves, and baked bread with underlying notes of dried fruit.

T: a nice roastedness to it, with dark fruit and yeasty bananas, and clove hints. The palate is bready with a touch of dry chocolate malt. There was a nice spiciness as well dried caramel on the finish.

M: light and creamy with some fizziness from the active carbonation.

D: Oveall a well rounded dark wheat that was balanced quite nicely and drank clean. Really nice experience.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 13:32:29 | More by beerthulhu
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap. Beautiful color. Murky and muddy. Copper/bronze tones. Aroma consist of vanilla bean and banana. Taste is very nice. The predominant taste that I pick up is vanilla. There's a nice malt presence too. Hop notes are absent. And some of the other typical weizen characteristics that are present include cloves, tartness and phenolic character. Very nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2002 20:27:47 | More by Bighuge
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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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DrJay

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2005 13:08:41 | More by DrJay
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Gusler

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2002 14:51:57 | More by Gusler
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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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Tone

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, copper/maize color. 5/4 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pear, coriander, yeast, sweet malt, and tart malt. Fits the style of a Dunkelweizen. Mouth feel is sharp and acidic with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pear, and tart malt. Overall, a good aroma, good appearance, lacking in complexity, and weak in body.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 05:43:25 | More by Tone
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tavernjef

Minnesota

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

Cloudy syrup brown color with a finger high frothy thick cream colored head that sticks around for a few minutes before crumbling down to a solid skim always present and drippy strings of lace with some minimal stickyness. Secure hefe nose of wheaty toastyness and clove spice with hints of apple skin and banana and some phenolic notes underneath. Taste is a toasted malt forthcoming in a pleasant full softness, playful and fluffy wheatyness with mild spice of clove and small notes of banana and melon husks. Feel is medium bodied with a nice soft fluffyness of nearly full carbonation that floats through the palate with ease and makes for some good drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2003 18:51:21 | More by tavernjef
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle pours a cloudy, light brown color with a fluffy tan head that fades quick and leaves a few streaks of lace.

Nose is hazelnuts, mild cocoa, cake batter and bananas foster. Interesting smell, I really dont get a whole lot of cloves or wheat strangely.

Taste shows more wheat than the nose and is crisp and light despite the color. The choco notes come out much more and the yeast is more nutty than clove and banana. Kinda nice for a switch up. I like it. The mouthfeel is nice and sooo easy to drink. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 02:01:14 | More by twiggamortis420
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RoyalT

Ohio

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

Appearance – Beautiful light brown in color with a good head that laced the glass.

Smell – Rich, chocolaty, toasted malt aroma with some light fruit and a dash of table sugar.

Taste – The deep malt flavors come out nicely at the tongue. The chocolate is there as well, along with some nice, dark fruits and a good helping of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel – Fully carbonated, big body, and not a hint of alcohol helps this one go down smoothly.

Drinkability – I’ll prost with a bottle of this any day of the week. This is a classic, authentic, German Dunkel Weitzen.

Update – I reviewed this beer shortly after joining the site so thought it would be fun to re-review it after having been here over a year and rating 1,200+ beers. It’s a solid “4” all the way around. There are just a handful of imports within the style that I’ve had that I enjoy better than this, and I think the Ramstein Classic is the only American made one to date.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2003 02:15:02 | More by RoyalT
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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

A - Wow mine does not look like the picture. Not very clear at all but head is a full inch and pillow like. Color is a deep brown almost brown ale looking beer.

S - Well I am glad that the second and third sniff's reviled less of a lager skunk but it does have a sort of metallic or "hard water" smell to it.

T - Thankfully the hard water taste is not existent, maybe a touch in the finish but it has a good body and mild lager yeasts clashing with dark fruit flavors.

M - Spot on for a dunkel it's medium but smooth.

Overall for a mass produced German beer this one is pretty close to style. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 02:37:05 | More by DrDemento456
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