Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) - Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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3.78/5 rDev -5.3%
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!
04-22-2012 02:37:05 | More by DrDemento456
3.8/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured from a brown bottle into a weizen glass. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Aroma is mild, a hint of cloves. taste is of malt and wheat with some fruitiness, very flavorfull. Medium bodied in the mouth and highly drinkable. Overall a very enjoyable beer.
07-27-2009 22:40:40 | More by tone77
3.83/5 rDev -4%
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!
05-19-2012 02:01:14 | More by twiggamortis420
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
12-09-2003 18:51:21 | More by tavernjef
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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...
09-02-2003 04:33:36 | More by ZAP
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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 Ill 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. Its a solid 4 all the way around. There are just a handful of imports within the style that Ive had that I enjoy better than this, and I think the Ramstein Classic is the only American made one to date.
09-27-2003 02:15:02 | More by RoyalT
3.85/5 rDev -3.5%
A: Slightly hazy brown color like dark caramels. Poured a 3 finger bubbly light tan head withi good retention to a half inch cap. Decanted lightly throughout. Lace in rings that fell in thin sheets.
S: Cararmel, chocolate and roasted Nuts blended with banana a clove. Light floral hops came through as the beer warmed.
T: Big toasted malts really came through; chocolate, caramel and roasted nuts. The classic banana and clove came through in the middle. Sharp bitter in the end for a crsip, dry balance.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Silky, warm and smooth. Sharp bitter finish leaves the mouth clean and dry.
D: Very flavorful, smooth and balanced. Interesting drink that easy to drink.
08-09-2009 17:13:18 | More by Haybeerman
4/5 rDev +0.3%
A nice brown brew with an ample white head of foam. The aromas hit you in the nose with a 1-2 punch of spices/cloves and bananas. The taste is fruity and spicy all at once, with no alcohol to be found...anywhere! The mouthfeel is light and airy, yet substantial for a dunkel. The drinkability is endless and that's the way that it should be...
10-31-2003 22:11:35 | More by francisweizen
4.15/5 rDev +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.
05-31-2005 07:31:03 | More by blackie
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
04-30-2008 12:37:47 | More by clayrock81
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
A powerful smell. Electric yeast and apricots. A little bit of grain.
Tastes great. Spicy and fruity esters upfront, and explosive zip of wheat malt in the back. A nice, dry and very fruity aftertaste.
This has one of the most crisp bodies of any weizen I've ever tried. It's very refreshing! This would be a great session beer for the times when you and a group of friends have just got done with some hard work. Like, if I had just built a doghouse and wanted to reward myself this is the beer that I would drink a lot of.
12-04-2004 02:55:22 | More by mynie
4.22/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
08-18-2006 02:32:12 | More by KarlHungus
4.05/5 rDev +1.5%
Wheat hazy, golden-brown body with a big, off-white head.
Smells of tangy grapes and wheat malt (sour Grapenuts), with rich, fresh, toffeeish banana bread and yeast.
Taste is similar to the smell, but not as strong/assertive. Theres more banana, and less banana bread/toffee. Medium-bodied feel. Finish is wheat bitter.
10-28-2004 03:06:59 | More by alexgash
3.7/5 rDev -7.3%
Nice, yeasty, fruity aroma. Billowing white head. Brown color. Refreshing, and true to style. An enjoyable, good beer. This is a safe beer (and representative) to introduce friends to new beer styles. Sometimes seems "light" with an unsatisfying finish, but still worthwhile.
05-17-2002 18:01:22 | More by Suds
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
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!
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5
04-14-2002 09:34:56 | More by Bierman9
4/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a cloudy, chestnut body with a tightknit, beige, head that rises two fingers tall. Head retains well, eventually falling into attractive, collar and sheet lace.
Aroma is lemon, banana, cut hay, toffee, and peppery spice.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with relatively high carbonation and a medium body.
Taste mirrors the aroma, with the addition of yeast and hop bitterness. Tangy and tart fruits, mostly banana, caramel, and some mild peppery spice. Very well balanced, and tasty to the palate.
Very nice for style, and a solid addition to anyone's cooler. Good drinkability, and an excellent, all purpose, dark wheat ale.
10-05-2004 23:16:28 | More by merlin48
3.68/5 rDev -7.8%
Poured a cluady copper color with imprerssive white creamy head. Sparse lacing.
Smell is very light,but a mild fruitiness can be detected. Also some banana present.
Taste is dark fruity, spicy and malty.
Finishes with a slight dryness, but mostly sweet malt.
A nice easy drinking refreshing beer.
10-24-2006 23:38:36 | More by tgbljb
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
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