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

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3.99/5
Very Good
508 Ratings
Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark)Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Germany
hacker-pschorr.de

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 02-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,327
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
508
pDev:
11.53%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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Photo of tbeer40
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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

I have to say, this is an attractive beer, dark reddish copper with enormous head, good lacing, decent lacing that doesn't really stick much. Aroma is pretty nice, a musky and spicy clove and some banana. Taste is good, good touch of husky wheat, some nice spices and clove, tasty. Medium body, good carbonation, an easy drinker, 4s across the board.

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Photo of kbub6f
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.

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Photo of Reaper16
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served into a weissbier glass

Pours a burnt-orange color, bordering on amber. It looks a lot like an IPA in some respects. About a finger's worth of chalk-white head bubbles up, lacing in thin arches.

I remember that Bubbalicious used to have a cola flavored bubblegum when I was a kid. Well, this beer smells just like that gum. Coca-Cola sweetness meets estery bubblegum sugaryness. Much, much less banana aroma than I expected. The cloves instead play off of some honest-to-goodness plum.

The taste follows the nose, for the most part. Heavy clove accents the entire drink. Some cola sweetness, some nutty flavors. Plenty of wheat bread or wheat muffins, especially on the toasty finish.

The mouthfeel is dissappointing, though not bad. It's too thin, nearly watery. And it doesn't have enough carbonation to make up for it. It's certainly below average in terms of mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good Dunkelweizen. It's not revelatory by any stretch of the imagination, but it delivers solid flavors.

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Photo of hero27
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Hazy chestnut brown...tight-knit head of foam.
Aroma contains plenty of cloves and various spices, as well as an assortment of toasted malts.
The flavor rounds out much the same, with a more roasted aspect to the rich malt.
Well carbonated and finishes smooth. Certainly a beer I could drink more often.

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Photo of wattoclone
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of williamherbert
2.92/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The color is a clear but dark gold. Has a thin, dishsoap head that suprisingly sticks around for a bit.

It is a sweet but very pungent dark wheat flavor. Very sour.

The beer may be too old (drank in October, brewed in April). It has a stale, cellared flavor. Very sour and pungent, and not in a pleasant way. Apparently this beer doesn't age very well.

You would think that this beer would be thick, but it is much thinner than expected. The aftertaste is sour and not in the way I think the brewer intended. It has too much of an overwhelming alcohol flavor to be the smooth dunkel-weisse I was hoping for. Apparently it doesn't age very well.

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Photo of ssjkyle
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTuomi
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Served in the brewery's own weissbier glass at between fridge and cellar temperature. Freshness date reads 05/08.

Appearance- Caramel brown, this beer pours elegantly and creates a big, fluffy head right off the bat. With the yeast addition swirled in, the beer hazes and the crown is adorned with peaks and canyons. Minimal lacing, but even after ten minutes the foam is still complete.

Smell- Only slightly fuller than Hacker-Pschorr's regular hefeweizen, the notes of banana and clove blend in a bubblegummy world of traditional aromas well suited for the style. Big wheat malt nose as well.

Taste- No surprises here, just a balanced showing of wheat, banana esters, and gentle malt sweetness that goes down so easily. A subtle, pleasing dunkelweizen that could be sessioned with or without traditional German bratwurst and potato pancakes... or whatever you'd prefer instead.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Gentle carbonation throughout this tasting, playing off of the flavors with a light to medium texture. A very enjoyable, drinkable beer and right for the occasion... whatever that may be.

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Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Minkybut
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a big giant head. The smell was sour and sweet. The beer cloudy. The beer tasted rotten sour. If you like sour rotten beer the by all means drink this. Beer should not be sour I don't care which country likes it makes it or loves it. It is just wrong.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of StevieW
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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

Pours to a hazy brownish color with a thick, chunky tan head. The aroma is of wheat and malty, with a clovey, slightly fruity aroma as well. The flavor is malty sweet, with the clove and wheat flavors coming through. A highly drinkable, light bodied brew. I like a good Dunkle

Sampled 2/13/04

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

Poured from a pint bottle into a weizen. No dates on the label.

Light brown with a nice white head of two inches that fall to a cm and never goes away.

Sweet malt with a classic weisse smell. Pouring in the whole bottle gives it that nice yeasty clove/bananna note. Very clean.

The yeast and malt notes make up most of the taste upfront. There's a hoppy, dry finish that pairs well with the carbonation and overall medium mouthfeel.

This could be a great session beer.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky brown with a huge off white thick head. The aroma is yeasty. Malty flavor with hints of banana. Noticeable amounts of yeast. Chocolate as well. Wow, this beer has a lot of flavors. Mouthfeel is a little watery for my liking, but not bad. Highly drinkable. I wish there were more examples of Dunkel Weizens available to me, because it’s a nice style.

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Photo of Samp01
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brown amber with a slowly fading beige head. Aroma and tat of wheat, some mild banana notes and grass, light caramel, yeast flavors as well. A medium body with mild carbonation. The finish the same as taste with a bit of a nutty yeast ending, mild wheat flavor. An enjoyable brew

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After tasting Samual Adams' attempt at a dark wheat, which I enjoyed more than anticipate...I had to snag this one to more familiarize myself with the style.
Cloudy, worn-copper in color with two full fingers of light tan head...half of which remains. Thick lacing forms, but eventually slides down into the brew.
Quite pleasant in the nose...sweet malt, sugarcane, and come mild spiced quality.
The taste is less thrilling...was expecting a bit more from the inticing aroma. Fairly bland flavors, but balanced well...even a touch tart (no bottling date).
Mouthfeel is average...carbonation typical for a wheat beer.
Pretty easy drinking here...just not sure I'd go with this one over the hefe.

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Photo of jackndan
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of trytoketchup
4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 508 ratings
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