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

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512 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: German Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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

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Reviews:
284
Ratings:
512
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of iSip
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hacker Pschorr Dark Hefewisen: The brown translucent body proves it’s a dark beer. The head forms with large bubbles and settles into a thin layer. The aroma is true to style, with wheat, malts and citrus notes coming through. I must have not been in the mood for a dark wheat, as the malt flavor seemed too much, and there was a bit of metallic ness to the flavor. A regular Hefe would have been preferred. I have had dark Hefe’s on tap in Munich, and they were to die for. But the Hacker Pschorr from the bottle did not do the trick.

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Photo of RocketWidget
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is average, not outstanding but no serious flaws. Pours a light brown color. Head is off white, light, and drippy. Smell is mild. Taste is mild as well, slightly hoppy, slightly sweet, and light-bodied. Very drinkable due to its light body. A decent beer, but not spectacular.

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Photo of filabrazilia
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light brown with a fluffy tan head that settles slowly in the glass. A good looking beer.

There is a cornucopia of fruit in the nose that is balanced by a touch of rich malt and spice.

The taste is smooth and mellow with a hint of chocolate malt and banana. All the qualities of an alcoholic milk shake, sans the milk. The taste becomes slightly more tart as the beer warms and the hops leave a small impression on the last swallow.

A traditional dunkel weisse with mild mouthfeel that doesn't overwhelm the palate. The balance is near perfect--sweetness followed by a slightly bitter finish. Neither overtaking the other, simply complementing each other in a symphony of give and take.

This style of beer is quickly becoming my favorite and this beer is one of the reasons why. Complex, mellow, mysteriously dark and infinitely thirst quenching. Splendid.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of MDekker
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.

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

This beer pours a lovely color - spiced pumpkin - with a nice yeast haze and a billowing head.

aroma is a bit faint but toasty malt is present as well as that typical wheat beer smell.

taste is of fruity malt, almost a bock flavor followed by a hint of bitter hops, a very pleasant flavor with no overwhelming qualities.

mouthfeel is medium viscosity with nice carbonation, very good.

drinkability is high.

overall, a very pleasant summer beer, nice balance, not the most remarkable brew ever but solid nonetheless.

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Photo of Rennpferd
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It poured dark amber-brown. It had a large four finger head. It was full of carbonation, and clear.

It had a nice scent of malt and clover.

It had a slight flavor of banana. A nice clover taste was present. There was some nice hop, and malt flavor in the finish. It was medium bodied and smooth.

It is very drinkable. I wish there was some more fruity zest; however, it was very good none-the-less.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of kmcnair
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ouces bottle, nice old German chap pictured on the label. It reads, Hacker-Pschorr, Weisse Dark, Traditional Dark Weat. I see... Pours a deep opaque reddish rusted metal color and makes a rocky offwhite head. I like the asymetrical head, always a curious feature to a brew. Aroma brings me to the yeast, oh so much yeast, powdery floral esters, light sweetness, odd hint of wheaty funkyness. Really interesting.. Flavor is a bit bready, and that yeast quality in the aroma comes back again, strong banana and strawberries, spicey cloves, not too shabby. Mouthfeel starts out creamy, but quickly turns into a peppered carbonation all over my mouth, light to medium body and an almost dry finish. Interesting ale, I don't tend to drink too much in the way of wheat beers... however, this one has a few really nice qualities to it. The remainder of the 6 pack will not be going to waste.

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Photo of Avryle
3.83/5  rDev -4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of chaduvel
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy dark chocolate brown with a beige lofty spectacular head. Smells rich of dark malts mixed with esters, wheat, yeast and clove. Taste is smooth and delicious. Banana bread, caramel and a yeast tang all come together seamlessly. Touch of clove on the finish. Enough carbonation to quench my thirst, and this one was gone way too soon. Exceptional style and an exceptional brew.

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Photo of natasharai
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with a small tan bubbly fizzy head that dissipated leaving very little lacing at the top of my glass. The beer is an orangish brown and is slightly hazy.

Smell: Sweet ripe banana and orange, caramelized sugar, tangy yeast, sweet and tangy wheat, and some roasted malt.

Taste: Sweet fruity banana, roasted malt, tangy wheat, sweet caramel, small metallic flavor, ending with a sweet ripe fruit sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, somewhat syrupy, a lot of carbonation, leaves mouth with a sticky coating.

Overall: Really good drinkability, a little high on the carbonation which takes away from the taste. Pretty sweet, but has a nice roasted character and tang from the yeast and wheat to help even things out a bit.

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Photo of jayfarley3
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle poured a slightly cloudy amber colour with a huge frothy off white head. Smells of lighty toasted malts, light fruit and bread. Tastes sweet and smooth, pretty well balanced. I'm usually not a fan of this style of beer but this one is quite good and I could see my self picking it up again.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Mustard
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16oz. brown bottle; no "bottled on" or "best before" date; $1.79 from Pavillions; Georg Pschorr's sallow mug on the label. I'm assuming this here beer is in fact the Dunkel Weisse; label actually reads "Weisse Dark" (obv. = "Dunkel Weisse"), the reported ABV being 5.5% not 5.3%.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, caramel brown; huge, pillowy head; looks like someone ladled out a dollop of Bisquick atop this puppy; light-to-moderate lacing of an unprincipled nature; stellar head retention.

Aroma: Sweet and spicy; hints of banana and tart apple.

Taste: Robust, sugary wheat malt profile; firm notes of spicy cloves, bananas and chocolatey roastiness; discernible hints of bubble gum and yeast; sour apple like wheat twang.

Notes: Stellar; thoroughly enjoyed Ayinger's Ur-Weisse the other night and prefer this; not entirely unreminiscent of a toned down Aventinus.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tatterdash
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on-tap at Smokeless Joe in Toronto. I hadn't had a Dunkel Weizen in ages, and on tap even! :) Hazy mahogany, with a thick creamy white head, lots of lace. Aroma of cloves and some fruit, definitely inviting. Taste of bananas, with some smokiness and malt coming in second, hint of chocolate crept in and well. The mouthfeel was quite effervescent and full, with the creaminess of a weizen. I think this is one of my favourite draft beers, if not my absolute favourite. I don't think I could drink enough of this.

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden orange with a creamy monster head, citrusy\grassy smell. Wheaty citrus cocktail flavor (banana, orange, grapefuit, even a bit lemony) with a good malty foundation. The carbonation coupled with an additional sugary spicyness makes this almost like a soda in drinkability, it goes down smooth but the fruitiness is a little too pronounced for me compared to others of this style. Still a good beer worth a trip to the corner store (if, that is, you can find it there.)

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Photo of jstevep00
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KroMagnon
4.15/5  rDev +4%
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.

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

Mid-brown, slightly hazy, with a light tan head; adequately carbonated. A pleasant strong fruity, yeasty aroma makes for a good start. A mix of flavours are present, including roasted malt balanced out by sweetness (caramel?); quite assertive on the tongue at first, but the aftertaste was less dominating. A good enough beer, quite complex.

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Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel Weisse (Weisse Dark) from Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 512 ratings