BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s funny that this and the Franziskaner Dunkel Weisse are only separated by 0.01 as I drank the 2 side by side and could find very little different. Most noticeably the Hacker is lighter in palate and not as complex. There’s a mild sour fruitiness at first that makes me think of banana milkshake, but then it turns drier in the latter half, much quicker than the Franz version did, certainly more coffeish while there’s also a touch of hop bitterness in the finish.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good for a dunkel weisse. Very wheaty but there’s an odd spicy flavor in there.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as good as the plain ol’ Weiss, but still an excelletn beer, a little clove and maybe ginger flavor, nice creamy head. A little more on the bitter side.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber in color, enormous frothy, good to the last drop head, beige, tons of lace, nose that is malt, slightly yeasty, earthy. The start is sweet, the top is medium, the finish is hop spicy, tart, dry, slightly acidic, and just plain ’Good’.
vacek (67) - College Station, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe its me but this is the second of the Hacker-Pschorr family that I have tried and they both have been salty. I can’t get past that taste.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice spicy aroma consisting of maybe
ginger? Pours up a nice big head which lastes \
throughout the experience. Nice amber cloudy
appearance. Spicy flavor compliments
the aroma. Quite drinkable.
rknight99 (7) - USA - APR 9, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this one. It’s one of the few dunke weisse that have tried and I really like to combination
steintilter99 (2) - USA - APR 4, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just a bit of lemon flavor at the finish. Golden amber color. No bitterness. Me likes.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge, creamy white head, which grew enormously, even by weisse standards. The color, resembling ice tea, is a bit lighter than I expected. The aroma is mostly banana and grain...so I guess it’s like a nice loaf of banana bread. Light to moderate carbonation, and the mouthfeel is a bit watered down. The malts are nice and smooth, but it needs a bit more bite. More clove/spice would be ideal.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a 5.5% alcohol by volume dark wheat beer that pours with a cloudy, brown color very similar in appearance to a strongly brewed iced-tea. This beer is not labeled as a ’Hefe Weisse,’ which means that active yeasts were not added to the bottle for additional bottle fermentation and aging (Hefe is the German word for ’yeast,’ Weiß is the color ’white,’ as most wheat beers are light in color). When poured, this beer will produce a huge, creamy off-white colored head that settles very slowly in the glass, so you will want to be sure to pour slowly and gently.
In the nose, this beer present the classic dark wheat beer aromas of cloves, some banana fruit, and yeast. It is a pleasant smell, something lighter than a freshly baked loaf of banana bread.