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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,477 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,477
Reviews: 1,563
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 133
Gots: 543 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-13-2001

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Ratings: 3,477 | Reviews: 1,563
Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: golden hues, cloudy Hefe, 2 fingers of white head.

Smell: Classic esters and cloves of a Hefe.

Taste: tangy eaters, clove, a little banana.

Feel: well carbonated, tangy, nice and dry.

Overall: a classic, well-executed representation of a Hefe. Well done.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Spaten is one of my favorite German beers and always great taste and consistent quality.

Photo of apokatastasis
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a hefeweizen glass.

Appearance: Opaque cloudy straw colour with a two-finger head. Decent retention with brilliant lacing.

Aroma: Bread and yeast with hints of estery banana and phenolic cloves.

Taste: Follows the nose, with a bit more banana flavour on the forefront balanced by big wheat flavour. Some citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium body which lightly coats the mouth and throat, with plenty of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall: This was my second European wheat ale (after Hoegaarden witbier) and it still holds up great. Very impressive brew with good balance of bready yeasts and fruit flavours. This one is always a pleasurable experience.

Photo of Kublhahn
4.94/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far this my favorite. I think better taste than weinenstephaner.

Photo of 1withself
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A solid hefe but you'll find better.

Photo of BeerConny
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad hefe at all but a little too much carbonation and not enough banana flavor to get a flawless score from me. I would definately drink it again but I think I like Sierra Nevada kellerweis better and even hoffbrau.

Photo of bnes09
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, golden orange appearance. Wonderful, towering, billowing, white smoke-like head. Excellent retention. Produces a few lace patches.

Aroma of fresh wheat, yeast and citrus with a mild spice. Perfect.

Flavor follows the nose almost to a T with just a tad more yeast quality. Can detect some cloves, pepper and coriander.

Medium bodied. Snappy carbonation. Crisp finish.

Very well crafted hefeweizen.

Photo of Winston3737
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the lesser Hefe's out there.

Photo of TheBeerSeal
3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very refreshing, but a bit too sweet for my taste. Still, it's a very good wheat beer that I could easily have again.

Photo of Hank
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great refreshing beer with a lemon slice

Photo of Miinuspiste
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely smooth and easy to drink. No bitter notes can be found whatsoever. Heavy banana notes on the nose and on the taste. No alcohol taste coming through.

Photo of CStang67
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AROMA: Banana, and bubblgum. Malt backbone with notes of clove.
APPEARANCE: Nice deep murky yellow with a two fingure pillow white head TASTE:Bready, Malty, with a citrus twang
PALATE: Smooth Creamy mouth feel that finishes a bit tart from the wheat
OVERALL: Very good classic German Hefe

Photo of Lukasbane
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Very smooth and refreshing. The fundamental of how beer should be somewhat engineered

Photo of NCMatt
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me of my journeys in Deutschland! One of the few beers that tastes identical here as it does there that's readily accessible. For those reasons, it's my favorite and go to German beer!

Photo of Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A simple standard wheat beer.

Photo of DeepBrew
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into hefe glass.

A: A hazy dark straw color with huge foam that doesn't want to subside. Small bubbles keep the foam on.

S: Beautiful yeast, spices and wheat in the smell.

T: Malt, spice, yeast with very light hops. Some sweet and spice in the aftertaste.

M: Light mouthfeel with good carbonation.

O: Excellently executed, refreshing to drink

Photo of tobybul
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I got this the other day because the store was out of Paulaner. The store guy recommended it. No comparison to Paulaner. too much hint of alcohol in taste. Did not taste like a wheat beer to me.

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers. I love the banana flavor to me its light, refreshing, and banana all in one. I love this beer

Photo of Ashinhoc
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best. Beer. Ever. Personal favorite.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My review for this is the same as for the Paulaner version as I cant tell any difference.

Photo of MGHCUSTARD
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Worlds Best beer, hands down!

Photo of Maxtodon
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really nice banana taste from the yeast, would drink again for sure.

Photo of Dr_Cahill
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Amazing stuff! My favorite beer!

Photo of Austin_TKE
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Favorite beer so far! Amazing!

Photo of BIll_Currie
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really good hefe.not quite widmer

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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