Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Cloudy yellow color with a nice fluffy head.
Smell: Bigtime wheat aroma, also a little banana.
Taste: Lots of bready wheat malt, slight banana overtone, and mild spicing.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. A bit heavy on the carbonation.
Drinkability: Goes down very easily. Many of these could be consumed before the flavor would become cumbersome.
Notes: This beer was one of the first German hefeweizens that I had, and I was pretty blown away when I first tried it. Well, I don't remember the last time I had it, let alone on tap, and I'm pleased to announce that it remains a great hefeweizen! It's like visiting an old friend! While I personally prefer wheat beers from the bottle (there's less carbonation and more yeast), Franziskaner is great on-tap as well.
Serving type: on-tap
02-02-2010 04:06:05 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
4.75/5 rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of my favorite Weiss beers. Up there with the Weihenstephaners, Ayingers and Andechers. Has more of a spicy flavor than other Weiss beers as I get more copper/metal from the hefe (that's yeast in english). The appearance is cloudy and golden like a great weiss beer. Mouthfeel is tangy and smooth at the same time. Taste is a touch spicier and sweeter than other weiss beers such as Hacker and Paulaner. That's a positive. I love this beer and so should you.
When Bayern Munich play in the Champions League, I drink these bad boys all match long (about 3 to 4 half-liters) at the local bar that has it on tap. The monk on the bottle? That's an original art-deco Ludwig Hohlwein painting from the '30s. Oh yeah, they don't call it "Hefe Weizen" in Bavaria. It's called Weissbier! Now you know and order accordingly when you're next in Munich!
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2014 04:51:44 | More by Bayern1971
4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle poured into pint glass 4/4/14
A cloudy light orange liquid that gets darker towards the center of the glass, streams of tiny bubbles everywhere, a couple fingers of bone white foam sits around for quite a while but only leaves a thick collar of lace
S banana, bubblegum, clove, cereal and a little citrus, has that straightforward classic smell that you expect from the style
T yeasty banana bread in a glass, again all the classic pieces are in place, a little yeasty compared to the nose but not a big difference
M has some weight to it upon entry and explodes but stops short of foam and creams up completely, slick on the palate with dried banana chips on the finish
O a solid example of the style straight up and down, has the textbook Hefe-Weisse notes from start to finish
I could smash these on a hot day with no problems, a classic Hefe that everyone should try at least once and I might not have known about it if it wasn't for the Beers of Fame list
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 04:40:26 | More by wordemupg
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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