Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.63/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured at Beff's (where their 29 taps have been down for a couple weeks now, leaving me to resort to their cooler stock). A 16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass (it's what the waiter brought) yielded a hazy straw-colored yellow body with a fizzy 2-finger head.
Smelled of orange peel, lemon and cloves.
As for the taste: I wonder if this bottle wasn't a tad bit skunked -- who knows how long it sat in the cooler -- as I noted a slightly skunked musky taste (though it wasn't there in the nose). Predominant flavors were cloves and lemon zest, with the yeasty clove flavors becoming more pronounced as it warmed. Surprisingly, I could feel the alcohol warmth on the finish.
As for mouthfeel: light -- almost thin -- with fizzy carbonation.
I took away some points on taste and drinkability due to the skunky flavor, but all in all this is a decent example of a Hefe-Weizen and as a fairly light brew is pretty drinkable. I suspect I would score a fresher bottle higher in a couple of categories.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2006 14:37:11 | More by Kendo
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