Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by Kendo:
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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4.18/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: A one finger head wad poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange with vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.
Smell: Bready, banana, clove, spice, and vanilla.
Taste: Traditional Bavarian yeast with bready and vanilla notes from the malts.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, refreshing, chewy, and medium carbonation.
Overall: It's been awhile since I have had this. Enjoyable and classic beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 01:42:42 | More by Flounder57
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
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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