Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
4.53/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Franziskaner glass on 4/13/13
Dense honey color with more of a pineapple juice appearance at the stem. Regardless, this is cloudy (though it retains a semblance of clarity). Three finger head with the foam cresting the top of the glass. The head drops slow, slowed by a continual stream of rising bubbles; as it recedes a scalloped half-moon forms along one side. Settling eventually into itself, the foam appears akin to smooth, rolling hills. Lace is a solid thin film with thicker areas protruding intermittently. Retention is strong; even toward the bottom of the glass it hold about 1/8th inch.
When I first poured the beer the aroma was nothing but fresh baked banana nut bread. It was perfect. As the beer opens, the wheat takes on a dusty penchant and there are hints of clove, perfume and pollen. Whimsical notions of crisp apple. Overall, the aroma is full and well-mannered.
Lush and reasonably dry, toasted wheat is the dominant flavor by a wide and comfortable margin. Lightly buttered baked bread augments the back half while modest banana and clove notes work through the middle. It is the banana that carries the finish with a slight dusty wheat presence.
The feel is light and leaning toward the watery side of things, though I am not inclined to label it thin. Carbonation is on the moderately high side; it is also quite full, maximizing the body-bolstering aspects of carbonation without being harsh or pesky. The carbonation seem right in line with the feel of the body.
There really isn't much to complain about. I need to drink this more often.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2013 15:12:31 | More by Ryan011235
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Cloudy orangeish-yellow. Large head.
S: Banana, clove, smells great.
T: Just like it smells. Amazing. Some buttery notes. Just like a hefeweizen should taste.
M: Excellent mouthfeel, good session beer. Smooth, albeit light/watery but easy to drink.
O: I love this beer, definitely one of my favorites.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 20:57:42 | More by FlyingKneeStrike
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
91 out of 100 based on 2,943 ratings.