Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by SimplySinister:
4/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Cloudy grain yellow with a large snowy head. Adequate carbonation with nice lacing. All in all, a very attractive brew.
S - The typical notes are present here; banana bread with a infusion of cloves and grain.
T - Very good. Dare I say "potent." This hefe tends to be a tad more overpowering than others in the genre; at least those I've tasted. The clove is just as prevalent in the brew as the banana.
M - Slick. The taste does tend to linger a spot, but not in any negative sense. In fact, I find it quite pleasant.
D - Good. Quite honestly, I don't tend to view this as a "drink in mass beer." Rather, I would consider it a brew to be savored. In this sense, I find the drink-ability absolutely outstanding.
This is a fine offering not only in the realm of wheat beers, but beer in general. In fact, this has quickly become one of my go to wheat beers. It truly does have both character and class.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2010 20:48:10 | More by SimplySinister
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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