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
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4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Tap at tavern in the square in Northborough.
Nice creamy rich 1 Finger head fades at a med pace then retains well at the bottom, super hazy murky cloudy carrot orange color.
Nose typical hefe, lots of creamy wheat, plenty of citrus and mild orange peel, some spices clove hint coriander, some banana esters, etc.
Taste brings more of the same, basic Bavarian hefe, creamy wheat, not really toasted wheat just clean creamy base, with some light citrus and orange zest, touch tangy. Into esters, banana, clove spices, little coriander, etc. Finish is creamy sticky but dry, bit more spices, banana esters, and orange zest.
Mouth is med bod, creamy, decent carb.
Overall nice hefe, typical Bavarian hefe but not amazing. Nice summer hot day beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 01:27:58 | More by jlindros
4.31/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Scorching hot weekday in NC, what better way to take the edge off at the end of a long day than a good Hefe from the Fatta-land.
A beautiful pour with a nuclear mushroom cloud of a bright, tight white head. Pure hazy golden beauty with minimal bubbles. It smells nice and rich with the yeasty signature of banana and cloves prevelant over a malty base. The taste is very nice with a very strong malt backbone, the signature yeasty flavors following he nose and very little bitterness at all. It's fullbodied and goes down wetly, very satisfying.
Overall, a great Hefe, right up there with Weihenstaphan in my book. A perfect summer thirst quencher. Time to change into my leiderhosen.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 23:03:02 | More by SFNC
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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