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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,899 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,899
Reviews: 1,504
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 85
Gots: 174 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-13-2001)
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SleepyMonk

Australia

3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chilled bottle poured into a Franziskaner glass.

Immediate result is a thick and creamy head that shows good retention and promises strong carbonation. The head stays constant at first necessitating several pours to transfer the entire contents of the bottle to the glass, however it gradually fades away quicker and quicker until a thin covering with moderate to little lacing.

Held to the light the hue is a softly opaque amber that resembles the look of autumn maple leaves.

Smell is decidedly heavy with wheat and peppered with malt. Fruit notes are also strong with banana and pears being the most present.

The taste has malt character, those banana and pear notes transfer through to the taste buds. The mouthfeel is crisp on a weak body with a complimentary degree of carbonation. The taste holds with only a small syrup like sensation but quickly moves into a dry alcohol finish.

Good beer but not the best in the Hefe-Weiss category

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2009 09:17:48 | More by SleepyMonk
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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.

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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.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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