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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,894 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,894
Reviews: 1,503
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 85
Gots: 169 | 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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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer for the price, ~$3 for a 500ml at Total Wine Claymont.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse is a very hazy orange amber with a huge billowy, thick, meringue-like foam that leaves great lacing that sticks forever. It smells spicy with a just note of clove and a little plastic-y but also a modicum of banana. The beer tastes semi-sweet, dominated by the malt and bready yeast, there is a ripe banana and clove (no bubble gum). Very high carbonation, but also very soft mouthfeel from wheat. This is a great hefe, I left most of the yeast in the glass, which it made it much easier to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 20:49:12 | More by Soonami
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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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Pint bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Hazy light tan/yellow (a bit livid) with a quickly dissapating white foam that leaves almost no lace. Really a bit clearer than a lot of hefeweizens I've seen.

S - Rising bread dough. Yeasty with a hint of banana.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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