Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by alysmith4:
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Didn't think I'd find a beer in this style that I like better than Hoegaarden ('though I suppose that's a White, not a Hefe), but this one really does it for me. I've been in a beer rut lately, and decided to take a chance on this one when I went to Whole Foods today.
It pours a very coudy, almost brown, but orange/yellowish body, with a nice, think 1" head. The smell is of citrus, pine, banana, wheat, and spice. The taste is just about the same, with a nice refreshing finish. It seems a bit more carbonated than most beers of this style (wasn't sure if that's good or bad, so I gave it an 'average' in the rating), but all around - it's highly drinkable and I'd recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2010 21:34:59 | More by alysmith4
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4.18/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: A one finger head wad poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange with vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.
Smell: Bready, banana, clove, spice, and vanilla.
Taste: Traditional Bavarian yeast with bready and vanilla notes from the malts.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, refreshing, chewy, and medium carbonation.
Overall: It's been awhile since I have had this. Enjoyable and classic beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 01:42:42 | More by Flounder57
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
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
91 out of 100 based on 2,722 ratings.