Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by brystmar:
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
16oz (?) bottle into a wit glass.
A: nice golden wit color with subtle reddish/amber hues. Nearly 2 fingers of frothy head from this pour with moderate retention. A solid layer of white foam remained atop the brew through completion. Carbonation bubbles up from the bottom. Minimal lacing though.
S: yeast, wheat, cloves, banana, hints of citrus; nicely pungent. Mmmmm!
T: wheaty sweetness supported by malt and clove right up front; sweetness follows through to the end where it unites with citrus. Nearly flawless.
M: super creamy with lots of carbonation. Love the creaminess, but high carbo is a turn-off for me. This has been my only critique of Franziskaner throughout the years. Well, that and their decision to not give tours of their brewery in Munich. WTF guys?
D: very easy drinking here. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm always up for drinking one of these. Never been in a mood where that isn't the case.
Open your doors to the public for tours of the brewery, Spaten-Franziskaner! Paulaner/Hacker-Pschorr does it across town, get on it guys!
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2010 03:19:07 | More by brystmar
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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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