Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by droomyster:
4.1/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This bottle is not very fresh, but even so...
Aroma is bursting with bananas and yeast. Pours is an nice golden orange, cloudy and with lively carbonation speeding up to a white frothy head. The head is about and inch tall and maintains itself well. Taste is subtley sweet, yes - bananas, light but earthy grains, giving way to a strong yeasty doughiness. The sweetness is well balanced by a light bitterness. Smooth texture, body is thin yet somehow creamy. Some unpleasant metal after the swallow. Leaves your mouth feeling lubed. I find this beer really refreshing. I passed the best afternoon of the quarter drinking these with a buddy until dinner.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2005 04:23:16 | More by droomyster
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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
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