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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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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shook the bottle to disturb the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Poured into my Victory Sunrise Weissbier glass. Poured vigorously and received a mountain top full of fluffy white foam. Looks like a washing machine discharged some soapy suds. Carbonation level is high.

Smells of clove & banana. Some peppery spice notes. Good aroma notes that seem in harmony together.

Tastes of wheat with some lemon like zest. The yeast character imparts some of the pepper, clove, and banana characteristics. Leaves a bit of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Carbonation level feels lighter than it looks.

A very decent summer beer which seems pretty session-like.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 19:52:49 | More by jwhancher
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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.

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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
91 out of 100 based on 2,894 ratings.