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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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kagent777

Utah

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml brown bottle with no born on date from the Utah system pored into my beer goblet.

Appearance: A slight haze on this light golden brew. The most impressive head I have seen in some time, about three fingers tall before it settled down to about half a finger high layer of almost white foam.

Smell: The nose is sharp. I am hit by spice, clove and other wise. Subtle band-aid phenolics and some mild banana notes as well. Very inviting.

Taste: Delicious bready wheat notes with mild fruitiness going on in the background. A subtle amount of spice in the background, not as forward as the nose.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is really soft and luscious, the carbonation is on the lower side while the body is medium.

Overall: A very nice hefe. Might be OK for neophytes to try, seeing as how it is not rare and would not be wasted if they did not like it. I would love to try this on on tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 00:31:10 | More by kagent777
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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
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