Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by kojevergas:
4/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Poured from a bottle into an Irish pub style (real) pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on September 20th, 2010. Pours a FIVE FINGER head that slowly falls to about two fingers over the course of a minute and a half. A cloudy orange-gold that is far from transparent. Head is fairly thick. This beer invites its owner to take a sip.
Smell: A creamy scent of a multitude of flavours: maybe some vanilla, cleanly prepared barley, and other sweet smelling flavours me broken nose has trouble identifying.
Taste: A creamy opening followed by many notes and a clean, crisp finish. A remarkable balance in the body. Very well built. As a weissbeer, this is a great success. Among the best I've tried, but I'm just plunging in.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and brilliant. It gives way to the finish just at the right moment, with a bit of dry feel. You're refreshed by the body but want another sip off the dry finish. Very well done. Bravo.
Drinkability: I'll have another very soon. Very drinkable and very good. May be a bit too smooth for weiss beer lovers, but even as a devout stout advocate, I find this beer to be truly excellent and I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2010 19:50:08 | More by kojevergas
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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
4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle poured into pint glass 4/4/14
A cloudy light orange liquid that gets darker towards the center of the glass, streams of tiny bubbles everywhere, a couple fingers of bone white foam sits around for quite a while but only leaves a thick collar of lace
S banana, bubblegum, clove, cereal and a little citrus, has that straightforward classic smell that you expect from the style
T yeasty banana bread in a glass, again all the classic pieces are in place, a little yeasty compared to the nose but not a big difference
M has some weight to it upon entry and explodes but stops short of foam and creams up completely, slick on the palate with dried banana chips on the finish
O a solid example of the style straight up and down, has the textbook Hefe-Weisse notes from start to finish
I could smash these on a hot day with no problems, a classic Hefe that everyone should try at least once and I might not have known about it if it wasn't for the Beers of Fame list
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 04:40:26 | More by wordemupg
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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