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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,899 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,899
Reviews: 1,504
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 85
Gots: 174 | 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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magictacosinus

California

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've been having this for years, but have no idea why I haven't reviewed it yet. Poured into a weizen glass out of a 12oz bottle.

Appearance is everything I expect from a hefeweizen: a giant, fluffy head topping a yeasty, straw-brownish color, and lot's and lot's of carbonation. Looks appetizing and very thick.

Ooh, this one's quite aromatic too! Huge yeasty covered malts, and flavors reminiscing banana, lemon grass, coriander, and hopped spices. The sweetness is pervasive, but it has a funky, spiced earthiness that makes it a hefeweizen within its own caliber. Definitely top of the line here!

Flavor is not as rich as it smells, but still makes itself an all-around worthy wheat ale. The excessive yeast and spices actually make it a worthwhile, flavorful experience, yet the fruity notes seem a little lost underneath. I do like spices, but I feel doesn't reach the meal-like caliber that other wheat beers I've had do. This beer is an overall success concerning body, as it's thick and juicy as any ideal wheat beer should be. The finish is a little watery, but it's very balanced and very well made overall.

This may be macro offering (from Spaten), but it's still a classic among wheat lovers. Really good, fresh, and balanced, and a purchase that can't usually go wrong.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 04:59:23 | More by magictacosinus
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
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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.

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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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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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