Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.3/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.
A - Appearance is light straw, with a hefty amount of haze and mud going on. Even through the sediment it's easy to see multiple streams of carbonation. A huge, 3.5-fingered heads rests on top, looking like a puffy cloud that lasts a long time. Unfortunately, not much lacing can be seen.
S - Smell is strong in cloves, bananas, and peppery spices. Pretty dry and fruity, but overall crisp and refreshing smelling. Huge amounts of coriander, orange rind, and lemon.
T - Taste is akin to the nose. Apples, banana, and bubblegum rush the palate at first, which leads to a nice, spicy finish. Tasty throughout, it's simple yet tastes great. The wheat is certainly noticeable and lends to the dryness, which makes the long finish that much better. No hint of alcohol besides some slight bitterness that is quickly vanquished by the spices.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with good carbonation. Spicy and dry throughout, each sip quenches just as great as the one before.
D - Drinkability is high. Great smell and flavor, and with the only slight alcohol hint, it's easy to drink many of these in a row (for better or worse). Also given the price, it's a steal.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 19:47:29 | More by nhindian
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4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Taste brings more of the same, basic Bavarian hefe, creamy wheat, not really toasted wheat just clean creamy base, with some light citrus and orange zest, touch tangy. Into esters, banana, clove spices, little coriander, etc. Finish is creamy sticky but dry, bit more spices, banana esters, and orange zest.
Mouth is med bod, creamy, decent carb.
Overall nice hefe, typical Bavarian hefe but not amazing. Nice summer hot day beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-11-2014 01:27:58 | More by jlindros
4.31/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Overall, a great Hefe, right up there with Weihenstaphan in my book. A perfect summer thirst quencher. Time to change into my leiderhosen.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 23:03:02 | More by SFNC
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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