Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
3/5 rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
After reading about this beer, it’s pretty obvious I am from Germany! Well, not in this lifetime… but a previous. What’s even creepier than that, my mom’s side of the family has some Sedlmyr in the lineage. I hadn’t heard that name for a LONG time, but it immediately rang a bell. Looks like I am from Germany! Maybe that’s why I like beer so much?
Now I won’t even begin to pronounce most of the names found on this bottle and in the research we did. I can barely speak English, let along German. But let’s just hope the Germans know how to make a good beer. (And what it is it with this gold foil wrapper over the top and the caps of beer? The beer we had last night had that too.)
The beer pours out with a nice head. Looks like a wheat sitting in the glass. Makes sense, since this is a hefe-weisse. But the nose is MUCH more intense than a wheat. There is an immediate sour, fruit-based nose. Then it ends with a hint of spice and a subtle wetness that I often talk about. Let’s see what she tastes like.
The beer is weak on the from of the palate, but expands as it makes it way back. Then you are hit with a hint of carbonation and a filling, pleasant finish. The aftertaste is almost nonexistent, but that’s okay. This beer is light, and with a 5% ABV you can drink three or four of these before you start to feel the alcohol really kick in. This isn’t my favorite beer by any means, but it does give you that feeling that you sitting outside on a hot summer night in the beer garden. Or however those Germans spell it. (Their spelling is MUCH cooler than ours!)
I bet this beer would taste better outside, during a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2011 01:53:01 | More by rickyleepotts
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3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Cloudy orangeish-yellow. Large head.
S: Banana, clove, smells great.
T: Just like it smells. Amazing. Some buttery notes. Just like a hefeweizen should taste.
M: Excellent mouthfeel, good session beer. Smooth, albeit light/watery but easy to drink.
O: I love this beer, definitely one of my favorites.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 20:57:42 | More by FlyingKneeStrike
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
91 out of 100 based on 2,945 ratings.