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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,716 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2716
Reviews: 1490
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%


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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vitrael

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Huge white head with average retention and lots of lacing on top of a pale, cloudy straw body.

S: Big nose of banana and a slight earthy noble hop aroma.

T: Sweet, sour, spicy, and very slightly bready. Very evident banana and yeast flavors. Malt background is a little stronger than expected by the nose. Hops difficult to detect direclty, being just slightly bitter and translating in flavor to something like lemon peel. A very easy drinking but complex flavor.

M: Light bodied and highly carbed

Great go to Hefe for the warmer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 22:41:12 | More by vitrael
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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

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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