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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,946 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,946
Reviews: 1,505
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 87
Gots: 200 | 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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wiseguy142

New York

4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

By far one of the best hefeweizens ever made, this beer never gets old- especially in the summertime.

Pours a cloudy but not opaque yellow with a stark white head constantly bubbling and regenerating itself.

Aroma is of banana and vanilla with some toasty malt aromas behind those produced by the yeast.

Taste is the perfect balance of clove and banana. The balance really comes out in the aftertaste on your tongue. I've had a lot of microbrewed hefe's that use the weihenstephan yeast strain from wyeast and it's way to banana-y. These guys just nailed it. Enough flavor to make it totally distinguishable from any other hefeweizen out there.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but comes off a little light because of some lightly peppery carbonation. Drinkability is quite good for a hefeweizen. A lot of the time you can start to feel like a ripe banana after a few from this style but I remember sitting in beer gardens in Germany ordering Mass after Mass of these.

Good job Germany!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 15:18:59 | More by wiseguy142
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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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