Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3,567 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,567
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 145
Gots: 628 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-13-2001

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Ratings: 3,567 | Reviews: 1,589
Photo of hohnx012
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was actually fortunate enough to stumble across this brewery while traveling through Germany, and this was one of the best experiences I've had while traveling abroad. The brewery I visited was in Berchtesgaden (home of Hitler's famous Eagle's nest), and I couldn't have asked for a better atmosphere, not to mention the delicious beer. Being young at the time, only 20, I was unfamiliar with Franziskaner when I ordered it (I basically just pointed to the tap), but was pleasantly surprised by its full aroma and exceptional taste. To this day, this is still one of my favorite beers, and I'm so glad its available here in the U.S. Kind of a lucky find...but I'm so glad I did!

Photo of Egil_Skallagrimsson
5/5  rDev +22.9%

It's Franziskaner. Not a lot more to be said about it. By far the best hefeweizen available for the price.

Photo of TexIndy
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Re-review:
Poured from a 500ml bottle with no dating system into my Tucher weizen glass. It was hazy golden yellow color almost cider like with some small bits of yeast floating around. It had a massive head that took forever to fall down and even then it had constant 1/2" foam. The aroma was exceptional, perfect, incredible....I love nothing more than the smell of a great hefe. This had had the standard overripe bananas, cloves, a hint of bubblegum but nailed it. Some hefes smell great in certain areas but this one hits it right on all accounts. The taste is just like the aroma - perfect. It hits you with the great taste from the taste and doesn't let up as it finishes perfectly. I may be biased as this is my favorite style but this is truly a 5 if there ever was one. This along with Ur-Weisse and Paulaner are my preferred session beers. Mouthfeel was also exceptional with a great creamy feel and just the right amount of carb. Obviously, I highly recommend this one. (5, HR-HOF, T, Y)

Original review from 11/10/04 below:
12oz green bottle. Poured a pale straw with lots of foam and good carbonation. The smell was heavenly - you can't beat the smell of a good hefe. The color and smell scream classic hefe and the taste followed. Quite simply one of the best beers out there. This has a regular spot in my beer rotation and never fails to disappoint. PR 5.0

Photo of jaydenmeier
5/5  rDev +22.9%

I had it yesterday. WOW what an amazing beer.

The taste is just perfect.

Photo of bbluemzbeer
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THis is a great wiesse beer. The price point is chepaer then the other wheat beers in my area. A six pack was around 8 dollars at trader joes.

Apperance: A yellow and dark gold with thick head

Smell: Banana and Clove and somehint of buublegum.

Taste: It is very smooth. I tastedf banana and some of clove and spice. Awesome taste! You need to try

Mooutfulness: Creamy with no stinking to your mouth and simply refreshing.

Overall: I can buy six pack easy in my area for reasonable price of under 8 dollars six pack compare to single beer price of 2.50 of other German Hefeweizen. Also , the taste is world class and most refreshing beer I have ever drank.

Photo of TreyDavidWood
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My other favorite beer of all time (I can have more than one!), I have loved Franziskaner for years. It was one of the first imports I tried after drinking mostly Pabst and domestic stuff during my teen party years.

Photo of MGHCUSTARD
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Worlds Best beer, hands down!

Photo of 2LBrew
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite hefeweizen and my favorite beer all time. I get it where ever it is available and I am really looking forward to having it when I go to Oktoberfest 2012. The appearance is a dark straw amber color. The smell is very banana/ bread like. The taste is a orgasm in my mouth. The mouth feel makes me want to have another. Overall my favorite beer of all time.

Photo of Pshannon70
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is the best beer ever

Photo of bobbybou
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My wife and I held a private beer tasting of 13 german weiss beers and this one was the best. We loved everything about it. The best beer I ever had.It has a beautiful wheat color,nice and hazy and rich.It has a wonderfull mouthfeel,creamy I'd say and a nice aroma of banana ,clove and not hoppy or sour but has a nice lemon undertone. Served in the proper weiss glass ,this bier is a sight to behold.Not easy to find but not impossible either.I found it in new England area with a little digging.

Photo of wfrank002
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer. Just simply the best. I can drink this all day and every day and night. It has a great taste and smell. Can be drank during any season. Try this beer because it's the nector of the gods. Just thinking about it makes me want one of theose bad boys.it is that goood

Photo of ibashmuck
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Medium head on a very cloudy body. Everything about this beer is top notch, from it's appearance, to the smell, to the taste, and the finish. Ranks right up there with Hacker as one of the best wheats I've ever had. Spot on, perfect. Make sure you get the yeast sediment out of the bottom of the bottle (do the "swirl").

Photo of Ashinhoc
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best. Beer. Ever. Personal favorite.

Photo of Aussie_girl1979
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a delicious, smooth, citrusy and refreshing beer. It never disappoints!!

Photo of MusicBeer_1961
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

Appearance: Hazy sunset orange. Swirled the bottle to get the yeast in. Great head. Looks delicious.

Smell: Intoxicating. The smell reminds me of summer. Clove and banana. Nice bready undertone from the high level of wheat malt.

Taste: Dead on with the smell. Great banana and clove phenols. Good spiciness and bolder than most Weiss beers I've tried. Sweetness, but not cloyingly so. A bit of Carmel on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Full, creamy and smooth. Drinkability at 5% is off the charts.

Overall: A perfect Hefeweizen. My go to and always a staple in my fridge. Well done, high quality and perfect price point. Can't beat that combination.

Photo of Kwak
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Franziskaner Hefe-Weiss
Head :Thick and bubbly almost too much ,taste of orange and cloves jump right out at you.
Body :Cloudy and thick almost brown in color.
Taste :A smokey butt refreshing taste lingers on your palet.
Aftertaste :Wheat kind of bred like. "who needs FOOD"!

Photo of Broadway
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect hefe for summer.

Photo of NCMatt
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reminds me of my journeys in Deutschland! One of the few beers that tastes identical here as it does there that's readily accessible. For those reasons, it's my favorite and go to German beer!

Photo of Amador
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Visual: Golden straw yellow and cloudy, not clear.
Aroma : Smells very malty, sweet, and banana scent present.
Taste: Has a nice sweet taste to it and it's not really bitter. Not too hoppy and has a banana taste.
Mouth feel: It has a nice lace to it, and it has a medium thickness. It's very carbonated so you fell the carbonation in your taste buds.

Overall: The beer is very refreshing and it is perfect with greasy food. It has a very nice smell and great taste. So far this has been the best Hef that I've tasted.

Photo of Durhambeer
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer. It's tastes like cloves and has perfect carbonation. So smooth and taste great. I drank this beer about thirty minutes ago and still have a slight clove taste in my mouth. Hummm. Color was perfect and made a nice foamy top when I poured it. This was my first time to try this beer and its my new favorite

Photo of Russell321
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top notch, top dog for sure

Photo of black_crow
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I would say that is the number one beer in the world. The taste is perfect, the smell is perfect...

You can buy this beer in the US too. I am pretty sure.. it is a global-player. Drink it cold! I got one in Beverly Hills (Bar Nineteen 12). It is a dream!

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers. I love the banana flavor to me its light, refreshing, and banana all in one. I love this beer

Photo of cmaloy
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is MY BEER of choice. I don't know what else to say about this beer, except, go try it. THE BEST! I use this Hefe to compare all other Hefes.

Pours a cloudy yellow. Large foamy white head that stays up like it was on Viagra.

Smelled of yeast, malt, wheat, BANANA.

Taste like the nose with extra emphasis on banana and fresh bread. Very thirst quenching and satisfying.

Mouthfeel --- like butter that coats your mouth. Creamy.

WOW!

Photo of etsiap
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I call this beer the Paiste of Hefe-Weisse beers. If there are any drummers out there, you know that two of the most popular cymbals are Zildjian and Paiste. Both cymbals are in my opinion the best. Zildjian is the cymbal that most jazz players would use, maybe a little more academic of a cymbal, more savory than a Zildjian. Paiste is a bright very precise sounding cymbal. Zildjian to me is the Paulaner Hefe or Weihenstephaner, and Paiste is the Franziskaner Hefe - arguably the best beer in the world.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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