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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,179 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,179
Reviews: 1,522
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 101
Gots: 309 | 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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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!

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

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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

TexIndy, Nov 10, 2004
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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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