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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,942 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,942
Reviews: 1,505
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 86
Gots: 194 | 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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AWWONG


1/5  rDev -75.4%

08-13-2012 20:58:47 | More by AWWONG
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Frankieteardrop


1/5  rDev -75.4%

04-13-2012 21:28:08 | More by Frankieteardrop
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Ouroborus

Iowa

1/5  rDev -75.4%

01-02-2012 00:53:05 | More by Ouroborus
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kzov21

Missouri

1/5  rDev -75.4%

02-15-2012 07:04:59 | More by kzov21
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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xare

Ohio

1.63/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured as a pale orange draft with a small white head. I actually finished this beer but it definitely wasn't what I expected. It's a cloudy wheat beer that has some clarity to it.

Smell was of wheat and orange, which helped a bit but I am not a fan of strong wheat scents.

Taste was sweet, orange-y, and again, wheat. I think that the combination is actually pretty good for somebody who would like wheat beers - in which case, add about 2 points to my smell / taste ratings.

Mouthfeel & drinkability both suffered as the mouthfeel was creamy with wheat aftertaste and the drinkability was hard for me to effectively judge as the more I drank, the less I tasted of the other flavors and the more the wheat became the predominant flavor.

Overall, I would not drink this beer again if I didn't begin to like hefeweizens someday.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2008 17:48:31 | More by xare
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matjack85

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -56.9%

02-02-2013 16:03:13 | More by matjack85
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kilobees

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -50.7%

05-09-2014 02:03:11 | More by kilobees
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -50.7%

06-17-2014 03:51:14 | More by spoonhawk
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

2/5  rDev -50.7%

05-23-2013 13:10:57 | More by kvnstfrd
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jmagnus87

Illinois

2.03/5  rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle from Pick's poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark gold with about half a finger of white head. Light aroma of banana and clove. Taste is lightly sweet and watered down. Banana and clove, barely. Light bodied with a thin yet creamy texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall, it's ok. Nothing to write home about but drinkable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 07:11:20 | More by jmagnus87
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BGsWo22

New York

2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

01-30-2013 19:51:16 | More by BGsWo22
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jnjander

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

04-03-2012 13:03:24 | More by jnjander
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mwar

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

11-30-2012 18:13:20 | More by mwar
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AlSharp

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

07-29-2012 23:31:07 | More by AlSharp
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.35/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Reviewed 10/4/2007 (bottle):

Pours a huge foamy white head, very lasting. Clear pale golden yellow color. Belgian flowery aroma, sugary. Aroma of Light fruit, like pear or green grape. Not too strong, but enticing. Pear taste, malt, sugary clean aftertaste, watery. Light, some wheat. Light taste. Too watery for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 03:16:52 | More by jujubeast6000
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axeman9182

New Jersey

2.4/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse pours a surprsingly dark orange to amber. It's cloudy, but not as opaque as some others of the style. The head billows up to about three fingers of white foam, but quickly fades away, and leaves not a spot of lacing behind. There's some sweetness to the nose, a bit of wheaty vanilla and some caramel as well. Traditional banana and clove notes are at a minimum, and the beer smells faintly skunky. That ends up being a pretty good preview of what was awaiting me for my first (and subsequent) sips. The beer is too malt forward and the yeast takes too much of a back seat. I'd venture a guess that this particular bottle is just old, but without any kind of bottle dating, it's hard to tell for sure. In addition, the beer is definitely skunked, although I'm guessing the light hopping contributes to the fact that the off flavor isn't too overbearing. The mouthfeel is the lone bright spot of the beer. The body is suitably light, while maintaining a creamy edge that isn't all that common for the style. The carbonation is high, but could stand to be a touch higher. Franziskaner doesn't date their bottles and feels fine shipping their beer across an ocean in inferior green bottles, so I can't feel bad when one that's in bad condition makes its way to me for a review.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 23:46:08 | More by axeman9182
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ChadQuest

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Looks good, nice soft golden color, tall cap with lacing, looks desireable.
The aroma and flavors have all the characters of a hefe, but with alot less power and fullness in them. the banana and clove is just weak. bubble gum is stronger then the other flavors which is not good in my book. This is thin and dry and lacks the creamy feel and yeasty texture a hefe should have. All this one does is make me want a Weihestephaner.

Sub-Par.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 03:17:39 | More by ChadQuest
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

04-02-2012 21:16:47 | More by Lang44
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

05-28-2013 01:50:19 | More by pin
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

05-06-2012 04:52:47 | More by doucmehu
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danielfda

Italy

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

01-25-2014 22:13:23 | More by danielfda
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jsaviflo

Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

07-04-2014 03:41:26 | More by jsaviflo
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claytri

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Hefe-Weisse poured a delightfully creamy gold it had a thin head that quickly dissipated. It's smell was of malt and grain with hints of citrus. The taste was malty with no hops and a distinct aftertaste of sorghum (or other big grasses). The feel was oily and foamy.

This beer started off very promisingly with that beautiful creamy glass, the smell dropped off a bit, and the taste fell off the table. I had recently had the Hefe-Weisse Dunkel and found it to be an interesting beer, but not one i would buy regularly. I bought the blonde to see if it would be a better match for me, as I prefer the lighter beers. I could probably learn to live with the first half of the taste, but the second half is very unenjoyable. All I could think about was cutting Johnson Grass on a hot day. So I'll move on and find a better match somewhere else.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2004 17:25:18 | More by claytri
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

06-25-2013 16:47:54 | More by IDABEERGUY
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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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