Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.88/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Pint bottle into a pilsner glass.
A - Hazy light tan/yellow (a bit livid) with a quickly dissapating white foam that leaves almost no lace. Really a bit clearer than a lot of hefeweizens I've seen.
S - Rising bread dough. Yeasty with a hint of banana.
T - Lots of banana and bread- start to finish. Oh and some cloves! Just a slight hint of hops toward the end that very nicely compliments the overall character. A bit cloying, though.
M - Ebullient and full. Just as nice as it warms a bit.
O - Really a bit more robust than Weihenstephaner or Paulaner. I brewed a very nice all-grain quasi-hefe once (with T-58). I'd not really noticed the banana flavour and never cloves in those like I did in this one. It's nice, but I'm not sure I like it more than Paulaner. Dings in score for the cloying, overwhelming-ness. In some of my reviews, brew gets dinged for not having much "muchness". This one has a bit much "muchness" in flavour. Still good, though!
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 02:40:25 | More by TheVenerableMead
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
91 out of 100 based on 2,937 ratings.