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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,904 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2,904
Reviews: 1,504
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 85
Gots: 176 | 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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karlfree

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-06-2011 13:44:57 | More by karlfree
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-06-2011 13:33:32 | More by ROGUE16
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MikeRMII

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-06-2011 04:30:38 | More by MikeRMII
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maxk

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a snifter. Bottle is dated July 2012.

A: Cloudy honey/amber color. It's got a nice, white 2 finger head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Banana, malt and cloves. The banana is incredibly pronounced.

T: Immediately there is lots of fruity sweetness. It gives way to some spices, cloves and coriander. There's a bit of some malt flavors throughout.

M: Relatively big bodied thanks to wheat. Well carbonated.

A very good, classic hefeweizen.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 19:55:13 | More by maxk
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beerme411

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-05-2011 05:29:20 | More by beerme411
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

This beer poured a hazy yellow/orange. The head lingered for a while and then dissipated. The aroma was mildly fruity (banana) with a baselayer of wheat. The flavor was mild banana and cloves with a nice slick feel in the mouth and tongue due to the wheat. The carbonation was a bit high and stinging. Not a bad beer at all especially considering one that is highly available in tons of places.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 21:57:47 | More by jifigz
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-04-2011 19:42:19 | More by Kevin79
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-04-2011 18:16:11 | More by whallgren
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ejw127

Nevada

3/5  rDev -26.1%

12-04-2011 06:10:45 | More by ejw127
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-04-2011 03:47:15 | More by bigred89
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falcon14

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Those that count this as a B or less are crazy. My favorite beer for anytime is Allagash White and this beer falls just shy of that beer. If you have the opportunity to try one or the other, then you may want to try BOTH!

To be fair, I will say they have different taste, but Allagash being my 10, I will say this is my #9 wheat beer. I don't give props for wheat beer easily, but this is an excellent beer. Give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 03:10:45 | More by falcon14
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass due to the lack of a weizen glass.

Look - light golden color, a little murky, with good carbonation and foam.

Smell - much like most Bavarian beers, higher on the malts that in the hops. I can smell a little bit of the clove aroma that the wheat gives off.

Taste - I taste much more of the wheat than I could smell. Other than that, it's still much like the typical Bavarian type of beer. More of the hops come out in the taste as well.

Mouthfeel - much on the watery side, but not as bad as an adjunct lager would be.

Overall - good tasting brew that is true to the type.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 02:39:02 | More by Nerudamann
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jmarklan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-04-2011 01:43:08 | More by jmarklan
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-03-2011 03:20:41 | More by JamnesCameron
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-03-2011 03:09:58 | More by PhatAtUT
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Moserman331

Georgia

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-02-2011 16:01:36 | More by Moserman331
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DeezGunz14

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-02-2011 05:15:05 | More by DeezGunz14
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-02-2011 02:48:47 | More by RichH55
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-01-2011 19:50:09 | More by Rochefort10nh
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hohnx012

Ohio

5/5  rDev +23.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2011 19:17:04 | More by hohnx012
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-30-2011 01:41:49 | More by weaselchew
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-28-2011 23:27:35 | More by rekel
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LeoPanna

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-28-2011 15:51:28 | More by LeoPanna
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-28-2011 14:32:46 | More by touchmeimsac
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-28-2011 06:33:49 | More by AlexChillton
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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