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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3,179 Ratings
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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

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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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into fluted glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a very large billowy white head. The head has really good retention and lasts for some time before giving way to a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is very peppery in nature. A nice lemon aroma is also mixed in there with a good yeasty smell as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice wheaty base infused with some lighter citrus flavors. A good presence of yeast is also detected at the forefront of the taste. A peppery flavor develops more in the middle of the taste. It lasts throughout the rest of the taste profile and in the end mixes in with a more biscuit malt body leaving a nice somewhat spicy flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – A medium bodied beer with a rather average level of carbonation. Makes for an easy drinking brew which is quite appropriate for the style.

Overall – A good brew that is easy to drink. It has some nice peppery flavors as well as some very nice aromas.

Darkmagus82, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Calculat0r
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Calculat0r, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of kja157
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

kja157, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy golden yellow, with a traditional huge white head. Minimal lacing, but good retention. The beer darkens as more yeast exits the bottle, leaving ghosties in the beer.

Smell is on par, yeasty, dry malt, with a light fruity citrus.

Taste is mellow malt, yeast, hint of citrus. A dry finish makes for a nice feeling.

The almost medium body seems lighter, but it has some definite body. A light bubbly sting happens on the front of the tongue, but doesn't overpower.

A good example of a wheat beer, the Germans do this right. A few others do this better, but I was happy with this beer.


Drinkerofales, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mitchellaneous, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

tfsimpkins, Mar 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

bakerm3, Mar 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

scootercrabb, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Archemedies, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of thestar30
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

thestar30, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of bierfreundlich
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy gold color with a one-finger off-white head.

S - The aroma is composed of lots of yeast smell followed by sweet over-ripe bananas and a tiny bit of clove.

T - Yeast is very present at the front followed by a spicy clove flavor. Banana doesn't seem to come through as it does in the smell.

M - The carbonation "stings" your tongue as you drink it and leaves your mouth fairly dry.

O - I love this beer! It has been my go-to beer until recently. Perfect during the spring and summer on a hot day. Very light and rejuvenating!

bierfreundlich, Mar 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

justinp, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dugly2ugly, Mar 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

DrGonzoDDS, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

UncleBumpy, Mar 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

dampfire, Mar 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

vr6corrado, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of mikerems
5/5  rDev +22.9%

mikerems, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

SocalKicks, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of MIP229
5/5  rDev +22.9%

MIP229, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Whiskeyjack, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of bretsky07
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

bretsky07, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a weizen glass at refrigerator temperature

L - Deep gold color and hazy, 3 finger white foamy head, ok retention, not great lacing.

A - Grainy wheat smell, hint of banana in there with maybe the slightest bit of bubblegum. That's right, bubblegum.

T - Definitely grainy, sweet, with maybe a little bit of spice. Can taste the banana as it rolls over my tongue. Slightly tart finish. Not bitter at all. Alcohol not noticeable at all.

F - In my opinion, this is the best part of the beer. Creamy mouthfeel and dry but very carbonated and thus very refreshing. This simply feels great in my mouth and the carbonation tickles my throat as it goes down.

O - This is a pretty good hefeweizen that I can definitely see myself drinking on a hot summer day. Thinking about sitting on the porch drinking this stuff makes me very happy. It is extraordinarily refreshing and has the perfect amount of alcohol for that occasion.

BlackBelt5112203, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of jrnewt
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jrnewt, Mar 04, 2012
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
91 out of 100 based on 3,179 ratings.