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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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3,100 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,100
Reviews: 1,517
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 98
Gots: 264 | 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 Dodo2step
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%

P- Thanks to Ray in Pittsburgh

A-a light lemongrass color with a 2 finger fluffy head that eaves a splotchy lacing on the pint glass. Carbonation bubbles rise furiously to the top.

S- banana dominates the nose with some peppery spice to complement it.

T- banana and the pepper spice come out in the tongue more. Thats pretty much it.

M- A creamy banana with carbonation that rounds it out.

O-Not a bad hefe..i may not be the best judge because im not a big hefe fan. But well done. I like the banana in this one.

Dodo2step, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bockerdoppel91, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BTFU
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BTFU, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of troysoy2
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

Ah, a break from all the DIPA's and RIS's.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, and immediately was impressed by a light, fluffy two fingers of head with decent retention. Not much lacing, but that's whatever. The body is a nice cloudy, pale orange yellow.

Smell is light, a bit sweet. Banana, cloves, and a touch of citrus.

The taste is quite nice. Definitely get the banana and clove presence. A nice, sour yeastiness compliments a nice, dry finish. Not too sweet, and rather refreshing. It's not in your face at all, and actually, it's quite nice.

A solid example of the style.

troysoy2, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of wagner617
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

wagner617, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of kurgan3
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

kurgan3, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of hokewi
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

hokewi, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Dave128
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

I've had this a few times on tap in in the bottle over the years and now I'm sitting down to review. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - A moderate pour yields a 2 finger head that dissipates slowly into a thin disc. Color is orange into amber. I remember it being more yellow than this. It is cloudy but evenly so. No floaties.

S - Smells like a wheat beer. A lot of fruity yeast smell.

T - Complex flavor. Citrus peel and bananas. Slightly metallic and sour aftertaste but that's evident in most hefeweizens.

M - Light bodied with average carbonation. Creamy feeling in the mouth.

O - A solid hefeweizen that is a good comparison for others of the style. It is consistent and complex. Overall a very refreshing beer.

Dave128, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of turdadactyl
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

turdadactyl, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Trioxin245
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Trioxin245, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev -1.5%

wvsabbath, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.33/5  rDev -18%

Poured from a can of 500 ml. The colour is a very muddy yellow, with a one finger head that didn't last long.

Nice fruity smell, with strong bananas aroma.

Taste is bitter.

Thick bodied with quite a carbonation, leaves a dryness.

Overall a very nice beer.

Douberd, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

LJWalker, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of joannajax
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

joannajax, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

satownsend, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

This brew has always had memories for me and so if my review is high that is probably mostly memories. Reviewed February 3, 2012. Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: This poured a nice cloudy Sunglow. This was one of my first pours into my shorter Weizen glass and because of that the pour was over 3+ fingered. The head lasted all the way till the end.

S: A nice strong fruity banana. A nice sour yeast is nicely present and this is what dominates this brew.

T: Sour yeast, banana, and coriander.

M: This is easily one of the smoothest drink I have ever had. The alcohol taste isn't even there. this feels like a summer drink no questions asked.

O: This is just a nice easy drinker that I think those that don't know beer would even enjoy.

TheAlamoWrocker, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of rsant
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

rsant, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of ThirstyTorpy
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ThirstyTorpy, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of madman45
4/5  rDev -1.5%

madman45, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev -1.5%

I've had this beer so many times I can't believe I haven't reviewed it. Luckily the bar down the road serves it in the proper glassware. Cloudy gold, big, dense white head. More banana pronounced than most in the style. Clove is in the background along with some vanilla. A nice wheaty, cereal note gives the beer some depth. Creamy with a lively dose of bubbles. Good stuff, and as a plus it's available all over the place these days. My preference is still for Weihenstephan and Schneider and Sohns, though.

bump8628, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev -1.5%

justintcoons, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured into my pint glass a very dull yellow with a nice big fluffy head.

Smells fruity with undertones of yeast and malts.

Tastes of banana and orange peel but was expecting a little bit more due to the smell.

The right level of carbonation, light and smooth.

A very good wheat beer, easy to drink. Would enjoy a few of these during the summer.

Dave1999, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Griffith
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Griffith, Jan 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

monnik, Jan 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jumbopanda, Jan 31, 2012
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
91 out of 100 based on 3,100 ratings.