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Franziskaner Weissbier - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 26
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Another name for Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Hell.

(Beer added by: scratch69 on 04-07-2012)
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Photo of illpass78
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange gold with a big white head that recedes to about two inches and hangs around a bit.

Aroma: Smells of citrus, wheat, oranges and spices.

Taste: Now this is a terrific wheat beer. It's full of the signature flavors - citrus dominates, and there's no reason for a dippy orange slice. Just a really tasty wheat ale.

Mouthfeel: This is an area where this beer really excels. It's super smooth and a pleasure to drink. Great stuff.

Overall: Superb beer. I had a Blue Moon yesterday; comparing that to this is like comparing a second grade performance of Robin Hood to The Deer Hunter.

illpass78, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

olradetbalder, Yesterday at 09:33 AM
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4.84/5  rDev +22.5%

Bscroggins34, Yesterday at 01:56 AM
Photo of Meekes
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Meekes, Thursday at 04:56 AM
Photo of TasterO
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Slightly cloudy with good head. Sweet and tasty in your mouth with no bitterness or after taste.

TasterO, Wednesday at 08:22 PM
Photo of tylerbrowe
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

tylerbrowe, Wednesday at 06:07 PM
Photo of Techichi
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Techichi, Tuesday at 03:29 PM
Photo of jroof1
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

jroof1, Monday at 11:06 PM
Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

thewimperoo, Sunday at 09:10 PM
Photo of TylerofLA
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

TylerofLA, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Givensr2
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Givensr2, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Nakay
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%

Nakay, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Goncalomc
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Goncalomc, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%

After a rewarding workout, it's time for a rewarding beer.

Appearance (4.5) : Towering head that caps off the glass and has a creamy, marshmallow appearance. Very tight knit, very impressive. The body is hazy with sediment and mango-copper colored.

Aroma (4.5) : Man I love these Belgian-style beers. Orange, ripe pineapple, fresh cut strawberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, a faint bit of wheat, and the tiniest whiff of distant hop. Bouquet is medium-strong.

Taste (4.75) : I wish I could take the grin on my face and paste it in this category. The entrance is slightly sour, turning yeasty and estery, a splash of water, with table fruits and fresh bread. If you can imagine an orange muffin with slight alcohol that's what is right here. Liquid muffin, sour zing on the exit. This seriously contends with Hoegaarden (I almost forgot the name of my favorite beer, what?!).

Mouthfeel (4) : Very zingy and carbonated yet super creamy and relaxing. Just fantastic.

Overall (4.54) : If Hoegaarden is the king of Witbiers, this is the king of Hefeweizens. Granted I haven't tried all of them (and I'm sure Weihenstephaner is a serious contender for that title) but this is seriously impressive. It's so creamy, so blissful, so orange-y, I just can't talk enough about it.

- T-A-J

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Appearance: light orange. Hazy. Medium, foamy, light yellow head.
Smell: orange peel. Wheat.
Taste: wheat. Orange peel. Clove (light). Essence of banana.
Mouthfeel: high carbonation. Medium body. Dry.
Overall: pretty tasty Weiss beer. Not a huge fan of the style. But this one is pretty refreshing.

jellikit, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of ESchweers
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

ESchweers, Nov 09, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +19.5%

ridge327, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

TigerOwl, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.9/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Franziskaner is my go-to. What a really flavorful, stellar beer. It's like something out of the Middle Ages, and that is a good thing. I feel like a Gregorian monk when I drink this stuff.

Draught poured into a Franziskaner Weissbier glass:

Appearance: Deep bronze, almost light honey colored, with a pristine, beautiful shade of Germanic awesome. An off-white head that is less than a finger's width, quickly receding into lacey edges on the glass like a Byzantine tapestry.

Aroma: Faint, bitter sweet, slightly citrus undertones -- not overpowering. It is very inviting.

Taste: A rich wheat with a fruity aftertaste, no maltiness and ever so slightly hoppy. It lures you in with its deeply embedded, earthly goodness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly oily on the tongue, but rolls off nicely, with some biting carbonation.

Overall: I fell in love with this stuff the moment I tasted it. Friar Tuck would drown himself in this heavenly beer. It's really, really one of the finer brews out there. Get it on draught if you can.

Doctor_Bogenbroom, Nov 05, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%

TylerKyleBoyle, Nov 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

ATDelaney, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Psberrier, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

deadliest, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

curlybird, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

uturn, Oct 30, 2014
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Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.