1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Franziskaner Weissbier - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Not Rated.
Franziskaner WeissbierFranziskaner Weissbier

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

626 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 626
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 27
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

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)
View: Beers (17) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 626 | Reviews: 77 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SmashPants
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Format: standard German 500mL macro brown bottle and standard label.

Appearance: pours a deep, cloudy amber with a big and fluffy head per the style. Drops to a finger or so of creamy pure white. Decent lacing down the glass.

Aroma: banana, cloves and spices, quality wheat and yeasts. Smells exactly as a traditional German hefe ought.

Aroma: some citrus joins the characteristics on the nose - quite a nice addition. All told a well-rounded flavour profile.

Taste: all of those flavours come through on the finish. Quite sweet, with a pleasant yeast and alcohol warmth.

Aftertaste: again spot-on. Medium in body with a full feel and decent moderate carbonation.

Mouth feel: a case of 20 x 500mL is AU$75, so an equivalent case of 24 x 330mL would be around AU$59. pretty good for a beer of this calibre.

Overall: a great quality traditional German Hefeweizen from one of their best breweries in my opinion. A good selection of flavours with a touch of citrus thrown in for good measure. A great price too at AU$75 a case of 20 x 500mL.

Photo of Zaktcc
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncherf
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of miguelre06
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of BPHL
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of hermuli
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of JulieR1355
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Rodrigols
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of josecastro
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Crimkj
2.41/5  rDev -39%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains bananas, wheat, light caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by sweet flavors of bananas, caramel and citrus. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very representation of style, this is a nice beer to pound down for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of smakawhat
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Cloudy looking orange with hints of light lemon yellow on the edges. Roaring huge amounts of micro fine and fast rising carbonation. The head is just booming off the pour like a classic German hefe. Thick white frothy fistfull head, tall as a mountain, and settling with big shampoo and superfine thin whipped bubbles, bleach white and large.

Solid nose. Huge peanut butter aromas, and good fine clove phenol spicy quality. Seems to neglect hints of chewy malt wheat character or even hints of banana, and lemon. Solid, inviting and still to character.

Palate delivers real nicely. Chewy malts really seem to blast right on first sip, but the mouthfeel lowers in body as you drink. Big yeasty esters hit with lots of sharp perfect spice. Hints of herbality but not even from hop, more of the ester goes to clove, and a hot almost bitter spicy character. Dense. Light hints of lemon peak out on the aftertaste but really get pushed out by hot brown spice character and a very surprising nutty character.

Simple, with a nice unique character to match. Very fun hefeweizen.

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Bscroggins34
4.84/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Meekes
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Techichi
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jroof1
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of TylerofLA
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.