Franziskaner Weissbier - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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4.46/5 rDev +12.9%
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.
08-04-2014 23:46:53 | More by illpass78
3.21/5 rDev -18.7%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you to my brother for bringing this one back from Germany for me.
Appearance: Clear yellow with a thick white head. Mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Strong smell of cloves and grassy notes.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Very smooth light bodied. Taste of cloves, wheat and mild hops.
Overall: Not a bad Hefeweizen. I would have loved to have actually had this in Germany, but getting right from Germany will do!
12-30-2013 23:51:07 | More by Cavanaghty
4.34/5 rDev +9.9%
One of my favorite beers, very fully-tasted, a great wheat taste, not yet (that) strong. A nice 'wheaty' smell, great mouth feel. Darker with a stronger taste than 'whiter' wheat beers, recommended to follow after drinking whiter/clearer one(s) or not to follow this one with on of those. Like a lot the simpleness of the presentation, with a drunken brewer monk and the golden, black and white colors.
08-07-2013 16:30:07 | More by pepetrevino
3.33/5 rDev -15.7%
Yellow beer, hazy, thick off white head that really holds its own in the retention category. Lacing category is just average. Aroma is a familiar yeast of hefeweizen proportions: banana, mild clove and spice accoutrement.
Taste, more banana, mild bandaid with pepper cloves. Mild wheat and barley malt base, nothing heavy. A little gritty on the teeth. Heavy amount of carbonation throughout the entire lifespan of the beer. Bready but not doughy. Residual sweetness, but not cloying. Citrus seems to be around it, some grapefruit and banana seem to be the most noticeable fruit like flavors.
Wheat character is not lost on the beer, keeps the mouthfeel like, has the stickyness along with the yeast on the teeth. Has enough yeasty esters and banana to keep traditionalists happy. I'm good for about 4-6oz of this, but after that, its just too much of why I'm not big on hefeweizens: bananas, yeast and clove are best in small quantities.
03-14-2013 17:41:53 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.69/5 rDev -6.6%
Appearance: very hazy, big fluffy white head, golden yellow with orange tint
Aroma: lemony citrus, banana, clove, light summery aroma,
Taste: balanced flavor, banana and subtle clove taste, with a malt backbone that really stands up without being overly heavy,
Mouthfeel: a little prickly but with a smooth finish, light-medium body
Overall Impression: A refreshingly light German hefe that is very well balanced and smooth to the swallow. Residual tingles remain in mouth beckoning for another swig.
03-27-2013 19:11:24 | More by dwren89
Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.