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Franziskaner Weissbier - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
89
very good

565 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 26
Gots: 80 | 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)
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Reviews by NeroFiddled:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very unique weizen. The color is darker than most, pouring an amber, almost brownish color that looks like "apple cider" and has the haze to go along with it. The head is white and foams up into a "rocky, mountainous peak" yet is actually quite thin. The effervescence is high (though not as high as some other leading Bavarian hefe's) and the bubbles are astonishingly tiny, forming a very tight - but light - foamy head. The mouthfeel is similar in many ways to the head with it's very fine bubbles that give a gentle zest - but appearing thinner than some other examples. The yeast character is more restrained than it is in many weizens, in terms of both flavor and aroma. The nose expresses a sharp fruitiness, with less banana than many hefe's. The clove character is clearly present but subtle, and there's an uncommon note of a bready-spiciness... maybe nutmeg? The sweetness of the flavor is restrained in comparison to many. Again, the banana is limited but the clove is present and leaves a slight spice in your mouth at the finish. A sublime weizen. Instantly recognizable. Quite refreshing.

NeroFiddled, Jan 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
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
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tbryan5, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of J2L
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

J2L, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Shakerman
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Shakerman, May 20, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +18.5%

jackplane, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bueccd, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

kevrob802, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of BK2084
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of reitzbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

reitzbrewing, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of JESantiago
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JESantiago, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.21/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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!

Cavanaghty, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of JHarris1717
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

JHarris1717, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ant1, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

innominat, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

virinow, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of pepetrevino
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

pepetrevino, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Mantooth, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

amstokesdb9, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of dwren89
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

dwren89, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

williamjbauer, May 07, 2013
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Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.