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Franziskaner Weissbier - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 24
Gots: 69 | 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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Reviews by bamadog:
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4.38/5  rDev +10.9%

With the warmer days of summer upon us and only getting warmer (and more freaking humid... damn the Ohio Valley...), beers like this just sound appealing. Review is from notes taken on 5/23/2012 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a very hazy and cloudy, darker straw color with an apricot core; starts with a big two finger, billowy head with great retention -- looks like a pillow sitting on top of the glass; with the murkiness, it's difficult to see too far into it, but the carbonation appears strong near the sides of the glass.

Smell: Smell is solid and it's making my mouth water a bit -- plenty of biscuity/bready malt with a fair presence of some cloves and that smooth banana; slight citric presence, perhaps of lemongrass and just a touch of hop bitterness.

Taste: Really matches the smell to a T, and that smooth yeasty banana presence makes my night; plenty of it, and the slight bitterness in the back just balances it all out. This beer will definitely make my top ten session list with flavors like this -- getting through the six pack should prove to be no problem.

Mouthfeel: Body is between medium and light in terms of weight, and the carbonation is plenty strong, yet avoids being sharp; a mild stickiness is left on the roof of the mouth; smooth and goes down easy.

Overall: I'm lovin' it. A great beer with great flavors; body is light enough that it's not going to weigh you down but you know you're still drinking a "real" beer as opposed to something watered down that simply quenches the thirst. I will definitely be picking more of this up as time goes on.

05-24-2012 00:27:58 | More by bamadog
More User Reviews:
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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
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-29-2013 23:00:21 | More by tbryan5
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-16-2012 01:06:17 | More by J2L
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

05-20-2012 01:07:47 | More by Shakerman
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-04-2013 14:09:21 | More by bueccd
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-06-2012 23:34:18 | More by kevrob802
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

08-25-2012 02:42:45 | More by BK2084
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-01-2014 04:47:13 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-15-2013 01:33:24 | More by reitzbrewing
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-10-2012 21:26:25 | More by JESantiago
Photo of Cavanaghty


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
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-18-2012 21:53:39 | More by JHarris1717
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-11-2012 23:20:27 | More by ant1
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-18-2012 16:51:51 | More by innominat
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-29-2012 05:37:14 | More by NilocRellim
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

09-12-2012 01:05:24 | More by wattoclone
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-11-2013 18:59:17 | More by virinow
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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
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-11-2013 16:45:45 | More by Mantooth
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-22-2013 02:33:17 | More by amstokesdb9
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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
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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
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-07-2013 12:49:46 | More by williamjbauer
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-04-2014 00:19:17 | More by WVbeergeek
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Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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