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Franziskaner Weissbier - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
89
very good

512 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 19
Gots: 50 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-31-2013 15:01:49 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-07-2012 00:34:29 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-16-2013 14:11:08 | More by kjkinsey
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2014 22:34:37 | More by NeroFiddled
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mdfb79

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-23-2014 21:07:21 | More by mdfb79
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mactrail

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive foam-up to start, in the Aventius weissbier glass with the bulging top. Settles down to a big white cap on a spritzy, hazy, pale amber beer. Plenty of spice in the nose. What a wonderful creamy, flowery mouthfeel.

Rather lemony and on the tart side. Lots of fruity pineapple and banana flavors. A touch of clove and a spicy bitterness at the end. Hops are very much in the background. On the whole, it tastes like a watered-down Hefeweizen, but in a good way. What a pleasant surprise, so much flavor in a moderate ABV beer with such bold maltiness and a balancing tang.

You have to look at this as an interesting beer in a style of its own. Hugely carbonated, the yeasty sediment, the fruity smells-- it's a little puppet show in the German language. From a 355 ml bottle at Trader Joe's.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 05:37:25 | More by mactrail
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-11-2014 14:03:58 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-29-2012 01:31:44 | More by duceswild
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 17:41:53 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-25-2013 16:06:12 | More by Kelp
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-12-2013 23:21:11 | More by dmorgan310
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-19-2013 17:36:29 | More by drummermattie02
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-13-2013 02:49:13 | More by WOLFGANG
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-25-2013 16:03:24 | More by Evil_Pidde
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2013 02:35:10 | More by AngusOg
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-07-2012 05:43:51 | More by twelveinches
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srandycarter

California

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wrote this entire review and left the computer for a little while. I tried to submit but it asked for my login info again. Then, when I did, lost the damn submission. I am shortening it now.

Murky straw. White head leaves quick to disk. Some bubbly cling. Smells like wheat, slight barn funk and a trace of malt. A little sharp lemon in there too. Taste is exactly like smell. I would drink this all night.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 08:28:35 | More by srandycarter
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-07-2013 12:49:46 | More by williamjbauer
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-10-2014 15:53:12 | More by ZEB89
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-27-2013 06:47:19 | More by ste5venla
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

06-28-2013 03:14:16 | More by DarthKostrizer
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

10-23-2012 04:32:59 | More by seeswo
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-19-2013 00:52:25 | More by BeerForMuscle
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-25-2012 23:34:10 | More by duff247
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

12-31-2013 00:09:54 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.