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Franziskaner Weissbier - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
89
very good

511 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 511
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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New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Summer refresher. I am not a big weiss beer fan. Love it when in Europe.

A: Yellow-cider colored beer, hazy, very energetic, thick, white head that sticks, laces and lasts.

S: Aroma as expected of abundant yeast of hefe-weizen style: banana, clove, hay, and spice.
Could be more complex and stronger.

T: Follows smell, too much of banana and as a reviewer wrote : "bandaid with pepper" Exactly.
Gritty on the teeth. Bready, sweet, buttery breakfast rolls. Buttery texture and taste. A bit much, complex, interesting, but too sticky in the mouth for me. No real bitter character, little hops.

MF: Too sticky on teeth. ("Im good for 6 oz of this") As 1 reviewer wrote, and I agree.

Good mass weiss, run of the mill beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Alaska

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-25-2014 21:09:40 | More by Me2
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Netherlands

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-22-2014 00:51:20 | More by LarryMyers
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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zac16125

South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500mL bottle into a hefe glass
no distinguishable bottling dates

A: Pours a dark golden, almost copper color with 3.5 fingers width of white head. Head has fair retention before dissipating down. Leaves almost zero lacing.

S: Predominately bubble gum aroma with clove and sweet citrus as well. Lots of wheat characters and some light fruity notes.

T: Taste isnt what I expected from the nose. Lots of wheat and a pale malt profile. The sweetness is on the finish with some banana esters. I also get citrus and a good amount of clove along with some peppery spices. Gets better as I drink, as the spice and sweet citrus become more prominent.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the lower end and Id prefer if it were higher, drinkability is average.

O: Good but not great. Certainly worthy of a try, and the price is right, but I'll go with Weihenstephaner Heffeweissbier over this one any day.

Serving type: bottle

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Oklahoma

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United Kingdom (England)

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Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.