Franziskaner Weissbier - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.58/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
06-05-2014 20:33:32 | More by Act25
3.96/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
05-11-2014 21:18:24 | More by zac16125
Franziskaner Weissbier from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
89 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.