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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,520 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,520
Reviews: 790
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 51
Gots: 127 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-13-2001

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Photo of zeledonia
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Safa1
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbadbootydaddy
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer. It is dark but smooth.

Photo of Janicerubioo
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Forplay678
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T100Mark
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 16.9 ounce Euro Bomber poured into dimpled glass beer mug.

Appearance - Murky brown color. Big head that dissipates pretty quickly. No stickage to speak of.

Smell - Sweet. Bananas. Malty. Slight sour aroma.

Taste - Sweet, melon like flavor. Slightly sour. Malty. Minimal hop finish.

Mouth - Fizzy. Buttery. Nice.

Overall- A nice German wheat beer that is easy-drinking and unassuming. All of the required pieces are there (sweet malt and sour yeast flavors). It's just that, when compared to some of its German competitors, such as Wienhenstephener, this ale comes off as a touch bland. A very good but not great hefeweizen. P.S. You shouldn't be surprised to learn that this is an InBev product.

Photo of BlackHawk89
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

great dunkel one of my favorites

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a dark, muddled, golden brown coloring with a frothy, low profile, tan head. Aromas of nut sweetness, smoked caramel, and subtle toffee. Sweet and balanced. The flavors are nutty and tangy caramel sweet, with hints of date and fig, and subtle roast notes. Smooth and full bodied, with a short lived fruit bread aftertaste cut by the crisp, clean finish. Solid beer.

Photo of Nctide
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a pint bottle.
Appearance: medium brown with some reddish hues. There was a ton of carbonation present on the pour. The head is thick and white.
Smell: not much going on. A bit of banana and clove.
Taste: mostly traditional wheat character but very toned down. There is a slightly metallic finish.
Mouthfeel: fairly thin and fizzy.
This beer was a big disappointment. I generally like wheat beers but found this one lacking flavor and just generally bland.

Photo of Zooman_44
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favourite dunkel. It was also the first one I tried.

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PANZERkeg
4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite commercial beer. I'm always surprised that more people don't love it. I even love that happy monk on the label. I probably don't drink this the way a beer snob would think is correct. I like this very cold.

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HappyDays
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DiUr
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erushing
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Aucat21
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Texican
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dmberger
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Tjsars
4.92/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Ian_B
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,520 ratings.