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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,391 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,391
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 44
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-13-2001)
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Asgeirr

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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel (which just so happens to be the first Dunkelwiezen I've ever tried) poured into a wiezen-glass delivers a medium brown-to-amber colour along with a beautifully tall and frothy and airy crown that diminishes in a most visible of actions, just after a minute it's completely gone (the whole procedure brings to mind a stop-motion animation of a pile of popcorn where popcorn after popcorn is being reduced from the shot). No carbonation is visible at all.

Smell: Malty notes, clove, a tad of sourness and a profound sweetness - in short rye-banana bread!

Taste: Ya'll remeber Smacks (the puffed rice coated with honey and sugar)? Well bingo that's the main characteristic in this sensory category. Nothing more, you say? Well before there is a dry sourness (think a lambic light) and after there is a slightly bitter ending - but they don't stand a chance to Smacks!

Mouthfeel: Creamy and round and full like no other, like a caress of silk towards the palate. The carbonation is, as expected, low but it shouldn't be in any other way considering the smoooth outcome!

Drinkability: Pretty nice and unique , I'd like to have one more please!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 19:30:08 | More by Asgeirr
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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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