Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance 3.5: Poured out a deep, dark black with brown highlights around the edges. White and fizzy CO2 head never really established anything. Nonetheless, a good-looking beer.
Smell 3.50: Nice bouquet. I smell hints of banana and some very light maltiness. Also some interesting elements of the yeast are present in the bouquet.
Taste 3.50: Front is very light and dry. Almost watery. Middle is dry and there is a nice taste of noble hops and caramel malts. Finish is where a slight toasted flavor comes in along with more of the barley malt and some hints of the banana from the bouquet along with some spicy clove hints. Aftertaste is short and somewhat watery with the focus being on the malt once again.
Mouthfeel 3.0: Standard. Okay. Nothing special and obviously CO2.
Overall 3.5: Good beer, but nothing special. This beer is strange: watery and weak in places and assertive and complex in others. I imagine it would be good with food, maybe a nice plate of haxen. Not the best for sessioning, as the aftertaste is a bit off, in my opinion. Not a horrible beer by any means, but certainly not the best you will ever imbibe.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2013 06:09:22 | More by BeerDocT
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3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 12/10/2012. Pours very hazy reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, banana, pear, apple, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, banana, pear, apple, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, pear, apple, banana, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate fruity yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good dunkelweizen style. Good balance and robustness of dark malt and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 03:56:30 | More by superspak
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,316 ratings.