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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,397 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 44
Gots: 68 | 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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BeerDocT

Georgia

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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3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into my tulip glass... mahogany tones with a full finger of white head. Didn't last long. The aroma had some banana, spice (nutmeg?), and a bit if a bready/yeasty note. The tastes were in line with the aroma, and I mentioned at least once or twice that it had some of the same taste profiles as a banana-nut bread... and again, a hint of spice. Good carbonation and a smooth overall mouthfeel to this brew. Overall, I thought that this was a nice beer, nice change of pace from my go-to IPAs and stouts, and well-crafted. Quite a good deal for the big bottle at around 3 bucks. Glad to be expanding my beer horizons a bit, and this was a nice stop along the road. Try it!

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy dark, dark brown with a slightly off-white head that disippates quickly and leaves a very short lace.

S - Much like their Hefe but more subdued and with some malty notes.

T - More subdued banana and clove that is very adeptly balanced by malted grain. Hops are just there.

M - Full yet a little crisp somehow.

O - A really well balanced weissebier. I prefer my dunkels to be a bit lighter brown. All in all, this was just a good, well-rounded beer.. I was hoping it would be a great hot summer lawn mowing beer. I'll probably drink it as an early autumn refresher, though.

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3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Murky mahogany-brown pour with a quickly fading one finger off-white head with decent lacing. Nutty, earthy nose with hints of banana, brown bread, clove, and a subtle vinous character. The taste follows suit with lots of malty brown bread up front along with hints of banana, clove, toffee, apple, tobacco, molasses, and a subtle vinous finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly chewy with medium carbonation and good balance. Overall, a solid interpretation with good drinkability.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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