Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by Chadpaq:
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
There's nothing more appealing than when a beer pours out to be the shade of a fine piece of wooden furniture. I jest in part. But to be honest, this beer does appear a helluva lot more appetizing than my grandmother's armoire. The head billows up and out like a smokestack in a rural West Virginian coal town, and I'm quite certain that what I presumed to be a conservative pour was entirely too aggressive to contain the entirety of the liquid without spillage.
I'm told that this beer will contain heavy banana bread aromas, but I'm not picking them up. All I really get from my (less-than-refined) olfactory department are heavy cloves, and perhaps some brown sugar. The scent's pretty simple. So far, I definitely prefer the traditional Hefeweizen version of this beer.
Taste pretty much follows suit. Not strong enough, and not complicated enough. This beer is about as easy to read as a shitty poker player, but I can't win any money from it, so it's all for naught.
Mouthfeel's my favorite aspect of this beer thus far. It's smooth, but it's not syrupy. Carbonation's adequate, if not a tad on the high side. This problem would be avoided easily if there were merely more...SUBSTANCE in this thing.
Yeah, this beer's drinkable. Too damn drinkable for what I paid for it. Honestly, this beer's a pretty big disappointment after my first experience with Franziskaner. But I guess not every brewery can be perfect.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2011 01:15:09 | More by Chadpaq
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3/5 rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
500ml bottle. Hoepfner Weizen glass. Deep amber color. Foggy appearance. Beige foam remains as a close & thin crown. Intense aromas of banana, toasted malt & bread, hints of clove & floral notes rounded by caramel on the back. Toasted upfront. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Watery texture. Gentle malts, bread notes & brown sugar touch balanced by low bitterness. Fruity finish. Refreshing & easy drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 13:11:37 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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