Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy, matte brown color with a wonderful, slightly off-white head that doesn't leave lace but has incredible retention. The nose and aroma are wonderful and extremely similar. Clove and banana make a dominating appearance along with the malt. It almost has a banana bread like quality because of the nuttiness. The mouthfeel is full yet the the beer has somewhat of a light body. Wonderful...I could drink a lot of these.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2008 01:17:57 | More by Douglas14
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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
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