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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,390 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,390
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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aristeros

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brown, about a finger of off-white head. The beer has copper and ruby highlights. Light carbonation visible. I smell lightly roasted malts, caramel, mostly, and wheat, though no surprise there.

Light banana up front followed by a strong wheat presence. Caramel and toffee near the back end. Slightly too sweet for my taste. Slightly tart finish, slightly crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing, like a hefe, but surprisingly so for a dunkelweizen.

I prefer the Franziskaner Hefe but this is really a great beer. A bit too sweet and the texture--creamy vs. smooth--is not where I want it to be. If you like wheat beers, definitely worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 03:06:45 | More by aristeros
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A - Cloudy dark, dark brown with a slightly off-white head that disippates quickly and leaves a very short lace.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,390 ratings.