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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse DunkelFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,316 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1316
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%


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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Tall 16.9 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Fastidious foaming, nearly uniform bubbled head with a good retention. Hazed leather brown, a few bubbles race to the top here and there.

Smell: Dry malt aroma with a wheat twang. Dried bananas, powdery clove, mild esters, touch medicinal with an earthy yeast is only a quick brushing in the nose.

Taste: Flexed medium body with a mild crispness that draws on a full and smooth mouth feel. The dry malt character is complexly layered with a toasted malt then a pale huskiness and finally and wheat malt twang. Very soft clove, light banana fruitiness and a subdued alcoholic ester barely brake things up. After that dull excitement it is back to the dry malt character but in a really dry way. Even the yeast flavour is placid with a chalky earth flavour.

Notes: A decent dunkel weiss, not as expressive as others but just as nurturing as the rest. The malt is the show it seems, all of the other flavours are meek in comparison but this does not take away from the brew too much because it still has the lovely wheat twang.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2002 17:25:42 | More by Jason
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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.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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