Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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4.22/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9oz bottle in Hefe glassware.
Burnt hazel brown appearance with approximately a finger's worth of cream colored head. Nowhere near as thick and chunky as the regular Franz, but still appealing. Retention leaves something to be desired, dissipating rather quickly to faint ring. However, I've also had this bottle for quite a while, so that probably contributes negatively in the carbonation department.
Rich aromas of overly-ripe banana, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some clove. A lot of complex malt like aromas on this one.
Succulent malt up front, making its way to a rich and sweet banana/bubblegum finish. Yeasty esters really bring this beer home, complementing and balancing the caramel, spice and light fruit that initially hits your palate. Slight wheat twang is also detectable throughout, delicious
Medium bodied with a slight creamy texture. Smooth on the tongue with astounding drinkability. Not heavily carbonated, but again, my bottle might just be a bit old.
Even though the Franz brand has fallen into the hands of macro giants, this brew along with its varieties still maintain their resounding reliability. I'll continue to buy them as long as it stays that way. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2011 15:35:05 | More by mocktm
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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
86 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.