Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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Reviews by rdrummer:
4.38/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed this on tap at Ludwig's in Philadelphia. The beer came in a 20 ounce Franziskaner glass that took some time to pour. You can't hurry these German Weisse beers. It had a huge off white head on top of a very dark brown beer,. There was only medium lacing on the glass. The smell was primarily wheat with undertones of the malt and some yeasty smell.
The taste is unbelievably flavorful with the overwhelming wheat that makes me understand why Germans believe that beer is food. This could get me throught the day or night. There is a hint of the yeast near the end. It is very thick in the mouth and is extremely easy to drink. It is satisfying in almost every way. I haven't had many dunkel weiss beers but this one will have me looking for others.
Serving type: on-tap
06-29-2004 22:54:00 | More by rdrummer
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3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Cloudy dark, dark brown with a slightly off-white head that disippates quickly and leaves a very short lace.
S - Much like their Hefe but more subdued and with some malty notes.
T - More subdued banana and clove that is very adeptly balanced by malted grain. Hops are just there.
M - Full yet a little crisp somehow.
O - A really well balanced weissebier. I prefer my dunkels to be a bit lighter brown. All in all, this was just a good, well-rounded beer.. I was hoping it would be a great hot summer lawn mowing beer. I'll probably drink it as an early autumn refresher, though.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 22:46:38 | More by TheVenerableMead
3.86/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Murky mahogany-brown pour with a quickly fading one finger off-white head with decent lacing. Nutty, earthy nose with hints of banana, brown bread, clove, and a subtle vinous character. The taste follows suit with lots of malty brown bread up front along with hints of banana, clove, toffee, apple, tobacco, molasses, and a subtle vinous finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly chewy with medium carbonation and good balance. Overall, a solid interpretation with good drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 16:11:35 | More by beerdrifter
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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