Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
Enjoyed on 11/10. Reviewed from notes.
Beer is a soft red, almost chestnut, color with bubbly carbonation and an iced-tea coloration when held to light. A thin ring of foam sits on top, surrounded by sticky, but temporary, lacing. Definitely looks sweet and refreshing.
Aroma is milky, accompanied by notes of banana, cherry and lemon. It's very subtle, but appealing.
Black cherry, dried apricot, banana and a dash of pepper are coupled with a heavy, creamy wheatiness at the conclusion. The touch of fruity acidity helps stop it from being overpoweringly wheaty.
Mouthfeel is smooth and never complicated enough to stop you from sipping all day long. The mild dryness left on the tongue keeps the heavy wheat notes at bay.
Overall, this is a solid and extremely drinkable session ale. It's readily available and can definitely be your saving grace at a bar with less than desirable tap selections.
12-03-2011 14:37:36 | More by deapokid
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy amber red. A very fluffy creamy white head. Little or no lacing. The beer smells amazing! Banana bread, nuts, raisins ... Tastes a bit malty with a bready overtone. Hints of bananas, nuts, and caramel. The mouthfeel is very solid, not watery at all, nor chewy. Overall, this beer is delicious. It reminds me of Orval with its complexity. I bought a single 16.9 oz bottle of this, and won't mind doing so again.
11-24-2011 00:23:10 | More by JuicesFlowing
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,434 ratings.