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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,454 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,454
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 48
Gots: 90 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

LuckyLemans, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Metaltildeath, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Robyn, Jul 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

suckaj, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a very murky, muddy water brown, with copper highlights. Two-fingers of white head, which dissipated quickly. Little lacing.

S - Mild aroma of banana, clove, and baked bread.

T - Definite Hefe banana/clove elements. Bready malts present themselves in the mid-palate lending a hint of gingerbread. Just enough German yeast funk to make things interesting. Some mineral salts in the finish. Tasty.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Wet, soda-like finish.

O - A solid Dunkelweizen. Maybe not the best...but it's up there.

TempeBeerMan, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

flatwave, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kevlee722, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bresniker, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Mikus
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into my tulip glass... mahogany tones with a full finger of white head. Didn't last long. The aroma had some banana, spice (nutmeg?), and a bit if a bready/yeasty note. The tastes were in line with the aroma, and I mentioned at least once or twice that it had some of the same taste profiles as a banana-nut bread... and again, a hint of spice. Good carbonation and a smooth overall mouthfeel to this brew. Overall, I thought that this was a nice beer, nice change of pace from my go-to IPAs and stouts, and well-crafted. Quite a good deal for the big bottle at around 3 bucks. Glad to be expanding my beer horizons a bit, and this was a nice stop along the road. Try it!

Mikus, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

forurlak, Jul 26, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Joe_Ser, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

slym, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Beer_4_brains, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

edmiglia, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Eric_Standard, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Baustin_beer, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

okeemahn, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Slipperyphoton, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Skud, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BeeSquared, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Wessel, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of TheVenerableMead
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.

TheVenerableMead, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DutchcdnTEXAN, Jul 09, 2014
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,454 ratings.