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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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very good

1,445 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,445
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 44
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website

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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

shwami, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Moserman331, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Rusty18, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jophish17, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -5%

Mississippi river brown and cloudy with an off white head. Head formation consists of tiny uniform bubbles and good retention. No lacing. Effervescent bubbler in the center of the glass a la Belgium triple. Very nice nose of yeasty banana / fruity esters. Taste banana right away, sort of clove and hair tonic / dry at the end. Thin, watery feel but the good amount of carbonation offsets the thinness. Flavors and feel are definitely subdued in this one. The banana smell and flavor makes this a unique offering of the style, and one that I always enjoy. Thanks to Dan and Mary Ann for the Holiday gift bottle.

JohnWaynes44, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Lantern, Dec 06, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

fuzzcherry, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

MikeRMII, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

VikeMan, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jmarklan, Dec 04, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

TheBishopco, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

barnzy78, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

logicalparadox, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Beefytits4, Nov 24, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

pgofman, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 23, 2011
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,445 ratings.