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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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1,425 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 43
Gots: 79 | 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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4.01/5  rDev +5%

Appearance: Pours dark brown with a creamy head that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: A mix of the usual banana and some sweet almost caramel like tones.

Taste: Banana with some wheaty tones.

Mouthfeel: Slight over carbonation, but it eases with time in glass.

Overall: Not a bad beer. I do prefer the regular hefe over this though.

Serving type: bottle into Weizen glass.

09-04-2013 01:32:31 | More by BrandonOakes
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Pours a mid-brown, caramel color with a two-finger very off-white head. Aroma of spice, caramel malt and a bit of wheat. Flavor follows. Fairly mild. Hints of wheat, grass, spice to start. Subtle sweet caramel, bready malt with a bit of banana on the back end. Not nearly as big or sweet of a malt compared to others in the style. A bit subdued overall. No big heffe flavors either.

04-07-2012 01:27:47 | More by uustal
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-03-2012 23:23:50 | More by olympicgatorade
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Weihenstephan weiss glass.

A - Poured a cloudy brown color. The pour produced a thick head of slightly off-white foam with lots of staying power. A good amount of sediment detected.

S - A nice mixture of aromas. Dark wheat bread, banana, clove and a little bit of bubble gum thrown in.

T - Yeasty and malty up front. You get a good amount of the banana and clove flavor before it finishes off rather dry. I like the fact that this beer isn't overly herba/medicinal, like others of this style tend to be.

MF&D - There may be better examples of this style out there, but I grew up on this stuff and to me its a classic. Esay drinking and delicious.

11-29-2008 16:33:12 | More by nasty15108
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-27-2013 22:15:27 | More by nodder
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4.43/5  rDev +16%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel pours a dark almond brown from a 1PT .9FL glass bottle. Head goes to well over three fingers and sticks to everything, the glass walls, lips, mustache... you name it and this foam will stick to it.

Nose is a spicey lite clove with whiffs of citrus. Palate is a wonderful array of banana, cloves, and citrus sour.

An absolutely delicious brew, to be had any time, any where, and for any reason.

03-23-2005 23:43:02 | More by BeerBob
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-17-2014 22:18:18 | More by Kerne
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

A good dunkel without being mind-blowing. A rusty water kind of colour with a tight collar and good lacing. No surprises on the nose with those cloves and banana notes shining through. A nice earthy kind of yeast aroma backing up. Smooth, dry not at all cloying. A slight nutmeg presence on the palate with the slightly grainy yeastiness. Overall a pretty good beer. Not much to dislike about this.

07-05-2010 09:32:04 | More by juju7
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-28-2013 00:57:32 | More by beerbtl
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3.63/5  rDev -5%

A: Very cloudy orange, very little head. Laces quickly from about 1-finger of head.

S: Smells like banana and fruit.

T: Tastes like banana with a little alkaline aftertaste. Has a nice yeasty aftertaste as well, which makes you want more. Alcohol taste is there, but muffled. Not too bitter.

M: Too carbonated for my taste. Burns the tongue slightly. A little watery, but seems to have some sediment floating around in it. Is not too astringent, and leaves the mouth fairly dry and clean.

D: Not all that drinkable unless you can deal with lots of carbonation. Burping is a must after every gulp. It's too sweet for me to drink a lot of.

09-09-2007 23:37:53 | More by ralree
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

A - pours a cloudy light brownish color with hints of orange and two fingers of light bubbly head
S - wheat, yeast, banana and clove
T - wheat flavors melded with light fruitiness...very sweet but not cloying at all, very thirst quenching
M - light-bodied, a little too highly carbonated in my opinion, nice wet finish
D - very drinkable as a dunkel should be, the carbonation is the only barrier to me having a few of these

03-14-2010 21:47:17 | More by josefnewsong
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-06-2014 13:46:23 | More by waston
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-20-2013 02:07:36 | More by ThisMoonlife
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2012 03:26:06 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

poured kind of murky brown red into a tulip glass very little head and not much carbonation visible

Nose is the richest part, big banana an spicey, rich malts

Taste is descent, but nothing special, a little burned Malts and the characteristic earthy fruit of a weiss beer... Then it finishes with a....wait nothing mouthfeel is like water and finish is a bit sweet and bitter, like a coors weiss beer, bummer!

07-14-2009 04:41:42 | More by benclimbs
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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%

Poured into Pint Glass

Appearance-Light brown body with a 2 finger vanilla head. Dissipates fairly quickly leaving a nice film atop the beer.

Smell-Banana, Clove, Biscuits.

Taste-Biscuity upfront, a little bland. Finish is Banana, Clove, and Pepper.

Mouthfeel-Highly carbonated, kind of watery. Carbonation really is bothering me. Light bodied. Drinkable if you don't mind that carbonation, I do.

Overall-If you like Dunkels, I would buy this. If you dont, then I wouldn't. Plain Jane.

08-10-2011 01:35:29 | More by SWMeyer4141
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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

P: Served on-tap @ Von Trier on 4-19-10. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a cloudy tobacco amber color with a generous tan head with excellent retention.

S: Roasted malts, banana, cloves and wheat.

T: Opens with deliciously complex malts and overtures of wheat. Clove and banana flavors begin to assert themselves. A hint of cherry cola in the background. Wonderfully well balanced with low levels of bitterness. Just imagine drinking 22 ounces of moist, flavorful banana bread. And how I do like banana bread!

M: Smooth and medium bodied with good carbonation.

D: Complex and flavorful taste profile. Medium-bodied. Low ABV. This Dunkelweizen is about as sessionable as it gets. Cheers!

05-03-2010 15:32:19 | More by CaptainIPA
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-08-2012 18:33:35 | More by truesolution
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2014 21:37:54 | More by bulldogg915
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-13-2013 15:28:10 | More by ronin926
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-08-2012 06:21:00 | More by StoicBeast
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2014 21:29:39 | More by vhmf1978
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2013 03:14:13 | More by twizzbeatz
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-29-2012 00:03:21 | More by KegsAndEggs
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-29-2013 14:44:35 | More by Waveoff
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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