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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,390 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,390
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 44
Gots: 65 | 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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truesolution

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-08-2012 18:33:35 | More by truesolution
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-06-2014 21:37:54 | More by bulldogg915
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-08-2012 06:21:00 | More by StoicBeast
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twizzbeatz

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-02-2013 03:14:13 | More by twizzbeatz
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Dmann

California

4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first Dunkel-Weizen and a good one it was. This beer poured a dark brown color with a very nice head that lasted the whole glass. The smell was typical for a bavarian wheat beer but had a bit more malt presence. The flavor mirrored the smell, with the great bananna and sweet flavors of a traditional hefe but with a bit more malt presence. I can't say if I like this more or less than a traditional Hefe but I can say that it was a damn good beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2004 09:12:38 | More by Dmann
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BigBarley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-09-2012 17:35:55 | More by BigBarley
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-30-2012 15:42:40 | More by wakajawaka76
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2013 12:56:28 | More by drinkAK
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waston

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-06-2014 13:46:23 | More by waston
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:32:31 | More by BrandonOakes
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Vogt52

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-27-2014 01:18:19 | More by Vogt52
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Dunkel hefe was a cloudy, dark, almost milk chocolate color with a pillowy, cream-colored head. There were definite banana notes in the nose, with a touch of wheat. Mouthfeel was soft and whole, and the banana really stood out in the taste as well. The wheat flavors are mild and not overpowering.

Overall, this was a well-rounded and very, very good beer--and a nice recovery for Franziskaner after the Club-Weisse I had a week ago.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2003 03:08:09 | More by RockyTopHeel
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

08-22-2013 02:53:33 | More by pastramionrye7
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ronin926

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-13-2013 15:28:10 | More by ronin926
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BitteBier

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a caramely, earth browny with a short-lived tan head. Aromas are smooth but nondescript and short-lived as well. Taste is smooth but somewhat dull. Starts rather like toffee before finishing with more traditional weissbier flavors. The highlight of this beer is its pleasant mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2002 11:46:52 | More by BitteBier
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orangemoustache

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a hazy rust color with a thick almond head that dissapates quickly leaving behind no lacing.It smells of sweetness,caramels and dark fruit mostly.Banana bread and rasins are the first to hit the tounge followed by clove and maple syrup.The mouthfeel is a little thin but it makes up for it with good carbonation and a very soft silky finish.This is a really enjoyable Hefe-Weisse Dunkle,I would like to find it on tap at some point and have a pint or two.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 05:18:01 | More by orangemoustache
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-10-2012 03:26:06 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-29-2013 14:44:35 | More by Waveoff
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Pamola

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Loose, large, and lingering head. Color looks like a nice, dark alt.

S: Nice german hop sharpness/sweetness. Like everyone else noticed, a nice banana aroma as well.

T: Not too sweet. Nice munich slant.

M: Medium body. Good tangy effervescence.

D: Most definitely.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 00:25:31 | More by Pamola
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-22-2011 00:39:30 | More by JSkone09
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BlackTuesday

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-30-2012 19:45:52 | More by BlackTuesday
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-04-2013 02:55:14 | More by ChrisKuhns
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2012 21:23:52 | More by Pelicanrocks
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Harkrank

Sweden

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-23-2011 21:55:17 | More by Harkrank
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Kulrak

Australia

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby brown with about 1cm of lumpy and creamy head that sticks around forever. Smells spicy, yeasty and of noble hops. The taste is of caramel, yeast and and very sweet. Just enough bitterness to offset the sweetness. Not much in the way of hop flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy and heavy, slightly fizzy. Overall, it's very drinkable, especially if you like hefes, and I do.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 12:13:40 | More by Kulrak
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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