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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,403 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,403
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 43
Gots: 70 | 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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SWMeyer4141

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 01:35:29 | More by SWMeyer4141
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CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2010 15:32:19 | More by CaptainIPA
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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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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-29-2012 00:03:21 | More by KegsAndEggs
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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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ronin926

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +24%

10-25-2013 22:36:21 | More by Wobbly
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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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Robyn

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-31-2014 03:57:05 | More by Robyn
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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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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-10-2012 03:26:06 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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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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cultclassic89

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-11-2014 15:44:28 | More by cultclassic89
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-28-2014 21:29:39 | More by vhmf1978
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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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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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