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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse DunkelFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,535 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,535
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 51
Gots: 141 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-13-2001

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of thecheapies
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy plum-brown color with an almost light-cinnamon color to the head. 4.0

Rich banana, wheat grain, taffy, and clove aroma. Sweet and nutty. Dark wheat bread glory. 4.5

Nice malty dunkel. Slight roast, powdery yeast, sugar-spotted banana, spicy clove, cherry juice, and dark bread. Nice. 3.5

Medium body that's a little thinner than expected. Subtle carbonation adds to the velvety feel. 4.0

Classic dunkel. Worth buying and re-buying and re-buying. Get the point? 4.0

Photo of hardy008
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy light brown with a 3 finger light creamy tan head with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has cloves, bananas, and caramel.

The taste has cloves, bananas, and light caramel. Not a very strong flavor. Sweet taste, but also somewhat watered down. Don't know how else to put it.

Light bodied with average carbonation. As mentioned before, somewhat thin and watery. Not bad, but not worth seeking out again either.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark amber; huge, foamy, thick, off white head; great retention

S - yeast, clove, banana, straw

T - caramel, bubblegum, banana, yeast, straw, clove

M - smooth, crisp, well carbonated, medium bodied

This is a very decent, easy drinking, flavorful beer. It has good flavor, good body, and great drinkability. I recommend checking this out.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz served into a Weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy russet brown with a hefty head of foam that is light tan in color and has proper retention.

S - Roasted wheat malt, banana, mild caramel, clove.

T - Follows the nose but clove is more pronounced. Toasted banana bread, moderate wheat, nuttiness pulls through and rounds things out very nice.

M - Moderate carbonation, medium body with slight creaminess.

A solid Dunkel. The nut flavors really pull everything together.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of eclipse54
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one plenty before, but finally getting around to reviewing it. 500 mL foil-wrapped bottle into a tulip glass.

A moderate pour yields a caramel colored body that is not as translucent as anticipated. A finger-wide head comprised of eggshell white bubbles adorns the surface; retention and lacing seem a bit lacking. The aroma is of wheat, straw, grass, and some grains that, while don’t seem roasted, do seem to have been “warmed” in some way. Some faint lemon and malt dropped in as well. The flavor follows suit, with an emphasis on the wheat, grass, and straw notes. Some caramel mixes well with the muddled grains, while some lemon pulls through towards the rear. Mouthfeel is crisp and finishes clean. The consistency is thinner than the color of the body may suggest, but it lacks not in flavor. Overall, a great beer. Not particularly rare or sought after these days, but one that is certainly worthy of revisiting any time.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip...yes, wrong glass but its all I had.
Pours a thick brown sugar colored haze with thick head. Smells of typical munich hefe; banana, wheat, malts, clove. Taste is very nice, wheaty and malty with hints of banana and honey maybe??
I love this dunkel weisse..its what others should be. Just plain great. Every sip takes me back to Germany...

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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