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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,521 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,521
Reviews: 790
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 51
Gots: 127 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly murky brown with a 2 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat toast, spices, and some slight banana aromas. Taste is of wheat, spices, brown sugar, and subtle banana on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good dunkelweizen but nothing really stands out to me.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark brown and bubbled/foamed a lot. It formed a solid head that kept its volume and laced some but not consistently.

S - The malt is yeasty and wheaty with a underlying scent of bananas

T & M - The dryness of the malt character combines well with the sweet banana and wheat tastes to make a well-bodied beer. The carbonation was very smooth and not crisp but had a very good sensation on the tongue. The sips finished well, but after I finished the beer, there was an odd malt flavor that I didn't notice after having the regular Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse.

O - I've had a good number of German and American wheats but not too many of the associated dark versions. This was a good beer, but to me, they are a step down from their brothers.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Cloudy brown color with two fingers worth of light tan head. Thin, runny lacing on the sides.

Smell- Wheat bread and yeast with a slight hint of banana.

Taste- Sweet malt with some nuttiness and faint banana notes.

Mouthfeel- Smooth with a mildly dry finish. On the lighter end of medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.

Overall- Nice, drinkable brew. I would be willing to drink this again from time to time.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a stein

a: pours a cloudy mocha brown with a 4 finger tan head, dissipates with good lacing

s: aroma of wheat, banana, bubblegum, some light cloves. very fruity and bready.

t: a strong malty sweetness, some spices of clove and some banana, finishes with a chocolate and caramel aftertaste. a bit thin and watery.

o: a very good dunkelweizen, but a bit of a heavier and chewier mouthfeel would definitely improve this.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,521 ratings.