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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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1,504 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,504
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 49
Gots: 112 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of scratch69
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of HamGlade10
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of biercycle
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of uustal
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.

Photo of beerhorn12
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RodneyFarva
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of pchalk
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of rogerthegill
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of M27
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Everydayoff
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a weizen glass by freshness date.

Murky brown hue with average light tan wheat beer’s head, it gradually collapses with good retention to thin foamy layer cover on top along with trace of some laces, high active carbonation soaring upwards.

Very mellow banana to banana bread, dark bread, powdery yeast, crackery malt, some clove spice and hint of bubblegum.

Malty sweet bursts up to seduce the palate. Mild banana and dark bread come in mind not much mellow as in the nose but in way of balance. Some phenolic spice and subtle hop bitterness interpose adding more refinement yet with a slight pinch of yeast, slight bread note in the finish.

The body is medium, smooth yet refreshing with good crispness and lively carbonation, very dry finish.

Very easy drinkable with fine refreshing character, it’s mild, smooth and balance Dunkelweizen.

Photo of sommersb
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Ishogai
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tyleeis
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Caskaway
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DrGonzoDDS
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance –Pours a hazy lighter brown color with a large billowy off-white, bordering tan, head. The head is nice and thick in nature and fades over time to give a persistent film on the brew and leaving some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Yeast aromas are the most prevalent with hints of darker fruit mixed in. There is some bready aroma in there as well with a little bit of spiciness.

Taste – Sweeter malt flavors with a bit of yeasty flavor are upfront. The sweetness gives way a bit of dryer roasted flavors. While losing some hold in the middle of the taste, the sweet flavor does persist and at the end seems to gain ground again with some caramel flavors which mix with a bit of nuttiness.

Mouthfeel- Rather thin with a slightly above average carbonation level. The body is a bit lighter than expected and threw me off at first. It is really too thin and carbonated for the more roasty flavor of the beer. The mouthfeel of this one is a little off in my opinion.

Overall - A good, look and smell and a pretty nice flavor profile, but the mouthfeel definitely leaves something to be desired. Not bad, but not great either.

Photo of mekanical
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought in Celle, Germany. This beer smells sweet and fruity (bananas). Unlike many popular dunkels it is completely unfiltered. The head gives way after a minute or two, not too much lacing. Taste is rather sweet, much like a their hefeweizen, just with some added chocolate malts. Definitely a solid beer, I would buy again. However, I believe there are some better dunkels out there.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of IronLover
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raisin brownish-red in color with a murky haze. Poured with a thick beige foam that slowly reduced to a thick cap. Wheat malt aroma is prominent with spicy clove and hints of banana. Medium bodied with ample rich carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Wheat and toasted malt flavor with clove up front . The spiciness intensifies into the middle giving way to banana and yeast flavors and wheat malt flavors to the finish. Finishes clean and semi-dry.

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 1,504 ratings.