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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,400 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,400
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 43
Gots: 69 | 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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logicalparadox

New York

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-25-2011 05:13:17 | More by logicalparadox
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-24-2011 01:22:04 | More by Beefytits4
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

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

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy amber red. A very fluffy creamy white head. Little or no lacing. The beer smells amazing! Banana bread, nuts, raisins ... Tastes a bit malty with a bready overtone. Hints of bananas, nuts, and caramel. The mouthfeel is very solid, not watery at all, nor chewy. Overall, this beer is delicious. It reminds me of Orval with its complexity. I bought a single 16.9 oz bottle of this, and won't mind doing so again.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 00:23:10 | More by JuicesFlowing
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-23-2011 04:57:53 | More by pgofman
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-23-2011 00:55:32 | More by PittBeerGirl
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BannerAvery

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-22-2011 19:37:30 | More by BannerAvery
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-22-2011 04:51:38 | More by jmdrpi
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2011 03:42:29 | More by bigdaddypolite
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-19-2011 03:26:51 | More by inbierveritas
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ineva

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2011 22:54:10 | More by ineva
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-18-2011 20:21:51 | More by I2uss
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thundersteel

Spain

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-17-2011 13:34:11 | More by thundersteel
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codynevels

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-17-2011 05:47:05 | More by codynevels
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s4s

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-17-2011 04:50:45 | More by s4s
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Jwren5

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-16-2011 00:17:49 | More by Jwren5
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jrutigs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-15-2011 23:31:10 | More by jrutigs
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2011 05:57:25 | More by Exiled
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 19:01:34 | More by JRod1969
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brewyou2

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 15:36:34 | More by brewyou2
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My review is based on the draft version. Although first introduced to this beer in the bottle, I highly prefer draft beer and have owned a keg cooler for over 25 years. Anyone who owns a keg cooler system understands that selection is very limited compared to what is available in the bottle. The two dunkel wheat beers available where I live in the US are Franziskaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Both are very good, but the Franziskaner is more readily available year round and is therefore my favorite. The great thing about this beer is that there has never been a guest in my home who has not been pleased when served with a glass of this brew, including people who generally do not like beer and only drink light beers. It is truly exsceptional to find a beer that virtually everone from craft IPA drinkers to light beer drinkers enjoy. I can only hope that this dunkel and more of this style become available in the keg.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 19:27:01 | More by wattoclone
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

(16.9 oz pint bottle)
Reddish-brown in appearance with a beautiful semi-sticky white head up top. The usual wheat nose w/ cloves, yeast, spiciness & fruitiness. Warm, with a bit of alcohol. Lemons, cinnamon & buttered brown bread.

Prickly up front with a wash-away finish (fairly clean). Bready notes linger with spicy yeast joining in. Peppery; acidic at times.

A fantastic beer to imbibe!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 18:34:53 | More by DerekP
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – solid amber color with about two fingers’ worth of frothy light tan-colore dfoam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell – fairly malty in aroma with lots of herbal hints to it. Very earthy smelling for a weissbier.

Taste – muskier than I would have thought given the aroma, but not overwhelming, but the muskiness continues solidly throughout the entire tasting. The earthy/herbal quality stays there too though.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, leaning not too heavily toward the watery or creamier sides.

Overall – not a bad brew at all, and a nice German beer, but not very interesting or thought-provoking.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 18:19:26 | More by Nerudamann
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atlason

New York

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in Hefeweizen tapered glass (Julius Echter).

A: Typically generous head leaves some but not a lot of lacing.

S: Doughy banana.

T: Once you get the banana, it won't go away. It really is that tenacious.

M: High viscosity and medium carbonation (low for the style) --- makes for a slow sipper.

Overall, I feel the flavor profile tips a bit too far into banana and the beer is not quite fresh enough, i.e. too malty and syrupy with not enough fresh elements to balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 04:02:30 | More by atlason
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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

Had this one on tap at the Pilsener Haus in Hoboken. A cloudy brown colored beer with a nicely sized head that has decent retention and lacing. Aroma is very malt forward with the standard clove/banana/spicy yeast profile of a hefeweizen, although it’s a bit restrained and overshadowed by the maltiness. Flavor is very much with the nose; the banana and clove tastes are there but not as clear as one might like; the very bready malt aspect of this beer is clearly out front in the taste. Modestly sweet with a caramel aspect. Finishes fairly dry, easy to drink and refreshing with medium carbonation. Slightly creamy.

This one is worth trying but I feel that it falls short of the top tier as far as this style goes. Everything you’d want is there and is all nice enough but it certainly isn’t anything profound or even particularly memorable. Doesn’t really stand out amongst the other Dunkels I’ve had. Enjoyable and definitely worth trying, but could be bigger in both taste and aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2011 12:50:23 | More by tobelerone
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
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