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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,447 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,447
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 45
Gots: 85 | 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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Photo of J23hc
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass. Darker side of mahogony body and three finger head. Nice wheaty smell, cherry, a little spice, not too strong, average. Crisp bite on palate, up front spicy wheat, and sweet cherry finish. Quite good, I like their hefeweizen also.

J23hc, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
4/5  rDev +4.4%

BigCheese, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of msromberg
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

msromberg, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of hawkmage
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of CNOTEKC
5/5  rDev +30.5%

CNOTEKC, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of TenHornsProud
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

TenHornsProud, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of kmwilson76
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

kmwilson76, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Amp
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Amp, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

educorgan, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served unto a weizen glass.

Appearance: A cloudy dark amber, orange-white head is roughly 2 fingers thick. Not overly bubbly.

Smell: Tastes of fresh yeast and strong hops.

Taste: Comes off heavy...incredibly smooth but I wouldn't use the term of incredible beer. Easily a go to beer which some would rate higher but not the tastiest. Light Yeast and heavier hops with a backwash of a lighter carbonation.

Mouth: Light carbonation and but super-bubbly; hence the incredibly head.

Overall: This is definitely a beer you would use to introduce to someone who is somewhat close-minded when it comes to beer. It is very easy to drink but super smooth. To other this might be your "diet-coke" for beer connoisseurs but then again we all need a light drink every now and then. If this beer had a season it would be late summer to fall, why??? because something this filling works best in warm drier climates. Hope you all enjoy and cheers!

BlurryVisi0n, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of InfernalPotato
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

InfernalPotato, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Paincane
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, muddy coffee brown colored pour into 0.5L Franziskaner Weizen glass.
S: Aromas of vanilla, roasted malt, yeast, chocolate and ripe banana.
T: Flavors include vanilla, banana, caramel, bread, roasted malt with a hint of coffee.
M: Medium bodied with food carbonation.
O: Absolutely delicious beer that was very enjoyable and one that I would definitely have again. Great drinkability and flavors with a beautiful nose all contribute to this experience.

Paincane, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Harkrank
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Harkrank, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, but translucent, with a muddy-brown color. Thick, tenacious head of fluffy cream, but not much lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. Some mild clove and other spices. A hint of citrus.

T: Sweet, malted wheat dominates, start to finish, but there are some complex flavors mixed in as well: yeast, of course; over-ripe banana is definitely there, as is a hint of cloves; there's a dry bitterness in the finish, but I have to wait a minute before the sweet, fruity malt is completely off my tongue.

M: Moist, but with good carbonation.

O: Good, but I've had equally-good dunkel weissbeir for less money, and better ones for not much more. It's a solid contender in its class, but not a standout.

TappaKeggaBrew, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of poogas
5/5  rDev +30.5%

poogas, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of 3HovsepiansBrews
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

3HovsepiansBrews, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

rcjank0, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of WritersBlock
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

WritersBlock, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Leftofthedial, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of rudy0908
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

rudy0908, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I couldnt say no to a liter of this thing.

It poured a slightly translucent brown color. white head capped off the stein.

Smell is mostly made of hefeweizen yeast. A slight yeast twang as well.

Taste is very light, almost watery. The yeast feels chewy and crusty. Like the curst of yeast bread. The hefeweizen yeast is taken over by the bready crusty malt.

VncentLIFE, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Gregwa, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 14, 2011
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,447 ratings.