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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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1,493 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,493
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 48
Gots: 108 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

buckyp, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Spurlos, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of dbaker61
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle. Brew date: June 13, 2011; best by date: june 1, 2012. 5% ABV, 11.8 degrees Plato.

Appearance: A careful pour yielded about two fingers of light tan, dense foam. Great head retention. Cloudy, very dark amber in color.

Smell: Not a huge amount of banana and cloves, but what there is is balanced against a bready sweetness, with a bit of caramel.

Taste: More of the aroma notes. Just a touch of bitterness, well-balanced with an understated sweetness. Banana and cloves are not as forward as in helles weissbiers.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Good level of carbonation. The initial mild bitterness fades and is replaced with a balanced, smooth, medium dry finish.

Overall: Very good example of a dunkel weissbier. I could session this beer with no trouble. Refreshing and satisfying.

dbaker61, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of brutalist
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

brutalist, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

smarkham24, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of McD0uche
2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass:

A: A dark brown, reddish color, which is very attractive overall. A decent two-finger head bubbles forth, and subsides after a couple minutes. No lacing to speak of.

S: Smells like your typical Belgian weissbier. Peppery, vinegar-like aromas pervade. Earthy malt notes. Not a smell I care for all that much.

T: Tart, sweet, earthy. Boozy. I'm not the biggest fan of this Belgian flavor, but it isn't enough to keep me from drinking it.

M: Light carbonation and light body. Crisp, refreshing, drinkable, and enjoyable on the palate overall.

O: This was an alright beer, but not anything I'd look for in the future.

McD0uche, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

TrojanWheels, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tigrstylz, Jan 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

BJasny, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Doppelbockulus
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from my roommate's kegerator into my Franziskaner Weisse Glass.

Hazy amber color. Not totally sure how to describe the smell, plums and banana? Whatever it is, it's good.

It tastes a little tingly sour with some sweet biscuit and banana, but the good kind of banana... I hate artificial banana and don't really like banana bread but this is hinting at good real banana. This is a very flavorful, but still easily drinkable beer. I could have a lot of this in one sitting.

The mouthfeel is very soft with a light sensation of tingliness. the head is creamy and dense due to the tiny nature of the bubbles, it's like a pillow in your mouth.

Doppelbockulus, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Acho
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer that I first tried at the Matrix club in Berlin, and since then it changed my views on this liquid element.
Poured it to the Franziskaner Weizen 0.5 L glass, opaque copperish brown with a nice tan head and yeast that sinks to the bottom of the glas. The smell is quite bred-ish and you can get the fruity hints, very pleasant.
In the taste is where you get the banana and citrus notes, as well as carbonation in your face; crisp and not thick is what makes this brew quite refrshing for the Andalousian summers.

Acho, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

phaedrusovchaos, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

sd123, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tclapper, Jan 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Sarunas7, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of BryanRex
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy translucent chestnut, color with temporary lacing and good retention. A nice nose of roasted malt, yeast, banana, chocolate and clove is similar to that of most Belgian Ales. The initial flavor isn’t bold, but hints of wheat with some sweetness and spice are present. The flavor quickly subsists to a very thin, watery mouthfeel with light carbonation. Overall, the ale is great right up to the finish. It’s a nice session ale if no other good options are available.

BryanRex, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ortie, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bbadger, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Stoffel, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

stuckintraffic2, Jan 06, 2012
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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
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 1,493 ratings.