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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,505 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 49
Gots: 113 | 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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4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into pint glass. A gift from my wife who saw this at Sendiks.
Beautiful caramel color murky with tan tinged pillowy head. Excellent retention and vivid lacing.
Smell of cloves and banana and bandaid
Tastes open with bublegum, bandaid and orange fading to lemon pepper...wow....swallows to a bitter that lasts
Creamy with mild carbonation.
This is a beer I could drink for a long time. I will buy this beer for special occasions in the future.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.