1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Not Rated.
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse DunkelFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

1,402 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,402
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 43
Gots: 70 | 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)
View: Beers (17) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,402 | Reviews: 778 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Golden32
Golden32

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-30-2014 13:48:18 | More by Golden32
Photo of javlin624
javlin624

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-30-2014 02:01:04 | More by javlin624
Photo of NORM4
NORM4

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-30-2014 02:00:04 | More by NORM4
Photo of Durandal_777
Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-30-2014 01:57:19 | More by Durandal_777
Photo of ramrod666
ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-29-2014 20:16:20 | More by ramrod666
Photo of Tyler200587
Tyler200587

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2014 01:48:25 | More by Tyler200587
Photo of Extrajoker00
Extrajoker00

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

reviewed: 4/27/14

Hefe-Weisse Dunkel by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
poured from a 1 pint bottle into a Spaten Mug

P- very German a monk or clergy enjoying a pint 4.0

A- cloudy redish brown foamy opaque head 4.0

S- Banana, malt, yeasty wheat, fruit 4.5

T- nicely balanced. malty still banana, fruit and spice offset but complimented by hops 4.0

M- rich and full bodied, smooth and slightly warming 4.25

D- very very good, could easily have another pint 3.5

O- excellent offering not sure what to measure against in this style 4.25

old standard i have had many times just got around to reviewing ---- J

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 23:51:57 | More by Extrajoker00
Photo of ZCW
ZCW

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-26-2014 01:02:54 | More by ZCW
Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a big fan of German beers and this one definately did not dissapoint. It poured a mix of golden, brown, and orange, average head and carbonation. It has a pleaseant aroma of sweet malts and orchard fruits, with a taste of german malts and different types of grain/fruit taste. It is a bit watery, has no sdge, a strong german malt aftertaste, and is filling. Very good beer for a big brewing company.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 19:35:49 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
Photo of waddellc2
waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-23-2014 15:05:15 | More by waddellc2
Photo of oriolesfan4
oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-21-2014 23:35:02 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of Pug
Pug

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-17-2014 12:12:39 | More by Pug
Photo of jroberts8811
jroberts8811

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-17-2014 02:13:06 | More by jroberts8811
Photo of superspak
superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into weizen glass, bottled on 12/10/2012. Pours very hazy reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, banana, pear, apple, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, banana, pear, apple, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, pear, apple, banana, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate fruity yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good dunkelweizen style. Good balance and robustness of dark malt and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:56:30 | More by superspak
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-11-2014 04:56:23 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
Photo of CWhite
CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-08-2014 03:39:48 | More by CWhite
Photo of ssgunbond
ssgunbond

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-06-2014 09:15:47 | More by ssgunbond
Photo of Jonker1
Jonker1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-05-2014 23:51:56 | More by Jonker1
Photo of bmurray10
bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-03-2014 20:37:25 | More by bmurray10
Photo of Dirty25
Dirty25

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-02-2014 16:07:41 | More by Dirty25
Photo of jcb7472
jcb7472

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-01-2014 18:27:57 | More by jcb7472
Photo of zippy236
zippy236

Sweden

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-01-2014 15:37:36 | More by zippy236
Photo of CraftMe14
CraftMe14

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-31-2014 02:27:06 | More by CraftMe14
Photo of kgrichards
kgrichards

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.5%

03-30-2014 21:35:30 | More by kgrichards
Photo of dmorgan310
dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-29-2014 21:34:08 | More by dmorgan310
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,402 ratings.