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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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1,446 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,446
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 44
Gots: 85 | 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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Photo of Roguer
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a massive, light beige head expected for the style. Long retention, and thick foamy lacing. Brew is a dark nut brown, slightly hazy.

Banana aroma for days while pouring! Sweet and nutty, like banana bread. A little sharp wine-like vinegary quality seeps through as it warms, along with a hint of aspirin and a tiny bit of caramel, but mostly the yeast dominates, followed by wheat.

Flavor is similar to the nose: sweet, nutty, bready, and banana-y, with just a tinge of sour, overripe dark fruit. and caramelized brown sugar.

Surprisingly thin body for the color, but not for a Hefe. Long, thick and sticky finish. A little too much sting to allow to swish and chew, but very refreshing.

This is a nice option for a refreshing Summer Hefe, when you're also in the mood for something a little more darkly sweet.

Roguer, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Franziskaner's Dunkel.

A: Completely opaque, tamarind-like color. Dull yellow in the dimple. Less than half a finger of head, fades quickly to almost nothing. Thin arc of lacing.

S: Banana peel, and banana bread, mostly. Some molasses.

T/MF: More banana peel. Very crisp. There's a slight spice note in the back, the strengthens a little into the finish. There's a toasted wheat flavor (like toast), as well, but it's fairly light.

This one is not bad, but nothing special. A nice alternative to traditional hot day beers.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Jun 09, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like tea or slightly watered down cola. Caramel brown in color, a bit clearer than I like. The head is quite attractive as its extremely thick, retains well, and is slightly offwhite. No real lacing.

It's got a spicy scent, which masks the traditional hefe smells that are trying to get out. Can you say, wheat forward.

The taste is pleasant enough. Very biscuity with a hint of spicy. Wheaty.

Nice simpleness to the feel. A bit sweet from the caramel malts before the tangy wheat turns it to the spicy side. Very dry, almost mouth puckering finish.

The Germans have been making beer for a billion years and the results speak for themselves. Very easy to drink because it's good.

RickS95, Jun 07, 2014
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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,446 ratings.