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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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very good

1,543 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,543
Reviews: 797
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 53
Gots: 146 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-13-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A dark cloudy brown, like if you mixed a brown ale with a hefeweissen.

Smell: To me, much like the regular hefeweissen.

Taste: And unsurprisingly, it tastes much like their hefeweissen...only there's something different around it. And I can't place exactly what characteristics come out. I don't get a malty or a nutty taste.

The only way I can put it is "if you took their hefeweissen and made it a little bolder and muted the flavors a little."

It doesn't make it bad, I actually think it makes it a good alternative if you don't like hefeweissens for being light. This is a good, balanced drink.

Mouthfeel: A little thick, but that might've been due to bad pouring on my part.

Overall: Its not quite as good as their regular hefeweissen, but its still stands out a solid drink. I paid two fifty for a pint-sized bottle, so I can easily say that what I paid was worth the taste.

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3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a dark brown with a foamy, bubbly light tan head.

The aroma is a balance of banana and clove.

The taste follows the nose, though the mouthfeel is quite light and ends a bit watery, which unfortunately detracts from the taste as well.

The aroma really had me looking forward to this but unfortunately the taste was just average and the mouthfeel was a bit disappointing.

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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Weizen glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a hazy reddish brown in color with a 1” thick off white head that recedes slowly but noticeably, leaving a few legs and speckles of lacing. The ring of foam persists for the entire beer and each sip leaves small patterns of lacing.

Smell: A nice subtle set of aromas with the banana and clove all mingled in with a bit of breadiness and dark caramel. Nothing strong and it all works well together.

Taste: As expected from the nose there is a sweet breadiness and caramel that shows traces of banana and clove. However, none of the flavors is particularly strong here and that makes for a nicely balanced package that still lets you know the various flavors are present while none of them overwhelm the others.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied and the soft but persistent carbonation creates a nice tingle and lasts for the entire beer. The finish is relatively short and ends with a touch of clove.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This was an easy drinker with each sip following easily from another and tasting as good as the last. A good solid, well made dunkel weisse that hits the mark easily. Recommended.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a foggy redish brown with a big ole fluffy white head.
Sweet fruity bananas and cloves on the nose.
Same as nose, cloves dominate but aren't agresssive, lights up on the finish with and everso delicate hop touch.
Medium bodied, normal carbonation.
A good one. I'll have another!

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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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