Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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1,507 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 49
Gots: 118 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 07-13-2001)
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of J23hc
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served unto a weizen glass.

Appearance: A cloudy dark amber, orange-white head is roughly 2 fingers thick. Not overly bubbly.

Smell: Tastes of fresh yeast and strong hops.

Taste: Comes off heavy...incredibly smooth but I wouldn't use the term of incredible beer. Easily a go to beer which some would rate higher but not the tastiest. Light Yeast and heavier hops with a backwash of a lighter carbonation.

Mouth: Light carbonation and but super-bubbly; hence the incredibly head.

Overall: This is definitely a beer you would use to introduce to someone who is somewhat close-minded when it comes to beer. It is very easy to drink but super smooth. To other this might be your "diet-coke" for beer connoisseurs but then again we all need a light drink every now and then. If this beer had a season it would be late summer to fall, why??? because something this filling works best in warm drier climates. Hope you all enjoy and cheers!

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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, muddy coffee brown colored pour into 0.5L Franziskaner Weizen glass.
S: Aromas of vanilla, roasted malt, yeast, chocolate and ripe banana.
T: Flavors include vanilla, banana, caramel, bread, roasted malt with a hint of coffee.
M: Medium bodied with food carbonation.
O: Absolutely delicious beer that was very enjoyable and one that I would definitely have again. Great drinkability and flavors with a beautiful nose all contribute to this experience.

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, but translucent, with a muddy-brown color. Thick, tenacious head of fluffy cream, but not much lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. Some mild clove and other spices. A hint of citrus.

T: Sweet, malted wheat dominates, start to finish, but there are some complex flavors mixed in as well: yeast, of course; over-ripe banana is definitely there, as is a hint of cloves; there's a dry bitterness in the finish, but I have to wait a minute before the sweet, fruity malt is completely off my tongue.

M: Moist, but with good carbonation.

O: Good, but I've had equally-good dunkel weissbeir for less money, and better ones for not much more. It's a solid contender in its class, but not a standout.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
86 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.