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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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1,506 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 49
Gots: 115 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I couldnt say no to a liter of this thing.

It poured a slightly translucent brown color. white head capped off the stein.

Smell is mostly made of hefeweizen yeast. A slight yeast twang as well.

Taste is very light, almost watery. The yeast feels chewy and crusty. Like the curst of yeast bread. The hefeweizen yeast is taken over by the bready crusty malt.

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

Mississippi river brown and cloudy with an off white head. Head formation consists of tiny uniform bubbles and good retention. No lacing. Effervescent bubbler in the center of the glass a la Belgium triple. Very nice nose of yeasty banana / fruity esters. Taste banana right away, sort of clove and hair tonic / dry at the end. Thin, watery feel but the good amount of carbonation offsets the thinness. Flavors and feel are definitely subdued in this one. The banana smell and flavor makes this a unique offering of the style, and one that I always enjoy. Thanks to Dan and Mary Ann for the Holiday gift bottle.

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Enjoyed on 11/10. Reviewed from notes.

Beer is a soft red, almost chestnut, color with bubbly carbonation and an iced-tea coloration when held to light. A thin ring of foam sits on top, surrounded by sticky, but temporary, lacing. Definitely looks sweet and refreshing.

Aroma is milky, accompanied by notes of banana, cherry and lemon. It's very subtle, but appealing.

Black cherry, dried apricot, banana and a dash of pepper are coupled with a heavy, creamy wheatiness at the conclusion. The touch of fruity acidity helps stop it from being overpoweringly wheaty.

Mouthfeel is smooth and never complicated enough to stop you from sipping all day long. The mild dryness left on the tongue keeps the heavy wheat notes at bay.

Overall, this is a solid and extremely drinkable session ale. It's readily available and can definitely be your saving grace at a bar with less than desirable tap selections.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel from Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
87 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.