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Franconia Wheat - Franconia Brewing Company

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ttu94 on 05-16-2008)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pouring to a yellow/gold color, this wheat beer has a nose of yeast and light wheat. The body of the beer is cloudy and it does contain some sediment in the bottom of each bottle. There is little foam on this beer, even with a strong pour.

Franconia Wheat has a taste you would expect in this type of beer: Wheat, yeast, banana, bread, and some light spice. The beer is easy- drinking, low in bitterness, and makes a good choice when you want beer, but prefer something a little easier on the palate and stomach.

One quality about this beer that surprised me is its lack of much foam. Even an aggressive pouring effort doesn’t get the bubbles flowing like you would expect. The other lesson learned is that, due to the sediment in the bottom of each bottle, it is best to pour out most but not all of the bottle, shake what is left, then pour into your glass to better distribute the yeast. Not only will the beer look better in your glass, it will taste better too.

A good hefeweizen can really hit the spot and Franconia has created a good tasting hefeweizen with this product. It isn’t going to blow you away with unique flavor attributes or anything else, but it does have what it takes to please the palate and it makes a good session hefeweizen.

BryanCarey, Nov 23, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub. Served as Franconia Hefeweizen.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a decent-sized white head. The aroma is full of wheat with some banana and spicy clove notes. The flavor is very creamy and is full of banana flavor. There is a little bit of clove in the flavor, but it hides behind the banana and wheat. Creamy, medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice Texas-brewed hefeweizen.

Mora2000, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

valkyre65, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Jackp_43
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Jackp_43, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Canoman
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Canoman, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JeffreyJDavis, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of rwb11
4.5/5  rDev +21%

rwb11, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

gtermi, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of thekanna
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on-tap at Texan Station restaurant inside the Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, TX.

A: Beautiful golden hue that turned slightly amber under certain light. About a finger of white, foamy head.

S: Gorgeous lemon zest (fresh, not like from a cleaning product). Lemons, lemons, and more lemons, mixed with some yeast and and overall floral undertone.

T: Strong, radiant lemon flavor which gives it an upbeat, effervescent taste. Yeast stays in the background just to provide some backing.

M: Actively carbonated; tingles the tongue.

D: I could sip this all day. Too bad Franconia isn't around where I live (Maryland).

thekanna, Jun 03, 2009
Photo of czillmer
4.5/5  rDev +21%

czillmer, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

mcdsports, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +21%

WritersBlock, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Shafaegalo
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shafaegalo, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of NWFLyer
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Il Cane Rosso in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas.
Appearance: straw colored, translucent, possessing a moderate head with medium lacing.
Nose: light notes of coriander and citrus and a distinct 'witbier' aroma.
Flavor: slightly grassy and somewhat tart with citrus and coriander once again.
Mouth-feel: pleasant, but not exceptional.
Drinkability: excellent.

Overall this is a very enjoyable brew, and is very true to the European wheat beer style. My sole lament is that this beer is currently only available in Texas and Oklahoma. I will have to return.

NWFLyer, May 26, 2011
Photo of Swalden28
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours a great looking cloudy yellow with frothy white head. Aroma of banana and citrus fill the glass. Flavor of wheat with wonderful notes of banana and citrus. Mouth feel has a light, soft body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, a very satisfying beer!

Swalden28, Jun 15, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Trish, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

bundy462, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Northtexan, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Rickstar
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Rickstar, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of JMad
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

It pours a pale, murky yellow color with a thick, fluffy white head. The aroma kind of off for a wheat beer but not bad, i picked up the typical wheat, banana, grass and lemon but it seemed kind of weak. Tastes kind of sour buth with lemon and grass and a hint of banana. Feels thinner than it should with not enough carbonation. Not bad, but could be better.

JMad, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +7.5%

BryantForestry, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of roblowther
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not sure these guys even have a bottling line?

It shows up cloudy pale gold w/ a hint of lace & head. It smells of lemon, sugar, and oranges. The taste is sweet wheat malt, very balanced, and very refreshing. In a word...NICE! The mouthfeel is soft, with slight carbonation. The drinkability is very good, very refreshing, and balanced. Very nice outing for a new brewery.

roblowther, Sep 25, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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Franconia Wheat from Franconia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.