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Franconia Wheat - Franconia Brewing Company

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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BryanCarey

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

11-23-2013 05:53:28 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

07-23-2011 01:21:21 | More by Mora2000
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-23-2014 18:56:41 | More by valkyre65
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Jackp_43

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-22-2014 21:53:50 | More by Jackp_43
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-22-2011 06:12:19 | More by Beertracker
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Canoman

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-13-2014 17:36:23 | More by Canoman
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-01-2013 05:17:15 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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rwb11


4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-04-2012 23:40:09 | More by rwb11
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Westyn

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-31-2014 15:08:06 | More by Westyn
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-03-2013 05:11:39 | More by gtermi
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thekanna

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +15.6%

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).

06-03-2009 02:10:26 | More by thekanna
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czillmer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

04-24-2013 02:33:02 | More by czillmer
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mcdsports

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-07-2014 02:27:20 | More by mcdsports
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

03-31-2012 23:48:44 | More by WritersBlock
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NWFLyer

Florida

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

05-26-2011 00:15:46 | More by NWFLyer
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Swalden28

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +19.6%

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!

06-15-2010 20:31:51 | More by Swalden28
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Trish

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-07-2013 20:48:50 | More by Trish
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bundy462

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-30-2014 01:51:08 | More by bundy462
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Northtexan

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-20-2014 00:51:18 | More by Northtexan
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Rickstar

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-10-2013 13:11:29 | More by Rickstar
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JMad

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

11-23-2013 00:49:09 | More by JMad
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roblowther

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

09-25-2008 02:46:37 | More by roblowther
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-14-2013 20:38:33 | More by greenspointexas
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deadliest

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

On tap at brewery tour

A: Murky honey color, pillowy eggshell head that hangs around for a while.
S: Banana and bready malt.
T: Banana, cloves and wheat bread.
M: Smooth and clean feel.
D: Would make a great hot weather beer, but I'll still drink them now anyway.

02-06-2011 22:37:54 | More by deadliest
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -28%

On tap at Garland, TX. Pours hazy-golden with long lasting, fluffy, tall, white head. Aroma is of what malt, yeast and banana. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of yeast, wheat malt, spices and strange fruit. Finish is long with strange aftertaste. I would not buy this brew again.

06-30-2013 01:51:19 | More by mikeg67
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Franconia Wheat from Franconia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.