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Franconia Wheat - Franconia Brewing Company

Franconia WheatFranconia Wheat

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BA SCORE
86
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  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 bmwats:
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen.

A: Hazy, dark golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head, which quickly dissipates. Lots of rising effervescence, and small pockets of carbonation cling to the sides of the glass. Slight lacing.

S: Yeast, a little lemon citrus, coriander, and... walnut?

T: A little yeast, very wheaty. Also, a very noticeable honey-ish sweetness... not strong, but distinct. A little savory spice for balance.

M: Starchy feel. Light, but thick. Wheat and sweet in the front, bready in the finish.

D: Session, but worth savoring.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Fair head, lots of carbonation, and some slight lacing. Nose is sourdough bread with lemon, spice, and nut components. Very wheaty with some distinct honey sweetness and spice. Thick and starchy. Overall, this is a really nice quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 02:27:40 | More by bmwats
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

a- Cloudy yellow haze with an almost non-existent head that to me is unappealing and might make some not want to drink it.

s- Sour apple with a sweet finish. Simple and good, but I feel like they could have done a little more with the style.

t- Light sour sip followed by a sweet wheat finish with not even a hint of bitterness. It's delicious, but I just expect a little more variety.

m- An easy crisp smooth refreshing light beer. It feels like a beer should in the style.

o- If you are looking for a simple light sweet wheat beer Franconia Wheat Beer is the beer for you. Taste is king and it does have that.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 00:35:28 | More by lsiberian
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Texas

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Texas

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 05:53:28 | More by BryanCarey
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Franconia Wheat from Franconia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.