Franconia Wheat - Franconia Brewing Company
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
Repost of review from hacked account "jmkratt" :(
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My buddy got a keg for his wedding. Never heard of this beer but apparently it's only available in Texas?
A - The beer was poured from tap to a weizen. The beer pours a dark yellow golden haze. 1 finger white foamy head. Good retention and lacing throughout.
S - A nice citrus/lemon!!! The lemon character is easily the strongest aspect of the nose and unlike any other hefeweizen I've had. Hints of the Hefeweizen yeast and malty sweetness as well. No alcohol detected.
T - Just like the nose the fruity aspect of the beer is most prevalent and dominates, but in a pleasing way. The malty sweetness and yeast take a back seat though fairly well balanced beer. Mild bitterness. Finishes crisp and clean with a lingering lemon flavor.
M - Well carbonated and light bodied.
O - Nice surprise! Sure helps with the triple digit heat, I could drink this all day long. Very good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-30-2011 20:58:37
01-16-2012 19:35:03 | More by hopfacebrew
More User Reviews:
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Franconia Wheat from Franconia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.