Franconia Wheat - Franconia Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +19.9%
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
4.33/5 rDev +16.7%
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
4.33/5 rDev +16.7%
A : Pours a hazy murky golden color with a good head that stuck around. Good lacing left on the glass.
S : Good banana smell, not much on the cloves. The wheat malt is also present.
T : Here's where the cloves stand out. An intense clove flavor with slight banana notes. The wheat flavor is there as well.
M : Smooth with good carbonation
D : I couldn't believe this wasn't a hefeweizen from Germany. I didn't know they could be made like this in the US. A great example of a hefeweizen that I could drink on a hot summer day with no problem.
06-30-2008 20:19:52 | More by mhewes
4.3/5 rDev +15.9%
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
4.15/5 rDev +11.9%
I had the great opportunity to visit Franconia brewery tour. The owner Dennis is a very knowledgeable and funny guy. The tour was very interesting and the best part is the all you could drink beer after.
An opaque orange cloudy color, with great head retention.
Smells sweet with a hint of bananas.
You could really tast the bananas and it wheat flavor of the beer. It is the German beer its suppose to be.
It's well-carbonated, gritty, but creamy feel as it pours down your throat.
This was my personal favorite out of all the beers I tasted at Franconia Brewery. I wish they were big enough to distribute to the Bay Area.
If you're in the Dallas, TX area, please take the time to visit this brewery. The beers are great.
01-04-2012 00:18:45 | More by GeneralZod
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
Golden straw, big pillowy head that overflows the glass. Smell is more lemony than banana, but the banana is still present. Taste is quite fresh, some banana, minimal clove, tons of lemon. Not creamy live Live Oak's, but still has a satisfactory mouthfeel. Perfect beer for the texas heat.
05-08-2009 23:07:38 | More by jpaltan
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
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
4.08/5 rDev +10%
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
4.08/5 rDev +10%
A - Pours a translucent murky honey/gold with a two finger white head that hung around for awhile before fading to a light ring.
S - Fruity and grainy. Lots of great banana scent with some wheat and spice.
T - Nice wheat, banana, and clove flavor. Clove rules the beer.
M - Murky with an excellent carbonation.
D - Nice hefe. Even when I attempt to remove local bias I have to admit that this is one of the better hefes I have had.
06-20-2008 20:44:44 | More by turbine2475
4/5 rDev +7.8%
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
Franconia Wheat from Franconia Brewing Company
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