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Franconia Wheat - Franconia Brewing Company

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85
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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phishbone23

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

01-23-2013 18:06:38 | More by phishbone23
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TX-Badger

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

05-28-2014 23:51:44 | More by TX-Badger
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 01:51:19 | More by mikeg67
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Jackp_43

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-10-2013 20:31:05 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-14-2014 11:22:14 | More by JohnParadee
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Trish

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-08-2014 19:10:01 | More by SicemWT
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Hack72

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-16-2012 01:35:19 | More by Hack72
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-16-2013 20:10:40 | More by zbooks
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JMad

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 00:49:09 | More by JMad
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-17-2013 03:48:52 | More by cgrunin
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Hayden_Rhea

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-03-2013 02:58:29 | More by Hayden_Rhea
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allengarvin

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the Addison Flying Saucer. It features a modest head with a nice cloudy gold color. The aroma is modest, with some light fruity scent The body is soft and creamy, with vanilla fruitiness... could use more phenols for a good balance. Reminds me quite a bit of Flying Dog's wheat beer. Not bad, but not quite what I look for in a hefe.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2008 02:51:10 | More by allengarvin
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-20-2013 22:40:11 | More by Texasfan549
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Kornoms

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-01-2012 04:34:54 | More by Kornoms
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mseidens

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-31-2012 20:06:40 | More by mseidens
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
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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ttu94

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid beer. Full flavored hefeweizen with lots of fruity elements to it. Comes out a nice cloudy orange with a good head from the tap. Leaves a bunch of lace. Smell is that of a wheat beer, very biscuty. Not a watered down wheat beer at all. Very smooth and easy drinking. A great first effort from Franconia.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2008 04:06:39 | More by ttu94
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Franconia Wheat from Franconia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.