Friar Weisse - Franciscan Well Micro Brewery
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.29/5 rDev -7.3%
330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast
Poured a hazy straw yellow. White head poured quite small with tight bubbles then faded very quickly to very light layer.. sparse carbonation bubbles drift slowly to the surface... no lacing...
Aroma - Quite grassy, light juicy fruits (lemons, grapefruits, apples), quite a lot of honey sweetness aroma for a hefe, wet hay notes, some creaminess, light corn notes, very faint clove spiciness, peppery..
Taste - Light, quite watery, juicy fruits (lemons, limes, apples), some creaminess, salty notes, grassy, faint pepperiness, very light sweetness, some banana, light wheatiness, very faint clove, no real hops... maybe all just a little on the bland side..
Feel - Quite smooth and creamy with a just a little bite underneath... light bodied... Very drinkable - would be excellent on a summers day...
Overall - An OK hefe weizen... drinkable but nothing too exciting here...
06-05-2014 18:21:49 | More by mdagnew
2.73/5 rDev -23.1%
Served on-draught into a Blue Moon pint glass at the Franciscan Well in Cork. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a two finger head of lovely cream and thickness. Good retention. Body colour is a cloudy hazy orange-dark gold. Appealing.
Sm: Cream, wheat, some hops. No esters or nutty notes. A light aroma. Somewhat bland.
T: Strange cream atop the wheat foundation. Hints of light floral hops. Strangely creamy for a hefeweizen, with a finish that dies off instead of finishing strong. Certainly refreshing, but imbalanced and built in below average fashion.
Mf: Nowhere near what it needs to be. Smooth, wet, and light. Needs more punch to lend the flavours depth.
Dr: 4.50 euro at the brewery is overpaying by Irish standards, especially for this underwhelming example of the style. Refreshing, but pedestrian.
03-05-2013 21:57:13 | More by kojevergas
4.18/5 rDev +17.7%
Served in a half pint
On-draft at The Black Sheep
A: Hazy copper orange (tint of yellow). Single (white) fingernail head.
S: Very inviting - notes of caramel, banana, and cracked wheat as well as a touch of honey and lemon.
T: Mix of banana, clove, caramel, wheat, and touch of white pepper/spice. All of these last start to finish and are very well balanced making this beer quite enjoyable.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: This beer is so crisp and very refreshing. Very well done for the style and one I could see enjoying on a nice summer's day!
03-10-2012 16:53:51 | More by spdyfire83
3.68/5 rDev +3.7%
On tap at Mulligans Grocer.
Pours banana yellow with white film that sheets. Vague madeleine and Nilla wafer nose. Citrus cookie and banana bread hops with clove, cumin and cedar oil at the end. Dry finish. Prickly, medium, some stick.
Light and lively weisse. Not much fruit or but not much spice either. A drinkable if less characterful take.
10-12-2010 21:02:12 | More by StJamesGate
4.1/5 rDev +15.5%
Had a pint of this at Ginger Man pub in Dublin on St. Patrick's Day-I have been searching around for this beer and was happy to find it.
Served in a stein with a very small head upon pouring. The color was a nice hazy copper and the smell was great-wheat beer smell with some fruitiness to it.
Tasted great and went down smooth. There is a hint of spice (maybe cardamom?) with a bit of taste of almost banana with the wheat taste-a great combination I felt. Not too strong and something that I could drink a couple more pints of in a session.
I look forward to trying it in Cork, hopefully at the brewery, and maybe bringing back a bottle or two if possible.
03-18-2007 14:11:50 | More by jspruit
3.8/5 rDev +7%
I had this on tap, not at the brewpub, but at the nearby Bierhaus pub on Popes Quay, Cork city, Ireland. Served in a Paulaner glass, it had a pleasing appearence; hazy straw coloured brew with a decent frothy white head. Nice lacing on the glass.
Nice fruity smell. Tasted very slightly banana with a nice citrus zestiness. Nice carbonation and a pleasent aftertaste combine to make this a nice example of a hefeweisse.
11-14-2006 13:08:57 | More by JohnfromDublin
Friar Weisse from Franciscan Well Micro Brewery
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