Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
Germany
franziskaner-weissbier.de

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Franziskaner Weissbier and Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Hell.

Added by Todd on 11-13-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,937
Reviews:
1,707
Ratings:
4,596
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
1,241
Trade:
1
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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeagerds
2.74/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ahazabinadi
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vaulmas
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Onirii
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Profundobaso
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured from a 12 oz bottle. Cloudy, with a color that resembles apple cider. moderate carbonation with little lacing.
Smell - fruity with bananas and some sweetness. nothing out of the ordinary.
Taste - as expected, slight sweetness with good wheat and banana flavor. generously carbonated and has a strong wheat flavor with additional fruitiness.
Feel - medium bodied, moderately-high carbonation, and average ABV.
Overall - a great hefeweizen, and in contention as the "Big 3" for hefes (along with Weihenstephaner and Paulaner), at least for those that are commonly available. I still like Weihenstephaner a bit more though.

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Photo of AAG
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zurc
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Luig
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.12/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the look of it, authentic german, but when you get to taste and smell its just average, nothing in your face or memorable. Now its not bad, don't get me wrong just not the witbeir you might expect.

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Photo of ou812
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hooley
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kayakguy
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerbecueSauce
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Baumli
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tcbro023
4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nass
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This used to be one of the best hefeweizens around. This use to be better than Paulaner and it was in serious competition with Weihenstephaner. Over the years I don't know what the heck happened to this beer. There is barely any hefeweizen flavor there. This beer has become so watered down and bland. There is a best by date on the bottle so I know I am not drinking an old beer that has been sitting on the shelf for too long. Who is the blame for ruining this classic hefeweizen. Is it ab/inbev fault? Who knows? All you people on this page who are going this beer scores in the A range must not be drinking the same beer that I am drinking. This is almost as bad as the Erdinger Weissbier. C (75-79)

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ratabary
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love me some franziskaner this is my go to hefe beer. Smells just like banana bread definitely one of the best one out there.

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Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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