Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German 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

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#5,842
Reviews:
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Ratings:
4,671
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
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Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

M25

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Photo of jguzman718
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter glass

Look:
Pours golden with lots of tiny bubbles rising from center. Eggwhite creamy head with good retention.

Smell:
Sweet bread, yeast, and, cloves.

Taste:
Yeast of Germany, tart, sweet, clove, grape.

Feel:
Smooth and soft, wrapped in a crisp carbonation.

Overall:
In the lineup of all the great German Hefes, this one to me leans a little tart. That drops it down a slight for me. Still, it’s one of the better ones. Drink with confidence.

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Photo of Riceskii
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JWT3
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy and pale golden color though a bit muddy. Soft white head. Banana and clove in the aroma and taste. Lightly bitter, some damp straw. Honey.
Full bodied feel. Its the hefeweizen that defines the style for me.

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Photo of danzorb
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmilton
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of elnachooo
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cerveza de baja carbonatación, con un cuerpo ligero y un aroma frutal donde predomina la banana. En boca es dulce, con sabor a cereales y frutas. Es una cerveza refrescante, a un buen precio y muy fácil de conseguir.

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Photo of Myboymi
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastmango
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manta200
4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down my favorite beer. I have Franziskaner on tap frequently! Love the banana flavor.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Deep amber, materially hazy, pours with 5-8mm head of fine bubbles that's very very slowly receding due to ongoing material rising CO2.
S- Spicy, somewhere between cloves and cinnamon, nice.
T- At first something akin to cinnamon, then slightly citrus, a slight 'zing' on the tongue comes next which has the clove-like element.
F- Good CO2 in the mouth. This could be a decent higher-end year-round beer. It carries a pretty solid flavour, but it's also very refreshing.
O- Nice stuff, if only if were cheaper in the UK. I recently lived in Berlin for 3 years and certainly drank this there before, (it cost about Euro1.20/500ml bottle there!) just realised I'd never rated it here. Nice to try again.
BB: Sep-19. Bought from one of higher-end west London supermarkets.

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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, poured into a pint glass.

L---Dark golden color. Slightly cloudy. Thick white head stuck around for a while and then faded into nothingness. Excellent lacing.

S---Spicy, clove & pepper. There was also fruitiness (citrus & banana).

T---Same as the smell. Very consistent.

F---Somewhat creamy. Very well carbonated.

O---Not the best German Hefe, but better than any American imitators.

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Photo of eafowler7
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shanex
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopalongassidy
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoponit
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsippel
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwiech
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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