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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#5,609
Reviews:
1,719
Ratings:
4,659
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
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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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Photo of BoodahMoogle
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

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

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

Bottled sample.
Light Amber colour, poured a nice, creamy head.
Nose: bananas, burnt caramel, orange peel
Easy to drink, great balanced flavour and no bitter aftertaste.

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

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Volys
2.68/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

(inexperienced drinker) Pungent smell and flavor with light bitterness, consistent flavor throughout. Seems higher quality than imported price suggests, though not the most enjoyable flavor for an undeveloped palate

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with no clear born on dating; into a pint glass.
Appearance- a murky gold with bubbles that can be seen when looking closely; head is a thin white that leaves little lacing.
Smell- bananas, cloves, an assortment of bread and crackers, with a touch of orange sweetness!
Taste - flavors mimic what’s coming from the nose, with some fruity sweetness of banana and orange peel with balance from the dough and spice keeping the sweetness to a minimum!
Feel - a slightly creamy and light feel with a fantastic drinkibility due to the well balanced flavor presentation!
Overall- this brilliantly refreshing brew scores well in all categories, and I’m scoring even higher overall, as the price point is amazing at almost $1/bottle!

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Photo of zach_tateman
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bplabernie
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalinmunteanu
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ardar
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattie83
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drew-Mullins
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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