Franziskaner Premium Weissbier

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Ranked #11
Ranked #7,928
4.06 | pDev: 11.82%
Nov 07, 2023
Nov 13, 2001
Previously known as Hefe-Weissbier.
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Ratings by Hooded:
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12oz bottle poured into a Teku glass.
Look is a somewhat hazy golden yellow with two fingers of white head. The head has fairly good retention.
Smell is a little below medium in strength. The smell of vanilla is slightly strongest and bfollowed by banana, clove, funk, yeast and a musty smell. It has somewhat of a banana bread smell. The balance in the smell is outstanding but the musty smell lowers it to very good.
Taste is medium-low in strength. The taste follows the nose with the addition of a peppery taste. The flavor is very good. I'm very disappointed how light the flavor is. So, the light flavor makes it good at best.
Feel is medium in thickness. There's barely any creaminess which is extremely unfortunate for this style. Carbonation is medium. It's somewhat dry. The lack of creaminess is unforgivable.
Overall, this beer went down hill and then died with the feel. Hefeweizens are my favorite beer style. After this six-pack, I won't buy this beer again.
Jul 21, 2023
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500 ml can, poured in a Weissen-glass. Pours a hazy yellow golden colour, with a moderate two finger white head. Vivid carbination, small bubbles, fine foam, Biscuity smell, some sweetness, a bit of banana, little herby tanginess.
Smooth mouth feel, Very round, profound, bready tasts swith, develops sweet-sour fruity, green apple, with a tingly a bit more bitter aftertaste.

Excellent beer, great value for money.
Nov 04, 2023
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Reviewed by twoandeight

4.87/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Sort of citrusy, sort of tangy and sour. Goes down smoothly, kind of crisp, has a nice aftertaste, kind of lingers for a while but that tartness makes for an interesting aftertaste. It isn't a heavy flavor, it is kind of light, not hearty, but still a full beer. All around good beer
Nov 04, 2023
Rated: 4.81 by Dfosterf from Virginia

Nov 02, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Eychung from New York

Oct 25, 2023
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Rated by TheKiboko from Russia

5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Steady head, banana and clove aroma. Slightly bitter taste. Amazing Bavarian Weißbier.
Oct 25, 2023
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Reviewed by bearr from New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Fantastic beer, if you like the unique taste of hefeweizen! Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to find in upstate NY. Expiration date is on bottle which is not always the case for hefeweizens.
Oct 25, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Oct 25, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Oct 25, 2023
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Reviewed by JackM4

5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is either my #1 or #2 favorite beer, nothing bad to say about it. This is a true hefeweizen and comes in usually a little cheaper than the other popular german hefeweizens. Very thick and foamy feel to it, with a strong banana bread flavor that is perfect for enjoying during the colder months.
Oct 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by JoshuaPerraton from Ireland

Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by BurtonRed from England

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Sweet and banana with a gentle coriander finish, might be even better then weihenstephaner weissbeer. Possibly the most appetising beer to look at in a glass in the world.
Oct 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Taj_Mahal from Italy

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Outstanding, makes you wanna offer your wife to the Bavarian gods for gracing us with this electric Weissbier. Perfect crisp tasting of the sweet brothels of 1363, the year this great vessel of glory entered the world.
Oct 09, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 09, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 13, 2023
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Rated by Vlad11 from England

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
vanilla, cream, banana, clove, apricot. chewy, ends dry. very nice
Sep 02, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Sep 01, 2023
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Reviewed by nizzle8287 from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a chilled glass at about 38F. Pours a cloudy very light orange with an off-white head that sticks around for a while and leaves slight lacing. Smell is typical wheat and yeast, along with a slight musty bitterness that is actually quite pleasant. Taste is very nice with slight banana, wheat, vanilla and yeast. Very crisp and quite a dry finish. Carbonation is fairly high, which brings out the wheat character. Overall, great beer. I'll buy again if my beer store doesn't have Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier or Vitus .
Aug 19, 2023
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