Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse | Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse
BA SCORE
83.3%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 4,528 ratings
Franziskaner Hefe-WeisseFranziskaner Hefe-Weisse
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:
#2,449
Reviews:
1,700
Ratings:
4,528
Liked:
3,773
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.82%
Alströms:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
1,190
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 4,528 |  Reviews: 1,700
Photo of Pohr10
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigusBurdus
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably one of my favorite Hefe's. Very smooth and mild in taste. I originally drank this while on vacation in Germany, and was very excited when a co-worker showed it to me on the shelf of a local store!

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Photo of tyjohnson55
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Theasylum89
4.97/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JustCamIt
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a clear plastic drinking cup resulting in a fluffy white head with a golden body and lots of small bubbles. Aroma is of toasted shredded wheat cereal. Tastes of wheat and clover honey. Mouthfeel is light and clean.

I drank the first 500ml bottle from a cup but the subsequent four 500 ml bottles were directly from the bottle. This might sound sacrilegious but I enjoyed this at a bbq party serving lamb cumin kebabs in China. The bbq was hosted by my wife's cousin who kept handing me bottles. Plus, very surprised that InBev owns this fine brewery.

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Photo of BadlandsPig
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a golden yellow with mild head into a tulip glass. Smell of citrus, wheat and malt flow from the bell. Wheaty forward flavor profile with an orange, lemon medium carbonated body which pulls you in for more.

I've had this brew on two occasions. Once from draught at Zeitgeist in the Mission district in San Francisco. That subject was by far the best example I've had of a German Hefe to date. The latter being from a tall bottle, of recent origin..... still very satisfying and representative of what a hefe can be.... but lacked a certain mouth feel which left me wanting.

I'm not a Hefe man by any means, but this takes the cake and shines through the rest.

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Photo of Nace4
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jh0104
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hossst
4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass, the appearance was a burnt yellow to orange color with a nice cloudy effect strung about it's body. Sustaining two fingers worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace, lace slid fairly quick in strings.
The aroma had a nice blend of banana esters, clove, sweet wheat and a tight play of some grassy hop effects.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the prior mentioned aromas and weaving in a tight semi-sweet sort of banana to wheat aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected. Quick sort of semi-spicy to wheaty structured to banana finish.
Overall, pretty nice hefeweizen, even if they're owned by a bunch of assholes. Only reviewing for my "hefeweizen" stats.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntomich
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dukeufo
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddoJay
4.92/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of trllte
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

yum, wheat

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Photo of TommyCable
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MinkyDog
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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